General Unofficial Release Notes:
How to install Android "The Easy Way" Guide Video:
Note(Important) I highly recommend you make a Nandroid backup after installing and setting up Android on your HP TouchPad. This perfectly preserves your current configuration and can easily be restored through CWM or TWRP Recovery.
How to install Android on the HP TouchPad, "The Easy Way" Guide
Hello and welcome to the full "Easy Way" guide for installing Android on the HP TouchPad.
1) Start by downloading and Installing both Java and the Novacom Software onto your PC or Mac Computer. These files are required before doing the next step.
2)The Novacom software you installed will create a new folder called Palm, Inc. You will need to place the ACMEInstaller5/5E/5M and ACMEUninstaller2 files into this Palm, Inc folder. By default this folder will be located on your PC @ C:/Program Files/ Palm, Inc. Mac OS X users will find this folder @ /opt/nova/bin. Download the files and copy and paste them right into either of these directories.
Click the picture to see the default PC location:
3) Choose One of the following versions of Android. Download your chosen package and extract it to your PC. The extracted cminstall folder will contain 4.zipped files needed to install Android. Next attach your HP TouchPad to your PC with the USB cable and place it into USB Drive Mode(WebOS) or MTP mode(Android). Open the extracted folder and transfer the cminstall folder(Contains 4 .zips) 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" and contains 4.zip files. Once complete disconnect your TouchPad from the USB cable.
Android Installation Package Downloads:
Notes: Low battery drain(-4mA to -10mA) h/w video, Audio & Mic, Nightly Builds, Camera, Automated Updater, Bluetooth.
Note: Windows users may need to do the following in order to attach the Touchpad with the USB cable.
Notes:Low battery drain(-4mA to -10mA) h/w video, Audio & Mic, Camera, Bluetooth.
Notes:Low battery drain(-4mA to -10mA) h/w video, Audio & Mic, Camera, Bluetooth, Needs extra boot time.
d]CM9 Android 4.0.2 ICS (20130929)cminstall package Download:
Notes:Low battery drain(-4mA to -10mA) h/w video, Audio & Mic, Camera, Bluetooth, Last Official CM release.
Notes:Medium battery drain(-30mA to -60mA) h/w video, Audio & Mic, Camera, Bluetooth, Original CM7 Alpha Release.
Note: Each package contains all 4.zips files needed to install Android!
(Thanks to Mpgrimm2 for Dev hosting the files)
How to Install Android
-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 into the command prompt (without the part in brackets)
Note(Optional): You can run batch files to automatically input the following commands download here:
On your PC
cd program files (enter)
cd palm, inc (enter)
or (Typed all at once)
cd c:\Program Files\Palm, Inc (enter)
On your Mac
cd opt (enter)
cd nova (enter)
cd bin (enter)
or (Typed all at once)
cd /opt/nova/bin (enter)
Note:(Important)Only enter One of the Following commands below.
On your PC
novacom.exe boot mem:// < ACMEInstaller5 (Install CM7, CM9, CM10, or CM10.1, Upgrade Android or Flash .zips located in the cminstall folder)
novacom.exe boot mem:// < ACMEInstaller5M (Install CM10.2, CM11, Upgrade Android or Flash .zips located in the cminstall folder)
novacom.exe boot mem:// < ACMEInstaller5E (Install Evervolv Android, Upgrade Android or Flash .zips located in the cminstall folder)
novacom.exe boot mem:// < ACMEUninstaller2 (uninstalls Android and removes recovery, All versions)
On your Mac
novacom boot mem:// < ACMEInstaller5 (Install CM7, CM9 or CM10, Upgrade Android or Flash .zips located in the cminstall folder)
novacom boot mem:// < ACMEInstaller5M (Install CM10.2, CM11, Upgrade Android or Flash .zips located in the cminstall folder)
novacom boot mem:// < ACMEInstaller5E (Install Evervolv AOSP Roms, Upgrade Android or Flash .zips located in the cminstall folder)
novacom boot mem:// < ACMEUninstaller2 (uninstalls Android and removes recovery, 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 Android is installing. Now disconnect the USB cable from the HP TouchPad. Once this is complete you will be greeted with the Moboot menu and Android will boot for the first time. You will be taken through a series of menus to setup the device. Congratulations you have now installed Android onto your HP TouchPad, Have Fun.
Android install package contents explained:
-You will need 4 files to install Android. The first two files can vary depending on the version you choose to install. CyanogenMod 9 is used here for Example.
1)update-cm-9-20130929-NIGHTLY-tenderloin.zip (Installs your Android Operating System)
2)update-gapps-ics-20120429-signed.zip (Installs your Gapps Package, Play Store & Applications)
3)moboot_038-tenderloin.zip(Installs your Boot Menu options)
4)update-CWM6_tenderloin-20121215.zip (Installs ClockWorkMod6 recovery)
Gapps Downloads & Extras:
Main Gapps page @ Goo.im
Optional Patches, Tweaks, and Customization's (Not included):
Download 4.4 Kitkat Gapps here:
Notes:Low to Medium battery drain(-4mA to -30mA) h/w video, Test Build Make a Backup!, Automated Updater, Audio plays with the screen off, Camera, No Bluetooth.
Notes:To transfer files to PC, turn on USB mass Storage from the USB connection notification on the Android device.
Note(Important): Backup and transfer all your SDcard files to PC. This is a testing build and could wipe files from your SDcard.
Note(Important): I would recommend increasing the size of your System Partition for this build. After my install I had 398/400MB free, so Flash the 512MB zip below or use Tailor to adjust the size.
Note(Important):This is an Android Open Source Project (AOSP) rom not a CyanogenMod (CM) rom. Dirty flashing an AOSP rom over a CM rom can cause errors and rebooting issues. Always do a clean install when moving from CM to AOSP and vise versa.
Flash through recovery to change the partition size to 512MB(Gradular&codycoyote)
Flintmans Posts about the new Pre-Beta Build here:
ACMEInstaller4/5 Testing by iMark90 Thread here:
10/19/2013 Builds Based on Jcsullins CM10 that include the Master key exploit fixes: By iMarck90
Full info and Downloads:
Notes, Fixes and Tweaks(Important):
Note:The following are Solutions for the most Frequently asked questions and problems.
HP TouchPad Battery Drain issues during sleep (Important):
Full step by step A6 Firmware Flashing instructions and Info here!
SDcard Fixes and Internal App Storage Increase(Important):
All these fixes can be found in the following thread below by Jcsullins:
Removed SDcard Error Message:
How to Increase the 'Internal space' for Additional App Storage:
Removing System Apps(Optional):
Bricking, Boot Loops, Help & Fixes:(Important):
Partition Size Problems and ACMEInstaller3(Important):
HP TouchPad Root Certificate fix for WebOS cloud services(Important):
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Edited by RolandDeschain79, 10 December 2013 - 03:23 PM.