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HP TouchPad gets CyanogenMod alpha

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 13 Oct 2011 15:15 User comments (18)

HP TouchPad gets CyanogenMod alpha The CyanogenMod team has ported Android to the HP TouchPad, but the devs are encouraging you not to download it yet.
In public alpha, the ROM is still very buggy, and the devs say most apps probably still don't work.

For now, ClockWorkrecovery, multiboot support, ten-point multitouch, functional WiFi, camera support for video chat and limited GPU acceleration are working now, but are also buggy. Wi-Fi disconnects are aplenty, sleep doesn't really work so battery drain is significant

For a full list of working features and an install guide, check here: [RELEASE][ALPHA][Discussion] CyanogenMod team Touchpad port

AfterDawn will not be putting together a guide on rooting and adding CM7 to your TouchPad until the platform reaches a stable release or at least a beta.

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18 user comments

113.10.2011 20:37

"LOWER YOUR EXPECTATIONS" EDITION

*** This early version represents the start of a process, not the end, and as such will not be sufficiently awesome, so take any expectations you have and lower them. Now lower them about five feet below that. ***


This cracked me up

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 13 Oct 2011 @ 20:38

213.10.2011 21:58

All I really care about right now is Netflix. I can't believe there isn't a WebOS app for that.

314.10.2011 2:12

Originally posted by core2kid:
All I really care about right now is Netflix. I can't believe there isn't a WebOS app for that.
I agree, which is frustrating because in a lot of HPs promotional stuff for the Touchpad they actually say they do

414.10.2011 3:43

I am very glad that all my $100 orders got canceled due to lack of stock...I don't think it is worth that much anymore.



514.10.2011 4:00

Originally posted by KillerBug:
I am very glad that all my $100 orders got canceled due to lack of stock...I don't think it is worth that much anymore.
Hater :P

614.10.2011 4:51

Originally posted by keola37:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
I am very glad that all my $100 orders got canceled due to lack of stock...I don't think it is worth that much anymore.
Hater :P
Not really...I just realized that I would never use one. I guess I could have sold them on craigslist or maybe used the screen for a project of some kind, but I still don't see why anyone would want a tablet with no 4G (heck, not even 3G) when that person has a basic laptop and a 4G android phone with wifi tethering.


714.10.2011 11:25

Originally posted by KillerBug:
I am very glad that all my $100 orders got canceled due to lack of stock...I don't think it is worth that much anymore.
How many did you actually order lol.

814.10.2011 23:11

Originally posted by core2kid:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
I am very glad that all my $100 orders got canceled due to lack of stock...I don't think it is worth that much anymore.
How many did you actually order lol.
About 20.

914.10.2011 23:44

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by core2kid:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
I am very glad that all my $100 orders got canceled due to lack of stock...I don't think it is worth that much anymore.
How many did you actually order lol.
About 20.
Holy crap. While I feel that it's obviously okay to buy and resell, I think it's unethical to do it. HP should have put a limit of 2 or so per customer so everybody could have gotten one. I bet there were people who ordered 1000 or so and there are people who can't afford a "real" tablet.

I ordered 2. I used the first one and didn't open the 2nd one. Even for $150 (32GB), webOS sucks.

1015.10.2011 2:21

Buying and reselling is a core principal of capitalism. Other than slaves, human organs, and anything sold using false advertising, I see nothing unethical about it. Heck, I don't even have a problem with illegal drug dealers...their markups are high but their risks are high and their products do exactly what they claim to do...unless they are not selling what they claim to be selling, but that goes back to the false advertising exception.



1117.10.2011 7:05

I installed this last night, so far it works great. Netflix and all.

1217.10.2011 14:26

Originally posted by keola37:
I installed this last night, so far it works great. Netflix and all.
Which tutorial did you use? I'm stuck on the part where I need to start the installer via PC.

1317.10.2011 20:32

Originally posted by core2kid:
Originally posted by keola37:
I installed this last night, so far it works great. Netflix and all.
Which tutorial did you use? I'm stuck on the part where I need to start the installer via PC.
I got stuck a few times. For me, the key was to reinstall the novacom drivers and then place the ACMEinstaller in the install folder for the novacom. I also had to install the 32bit version of the novacom for it to work. The 64bit is what i had to begin with, but it would say "could not connect to sever".

So I installed the 32bit novacom drivers, put the update files (moboot, cm7, and CWM) in a folder called "cminstall" on my Touchpad, placed ACMEinstaller in the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Palm, Inc then opened a command prompt from that folder and run:

novacom.exe boot mem:// < ACMEInstaller

This worked for me and took about 5-10 minutes.

1417.10.2011 20:34

Can you link hte novacom driver package you used?

1517.10.2011 20:41

Originally posted by core2kid:
Can you link hte novacom driver package you used?
http://palm.cdnetworks.net/opensource/novacom/novacom-win-32.tgz

1617.10.2011 20:42

Thanks. I'll try it out this week.

1717.10.2011 20:48

for all the dire warnings about installing this, so far my only glitch has been that sometimes the sound doesn't come on when I load up CM7, but it is easily fixed by toggling the sound off and then back on. I am very happy, i was SO sure i would screw something up and brick it.

1817.10.2011 20:49

It's probably really hard to brick it. I hated the Cyanogenmods readme, it was so hard to read. No new lines. Come on!

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