Let the Ice Cream Sandwich madness begin! Motorola Xoom, Google’s flagship Honeycomb tablet, has just received it’s first working ICS ROM thanks to XDA-Developers forum member razorbladex401. The ROM is a work in progress and meant for the Xoom Wi-Fi only, but for some strange reasons people on the forum have reported it to be working on their 3G Xoom tablets as well, however, if you do have a 3G Xoom, we advise you to stay away from such adventures, especially if you have never rooted or installed custom ROMs on it. Coming back to the ROM, there may be some graphical glitches as per the developer, but the important thing is, Wi-Fi is working, and users are reporting a very snappy and smooth OS. We again advice, that users who have experience with custom ROMs on their Xoom devices, only they try this out, you never know what bug you might hit and want to revert back. Oh and one more thing, you will loose root, but there’s a cure for that. Link, can be found at the bottom of the post.
Pictures below, courtesy of razorbladex401.
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 | On Android 3.1.
- ClockworkMod recovery installed. (Instructions given in the guide to rooting the the Xoom on Android 3.1.)
- ICS AOSP Xoom Wi-Fi
- Google Apps.
- To begin, download the recovery form the link above and copy it to the root of your SD card.
- Now reboot into recovery and make a Nandroid backup.
- Choose install zip from sdcard and select the ROM.
- Once the file is flashed, repeat Step 3, but this time choose the Google Apps.
- That done, simply reboot the device.
That’s it, your device should now boot into the new ROM. For updates and queries, visit the forum thread at XDA-Developers. If you’d like to root the Xoom running the ICS AOSP ROM, head over to our post on rooting the Motorola Xoom on Android 4.0.3 ICS.