How to: Root the Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi

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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:
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:
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:

Full support can be found at this XDA thread.

Cheers Chris and everyone else!



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