Hello and welcome to the full "Easy Way" guide for installing Android on the HP TouchPad.
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 Update/Install Android 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4.2 Builds on the HP TouchPad(Non-DM)
General Unofficial Release Notes(Important):
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:
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:
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: Windows users may need to do the following in order to attach the Touchpad with the USB cable.
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. (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.
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, Last Official CM release(Netflix works).
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!
(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). 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 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
%5BROM%5DJcsullins 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.
%5BROM%5D [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:
[url=http://goo.im/devs/jcsullins/cmtouchpad/testing/cm-10.1-20140125-EXPERIMENTAL-3KERN_TEST-tenderloin.zip%20<br%20/><br%20/>Android%204.2%20Gapps:<br%20/>Android 4.2 20130812 CM10.1 Gapps:
Android 4.2 20130812 CM10.1 Lite Gapps
Gapps Downloads & Extras:
Main Gapps page @ Goo.im
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
Nexus 7 Camera Launcher:
WebOS Doctor 3.0.5:
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):
Q: What’s the WebOS Doctor and when should I use it?
Click Here to Watch the Full Step by Step Video:
The WebOS Doctor is a program that has two main functions for HP TouchPad users. It can either update your version of WebOS or fix problems with a damaged WebOS by completely reinstalling it. If WebOS no longer boots or apps and preware have stopped working correctly, then you will need to resinstall WebOS with the Doctor. A failed or interrupted attempt at changing the partition sizes with WebOS preware app Tailor may cause these problems. To check what version of WebOS is currently installed go to Launcher(Up Arrow)/Settings/Device Info/ Version
Note(Important): You MUST uninstall Android before running the WebOS doctor. Failing to remove Android before running the Doctor can result in the process becoming stuck at 8-12% and potentially bricking the device. If you are currently stuck visit the thread below for information about fixing the problem. If you’re unable to use the tablet at all follow the instructions in Jcsullins TPDebrick thread.
The Official Fix your TouchPad ( 8-12% stopped, No SD, Opps reformat, The Official Fix your TouchPad ( 8-12% stopped, No SD, Opps reformat, The Official Fix your TouchPad ( 8-12% stopped, No SD, Opps reformat, $&^#!@&# crap....) thread.(Rootzwiki)^#!@&# crap....) thread.(Rootzwiki)^#!@&# crap....) thread.(Rootzwiki)
The Official Fix your TouchPad ( 8-12% stopped, No SD, Opps reformat, The Official Fix your TouchPad ( 8-12% stopped, No SD, Opps reformat, The Official Fix your TouchPad ( 8-12% stopped, No SD, Opps reformat, $&^#!@&# crap....) thread.(CM)^#!@&# crap....) thread.(CM)^#!@&# crap....) thread.(CM)
TPDebrick v004 - Jcsullins dedicated thread for fixing Bricked TouchPads:
Note(Important): Running the Doctor will completely wipe all personal information, applications and preware from the TouchPad. Media like music and movies will not be affected. However I would recommend backing your important files to PC, before running the Doctor.
Note(Important): In order to install apps from the WebOS store you will need to get the Root Certificate fix for WebOS cloud services.
[Video+Guide] HP TouchPad Root Certificate fix for WebOS cloud services
How to run the WebOS Doctor:
1) Install Java
-Java must be installed in order for the TouchPad to communicate with your PC.
2) You MUST completely uninstall Android from the HP TouchPad before running the WebOS doctor. Remove Android by running the ACMEUinstaller2. Watch the following video for full uninstall instructions.
How to Uninstall Android or CyanogenMod on the HP TouchPad (All versions)
3) Download the latest 3.0.5 WebOS doctor application to your PC. If upgrading you can check your current version from WebOS by going to Launcher(Up Arrow)/Settings/Device Info/ Version.
WebOS Doctor 3.0.0 to 3.0.5 Official Links
4) Put the tablet into WebOS recovery mode by doing the following:
-In WebOS Reboot the device by going to Launcher(Up Arrow)/Settings/Device Info/ select “Reset options” choose restart.
-As soon as the screen goes dark hold down the volume up button until you enter WebOS Recovery 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. Once in WebOS recovery mode connect your USB cable to the PC.
5) Now you’re ready to run the WebOS Doctor app by clicking on the .jar file you downloaded in the previous step. Be sure that your tablet is fully charged and connected with the USB cable before starting this process. Running out of power or interrupting this process in anyway could brick your HP TouchPad. Please be careful and fully read the instructions before beginning.
-Double click the webosdoctor.jar file to launch the app
-Select your language then click next
-Accept the licence agreement, read the warning message then select next to begin the install.
-Be patient the process can take anywhere from 15min to 1hour to complete.
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:
SD card removed. Insert a new one.
If so, that (most likely) means that you have encountered the
50+ issue. To fix it, you will need to move apps back from
the 'sdcard' to the 'Internal storage' (or 'phone').
The next fix/workaround allows you to 'stash' some of the apps
on the 'sdcard' so that the 50+ issue does not come into play.
This will allow you to move apps back from the 'sdcard' without
encountering the "Removed SD card" error while attempting to do so.
Each time you apply this 'fix', it will 'stash' all but 40 of
the apps on the 'sdcard'.
So, apply this fix once. Then move apps back from the 'sdcard' to
the 'phone' (or 'Internal storage'). Note that apps that have been
'stashed' might show with a greyed-out icon with an 'SD Card' symbol
and the letters 'SD' -- do not attempt to move these. After you
have moved the apps from the 'sdcard' back to 'phone' (those that
haven't been 'stashed'), you apply the fix again. Applying the
fix the second time will 'unstash' the remaining apps (remember
that it will not allow more than 40 apps to be 'unstashed') thus
allowing you to move them off the 'sdcard' too.
Get it here: http://www.mediafire...4n3fhag1d33127q
Apply with your favorite recovery software."Jcsullins Quote
How to Increase the 'Internal space' for Additional App Storage:
Removing System Apps(Optional):
If System apps are displaying error messages or working incorrectly you can use a free app to remove them. In some cases you may wish to uninstall apps from your system and reinstall them as regular apps such as Google+ and Chat.
Note: The device must be rooted
Sdx Stock App Removal Thread:
Sdx Stock App Removal Download:
Warning! Please take care removing apps. If it's an app that the system needs, it will be removed and can cause the phone to boot loop or worse? We do not take responsibility for your choice to install this and remove anything. PLEASE USE CARE!
Partition Size Problems and ACMEInstaller3(Important):
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