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[GUIDE] How to install Android 4.4.4 based TeamEOS ROM on your Motorola Xoom

Motorola Xoom no longer receiving official software updates, it still gets attention from the developer community. The EOS project has been a popular supplier of custom ROMs for the Xoom, and the most recent version brings Android 4.4 KitKat support to the veteran tablet.
While the

KitKat has already arrived on the Xoom courtesy of OmniROM and CM11 (unofficial). Now check out the following guide on how to install Android 4.4.4 based TeamEOS ROM on your Motorola Xoom

[GUIDE] How to install Android 4.4.4 based CyanogenMod 11 on your Motorola Xoom

Motorola Xoom
The Motorola Xoom was released back in 2011 offering a pure Android experience, and has since been a great option for those looking for a powerful Android tablet. While the device no longer receives official software updates, it still gets attention from the developer community.

We have already posted a guide on how to update your Xoom to Android 4.4 KitKat using OmniROM. Now check out the following guide on how to update your Xoom to Android 4.4.4 using an unofficial CyanogenMod 11 ROM.

[GUIDE] How to perform a BigPart Repartition Upgrade on your Motorola Xoom

How to perform a BigPart Repartition Upgrade on your Motorola Xoom

The Motorola Xoom is a very significant device as it not only the first real Android tablet, but it is also the first unnamed Nexus tablet. Even though the Xoom was well specced and future proof when it was first launched, its 1GHz Tegra 2 processor and 1280 x 800 pixel resolution feel aged next to newer devices.

[GUIDE] How to install Android 4.4.2 based OmniROM 4.4.2 on your Motorola Xoom

The Motorola Xoom was released back in 2011 as a pure Android tablet and even though Motorola has since stopped supporting the device with updates, it remains a top device for developers. Because of this the XDA developer community has released an Android 4.4.2 KitKat-based OmniRom build which will bring Android 4.4 KitKat to the rooted Motorola Xoom.

If you are interested in trying out Android 4.4.2 on your Xoom, please check out our following guide on how to install Android 4.4.2 based OmniROM 4.4.2 on your Motorola Xoom

Motorola Xoom for Verizon receives new software update

The is receiving a new software update which brings the JZO54M software version and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Since the Xoom is not eligible for , this is the last version of Android this device will receive.

You will receive a notification when the update is available for your device, at which point you can initiate the OTA update by clicking Install Now. Make sure you are connected to your Wi-Fi connection and that you have your battery charged before installing the update.

Once you have installed the update your device will reboot and you will be returned to your Home screen.
If you missed the notification, the update message will appear periodically until you install the update. You can also manually initiate the update by heading to Settings > About Tablet > System updates. Select ‘Install Now’ and the update will be initiated.

With the update Verizon Xoom owners will get access to Google Now, which offers up-to-date notifications based on your information and location, Improved voice search, an adaptive keyboard that improves over time to help predict the user's next word, revised settings menu, added a search option to the YouTube app, the "Accounts & Sync" is now located in the accounts group, and enhancements to the modem to improve data connectivity.

You can learn more about the  update for your Motorola Xoom by following the source link below.


[Guide] How to root your Motorola Xoom

If you own a Motorola Xoom you probably know that Google has stopped supporting the device. This means you will have to Root your device and install custom ROMs if you want to install newer versions of Android.

There are several methods of rooting your device. But we have gone through several of them and come up with an easy guide which should quickly get you rooted and ready to install the ROM of your choice.

Motorola Xoom receives Android 4.2 Jelly Bean ROM

Motorola Xoom receives Android 4.2 Jelly Bean ROM

The Motorola Xoom has now been succeeded by the Google Nexus 10 which takes over as the new 10-inch tablet flagship for the company. Google also decided not to release  for the Xoom and the Google Nexus S with the release of its new Nexus lineup.

Google Nexus S and Motorola Xoom wont receive Android 4.2 from AOSP

Motorola XoomGoogle Nexus S

Today Google launched their new Nexus Series along with  for the Google Galaxy Nexus and the Google Nexus 7. Unfortunately Jean-Baptiste Queru, the Android Open Source Project technical lead, announced that the newest version of Android will not be made available for the Google Nexus S and the Motorola Xoom.

Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi is now receiving Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

Following the rollout of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean last week for the Google Nexus 7, the update has started rolling out for the Motorola Xoom (Wi-Fi) tablet. As a Google experience device the Xoom is one of the first to receive Android software updates similar to the Google Nexus Series.

The update is being offered OTA (Over-the-Air) and users should receive a notification when it is available for their devices. You can also manually check for the update by heading over to Settings > About tablet > Software Updates.

If you don’t want to wait for the update you could consider manually updating your Motorola Xoom to Android 4.1.2 using the following process:

[NOTE] The first guide is for users who have not rooted your devices. Ensure you have the Android SDK or a tool which can invoke ADB commands
  1. Download the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean (JZO54K) update file for your Motorola Xoom (Wi-Fi).
  2. Connect your device to your computer.
  3. Reboot and enter Android Recovery mode using the command adb reboot recovery.
  4. Open command prompt (CMD in Windows, Terminal in Linux or Mac) and type the following:
    adb sideload
  5. Once the file has been transferred to the device you will get a message similar to the following:
    sending: 'sideload' 100%
  6. The update should now start installing on your device.
  7. Once setup is complete, reboot and you should now have the latest version of Android on your Motorola Xoom (Wi-Fi)
If you are updating from stock Android you can find a method to install Android 4.1.2 on your Xoom here. Since stock Android on your Xoom doesn’t detect SD cards, you will require a USB Host-Cable and a USB thumb drive before you proceed with that guide.

If you have rooted your Motorola Xoom, you can Download the rooted version of the Android 4.1.2 JZO54K OTA update and find the instructions on installing the files by following the source link.

The update will mainly offer bug fixes and performance improvements for the Xoom, along with the ability to expand/collapse notifications with one-finger gestures.


Motorola Xoom WiFi receives Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update

We recently reported that users who had signed up in the Motorola Feedback forum were receiving invitations to partake in a soak test, which turned out to be Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean.

It turns out the tests have been successful as the Jelly Bean update has started to roll out to a wider audience. The rollout will initially be for a limited set of users, and will continue to an even wider crowd based on the feedback.

To check if your Motorola Xoom WiFi is eligible to receive the Jelly Bean update, head over to Settings > About Tablet > System Updates.

Remember that this update is currently only being rolled out to a few lucky owners of the Motorola Xoom in the U.S. (MZ604). Other variants including the Verizon Xoom along with international users will have to wait until the various updates are approved by your carriers.

While you wait for the update you can check out the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean change-log for Motorola Xoom.

Are you one of the fortunate few to have received the update? Let us know in the comments section.

Motorola Xoom All in One tool for rooting, unlocking, backup and more…

XDA Developers Forum member XxLordxX has released an all in one tool for the , which allows you to easily root, unroot, install ClockworkMod Recovery and even unbrick your device.

Full instructions on how to use the tool follows:

The tool is very easy to use and requires you to make inputs into a command prompt window. The full list of the available features are as follows:

  • Complete Backup Tool
  • Bootloader Unlocker Tool
  • Bootloader Locker Tool
  • Install CWM
  • Restore Tool

  • Root Tool
  • Unroot Tool
  • App Install
  • Unbrick Xoom Tool
  • Dual Recovery Tool

  • Ensure your device is adequately charged before you proceed with the tool.
  • Please make sure you perform a before you continue.
  • This tool only works on Windows PCs.
  • Download the Lord AIO Tool and extract it (C:\LAIOT)
  • Download and install Motorola Xoom drivers for Windows.
  • Download stock files for your Motorola Xoom (required for unrooting or unbricking your device using the AIO tool).
  • Make sure the USB Debugging is enabled on your device from Settings > Developer options.
Run the LordAIOTool.bat file once your have connected your device to the computer. You can follow the onscreen instructions for the various steps.

If you have installed the latest Android versions as an OTA update, the Rooting process may fail, this may require you to manually restore a stock version of Android before proceeding.

Installing ClockworkMod Recovery

This tool lets you easily install Clockworkmod recovery. In order to successfully install CWM Recovery, you may have to unlock your bootloader.

[NOTE] Unlocking the bootloader will result in your device being wiped, so please make sure you take appropriate backups before you continue.


Users who are looking to root their device, will have to first install CWM Recovery. Sometimes you may receive a message stating that the SD card wasn’t detected during the rooting process. In this case just click Try again and it works fine.

If you have any questions please leave them in the comments section which follows:

Motorola Xoom WiFi receives Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean Soak Test

The is currently receiving a soak test of Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean for users  registered in the Motorola Feedback Network.

Check out the detailed chang-log of Android Jelly Bean on the Motorola Xoom which follows:

Android 4.1.1, Jelly Bean Software Update for the Motorola XOOM™ WIFI in the U.S.
Introduction - We are pleased to announce a new software update for the Motorola XOOM™ WIFI in the US. This Android 4.1.1 (JRO03H) software update includes numerous enhancements. Upgrade today for peak performance.

Who Can Use This Release - ALL Motorola XOOM U.S. WIFI users.

After downloading and installing the software release, you will notice:
  • Improved User Interface and Response - Android 4.1.1, Jelly Bean, is the fastest and smoothest version of Android yet. Moving between home screens and switching between apps is effortless, like turning pages in a book. Jelly Bean makes your Android device even more responsive by boosting your device’s CPU instantly when you touch the screen, and turns it down when you don’t need it to improve battery life.
  • Expandable, Actionable Notifications - Now you can take action directly from the notifications shade. And because the notifications are expandable, you can get an even deeper look into the things that matter most, like multiple emails or photos on Google+.
  • Widgets work like magic - With Jelly Bean it’s now even easier to personalize your home screen. As you place widgets on the screen, everything else automatically moves to make room. When they’re too big, widgets resize on their own. Interacting with your favorite apps and customizing your home screen has never been easier. Seamlessly view and share photos - Just swipe over from camera to filmstrip view to instantly view the photos you just took, and quickly swipe away the ones you don’t like. Now sharing--and bragging--are a breeze.
  • A Smarter Keyboard - Android’s dictionaries are now more accurate, more relevant. The language model in Jelly Bean adapts over time, and the keyboard even guesses what the next word will be before you’ve started typing it.
  • Improved Text-to-Speech Capability - With improved text-to-speech capabilities, voice typing on Android is even better; it works even when you don’t have a data connection.
  • Accessibility - With Jelly Bean, blind users can use 'Gesture Mode' to reliably navigate the UI using touch and swipe gestures in combination with speech output. Jelly Bean also adds support for accessibility plugins to enable external Braille input and output devices via USB and Bluetooth.
  • Voice Search - Android lets you search the web with your voice, and it’s convenient for getting quick answers on the fly. It speaks back to you and is powered by the Knowledge Graph, bringing you a precise answer if it knows it, and precisely ranked search results, so you can always find out more.
  • A new look for Search - Android has search at its core. With Jelly Bean, a redesigned experience uses the power of the Knowledge Graph to show you search results in a richer way. It’s easier to quickly get answers and explore and browse search results.
If you own a Motorola Xoom you may want to head over to the Motorola Feedback Forum for a chance to test of Android Jelly Bean on your device.


Motorola Xoom receives Android 4.1 Jelly Bean port

The was the first tablet to feature  and now it is set to become one of the first tablets to receive .

Meanwhile, developers have managed to brings a port of Android Jelly Bean to the Xoom which will allow enthusiasts to get an early look of the latest version of Android on their tablets.

[NOTE] This is a preview release of Ice Cream Sandwich and we do not recommend installing it unless you are aware of the consequences. You may experience loss of data or device malfunction if you do not follow the guide properly. Please proceed at your own risk.

It is important to note that the only reference tablet with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean onboard is the . Since the Galaxy 7 has a phone like interface we are not sure how Google will choose to implement the tablet UI on the the larger Motorola Xoom.

If you want to try out the Jelly Bean ROM for the Motorola Xoom, head over to XDA Developers for the files.

You can search this blog for information on rooting your device and guides on how to install custom ROMs.

Motorola Xoom - Review

Motorola Xoom - Review

The Motorola Xoom was the first tablet to run Android 3.0 Honeycomb. The device  features a 10.1-inch touch display, up to 64GB of internal storage which can be expanded through microSD, a 5 MP camera which is capable of 720p HD video capture, a secondary camera for video calls, and is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM.

Motorola Xoom for Verizon recieves Android 4.0 ICS software update with change-log

The Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update has started rolling out for the . The ICS update offers several features and improvements.

The detailed change-log of ICS for the Xoom for Verizon follows:

  • Email, Messaging and Data
  • 4G LTE upgrade issues resolved.
  • Device successfully connects to 4G LTE network immediately after DUAL IMSI switch.
  • Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) policy improvements.
  • EAS security and sync fixed.
  • Optimized EAS setup.
  • Enhanced Client Conversions with EAS.
  • Email search now available.
  • Improved email folder ordering.
  • Updated Browser with faster rendering, zoom and pan features.
  • Users have the ability to save pages for offline reading and desktop versions of websites.
  • Updated “People” application to integrate with Google+ and other social networks.
  • Improved text input and spellcheck.
  • Down arrow added in browser navigation bar.
  • Improved device stability.
  • Pressing the power button locks the device when you have a pattern, pin or password lock enabled.
  • App launcher has been redesigned to allow app dragging to get information, uninstall and disable.
  • Can launch camera from Lock screen.
  • Added effects during video recording.
  • Single motion panorama mode.
  • Added photo editor to the Gallery application.
  • Updated widget controls to allow expansion and contraction to show more content.
  • New system font (Roboto) for improved readability.
  • Improved screen rotation response time.
  • Optimized widget sizes.
  • Improved device stability limits the number of resets.
  • Improvements to Mobile Hotspot connectivity
The ICS update will be offered OTA (Over-the-Air) is 107.9 MB in size and the process is estimated to take 25 to 30 minutes to complete.


If the update notification is not appearing you can follow our guide to manually update the Motorola Xoom on Verizon with Android ICS.

[Guide] How to manually update Motorola Xoom for Verizon with Android 4.0 ICS

The has started receiving the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) update.

The update which is being offered OTA (Over-the-Air) is 107.9MB in size and is estimated to take 25 to 30 minutes to complete.

If for some reason you are unable to receive the update OTA you can use the following guide to manually upgrade your Motorola Xoom with Android ICS.

DISCLAIMER Improper use of this guide may result in loss of data or malfunctioning of your device. Please proceed at your own risk.

NOTE Makes sure you are on Android build HLK75H before you continue.

NOTE You will require a USB host cable and a USB Drive. This guide should also work through a standard SD card, but has not been tested
  1. Download Android 4.0 ICS build IMM76L.
  2. Copy the file into the root of your USB drive or SD card.
  3. Turn off the device.
  4. When you switch your device back on, hold Volume Down until you see ‘Android Recovery’.
  5. Press Volume Up to enter recovery mode.
  6. When you see the Green Android logo press Power + Volume Up.
  7. Connect your USD drive to the USB host cable and then onto your device.
  8. Scroll down to ‘apply update from USB drive’ and select it with the Power button.
  9. Scroll and select the .zip update file and select it using the Power button.
  10. Wait for the update to finish.
If you manage to manually update your Xoom using another method, please share it with us in the comments section which follows.


Motorola Xoom on Verizon gets Android 4.0 ICS starting June 4

The is finally getting its share of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). While the Wi-Fi variant users are already using the latest version of ICS on their device, users of the the 4G LTE version of the Xoom will start receiving the latest version of Android starting Monday June 4th.

It is quite disappointing that the Xoom has taken a backseat to its ICS share, given that it was the first Android tablet to feature Honeycomb. However Verizon’s Xoom users can finally start enjoying the many features and improvements which come with Android 4.0.

The carrier has also promised added functionality, including speech-to-text, a built in photo editor and the ability to dismiss notifications individually.

So for everyone out there who has been impatiently waiting for ICS on your Verizon Motorola Xoom, your wait will finally be over tomorrow. Once you have updated, please share your thoughts and experiences in the comments section which follows.


[Guide] How to root your Motorola Xoom (Wi-Fi / 3G) using a One Click method

The Motorola Xoom was the first Android Honeycomb tablet to reach the masses and as a Google device is generally first in line for the latest versions of Android.

So with the latest version of Android you may find yourself constantly looking to root your device. The following guide will show you how to root your Motorola Xoom ( / ) models using a One Click method.

[NOTE] The following process will erase all content on your device, Please make sure you make a backup of your information before you proceed.

[NOTE] The method currently works only with the US variants of the Motorola Xoom. If you are using an EU model or are uncertain of the model you are using please do not proceed.

[DISCLAIMER] DJ’s Mobiles nor the developers of the mod will be responsible for any loss of data or device malfunction which may occur from improper use of this guide. Please proceed at your own risk.
  1. Download the One Click Rooting tool.
  2. Extract the compressed file to a location on your computer.
  3. Plug in your device to your computer using a USB cable.
  4. Right click on the Xoom One Click .exe file and select Run as Administrator. [You can use Shift and Right Click or simply double click to open on older versions of Windows].
  5. Click Root and follow the onscreen prompts to complete the process.
That’s it. Your Motorola Xoom should now be fully rooted and allow you to install/load custom ROMs

[UPDATE] The tool is currently being updated to support EU Models of the Motorola Xoom. If the file is not available on the download link, please check back later.

source - XDA Developers

[DEAL] Motorola Xoom (Wi-Fi) 32GB for $330

If you have been on the lookout for a tablet deal you may be in luck. The 32GB variant of the Motorola Xoom (WiFi) is for sale at just $329.99. What's more it’s a brand new device and not a refurbished unit as you would expect for that price.

The Motorola Xoom features a 10.1 inch touch display, up to 32GB of internal storage, a 5 megapixel rear camera for photos and 720p HD videos, a 2 megapixel in the front for video calls, and is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM.

The Xoom is one of the devices in the front line for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as it is a pure Google device.

So if you are interested in getting your hands on this deal click the following link and grab it while it lasts.


source - 1SaleADay

[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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