The rest of the how-to will continue as normal. Post a Comment Comment. Smarthome Office Security Linux. First you need to download the Google Apps package from the CyanogenMod wiki found here. As application support for WebOS lags further behind both Android and iOS, and with the open-sourced future of the popular WebOS platform in doubt, Android provides a stable alternative with hundreds of thousands of applications.

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Download moboot from Google code. Open a command prompt on your computer and use the cd command to navigate to the folder you transferred the ACMEInstaller to earlier C: You may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. Keeping in mind those benefits, the conversion is not without challenges. This newsletter may contain advertising, deals, or affiliate links. Holding down the Power and Home keys together for seconds will almost always reset the device, for example.

Once the drive mounts, create a cminstall folder and copy the CyanogenMod zip file, the ClockworkMod zip file, and the moboot zip file into the folder. The Best Tech Newsletter Anywhere.

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Failed to install NovaCom Drivers when Installing Android on HP TP

The trickiest steps in the process of adding Android to your TouchPad involve loading all the utilities which need to be installed first. Even better, most of the solutions for running Android on the TouchPad actually make it a multi-boot device, so you can still boot WebOS if and when you need it.


Select choose zip from SD card and then navigate to the cminstall folder and select the gapps…zip file. Windows Mac iPhone Android. Plug your TouchPad into your computer and browse to the cminstall folder we created earlier. This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page.

The rest of the how-to will continue as normal. Next, turn on the TouchPad and immediately push the volume up button until you get a big USB symbol on your screen. Post a Comment Comment. Anyone with a TouchPad is certainly a candidate for Android.

Download and install Palm Novacom on your computer. Download Clockwork recovery from the original thread or from our mirror here.

Failed to install NovaCom Drivers when Insta… | HP TouchPad

But which version of Android…. Your TouchPad will reboot nocacom a few seconds and you will get a Linux boot screen with our good friend Tux sitting atop scrolling text. If you have previously flashed custom ROMs on an Android phone novacim tablet, most of the process — except for the initial steps — will be familiar to you.

Then run the command. On your Windows, Mac, or Linux computer — there is much more support for performing these steps from Windows but it is not the only option — you start by ensuring you have Java installed and then installing the Novacom tool from Palm the creators of WebOS purchased by HP.


To switch between the two operating systems you can just reboot the device and using the new bootloader, select your desired operating system using the volume keys and home button. Smarthome Office Security Linux. Copy the gapps…zip file to that folder and reboot the TouchPad.

Install Android to breathe new life into your HP TouchPad

Increasingly slick and almost fully functional versions of Android are now running on the TouchPad, making it competitive with many current tablets. Navigate back to the home screen and reboot the device.

First you need to download the Google Apps package from the CyanogenMod wiki found here. In theory you can brick your tablet make it unusableby doing the conversion wrong, but in practice the TouchPad has recovery failsafes that make this almost impossible. If you prefer to watch, there is also this video which walks you through the process.

CyanogenMod will require 2 GB for system files and will resize your media partition.