Looking to root your new Motorola Xoom, but don’t want to go through the command line? Luckily for you, there’s a nifty little Android app that will allow just that, with little know-how of command line or Android hacking required.
Of course, by using this method, or any other for that matter, you take full responsibility if something goes wrong and you end up with an expensive paperweight. Rooting your device will void your warranty, so that’s another though to keep in mind.
Now, to get into the nitty gritty, there are two different files you can choose to install. One file allows you to root and unroot your device, while the other install file only allows for rooting the Xoom. The root-only program is much smaller, which seems to be the only difference. We should note that the root-only app gives you the “unroot” option, but it just doesn’t work, so if you want the “unroot” option, you’ll want to go with the larger install file. Also, the WiFi-only Xoom method has been untested, and currently cannot be unrooted.
If you’re holding onto the 3G Xoom, you can also update to the latest build HRI66 with just one click as well.
To get started:
- Go into Settings > Applications> Development> and make sure that USB Debugging has been checked.
To use (Windows only):
- Download the file of your choice
- Unzip the file to a directory.
- Double click on the RootMyXoom EXE file
- Follow the instructions.
- You’re done!
All files can be found at the XDA thread below, so get to it!