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How to Download and Install CyanogenMod 7.1 Alpha 1 on The HP TouchPad

Couple of weeks back we reported about CyanogenMod 7.1 Update which brought Android 2.3.7 along with addition of two dozen more devices including Sony Ericsson Xperia models. Now for the first time CyanogenMod Team has decided to launch Alpha version of CM7 for HP TouchPad. However, it is pertinent mention here that this update is only recommended for those who are expert and have the complete understanding on how to test an development version.

Sweet, sweet Internet,

You waited more-or-less patiently for over a month, so at long last, here it is– an alpha version of CyanogenMod 7.1.0 (an enhanced version of Google’s Android 2.3) for the TouchPad.

Understand, this version is definitely an alpha, with all that implies. Those expecting perfection will be sorely disappointed. Many things won’t work as well as they will eventually. But you wanted it ASAP, and hopefully, this version should be somewhat useable and gives a sense of progress.

This newly released video shows that CyanogenMod Team has finally managed to get Bluetooth, Netflix working. You would also notice that Skype calls are also being received successfully on HP TouchPad. Just follow the below mentioned procedure if you have decided to install it on your TouchPad.

Whats Needed

1.   At least 2GB free space on the “media” partition of HP TouchPad

2.  A Linux, Mac, or Windows computer

3.  A USB cable

4.  The “novacom”  program offered by HP will be required to install on your computer for communication computer and TouchPad.  It is available for Linux, Mac and Windows.

5.  Download “update-cm-7.1.0-RC1-tenderloin-signed.zip” from here or here.

6. Download “ACME Installer” from here


1.  Boot your TouchPad into WebOS.

2.  Connect your TouchPad to your computer with a USB cable. (Mac, Windows, or Linux work fine.)

3.  On WebOS, you should be notified that you are “Connected” via USB.  Select “USB Drive” and then, if asked, select “OK” to confirm.

4.  A USB icon should appear on your screen, and the TouchPad WebOS volume should now be accessible on your computer.  Depending on your OS, an icon for the HP WebOS volume may appear on your desktop.

5.  Using your computer, create a folder/directory on the HP WebOS device called “cminstall” in the first folder.  Inside this folder, copy the “update-cm-7.1.0-RC1-tenderloin-signed.zip” files you wish to install.  Minimally, you should include the update-moboot and update-cm files described above.  Optionally you may add the update-ClockworkMod and any other update…zip files you wish to have installed.

6.  Unmount/Eject the TouchPad volume from your computer.

7.  Reboot the TouchPad.  As it is booting, hold the volume-up key until a large white USB symbol appears.

8.  From the Terminal, or the Command prompt if you are on Windows, navigate to the directory with the ACME Installer binary, and type the following command:

$ novacom boot mem:// < ACMEInstaller

In the above example, $ represents the prompt.

On Macintosh, the Terminal is accessible from Applications->Utilities->Terminal.  Ubuntu and other Linux users may use the Terminal application.  In future revisions of ACME installer, it may not be necessary to use the Terminal at all.

9.  Cross your fingers.

10.  If all works well, the “update…zip” file will automatically be installed and your TouchPad should boot into Cyanogenmod.

Via [rootzwiki]

Previously we have already reported you about CyanogenMod for HP TouchPad,  LG Optimus 3DHTC Desire S,HTC SensationEVO 3D.

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