How to Root and Install Custom Recovery in Motorola Xoom WiFi on ICS Android 4.0.3 Firmware

The Motorola Xoom WiFi carries the slogan that it’s everything a tablet should be. And naturally, because it’s an Android device, the Motorola Xoom WiFi has the potential to become even more through the wonders of rooting. Not only will you be able to enjoy the Motorola Xoom WiFi’s promised performance, but you’ll also be able to push it a little harder with custom ROMs.

In this guide, you will learn two things: how to root your Motorola Xoom WiFi and install a custom recovery image on it. Be warned however that rooting voids the warranty. The only way to restore the warranty is to restore the factory firmware.

Before we begin with the rooting process, there are a few things you’ll need to do or remember:

  • Back up all your data, in case your data becomes corrupted or is lost during the rooting process. Better to be safe than sorry.
  • Ensure that your device has at least 60% battery life so that it does not shut off in the middle of the rooting process.
  • Enable USB Debugging. You can do so through Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging.
  • This guide is for the Motorola Xoom WiFi that has been updated to the latest Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich firmware. This guide may or may not work for other Xoom models or other firmware versions. So, proceed at your own risk.

Step-by-step Instructions

The rooting process involves three steps. The first is to download the required files and copy them to your device. The second is to install ClockworkMod Recovery on your Motorola Xoom WiFi. The third is to install Superuser. Once you’ve met all the requirements, you can proceed:

Downloading and Copying Required Files

  1. Download the Superuser package from here. Save it to your computer.
  2. Download the ClockworkMod Recovery image from here. Save it to your computer. Rename it as “recovery.img” (without the quotes).
  3. Connect your device to your computer using a USB cable.
  4. Copy the Superuser package and the ClockworkMod Recovery image to the root of your device’s SD card.
  5. Disconnect the device from your computer.

Installing ClockworkMod Recovery

  1. Turn off your device.
  2. Reboot your device into fastboot mode.
  3. Connect the device again to your computer using a USB cable.
  4. Open a command prompt window and issue this command without the quotes: “fastboot flash recovery recovery.img” This command will push the recovery image into the device.
  5. Once the recovery image has been pushed successfully, the device will reboot.
  6. Disconnect the device from your computer.
  7. ClockworkMod Recovery will now have been installed on your device. You can now move on to the next part of the tutorial.

Installing Superuser

  1. Turn off your device.
  2. Reboot the device into recovery mode. You can do this by holding the Volume Down button as soon as you see the Motorola logo while the device is booting up.
  3. In recovery mode, select “Flash Zip from SD Card”.
  4. Select “Choose Zip from sd card”, then select the Superuser package that you copied to your device earlier.
  5. The package will be flashed to your device.
  6. Reboot into normal mode afterwards.

Congratulations! You have successfully rooted your Motorola Xoom WiFi. You can now you can enjoy a variety of custom ROMs and tweaks on your device.

Related posts:

  1. How to Root and Install ClockworkMod Recovery on Motorola XOOM Running Android 4.0.3 ICS
  2. How to Install Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 on your Motorola Xoom WiFi
  3. How to Root and Install Custom Recovery in Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 – Tutorial

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By | 2012-01-08T12:00:13+00:00 January 8th, 2012|Android Related, Just the Tablets|0 Comments

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