How to install Android (CyanogenMod) on HP Touchpad
October 18th, 2011 - 11:13 AM
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The day HP strangled its tablet – the HP Touchpad, developers and tech enthusiasts all over the world started gaping for an Android port to the Touchpad. With a Dual core Snapdragon processor, the Touchpad stands neck to neck with the other Tegra 2 based tablets and for sure has been a worthy contender in the tablet race. People did like webOS quite a bit; the absence of a well developed app community however, provided very limited functionality on webOS devices. The only reason why it could not fight with others and eventually production cam eto a standstill.
CyanogenMod however is the ray of hope for all the Touchpad users (the ones who bought it for $99 and for the ones who paid a hell lot extra). CyanogenMod lets you take your Touchpad for a spin by allowing you to install Android on it.
Follow this tutorial at your own risk. CyanogenMod 7.1 is currently an alpha release, so there is a risk that you might brick your device.
So, here we are, taking about installing Android on HP Touchpad. I am going to talk about installing CyanogenMod 7.1 (which is a port of Android 2.3 Gingerbread). There are a few shortcomings though, as listed here under:-
The process is pretty simple, let’s start with setting up the device.
Step 1: Setting up your Touchpad
Step 2: Starting Touchpad in recovery mode
Step 3: Installing Android on Touchpad
That’s it! Enjoy Android on your Touchpad
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