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Motorola XOOM 4G Receives CyanogenMod 9 Nightly Goodness, Sayonara Honeycomb

Recently, the CyanogenMod team released CM9 nightlies for the Motorola XOOM 4G. For owners of the world’s first 4G LTE tablet, this may come as a huge upgrade, seeing as how Verizon is still having troubles pushing the official Ice Cream Sandwich update to your device. CM9 will bring ICS, a ton of customizable options, and the relief that your device will finally receive the updates and developer support it so deserves. 

In order to flash CM9, you will need to have unlocked your bootloader (adb knowledge required) and rooted your tablet. From there, it is as simple as just flashing a zip file. For those of you who are daring enough to take the leap into the custom ROM world with the XOOM 4G, follow the rabbit hole down below at the via link.

Via: CyanogenMod

Cheers Nathan!

  • scott

    I got tired of the wait and so glad when I rooted and flashed with Team EOS. Only issue and it is resolvable is renting google movies.

  • iNfAMOUS70702

    that mascot is hideous….should’ve kept the skateboard andy

  • Rooting is nice but there are times I miss being able to use the Google Play Movies part on a rooted tablet. Netflix is rather lacking and until Amazon does something to allow streaming I honestly think I am going to leave my XOOM stock. I keep going back to stock for some reason or another. I even took my GNex back to stock but that was to get the IMM76K update installed. Short of a few of the backup apps I have no reason to be rooted since there is such minimal bloatware on the GNex and XOOM anyway.

  • Aokp

  • azndan4

    Mascot… so… ugly….

  • steveliv

    i am trying hard to stay stock. my nexus is still stock because the one thing i needed root for i can do unrooted (tethering via FoxFi). i would rather not unlock/root my xoom, but come on Verizon, every tablet under the sun is getting official ICS updates…get the lead out!

  • Addinsx

    This would be awesome, but I still haven’t figured out to root my Xoom… Got my OG Droid, Eris, Droid X, and Nexus….but the Xoom continues to frustrate me.

    • Hey i was having the same problem but i found this tool called Xoot try that i think i found it on rootwiki or just google it hope that helps

      • Charles

        Did you use this on a 4G Xoom? Just curious, because the website doesn’t guarantee that it will work with the 3G/4G version.

        • Addinsx

          I am reading everything over now, as I also have a 4G Xoom and I’m not sure I understand enough about abd to attempt this

          • Ray

            not difficult really the tool does most of the work

          • Addinsx

            Thanks, after about 5 hours or so of working on it. I was able to get it done! Now no device has escaped my root.

        • Ray

          yes i have a 4g xoom and it worked

  • Running the Nightly EOS as well. Some builds had issues but most are rock solid.

  • akazerotime

    I’m using Pete’s version. It may take a lot for me to make a switch. I’m sure CM9 will have the same “acquiring IP” loop all the ICS roms have had.

    • I, too, have been using Pete’s nightlies without an issue.

  • ocdtrekkie

    Very tempting to stop being stock, but I still am not fond of the idea.

    • MikeCiggy

      Don’t be scared! It’s a whole wonderful new world in ‘root-land’

      • Cam

        Yea, but it’s a slippery slope. It starts with one ROM, then another, then custom radios, tweaks here and there. It turns into a hobby really quickly.

        • EC8CH

          resistance is futile

      • ocdtrekkie

        It’s not scared, it’s more like… not happy with the idea. I prefer carrying stock devices because I don’t really have time to mess with rooted devices, prefer the security of non-rooted devices, etc. Oh, and I’m a Motorola fan, so most of my devices would be much harder to root too (Xoom being the exception).

        And the biggest reason I like remaining stock, is then I can make fun of iOS folks who *have* to jailbreak to do anything useful with their devices. All stuff mine can do stock.

        • ocdtrekkie

          For the record, I have flashed ROMs on devices that were not mine for people in the past, so I’ve done it before, it’s just not something I use personally.

        • TheOiulkj

          It’s definitely true that android is a powerful device even without root. idk why people are voting you down.

          But I admit that I’ve wasted a fair amount of time in root-land, and I always have a backup that’s at least less than a week old because I’m always tweaking my phone. For the average person, and if your phone does just what you want it to, root isn’t “needed” in fact, you can do a lot of things without root that you needed root for in the past. free tethering and taking screenshots for example.

          For me though, it’s root or brick trying.

  • I’ve been running AOKP now for weeks with Android 4.0.4

    Also, it was marketed as the world’s first 4G tablet but it WASN’T. The sammy Gtab 10.1 LTE hit the shelves before the upgrade process rolled out.

    • Actually, it was marketed as the first Honeycomb tablet, and it was.

  • ASDF

    Good news for Xoom 4G users. Suck it Verizon

  • Michael Forte

    I’ve been running ICS on my 4G Xoom for months now thanks to Team EOS nightlies.

    • kixofmyg0t

      Same here.

      Currently running EOS release 2.0 with Tiamat 3.0 overclocked kernel and Rogue touch recovery.

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