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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:

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Full support can be found at this XDA thread.

Cheers Chris and everyone else!

  • 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 :D

  • 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 :D

  • 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 :D

  • 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 :D

  • 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 :D

  • 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 :D

  • 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 :D

  • 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 :D

  • 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 :D

  • 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 :D

  • 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 :D

  • 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 :D

  • 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 :D

  • 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 :D

  • 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 :D

  • 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 :D

  • 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 :D

  • 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 :D

  • 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.

  • http://twitter.com/cheese cheese

    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 :(