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So I have a Xoom 3G and I only use Wi-Fi. Jelly Bean is coming out for the WiFi-only version and of course Verizon is going to make sure that the 3G/4G version doesn't get Jelly Bean till Key Lime Pie is out. So my questions are: Would the WiFi version work on my Xoom? If so, can I somehow spoof it to think it's a WiFi version to get the update and/or can I manually update to the WiFi Jelly Bean?

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I have an answer in my inbox but I don't see it here? The response shows as "Well you can install it manually, but you won't have 3G/4G data." Does that sound legit? If so, where do I learn how to do that? –  Geeks On Hugs Jul 20 '12 at 15:11
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Yes, you should be able to install a wifi only rom manually, I`ve just gone to ICS with 3g and its great.

found these links useful:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfHwd2Nxw1U

http://www.icsforums.com/forum/showthread/6398

http://forum.xda-developers.com/wiki/Motorola_Xoom

hope this helps

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Thanks...now the 3g should have already had the OTA ICS, right? (BTW, wow, you JUST posted this and I just checked for the first time this morning.) –  Geeks On Hugs Jul 22 '12 at 12:32
    
i tried to upvote you but I don't have enough rep. I did accept your answer though :-) –  Geeks On Hugs Jul 22 '12 at 12:34
    
One last question...if I install my own ROM am I forever off the automated OTA upgrades? I'd like when the official Xoom 3g Jelly Bean comes out to be on it. –  Geeks On Hugs Jul 22 '12 at 12:36
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@GeeksOnHugs: generally yes, you will no longer be able to OTA unless you reflash back to stock version. –  Lie Ryan Jul 24 '12 at 19:46
    
@LieRyan thanks :-) The wifi version is soak testing now :-) –  Geeks On Hugs Jul 24 '12 at 21:14
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