The HP TouchPad has traveled around the wheel of fate. It was an infamous webOS tablet that turned into one of the most sought-after tablets after Android developers were able to tear it apart and installed Android in its system. With an Ice Cream Sandwich ROM already available for this device, it will surely make consumers regret not having bought such a splendid tablet.
For some time, only Android 2.3 Gingerbread (via CyanogenMod 7) was available for the TouchPad, and now the CyanogenMod team has developed CyanogenMod 9 Alpha 0.5, bringing Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich to your HP TouchPad. With ICS’ virtual buttons, the ROM perfectly fits the tablet because it doesn’t bear any capacitive or external buttons compared to most tablets and smartphone.
Considering it’s still an early version, we could expect a lot of bugs and glitches in CyanogenMod 9 Alpha 0.5 for the HP TouchPad. The camera, hardware video acceleration, Netflix, HD YouTube videos, microphone, and audio are reportedly not yet working properly. Titanium Back-up and some apps from the Android Market are not working, too.
Although the ROM needs a lot of work, its not stopping developers from patching things up and bringing the newest ICS experience on your HP TouchPad. This guide will help you to install the CyanogenMod 9 Alpha 0.5, which brings a few bugs fixes from the first Alpha 0 version.
There are two ways to go about all these. The first method uses ClockworkMod Recovery, but will erase all your data, apps, and settings. The second method–the preferred method–is to use ACMEInstaller2. The two methods work on HP TouchPad units running CyanogenMod 7 or another custom ROM for Android.
Congratulations! You have successfully moved on from CyanogenMod 7 (or another custom ROM) into CyanogenMod 9 Alpha 0.5, bringing Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich to your HP TouchPad.
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I upgraded from CM7 3.5 to CM9 4.0, but the built-in Email app doe not work?
I think the alpha 0.5 integrated the charger fix.
Is it still required?
thanks for the info on how to do this. I just upgraded!
the gapps fix thing wasnt optional for me if i wanted my stuff synced correctly, or to work @ all.
To ‘ray’. I had the same problem, email wouldn’t load and the Marketplace would crash. I went into the settings and erased all of my personal data and reset the device. I then set up all my accounts all over again, and it worked perfectly. I think the move from GB to ICS left artifacts which caused the errors. Good luck!
Never works. Still stays on CM7 no matter what I do.
Anyone know the best way to downgrade to Gingerbread? Reason I ask, I loaded ICS and everything looked fine but couldn’t get to the Google App store. App would just blink. So I tried to reinstall the Gingerbread thinking it would simply overwrite but nowI keep getting Sorry, the process Android.process.acore has stopped unexpectedly.