Motorola Xoom Rooted!

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    If you are one of the lucky folks who already have a new Moto Xoom, and want to do some serious tinkering, you are in luck. The hackster extraordinaire Koush has already Rooted the Xoom for our nerd pleasure. Here's a link to his website, koushikdutta.com, where you can get the full details on how he accomplished this feat. Also, we've included his instructions and the Xoom Root download below. Be careful to follow his directions. You don't want to brick your new $800 dollar Honeycomb Tablet. Enjoy!
    Here are the instructions to root your device (this assumes you have adb and fastboot installed on your computer):

    1. # Download the XOOM root zip.
    2. # Unzip the package.
    3. # Put your junk in the box.
    4. adb reboot bootloader (skip the next 3 steps if you have already unlocked via fastboot)
    5. fastboot oem unlock
    6. # wait for reboot
    7. adb reboot bootloader
    8. fastboot flash boot rootboot.img
    9. fastboot reboot
    10. # wait for reboot
    11. adb remount
    12. adb push su /system/bin
    13. adb shell ln –s /system/bin/su /system/xbin/su
    14. adb shell chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
    15. adb push Superuser.apk /system/app

    Source: Android.net and koushikdutta.com

    Be sure to check out our sister site @ Motorola Xoom Forum
    Thanks to our tipster, Ictinike!
     
    #1 dgstorm, Feb 25, 2011
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    FIRST!! WOOOHHH!!!!

    Yeah i really want the xoom. DEFINITLY
     
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    Ill be waiting for an easier way to root to be released. Still too much to learn right now as it is with it being stock.
     
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