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How to: Root the Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi

If you bought a Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi this weekend, hopefully you didn’t try to root it the same way we all did with the 3G/4G version because there is a chance you would have bricked it.  This is slightly different, but not all that difficult if you have a decent grasp on adb commands.  Yes, adb commands.  It’s time you all start to learn these and get your Android SDK setup properly.  Update:  1-click method added.

All credit to the members of XDA forums for this method.

1-Click Instructions:

*WARNING* – This method is pretty much untested.  Proceed with extreme caution.  Read the support thread below first.  We don’t want anyone bricking their brand new XOOM.

1.  Download this file:  RootMyXOOMNOUNROOT.zip
2.  Unzip the tool and all of the folders and files into a directory.  (i.e. c:\xoom )
3.  Run the Xoom One Click EXE tool and follow the instructions. Read the prompts carefully.

Full support for 1-click can be found at this XDA thread.

Manual Instructions:

*You will need the newest Moto USB drivers. [Download]

1.  Download this file to your computer:  xoomwifiroot.zip
2.  Unzip it and drop all files into your Android SDK Tools (or Platform-Tools) folder.
3.  Open a command prompt from within the Tools folder.
4.  Unlock the device’s bootloader with these commands:

adb reboot bootloader
fastboot oem unlock
adb reboot bootloader

5.  Once it boots back up, enter the following commands in adb:

fastboot flash boot boot.img
fastboot reboot
adb remount
adb push bcm4329.ko /system/lib/modules/bcm4329.ko
adb push cifs.ko /system/lib/modules/cifs.ko
adb push tun.ko /system/lib/modules/tun.ko
adb push scsi_wait_scan.ko /system/lib/modules/scsi_wait_scan.ko
adb push su /system/bin
adb shell ln -s /system/bin/su /system/xbin/su
adb shell chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
adb push Superuser.apk /system/app
adb push vold.fstab /system/etc/vold.fstab
adb reboot
adb shell

6.  Enjoy being rooted!

Here is a video tutorial which starts after you unlock the bootloader:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsVpY0PDwtQ[/youtube]

Full support can be found at this XDA thread.

Cheers Chris and everyone else!

  • disgruntled

    lot of use this is since US government have bricked the download links

  • Guest

    Step 4, not working for me… please watch Vid. and help! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bROUZh7GRI

  • paul44

    any one know where i can get one click rooting tool

  • Anonymous

    Just got my wifi xoom on sunday & have struggled with whether or not to root. Have had my ogd1 rooted for quite a while, & love that, but i’m wondering how much support there is for honeycomb. Also, does anyone know if doing this will wipe your data? I’d like to maybe have drocap & titanium backup, but not sure if I would have a need for many more root-only apps.

  • Ekessick

    This Worked great!!! Keep up the Good work!

  • Jwtyler

    Raah! Thanks for mentioning my tool. * cough * ( heh hehe I said my tool. No I never did grow up… )

  • Will rooting my wifi xoom stop me from getting future updates? The only need to root would be adfree, droid overclock, set cpu, or dropcap… not really worth doing if I wont be able to receive the update that activates the micro sd slot in my opinion…. if someone knows if the update is coming or not would help… but im not ready to root yet… hopefully soon someone will make a root/unroot app similar to z4root to make it brainlessly easy to unroot.

  • Anonymous

    *Update*

    Got my WiFi Xoom last night and everything is well in the world.

  • Jeremy Gentry

    Ordered my xoom from costco website and IT ALREADY CAME! can’t wait to get home to mess around with it! 🙂

  • Princesation

    QUESTION: I paid for Quickoffice via their website on my computer. How do i install it on my Xoom ? BTW the code for the 30% off is HD30 . so the 14.99 becomes 9.99

  • Princesation

    QUESTION: I paid for Quickoffice via their website on my computer. How do i install it on my Xoom ? BTW the code for the 30% off is HD30 . so the 14.99 becomes 9.99

    • Larry

      Thank you for the code. Installation is similar to the Amazon App Store. You will get an email from QuickOffice. It will have a link to d/l the program. Click on that and allow the d/l to complete. Make sure you have previously set your xoom to allow installation from outside sources. To do that.. Settings –> Applications –> check unknown sources. Install the program and done!

  • Anonymous

    Just called BestBuy in my town and they said that they have not received any wifi units yet however, there is 1 at staples, and hopefully i can snag it when I get off work 😀

  • Anonymous

    Just called BestBuy in my town and they said that they have not received any wifi units yet however, there is 1 at staples, and hopefully i can snag it when I get off work 😀

  • Anonymous

    Just called BestBuy in my town and they said that they have not received any wifi units yet however, there is 1 at staples, and hopefully i can snag it when I get off work 😀

  • Anonymous

    Just called BestBuy in my town and they said that they have not received any wifi units yet however, there is 1 at staples, and hopefully i can snag it when I get off work 😀

  • Anonymous

    Just called BestBuy in my town and they said that they have not received any wifi units yet however, there is 1 at staples, and hopefully i can snag it when I get off work 😀

  • Anonymous

    Just called BestBuy in my town and they said that they have not received any wifi units yet however, there is 1 at staples, and hopefully i can snag it when I get off work 😀

  • Anonymous

    Just called BestBuy in my town and they said that they have not received any wifi units yet however, there is 1 at staples, and hopefully i can snag it when I get off work 😀

  • Anonymous

    Just called BestBuy in my town and they said that they have not received any wifi units yet however, there is 1 at staples, and hopefully i can snag it when I get off work 😀

  • Anonymous

    Just called BestBuy in my town and they said that they have not received any wifi units yet however, there is 1 at staples, and hopefully i can snag it when I get off work 😀

  • Anonymous

    Just called BestBuy in my town and they said that they have not received any wifi units yet however, there is 1 at staples, and hopefully i can snag it when I get off work 😀

  • Anonymous

    Just called BestBuy in my town and they said that they have not received any wifi units yet however, there is 1 at staples, and hopefully i can snag it when I get off work 😀

  • Anonymous

    Just called BestBuy in my town and they said that they have not received any wifi units yet however, there is 1 at staples, and hopefully i can snag it when I get off work 😀

  • Anonymous

    Just called BestBuy in my town and they said that they have not received any wifi units yet however, there is 1 at staples, and hopefully i can snag it when I get off work 😀

  • Anonymous

    Just called BestBuy in my town and they said that they have not received any wifi units yet however, there is 1 at staples, and hopefully i can snag it when I get off work 😀

  • Anonymous

    Just called BestBuy in my town and they said that they have not received any wifi units yet however, there is 1 at staples, and hopefully i can snag it when I get off work 😀

  • Anonymous

    Just called BestBuy in my town and they said that they have not received any wifi units yet however, there is 1 at staples, and hopefully i can snag it when I get off work 😀

  • Anonymous

    Just called BestBuy in my town and they said that they have not received any wifi units yet however, there is 1 at staples, and hopefully i can snag it when I get off work 😀

  • Anonymous

    Just called BestBuy in my town and they said that they have not received any wifi units yet however, there is 1 at staples, and hopefully i can snag it when I get off work 😀

  • Larry

    I’m a rooter and i like to screw around with ROMs and stuff, but i think it’s premature to root this. Unless a z4root comes out and i can unroot immediately I think we could have trouble with honeycomb updates.

  • Larry

    I’m a rooter and i like to screw around with ROMs and stuff, but i think it’s premature to root this. Unless a z4root comes out and i can unroot immediately I think we could have trouble with honeycomb updates.

  • Larry

    I’m a rooter and i like to screw around with ROMs and stuff, but i think it’s premature to root this. Unless a z4root comes out and i can unroot immediately I think we could have trouble with honeycomb updates.

  • Larry

    I’m a rooter and i like to screw around with ROMs and stuff, but i think it’s premature to root this. Unless a z4root comes out and i can unroot immediately I think we could have trouble with honeycomb updates.

  • Larry

    I’m a rooter and i like to screw around with ROMs and stuff, but i think it’s premature to root this. Unless a z4root comes out and i can unroot immediately I think we could have trouble with honeycomb updates.

  • Larry

    I’m a rooter and i like to screw around with ROMs and stuff, but i think it’s premature to root this. Unless a z4root comes out and i can unroot immediately I think we could have trouble with honeycomb updates.

  • Larry

    I’m a rooter and i like to screw around with ROMs and stuff, but i think it’s premature to root this. Unless a z4root comes out and i can unroot immediately I think we could have trouble with honeycomb updates.

  • Larry

    I’m a rooter and i like to screw around with ROMs and stuff, but i think it’s premature to root this. Unless a z4root comes out and i can unroot immediately I think we could have trouble with honeycomb updates.

  • Larry

    I’m a rooter and i like to screw around with ROMs and stuff, but i think it’s premature to root this. Unless a z4root comes out and i can unroot immediately I think we could have trouble with honeycomb updates.

  • Larry

    I’m a rooter and i like to screw around with ROMs and stuff, but i think it’s premature to root this. Unless a z4root comes out and i can unroot immediately I think we could have trouble with honeycomb updates.

  • Larry

    I’m a rooter and i like to screw around with ROMs and stuff, but i think it’s premature to root this. Unless a z4root comes out and i can unroot immediately I think we could have trouble with honeycomb updates.

  • Larry

    I’m a rooter and i like to screw around with ROMs and stuff, but i think it’s premature to root this. Unless a z4root comes out and i can unroot immediately I think we could have trouble with honeycomb updates.

  • Larry

    I’m a rooter and i like to screw around with ROMs and stuff, but i think it’s premature to root this. Unless a z4root comes out and i can unroot immediately I think we could have trouble with honeycomb updates.

  • Larry

    I’m a rooter and i like to screw around with ROMs and stuff, but i think it’s premature to root this. Unless a z4root comes out and i can unroot immediately I think we could have trouble with honeycomb updates.

  • Larry

    I’m a rooter and i like to screw around with ROMs and stuff, but i think it’s premature to root this. Unless a z4root comes out and i can unroot immediately I think we could have trouble with honeycomb updates.

  • Larry

    I’m a rooter and i like to screw around with ROMs and stuff, but i think it’s premature to root this. Unless a z4root comes out and i can unroot immediately I think we could have trouble with honeycomb updates.

  • Larry

    I’m a rooter and i like to screw around with ROMs and stuff, but i think it’s premature to root this. Unless a z4root comes out and i can unroot immediately I think we could have trouble with honeycomb updates.

  • Larry

    I’m a rooter and i like to screw around with ROMs and stuff, but i think it’s premature to root this. Unless a z4root comes out and i can unroot immediately I think we could have trouble with honeycomb updates.

  • Larry

    I’m a rooter and i like to screw around with ROMs and stuff, but i think it’s premature to root this. Unless a z4root comes out and i can unroot immediately I think we could have trouble with honeycomb updates.

  • mecasull

    so, if things are different… does that mean that future roms will not be compatible across the 4g wifi versions?

    • Anonymous

      It shouldn’t be hard to make two versions of roms… the wifi and 3g/4g models are different, but not so different that ROMs become severely incompatible. Don’t worry, any roms that come out will support both!

    • Anonymous

      It shouldn’t be hard to make two versions of roms… the wifi and 3g/4g models are different, but not so different that ROMs become severely incompatible. Don’t worry, any roms that come out will support both!

    • Anonymous

      It shouldn’t be hard to make two versions of roms… the wifi and 3g/4g models are different, but not so different that ROMs become severely incompatible. Don’t worry, any roms that come out will support both!

    • Anonymous

      It shouldn’t be hard to make two versions of roms… the wifi and 3g/4g models are different, but not so different that ROMs become severely incompatible. Don’t worry, any roms that come out will support both!

    • Anonymous

      It shouldn’t be hard to make two versions of roms… the wifi and 3g/4g models are different, but not so different that ROMs become severely incompatible. Don’t worry, any roms that come out will support both!

    • Anonymous

      It shouldn’t be hard to make two versions of roms… the wifi and 3g/4g models are different, but not so different that ROMs become severely incompatible. Don’t worry, any roms that come out will support both!

    • Anonymous

      It shouldn’t be hard to make two versions of roms… the wifi and 3g/4g models are different, but not so different that ROMs become severely incompatible. Don’t worry, any roms that come out will support both!

    • Anonymous

      It shouldn’t be hard to make two versions of roms… the wifi and 3g/4g models are different, but not so different that ROMs become severely incompatible. Don’t worry, any roms that come out will support both!

    • Anonymous

      It shouldn’t be hard to make two versions of roms… the wifi and 3g/4g models are different, but not so different that ROMs become severely incompatible. Don’t worry, any roms that come out will support both!

    • Anonymous

      It shouldn’t be hard to make two versions of roms… the wifi and 3g/4g models are different, but not so different that ROMs become severely incompatible. Don’t worry, any roms that come out will support both!

    • Anonymous

      It shouldn’t be hard to make two versions of roms… the wifi and 3g/4g models are different, but not so different that ROMs become severely incompatible. Don’t worry, any roms that come out will support both!

    • Anonymous

      It shouldn’t be hard to make two versions of roms… the wifi and 3g/4g models are different, but not so different that ROMs become severely incompatible. Don’t worry, any roms that come out will support both!

    • Anonymous

      It shouldn’t be hard to make two versions of roms… the wifi and 3g/4g models are different, but not so different that ROMs become severely incompatible. Don’t worry, any roms that come out will support both!

    • Anonymous

      It shouldn’t be hard to make two versions of roms… the wifi and 3g/4g models are different, but not so different that ROMs become severely incompatible. Don’t worry, any roms that come out will support both!

    • Anonymous

      It shouldn’t be hard to make two versions of roms… the wifi and 3g/4g models are different, but not so different that ROMs become severely incompatible. Don’t worry, any roms that come out will support both!

    • Anonymous

      It shouldn’t be hard to make two versions of roms… the wifi and 3g/4g models are different, but not so different that ROMs become severely incompatible. Don’t worry, any roms that come out will support both!

    • Anonymous

      It shouldn’t be hard to make two versions of roms… the wifi and 3g/4g models are different, but not so different that ROMs become severely incompatible. Don’t worry, any roms that come out will support both!

    • Anonymous

      It shouldn’t be hard to make two versions of roms… the wifi and 3g/4g models are different, but not so different that ROMs become severely incompatible. Don’t worry, any roms that come out will support both!

  • Jeff

    Do we really think the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will out due the Xoom?

  • Jeff

    Do we really think the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will out due the Xoom?

  • Scribbles395

    I’m a big fan of android and moto but I went to best buy and is it just me or do the colors on the xoom look washed out. I have the Htc thunderbolt and colors on this thing are Awsome. I had the x before. Now I’m not sure if I should wait for the gtablet. Little help please. And I’m not a nub had android since the g1.

  • Mth2134

    Next up:
    How to root dx gingerbread. ??
    Please? 🙂

  • Anonymous

    If all goes well i will be getting a wifi xoom when I get off from work this evening. However, are there really that many advantages yet for rooting a xoom, With screenshot capability coming in an update soon?

    • Mr Josh Zombie

      Adfree and Samba file sharing are the reasons why I root.

  • Mazz0310

    I did this on my wifi xoom yesterday and it worked perfectly.

  • if you don’t want to run the commands, there is a one-click Root Available for 3G and WiFi Xoom.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1011196

  • somethingwired7

    Now if only I had a Xoom to try this on 🙁