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  1. enjoylife949's Avatar
    Either get the Motorola Camera Connection kit, which is really just a USB adapter cable, or get an OTG (On The Go) generic USB adapter. Even though I have had my WiFi Xoom since day 1, I am just now getting the accessories I should have had long ago. I have a Thinkpad USB keyboard with trackpoint which works great via USB. Recently I also got the speaker dock, bluetooth keyboard and mouse since they were on sale.
    01-14-2012 12:56 PM
  2. SamuriHL's Avatar
    Yea, the camera connection kit is currently 7.99 at best buy. I'm thinking about grabbing one at some point this weekend just to have it. I got an OTG cable from hong kong on ebay for 5 bucks and it works just fine. But you definitely need a host mode (On The Go) cable to do it.
    01-14-2012 01:07 PM
  3. trunks527's Avatar
    Yea, the camera connection kit is currently 7.99 at best buy. I'm thinking about grabbing one at some point this weekend just to have it. I got an OTG cable from hong kong on ebay for 5 bucks and it works just fine. But you definitely need a host mode (On The Go) cable to do it.
    Really? Heading there tonight lol

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    01-14-2012 01:19 PM
  4. SamuriHL's Avatar
    Really? Heading there tonight lol

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
    They may be out of them. Apparently they're getting rid of all Xoom accessories or some such nonsense. But if you can find one, that's a great price.
    01-14-2012 01:22 PM
  5. nicholasdejohn's Avatar
    I wish there was a way to do this with out needing the OTG cable. No one around has one and I can't connect to my Xoom with out it.
    01-14-2012 01:28 PM
  6. SamuriHL's Avatar
    I don't have any experience with Xoom updates, but, I had a theory that no one has confirmed or denied. *IF* you can update a rooted Xoom, theoretically you could put the update in /system/cache and the run the update check. It MIGHT find it. I don't know. Just a theory. And I don't know if a rooted Xoom can install updates.
    01-14-2012 01:30 PM
  7. harold42483's Avatar
    Not to be a noob, but how do I connect a USB to this bad boy?

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    I used this and a usb stick

    Amazon.com: Micro USB Male to USB A Female Adapter: Electronics

    It was cheap only $2 or so and it worked great
    01-14-2012 01:59 PM
  8. Berry me a G's Avatar
    Not working for me...
    I have a unrooted U.S. wifi xoom. I have downloaded the zip file and placed it on my usb stick. I am entering into recovery mode fine and selecting the zip (using usb stick and moto camera cord) but keep getting..... E:failed to seek in/tmp/sideload/package.zip (invalid argument)... and ...E:signature verification failed followed by..."installation aborted"

    I know on droid life it says i need to install clockwork recovery but Im finding this confusing.
    "Move the image file over to wherever your adb and fastboot files are set up in your computer.".....I have no idea where my fast boot files are. Can I create a folder?
    I have a feeling im making this more complicated then it truly is but still..kinda lost and some simple steps to install clock work or zip install would be most appreciated.
    01-14-2012 01:59 PM
  9. harold42483's Avatar
    Not working for me...
    I have a unrooted U.S. wifi xoom. I have downloaded the zip file and placed it on my usb stick. I am entering into recovery mode fine and selecting the zip (using usb stick and moto camera cord) but keep getting..... E:failed to seek in/tmp/sideload/package.zip (invalid argument)... and ...E:signature verification failed followed by..."installation aborted"

    I know on droid life it says i need to install clockwork recovery but Im finding this confusing.
    "Move the image file over to wherever your adb and fastboot files are set up in your computer.".....I have no idea where my fast boot files are. Can I create a folder?
    I have a feeling im making this more complicated then it truly is but still..kinda lost and some simple steps to install clock work or zip install would be most appreciated.
    OK here's what we are an do.. For now press and hold volume up and power to do a reboot.

    Next delete that file on your usb stick then redownload the same file via droid-life.. Make sure it's not in any folder just place the. Zip file at the top of the directory on the usb stick. I let me know how I goes.. I wouldn't use clockwork recovery. I seeing as there is no need to root that is.
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    01-14-2012 02:19 PM
  10. Berry me a G's Avatar
    ok..so still not working and my finger is going numb from pressing that stupid volume button
    unfortunately same invalid message....but i did notice that when I download the file from droid life that I get two "parts". one is the standard zip but shows no MB the other is the same file name but ends in "zip.part" and has 85.9 mb. know anything about that? How big is the file when you download it?
    01-14-2012 02:38 PM
  11. SamuriHL's Avatar
    That means your download isn't finishing.
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    01-14-2012 02:41 PM
  12. Berry me a G's Avatar
    ok. do you know what might cause that? does anybody have another link? just trying to work my way thru this
    01-14-2012 02:45 PM
  13. SamuriHL's Avatar
    01-14-2012 02:47 PM
  14. Berry me a G's Avatar
    Thanks for your help and patience...another xoom owner now on ICS!!!
    01-14-2012 03:04 PM
  15. SamuriHL's Avatar
    Excellent! Glad I could help.
    01-14-2012 03:05 PM
  16. thelostsaint's Avatar
    silly question tho, how do you know if its the lte or wifi only?
    01-14-2012 03:21 PM
  17. SamuriHL's Avatar
    If what is LTE or wifi only? The update? That's easy...the LTE version ain't out yet. If you're asking about whether the Xoom is LTE or wifi only, well, um, no comment on that one!
    01-14-2012 03:23 PM
  18. thelostsaint's Avatar
    well i just got mine today, and just learning everything and trying to catch up, but not sure if my xoom is wifi only, or LTE..
    01-14-2012 03:27 PM
  19. SamuriHL's Avatar
    When you look in settings, wireless & networks, do you have options for tethering & portable hotspot and mobile networks?

    http://www.xoomforums.com/forum/moto...wifi-xoom.html

    That should help, as well.
    01-14-2012 03:33 PM
  20. harold42483's Avatar
    well i just got mine today, and just learning everything and trying to catch up, but not sure if my xoom is wifi only, or LTE..
    Lte has Verizon branding on the front of the device. The wifi has only motorola branding.
    01-14-2012 04:51 PM
  21. GeordieLaforge's Avatar
    But what do you do if your pc doesn't "see" the Xoom with the OTG cable attached? I have had this ongoing problem with my laptop being connected to the Xoom but not "seeing" it. All I get is that an MTP device is connected (yes, I have gone to Motorola's website and downloaded all the drivers) but when I go to the Device Manager, it does something really strange...the dropdown list will appear and it will show the MTP Device (not Xoom...just MTP Device), then the list will minimize and re-maximize and show MTP Device with a "!", then it will minimize/re-maximize and show MTP Device without the "!" and continue this way until I finally just disconnect it.
    01-15-2012 07:22 AM
  22. SamuriHL's Avatar
    Huh? The otg cable isn't for connecting to a PC. It's to allow you to plug a USB flashdrive in.

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    01-15-2012 07:33 AM
  23. GeordieLaforge's Avatar
    Okay...guess I was misunderstood the abbreviation. So..the OTG cable allows you to connect a USB flashdrive (where do you get one?) but whatever the connecting cable is called that allows you to connect the PC to the Xoom is my first issue since I can't do anything if the pc doesn't see my Xoom, right?
    01-15-2012 08:41 AM
  24. SamuriHL's Avatar
    If you're just trying to do this update the the PC connection doesn't matter at all. (I'd still try to fix that but it has nothing to do with this update...and who knows maybe the update will cure that for you) A USB flash drive is just one of those little sticks that plug in and are used like any other drive on your machine. Plug it into the PC, copy the update to the root folder, plug in the otg adapter on the xoom, plug the flash drive into that, and reboot into recovery. To do that can be tricky. When the dual core screen comes up, count to 3 and hit volume down. If it says android recovery, hit volume up. When you get the pic of the Droid and the ! hit power and volume up to bring up the recovery menu. From there you should be able to flash the update.

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    01-15-2012 08:48 AM
  25. thelostsaint's Avatar
    Okay...guess I was misunderstood the abbreviation. So..the OTG cable allows you to connect a USB flashdrive (where do you get one?) but whatever the connecting cable is called that allows you to connect the PC to the Xoom is my first issue since I can't do anything if the pc doesn't see my Xoom, right?
    well if you dont want to wait, or you can find one at a local store, try that, or you can try to make yours

    ( )

    or you can buy one here : http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...cUvbUpU1555900
    01-15-2012 09:07 AM
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