How to Root the Motorola Droid Xyboard

Motorola’s successor to the Xoom, the 8.2″ and 10.1″ Xyboard tablets may still suffer from locked bootloaders, but a new exploit from Dan Rosenberg of the Virtual Security Research blog can help you gain root in a couple of very easy steps. All you’ll need is to download the file for Windows or Mac/Linux, and follow the steps below.

Download for Windows
Download for OSX/Linux

Now that you have your download, just follow follow these steps:

  • Install the Motorola ADB drivers (if on Windows)
  • Put your device in USB debugging mode
  • Connect your USB cable
  • Extract the contents of the zip file
  • Execute run.bat if on Windows, or if in a Linux terminal

That should take care of you. For owners of other Motorola devices, this exploit has been rumored to work for any Moto device running on Gingerbread or Honeycomb. However, that theory remains untested. If you’d like to give it a try on another device, drop us a note in the comments on how it worked for you.]]>

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