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[ROM GUIDE] How to install Android on the HP TouchPad "The Easy Way"

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OP RolandDeschain79

RolandDeschain79

Android Adventurer

Posted 01 August 2012 - 04:35 PM #1

Hello and welcome to the full "Easy Way" guide for installing Android on the HP TouchPad. 
 
Additional resources:
XDA Version of this thread here
[ROM GUIDE] How to install Android 4.4.2 Data Media builds on the HP TouchPad

[ROM GUIDE]How to use the TouchPad Toolbox to install Android "The Super Easy Way" (DM and Non-DM)

[ROM GUIDE] How to Update/Install Android 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4.2 Builds on the HP TouchPad(Non-DM)
 
 
General Unofficial Release Notes(Important):

Spoiler


 
How to install Android The Easy Way Guide 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.
 

How to make a Nandroid backup 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"
 
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(Important): You may need to disable your Antivirus/Firewall software before installing Java and the Novacom software. If you unable to install Android from the dos prompt in step 4, then you will need to redo this step.
 
Note(Important): This guide assumes that this is the first time you've installed Android on the HP Touchpad. 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:
 
 
a]Download Java 
 
b]Download Novacom

 

Or

 

Download, extract and install the appropriate versionof Novacom for your OS here:

novacom-win-32.tgz

novacom-win-64.tgz

novacom-linux-32.tgz

novacom-linux-64.tgz

novacom-mac.tgz

 
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:
acme short small.jpg
 
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:
 
a]Evervolv AOSP Android 4.3.1 JB (20140129) cminstall package Download: 
Notes: Low battery drain(-4mA to -10mA) h/w video, Audio & Mic, Camera, Bluetooth, Automated Updater.

Note: May have rebooting issues with the gallery app crashing, try a different one here
Note: Windows users may need to do the following in order to attach the Touchpad with the USB cable. 

Spoiler

 
b]CM10.2 Android 4.3.1 JB (20131209)cminstall package Download:
Notes:Low battery drain(-4mA to -10mA) h/w video, Audio & Mic, Camera, No Bluetooth.
 
c]CM10.1 Android 4.2.2 JB (20131210)cminstall package Download:
Notes:Low battery drain(-4mA to -10mA) h/w video, Audio & Mic, Camera, Bluetooth. 
Notes: Popular/stable user build but without official flash support. (Roland Recommended)

 

d]CM10 Android 4.1.2 JB (20131019)cminstall package Download:
Notes:Low battery drain(-4mA to -10mA) h/w video, Audio & Mic, Camera, Bluetooth.
Notes: A solid build like CM9 but without official flash support. (Roland Recommended)

 

e]CM9 Android 4.0.2  ICS (20130929)cminstall package Download:
Notes:Low battery drain(-4mA to -10mA) h/w video, Audio & Mic, Best Flash support, Camera, Bluetooth, best Netflix/Flash support

Notes: Last Official CM Rom release, best supported build. (Roland Recommended)
 
f]CM7 Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread (CM7Alpha3.5)cminstall package Download:
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!

 
How to Install Android
 
4Installation:
-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. 
or
-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)
Or
-Open a command prompt by Opening the Palm, Inc folder, Hold [Shift] & [Right Click] then select "open Command window hereacme short small - Copy.jpg

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). You can either enter the individual commands or just copy and paste the full (Typed all at once) line into the command prompt.
Note(Optional): You can run batch files to automatically input the following commands easily download here:
 
On your PC
cd\ (enter)

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/or get a message like "failed to connect to server" you may have encountered a problem when installing either Java or Novacom. Disable your Antivirus/firewall software and try to uninstall and reinstall both Java and Novacom. If its still not working try another computer or laptop, this fixes the problem 99% of the time. 
 
[ROM GUIDE] How to Update/Install Android 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4 Builds on the HP TouchPad
-Get links and instructions for installing the latest Android builds here:
 
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)
 
 
News and Updates 
 

 
[ROM]Jcsullins CM10.1 Kernel 3.0 Bluetooth Test builds By Jcsullins
Notes: Low battery drain (-5mA to -10mA), h/w video, Audio, Inverted volume controls, Bluetooth, No Camera.
 
[Thread] [CM10/CM10.1] [Experimental Preview by Jcsullins] [01/05/14]
-Read the discussion about this great new rom here.

iMarck90's Post about the new Build:

Android 4.2 20130812 CM10.1 Lite Gapps
 
 
Gapps Downloads & Extras:
 
Main Gapps page @ Goo.im


Extras:
Mpgrimm2 Dev-Host backup files
Mpgrimm2 AFH backup files mirror
Jcsullins Dev-Host backup files
Flashable.zip file to change the partition size to 512MB
CWM6 tenderloin-20121215:
Nexus 7 Camera Launcher:
moboot_038-tenderloin.zip
WebOS Doctor 3.0.5:
tpdebrick-v004.zip
moboot_0.3.5.zip
ACMEInstaller3
 
Optional Patches, Tweaks, and Customization's (Not included):
Spoiler

 
 
Troubleshooting:
Notes, Fixes and Tweaks(Important):
Note:The following are Solutions for the most Frequently asked questions and problems.
Spoiler

 
Bricking, Boot Loop, Help & Fixes(Important):
Spoiler

 
How and when to Use the WebOS Doctor (Important):
Spoiler

 
HP TouchPad Battery Drain issues during sleep (Important):

Full step by step A6 Firmware Flashing instructions and Info here!
Spoiler

 
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
 
Spoiler

 
How to Increase the 'Internal space' for Additional App Storage: 

Spoiler

 
Removing System Apps(Optional):
Spoiler

Partition Size Problems and ACMEInstaller3(Important):

Spoiler


Related Links:
 

Donate to the Developers:
Donate to show your appreciation to our hard working developers:

Donate to Jcsullins:

Donate to Dorregaray:

Donate to Evervolv Team (Flintman):
 
Donate to Invisiblek:
 
Donate to Milaq:


Edited by RolandDeschain79, 18 June 2014 - 03:25 PM.

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OP RolandDeschain79

RolandDeschain79

Android Adventurer

Posted 01 August 2012 - 10:32 PM #2

Hello and welcome to the full How to Update/Install Android 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4 Builds on the HP TouchPad.

 

Additional resources:

XDA Version of this thread here:

[ROM GUIDE]How to use the TouchPad Toolbox to install Android "The Super Easy Way" (DM and Non-DM)

General Unofficial Release Notes(Important):

Spoiler

 

How to Update/Install Android 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4 Builds on the HP TouchPad

 

Note(Important): If you have not installed Android before, then start by using the "Easy Way" guide below and installing one of the prepared install packages. Once you have Android running make a Nandroid backup before trying the large selection of available Roms in this thread. If you are currently using an older version of Android like 2.3 or 4.0.1(CM7/CM9), then you should do a Full uninstall and reinstall. This fixes several problematic issues like increasing the system partition size from 400-600MB to accommodate larger Android 4.2+(CM10+) Roms. If you're currently using a newer Rom like CM10+ and have CWM6+ then you can upgrade with a clean install method listed below.

 

How to check your Android version and System Partition size:

-Get the free app,Quick System Info PRO, to check the size of your partitions and remaining free space.  

-Having a System Partition size of 500-600MB is needed when installing Android 4.2+ Roms.

-Check your version of Android by going to settings/About Tablet/Android Version.

 
Clean install(Recommended):
When updating your version of Android its recommended to do a clean install of Android. You can do this by using your recovery (CWM or TWRP) to Format/Wipe the system data and the cache partitions. You can also fully Uninstall and Reinstall Android to accomplish a clean install. You will find a full step by step instructional video below. First choose an Android 4.2, 4.3 or 4.4 Rom and Gapps package from the detailed guides. Next transfer the two .zip files to your Android device with the USB or direct download them. Watch the how to update video below for step by step instructions. Note that you must have the correct Gapps package for your version of Android or you may experience errors with the Keyboard, Play Store or other Google apps.

 

Note(Optional): After a clean install you can attempt to use recovery to advanced restore just the data Partition. This will restore your apps and users data but could cause errors so its considered and optional step. Click here to learn how to do an advanced restore after a clean install:

 

Dirty Flash(Not Recommended): 
If you wish to keep your current setup and have made a Nandroid backup, then you can attempt to upgrade using a Dirty flash. Download your selected Rom and gapps zips and flash them through CWM or TWRP recovery. Don't forget to wipe your caches, Click here to see a how to dirty flash your Rom video clip. I would only recommend doing this over similar Roms and only moving upwards version wise. For example CM10 to CM10.1 or Evevolv AOSP 4.3 to 4.4. Flashing CM10.2 to CM10.1 can cause boot loops, so be sure to have a backup before you attempt any Dirty flashing.

 
Clean Install vs Dirty Install Rom/Updates via Recovery: (After initial install with Acme5) ->Mpgrimm2 Quote

Spoiler

 

How to Update/Install Android 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4 Builds


 
Don't forget! First make a Nandroid backup of your current setup! Full CWM and TWRP Video here:
 

 

How to install Android on the HP TouchPad, "The Easy Way" Guide 

Note(Important): If this is your first time Installing Android start here!

 

How to Uninstall Android The Easy Way Guide Video

Note(Important): This will completely remove all Android Partitions and Recoveries and get your TP back to default with WebOS.

 

Full written guide here:

Spoiler

 

Which Rom should I choose? Whats the best version of Android for me?

The answer to this depends largely on what you use the tablet for and if you care more about having a stable rom or the latest version of Android. For most users who want a stable mature rom with all the features working ie, camera, Bluetooth and good battery life, I recommend Android 4.2, CM10.1 Roms. For the average user I recommend Milaqs CM10.1 and for Gamers I recommend Shumash's Schizoid. If flash support is your #1 priority for things like Netflix and web games then CM9 maybe the best rom for you. Official flash support was removed from roms after CM9(Android 4.0. X) and newer versions will require you to install and use flash via these instructions.

 

If you're more interested in having the latest version of Android and are prepared to deal with bugs and reporting issues in the forums, then the latest Android 4.4.2 roms are for you. There are now two varieties of Android 4.4.2 roms available for the HP TouchPad. Android 4.4.2 data media buids and non data media builds, read all about the differences and benefits in my full guide here. Below you will find a link to Flintman's Non data media Android 4.4.2 build, this is recommend for average users because its relatively easy to install using the instructions in this post. More advanced users can switch to data media builds but should be prepared to backup all their data and do a complicated install procedure found here.

 

 

Android 4.4.2 Non Data Media Rom Guide and Links:

 

[ROM] Evervolv | 4.0.0p1 [AOSP 4.4.2] [3.4 kernel] [TEST][Non-Data/Media] By Flintman

 
Download 4.4 Kitkat Gapps here:
 
Notes:Low to Medium battery drain(-4mA to -30mA) h/w video, Audio, Non Data Media Build, Automated Updater, Camera, Bluetooth.

 

Note: Windows users may need to do the following in order to attach the Touchpad with the USB cable. 

Spoiler

 

Note(Important): It's highly recommended to increase the size of your partition from 400to500/600MB by using the ACMEInstaller4/5the preware WebOS app Tailor or Flash this .zip file through recovery to change the partition size to 512MB(Gradular&codycoyote).

 

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. 

 

[ROM GUIDE] How to install Android 4.4.2 Data Media builds on the HP TouchPad 

-Visit this post to learn how to install the latest CM11 and AOSP 4.4.2 Data Media builds.

 

 

Android 4.3 Rom Guide and Links:

 

 
[ROM] Evervolv | 3.3.0p1 [AOSP 4.3.1] [Nightlies] W/UMS support By Flintman  
Notes:Low battery drain(-4mA to -10mA) h/w video, Audio & Mic, Automated Updater, Camera, Bluetooth.

 

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. 
(Download)Evervolv | 3.3.0p1 [AOSP 4.3.1] [Test Build] W/UMS support:

 

Note(Important): It's highly recommended to increase the size of your partition from 400to500/600MB by using the ACMEInstaller4/5the preware WebOS app Tailor or Flash this .zip file through recovery to change the partition size to 512MB(Gradular&codycoyote).

Note: Windows users may need to do the following in order to attach the Touchpad with the USB cable. 

Spoiler

 

 

 

[ROM] Invisiblek Android 4.3 CyanogenMod 10.2 Nightly Builds By Invisiblek

Notes:Low battery drain(-4mA to -10mA) h/w video, Audio & Mic, Camera, No Bluetooth.

 

Note(Important): It's highly recommended to increase the size of your partition from 400to500/600MB using Tailor or Flash this

.zip file through recovery to change the partition size to 512MB(Gradular&codycoyote).

 

 

 

Android 4.2 Rom Guide and Links:

 

[ROM]Jcsullins CM10.1 Kernel 3.0 Bluetooth Test builds By Jcsullins

Notes: Low battery drain (-5mA to -10mA), h/w video, Audio, Inverted volume controls, Bluetooth, No Camera.
 
 

 

[ROM]Jcsullins CM10.1-SNAPSHOT-VPN-tenderloin-20131210 By Jcsullins (Roland Recommended)

Notes: Low battery drain(-4mA to -10mA), h/w video, Audio & Mic, Inverted volume controls, Pie Controls, Camera, Bluetooth
Drmarbles post about the new build:
 

[ROM] [4.2.2 CM10.1] <KANG>SCHIZOID 2.11 All-in-One [12DEC2013] By shumash (Roland Recommended)
Notes: Low battery drain(-4mA to -10mA) h/w video, Audio & Mic, Camera, Bluetooth, Pie Controls, AOKP Rom Control, Hybrid Properties, Performance settings(OC), Custom Kernel Overclockable to 2157MHz, Increased 2D & 3D GPU clocks up to 320Mhz, Great for Gamers.

 

[NIGHTLY][ROM][JB][4.2.2] CyanogenMod 10.1 nightlies By milaq (Roland Recommended)
Notes: Low battery drain (-4mA to -10mA), h/w video, Audio & Mic, Nightly Builds, Inverted volume controls, Camera works, Pie Controls, Bluetooth.
 
[ROM] Evervolv | 3.2.0p1 [AOSP 4.2.2] [Nightlies] W/UMS support By flintman
Notes:Low battery drain(-4mA to -10mA) h/w video, Audio & Mic, Nightly Builds, Camera works! No Bluetooth.
 
[ROM][CM10.1]OaT_LnT[July 25, 2013] By O.a.T.
Notes: Low battery drain (-4mA to -10mA),h/w video, Audio & Mic, Pie Controls, Camera works, No Bluetooth.
 
[ROM] [4.2] CarbonROM Alpha [7-6-13] By PatrickC
Notes:Low to medium battery drain(-4mA to -10mA) h/w video, Audio & Mic, Camera works, No Bluetooth.
 
[Rom][cm 10.1] |||true tablet ui|| By fahd_freak
Notes: Low to Medium battery drain (-4mA to -30mA), h/w video, Tablet UI(Single navbar at the bottom), No audio plays with the screen off, No Bluetooth and No Camera.

 

Android 4.x.x Rom Guide and Links:

 

Jcsullins CM10 Preview Builds Download:

iMarck90's cm-10-20131019-UNOFFICIAL-tenderloin Download:

 CM10 Android 4.1.2 10 JB (20131019)cminstall package Download:

Notes:Low battery drain(-4mA to -10mA) h/w video, Audio & Mic, Camera, Bluetooth, Needs extra boot time.

 

CM9 Android 4.0.2 Downloads
CM9 Android 4.0.2  ICS (20130929)cminstall package Download:

Notes:Low battery drain(-4mA to -10mA) h/w video, Audio & Mic, Camera, Bluetooth, Best Netflix/Flash support, Last Official CM release

 

CM7 Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread (CM7Alpha3.5)cminstall package Download:

Notes:Medium battery drain(-30mA to -60mA) h/w video, Audio & Mic, Camera, Bluetooth, Original CM7 Alpha Release.

Notes:Flash this zip to greatly improve the CM7 WiFi Driver: update-cmtp-ath6kl-v20130721-test.zip
 
News and Updates 
 
[ROM]Jcsullins CM10.1 Kernel 3.0 Bluetooth Test builds By Jcsullins
Notes: Low battery drain (-5mA to -10mA), h/w video, Audio, Inverted volume controls, Bluetooth, No Camera.
 
 
 

[ROM GUIDE] How to install Android 4.4.2 Data Media builds on the HP TouchPad 

 -Go to this thread to get the latest CM11 and AOSP 4.4.2 Data Media builds.

 

Gapps Downloads & Extras:
 
Main Gapps page @ Goo.im


Extras:
Mpgrimm2 Dev-Host backup files
Mpgrimm2 AFH backup files mirror

Jcsullins Dev-Host backup files
Flashable.zip file to change the partition size to 512MB

CWM6 tenderloin-20121215:

Nexus 7 Camera Launcher:

moboot_038-tenderloin.zip

WebOS Doctor 3.0.5:

tpdebrick-v004.zip
moboot_0.3.5.zip
ACMEInstaller3

 

Optional Patches, Tweaks, and Customization's (Not included):

Spoiler

 
 

Troubleshooting:
Notes, Fixes and Tweaks(Important):
Note:The following are Solutions for the most Frequently asked questions and problems.

Spoiler

 

Bricking, Boot Loop, Help & Fixes(Important):

Spoiler

 

How and when to Use the WebOS Doctor (Important):

Spoiler

 
HP TouchPad Battery Drain issues during sleep (Important):

Full step by step A6 Firmware Flashing instructions and Info here!

Spoiler

 
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: 
Spoiler

 
How to Increase the 'Internal space' for Additional App Storage: 
Spoiler

 
Removing System Apps(Optional):
Spoiler
 

 

Related Links:
 



Donate to the Developers:
Donate to show your appreciation to our hard working developers:
 

Donate to Jcsullins:

Donate to Dorregaray:
 

Donate to Evervolv Team (Flintman):

 

Donate to Invisiblek:
 
Donate to Milaq:

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OP RolandDeschain79

RolandDeschain79

Android Adventurer

Posted 02 August 2012 - 06:37 AM #3

[ROM GUIDE]How to install Android 4.4.2 Data Media builds on the HP TouchPad

 

Additional resources:

XDA Version of this thread here

Touchpad Toolbox(DM install tool) By Jcsullins
[ROM GUIDE] How to install Android on the HP TouchPad "The Easy Way"
[ROM GUIDE] How to Update/Install Android 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4.2 Builds on the HP TouchPad(Non-DM)

[INFO] My HP TP Data/Media Recovery, Rom Notes + Install Guide Additional Data Media Info by Mpgrimm2 

 

 

Video Timecode:
Spoiler

 

Data media Q & A:

 

What is a data media build?

Previously on the HP Touchpad Android and WebOS shared SDcard space in the media partition. This was the space you saw when transferring data via the USB cable. It stored all your media like music, pictures and movies. Data media builds separate the Android and WebOS space by emulating a 2nd ext4 SDcard in the data partition. The place where your app data was stored, separate from the SDcard media partition. You will need to move the majority of your free space from the media partition to the data partition, by using flashable zips, Tailor or android apps. With this setup the data partition now becomes the main place where your apps and users files(Music, pictures, movies, ect) are stored. The left over space in the media partition is now separate and only used by WebOS. WebOS will be left with just a small amount of free space and the majority will be given to the Android Data partition. You will need to boot into WebOS to access its media SDcard space or use the Evervolv build which allows you to see both partitions from Android. Following these instructions will leave WebOS perfectly intact and it can be used for useful things like flashing the A6firmware [Fix Guide] How to Reflash the A6 Firmware.

 

What are the Advantages and Changes for Data Media Builds?

New data media builds change the default partition layout to more efficiently use the available space. You get a larger area for storing apps and mount an emulated ext4 SDcard all on the Data partition. The ext4 doesn't suffer from the 4GB file size limit that the older Fat partition had and gives you more space for large apps. In additon there is no longer a limit of 50+ apps like some users experienced with the non data media roms.  “Performance on ext4 in Android is also probably better than FAT.” The next advantage for HP TouchPad users is the updated  3.x Kernels all the new Android 4.4.2 builds use. The updated Kernel's more efficiently communicates and allocates resources between the hardware and software. However data media Roms require newer data media recoveries to accommodate the new partition format and selinux support. Note that older versions of CWM and TWRP recovery will not work properly with data media Roms and old backups are incompatible. 

 

What is a data media device?(TeamWin)

 

 

Do I really need to do all this, how can I go back to my old setup?

If you’re happy with your current setup and Android version there is no urgent need to upgrade. However this is the direction that future builds will take and if you understand the basic concepts of flashing rom's and have previously installed android with the ACMEInstaller, then you should be ready to test these new builds. Experienced users should backup all their data before trying out these new builds. If you wish to go back to your previous setup you can use the new Jcsullins and Philz Touch DM-CWM recoveries to restore your older nandroid backups. Jcsullins and Philz DM-CWM recoveries can see both SDcards while restoring your backups. The Data partition will show up as SDcard and the Media Partition as SDcard1. Note that due to the larger size of data media, backups you cannot advanced restore the data partition of a data media back up on a non data media rom. Please leave our talented developers some feedback in their respective threads. Reporting problems in the developer’s threads and submitting alogcats can help to move development along and fix bugs.

 

HP TouchPad non Data Media build guide threads:

(Recommended for first time installers to intermediate users)

[ROM GUIDE] How to install Android on the HP TouchPad "The Easy Way"

[ROM GUIDE] How to Update/Install Android 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4 Builds on the HP TouchPad 

 

Additional Data Media Info by Mpgrimm2 here:
[INFO] My HP TP Data/Media Recovery, Rom Notes + Install Guide

 

 

1)Uninstall Android and Clean up your SDcard:

A]Uninstall Android completely by using the ACMEUinstaller2, watch the instructional video here: Next you will need to cleanup your SDcard before we can change our partition sizes. After uninstalling Android you will automatically reboot to WebOS. 

Note: I would highly recommend making a backup and transferring it to your PC before removing Android. If you decide to go back to your old setup this will make things easier.   

 

B]Now from WebOS you must clear enough free space on the media partition in order to add that space to the data partition. You can do this quickly and easily by wiping all your SDcard data from the rest options in WebOS. You could also manually delete files to clear up the space but wiping all your data is highly recommend and ensures that the flashable zips will work correctly in step # 3. If you encounter errors or issues be sure to redo this step.

Completely wipe your SDcard by booting into WebOS and going to, settings/device info/reset options/erase USB drive.

Data mediasmall.jpg

 

Note(Important): Backup, Backup, Backup, This will delete absolutely everything on your SDcard so make sure you have your personal data files backed up on your computer. Don’t forget to move your Nandroid backups onto your PC. By default CWM backups are located in SDcard/clockworkmod/backup/

 

Note:This will not affect your WebOS setup, apps or Preware and is highly recommended. The Touchpad will then reboot itself and the data will be erased.

 

Note:You could also manually delete files you have added onto your Touchpad but I would recommend cleaning off your SDcard from WebOS or the flashable zips to resize the partitions may not work correctly.

 

 

2)Run the ACMEInstaller5, Install CWM and Moboot:

Now its time to install moboot, CWM and set your system partition to 600MB by running the ACMEInstaller5. Download CWM and Moboot then place the zipped files into the cminstall folder on your HP TouchPad. Reboot the device into WebOS recovery mode and run the ACMEInstaller5 from your PC. Watch the full instructional video here if you're unfamillar with the process but only use the files provided here for installing data media builds.

 

 

Download Jcsullins DM-CWM Recovery and Moboot:

A]update-CWM-jcs-dm-tenderloin-20140317.zip

Note(Important):When flashing files from Jcsullins DM-CWM you will be able to choose between installing zips from both SDcards. The Data partition will show up as SDcard and the Media Partition as SDcard1, see below pic:

Jcs-DM-CWM.jpg

B]moboot_038-tenderloin.zip 

 

Or

 

(Optional) Download Philz+Jcsullins Touch Interface DM-CWM and Moboot:

A]Download PhilZ_CWM-jcs-dm-tenderloin-20140317.zip

Note: Note: Jcsullins has modified Philz touch recovery to support the HP Touchpad. Philz is a touch interface version of the DM-CWM that still works the same as non-touch based recoveries. Both SDcards are accessible plus you can still use the volume and home buttons to navigate and select options if desired. Philz touch also supports TWRP backup formats, so TWRP users making the switch can still restore their backups. Scroll down in the menu and select TWRP mode to switch to TWRP formats. 

-Read more about Philz CWM here:

PhilZ DM-CWM s2.jpg

 

B]moboot_038-tenderloin.zip 

 

3)Switching the majority of your free space from Media to Data:

With the basic partition layout setup(System Partition=600MB), recovery and Moboot installed, we can now move your free SDcard space from the Media partition to the Data partition. Here are a few different methods that we can accomplish this with, the Flashable zips are recommended. 

 

Recommended Data Media setup: 

 

Before Data Media setup  
system = 600MB
cache = 200MB
media (16GB TouchPads) = 11.5GB

media (32GB TouchPads) = 28GB   
data = 1.5GB
 
After Data Media setup  
system = 600MB
cache = 200MB
media = 400MB-2.8GB ** (depends on methods, 3GB recommended)
data = (16GB TouchPads) = 11.5GB

data = (32GB TouchPads) = 24.5GB  

 

A] Flashable zips(Recommended): Advanced users Gradular and The Ape have both created zips you can flash through recovery that can make the partition changes quick and easy. Download the desired .zips either directly to your TouchPad or to your PC and then transfer them to the Touchpad with the USB cable. There are several flashable zips available but you must choose one that best accommodates your TouchPad model 16GB or 32GB. It’s recommended to use the largest possible zips for your TouchPad model, a 32GB TouchPad could use this 24576 zip and 16GB HP Touchpad would use this 10752-0.1.zip. Flashing these zips will leave about 2.8GB of space on the Media partition for WebOS and move the majority of space to the Data partition for Android apps and file storage. If you use WebOS often, then you might wish to leave more space on the media partition.

 

Download Flashable zips to move your free space from Media to Data:

 [Thread]How to guide for changing your system, data, and cache partition sizes to whatever you want By Gradular

16gbTP_Gradular_data_resize_10752-0.1.zip for 16GB Touchpads

32gbTP_and_up_ONLY_Gradular_data_resize_24576-0.1.zip for 32GB Touchpads

64gbTP_ONLY_Gradular_data_resize_56320-0.1.zip for 64GB Touchpads

 

Or

 

[Thread]Data Partition Size Changer CWM ZIPS By The_Ape

data_plus_12288mb-signed.zip for 16GB Touchpads

data_plus_24576mb-signed.zip for 32GB Touchpads

 

Note: Before changing your partition size you must have enough free space on the media partition in order to add that space to the data partition. If the zips fail to flash make sure that you have previously wiped your USB drive via the instructions in step #1

 

 

B] Tailor: The WebOS Preware app Tailor can be used to make the necessary partition changes. This method also works well but can take longer to setup and complete. Note: Make sure your HP Touchpad is fully charged before making changes with tailor. Checking the file system and resizing the partition can take some time, so be patient. If you get an error during the file system check, run it again. Do Not restart or shutdown the device until it completes. Read all about using tailor by watching my video and reading the OP in Gradular’s thread below.

 

Note(Important):If you have accidentally interrupt tailor you may need to run the WebOS Doctor, See the Troubleshooting section Video Here:

 

How to guide for changing your system, data, and cache partition sizes to whatever you want.by Gradular

 

Click Here to watch the Full how to use Tailor video

 

C] Android Partition changing apps: There are a number of apps in the Play Store that could help you change the partitions sizes. However the success rate of using these apps is questionable and some require you to get a paid version. If you wish to try using apps make sure you have a full backup before proceeding. A Parted ( Sd card Partition ) Android Partition Manager Pro

 

 

4)How to Install Android 4.4.2 Data Media Builds:

Now its time to install android by flashing the rom and gapps package through recovery. If you've chosen to use the flashable zips to change your partition size, then do that first and reboot before flashing the rom and gapps package. Consult the Android 4.4.2 guide below and download anyone of the 5 available Data Media roms by visiting their corresponding threads. Just below the roms you will find the available 4.4.x gapps packages. Download your selected Android 4.4.2 rom, and 4.4.x gapps package directly to the tablet or transfer these files over to the Touchpad with the USB cable from your PC. Once the files are located on the tablet you can flash them through recovery to complete the install. Refer to the full video to see the step by step flashing process with both Jcsullins DM-CWM @ 18:00 and Philz-DM-CWM @ 20:25.

 
 

Note(Important)When flashing files from Jcsullins or Philz DM-CWM you will be able to choose between installing zips from both SDcards. The Data partition will show up as SDcard and the Media Partition as SDcard1.

 

Philz+JcsullinsTouch Interface DM-CWM(Optional):

Download PhilZ_CWM-jcs-dm-tenderloin-20140317.zip

Note: Jcsullins has modified Philz touch recovery to support the HP Touchpad. Philz is a touch interface version of the DM-CWM that still works the same as non-touch based recoveries. You can still use the volume and home button to navigate and select options if desired. Philz touch also supports TWRP backup formats, so TWRP user making the switch can still restore their backups.

 

DM-TWRP(Optional): If you'd prefer to use TWRP then you can get Jcsullin DM-TWRP below.  Flash the DM-TWRP.zip through your current CWM recovery to install it. 

Download update-TWRP-jcs-dm-tenderloin-20140512.zip

 

 

Android 4.4.2 Kitkat Data Media Videos:

 

 

Android 4.4.2 Kitkat Data Media Guide and Links:

 

[ROM] [AOKP 4.4.2 kitkat ][3.0 Kernel] for the HP Touchpad By Sixohtew

Notes: Low battery drain (-5mA to -10mA), h/w video, Camera, Bluetooth, Audio & Mic, Inverted volume controls, Fulls creen(no Nav bar),

Note: To add the navigation bar got to settings/ROM Control/(Swipe left)navigation bar/settings/Enable navigation bar(Check the box)
Note: If you can't connect the USB in Win7/8.1 go to settings/Developer options/USB debugging and (Uncheck the box)

 

[ROM] [4.4.2][3.0 Kernel] [CyanogenMod 11 by Jcsullins] [DM] By Jcsullins

Notes: Low to medium battery drain (-6mA to -20mA), h/w video, Camera, Bluetooth, Audio & Mic, Inverted volume controls, Performance OC tab. 

Note:This Rom can see both SDcards

 

Notes: medium battery drain (-20mA to -40mA), h/w video, Camera, Bluetooth, Audio & Mic, Inverted volume controls, Performance OC tab. 

 

[ROM] [NIGHTLY] [KitKat] [4.4.2][3.0 Kernel] CyanogenMod 11.0 nightlies By Milaq

Notes: Low to medium battery (-6mA to -20mA), h/w video, Camera, Bluetooth, Audio & Mic, Inverted volume controls, Performance OC tab. 

 

 [ROM] Evervolv | 4.0.0p1 [AOSP 4.4.2] [3.4 kernel] [Nightlies] With /data/media By Flintman

Notes: Medium battery drain (-30mA to -60mA), h/w video, Camera, Bluetooth, Audio & Mic, Automated Updater(Use TWRP). 

Note: Evervolv 4.4.2 Builds for the HP TP 4G Supported here 4G Install instructions here

Note:This Rom can see both SDcards

 
 

 

 
 

 

 

Android 4.3.1 Data Media Guide and Links:

 

[ROM] [NIGHTLY] [JB] [4.3] CyanogenMod 10.2 nightlies By Milaq 
Notes: Low battery drain (-4mA to -10mA), h/w video, Audio & Mic, Nightly Builds, Most mature data/media build available, Pie Controls, Inverted Volume controls, Camera, Bluetooth.

 

 

Gapps Downloads & Extras:
 
Main Gapps page @ Goo.im

 

Android 4.4.x Gapps:

Android 4.4 Kitkat Gapps:

Android 4.4 Kitkat Gapps:

Android 4.4 Kitkat Gapps:

 
Android 4.3 Gapps:
Android 4.3 20130813 CM10.2 Gapps:
Android 4.3 20130813 CM10.2  Lite Gapps:

 

 

Notes about using Data Media recoveries to update and backup Roms(Important):

Spoiler

 

Troubleshooting:
Notes, Fixes and Tweaks(Important):
Note:The following are Solutions for the most Frequently asked questions and problems.

Spoiler

 

Bricking, Boot Loop, Help & Fixes(Important):

Spoiler

 

How and when to Use the WebOS Doctor (Important):

Spoiler

 

HP TouchPad Root Certificate fix for WebOS cloud services(Important):

Spoiler
 

HP TouchPad Battery Drain issues during sleep (Important):

Full step by step A6 Firmware Flashing instructions and Info here!

Spoiler

 

Donate to the Developers:
Donate to show your appreciation to our hard working developers:
 

Donate to Jcsullins:

Donate to Dorregaray:
 

Donate to Evervolv Team (Flintman):

 

Donate to Invisiblek:
 
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Edited by RolandDeschain79, 17 July 2014 - 08:02 PM.

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noseph

noseph

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 09:20 AM #4

Dirty flashing this ROM over CM9 may be OK for taking a quick look, but it is probably a bad idea when this moves to Alpha.
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pdawg17

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 09:29 AM #5

I did a complete backup, then just installed the CM10 preview from Goo Manager/TWRP over the top of my current setup. No data wipe or uninstall, just clear cache/dalvik
Installed fine, all of my apps seemed to be there. No audio, but wifi seemed stable. All of my settings carried over nicely, wifi, go launcher, etc.
I tried 2 games. Plants vs Zombies and Osmos HD. Both seemed to work fine for testing, I didnt play long.
But, with no sound and other issues, I ended up restoring my backup after about 5 minutes also.
But it looks very promising, thanks to the Devs for the hard work!


Did you have Google Now? I first installed over the top and although every seemed to work "ok" there was no Google Now...had to do a fresh install to get that...
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nevertells

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Android Guru

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 09:31 AM #6

From my reading, Jelly Bean does not support Flash, so things like YouTube will not work.
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comhack

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 09:39 AM #7

From my reading, Jelly Bean does not support Flash, so things like YouTube will not work.


Actually flash works perfectly. You just need to sideload the apk. It works beautifully on my Nexus 7 running JB. The youtube issue is with this build not JB. I just uploaded the latest flash.apk from my LG Nitro running JB: https://www.box.com/...14d4ccce6b81e31
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danakajoel

danakajoel

Android Beginner

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 10:33 AM #8

How can you tell if google now is working?
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trekrev

trekrev

Android Lover

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:25 AM #9

Well I have been playing around with this 'preview' edition for an hour now and flashed over the top of my latest cm9
build (20120812) made a backup with the 08012012 build. Haven't gotten to looking for GoogleNow but I will soon. My "first impressions" are that this will be a very nice OS for the Touchpad. I was so anxious to tryout JB that I forgot to flash gapps with it ... UT OH ... but thanks to TWIRP working like a charm on this build too I flashed the lastest JB gapps. I am typing this with my Bluetoooth keyboard whiched paired without a hitch. I even think it works Better than the ICS build with the current Bluetooth drivers. These are of course first impressions but a BIG Thank you goes out to JCSullins and I noticed Eyeballer seemed to even be helping with this preview. Thanks to all on CM team and TeamWin for their efforts. :D
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tanush

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:50 AM #10

looks brilliant....
can we like dual boot this and CM9???
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