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    Default [GUIDE][VZW Version] Rooting the Moto Xoom [2-24-2011]

    This method is now depreciated, please go here: http://forum.androidcentral.com/xoom...ing-stock.html
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    Reserved.
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    Working on busy box now.
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    Awesome write up! Xoom is set to be great tablet.
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    To add busybox:

    Mount /system as read/write (you can use root explorer for this if you want)

    and then install busybox from the market, it may give you an error message but verify it's installed by either going to adb shell or a terminal and typing:


    busybox
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    Why isn't this stickied?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudvayne622 View Post
    Why isn't this stickied?
    Great question, best how to guide I've seen yet. Any chance you are going to do a guide for overclocking as well.. pleeeasseeee
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    OK so Im thinking of doing this just to get all of my completed Angry Birds levels back. But stupid question forthcoming. I know how to open a command prompt but I haven't done one using ADB. Is it the same thing as opening a normal command prompt and then just type the directory as shown in the second picture?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudvayne622 View Post
    OK so Im thinking of doing this just to get all of my completed Angry Birds levels back. But stupid question forthcoming. I know how to open a command prompt but I haven't done one using ADB. Is it the same thing as opening a normal command prompt and then just type the directory as shown in the second picture?
    Yup, you just open the command prompt where the SDK downloaded the adb executable.

    If you get the new version of the sdk you should copy the adb and the adb dll file over to the tools directory so it's easier for you.
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    I get nothing past the adb remount?
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    silly me didnt move the adb file over to tools :/
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    Root! Thanks for the write up very easy.

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    Sweet!
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    why unstick this?
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    Just bumping this to the top since it's not stickied anymore. I had a hell of a time finding it the other day when I needed it.

    Thanks for the write up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by macewank View Post
    why unstick this?
    Agreed, this really should be stickied.
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    I will add this to the unlock guide (that is stickied) and update the SDK instructions (eventually lol) - hopefully this evening.
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    hi guys, noob here, i followed the instructions and everything is going smoothly til i have to enter the line "ln –s /system/bin/su /system/xbin/su" it says ln –s /system/bin/su /system/xbin/su: not found

    can someone help me with this please????
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    Quote Originally Posted by kkevk3 View Post
    hi guys, noob here, i followed the instructions and everything is going smoothly til i have to enter the line "ln s /system/bin/su /system/xbin/su" it says ln s /system/bin/su /system/xbin/su: not found

    can someone help me with this please????
    Make sure you did this step:

    adb push su /system/bin/
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    i did do that, i followed the steps as mention
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    i still cant root my xoom, any other suggestions?
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    Did the su push over OK?
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    i just tried it again, still no luck, i even tried redoing everything from first step down. was i suppose to copy something else in to the tools folder? i copied the 3 files that was in the xoomroot folder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kkevk3 View Post
    i just tried it again, still no luck, i even tried redoing everything from first step down. was i suppose to copy something else in to the tools folder? i copied the 3 files that was in the xoomroot folder.
    you got it right, you should have rootboot.img, su, Superuser.apk.

    then at one point you push over su

    then the point you're stuck at is creating a link with that file, which shouldn't be a problem, but a quick workaround would be this:

    adb push su /system/xbin/
    So instead of linking you just have the same file in two places. There's no good reason why it's not working for you though.
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    how do you know if you successfully pushed su over?
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