PART 1: It's easy, like brain
Prepare your victim, we mean
lucky HP TouchPad for Android pleasuring
1. All your fault
Let’s be up front,
this is third-party alpha software that replaces the boot-loader and installs
Android. Things can go wrong and if they do it's all your own fault. We
strongly suggest you back up. Select Launcher > Settings > Backup to
secure at least your settings. We'll outline later uninstall and emergency
recovery options that could save a seemingly bricked device.
2. Get ready
First, make sure
your HP TouchPad has at least 2GB of space free. It's usually not an issue.
Next, you'll need your USB data cable to hand and download the required files
from the RootzWiki page at http://bit.ly/v46eNb. Four files are essential:
ACMEInstaller ZIP, CM7.1.0-tenderloin-a3-fullofbugs-signed ZIP, Clockwork
Recovery ZIP and the Moboot ZIP. Only extract the ACMEInstaller.
3. Get even more ready
You will also need
to download the HP TouchPad Novacom driver, this is usually part of the SDK but
you can grab just the driver from http://bit.ly/vPCLmr. If you don't have Java
installed grab that as well from http:// java.com and run the JAR file you just
downloaded. This installs the driver required to access the HP TouchPad in its
recovery mode to inject the new boot-loader.
PART2: Wipe out WebOS
OS and in with the new
1. Fire the files
Boot the HP
TouchPad into WebOS as normal. Attach it to your PC via the USB and mount it as
a drive. Open My Computer, locate the HP TouchPad and in the root create a
cminstall folder. In to this copy the three unextracted ZIP files: moboot,
update-cwm, and update-cm-7.1. These represent the Moboot, ClockWork Recovery
and CyanogenMod Android files.
2. Moment of truth
Eject the HP
TouchPad from the PC as normal and power it down. Turn it back on while holding
the [Volume Up] button. As soon as it's on a large white USB logo should
appear. Connect the HP TouchPad to the PC and it should be detected as new
hardware via the Novacom driver. If the TouchPad isn't recognised you need to
get the Novacom driver installed. Try a reboot if you haven't already.
3. Install Android
ACMEInstaller file to the desktop. Select Start, type 'CMD' and click 'OK'. In
the command prompt type ‘CD desktop! press [Return] to change directory to the
desktop. To start the Android install, type the following line into the command
prompt If Novacom cannot be found, locate the Program Files > Palm > SDK
folder and copy it to the desktop: novacom boot mem:// < ACMEInstaller
4. Android activate!
After a moment of
nothing, a stream of Linux command lines should appear. This install process
will go on for ten minutes or so, after which the HP TouchPad will reboot.
Ignore the boot-loader and Android will start. Play to your heart's content but
a big omission is the Android Market, but we can fix that and it's an excellent
introduction to the ClockworkMod Recovery Mode.
5. MOAH APPS!
Market cannot be distributed with CyanogenMod Android. Download the package
from http://goo-inside.me/gapps. Connect the TouchPad to your PC as a drive and
copy this ZIP file to the root. Eject and reboot the TouchPad, at the new
Moboot boot-loader use the Volume Button to select Boot ClockworkMod and press
the Home button to start.
6. The Market is open
enables you to do all manner of low-level recovery and update things. Use the
[Volume Button] to navigate to 'install zip', the sdcard refers to the internal
storage. Use the [Home] button to select. Select 'Choose zip from sdcard',
select the gapps ZIP file you saved to the root. Confirm the warning, select
‘Reboot system now' and let it reboot into Android. Now you have full Market