Sunday, 14 October 2012

Motorola Xoom Jellybean 4.1.2 OTA (WiFi)

The latest OTA for the Motorola Xoom GED is here:

Minus seems to have blocked uploads from non-image files so I can't post a minus mirror sadly.

It applies via OTG cable with stock recovery too as per honeycomb OTAs

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Flashing the Xoom JB OTA

If you get an error manually flashing the Xoom JB OTA for GED WiFi then a solution has been found if you don't want to wait...

Note: This article assumes you have basic knowledge of fastboot and/or have already unlocked.

1. Download OTA and custom recovery

2. Unlock the bootloader (For more info look here:
- Turn off device
- Connect to laptop using USB cable
- Turn on and when the Motorola splash screen comes up press vol-down till you see FASTBOOT
- Run this command from pc/laptop:
- fastboot oem unlock

3. Flash custom recovery
- Boot into bootloader again with FASTBOOT displayed
- flash custom recovery using the following command from:
- fastboot flash recovery eos-recovery-r6.img

4. Install OTA
- Enter Recovery by powering on, press vol-down till RECOVERY is shown and then press vol-up to enter recovery
- You may need to press power+vol up to enter recovery * if you still appear to have stock repeat step 3.
- Select through the recovery menus, and find 'install from sdcard'
- Select the OTA .zip file from the sdcard and install.
- Reboot device
- Alternatively with the custom recovery you can store the OTA .zip  file on the internal storage on the Xoom and flash it that way without an sdcard or USB with OTG cable.

Custom recovery will be returned to stock on boot up.

Motorola Xoom WiFi Jellybean

The Motorola Xoom WiFi (GED / US) Jellybean OTA is here!

Sunday, 25 March 2012

S-Off the HTC Evo 3D GSM

I recently purchased a new phone - from Asda Direct - the HTC Evo 3D - for the price, £207, it was a bargain - decent spec phone still to today's standard, it is coming up to a year old soon, but still dual core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB RAM, removable MicroSD and removable battery.
It is slightly better spec than the HTC Sensation (more RAM, better graphics)...

oh and it has 3D!

Anyhow, there seems to be a lot of fuss over getting s-off with it and I just wanted to detail the way I did it...

The following two threads are probably the most useful:

Check what hboot you have... I had 1.49.0018 - read the threads above - the process doesn't work with many versisons and also if it is SIM-free/unlocked handset (CID versions... mine was HTC__001)

The basics are:

1. You'll need to UNLOCK the bootloader (note: not s-off) using tools
2. Flash custom recovery using fastboot
3. Flash a pre-rooted rom (possibly flash a new boot.img)
4. Run the step1.exe tool (or copy over the mmcblk0p31 file to /system/dev/block)
5. Run the step2.exe tool to reflash a stock rom with lower hboot version
6. Run tool to gain s-off

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

NetFlix US content

Saw an article hinting you can get NetFlix US content in the UK (or other countries) with a little tweak to DNS settings:

DNS1 -
DNS2 -


Thought it might be helpful to some people...

This doesn't work for me any longer but I heard this might:

Primary DNS:
Secondary DNS:

or this:

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi GED OTA Updates

As per the previous post (here) that goes through everything up to Honeycomb 3.2 from the US (GED) stock version, here are the links to get to Ice Cream Sandwich:

US Honeycomb 3.0.1 [HWI69] :
(requires log in to Moto Dev)

US Honeycomb 3.1 [HMJ37] :

US Honeycomb 3.2 [HTJ85B] :

US Honeycomb 3.2.1 [HTK55D] :

US Honeycomb 3.2.1 (update) [HTK75D] :

US IceCreamSandwich 4.0.3 [IML77] :

US IceCreamSandwich 4.0.4 [IMM76] :

US JellyBean 4.1.1 [JRO03H] :

Mirrors available here (can download all above in one too) :