Today you can pick up a Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi for just $349.99. The tablets are refurbished, but still, one might want to take advantage of this deal if you enjoy having updates before anyone else. Easily unlockable and rootable, these tablets are lots of fun.
Thinking of picking one up?
The Android 3.2 update for the Moto XOOM 3G on Verizon is now available for all users. On Thursday it was for a very select group of test members, so it’s looking like no one had any major problems. If you’re still not seeing the 3.2 update on your 3G XOOM, then see this post for a manual download of the zip. Enjoy the update.
Cheers Jordan, and Ryan!
While other Honeycomb tablets are just now receiving Honeycomb 3.1, the Motorola XOOM is prepping to receive the latest Gooogle concoction labeled 3.2. Over at the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), a member with an email ending in “@google.com” spoke of a Motorola XOOM update coming within a few days.
3.2 is said to bring Honeycomb functionality to tablets with smaller screens, so beyond that, we don’t exactly know how it will affect the XOOM. Guess we’ll all find out sooner, rather than later.
Via: AOSP, Android Central
Could this be the start of something great? The first deodexed XOOM ROM by Team Tiamat has arrived. The team states almost all XOOMs can flash the ROM (yes you must be rooted) and in most cases you won’t even have to wipe your data. With the arrival of the first flashable ROM, can we expect more to come and maybe even some themes? List of features and instructions after the jump. (more…)
With SD card support being added to the XOOM late last week, we knew the Clockwork Recovery would be soon to follow. And sure enough, it was released yesterday, allowing those of us with XOOMs to create full nandroid backups to our SD cards and feel much better about our hacking adventures.
Full support thread including download and instructions here.
*Pro Tip – When inserting an SD card, do not drop it in the SIM slot or you may be sending your XOOM back to Motorola to have them fish it out. Yeah, I’m talking about me.
Update: Fixed my XOOM! A T5 screwdriver and 4 screws later and I fished it out.
Cheers Graham and Luis!
The Motorola XOOM shipped with an inactive SD card slot that was extremely annoying to everyone looking to purchase one, especially when we weren’t really given a time table as to when we could expect an update to fix it. Well, thanks tot he folks at XDA, the wait is over. A new kernel has been released for rooted users that will enable the SD card…and I’m speechless.
*Note – Haven’t had a chance to test this myself yet, but will be doing so momentarily.
Full set of instructions can be found at this XDA thread.
Cheers Will and Luis!
Your Motorola XOOM is about to get awesome-er. Thanks to XDA member sangreal06, XOOM owners can now enjoy the CRT screen-off animation (in portrait), enjoy desktop versions of websites without having to re-do the “about:debug” trick over and over, send SMS messages (fees apply), and even attempt to make calls (no working mic though). It was only a matter of time, right? And if you want to get around the SMS fee part of this, just activate Google Voice and your texts are free. (more…)
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. (more…)