Xoom Shows Its Mod-Friendliness With ClockworkMod Install

It was only just released, but the Motorola Xoom has already been made moddable by Seattle hacker @koush, who installed his ClockworkMod Recovery ROM manager on the device with no problems. Kind of a 180 after all that hullaballoo about the Droid series having highly protected bootloaders.

Root access hasn’t yet been reached, but give these guys a break, it’s only been a day. Once root goes through, however, people will be able to install Windows 95 on these things for all the device cares. Chances are it’ll just be mods allowing deeper file access, non-Market software, and so on, like every other piece of rooted Android hardware.

It’s kind of backwards to say this, but I’m looking forward to seeing how Android 3.0 is limited. I mean, it’s not that I want it to be, it’s just another way of saying I wonder where Google decided to set the limits this time.

[via Electronista]