ALL Xooms Will Be Upgraded To LTE Whether Locked and Rooted or Not

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Awesome. But I will probably wait to root till after the upgrade anyway. Just so I don't have to fool with resetting to factory defaults
I recall instructions somewhere that noted users had to encrypt their Xooms before shipping them to Motorola for the LTE upgrade, but wasn't there something in there as well about having to perform some kind of reset? From what I read I just remember thinking that the LTE upgrade would reset everything except the data... sure want to be wrong on this!
 

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I recall instructions somewhere that noted users had to encrypt their Xooms before shipping them to Motorola for the LTE upgrade, but wasn't there something in there as well about having to perform some kind of reset? From what I read I just remember thinking that the LTE upgrade would reset everything except the data... sure want to be wrong on this!

The only thing I specifically remember seeing was that it would be a good idea to back up the entire xoom locally, which I guess is a good idea, even though I have no idea how to do that at this point. The rumors that were floating around were that you would need to put it back to factory defaults if you had rooted before sending it back, ie loosing all data. But Matt kinda cleared that up in the Moto post above. The upgrade would be made on rooted devices but they make no guarantee the software would be able to be upgraded.

I guess we will see when we get instructions from either Moto or in my case Verizon since I signed up with them to get the update as soon as it was available.
 

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I recall instructions somewhere that noted users had to encrypt their Xooms before shipping them to Motorola for the LTE upgrade, but wasn't there something in there as well about having to perform some kind of reset? From what I read I just remember thinking that the LTE upgrade would reset everything except the data... sure want to be wrong on this!

Those instructions are on verizon's site ....if you want to encrypt your SSD you have to perform a factory reset and select the option to encrypt

After that you can load up stuff as normal ...but you will be promted to enter a pin when opening up certain things
 

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Those instructions are on verizon's site ....if you want to encrypt your SSD you have to perform a factory reset and select the option to encrypt

After that you can load up stuff as normal ...but you will be promted to enter a pin when opening up certain things

I was able to encrypt it without having to do a factory reset. There is an option in the security section (or maybe in privacy. Don't have my Xoom with me right now :'( ) that you select to encrypt your storage.

You just can't permanently decrypt it without doing a hard reset.
 
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Per the note/settings in the Xoom:
Setting > Location & Security > Encrypt tablet

"You can encrypt your accounts, settings, downloaded applications and their data, media, and other other files. Once you encrypt your tablet, you must enter a numeric PIN or password to decrypt it each time you power it on; you can't unencrypt your tablet except by performing a factory data reset, erasing all your data.

Encryption takes an hour or more. You must start with a charged battery and keep your tablet plugged in until encryption is complete. If you interrupt the encryption process, you will lose some or all of your date."

After reading this I can understand why they will require it encrypted before the do an upgrade, they are protecting the owner of lost/stolen data during transit/upgrade.
 

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I wish people would stop speculating on rumors and WAIT on official word... How many blogs are now embarrassed that they ran stories on the xoom not being able to get upgraded?
 

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But only if you are on a data plan. This is a key reason for me holding back until they are shipping 4G LTE versions, I will get it with the 4G built in and not have to worry.
 

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But only if you are on a data plan. This is a key reason for me holding back until they are shipping 4G LTE versions, I will get it with the 4G built in and not have to worry.

Maybe I'm mistaken but I didn't read anywhere that you had to be on a data plan. Where did you hear this?

I doubt it's true or Matt over at the Motorola forums would have told us.
 

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Anyone else thinking that Motorola will track the serial numbers of the rooted ones to deny warranty claims?
Why do they have to track it? Even unlocking the Xoom voids the warranty, so does it matter what Motorola tracks? The person unlocking or rooting knows the device is no longer under warranty.

Beyond that, the Xoom is the first tablet running Honeycomb, and as such is the "de facto" tablet of choice for developers, who need to unlock their devices and at times even root their devices for development purposes. This is why the Xoom is stock Honeycomb, with no bloatware from Verizon and Motorola. Motorola didn't even pre-install their custom Xoom Help app on the tablet. Motorola is a party to this, and seems to be supporting the development community, so I think Motorola would be judicious in handling warranty claims.
 

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Why do they have to track it? Even unlocking the Xoom voids the warranty, so does it matter what Motorola tracks? The person unlocking or rooting knows the device is no longer under warranty.

Most people who need to do a warranty claim usually return their phone to stock so that it isn't known by the manufacturer that it was rooted/unlocked. That is why I was saying Motorola would track the unlocked/rooted serial numbers so that if someone tried to send it back it after returning it back to stock Motorola would know that it was rooted.
 

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