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Enable microSD Slot in XOOM by Motorola

04.21.11 | MicroSD|Comment

It’s been said Motorola rushed their shipments of XOOM tablet products to make an early claim in the market for iPad like solutions.  The problem is that some of the OS features and hardware accessories don’t work.  For example, the XOOM from Motorola has a microSD slot for increased capacity, but the damn slot doesn’t work.


Motorol assured users the slot will be enabled not to long, but for many – they want access now.  With tablet sizes between 16GB and 32GB I can see the immediate need for increased storage space.  Granted, the space would be required more by a user looking to store large movie video files and not the typical user of tablet games, email clients and browsers, but never the less, it’s important for users to have the option.  The option for more storage.

Tiamat came up with a solution.  They have released an updated Linux kernel which enables the microSD slot.  I’m not sure what other snibits of code are included with the kernel [caution] but if you desperately need the microSD availability, this update will do the trick.

The custom kernel also brings support for tun.ko and cifs.ko, along with a modded ramdisk for USB Host support.

Here is the web page to get the down-low on the download.

Source: Techie-buzz.com.

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