How to Root the 3g Verizon Motorola Xoom

Rooting the 3g Verizon Wireless Version Manually

Before You Begin

Download everything from What You Need
Follow the Unlocking the Bootloader process (if you haven't unlocked the bootloader yet)
Download Xoom Root Files

Root Process

Follow this steps after you've got everything above done: (After you have unzipped both files into your sdk/platform-tools folder)

1. Once it has rebooted type
In Mac and Linux

./adb reboot bootloader

In Windows

adb reboot bootloader

Now you are going back into bootloader mode to finish the job.

2. Once in bootloader mode type:
In Mac

./fastboot-mac flash boot rootboot.img

In Linux

./fastboot flash boot rootboot.img

In Windows

fastboot flash boot rootboot.img

This is going to flash the boot image needed to have root working properly within the system.

3. Type the following and wait for reboot.
In Mac

./fastboot-mac reboot

In Linux

./fastboot reboot

In Windows

fastboot reboot

This command will now boot you back into Android.

4. Type:
In Mac and Linux

./adb remount

In Windows

adb remount

We are now mounting the system partition in order to push the Super User binary.

5. Type:
In Mac and Linux

./adb push su /system/bin

In Windows

adb push su /system/bin

Does what it says. Pushes binary to system folder.

6. Type the following and you should now see a "#" sign. In Mac and Linux

./adb shell

In Windows

./adb shell

This will put you into a root shell to change the permissions of files in the next step.

7. Type:

chmod 4755 /system/bin/su

You just changed the permissions of the super user binary to run properly.

8. Type:


You will now be back in your home terminal ready to push the Super User Apk.

9. Type:
In Mac and Linux

./adb push Superuser.apk /system/app

In Windows

adb push Superuser.apk /system/app

You should now have root acces! Enjoy!

Written by b16a2smith