Since HP’s Fire Sale back in August almost every new HP TouchPad owner is waiting for Android to come to the HP TouchPad tablet. Not everyone I am sure, but let’s face it many of us are waiting for Gingerbread or Honeycomb: WebOS is great but doesn’t have as many apps as Android and most likely never will. Finally the wait is over as the team behind CyanogenMod 7 decided to go ahead and release an alpha version of CyanogenMod 7.1 which brings Gingerbread to the HP TouchPad.
First things first have a look at what CM 7 looks like on the TouchPad and yes Netflix streaming works!
Quite exciting isn’t it? So what works in this CyanogenMod 7.1 release for the HP TouchPad:
* Booting into Android
* ADB commands via ADB
* Power, back/home and volume button layout
* Touchscreen support (Multi-touch, 10 fingers)
* GPU Acceleration (2D Acceleration doesn't work, but not a release blocker)
* Dual core processing
* Power Management
* Battery Reporting
* Camera(only video chat, no recording or snapshots)
* Multiboot (via moboot)
* ClockworkMod Recovery
* Fast Switch Boot
* Fake SD card Mount
* Light Sensor(need to check "Enable Light Decrease" in cyanogenmod settings->display->automatic backlight
* Accessing webOS files from Android and vice versa
* Touchstone Support
* And much, much more!
That’s pretty good for an alpha release, expect some bugs of course which is perfectly normal at this stage… Install only if you feel adventurous.
You’ll find all the files to download (ACMEInstaller.zip, update-cm-7.1.0-tenderloin-a1-fullofbugs.zip) and the procedure to install Android on your HP TouchPad on RootzWiki @ CyanogenMod team Touchpad port.
Check out this video on how to install CyanogenMod 7 on the HP TouchPad using ACME Installer (A CyanogenMod Experimental Installer):