Shortly after the official Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Motorola Xoom started rolling out, a lot of eager users are still left in the dark. However, with a lot of users, not having root access is another major factor to not updating the device to ICS just yet. Thanks to XDA-Developers forum member stachre, users can now manually install a rooted but stock version of the Android 4.0.3 IML77 ICS firmware on their Xoom. This ROM is specifically meant for the US Wi-FI model only, and not the 3G/4G models or non US Wi-Fi models.
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
- A rooted Motorola Xoom. See our guide on rooting the Xoom on Android 3.0 and on Android 3.1.
- ClockworkMod recovery installed. (Instructions given in the guide to rooting the the Xoom on Android 3.1.)
- Android 4.0.3 ICS ROM.
- To begin, download the ROM and copy it to the root of your SD card.
- Now reboot into recovery and make a Nandroid backup.
- Select wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache and wipe dalvick cache.
- Navigate to install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard and select the ROM copied to your SD card.
- Once the ROM is chosen, it will be flashed to the device and will take a few minutes.
- When the ROM is installed, simply reboot your device.
For updates and queries, head over to the forum thread at XDA-Developers.