How to Root Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi Only Version – Tutorial

Motorola Xoom LogoWhile the users cry foul about improper instructions and in correct instructions from various other forums, we are here to first come up with an article on how to root your Motorola Xoom WiFi on the Honeycomb 3.2.2 version. The reason on why we have to go through this rooting process is because there is an all new version of Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 Firmware which has arrived. So, to install the same in your Moto Xoom, you need to first root the same. Once the device is rooted, you will be in a position to not only customize the device with various custom ROMs but also you will be in a position to taste your device with the latest ever firmware which we will see over the next few coming days only on AndroidAdvices.com.

This update of 4.0.3 for Xoom arrives at a time when Google has recently added the source code for it to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). Please note that this version of rooting can only be applied to the devices which are ONLY Wi Fi version. Please note that if your device is Wi Fi + 3G one then soon we will be coming out with the instructions for your device too. Please note that these instructions can only be followed by the users who are on the Windows 7 / Vista based computers and not for the users on the Mac / Linux based computers.

Disclaimer: Please note that we should not be held responsible in any manner in whole or in parts if any damage is done to your device caused by updating the firmware which is a very unlikely event if you follow the instructions as mentioned in the article including the pre requisites and the procedure to update the tablet.

Backup all your data so as to ensure that all the data can be restored just in case if any data is lost or corrupted. With the help of below mentioned tips, you can easily backup or restore the data.

Note: Rooting Voids warranty, the only way you can un root he device is by restoring the factory firmware which too we have mentioned in the article.

Notes – Backup in the mail so that you can then restore manually
SMS Messages – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts Stored in Phone Memory – Sync with the Gmail application,
Videos, Images, Videos & Files etc.– Copy to internal / External SD Card,
Internet & MMS Settings – Backup all the settings from “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

So assuming that you have followed all the instructions properly from the above tips, you now need to proceed to the instructions which are mentioned below.

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  1. angel

    May 24, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    It is said, the tutorial is for Windows users only. But I don’t see no interaction with a PC. What’s the catch?

  2. Tyler T

    April 2, 2012 at 1:33 am

    hey ive gotten to every until the step of getting the files from my sd card.it gives me the option to download it from usb but then it doesnt recognize my sdcard,just displays “/…” and when clicked displays a”destination not found” kind of error. anybody able to help me out?thanks:)

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 7, 2012 at 1:01 am

      is it a wifi only version or the wifi + 3g version?

  3. luke

    March 20, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    hey to all of you who are still looking to flash and finding the link broken here is another link to the same file on mediafire good luck! http://www.mediafire.com/?yxm94zh33fdgv4b

  4. Rob

    January 11, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Man, I just spent the 30 minutes going over this whole thing, getting an sd card, prepping myself and I go to do the first step which is “download Pre Rooted Honeycomb 3.2.2 Firmware Zip Package” and I get a unable to connect error. Oh well, I gave it my best.

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 11, 2012 at 11:22 am

      its for only WIFI version and not for normal XOom!

  5. Shawn

    January 1, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Which ROM is this based on? The US GED version? Or some other ROM (Rest of World, Canadian etc).

  6. ed

    December 22, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Hi Sorry, I’m stuck in starting fastboot protocol support..I cannot get to the recovery console. how can I access it?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 22, 2011 at 7:07 pm

      please follow the proper instructions to root your xoom!

      • ed

        December 22, 2011 at 7:30 pm

        Which are? I cannot enter the Recovery Mode…

        • NeaL Pradeep

          December 22, 2011 at 7:37 pm


      • Kaotiq

        January 21, 2012 at 5:52 pm

        In response to ed, to get the tablet out of the “fastboot” state press the power button & the up volume button for about 3 seconds, it will restart, you can then try again. It gets in stat state when it can’t find a valid image, my guess is its not on the sdcard or at least not in the right place, not your fault, its the fault of those who wrote the tutorial

        • Pradeep Neela

          January 21, 2012 at 9:44 pm

          Rather than carving out a huge lengthy script like the one you mentioned, it will be better to let us know what issues you are facing!
          I hope you understand what we are saying!

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