Motorola Xoom Gets Unofficial KitKat ROM


Motorola turned its back on the Motorola Xoom a long time ago, but thanks to the development community, the Android-powered slate now has an unofficial KitKat ROM. Based on the latest Android 4.4.2 firmware, the software delivers almost everything you’d expect from an official KitKat ROM.

XDA Developers reports that the Xoom’s “OmniROM” is full functional, and it comes with only a few minor issues. One of those issues affects selecting alternate keyboards, while the other relates to the audio dock volume controls — neither of which should prevent you from using this ROM day-to-day.

Before you install the software, you’ll need to repartition your Xoom to “bigpart.” XDA provides instructions on how to do this, and once it’s done, flashing the ROM is just like installing any other custom ROM. You will need to wipe your tablet during this process, so be sure all of your data is backed up.

The OmniROM is available to the 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi-only Xoom variants, and you can download the releases by following the source link below.