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Upgrading Android

Postby gch15 » Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:04 pm

I am thinking of buying a Motorola Xoom tablet from Amazon UK. It will come with Android 3.0 installed. I would like to upgrade to Android 3.1. How easy (or difficult) will that be? Will I need to connect the Xoom to a MS Windows machine? I am asking because I don't have one. I do have Linux (Fedora) laptops. Will be grateful for any comments, suggestions or, advice.
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Postby Rhakios » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:58 pm

Do Motorola not provide upgrades? Having bought an Asus pad, I find that they have provided updates to 3.2. They are delivered OTA like the upgrades for Android phones, so you don't need any other hardware to install them.
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http://www.t3.com/news/motorola-xoom-android-3-1-honeycomb-u

Postby PCNetSpec » Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:41 pm

According to this:
http://www.t3.com/news/motorola-xoom-an ... -uk?=59333

Motorola are rolling out 3.1 in the UK right now... a full 3 months after they rolled it out in the US (who are now on 3.2).

If you want to "manually" update the Xoom it would need to be rooted first:
http://www.addictivetips.com/mobile/man ... droid-3-1/

Be sure to read the disclaimer on that link ;)
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'... logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.
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