Even the HP Touchpad gets a dose of Ice Cream Sandwich, thanks to CyanogenMod 9. Though still in the Alpha stage, an updated release, Alpha 0.6, includes a number of stability and user interface additions, such as:
Because this build of CM9 is still in the alpha stage, there are a few bugs that need to be worked out. According to the CyanogenMod team, the zero in 0.6 means “zero hardware-accelerated video, zero camera, and zero support”. Here’s a more detailed list of some of the bugs in CM9 Alpha 0.6 for the HP TouchPad:
If that list of bugs hasn’t deterred you, and you’re itching to get your hands on the CM9 Alpha 0.6 for the HP TouchPad, you can do so by following the instructions in this guide.
Take note that this update should not be applied to other devices. There is no telling what consequences this can produce. You can check your device’s model through Settings > About device.
You’ll need a few things before you can proceed to the installation process:
Once you’ve got everything, you may now begin installing the CM9 Alpha 0.6 on the HP TouchPad. There are two ways to install this: using ACMEInstaller2 and through ClockworkMod Recovery.
Use these instructions only if you’ve previously upgraded your HP TouchPad to CyanogenMod 9 Alpha 0 or Alpha 0.5, or if you’ve upgraded your HP TouchPad from CyanogenMod 7 to CyanogenMod 9 Alpha 0.5. These guides may be of help:
Both instructional guides will set up the required environment for you to be able to safely upgrade your HP TouchPad to CyanogenMod 9 Alpha 0.6. So, it is suggested that you upgrade/update by following those guides first, then come back to this article for the instructions on upgrading to CyanogenMod Alpha 0.6.
The instructions below will only work if ACMEInstaller2 has been properly installed on your computer.
Once your device has rebooted, your HP TouchPad will now be running on CyanogenMod 9 Alpha 0.6.
Devs do not recommend this method for installing CyanogenMod 9 Alpha 0.6 on your HP TouchPad as it will completely wipe your data. The ACMEInstaller2 method above is recommended instead, but the instructions for the CWM method is made available here just in case you prefer this to the other method.
Congratulations! You’ve successfully updated your HP TouchPad to CyanogenMod 9 Alpha 0.6 with Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich.
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It didnt delete anything going from cm7 3.5 tenderloin straight to cm9 0.6 with cwm…. No bs at all. Love it… Even without netflix im still enjoying the less ofter FC of some apps I use daily.
I installed it. Working great. Thanks!