Hello and welcome to the full "Easy Way" guide for installing Android on the HP TouchPad. XDA Version of this thread here:
General Unofficial Release Notes:
-Sound and Mic
-WiFi & Bluetooth
-Most builds have a Low to medium battery drain during sleep -4mA to -10mA or -4mA to -30mA(See below)
-Dirty flashing older builds (CM9/CM10) over newer builds (CM10.1/CM10.2) will result in Boot loops.
-If this happens use your backup or do a fresh install, Click here for a how to Video:
-Flashing CM9/CM10 Over CM10.1/CM10.2/CM11 through CWM or TWRP, can cause a boot loop.(use a Backup)
-Doing an install with ACMEInstaller can sometimes result in a boot loop. Use a backup or flash the Rom and Gapps package through CWM or TWRP.
The usual HP TouchPad battery drain issues:
-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 that comes with the HP TP is often defective and breaks easily. Try using another USB cable if possible.
-The USB cable does not transfer enough power to effectively charge the tablet. You must use the wall plug when charging the HP TouchPad.
-To be safe don't let your HP TouchPad run out of Batteries ever! Install one of these free apps!
-You can add an automatic shutdown Rule by doing the following.
-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) Addcondition (battery Level Below 20%) Actions (turn off phone)
[Video]How to install Android The Easy Way Guide Video
[Video]How to Uninstall Android The Easy Way Guide Video
Note(Important): This will completely remove all Partition changes made during the Data Media setup and get your TP back to the default setup.
This perfectly preserves your current configuration and can easily be restored through CWM or TWRP Recovery.
How to make a Nandroid backup video:
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.
Note: If you have previously installed an older version of Android its recommended to do a full Uninstall before Reinstalling with the instructions here. If you wish to upgrade your version of Android please read this thread here:
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.
a] ACMEInstaller5 (Install CM7, CM9, CM10, or Flash .zips located in the cminstall folder)
b] ACMEInstaller5E (Install Evervolv AOSP Android, or Flash .zips located in the cminstall folder)
c] ACMEInstaller5M (Install CM10.1,CM10.2, or Flash .zips located in the cminstall folder)
D] ACMEUninstaller2 (uninstalls Android and removes recovery, All versions)
Click the picture below to see the 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, Camera, Bluetooth, Automated Updater.
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, No Bluetooth.
Notes:Low battery drain(-4mA to -10mA) h/w video, Audio & Mic, Camera, Bluetooth. (Roland Recommended)
Notes:Low battery drain(-4mA to -10mA) h/w video, Audio & Mic, Camera, Bluetooth.
e]CM9 Android 4.0.2 ICS (20130929)cminstall package Download:
Notes:Low battery drain(-4mA to -10mA) h/w video, Audio & Mic, Flash support, Camera, Bluetooth, Last Official CM release(Netflix works).
Notes:Medium battery drain(-30mA to -60mA) h/w video, Audio & Mic, Flash support, 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.
-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 / (enter)
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 Flash .zips located in the cminstall folder)
novacom.exe boot mem:// < ACMEInstaller5M (Install CM10.1, CM10.2, or Flash .zips located in the cminstall folder)
novacom.exe boot mem:// < ACMEInstaller5E (Install Evervolv AOSP 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, CM10, or Flash .zips located in the cminstall folder)
./novacom boot mem:// < ACMEInstaller5M (Install CM10.1, CM10.2, or Flash .zips located in the cminstall folder)
./novacom boot mem:// < ACMEInstaller5E (Install Evervolv 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.
Note:(Important) If you're unable to install Android and get a message like "failed to connect to server" you may have encountered a problem when installing either Java or Novacom. Try to uninstall and reinstall both of those programs. You may need to disable your Antivirus or firewall software, this could be blocking the connection to your PC. If its still not working try another computer or laptop, this fixes the problem 99% of the time.
Android install package contents explained:
-You will need 4 files to install Android on the HP TouchPad. The first two files, the Rom and Gapps, can vary depending on the version of Android you choose to install. CyanogenMod9(CM9) is used here for Example:
1)update-cm-9-20130929-NIGHTLY-tenderloin.zip (The Rom Installs your Android Operating System)
2)update-gapps-ics-20120429-signed.zip (The Gapps Package, Installs your Play Store & Google Applications)
3)moboot_038-tenderloin.zip(Installs your Boot Menu options)
4)update-CWM6_tenderloin-20121215.zip (Installs ClockWorkMod6 recovery, allows you to make backups, update Roms ect)
-Read the discussion about this great new rom here.
iMarck90's Post about the new Build:
Gapps Downloads & Extras:
Main Gapps page @ Goo.im
Mpgrimm2 Dev-Host backup files
Mpgrimm2 AFH backup files mirror
Optional Patches, Tweaks, and Customization's (Not included):
Notes, Fixes and Tweaks(Important):
Note:The following are Solutions for the most Frequently asked questions and problems.
Bricking, Boot Loop, Help & Fixes(Important):
How and when to Use the WebOS Doctor (Important):
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:
Fixes for SDCARD issues for all versions of CyanogenMod
Removed SDcard Error Message:
How to Increase the 'Internal space' for Additional App Storage:
Removing System Apps(Optional):
Partition Size Problems and ACMEInstaller3(Important):
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Donate to show your appreciation to our hard working developers:
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Donate to Dorregaray:
Donate to Evervolv Team (Flintman):
HP TouchPad Battery Drain issues during sleep (Important):
Edited by RolandDeschain79, 05 March 2014 - 12:12 PM.