Both CyanogenMod team and the TouchDroid team working on a solution to boot HP TouchPad on both WebOS as well as Android 2.3.x. Now TouchDroid has posted a complete step-wise guide on how to install Gingerbread on the Hp TouchPad.
ATTENTION NON-DEVS: THIS IS A PRE-ALPHA BUILD, WIFI DOES NOT WORK, WITH ALONG MANY OTHER THINGS, DO NOT INSTALL UNLESS YOU ARE GOING TO BUILD FROM THIS IMAGE.
I have decided to release a system dump from my TouchPad which contains a semi-working build of Android 2.3.5 with working touchscreen on the HP TouchPad. Please use this data and the below steps on installation as you see fit. I hope this release will light a fire under the community to work together on a full working port!
*** I am in no way responsible if this bricks or otherwise damages your TouchPad ***
How To Flash Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread on HP TouchPad
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- Download system.tar.bz and android.uImage from the torrent here [Direct Link]
- Place these files in your novaterm installation folder. Visit this wiki page and follow their instructions for setting up novaterm on your OS (it works on Windows, Mac and Linux).
- Plug your HP TouchPad to a PC
- Open a command prompt / terminal window on your computer and type: “novaterm”
- Now create partitions for android on the device. Run all commands in novaterm
Resize /media first:
lvm.static lvresize -L -1706M /dev/store/media
lvm.static lvcreate -L 10M -n android-persist store
lvm.static lvcreate -L 32M -n android-etc store
lvm.static lvcreate -L 320M -n android-system store
lvm.static lvcreate -L 320M -n android-cache store
lvm.static lvcreate -L 1024M -n android-data store
Then Create partitions
6. Mount the partition in tmp/system, using novaterm:
mount -o loop -t ext3 /dev/mapper/store-android–system /tmp/system/
7. Open a new command/terminal window (to be done in cmd/terminal and not in novaterm) and run the following:
ovacom put file://tmp/system/system.tar.bz < system.tar.bz
8. Unzip system.tar.bz and move files to /tmp/system/ (in novaterm):
tar -xvf system.tar.bz
mv * ../
rm -rf system
9. Unmount /tmp/system by running the following:
10. Now you need to boot into bootie by running the following in novaterm:
11. Using command prompt/terminal, change to your novaterm folder and run the following:
novacom boot mem:// < android.uImage
12. Begin pressing Volume UP on the TouchPad till you see a purple line on the right hand side.
If you have followed everything correctly, you should boot right into Android 2.3.5 and have a working touchscreen.
Now every time you want to boot into Android you simply have to follow steps 10 and 11 above.
Run the following in novaterm if you want to do away with Android and revert to WebOS only:
lvm.static lvremove store/android-persist
lvm.static lvremove store/android-system
lvm.static lvremove store/android-data
lvm.static lvremove store/android-cache
lvm.static lvremove store/android-etc
lvm.static lvresize -L +1706M /dev/store/media
Following is also a video to give you a walk-through guide to installing Gingerbread on your HP TouchPad:
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