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How to: Re-lock the Motorola XOOM Bootloader to Receive Updates (Updated)

Motorola informed the world last night via Twitter that the first update for the XOOM (HRI66) would start rolling out today, and with this being a developer device, they were also kind enough to release files to get everyone back to stock who had rooted and unlocked.  Remember, this update is minor, but it prepares your XOOM for Flash 10.2 which we now know is being released on March 18.  Yay Android.  

Update:  It’s sounding like you may not need to re-lock or unroot to receive this update.  We’re on the hunt for confirmation, but would also appreciate any info you all can provide should the update appear on your rooted/unlocked XOOM.

Update 2:  Instructions for manually updating have been posted.

Update 3:  Definitely do not need to re-lock anything to update.  Instructions are up.

Instructions:

*You’ll need the Android SDK for this.  You should already have it if you unlocked though.

1.  Download this file to your computer:  HRI39.zip (you may have to register)
2.  Extract the contents into your Android SDK Tools folder.
3.  Open a command prompt from within your Android SDK Tools folder.

*Make sure nothing is selected and hold SHIFT+Right click – select “Open command window here.”

4.  Type:  adb reboot bootloader
5.  Type:  fastboot flash boot boot.img
6.  Type:  fastboot flash system system.img
7.  Type:  fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
8.  Type:  fastboot flash userdata userdata.img
9.  Type:  fastboot erase cache
10.  Type:  fastboot oem lock
11.  Your XOOM will now re-lock and you should be ready for the update.

Thank you Motorola.

  • Anonymous

    i did the relocking steps and when i trys to reboot now it says failed to boot lnx 0×0004
    startong rsd mode 2
    what should i do

  • Anonymous

    i did the relocking steps and when i trys to reboot now it says failed to boot lnx 0×0004
    startong rsd mode 2
    what should i do

  • Anonymous

    i did the relocking steps and when i trys to reboot now it says failed to boot lnx 0×0004
    startong rsd mode 2
    what should i do

  • Anonymous

    i did the relocking steps and when i trys to reboot now it says failed to boot lnx 0×0004
    startong rsd mode 2
    what should i do

  • Anonymous

    i did the relocking steps and when i trys to reboot now it says failed to boot lnx 0×0004
    startong rsd mode 2
    what should i do

  • Anonymous

    i did the relocking steps and when i trys to reboot now it says failed to boot lnx 0×0004
    startong rsd mode 2
    what should i do

  • Anonymous

    i did the relocking steps and when i trys to reboot now it says failed to boot lnx 0×0004
    startong rsd mode 2
    what should i do

  • Anonymous

    i did the relocking steps and when i trys to reboot now it says failed to boot lnx 0×0004
    startong rsd mode 2
    what should i do

  • Anonymous

    i did the relocking steps and when i trys to reboot now it says failed to boot lnx 0×0004
    startong rsd mode 2
    what should i do

  • Anonymous

    i did the relocking steps and when i trys to reboot now it says failed to boot lnx 0×0004
    startong rsd mode 2
    what should i do

  • Anonymous

    i did the relocking steps and when i trys to reboot now it says failed to boot lnx 0×0004
    startong rsd mode 2
    what should i do

  • Anonymous

    i did the relocking steps and when i trys to reboot now it says failed to boot lnx 0×0004
    startong rsd mode 2
    what should i do

  • Anonymous

    i did the relocking steps and when i trys to reboot now it says failed to boot lnx 0×0004
    startong rsd mode 2
    what should i do

  • Anonymous

    i did the relocking steps and when i trys to reboot now it says failed to boot lnx 0×0004
    startong rsd mode 2
    what should i do

  • Anonymous

    i did the relocking steps and when i trys to reboot now it says failed to boot lnx 0×0004
    startong rsd mode 2
    what should i do

  • Anonymous

    i did the relocking steps and when i trys to reboot now it says failed to boot lnx 0×0004
    startong rsd mode 2
    what should i do

  • Anonymous

    i did the relocking steps and when i trys to reboot now it says failed to boot lnx 0×0004
    startong rsd mode 2
    what should i do

    • Anonymous

      please help

  • Micky

    am i going to get the update even if i dont have the service from verizon and i hotspot of my phone or wifi only or
    i have to do something different here?

  • ColoradoTom

    OK. So I successfully updated to 3.0.1 on a rooted/unlocked Xoom. It does appear to have wiped root. When I attempt to “adb shell chmod 4755 /system/bin/su”, it tells me “unable – blah blah blah, read only file system”..

  • Imajinaxn

    I wish we could pull updates like motoblur. That was the only thng it was good for lol.

  • http://g123k.free.fr/ g123k

    It is not Android 3.0.1, because it is HRI66 !

  • Anonymous

    Just an FYI.

    A dude on XDA who is unlocked/rooted got the update pushed to him and installed just fine. He didn’t lose root, either.

    • Mike

      Oh good to know, thanks.

    • Anonymous

      link to thread? I saw one thread about it but no confirmation on whether it worked.

    • Anonymous

      I figured this would happen, which is why I have yet to re-lock. :)

      • Anonymous

        Same here.

        I stayed unlocked and rooted because I knew that it was probably not necessary to return to stock, or that XDA would find a way to update without losing root. Also, I JUST got everything set how I like it. I don’t want to have to set everything up again. :P

        • Mii

          I got the update running a 1.5 OC kernel, it failed to install though and i got the android with the yellow ! and it booted back me back into HRI39. If you don’t relock and just install the update(assuming it actually works), does doing that cause you to lose your data? Or is it the process of relocking before installing the update that causes you to lose everything? I have a couple of game saves i want to back up.

      • Anonymous

        Hey, Kellex,

        Just wanted to make sure you see the update in my OP so you can update the main story. People should know they don’t have to relock and that getting root access back is simple.

        Still waiting on my update, but I’m glad to know it will let me keep all my stuff.

    • Anonymous

      Confirmed: People running the OC kernel will also get the update and update smoothly and maintain 1.5 GHZ OC

  • Mike

    If this wipes data, since we don’t have SD card support to backup anything, this kinda sucks. Any possibility of a rooted version of the update, or some other option? I find this inconvenient to wipe everything every time just to get updates from Moto.

    • Anonymous

      I would hold out for a bit. Wait until the update starts rolling out. Have a feeling you won’t need to re-lock.

  • Anonymous

    The update itself has been said to leave all data intact. BUT having to re-lock WILL wipe data.

  • Anonymous

    I am waitiing for one of these Devs to make this a simple one or two step auotmated process lol Yes it’s easy just typing and downloading the tools sdk and all, but still. This is the world of automate hacking LMAO!!!!

    • Anonymous

      You really should learn to do this stuff manually. It’s good for you to know exactly what you are doing to your device. 1-clicks are essentially the devil.

      • Mike

        I agree. First time I rooted my Droid was way back when there were no 1 click solutions. Its a good thing learning about what your doing. As long as you follow directions carefully, you should be fine.

      • Anonymous

        I would normally agree with you and I learned to Root my OGD by going
        through all of the steps too. But then came ROM Manager and the simple many
        Root applications out there. I understand where you’re coming from but, in
        about a month or two Koush or someone will have this process done. And
        Everyone will be on board Rooting their Xoom automatically.

      • Anonymous

        Here is a link I promised u to send http://srinformatique.com/about.html

  • http://twitter.com/RobTheITguy Rob Rowald

    Yes it wipes your data

  • Anonymous

    anybody know if data will get wiped during the process of locking, updating and unlocking again?

    • Anonymous

      Haven’t done it yet, but guessing it will wipe.

    • http://twitter.com/TriadX1 B. Sando

      Yes, re-locking wipes your data and all internal storage. I did it last PM in prep for the update and my Xoom is now as clean as day one. Before I did it I just connected the USB, and backed up all the data, so I did not loose anything…

      • droidrev71

        well mine didn’t boot up as it came out of the box. there was some pre installed music and something else that has been erased. not a huge thing at all just pointing it out..

  • Mike

    Does this erase data?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1501095082 Chris Hughes

      DO you not read the 100 other posts above you?

      • Mike

        If you change the comment sorting to oldest first, you would see I asked this question before anyone else.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1501095082 Chris Hughes

          If you had read the article in the post, you would see your question was already answered.

  • UGA414

    much appreciated