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The *official* Android on the HP Touchpad owner's thread

Ram|bunc|tious 1,927 October 20, 2011 at 06:44 AM
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Last Edited by jdmst77 March 2, 2015 at 07:39 AM
CM11 by Jcsullins
http://forum.xda-developers.com/s...?t=2712680

How to install Android 4.4.x with Jcsullins TPtoolbox "The Super Easy Way"
http://rootzwiki.com/topic/179730...-easy-way/
Below is a simple summary for those don't want to keep WebOS. Read the detail guide in the link above for those want to keep WebOS.
There is youtube video guide in the link also showing the steps.
  1. PC: download and install novacom
    Download, extract and install the appropriate version of Novacom for your OS here:
    novacom-win-32.tgz [viglink.com]
    novacom-win-64.tgz [viglink.com]
    novacom-linux-32.tgz [viglink.com]
    novacom-linux-64.tgz [viglink.com]
    novacom-mac.tgz [viglink.com]
  2. PC: download Android ROM, Google Apps (gapps), recovery (use 1 for each). The video in the detail guide linked above choice the following but you can pick other one in the detail guide:
    • ROM: [ROM] [4.4.4] [CyanogenMod 11 by Jcsullins] [DM] By Jcsullins (cm-11-20141125-SNAPSHOT-jcsullins-tenderloin.zip)
    • gapps: gapps-kk-20140105-signed.zip Standard KK Gapps
    • recovery: update-PhilZ_CWM-jcs-dm-tenderloin-20140317.zip Touch Enabled CWM
  3. PC: download and extract Touchpad Toolbox
    Download Jcsullins latest Toolbox v42 (replaces v40, v41x) [viglink.com]
    -Extract the TPToolbox v42 zip file and open the folder.
    -If using windows run the batch file tptb_v42_win.bat
    -If using Linux or Mac run the script file name tptb_v42_nix.sh
    Note: -Improved filename-based detection of ROMs/GAPPs/Recoveries
    Note: -Resolves issues with not being able to navigate the TPtoolbox menu with the volume buttons
  4. Touchpad: enter webOS Recovery mode (a Touchpad bootloader feature), and connect it to PC with a USB cable
  5. PC: run Touchpad Toolbox to install it to Touchpad. Touchpad reboots into Touchpad Toolbox automatically.
  6. Touchpad: in Touchpad Toolbox, perform Complete Data Reset (again, this summary steps are for those don't want to keep WebOS. Read the detail guide above for those want to keep WebOS.), then Install Android. Touchpad then mounts as a USB drive on PC.
  7. PC: copy downloaded ROM/gapps/recovery zips to HP Touchpad\ttinstall. Eject the USB drive for Touchpad.
  8. Touchpad: in Touchpad Toolbox, choose Unmount Media Volume to unmount Touchpad as a drive of PC. Touchpad Toolbox checks the zip files. It then lets you confirm OS installation, initializes partitions, and starts installing recovery zip. Once the recovery is installed, Touchpad reboots into the recovery automatically.
  9. Touchpad: Recovery automatically installs ROM and gapps. Just wait. Once done, Touchpad reboots automatically to enter the chosen Android system.
  10. Done.



CM10.1 is Stable enough for Daily Use (Nov 2013)
(some people report bluetooth issues - if that is very important to you then you might want to stick with CM9)
Follow the instructions below for installing CM9 with ACMEInstaller3. Use the following CM10.1 files instead.


Up to date CM10.1 (choose the file with the most recent date) : http://milaq.exnet.me/downloads/t...n/cm-10.1/

Acme Installer 3 [goo.im]

Clockwork Recovery [box.com]

MoBoot [box.com]

Google Apps (gapps) [mediafire.com](These Gapps are different from CM9 ones below. DO NOT USE CM9 GAPPS).



CM10.2 and CM11.0 are STILL EXPERIMENTAL NIGHTLY BUILDS (Dec 2013)
NOTE: These files generally require the resizing of the partitions on your Touchpad. Make sure you read up on XDA before attempting to simply flash either of these ROMs over the top of CM10.1 from above.

CM10.2 on XDA http://forum.xda-developers.com/s...?t=2450358
CM11.0 on XDA http://forum.xda-developers.com/s...?t=2542353


LATEST CM9 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS. (November 2012)

Edit: Revised install info as of November 9, 2012.

This is the website I used to do mine and I found it clear and easy, however, others have run into some issues as there can be some ambiguity, so the instructions below are a rewrite, that omits useless info and clarifies all the necessary info.
http://androidforums.com/hp-touch...chpad.html

You'll first need to make sure you have "novacom.exe" on your computer. If you haven't already installed webosquickinstall on the computer that you are using, download it from http://forums.webosnation.com/can...4-0-a.html
When installing webosquickinstall, the novacom drivers will be offered to you and after accepting and installing them, you'll be ready to go.

If you're STILL having trouble with novacom, go here [github.com] to download the Universal Novacom Installer. Click on the icon showing you a ZIP file from a cloud to download the compressed file. Once uncompressed, open the file under the BIN folder and you should be up and ready!
(If for any reason this won't work, try installing Java on your computer)
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To install CM9, you'll will need to download the following files,

Acme Installer 3
[box.com]
Clockwork Recovery [box.com]

MoBoot [box.com]

Google Apps (gapps) [goo.im]

CM9 [get.cm] take the most recent version. Latest version is from September 29, 2013.

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LET'S GET STARTED.
For Windows computers, navigate to "C:\Program Files\Palm, Inc" and open the folder. (you should see "novacom.exe" within this directory)
Copy the ACMEInstaller3 and paste it into this directory (Palm, Inc folder)
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Boot into webOS
Plug your Touchpad into your computer via the stock USB cable. A USB icon should appear on your Touchpad in your notifications area, with an option to start "USB Drive". Tap "USB Drive".
Navigate to the Touchpad drive and open it, then make a new folder on the Touchpad's drive and name it "cminstall" (without the quotes).
Copy the 4 .zip files for CM9, Clockwork Recovery, Moboot, and Google Apps directly into this folder. Do not extract the contents of these .zip files, leave them zipped.
When the files are done copying, close the Touchpad window you opened to copy files, then "safely unmount" your Touchpad. On a Windows computer, there will be an icon by the clock to do this OR right-click on the Touchpad drive on your computer an choose "eject". Then unplug your usb cable to disconnect it. Hold down the power button on the Touchpad and choose shut down.
Once the Touchpad has shut down, press and hold down the "volume up" and the power button until your Touchpad starts. A big USB symbol will appear on the screen, meaning your TP is ready to install CM9.
Again, connect your Touchpad to your computer via the usb cable.
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Open a command window on your computer. For Windows computers, press start then type "cmd" into the search bar and hit enter.
Copy and paste " cd C:\Program Files\Palm, Inc " (without the quotes) into the command window, then hit "Enter".
then copy and paste " novacom boot mem:// < ACMEInstaller3 " (without the quotes)into the command window, then hit "Enter".
You should see 2 penguins and lots of lines of texts. It will spend some time installing the .zips in the "cminstall" folder. After this you will see the Moboot screen with options to boot into CM9, boot into recovery, boot into webOS, or boot into webOS Doctor. It will boot into CM9 by default after 7 seconds.
If you want to navigate the boot menu screen (Moboot), use the volume up and down keys, and enter your choice by pressing the Home button on the Touchpad's bezel.
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After booting Android, connect to your wifi router by tapping the 6 dots in the top right corner, then navigate to the "Settings" icon, tap on "Settings" then navigate to "Wifi" and connect to the wifi signal of your choice.

Then navigate to the "Security" option on the Settings page and scroll the right side until "Unknown sources" is visible and tap to check it. This is required to install apps from apps stores like Amazon or from a web page.
Find "Date & Time" on the left. Set your time zone. If the time isn't correct, uncheck "Automatic date & time", set the date and time, then check "automatic" again.
While you're in the "Settings", tap on "Storage", then tap on the 3 dots in the upper right hand corner, then tap on "USB Computer connection", then checkmark "Media Device", to permit you to hook your TP up to any computer, as if it were an external hard drive.
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PLAY STORE , AKA GAPPS, AKA GOOGLE APPS, WHAT TO DO IF IT DOESN'T WORK. (revised August 21, 2012)

If the Play Store is missing or dysfunctional. download the latest version [goo.im] and put the zip into the download folder of your TP.
If your TP is off, turn it on and select "boot ClockworkMod: and follow the instructions below.
If your TP is on, hit and hold the on/off button for 1 second and a window will appear. Tap on "reboot". then on the next window, tap on "recovery", then hit "OK".
That will take you straight to a menu that can be navigated with the volume up and down buttons.
Navigate to "install zip from SD card", then hit enter by way of pressing the Home button on the black bezel of the TP.
On the next window, it will stop on the option to "choose zip from SD card". so hit enter again.
In the next window. all your folders will appear, so use the volume buttons to navigate to the "download" folder with the gapps file, then hit enter again.
Navigate to the gapps zip file, and hit enter one more time.
The next window asks you to confirm the decision by navigating to the word "yes" then hit enter, at which point, the TP takes over and flashes the file.
When it's done, you navigate through the menu to reboot and it will update as it boots up and you should have the play store installed.
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Edit: Revised install info to install FatNCreamy CM9 w/ links and step by step if this wiki is daunting, this is for you! Very simple procedure, no digging for links or digging through threads to find the right rom! *as of Nov 5, 2012.

http://pastebin.com/aqQYsW0m

The rom used in the above directions is called FatN Creamy built by a senior member found on XDA: http://forum.xda-developers.com/s...?t=1944556


LATEST NIGHTLY [get.cm] - MIC WORKS and Skype doesn't crash!
Please don't go off and run off installing Nightly. Follow the correct procedure to do so. Also remember to run a nandroid backup just incase you mess up. Remember Nightly builds are UNTESTED. Don't go off crying in the forums the latest nightly broke your tablet. Any who, mine is fine Smilie

gapps wiki (also lists changes): http://wiki.rootzwiki.com/Google_Apps

Nightly Logs: http://cm-nightlies.appspot.com/?...tenderloin New Link : http://changelog.bbqdroid.org/
Sometime Nightly Builds: http://get.cm/?device=tenderloin
Forum Discussion: http://rootzwiki.com/topic/21871-...iscussion/

How to install CM9/nightly
http://slickdeals.net/f/3447614-The-official-Android-on-the-HP-Touchpad-owner-s-thread?v=1&p=50540555#post50540555
http://forums.webosnation.com/and...guide.html
http://forum.cyanogenmod.com/topi...ntry335632
http://liliputing.com/2012/01/how...alpha.html
http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/wiki/...date_Guide

2/21/12 - CM9 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Alpha 1 and Alpha 2 for Touchpad Build available HERE [rootzwiki.com]]

1/23/12 - CM9 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Alpha 0.5 and Alpha 0.6 for Touchpad Build available HERE [rootzwiki.com]

UPDATE 1/18/2012: CM9 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Alpha 0 for Touchpad available [rootzwiki.com] [rootzwiki.com]

UPDATE 1/18/2012: CM9 Alpha0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) for Touchpad with Simple Step-by-Step Installation Guide [blogspot.com]

UPDATE 12/14: MIUI Android ROM Arrived for the HP TouchPad [blogspot.com]

UPDATE 11/22 *** ANDROID Alpha3 Software is HERE [rootzwiki.com] [rootzwiki.com [rootzwiki.com]].*** Fast Mirror Here [webandros.com]


Update 11/05: Working fix for Sleep-of-Death from Dalingrin@CM7 [blogspot.com]

A Video guide on How to install Android on TouchPad [tabletsupportforum.com]

FAQ of HP Touchpad CM7 release here [rootzwiki.com]
List of working/non-working apps on TP Cyan port here [google.com]

Android on TouchPad Info
Simple Step by Step Visual Guide to Run Android on Touchpad for PC, MAC, and Linux [briefmobile.com]
Simple step-by-step Installation Guide with dualboot capability: CM7 Android for TP [blogspot.com]
*Android running as a special card App on TouchPad [blogspot.com]
*Blamza! Honeycomb to TouchPad port - blamza.com
*RootzWiki now has a Dump of the Qualcom Android port for the HP Touchpad. androidpolice.com
*Also see (latest updates + dump download): rootzwiki.com
*RootzWiki Touchdroid Android Project Thread - rootzwiki.com
*Touchdroid team webpage - touch-droid.com
*Hacknmod Reward (up'd to $2000) for Android on HP TouchPad as seen on Hackaday: hackaday.com
*Video of Android 2.3.5 & WebOS dual-boot blamza.com
*CM7 on its way to the TouchpadAndroidPolice
CM progess thread. CM. [rootzwiki.com]Wifi, sound now working.
*Dual-Boot Android 2.3.x Gingerbread And webOS On HP TouchPad [URL="http://slickdeals.net/?&u2=http://www.redmondpie.com/dual-boot-android-2.3.x-gingerbread-and-webos-on-hp-touchpad-achieved-video/"]redmondpie.com


Discussion forum regarding the Cyanogen Mod Android Port to Touchpad.
Cyanogenmod.com forum [cyanogenmod.com]

The Cyanogen Mod - You can see what bugs they are currently experiencing.
http://code.google.com/p/cmtouchpad/updates/list

A more simplified link that shows the status of Cyanogen Mod
http://rootzwiki.com/showthread.php?5682-Build-Progress-Updated-9-25

After Cyanogen installation modifications
Update 10/27 Change boot animations on CM7 Video guide here [tabletsupportforum.com].


Suggested apps after installing CM7 on your Touchpad
Netflix
The official BBC app
Dolphin HD browser (webOS browser is absolute garbage)
The official Engadget app
Pulse (news feed)
The official Twitter app


Ubuntu on TouchPad Info
*Link to PreCentral discussion about Ubuntu: precentral.net
*More on Ubuntu for touchpad: infogenra.com
*Installed ubuntu(+xfce). Pics here: photobucket.com

*This is not meant for the faint hearted or linux noobs. Must know jargon (ssh, chroot, novaterm). Try at your own risk.
  • 1. You MUST backup your profile to webos server before beginning with meta doctor (creation of ext3fs) but AFTER installing preware. Otherwise after creating ext3fs and rebooting, when you go to first start screen with webos credentials, your preware will be GONE
  • 2. Also, you MUST build the metadoctor after uncommenting the line INSTALL_WIFI_PROFILES = 1. Otherwise you cannot connect to wifi.
  • 3. Guides on lilliputing, infogenra are fairly simplistic. You must read each link they refer to and follow the instructions carefully (must definitely have an idea of architecture in which you are building - important for installing novacom drivers/palm SDK).

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#3
Cyan 2.1a linpack score jumped OCing 1.5 on both from 60 averages to 70 avg. nice improvement! Hadn't had had any wifi issues before just kept wifi on always. No sod yet but just put it on.
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What does everyone's mod version and build number show after today's update? For some reason my sleep ofdeath and my wifi issues have no been resolved, wondering if the install took.

Mod: CyanogenMod-7.1.0-RC1-tenderloin-KANG
Build: GRJ22
That's the version that mine shows. Did you wipe cache and davlik cache. Have not had wifi problems just set to keep wifi on in settings. Now set to keep wifi on when screen on working phenomenally. Could check here [google.com] for your particular wifi issue. Going back to webos is a drag hope the latest update really snaps it up when tried.
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Thanks rambunctious for the new thread!!!

So who is still having issues on the new build? I still get the sleep of death issue. One nice thing they did fix was google maps, I can now download it from the marketplace and it works great!
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Reinstall worked, but I'm still seeing the SoD issue when I left it plugged in overnight.

Really wish that the android marketplace would remember all your apps and not just the ones you bought!

Also for those that like games the Angry Birds original game and rio game are 100% free on the android marketplace.
If you are doing a set CPU make. Sure the min. Is set for the least at 384. "Titanium Backup" will remember all your apps and restore them.
My problem at moment is charging seems fine was at 97% last nite and charging fine woke up at 75% still charging. Guess this is why I usually jump in at rc1 at the least. Still aside from the cards this alpha is 10x better than 3.0.4
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For noob's sake (i.e. me) what are major shortcomings of Android at this point? (i.e. Wifi fixed?)

Eventually when Android is readily available, what will be missing from WebOS? (i.e. TS charging/auto-Exibition?)
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If you are doing a set CPU make. Sure the min. Is set for the least at 384. "Titanium Backup" will remember all your apps and restore them.
My problem at moment is charging seems fine was at 97% last nite and charging fine woke up at 75% still charging. Guess this is why I usually jump in at rc1 at the least. Still aside from the cards this alpha is 10x better than 3.0.4
Yeah was reading about the set CPU for people on rootzwiki. I'll give that a shot. Looks like "SetCPU" costs $1.99 is it worth it?
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Yeah was reading about the set CPU for people on rootzwiki. I'll give that a shot. Looks like "SetCPU" costs $1.99 is it worth it?
Try no frills CPU if you want and need more functionallity switch to set cpu. Thinking about switching for the reason settings on battery and plugged in should really be different.
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We kind of already had a thread that discusses most of the questions here in this thread.

http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?sduid=62874&t=3423946

With Alpha 2, I did not clear cache or Dalvik and my upgrade went smooth. I had no themes or anything else installed if that matters. Sleep of death seems to be fixed for me, Wifi seems fixed for now (More testing tonight). Better general app compatibility, seems a little faster too. When playing music with the screen off I still get static when the volume is loud. That is my number 1 problem right now.
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Quote from LiquidRetro View Post :
We kind of already had a thread that discusses most of the questions here in this thread.

http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?sduid=62874&t=3423946

With Alpha 2, I did not clear cache or Dalvik and my upgrade went smooth. I had no themes or anything else installed if that matters. Sleep of death seems to be fixed for me, Wifi seems fixed for now (More testing tonight). Better general app compatibility, seems a little faster too. When playing music with the screen off I still get static when the volume is loud. That is my number 1 problem right now.
Think there are a few but this says "OFFICIAL" and goes up to 11.Rock Could see about resolutions here [google.com]
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May be someone could be a FAQ directly in the Wiki instead of pointing to somewhere else. Like does this work with 3.0.4?
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May be someone could be a FAQ directly in the Wiki instead of pointing to somewhere else. Like does this work with 3.0.4?
It does, but if you have android installed and you do 3.0.4 it will break moboot loader. You can just reinstall it to fix it or you can wipe the install, install 3.0.4 and reinstall fresh. I tried to do the latter one because I had to wipe it anyway, but I got too impatient for 3.0.4 to download.
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Followed this link [tabletsupportforum.com] to install the Alpha 2.1 version of Cyanogenmod 7.1

Wifi works like a charm. I can install apps from the store. The common ones like the Dolphin Browser, Angry Birds, Google Maps work just fine. Camera shows the picture on screen but cannot capture it. Installed Netflix app but only get the audio.Video doesn't work well in youtube or other sites. A job very well done by the folks at Cyanogenmod. Hope to get fixes for the video in the next release.
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I recently installed the Cyanogenmod 7.1 and I have two issues...1. if I try to reboot into webOS from Android it often will shut down but not restart. I push the on button and it goes right to WebOS. Other times if I try to shut down and restart the screen freezes and I have to hold the center button and power till it shuts down..anyone having these issues?? WiFi worked great at home with wep protection but here at work I see the wpa2 wireless and have all the settings like my phone but it won't connect..I have seen several mentions of wireless issues any suggestions? Also, I placed it on the touchstone last night and woke up this morning and I don´t think it charged at all from android..switched over to webOS and it worked fine...no complaints though..really excited about how smooth the alpha is. thanks for any suggestions or hints anyone can contribute...just want to make sure I haven´t done anything wrong.
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