Verizon is currently rolling out the Motorola Xoom Ice Cream Sandwich update to tablet owners, and it looks like some have yet to see the software arrive. Fortunately, there is a way to manually force the update on the tablet, and it only takes a few simple steps.
The method, which has been confirmed to work by Droid-Life, is similar to the way Samsung Galaxy Nexus owners force the update to come to the smartphone.
All it takes is a few tricks and voila, the tablet should be running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in no time.
Here’s how Xoom owners will want to try and pull the software:
1. Go to Settings -> Apps -> All
2. Find Google Services Framework.
3. Tap Force Stop.
4. Select Clear Data.
5. Go back to Xoom’s Settings, go to About and check for System Update.
For many Motorola Xoom owners, a warning will appear on the screen, after which the device will begin to unpack the update. Then it will install the software that brings Xoom from Android Honeycomb to Android Ice Cream Sandwich.
Of course, the method may not work for everyone.
When I tried to use the method on my Samsung Galaxy Nexus to get Android 4.0, I failed and tried all sorts of different combinations of instructions.
However, those with a Xoom that has not yet seen the update should at least try this method.