Good news, Motorola modders: the root method developed for the Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 and DROID XYBOARD 8.2 should work on just about every current Motorola device out there. The developer of the XYBOARD root method (among many, many others) Dan Rosenberg said that the exploit, which he calls “Motofail”, should work on Motorola devices running Gingerbread and Honeycomb. Since that encompasses pretty much every Motorola device released in the last six months, it’s a major boon to the community.
The DROID XYBOARD tablets are the only Honeycomb devices to come from Motorola since the original XOOM, which already has an official Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade since it’s Google’s developer device for Honeycomb anyway. Anyone who’s running the ICS update already probably rooted it about half a minute after flashing. For all those running the various DROID RAZRs and Atrixes out there, you should be seeing new apps and one-click root tools very soon. A big thanks goes to Mr. Rosenberg for his tireless root work.
And rooting for Motorola devices has gotten a lot more important this week, as the company announced their plans for official Ice Cream Sandwich updates. Most of the company’s current phones won’t be getting ICS until the second quarter of 2012, if at all. A lot of these phones (basically all of them on Verizon) won’t get an unlocked bootloader, either, but ICS ROMs can be bootstrapped off of Gingerbread kernels for limited functionality. Motorola’s stance on bootloaders and updates isn’t winning it any fans among advanced users – and interesting fact, since they’ll soon be fully acquired by Google itself.
[via Android Police]