How To Unlock Motorola XOOM Bootloader Using “fastboot oem unlock”

Written By Sam on 28 February 2011

In the recent times Motorola XOOM is one of the best Android Tablets that is released in the market. Motorola XOOM has a powerful dual-core 1 GHz processor and Android 3.0 – Honeycomb (Android platform deigned specifically for tablets). Xoom features 10.1-inch HD widescreen, 5MP camera, 2MP webcam and up to 32 GB on board. If you are one of the proud owners of Motorola XOOM and are looking to root your device then you need to first unlock the bootloader. So follow the below steps to unlock Motorola Xoom bootloader.

Files Needed to Unlock Motorola Xoom Bootloader

Also Read: What is ADB (Android Debug Bridge) and How To Setup ADB on Windows

Procedure to Unlock Motorola Xoom Bootloader

  1. Open a command prompt from within your Android SDK Tools folder.
  2. Type: adb reboot bootloader
  3. Your XOOM will reboot into the bootloader showing “Starting Fastboot Protocol Support.”
  4. Type: fastboot oem unlock
  5. Read the warning on your XOOM’s screen.
  6. You may have to tap Volume Down to switch it to “Accept”.
  7. Then press Volume Up to actually “Accept”.
  8. Once you accept, your XOOM will be unlocked and formatted.

Warnings: This will void the warranty of your Motorola XOOM and this process will completely wipe and format your XOOM.

via AndroidCentral

One Response to “How To Unlock Motorola XOOM Bootloader Using “fastboot oem unlock””

  1. Neardood says:

    Help! When i type adb reboot bootloader it appears to work and says starting fastboot protocol support, but when i type fastboot oem unlock it says its not a recognized command? What to i do?

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