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XOOM WiFi Receiving Android 4.1.2 – OTA Update File Made Available for Stock and Rooted Users

Over the weekend, owners of the XOOM WiFi began to have their tablets updated to Android 4.1.2. If waiting for the roll out to make its way to your tablet is not in the cards, then the OTA update file has been made available for both stock and rooted users. 

For starters, if you still haven’t received the OTA, you can try the trick of going into Settings and Apps menu and clearing the Google Framework Services data, then checking to see if there’s an update. If you’ve tried that and still no luck, you can download the official OTA file straight from Google’s servers here. If you need instructions on how to apply the update, we have some written on this post.

If you live dangerously and your XOOM is rooted, a rooted version of the OTA has been made available on XDA and you can find instructions below by following the via link.

Via: XDA

Cheers Shawn, Inspector Butters, Tanuj, and Brett!

  • CynicX

    Now if Verizon would get their butts in gear and push ANY Jelly Bean update to the LTE version! I shouldn’t need to root a Google device for updates.

  • hkklife

    I love seeing these updates to the old warhorse Xoom. It makes it SO much easier to blacklist certain companies such as Asus and Sony who refuse to support their devices to JB that are otherwise identical (or better, in some other cases) in specs to the Xoom, especially wi-fi tablets. In many ways, the Xoom was the first and only “nexus” device to really trump everything else on the market spec-wise when it launched.

    What a shame the GED Xoom line did not continue. If they had made it thinner/lighter, added an IPS screen and given it the abiliity to charge over microUSB, it’d still be a superb device even today. Moto did all of those things on the Family Edition and Xyboards, but those were ruined with Blur and having LTE versions promoted over wi-fi versions.

  • tzoller

    Reset Google Framework and update arrived in the hills of NC

  • Just received in Texas (via WiFi obv)

    As expected, I can’t tell any differences

  • I don’t care what anyone says I’m so glad i bought the wifi Xoom

    • Agreed. It’s on the heavier side than some out there, but I haven’t had one regret from buying this tablet.

      • Sobr0801

        Loved my Xoom so much, would have never sold it if I wasnt switching to Windows Ecosystem

      • michael arazan

        It’s holding it’s value too, like averages $200 with wifi & JB on ebay.

  • I miss my Xoom, but I have the N7, so it’s all good!

  • David Henry

    Gotta love the Xoom. Whether it is branded or not, it was the first Nexus tab

  • BA_Carroll

    I got my notification while reading this article just now.

  • Andrew

    did a check for updates the standard way and got the update on first check

  • Well since Google updates the Verizon Xoom as well, maybe this means our update from Google is coming soon. Hopefully VZW won’t need an additional 2 months to test this update considering that it’s such a minor update, and the fact that VZW has had the 4.1.1/JRO03H update to play with since early August. Ugh. Owning a VZW Xoom is very frustrating.

  • wickets

    Thanks…i wonder when the gsm GN update is going to roll out en force

    • akong702

      I just got 4.1.2 update for my Galaxy Nexus. Think they are rolling out now. So far, I’ve noticed my signal strength is better, and not dropping.

      • wickets

        I have it on my vzw gn and I thought the signal improvement was a function of my vodka consumption….good to know it might actually be reaL

  • KleenDroid

    Oh Boy, good stuff