The *official* Android on the HP Touchpad owner's thread
How to install Android 4.4.x with Jcsullins TPtoolbox "The Super 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.
- PC: download and install novacom
Download, extract and install the appropriate version of Novacom for your OS here:
- 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
- PC: download and extract Touchpad Toolbox
Download Jcsullins latest Toolbox v42 (replaces v40, v41x)
-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
- Touchpad: enter webOS Recovery mode (a Touchpad bootloader feature), and connect it to PC with a USB cable
- PC: run Touchpad Toolbox to install it to Touchpad. Touchpad reboots into Touchpad Toolbox automatically.
- 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.
- PC: copy downloaded ROM/gapps/recovery zips to HP Touchpad\ttinstall. Eject the USB drive for Touchpad.
- 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.
- Touchpad: Recovery automatically installs ROM and gapps. Just wait. Once done, Touchpad reboots automatically to enter the chosen Android system.
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
Google Apps (gapps) (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.
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 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)
To install CM9, you'll will need to download the following files,
Acme Installer 3
Google Apps (gapps)
CM9 take the most recent version. Latest version is from September 29, 2013.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 - 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
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
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.
A more simplified link that shows the status of Cyanogen Mod
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
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).