Get Android on your TouchPad Part 2


The team of developers behind CyanogenMod have updated their release to Alpha 2 which should get Android running a little smoother on your HP Touchpad with a few less bugs.

While the first Alpha release of CyanogenMod prooved to be pretty functional there some users found there were batter drain problems, bugs with the Android market and problems with Wi-Fi after waking the Touchpad.

The update should address those problems while also bringing some other useful updates:

  • The battery drain issues have been partially fixed so the battery should last longer, especially when the TouchPad is idle.
  • The Android Market fix has been incorporate so that if you install the gApps package you should see most available apps in the Market.
  • WiFi should no longer disconnect when you resume from sleep.
  • The speaker should turn off when you plug in headphones.
  • The ACMEInstaller app should work better.
  • There’s now an ACME UnInstaller app if you want to completely remove Android and restore your original webOS media partition to its original size.

To get the full, detailed instructions on how to get Android on your HP Touchpad head over to Liliputing where they also have download links.

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6 Comments

  1. Mark - Plymouth Wedding Photography
    November 4, 2011

    Has anyone here done the install? I’m really wanting to have a duel boot on my Touchpad but also don’t want to be a guinea pig….. is it worth jumping now or holding out a little longer?

    • November 10, 2011

      We’ve not tried it yet. Let us know if you give it a try.

    • Kahanamoku
      November 15, 2011

      I’m a n00b, done it easy, Dual Boots and works awesome! Has sooo much more than WebOs, glad I put it on!

      • November 15, 2011

        Nice one! glad it’s working well for you! have you had any problems with the wake from sleep though?

      • Mark - Plymouth Wedding Photography
        December 8, 2011

        I’ve still not done it, but glad that things seem OK. What about battery life, heard that got a nasty hit when using Andriod?

    • Richard
      February 8, 2012

      hi’ yes i installed the latest version 2days ago. no problems in installing it’ just follow the directions. its easy. the new version is great’ quicker and appears most apps i was using still work. camera still isn,t working. do the upgrade, its great