In case you have Motorola Xoom from Telstra and are looking to gain root privileges after latest Android 3.1 Honeycomb update, then you problem is solved! nkahoang, a newbie on XDA Developers, has posted a tutorial for folks on Telstra to root their devices keeping the 3G functionality intact. The rooting method, however, is for seasoned ADB Androiders with some good command over different functionalities that ADB has to offer.
In order to root your Motorola Xoom from Telstra, you will need to updated to latest Motorola Xoom STOCK 3.1, N_01.83.35P, H.6.3-25-5. In case this isn’t the case, then you can first move back to stock ROM and then use the zip from Moto Dev portal to flash and receive the official over the air update. Apart from this, you will also need to make sure that you have an unlocked bootloader.
After you have met the pre-requisites, follow the procedure below to detail in order to gain root on your Telstra Motorola Xoom tablet while keeping 3G.
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
1. The first step is to setup ADB on your PC. If you don’t have ADB already, then please follow the detailed ADB installation guide posted here for reference.
2. Download Telstra Xoom Root zip archive from here [see the attachments in opening post]. Also, before moving to quoted instructions below, please read through the content provided in XDA thread thoroughly.
After you have ADB on your PC running and root archive downloaded, follow the details below [Direct from Developer]:
3/. Download the attachment file to this thread, which contain the new unsecured boot, su and superuser.apk file [Link Provided in Step 2]
4/. Enable USB Debugging on your Xoom
5/. Open command prompt, write the following code:
adb reboot bootloader
6/. Now your AU Xoom will reboot, continue to type this:
fastboot flash boot newtelstraboot.img
fastboot flash reboot
7/. Wait for your AU Xoom to reboot to HC. Open your command prompt, type this:
adb shell su /system/bin
adb shell ln –s /system/bin/su /system/xbin/su
adb shell chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
adb push Superuser.apk /system/app
And you should have root after running all these commands. In case you are stuck or need support, please consult the link provided in Step 2.