How to install CyanogenMod 10 Preview with Sound & working Camera on the HP TouchPad!
Note(Important) I highly recommend you make a Nandroid backup of your current Rom, Apps and Setup. This perfectly preservers your current configuration and can easily be restored through CWM or TWRP Recovery.
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Jcsullins Latest Preview Build 04/18/2013 Rom Download:
New[Video]Schizoid 2.00 CM10.1 Builds for the HP TouchPad Android 4.2.2
[ROM GUIDE] CM10.1 Unofficial Builds on the HP TouchPad Android 4.2.2
Unofficial Release Notes*
-Improved WiFi drivers, WiFi can now be set to turn off when the TouchPad is sleeping.
-Settings->WiFi->(3 dots upper right)->Advanced->Keep WiFi on during sleep.
-Battery Drain During Sleep has been improved to around -3/-5ma Video.
-Battery Drain is dependent on your current setup, background apps, widgets and wallpapers Video.
-Added automatic shutdown at 3%, the Touchpad appears to reach 0%.
-The kernel scales the reported percentage so that <=3% reports as 0%
-The Audio, Microphone and Camera are working well.
-Hardware video acceleration works very well, Games, HD YouTube videos.
-Dorregaray & Jcsullins now have an unofficial CM10 build with a working Camera. Video
-Jcsullins CWM6 is now included in all cminstall packages. Video
-Flash videos work in the Dolphin Browser, if you double tap the video after starting it video.
-The Magnetometer/Compass and Gyroscopic are working.
-You can Enable Expanded desktop or take Screenshots by going to Settings/System/Power Menu.
-You can Rotate the lock screen, settings/display/rotation.
-CM10 TouchPads may hang at Boot and require a little extra time before regular use.
-Flashing CM9 Over CM10 through CWM or TWRP, can cause a boot loop.(use a Backup)
-If you didn't use the ACMEInstaller 3, then your system may have too little free space.
-If your system is out of space you may get locking up and Random reboots.
-Streaming videos via flash in the Web Browsers is unsupported in Jelly Bean and often only the Audio plays.
-The following are few general TP Power issues to be aware of:
-If your battery is heavily drained, then you may need to leave it charging for a full day.
-When the battery is fully drained it can take the TP a longtime to reach even the lowest battery level.
-The USB cable does not transfer enough power to effectively charge the tablet. You must use the wall plug when charging the HP TouchPad.
-You can add an automatic shutdown Rule
-AutomateIt, Play Store Link- What to do: New Rule/Trigger Battery level(Below 20%)/Action/Shutdown//save. Or
-Llama, Play Store Link- Location Profiles:Event tab choose + (at the bottom of the screen) Add condition (battery Level Below 20%) Actions (turn off phone)
How to install CyanogenMod the 'Easy Way'
Hello and welcome to the CyanogenMod the Easy Way installation guide for the HP TouchPad.
1) Start by downloading and installing Java from this link Here:
2) Download, extract and open the Novacom files and Read ME.
-Run and install the UniversalNovacomInstaller-1.3 software onto your PC.
Downloaded Novacom files & Read Me Here:
Downloaded Novacom mirror & Read Me Here:
-Once the installation has completed navigate to the install directory on your PC. The Default path will be C:/Program Files/ Palm, Inc.
Once there Paste the files located in the “Add to Palm, Inc folder” here.
Click the picture below to see the location:
3) Choose One of the following versions of CyanogenMod. Download your chosen package and extract it to your PC. Next attach your HP TouchPad to your PC with the USB cable and place it into MTP mode(Media Transfer Protocol). Open the extracted folder and transfer the cminstall folder into the Internal Storage of your HP TouchPad; the location the opens when the USB is attached to the PC/Mac. Make sure that the folder is named "cminstall". Once complete disconnect the TouchPad from USB cable.
CyanogenMod Installation Package Downloads:
A]CyanogenMod 10 Jelly Bean (CM10-20130418)cminstall package Download:
Note! This one folder now contains all 4 needed files!
B]CyanogenMod 9 Ice Cream Sandwich (CM9-20130512)cminstall package Download:
C]CyanogenMod 7 Gingerbread (CM7Alpha3.5) cminstall package Download:
(Thanks to Mpgrimm2 for Dev hosting the files)
-Once the cminstall files are on The HP TouchPad, it’s time to reboot into WebOS Recovery mode(aka USB mode).
-If you are currently running WebOS you must disconnect the USB cable from the PC.
-On your PC look for the USB icon in the bottom right corner, click it and eject the HP TouchPad.
-In WebOS Reboot the device by going into Settings/Device Info/ and select “Reset options” choose restart.
-In Android Reboot the device by holding down the power button and select Reboot/OK.
-As soon as the screen goes dark hold down the volume up button until you enter WebOS Recovery mode(aka USB Mode). Note* the large USB symbol that should be on the screen. If you miss it just reboot again and hold down the Volume up button right away. Now connect your USB cable to the PC.
Open a Command Prompt or Terminal
On your PC:
-Open a command prompt by going to the start button and typing CMD into the search window (enter)
-Open a command prompt by Opening the Palm, Inc folder, Hold [Shift] & [Right Click] then select "open Command window here"
On your Mac:
Mac OS X users will need to start a Terminal window. This can be found in the /Applications/Utilities folder.
Using the Command Prompt or Terminal
-Next either type or copy and paste the following in to the command prompt (without the part in brackets)
cd program files (enter)
cd palm, inc (enter)
(Only type One of the Following lines below.)
Note:The ACMEInstaller3 can and should be used to install all versions of CyanogenMod.
On your PC
novacom.exe boot mem:// < ACMEInstaller3 (Upgrade from CM7 to CM9)
novacom.exe boot mem:// < ACMEInstaller3 (Upgrade from CM9 to CM10 or install CM10)
novacom.exe boot mem:// < ACMEUninstaller (uninstall CyanogenMod, All versions)
On your Mac
novacom boot mem:// < ACMEInstaller3 (Upgrade from CM7 to CM9)
novacom boot mem:// < ACMEInstaller3 (Upgrade from CM9 to CM10 or install CM10)
novacom boot mem:// < ACMEUninstaller (uninstall CyanogenMod, All versions)
Note: Mac OS X users will enter the commands without the ".exe" extension.
-You will see the lines of text scrolling on the HP TouchPad while CyanogenMod is installing. Now disconnect the USB cable from the HP TouchPad. Once this is complete you will be greeted with the Moboot menu and CyanogenMod will boot for the first time. You will be taken through a series of menus to setup the device. Congratulations you have now installed CyanogenMod onto your HP TouchPad, Have Fun.
Nevertells upgrade advice for installing CM10 over CM9 here:
Nevertells Advice for Installing CyanogenMod the Old Fashioned Way
(Optional) Automated Installers/Uninstallers/Toolkits [Threads]:
-There are now three great threads about automated installers that can make your Android experience almost effortless.
Touchpad Toolkit - Android automated installer
[Easy Installer] [v 1.0.3] [Lazy/Noob Android Installer]
All the TouchPad PC files in a few simple clicks!
1)Note: Once running CyanogenMod for the first time, you may need to enable MTP(Media Transfer Protocol) This will enable the TouchPad to transfer files and charge using the USB cable. To Enable MTP mode, Go to settings/storage, look for the three dots in the upper right hand corner of the screen, tap computer connection, and make sure there is a check next to MTP.
2)Note: If you are unable to find the Play Store after you install CyanogenMod, then you will need to reflash your gapps package. Click Here for the how to video!
GOO.IM: All Gapps Downloads!
CyanogenMod 10.0.x, 4.1.1, gapps-jb-20121011-signed:
CyanogenMod 9.0.x, 4.0.3-4, gapps-ics-20120429-signed:
CyanogenMod 7.1-2.x, 2.3.5-7, gapps-gb-20110828-signed:
3)Note: When using the acmeinstaller2/3, the Rom and Gapps files must begin with update-xxxx. If update- is not present the Rom and gapps may not install. You can add update- to the Rom & Gapps file names if it is missing.
CyanogenMod package contents explained:
-There are currently three versions of CyanogenMod provided here to install. I would highly recommend installing CyanogenMod 9 (CM9) for first time users. CM9 has reached a good level of maturity and stability. CyanogenMod 10 (CM10) is currently a very functional unofficial Preview build but still has a couple bugs. CyanogenMod7 (CM7) also works well but is a little dated and not well supported like CM9/CM10 are.
-You will need 4 files to install CyanogenMod. The first two files can vary depending on the version you choose to install. CyanogenMod 9 is used here for Example:
1)update-cm-9-20120707-NIGHTLY-tenderloin-signed.zip (Installs your Android Operating System)
2)update- gapps-ics-20120429-signed (Installs your Gapps Package, Play Store & Applications)
3)moboot_0.3.5 (Installs your Boot Menu options)
4)update-CWM6_tenderloin-20121215 (Installs ClockWorkMod6 recovery)
Optional Patches, Tweaks, and Customization's (Not included):
HP TouchPad Battery Drain issues during sleep (Important):
[video]How to Reflash the A6 Firmware Method 1:
[Video]How to Reflash the A6 Firmware Method 2:
Full step by step A6 Firmware Flashing instructions and Info here!
Rom Flashing issues with CWM5 (Important):
Partition Size Problems and ACMEInstaller3(Important):
Bricking Help & Fixes:
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Edited by RolandDeschain79, 17 June 2013 - 07:20 AM.