[Guide] How to download and install Android 4.0.3 ICS on the Motorola Xoom

The Motorola Xoom features a 10.1 inch display, 5 megapixel camera, up to 32GB of internal storage and is powered by a dual core processor. It has been a little over a year since it was released at the CES 2011 running Android HoneyComb and it is now in line to receive Android Ice Cream Sandwich.

Owners of the Wi-Fi version of the Motorola Xoom in the U.S. who are members of the Motorola feedback group are already receiving notifications on the availability of the Android 4.0.3 update for their device.

If you have not received a notification don't worry you can follow our guide on how to update your Xoom to the latest version of Android.

NOTE - If you have updated your device to a non stock Android ROM, please make sure you downgrade your device to build version HTK75D before proceeding

NOTE - This update is only applicable to the U.S. version of the Motorola Xoom

DISCLAIMER - DJ's Mobiles will not be responsible for any loss of data or malfunctioning of your device which may occur from following this guide. Please do not proceed unless you are aware of the consequences of running unofficial updates.

  1. Download the Android 4.0.3 update file.
  2. Place the downloaded .zip file on teh root folder of a flash drive
  3. Connect the flash drive to your Xoom using a host cable
  4. Enter Recovery mode on your device
    • Reboot your device
    • Once you see the Motorola logo wait for a couple of seconds
    • Press and hold Volume Down button.
    • The Android recovery logo will appear on the top right
    • Press Volume Up to select it
    • Once you have booted into recovery you will see only the Android logo on your screen.
    • Apply the update through the stock recovery.
    • To leave recovery mode press Volume Up + Volume Down together. and reboot
That't it. You should now be running Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich on your Motorola Xoom.

source - TalkAndroid

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