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Old 03-09-2012, 03:04 PM   #16
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Just installed CM9 alpha2 on the HP TouchPad last night.
Would you mind linking which install guide you used, if any? I'm having a hard time finding a good one, and I want to put Android on mine.
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:29 PM   #17
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Would you mind linking which install guide you used, if any? I'm having a hard time finding a good one, and I want to put Android on mine.
Used the following:
New Touchpad? Here's your "Get Started" guide
CM9 on the Touchpad? Here's your "Get Started" guide!

First guide is for prepping your PC and TouchPad to be able to install Android. Second guide is for actually installing Android.

Didn't try it when I installed CM9 on my TouchPad but I believe if you put the Google apps installer (signed_GAPPS-IML74K-010112.zip) in the CMinstall folder instead of the root, it will be installed at the same time as CM9 and you can skip Step 4 of Guide 2.
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:43 PM   #18
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Thanks! I'll check them out and see if I can get Android on there this weekend.
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Using Alpha 2 also. Mainly because the newspaperdirect and zinio apps in WebOS stink to high heavens. And OpenVPN works. Sadly, flash performance is much better in WebOS and IMHO WebOS is still far ahead of Android as an OS.

But switching is a pain since WebOS starts up very slowly, so I mostly use ICS.
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Not a huge fan of webOS. In fact, my TouchPad was just collecting dust for months until I decided to install CM9 on it.

They had plenty of good ideas and the hardware for the TouchPad was quite decent but the overall execution wasn't quite there. Flash on webOS felt more like just another spec rather than something that's actually useful. I've encountered several rendering glitches with the web browser (e.g. text that's cut off in the middle, etc). Granted, I may have given up too soon and some of the things I complained about may have been fixed in later firmware updates. Still, I'm much happier with CM9 than I was with webOS. Now if only they'd fix the battery drain and camera/mic so I can use it for video conferencing.
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When saying Flash, I was referring to web video like Hulu. Runs much smoother in WebOS. Neither Android nor WebOS has problems with other flash elements on websites. Also, in WebOS I love the switching between windows and real background multi-tasking. That is why I am itching to try out Cornerstone in Android once they have upgraded to Alpha 2.

If they had followed through on that "Android apps running under WebOS" idea, I would stay with WebOS. Even though I have used Android for years, WebOS just seems more natural to me. Though I miss widgets.

In the end, apps are important. And even if they exist in WebOS, they often offer a lot less functionality than their Android equivalents.
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Thanks! I'll check them out and see if I can get Android on there this weekend.
A very good scource for CM9 on the Touchpad is Rootzwiki.

http://rootzwiki.com/topic/18843-rel...od-9-touchpad/

On XDA-DEV you can check out a few variations on the theme.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1247

I tried several, but am staying with the vanilla Alpha 2 for the moment. Although switching is pretty easy. Just make a Nandroid backup, install the new version and if you don't like it, restoring the backup will get you back to your old version, 100%.
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When saying Flash, I was referring to web video like Hulu. Runs much smoother in WebOS. Neither Android nor WebOS has problems with other flash elements on websites. Also, in WebOS I love the switching between windows and real background multi-tasking. That is why I am itching to try out Cornerstone in Android once they have upgraded to Alpha 2.
Funnily enough, I was thinking of Hulu when I made that comment. Even with my TouchPad overclocked (which shouldn't really matter with hardware acceleration), Hulu wasn't really all that usable for me. I seem to recall the screen turning upside down every time I tried to watch a video fullscreen using the web browser and I didn't find any patches to fix it at the time. Admittedly, the latest firmware released was 3.0.2 when I last used my TouchPad. Not sure if the later updates or perhaps homebrew patches fixed the issues.

I love the cards and multi-tasking on webOS. However, the sluggishness even after overclocking, glitchy rendering on the web browser and lack of apps (or lack of features in apps) quickly made me lose interest in webOS. To me, it feels like CM9 alpha2 at 1.2GHz runs much smoother than webOS 3.0.2 did at 1.8GHz.
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Funnily enough, I was thinking of Hulu when I made that comment. Even with my TouchPad overclocked (which shouldn't really matter with hardware acceleration), Hulu wasn't really all that usable for me. I seem to recall the screen turning upside down every time I tried to watch a video fullscreen using the web browser and I didn't find any patches to fix it at the time. Admittedly, the latest firmware released was 3.0.2 when I last used my TouchPad. Not sure if the later updates or perhaps homebrew patches fixed the issues.

I love the cards and multi-tasking on webOS. However, the sluggishness even after overclocking, glitchy rendering on the web browser and lack of apps (or lack of features in apps) quickly made me lose interest in webOS. To me, it feels like CM9 alpha2 at 1.2GHz runs much smoother than webOS 3.0.2 did at 1.8GHz.
3.02?? Oh dear. We have had 3.05 for months now. I really don't have any sluggishness in WebOS with a few of the patches installed and I only overclock Android. Hulu runs without a hitch. In Android I tried several different browsers (ICS+, Dolphin HD, Maxthron, stock) and I have yet to finish watching even a 25 minute program without having to restart the show at least twice (force close errors or the program just stops and never restarts). And Dolphin HD doesn't work for full screen at all, most of the others crash often when trying to switch.

Other sites, admittedly do work a lot better.

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I dual-boot CM9 because I do prefer WebOS most of the time. But for apps you can't get on WebOS, then CM9 is very nice.
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I dual-boot CM9 because I do prefer WebOS most of the time. But for apps you can't get on WebOS, then CM9 is very nice.
Dual booting CM9(Ice Cream Sandwich) and WebOS is interesting. Will try this out. Based on the comments so far it appears to not be very stable, expected since its alpha. But does any have any issues when switching between WebOS and CM9 ?
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CM9 Alpha 2 is quite stable. A few well known issues exist, the camera doesn't for, for example. Some people have WiFi issues, not me, though.

Switching is easy enough and there are no issues. But you really do notice that WebOS is very slow starting up....
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Does anyone know how you can remove books from the library in ReadMe (HP TouchPad)? Also, is there a setting in Calibre or Sigil that will create covers that will show in ReadMe?

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Not sure if anyone is still checking this thread, but I just wanted to reiterate what a number of users have already commented - the cyanogenmod 9 (CM9) install is the way to go if you have an HP Touchpad.

Let me tell you, I spent HOURS trying to sideload books so that they'd work with the webOS version of Kindle. Even when I got the process down to a science, I'd still run into issues with covers not loading properly. The CM9 install allows you to run Android's version of Kindle. Once installed, you can download "Send to Kindle" from Amazon and send books to your device with a right click. This version of Kindle also works much better with Calibre.

Again, this is old news by now. But in case any latecomers stumble upon this thread, read through the earlier replies for links to install CM9.
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They should have CM10 now? Not that I care to upgrade, I rarely use it any more. Perhaps I will reconfigure mine to use with our home theater. Still works great as a general use Android tablet, but I never liked the low resolution for reading anything but newspapers and magazines.
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