The Android 3.2 Honeycomb update HTJ85B for the Motorola Xoom 3G on Verizon Wireless is rolling out now to all users. After upgrading to the latest update HTJ85B on Xoom 3G, users will get Enhanced SD card support, Movie rental improvements, Improved streaming for movies, Screen scaling compatibility mode, enhanced Exchange ActiveSync. Improvements in movie rentals offering more stability, and when viewing a movie using the HDMI connection, the screen will resize automatically. You should keep your eyes on display panel of your tablet for an update notification. You can also check for it manually by going to Settings –> About Tablet –> and tap System Updates.
We’ve already reported about the download instruction for OTA download process of Android 3.2 Honeycomb for the tablet. You can find out the manual download link and step-by-step instructions to upgrade to Android 3.2 Honeycomb update HTJ85B on Verizon branded Xoom 3G tablet.
>> Verizon users must be running on Android 3.1 on their devices to do this, and the Motorola Xoom device must be running a stock, non-rooted ROM for the update to work.
# Users should unlock the bootloader.
# Copy the downloaded file (weighing 15.4MB) on a sdcard and then put the sdcard in the Xoom tablet.
# Users should have fastboot in a folder, and have the drivers installed.
# Rename the downloaded recovery file (weighing 3.9MB) to “recovery.img”. (Leave the double codes, while renaming it)
# Restart Motorola Xoom in Fastboot by holding the bottom volume and power button at the same time.
# Type the command — fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
# Let finish the flashing process, and type — fastboot reboot.
# Motorola Xoom will restart now –> Wait for 2 seconds –> Press the down volume key until you see android recovery appear on your tablet.
# That’s it. Follow the on-screen unstructions to finish the upgrade process, and enjoy your Android 3.2 Honeycomb juice filled Motorola Xoom 3G tablet.
Users who are running non stock rom on their Xoom tablets, can find out the manual download instructions here at mydroidworld forums.
Verizon branded Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi only users may have to wait to get the Android 3.2 honeycomb juice. The first Honeycomb tablet that was supposed to have LTE capability, but we are still waiting for that.
Note: Sadly, there is an epic fail of Android 3.2 Update HTJ85B. According to Motorola, the SD card support for the Xoom is read-only, meaning you cannot download to the sdcard, you can’t write anything to the card unless you use your computer, and there is no settings to change this.
“The Google Experience Devices like the Motorola XOOM (3.2 update coming soon) and Motorola XOOM WIFI allow you to write to the SD card from your PC and use the Android File Transfer on Mac or a cable transfer on Windows to transfer files from the Motorola Xoom to the SD Card.
While a user cannot move apps to the SD card, the device comes equipped with 32 GB of on-board memory that provides plenty of storage. Users can also store and play videos or music from the SD card if the content was copied to the SD card via the aforementioned file transfer processes. However, videos or pictures taken from the device itself can only be saved to the internal memory and not to the SD card.”