Android Phone Tips

Android Phone Tips
In order to root the Motorola XOOM, you will need adb (Android Debug Bridge) and fastboot installed on your computer. A client, which runs on your development machine. Other Android tools such as the ADT plugin and DDMS also create adb clients. 

The server manages communication between the client and the adb daemon running on an emulator or device. Once installed, you can find the adb tool in <sdk>/platform-tools/. Or directly in the tools folder of the Android SDK folder.

Whether sticking to stock or flashing custom ROMs (manipulated versions of the operating system) is your bag, you can make Android entirely yours. Of the powerhouse Android manufacturers, Motorola is probably the most against rooting and hacking. If unsigned software was flashed to the device, it would not boot until signed software was reinstalled. Fortunately, developers got smart and found a workaround. 

The bootloader on their tablet is extremely easy to unlock and re-lock; it takes one command in a command prompt and a little know-how. I've rooted and hacked every Android device I've ever owned, and nothing has been so easy to unlock and root as the XOOM. It could also be that BLUR isn't installed on the XOOM. Considering it's 100% Google's software, Motorola probably couldn't care less what you do with it.

As with most Android devices, it was only a matter of a few hours after launch until the Xoom was rooted, allowing would-be tinkerers access to the nuts-and-bolts of the device’s Android operating system. The companies even say they will be accepting fully-rooted devices for the upgrade, but if the new hardware doesn’t stick, it’s on your head. All  Motorola XOOM tablets on the Verizon Wireless network are eligible to  receive an upgrade to support 4G LTE. For  devices that are returned unlocked, Motorola will attempt to complete  the upgrade, but may be unable to update the software. 
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