Motorola XOOM WiFi is one of the first devices in the world to receive access to the latest flavor of Google’s Android operating system, namely 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.The platform upgrade started to arrive on devices earlier this week, after Motorola and Google conducted a soak test for it.
Users who own a XOOM WiFi model and would like to upgrade it to the latest Android OS version out there are in for a treat now, as a rooted ROM is also available for them.
One thing that should be mentioned right from the beginning is that the ROM is based on stock Android 4.1.2, and that it is not a custom build.
The main difference between it and the update that Motorola is currently pushing to its users is that it comes with root access available right from the start.
The ROM has been made available by XDA-Developers forum member stachre, and is compatible only with the US Xoom Wi-Fi MZ604 (although owners of XOOM 3G/4G and non-US models were also able to successfully install it on their devices).
The ROM will install the stock 4.1.2 JZO54K system and boot images on these devices, but it will not check which model it is being installed on, and might break unsupported tablet flavors.
Those who would like to give it a try should head over to this forum thread over at XDA-Developers to learn more on the installation process. The build can be applied via ClockworkMod Recovery.
Before proceeding with the installation, XOOM WiFi owners should make sure that all files on their device have been backed up, so that no important information is lost.
However, they should also take note of the fact that they will be the only ones to be held responsible in the event that anything goes wrong during the installation and the device is harmed. All the necessary details on the ROM can be found on the aforementioned forum thread.