High Def Forum - Your High Definition Community & High Definition Resource

Go Back   High Def Forum - Your High Definition Community & High Definition Resource > Off Topic Discussion > Ipads, Ipods, Android, etc.
Rules HDTV Forum Gallery LINK TO US! RSS - High Def Forum AddThis Feed Button AddThis Social Bookmark Button Groups

Ipads, Ipods, Android, etc. Discuss and learn about Ipads, Ipods, Android, etc.

Android 4.0 on your HP touchpad!!

Reply
AddThis Social Bookmark Button
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-05-2012, 01:02 PM   #1
"Shitter was Full"
 
Bigloww's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: In a van, down by the river.
Posts: 8,322
Default Android 4.0 on your HP touchpad!!

For all the people that were able to take advantage of the $99 HP Touchpad fire sale about 6 months back, here is some interesting info. You can easily install and run the Android 4.0.x OS on it and be able to take advantage of all the apps. And the best part is you still have the WebOS and all your installed apps and info on it. You simply can choose what OS you want to boot from and BAM!! Good to go.

I have been using it for about a week now since the latest Alpha release came out and it works great. Only thing not supported yet is the camera and mic. But if you need to use them for pics/Skype video con, just boot to WebOS and you are back in action. There are a few other bugs they are working on for the next Beta, but all in all it is pretty bug free for me. Here is the link to the instructions on how to do it..

http://liliputing.com/2012/01/how-to...d-9-alpha.html
__________________
Commit to the Indian..

"I don't get drunk, I get awesome"..
Bigloww is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2012, 09:14 PM   #2
My plasma is High Def.
 

Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 5
Default

Thanks for sharing.
channing11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 05:49 AM   #3
How can anyone watch standard def?
 

Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 27
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigloww View Post
For all the people that were able to take advantage of the $99 HP Touchpad fire sale about 6 months back, here is some interesting info. You can easily install and run the Android 4.0.x OS on it and be able to take advantage of all the apps. And the best part is you still have the WebOS and all your installed apps and info on it. You simply can choose what OS you want to boot from and BAM!! Good to go.

I have been using it for about a week now since the latest Alpha release came out and it works great. Only thing not supported yet is the camera and mic. But if you need to use them for pics/Skype video con, just boot to WebOS and you are back in action. There are a few other bugs they are working on for the next Beta, but all in all it is pretty bug free for me. Here is the link to the instructions on how to do it..

http://liliputing.com/2012/01/how-to...d-9-alpha.html
There is actually a fix for the mic issue and you can technically use Skype for voice calls. I don't think the camera will be fixed anytime soon, as the library file is not open source. I hope someone from the cyanogenmod team does something about it.
royfernandez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2012, 10:29 AM   #4
My plasma is High Def.
 

Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 9
Default

I hear they are getting closer to a camera fix as they found the drivers for it and are working on it. But then again, if camera is a must, you can always boot into WebOS.
qwertyaas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2013, 01:40 PM   #5
High Definition is the definition of life.
 
Chris Gerhard's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 10,923
Default

I was late to the party, I installed Android to my TouchPad this past fall but it has been very stable. I don't know if the camera works since I have never used it but I am sure that information is readily available if I do decide I want to use a camera. I expect it is still a no.
Chris Gerhard is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Go Back   High Def Forum - Your High Definition Community & High Definition Resource > Off Topic Discussion > Ipads, Ipods, Android, etc.
AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:30 PM.



Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2004 - 2008, High Def Forum