Motorola releases Xoom's official system images

Motorola Xoom relock

When Motorola announced that the Xoom Honeycomb tablet was getting an update to prepare it for Flash Player 10.2, it also announced that unlocked and rooted Xooms would have to be rolled back to stock and relocked for the update to take. (So much for open and unlocked, eh?) There's been a leaked .sbf file floating around, which you can flash via RSD Lite before relocking the device.

Or, if doing things the official way is more your speed, Motorola has now released the system images for the Xoom's original build, HRI39, so you can flash them yourself and relock your Xoom in preparation for the update. Instructions are after the break. [Android Central Forums]

Note: This will wipe your Xoom

  1. You're going to need to have the Android SDK installed. You can download it here.
  2.  Download the official HRI39 build from Motorola here.
  3. Unzip the files in MZ600_HRI39.zip and move or copy them to the /platform-tools folder in your SDK folder.
  4. Connect your Xoom to your computer.
  5. Type adb reboot bootloader. Wait for it to reboot into the bootloader.
  6. Type the following commands, waiting for each to finish before continuing:

fastboot flash boot boot.img
fastboot flash system system.img
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
fastboot flash userdata userdata.img
fastboot erase cache

You've now successfully flashed your Xoom back to stock. Now it's time to relock the device.

Type fastboot oem lock, wait for the menu, the press the volume-down button. Then press the volume up button. It'll take a minute or so, then reboot. You're now completely back to stock and ready for the update.

 

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