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Root Just Updated my Rom to Xoom 3.2

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  1. splatoid

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    I just put the xoom Rom On My Iconia Version.Virtuous Xoom 1.1.0 HC-3.2:D
    What a nice build and it was real easy once I understood how everything worked.
    Now I don't have to count on the updates from Acer as they are all messed up anyway.:(
     

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    I will be interested to hear how it works out after a few days of use. Did you use the Acer Recovery to flash the ROM?
     
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    Yes I did and clockworkmod. I will post back after a few days and give an update.
     
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    Nice job. I'm rooted with Clockwork installed also. Will be pulling the trigger on this update to 3.2 very soon myself.

    Once you get the hang of flashing ROMs it is really pretty easy, used to do it all the time on my Hero and EVO to different versions of CM6 and CM7.

    Please keep us posted on how this works out for you.
     
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    After I posted this i got to thinking that I just used Acer recovery after all. I did so much reading on this before I did it I got myself all confused.
    So Far the only thing I found a little off was when I'm in es file explorer pictures will not open.
    But to be true I don't remember if they did on the stock ROM and its no big deal anyway.
     
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    Just watched a 1080p Video from my external drive excellent no stutter or pauses.
    Very nice ....Finley this tablet is just getting to its potential.
     
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    How about the speed?
    Significant improvement compare to stock 3.1?
     
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    Good Speed improvement but I want from the 3.0 to the 3.2.
    I never got the update and I glad I didn't.
    I also heard about battery drain problems with this build so I going to check that out today. I also rooted my Droid Incredible and updated it up to 3.0 with the Kingdom Stock Sense-3.0 RLS2 and that is a major improvement.
    Like a new phone ....SO FAR....
     
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    Well Still loving this Rom.
     
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    Any chance you can PM me instructions/guidelines on how to do the flash on my A500 also? :)
     
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    Sure when I get home tonight I will put together a instruction guide for you.
    It is really quite easy.
     
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    Check your PMs its there....
     
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    Would live this information as well. Just got the iconia yesterday and love it but am interested in the xoom rom. I have a Motorola phone and they do things well,
     
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    When I get home from work tonight I will get it for you.
     
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    Hi...

    Two questions:

    (1) When you have been able to gauge the battery performance, would you please post your experience here?

    (2) Is it true that the Xoom ROM contains the Polaris Office suite?

    Thanks
     
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    Thanks Femetsu from another forum for this guide.
    I will put up a video tutorial later also.
     
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    And the answer to the Polaris is yes....
     
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    Thanks. And did you get a chance to check out the battery life?

    Cheers!
     
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    If you're on HC 3.1 (if you updated the Iconia when it detected software updates), Gingerbreak won't work. There's an app called iconiaroot (found here) that works flawlessly for both 3.01 and 3.1. Plus you don't have to do anything other than push "root" at the bottom and "accept" when the Super User prompt appears. No flipping of the device, etc.

    As for battery performance, I'd recommend recalibrating the battery after loading a HC 3.2 ROM. I just installed this Xoom ROM last night, so I haven't done my calibration, yet.

    Instructions to recalibrate a battery (for rooted users):

    1) Charge to 100%
    2) Reboot into Clockwork or download Battery Calibration
    .....a) If you use Battery Calibration, it's pretty self explanatory.
    .....b) If you use Clockwork, go to Advance > Wipe Battery stats then reboot back into Android

    3) Now leave the device disconnected from the charger until Android shuts itself down. This does not hurt your battery. The battery will shut down the device before it discharges too far.
    4) Connect your charger to the device and leave it off until it's fully charged.
    5) Turn on the device and use like normal. Your battery is calibrated.
     
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    Thanks. I actually need to get a microSD card. No point in rooting if I can't install a custom rom. Good info on the battery reset. Thanks.
     
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    There is a point. You get adfree, titanium backup (or mybackup root which is free), root explorer (or es file viewer which is also free). As well as a number of other apps. Also, you can change the boot animation.

    But yes, a new rom makes things even better. I love zipaligned roms that can be themed.
     
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    Guys,

    I've moved this thread to the all-things-root sub-forum.

    Cheers!
     
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    @splatoid....

    Any update on how the battery holds up?

    Thanks
     
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    Well I was able to test this tablet out on my flight to Kauai about 8 hours total.
    And the battery held up very well.full charge at 430 am watched two full movies and played a bunch of angry birds used the internet. Pretty much non stop use except for take off and landing and when
    I got to my condo I had 30% battery left not bad at all.
     
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