HP TouchPad CyanogenMod 7 Build Initiated

August 28, 2011

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If there's one name synonymous with Android hacking in this crazy, crazy mobile world of ours, it's Cyanogen - and today the worlds most notorious fire-sale-ridden tablet, the HP TouchPad, appears to be booting the best. But wait a second, doesn't the HP TouchPad run webOS? Why, yes it does, but as the $99 sale of said tablet made the entirety of its stock go down to zero after HP announced they were canning their webOS hardware department, Android was a certain next step - and these days, one step after Android equals Cyanogen.

A lovely RootzWiki letter has been sent out by the CyanogenMod team today announcing that they've been hard at work creating a build of CyanogenMod 7 for the public for about a week now. That said, the team has released a video of the popular ROM running on a TouchPad without any touch capabilities at the moment. The reason the team is releasing a video of a boot sequence here is because they need several extra actual TouchPad units and are currently unable to locate any at the store, on the black market, on the streets, etcetera.

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If you happen to have a TouchPad and would like to toss it on over to the CyanogenMod team, I'm sure they'd be more than willing to work with you on a deal. The team also wants to let the public know that they're not working on a set schedule for this project AND that they're not working for any sort of bounty (there was a $1500 USD bounty about a week ago for anyone who could get Android running on the TouchPad, fyi). They say they'd like to do it right, not fast.

Also note: this TouchPad is running Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread at the moment. The team at CyanogenMod have also made this project a special one in which they'll be aiming for a multi-boot function which will allow booting into CyanogenMod7, webOS, and a variety of different operating systems concurrently. Cool beans!

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  • Tablet in a Minute

    This is sweet. If I would have got those 2 I had ordered one of them would totally be theirs.

  • Michael Johnson

    Bam!  Keep up the awesome work!

  • +1 fan. Cant donate a Touchpad but can donate some coin. Are you guys accepting that? Maybe then you can purchase from Ebay etc?

  • an excellent tutorial in how to install it, now that is out:http://reviewhorizon.com/2011/10/how-to-install-cyanogenmod-on-hp-touchpad/includes marketplace (both Google and Amazon), overclock, etc