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    Thanks, Mrhost!
    You have been great during all this, helping me root an device, and not threatning me along the way,
    thanks for your help, I really do appreciate it!

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    Probably will unlock the boot loader, after backup my photos and songs ( all my apps are covered in my Google account), root from there, during that I would install CWM etc, then flash an new ROM, maybe..
    If anything goes wrong I will load the stock ROMS.
    Just need to buy an SD Card...



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    Probably would use Cornea or LordAIO to root my XOOM.
    Have an excellent Easter!

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    To MrHost.
    For my 100th post, I would like to congratulate you for your contribution to Android Central Forums, and hope you have an great day, an Sunday or Monday, depends where you live. Anyway have an good Easter!
    Good wishes for the future,
    SpiralBorg.

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    Anyway, if I flash the HoneyComb USA ROM, on my Australian XOOM, will I be able to access
    the Australian Google Play Store, and would I receive Australian or US updates.
    Does Google know you location, as they never ask you for an option, via GPS or wifi?
    I don't want to travel all around the internet looking for an Australian MZ604 ROM!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiralBorg View Post
    Anyway, if I flash the HoneyComb USA ROM, on my Australian XOOM, will I be able to access
    the Australian Google Play Store, and would I receive Australian or US updates.
    Does Google know you location, as they never ask you for an option, via GPS or wifi?
    I don't want to travel all around the internet looking for an Australian MZ604 ROM!

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    You would get all US downloads (updates and play store). You might be able to get the Australian play store since you will have root.

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    Happy Easter to you as well.

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    You, too.
    But, say, I bought an unlocked phone, from US or something, wouldn't I get Australian updates and access Australian
    Play Store? I do have an Australian Google Account.

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    Dosent Android know I live in Australia?

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    Not as far as the system version cares. As I understand it at least. The US checks a certain server address, while I'd expect the non US version checks another. If you can locate the play store on your current install, you should be able to use it in whartever ROM you choose.

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    Do sent Android check your IP?

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    Not for updates. They use Mac address on the wifi is what it looks for since you would be running the US version, it is logged that way. IP would be unreliable cause it changes in general.

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    So I can still update?
    Just US updates, which is better anyway!
    I've been told that even if you have an US ROM, you still only get Australian Play Store, and Australian Updates.
    I guess people have their own opinion.

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    Mine is an assumption based on what I do know. In most cases using a custom ROM , will not get an OTA update from the maker of the ROM an never from motorola.

    Since it logs the mac address and the version it is using that is how it looks for updates. When an update comes out for specific version it goes through that version list of mac addresses and sends out beacons to the mac addresses. Then they report back with a yes sir.

    hopefully that makes sense.

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    I just asked an unlocked-phone website about this conundrum.
    Apparently, even if the phone was an US phone, it checks your location, carrier, MAC, IP and account country.
    All this helps justify the Play Store and OTA updates.
    I'll probably ask some other websites for an averaged answer.
    I guess all my silly questions are solved, oh well..
    Have an great Day.

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    You will need to root first, then install CM recovery or twrp, make a complete nandroid backup through the recovery before you install a new ROM. This is the only way I know to do it. The best thing to do is read and read some more, there are lots of tutorials on rooting on xda forums. Hope this helps you. Good luck.

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    I could find an ROM online, though Australian Stock ROMs, are nearly impossible to come by.
    Is it possible to use an US ROM on an Australian device?

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    If you are rooting you dont need to back up ur rom, it doesnt change ur rom..rooting unlocks ur phone so u can do things like change ur rom. I only backed up contacts n apps before rooting which really isnt nessecary unless u do factory reset, then after u root u can change ur rom(after u bck up ur stock rom) of course
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