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Ok, so it turns out that you need a different boot.img file for the Motorola Xoom wifi only model than for the 3g model. Click here for instructions if you have a 3g model click here for instructions if you have the wifi only model (Including how to fix it if you've already tried using the wrong boot.img and you are being stared at by a non-responsive ...


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Encryption is a fairly CPU intensive process, so using more battery is not unexpected. Though it depends a lot upon the apps you use and how much they read/write to the storage. I would expect that an 'idle' Xoom with encryption would last just as long as one without, but if you use an app that does lots of little writes to disk, it will end up using more ...


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It may be worth noting that the boot time for the nexus one is about a minute. I think the expected use pattern of Android devices is 'always on', so it's been optimized for everything but boot time.


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If your phone is rooted I think that you can write your own keyboard layout. I'm using my own layout (on SGS I9000) for some Chinese blouetooth keyboard that I bougth recently. Layout files are in /system/usr/keylayout/ directory. Layout file that is used by my keyboard is Broadcom_Bluetooth_HID.kl. I think that layout used by built-in keyboard will be ...


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The gmail app doesn't support downloading attachments. It does support viewing a limited amount of mimetypes. If you want to download the zip file, you'll need to go to gmail.com using the browser on the phone and download it from there. Another alternative is to use another android email client. K-9 Mail works well with Gmail accounts and can both ...


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You'll need a file manager, and just browse to the same path that you do when you attach to email. If the Xoom doesn't have a file manager, I recommend Root Explorer. If you don't have root you can try another, like Astro File Manager.


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If you live in non-US country, then you can follow a guide for installing the US-based ICS on you Xoom that I've written up on my blog. The basic procedure is: Install Android SDK and Motorola USB drivers on your PC Download US honeycomb stock ROM from here Extract all files from this ZIP file into platform-tools folder under Android SDK Boot ...


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I recently (two nights ago) installed Skype on my Xoom, and it appears to work fine, with chat, video, and audio calling available. This was on the UK market, Wifi version (so no provider issues), stock 3.2. This is the market item I have installed.


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If your incredible will create a WiFi hotspot it will work with the Xoom. You can test this with your laptop before buying the Xoom.


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You can try Handbrake - a multiplatform open-source video transcoder. It has quite user-friendly graphical interface, and supports different device profiles (you can roll your own as well). As to what settings to use on your Xoom: Here someone managed to find the correct settings to make their Xoom play the transcoded video. Some extra googling would ...


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Solution: apparently there is a bug with this in Android 3.2. Rotating your Xoom will fix it.


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Can you not use a USB OTG (On The Go) Cable. It will have a connection (microusb) at one end to fit to your tablet and a USB connection at the other (for many peripherals). This should surely connect your X Box Controller to your tablet. They are very cheap as well. Alternatively, and maybe to be used in conjunction with see the following article from ...


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Unless they're something physically defective with your device your options are pretty limited: Install a ROM designed to boot quickly (not sure that any exist) Install a ROM based on a less resource-intensive version of Android (but there's no point in getting a Xoom if you don't run 3.0 IMO) Use an app like Autostarts to prevent some apps from loading ...


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Also, some devices show up as Mass Storage devices, only when USB Debugging option is turned OFF. See if that helps.


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No, there will not be an app that changes it since it is in the system. You have to have root to change system settings. Once you root, there may be a developer who has a file you can flash that will do it for you. I am sure that if you thought it was annoying, so has a developer. It's only slightly easier than changing it yourself.


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The android developers web site has the new features for users and developers listed under the "Android 3.2 platform". Digging into that page, under the revisions heading it lists "3.2, Revision 1" as the only revision. I would guess that this would be the 3.2.1 update then. New user features Optimizations for a wider range of tablets ...


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The Xoom dock has a connector to the USB port for Audio and stability. The back of the dock has a stereo out port. Here is a link detailing the innards and how to convert to a plain USB. http://wordpress.greghausman.com/2011/05/08/motorola-xoom-usb-dock/


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There's an app for this. You can use it to install Flash Player on a Jelly Bean device. You can also try installing Flash Player and then upgrading the device to Jelly Bean.


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According to the list of status codes at Wikipedia, a 504 error means the following: 504 Gateway Timeout The server was acting as a gateway or proxy and did not receive a timely response from the upstream server. In other words: the culprit should neither be (on) your device, nor (at) Google Play -- but in between. A thread on the Nook forum ...


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No. Motorola really did a shitty job of patching the ICS rom for the Xoom2 ME. the IR blaster didn't work for a couple months, and this speaker bug is indeed software. There is an app by Wyrm on the Play Store that fix some of the speakers issues: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=wms.xoom2mespeakersfix ...


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Which version of the Xoom do you have? Motorola have so far only released an ICS update for the US Wifi version of the Xoom (the 3G version and the International version use different firmware and haven't had the update yet, applying this update to those models may harm them). If you do have a US Wifi Xoom then Motorola are already actively pushing this ...


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The path I have taken is to install Wingray. This is a build of CM9 (Android 4.x ICS) specifically for the Xoom table. So I got to go strait to ICS and keep root. Just had to re-flash with this image!


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You could try CyanogenMod 9 (there's a release candidate now): CM9 has support for the Motorola Xoom (wifi), and the Motorola Xoom (Verizon) at this point. Here's CyanogenMod's update guide from their wiki for the Xoom. You have to backup your device in advance, of course (using TitaniumBackup for example).


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There is a bug with encryption on the Xoom. I have been working with a Google engineer to identify the problem. Basically some of the low level kernel worker processes are not sleeping properly. If you use the full version of SystemPanel you can see which processes are prevengint your Xoom from going to sleep. Hopefully there will be a fix baked into ...


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Motorola's Xoom Support forums has a thread that is updated when updates go out, and contains links to the lists of changes in the updates which (for US Wifi Xooms) is here. According to that two software updates have gone out in the last few weeks, HTK55D and HTK75D the first contains security updates, the second updates to included apps. Specifically they ...


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To address your question in the comments: Star this issue and perhaps leave a comment. Hopefully Google will take notice and improve the email app! In the meantime, though, I do suggest using a third-party app. Depend on your company's rules, you could even create a secondary Gmail account and either have your work emails forwarded to it or have Gmail grab ...


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Simple painless can be with Dropbox application where you can share files between various platforms. No need for cable just wireless access ;)


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you may try install the android SDK and use adb-pull under command-line.



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