How to Root Motorola XOOM MZ601

Motorola XOOM MZ601 is here to be rooted. To end up with all sorts of novelties, we suggest a rooting app. It will help with the procedure and you’ll soon hold an improved product!

Have you heard of SRSRoot? If you haven’t, you will now. As its name indicates, this tool will bring root access on your tablet. After your handset gets a taste of it, you won’t stop using it. You will see why today.

This app doesn’t make you spend money on its download. On the contrary. This is great freeware you can use on whatever device you have. Including yours. The different other names it’s known as are Motorola Xoom MZ603 and MZ605. The tablet has an Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. This dedicated application is compatible with it. The app is known for its compatibility with every one of Google’s different OS versions.

Your handset came out 3 years ago with a dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9 CPU. If you’ve been feeling disappointed in its speed, the rooting will make you change your mind. The processor’s speed performance will quickly become better. After your device goes through that, you’ll also enjoy some new features. The SRSRoot is powered by this: an SRS Server. It will offer custom ROMs and these, too: customization tweaks. Also, you won’t miss out on these anymore: superuser and admin permission.

The benefits of this procedure

The handset’s battery life gets extended, also. Root-only apps are also important, and you will get many of those. The rooting includes no security problems. You’ll also enjoy the root access on your Motorola XOOM MZ601 in such a way that bloatware won’t ruin the experience.Motorola-XOOM-MZ601

The root access becomes available if you choose a Build ID beforehand. Another big advantage the SRSRoot has is that it supports a lot of different Build IDs. This guide used I.7.1-45. Once you have time to play with the root access, you’ll see if it’s really what you wanted. In case it’s not, the SRSRoot has ways of revoking it.

Time to take a look at what you’re facing after the rooting is over. You have every right to be worried. But we have to tell you that nothing serious happens with the Motorola XOOM once it’s rooted. Its warranty is the only thing to be affected. However, this situation won’t last for good. Ways to restore the warranty exist; they’re to be found in guides that are only suitable with your device.

If, however, an update happens, prepare to lose some important stuff. Such as the root access. The system partition won’t escape damage, either. These will come out alive: important stuff and internal / external SD cards.


If you’re still interested in rooting the gadget, you need to pay attention to our pre-requisites:

  • locate tablet-appropriate USB drivers in here;
  • after landing on that page, download them on your laptop;
  • once this action’s done, install the drivers there, as well;
  • the handset has a couple of security programs you must disable;
  • you also need to activate USB Debugging on the handset;
  • a couple of backups are to be generated;
  • perform, afterwards, a full NANDroid backup;
  • the laptop should have Windows running inside it;
  • your tablet’s battery needs to be fully charged;
  • the laptop has some security programs, too, and they must be turned off as well.

Step by step instructions

Your laptop’s going to have the rooting app on it.

  1. This is the first step: download the SRSRoot there from this page. The site you’re now on comes with a download button. Its purpose is this: to be clicked on so that the app’s downloaded on the laptop.
  2. Next, flash and open the freeware on your laptop and tap Menu on the tablet. Settings is an option that should also be tapped. And there’s also Unknown Sources (under Settings, to be precise) that has to be activated.
  3. Once the tapping is done, you should get to this step and perform it: activate USB Debugging. Don’t waste your time on this if the option’s already tapped.
  4. Continue by doing this: take the tablet’s USB cord, the handset and your laptop. Provide, with the cord, a connection between those devices. After the two are plugged, begin the rooting of your Motorola XOOM MZ601.
  5. [sc name=”banner-jos”]This is easily done: tap Root Device (All Methods). You’ll need to have some patience for the next 13 minutes; if you spend longer on this, redo the previously mentioned steps.
  6. The end of the rooting should be followed by one last step. This task looks as such: use Reboot System Now to start your tablet. This way, you’ll quickly see and enjoy your handset’s latest additions. If one day you want to unroot the Motorola XOOM, the SRSRoot can be consulted.

This tutorial comes with a comment section. We added it in case you have trouble rooting your handset. So don’t be shy and feel free to use it!