HP Touchpad still marginally useful with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean port.
Don’t toss the HP Touchpad into the ashcan of history just yet… SlashGear reports that it’s one of the few tablets out there so far that can deliver a barely functional version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
This particular Jelly Bean install on the TouchPad is an unofficial port of CyanogenMod 10 by Jcsullins and it’s very early days and there are still plenty of gaps in functionality. Although things look reasonably smooth but the to-do list is plenty long.
Hardware video and graphics acceleration aren’t functional, and neither is audio. The front-facing camera doesn’t work, and neither does the microphone. In short, if you’re hoping for some (silent) web browsing and email from your Jelly Bean slate, the TouchPad port should suit; everyone else might want to wait until that list gets pared back.
Installation is reasonably straightforward, with instructions below, though it’s worth noting that some TouchPad owners are reporting issues with recharging while running the new ROM. That’s not universal, however, so you may find you get on fine.
The brilliant developer James Sullins, aka jcsullins, has released a preview of the upcoming CyanogenMod10 for the HP TouchPad. This “Not ready yet” preview version is meant for testing. If you wish to try this version make sure you have made a Nandroid backup of your CM9 or CM7, before you install this. Start by watching these videos.
How to install CyanogenMod 10 Preview on the HP TouchPad, Jelly Bean 4.1.1
How to make a Nandroid backup video: Note*Best thing to do is make a Nandroid backup in CWM or TWRP and then test CM10 out. Once you’ve had your fun, just restore that backup and presto change-o you’re back to your current Rom and setup. If you like CM10 you can make a backup of that too.
Notes* Audio does not work. The WiFi seems to be working quite well. You can’t play YouTube or gallery videos, however the MXPlayer works well in Software mode S/W. Most apps I have tested work fine. Some games work well others don’t work at all, Shadowgun and Sonic ep4 run well. So there is some hardware video support. Jelly Bean is a smooth as butter, even partially working. Plus Google now works. Thank you James Sullins!
How to install Jelly Bean and keep your CyanogenMod9 setup.
Note* You can simply flash the first two files through CWM or TWRP2 and still keep your apps and set up. However some of your data and widgets will be lost! You will need to have a previous version of CyanogenMod9 installed. Remember to wipe your caches when upgrading your Rom & make a Nandroid backup!
You will need these 4 files
Note!* You will need to rename the file from cm-10-20120801-UNOFFICIAL-tenderloin-not_ready_yet to update-cm-10-20120801-UNOFFICIAL-tenderloin-not_ready_yet
New* CM10 preview link with the name change http://www.mediafire.com/?y1262c5ya1ya76s
or TWRP2 2.1.1
Put them into the cminstall folder on your device.
Reboot the device and hold down the volume button until you enter the USB mode. Make sure your USB is connected to your computer.
On your PC*
Open Command Prompt, CMD Command Prompt:
cd program files (enter)
cd palm, inc (enter)
novacom.exe boot mem:// < ACMEInstaller2 (install)
novacom.exe boot mem:// < ACMEUninstaller (uninstall)
Nevertell’s(RootzWiki Guru) instructions on how to use the ACMEInstaller
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