HP TOUCHPAD OWNERS THREAD

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Found 23rd Aug 2011
Talk about roms,apps.accessories etc. Use the other thread for stock etc

Easy Guide to install Android CM9

youtube.com/wat…UDQ

Android ICS Alpha 1 can be installed from here:
rootzwiki.com/top…ad/
- coolash

Android ICS Alpha 2 can be installed from here:
rootzwiki.com/top…ad/
- coolash

See post 4467 (22/12/12) from dcx_badass for this latest simple way to convert to Android:

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Right here we go, version 1 is done, no guide as such, well there is but it's incorporated into the installer and will prompt you and take you through it.
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Not tested yet - but thanks for all the effort put into this!
- Newbold

Link to post 4467 (copy & paste):
hotukdeals.com/tag…224
- joshm

Guide and installer are here:
sites.google.com/sit…pad
- dcx_badass

Guide for Android 4.2/4.3/4.4 (XDA Updated Guide):
forum.xda-developers.com/sho…549
(make sure you uninstall any old novacom on your PC and install the new one from above link during installation)
- coolash

A nice comprehensive organized list of many ROM options:
forum.xda-developers.com/sho…108
- coolash

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Replacement USB cable, charges at full speed
cpc.farnell.com/jsp…567
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- dcx_badass
Community Updates
4794 Comments
Right, some links of use:

Download Full Users Manual hpwebos.com/us/…pdf

Get Started Guide
forums.precentral.net/hp-…tml

How To Install Preware
webosbuzz.com/hp-…tml

How To Install Games & Apps
webosbuzz.com/hp-…tml

How To Speed Up & Patch
digitaltrends.com/mob…-up

How To Overclock To 1.5GHz
webosbuzz.com/hp-…tml

You can install kindle by going directly to this link on your touchpad:
megaupload.com/?d=…R12
and installing the file with preware. BUT
To transfer mobi books to the Touchpad Kindle seee this thread
forums.precentral.net/web…tml

Belkin leather IPad case - Play.com £4.50
play.com/PC/…rch

Link to free promotional apps
blog.palm.com/

HP Play music syncing service
hpplay.com/

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kb.hpwebos.com/wps…tml

Is the link to chat to someone 24/7 Just say your in America they don't check it

INSTALLING ANDROID

Android has now been released for the Touchpad.
CM7 have made public a build, which you can all flash - it is only in Alpha stage though so...

a) Be careful, things can go wrong so it is risky.
b) Don't expect a perfect, bug free or even properly functioning ROM.

Idiots Guide - How to Install Cyanogenmod 7 Android Alpha on HP Touchpad
youtube.com/wat…1sU

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my edited video blurb:

Here are the 5 files that you need to download:

gapps-gb-20110828-signed.zip
update-cwm_tenderloin-1012.zip
moboot_0.3.3.zip
ACMEInstaller.zip

[simplez says: "MAIN Alpha FILE, Get newer alphas, betas & main release versions as they become available (a1 = alpha release 1):"]
update-cm-7.1.0-tenderloin-a3-fullofbugs-signed.zip

You can obtain these files from:
rootzwiki.com/top…ad/

[simplez says: "If you instaled preware, then you already have novacom drivers and should be fine, if not working (unlikely) download this 6th file":]
universal-novacom-installer.googlecode.com/fil…jar

Make sure you have these files before watching the video.

Download link to all latest files needed for Android:
rapidshare.com/fil…zip

For list of included files
hotukdeals.com/mis…183
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- dcx_badass
Edited by: "MarzBarz" 14th Dec 2011
Is the 3g version shown here, the one being sold? I assumed it was the wi-fi version in the firesale.
Spammed.... I didn't get one and jealous!
The Official Couldn't Afford An Ipad Thread.
mattpreston11

Is the 3g version shown here, the one being sold? I assumed it was the … Is the 3g version shown here, the one being sold? I assumed it was the wi-fi version in the firesale.



my bad didn't realise, i don't think there is a 3 g one
FilthAndFurry

The Official Couldn't Afford An Ipad Thread.



That could be true in some cases but not in a few cases. I have an iPhone 4 so iPad 2 would have no uses for me imo(have owned a iPad before) and have a mbp.
Edited by: "MarzBarz" 23rd Aug 2011
guv

Spammed.... I didn't get one and jealous!



haha, tbh way too many trolls in that thread saying I've purchased 5, 10 etc.
MarzBarz

haha, tbh way too many trolls in that thread saying I've purchased 5, 10 … haha, tbh way too many trolls in that thread saying I've purchased 5, 10 etc.



I got as far as putting in my card details twice!
guv

I got as far as putting in my card details twice!



Did you try amazon yday? although people were ordering when OOS i reckon they may source them directly from HP.
MarzBarz

Did you try amazon yday? although people were ordering when OOS i reckon … Did you try amazon yday? although people were ordering when OOS i reckon they may source them directly from HP.



Nah... Just dixons and comet.

I did manage to source one in a localish comet - but the boogers didn't answer the phone..... I gave up in the end.
i dont think there will be any owners as all the sites crash
Lol added staples to my list of shopping carts not completed!
once you flash Android on this badboy - you're looking at a superb investment.
To be honest, you can do a lot with it out the box as it is. The issue is the lack of updates although WebOS will continue and with the amount of these tablets shifted (Especially in the states) am sure there will be a very lively mod community.
Bandwagon??
Will be good to see if theres any owners after all of this chaos! Lol
i got a 32gb one sat here for 115 :P
Are the keyboards worth getting? I reckon the accessories will keep on falling in price.
accessories will be pennies within weeks
DudeyGeeza

accessories will be pennies within weeks



Maybe, maybe not..... how many thousands have they sold in the last few days, alot of those people are going to want accessories, I think maybe half price for a while and then when everything dies down then the fire sale will begin
How the hell do you set the VPN up on this? i wana remote to my PC from it?? any ideas??
whats the best site to follow up rome etc.?
The touchstone dock is almost as much as the touchpad cost on amazon!!
silentsource

How the hell do you set the VPN up on this? i wana remote to my PC from … How the hell do you set the VPN up on this? i wana remote to my PC from it?? any ideas??


launcher then settings then VPN but I haven't tried it yet
its a heavy mother I'll give it that ,I'm quite impressed with it really its not an iPad beater well 2 anyway its quicker after the update and the tweaks but still not as quick as iPad but for 115 notes its a no brained
What was wrong with the other thread?
Monkey nuts 2

What was wrong with the other thread?


there's only so many times I can watch a cpw cancellation email post ;-)
I meant roms not Rome.
anyone know of a good cheap case in stock or is it best to wait
MarzBarz

I meant roms not Rome.



Lol... I did wonder if you'd meant that!


So what is everyone's first thoughts? Has anyone flashed theirs?
its allright for the money but in no way shape or form does it match the ipad
the porter

its allright for the money but in no way shape or form does it match the … its allright for the money but in no way shape or form does it match the ipad



Hardware construction wise, and apps, no.

But webOS itself is far superior to iOS.
Sootie

New Touchpad? Here's your "Get Started" guide



Cheers for this it all takes time but man now does it fly now its on a par with the ipad speedwise whoooooshhhhh
Very useful guide. My preware installation is takes AGES.
My mate got a case from pound land (one of those neoprene sleeves) and it fits absolutely perfect.
it needs a decent full screen browser ie dolphin or such like and the copy and paste is bobbins but I'm enjoying tinkering
the porter

it needs a decent full screen browser ie dolphin or such like and the … it needs a decent full screen browser ie dolphin or such like and the copy and paste is bobbins but I'm enjoying tinkering



How long did the preware installation take for you?
5 mins its all the tweaks what takes time
i heard we might get document editing soon (possibly this week) goodereader.com/blo…ek/
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