How to use TouchPad Toolbox to install Android, erase webOS on the HP TouchPad

It’s been nearly 3 years since HP launched and then quickly discontinued the HP TouchPad. But the 9.7 inch tablet continues to live on thanks to the efforts of independent developers.

Hackers have been installing new builds of Android on the tablet for ages, and while the road has sometimes been bumpy, these days the aging TouchPad is probably better with Android than it ever was with webOS.

Unfortunately installing Android on the TouchPad has always been a somewhat complicated process. Recently things got a lot simpler.

Developer JC Sullins has released a tool called TouchPad Toolbox, or TPToolbox which replaces older tools and lets you install Android with just a few button presses. And that’s not all it can do.

tptoolbox_02

You can use TPToolbox to resize your device partitions or repair partitions. And unlike ACMEInstaller (the original tool for installing Android on the TouchPad), TPToolbox erases webOS entirely.

This gives you more space for your Android operating system, apps, and files. You can still re-install webOS, but you’ll need to use TouchPad Toolbox again to make some changes and then download webOS Doctor to restore your tablet to factory settings.

NoteIf you want to keep webOS, there’s a way to do that. But it’s a bit more complicated and involves first uninstalling Android from your TouchPad (if it’s already installed) and wipe your internal SD card. Roland Deschain has describes how to that in the “If you wish to keep WebOS” section of his guide at the RootzWiki forum

If you’re already running Android on your HP TouchPad, TPToolbox provides the simplest way to resize your storage partitions so you can install data media builds of Android (which includes most recent custom ROMs based on Android 4.4 KitKat).

How to install Android with TouchPad Toolbox

Note that TouchPad Toolbox is designed to run from a Windows PC or Mac with a TouchPad tablet plugged in via USB cable, although the Linux instructions might work for Mac as well.

I used a Windows PC for testing purposes, so this guide assumes you’re also using a Windows computer. If you have a Mac or Linux machine, check out the xda-developers forum for tips.

Also note that TPToolbox will wipe all the data from your device and rewrite your boot menu… so make sure to backup any data you need before proceeding. And if anything goes wrong, you’re on your own for finding a solution.

With that in mind, here are some tips for using TPToolbox to install Android on an HP TouchPad for the first time or to install a newer version of Android. The whole process should take less than 20 minutes (I made a few cuts in the video above so you wouldn’t have to watch the boot logo for 3 minutes on first boot, among other things).

1. Make sure you have Java installed

Download the latest version of Java and make sure it’s installed.

2. Install Novacom driver

Once you’re sure that Java is installed, download the Universal Novacom Installer .jar file from Google Cloud and click to run.

tp install novacom

Follow the instructions and it should install Novacom on your system.

3. Download TouchPad Toolbox

Grab the latest version of TouchPad Toolbox using the links from the xda-developers forum. Unzip the files to a folder on your computer.

There should be 3 files, a .bin file, a .bat file for Windows, and an .sh file for Linux and Mac.

Technically we’re all set to run TouchPad Toolbox now, but if you use it to modify your device you might end up with a tablet that doesn’t do anything. So let’s take a detour and download the operating system files.

4. Download an Android ROM, recovery, and gApps file

You need three things to get the full Android experience. A recovery lets you flash software updates and make other changes. The Android ROM is basically the operating system. And the gApps package includes the Google Play Store and other Google apps such as Gmail, YouTube, and Google Maps.

There are a number of versions of each that you can use. JC Sullins has download links for a few custom recoveries (I’m using TWRP because it’s the one I’m most familiar with, but CWM also works), but you’re kind of on your own for finding compatible ROMs and gApps packages.

Here are a few to get you started. JC Sullins (the same guy who created TPToolbox) created a pretty good build in April, and you can find details and download links at xda-developers.

I’m using a nightly build of CyanogenMod 11 from June 3rd, 2014 for this test. developer invisiblek has links to the latest versions in a different xda-developers forum thread. Or you can just grab the download straight from Dev-Host.

I’m also using invisiblek’s gApps package from Dev-Host.

At launch, TPToolbox supports recent builds of CM11 (CyanogenMod), AOKP (Android Open Kang Project), and EV (Evervolv) for “tenderloin,” which is the code-name for the HP TouchPad. As usual, there are more details at xda-developers.

Anyway, once you have your ROM, recovery, and gApps files downloaded, save them to a folder on your PC. Do not unzip them.

5. Reboot your TouchPad into webOS recovery

Now you’re ready to really get started. Plug your tablet into your PC with a USB cable and then reboot into recovery:

Android users: Most Android ROMs let you press and hold the power button and until a power menu pops up. Choose the reboot option and when you get to a black screen with blue text, choose the option for webOS recovery. A big USB icon should appear on your screen.

webOS users: If this is your first time installing Android and you’re currently running webOS, power down the tablet completely. Then press and hold the VolumeUp and Power button simultaneously until you see the big USB icon.

6. On your PC, double-click the tptb_v40_win.bat file

If you’re using a Linux or mac machine, you’d use the .sh file instead.

Now you should see a lot of white text fly by on your TouchPad screen. When it’s done, you’ll see the TouchPad Toolbox user interface.

tptoolbox_03

7. Complete Data Reset

Now for the scary and awesome part. We’re about to wipe any and all operating systems currently installed and change the partition scheme. Don’t worry: even though we’re removing webOS, we’re not removing the webOS recovery — that means you can always run TPToolbox again if you need to.

From this screen, use the volume keys to change the highlighted item until you get to “Complete Data Reset.”

Hit the Home button to select it. You’ll be asked a few times if this is really what you want to do. Keep hitting Home to select… unless you’ve changed your mind.

8. Install Android

When you see the “Done” message, use the volume buttons to get to the “Install Android” option and hit the Home button to start the process.

This will automatically mount your tablet as a USB mass storage device so you can copy the ROM, recovery, and gApps files you downloaded in step 4 into the folder called “ttinstall.”

Once you’re finished copying files, just select the option on your TouchPad to “unmount media volume” and the install process will continue.

TPToolbox will verify the files, ask you if you want to confirm, and then get started.

Once it’s installed your recovery your tablet will reboot into recovery so it can load the ROM and gApps package… and then it should load CyangoenMod, AOKP, Evervolv, or whatever other version of Android you’re using.

Enjoy

That’s it… now you can login with your Google account, connect to WiFi, and enjoy your Android tablet.

Future versions of TPToolbox may have additional features including the ability to re-install webOS without a webOS Doctor.

You may also eventually be able to permanently install TouchPad Toolbox on your tablet so that you can access it from the boot menu without first plugging your tablet into a PC. This could let you resize and repair partitions, create webOS volumes, or make other changes without a PC.

hp touchpad cm11

  • boonesimpson

    sweet this includes the a6 flash.

    I actually send JC some money ages ago because he figured out the a6 firmware that caused sleep to brick issues.

    Basically if the battery died and would corrupt the a6 flash so no amount of charging (or battery replacement) woudl fix.

    JC Is awesome!

  • Shawnki91

    This was a great guide. Just finished the installation process and its 100/100. Very impressive and many thanks!

    • dddstudiomax

      Same here. I read this a couple of times, did the prep work of downloading the correct files and ran the steps. Worked like a charm, first time, no hiccups at all. Kudos to you and jcsullin. Now my Touchpad is rocking it.

      • Bruce Mac

        Hi… I’m stuck on Unmount Media Volume step. I believe all the required files are in the ttinstall folder. After selecting Unmount Media Volume and depress the home key I get the following message:
        It says working at the bottom of the TPToolbox section than quickly goes to Failed status in red. Jusdt below Failed, it says the following:
        >>>> Checking Install Files
        1 logical volume(s) in volume group “store” now active
        No Supported recovery file found…. Aborting
        Any suggestions

    • Rick

      Hey guys when starting the Tptb_v40_win on a pc with the tablet attached to my pc the program

  • Goutham

    Brilliant article and lots of thanks to Jcsullins, I am going to donate for his effort.

  • Terry

    Worked for me, and while I’m OK around computers, I have no programming ability. It did take some careful reading to work out exactly which files to download, but I got there. The worst bit was some of the pages to download files had multiple download buttons. One was the real button, the others were ads masquerading as buttons, and the links downloaded malware!

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/RolandDeschain79?feature=mhee RolandDeschain79

      Get yourself ad block plus for your web browser. It’s free and you won’t have to deal with the constant blasted malware adds. Try this add blocking software on your HP TP. Its been removed from the play store(Google wants you to deal with adds) but you can download it for free from the author.

      Ad Away apk 2.8.1 Download:
      http://d-h.st/BZs

      http://youtu.be/CLg1sIxE9N4

  • A guy named Joe

    It worked like a charm. Thank you.

  • George Carr

    TP Toolbox runs great UNTIL it mounts the media drive so I can sideload the Android files; but my PC does not recognize the new drive being mounted. Any ideas what I’m doing wrong?

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/RolandDeschain79?feature=mhee RolandDeschain79

      Here is the fix Note(Important): If the TP Toolbox fails to run several times you may get an error message when trying to mount the volume during the install. To fix this rerun the complete data reset or wipe the USB drive from WebOS.

      • Rick R

        How would I do this process. I am getting the ERROR mount/dev/store/media/mnt/media rc=32 message. Thanks

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/RolandDeschain79?feature=mhee RolandDeschain79

        The complete data reset is done from the TPToolbox and the USB drive wipe is done from WebOS. From WebOS go to launcher/settings/device info/reset options/erase USB drive Have a look at my guide below to see the screenshots.

        Note: that doing either of these will wipe all your files from the tablet. However WebOS will remain unchanged from the USB reset process.

        [ROM GUIDE]How to use the TouchPad Toolbox to install Android “The Super Easy Way”
        http://rootzwiki.com/topic/179730-rom-guidehow-to-use-the-touchpad-toolbox-to-install-android-the-super-easy-way/

        Here is the fix Note(Important): If the TP Toolbox fails to run several times you may get an error message when trying to mount the volume during the install. To fix this rerun the complete data reset or wipe the USB drive from WebOS.

      • Rick R

        Roland :Thanks for all your help it is much appreciated. My battery died & I am now at a page with these options: moboot 0.3.8
        boot
        boot webos Recovery
        shutdown
        I diidn’t want to make this install any more difficult so which is my next step. Thanks again, Rick R

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/RolandDeschain79?feature=mhee RolandDeschain79

        Hey Rick, glad to help. So did you battery die during the install? The device is supposed to reboot itself and flash the rom and gapps files automatically. If that didn’t happen you can boot into recovery and manually flash the files.

        However I don’t know exactly how far you got in the installation so it might be best to just start over from scratch. Ie do a complete data reset again, then start with install android. I have a new thread I’m working on which you can have a look at. Brads video will show you what to do if you need a quick review of the steps, I’ve also got it in my thread.

        [ROM GUIDE]How to use the TouchPad Toolbox to install Android “The Super Easy Way”http://rootzwiki.com/topic/179730-rom-guidehow-to-use-the-touchpad-toolbox-to-install-android-the-super-easy-way/

      • butchamerican

        I have the same problem, except now, I can’t get novacom to recognize the touchpad so I can’t even get back into the toolbox. Oh, the difference is, it hiccuped and rebooted for some reason and now all I get are the same options:

        boot
        boot webos Recovery
        shutdown

        I get the USB symbol but neither computer (PC’s) is recognizing the touchpad at all.

        HELP!!! Please!!

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/RolandDeschain79?feature=mhee RolandDeschain79

        Did you try another USB cable, that worked for Rick? Could you explain when the hiccup happened and what steps you did previously to it happening? Did you do the complete wipe and have it crash there?

      • butchamerican

        I have not tried another cable. Will try for sure. I had just finished the complete wipe and then it rebooted to the USB symbol and now nova com and the computers don’t recognize the Touchpad as a drive. I’m sick from this.

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/RolandDeschain79?feature=mhee RolandDeschain79

        Wow that is not supposed to happen. It used to be that you could use the WebOS doctor if nothing else would work. It could find the tablet even if it didn’t register on the PC. However I’m not sure that will help you because the complete wipe is supposed to delete the partitions for WebOS and the doctor basically reinstalls WebOS on those partitions. I’ll link you to my institutional video you can give it a go but you’ll probably need to post in Jcsulins thead and ask him how to fix it.I generally recommend keeping WebOS and designed my entire thread around it. All the links are in the videos description hope it helps, if not let them know in the forum.

        http://youtu.be/wFAIJiS8g4o

      • butchamerican

        Thank you Roland! Worked like a champ. I freaked out and then forgot about running the toolbox again. Ran the toolbox, and it worked. To all the developers, thank you so much. This is one amazing tablet!

      • Rick R

        Roland: Thanks for the reply I really appreciate it. I can’t get my computer to recognize my touchpad. I will try a complete installation from scratch if possible.My touchpad is now showing the USB symbol.I will have to charge battery again tonight. All help is appreciated, thanks again

      • George Carr

        No, it turned out to be a hardware problem: I was using the USB cable from my phone, which was detected as invalid as a data cable for the sideloading. Switched the cable, worked like a charm.

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/RolandDeschain79?feature=mhee RolandDeschain79

        Sometimes its the little things, always nice to have an easy fix. I wouldn’t have guessed that so good work;)

  • Rick R

    Thanks for all your work, I am really stuck at one point in the process. Where do the files go on the Touchpad . I continue to get FAILED when I try to install Android.”NO supported recovery file found.” I am first time installer & really not super tech savoy. Thanks any help appreciated, Rick R

    • http://www.liliputing.com/ Brad Linder

      After you start the Install process in step 8 the HP Touchpad should show up as USB storage on your PC and there should be a folder on the TouchPad called “ttinstall.”

      You’ll need to copy your Android ROM, Recovery (TWRP or CWM), and gApps) into that ttinstall folder before you can continue.

      • Rick R

        Brad I am getting the message : ERROR mount/dev/store/media/mnt/media rc=32 I have tried downloading files & reinstalling but no go. Should I have 3 files only in “ttinstal” I tried redownloading from the provided links but can”t get past this step. All help very much appreciated, Thanks, Rick R

      • Rick R

        Just about tried everything except a reboot. I did not want to try that. Still getting message “ERROR mount/dev/store/media/mnt/media rc=32″. But I cannot get past step 8. All help appreciated Rick R

      • quickflint

        Hey Rick R I was having the same issue. I realized that apparently you are supposed to leave the download files zipped when you transfer them to your touchpad. I kept unzipping them into the folder and getting the same error. If you were doing the same thing just copy each ZIP into the folder and go from there. Hope this helps.

  • France

    Thank you, great guide !

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/RolandDeschain79?feature=mhee RolandDeschain79

    Excellent video and guide Brad! A few important things to note about removing WebOS below.

    I have a new Rom Guide for the Touchpad Toolbox that list’s all the supported Roms, Gapps and recoveries. Please feel free to borrow any information you like to update your guide. I still fondly remember my first time installing Android via your excellent instructions here @ liliputing. Would you mind if I post your video in my new guide? I’m sick and can’t make a video until next:(

    [ROM GUIDE]How to use the TouchPad Toolbox to install Android “The Super Easy Way”
    http://rootzwiki.com/topic/179730-rom-guidehow-to-use-the-touchpad-toolbox-to-install-android-the-super-easy-way/

    Time to Choose the fate of WebOS:
    Before running the Touchpad Toolbox you should decide whether or not you wish to completely remove WebOS. Even if you remove WebOS there will still be around 600-800MB of space left where it used to be on the media partition/volume. That extra space will only be used for the initial install of your roms via the TouchPad Toolbox. This space will not be accessible from some roms and will only be used by the TPToolbox or WebOS. So you must make a personal decision about WebOS’s usefulness to you. Would you rather have extra free space or a second OS that is unique but not well supported?

    On my 32GB Touchpad I have a maximum of 27.5GB available. With Android, WebOS(V3.0.5) lots of apps/preware and the free space required to use the TP toolbox(600MB+) it takes up around 1.17GB. If you remove WebOS the remaining media space will be around 600-900MB, so the total cost for WebOS is only about 500-600MB. You will need to boot into WebOS to access its media SDcard space or use either the Jcsullins CM11 or Evervolv DM Kikat roms. Personally I like WebOS and think having a dual boot device is one of the unique and intriguing features of owning an HP TouchPad, the choice is yours.

    Note: If you choose to remove WebOS you need to do these steps laid out by Jcsullins here to reinstall it. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=52922166&postcount=64

    • http://www.liliputing.com/ Brad Linder

      Sure, I’ve embedded enough of your videos here over the years :)

      Hope you feel better soon!

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/RolandDeschain79?feature=mhee RolandDeschain79

        Thank you very much Brad your videos and articles have always been very well written and a great source of inspiration for my own guides. Cheers

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/RolandDeschain79?feature=mhee RolandDeschain79

      (Optional) If you wish to keep WebOS then do the following steps:

      3)Uninstall Android and Clean up your SDcard:

      A]Uninstall Android completely by using the ACMEUinstaller2, watch the instructional video here: After uninstalling Android you will automatically reboot to WebOS.
      http://youtu.be/VP-FH6fS2GI

      B]Now from WebOS we will wipe our SDcard before the TPtoolbox can setup our partition/volumes. Completely wipe your SDcard by booting into WebOS and going to, launcher/settings/device info/reset options/erase USB drive. The Touchpad will then reboot itself and the data will be completely erased. Note:This will not affect your WebOS setup, apps or Preware.

      Skip this step and move right to installing android:
      A)(Optional) Complete Data Reset, Completely Removes WebOS and Android
      -If you wish to completely remove WebOS and uninstall android run this procedure.
      -Scroll down to Complete Data Reset and select it with the home button and choose yes to begin the process.
      -If you previously did step number 3 then skip this step and proceed to step B).

  • raaaaaaah

    I use a mac
    I downloaded and installed nova com thingy.
    I also happened to have downloaded Xcode.
    Now everytime I open tptb_v40_nix.sh It opens up with Xcode.(yes I plugged in my device and nothing happens on it.)
    The screen says “try re installing Novacom”
    I did but it doesn’t work
    any help?

    • raaaaaaah

      it looks something like this

      #!/bin/sh

      # This script is Copyright (c) 2014 James Sullins, All rights reserved.

      # James (JC) Sullins, aka jcsullins

      # No modifications or distribution without permission

      TPTB=TPToolbox-2014-05-18-v40.bin

      if [ ! -r ${TPTB} ];

      then

      echo “Cannot find Touchpad Toolbox binary file ${TPTB}”

      exit 1

      fi

      echo “Checking novacom service …”

      novacom -l

      rc=$?

      if [ $rc -ne 0 ];

      then

      if [ $rc -eq 1 ];

      then

      echo “Cannot find novacomd service. Try rebooting or re-installing novacomd”

      exit 2

      elif [ $rc -eq 127 ];

      then

      echo “Unable to find novacom program. Try re-installing novacomd”

      exit 4

      else

      echo “Unknown error rc=$rc checking for novacom service. (novacom -l)”

      exit 3

      fi

      fi

      echo “Loading TPToolbox …”

      novacom boot mem:// < ${TPTB}

      rc=$?

      if [ $rc -ne 0 ];

      then

      if [ $rc -eq 1 ];

      then

      echo "Cannot connect to Touchpad."

      echo "Make sure Touchpad is connected with USB cable."

      echo "Make sure Touchpad is in webOS Recovery (bootie) mode."

      echo " (where big USB symbol shows on Touchpad screen)"

      exit 5

      else

      echo "Unknown error rc=$rc loading TPToolbox (via novacom boot)."

      exit 6

      fi

      fi

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/RolandDeschain79?feature=mhee RolandDeschain79

        I believe Jcsullins was looking to get some feedback from Mac users. It hadn’t been tested on a Mac before. You might want to pop into his thread at XDA and let him know about the issue. It would probably help him out to get some Mac user feedback.

        Jcs TPToolbox main thread here:
        forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2756314

    • Christian Bell

      @raaaaaaah:disqus: On a Mac, you cannot double-click the tptb_v40_nix.sh file to run it. Instead, you need to run Terminal (Cmd-Space and do a Spotlight search for ‘Terminal’) and then run these commands (assuming you saved all the files on your desktop):

      cd ~/Desktop/
      sudo ./tptb_v40_nix.sh

      …and it should work fine.

      • raaaaaaah

        thanks.
        my touchpad is out of charge right now.
        I’ll try tomorrow and tell you if it works out.

      • raaaaaaah

        It says I need a password.
        The first few times when it says password is wrong I tried admin password.
        then I tried my password and it said I’m not in sudoers file
        what should I do?

      • Christian Bell

        If you’re an Admin on your Mac (see System Preferences -> Users & Groups) then it’s asking for your password. If you’re not an Admin, this probably won’t work.

      • raaaaaaah

        ohk
        thnx
        will try again

      • raaaaaaah

        It says I need a password.
        The first few times when it says password is wrong I tried admin password.
        then I tried my password and it said I’m not in sudoers file
        what should I do?

  • butchamerican

    I can’t get novacom to recognize the touchpad so I can’t even get
    back into the toolbox. Oh, the difference is, it hiccuped and rebooted
    for some reason and now all I get are the same options:

    boot
    boot webos Recovery
    shutdown

    I get the USB symbol but neither computer (PC’s) is recognizing the touchpad at all.

    HELP!!! Please!!

  • James Ruben

    my pc running windows 8 wond recognize the disk “hp touchpad” please help

  • mheath

    When I reach the TouchPad Toolbox UI on the tablet, the volume keys aren’t working to navigate, so I have no way to select Complete Data Reset. Any ideas??

  • gomanchamp

    this is great article. thanks finally i can use my touchpad. install went smooth even tho i did step 8 before step 7 by mistake.

  • Carie Black

    I am stuck on the media volume step. My touchpad is not mounting to my laptop. It shows up as being connected but is not showing up as a USB storage in order for me to open up files. Now my touchpad has no webos or android and I can’t figure out how to manually mount it to my laptop. ANy suggestions?

  • David Davies

    Followed instructions to the letter. 15 minutes later (if that) I have a new Touchpad that seems to fly. All credit to Developer JC Sullins – can I nominate him for a Nobel Prize for services to Android?

  • lostinvb

    I installed as the instructions describe without any problems. Thank you! Now, how do I keep up with the nightly updates of the ROM? In other words how do I update the ROM to newer versions?

  • Ekingboss

    I installed it, and followed the instructions and it worked perfectly. The Wifi won’t connect to the tablet. Everything else is working fine.

  • Ryan

    I just wanted to thank the developers for the hard work and the organization of the steps on this website. The existing install of WebOS was limited to say the least. This is fantastic and extremely impressed!

  • Jeff Nmi Ruiz

    Went through a few rooting guides and although they worked, I was not happy with them. I came across this one and love it! It rocks. Now if I could only find something similar for the Motorola Xoom :d

  • Christian Bell

    Very helpful article, and very easy upgrade! I followed this on my Mac running OS X 10.9.4 and it works fine.

  • shumad1

    After unmounting the media volume (post copy of recovery, gapps and rom to ttinstall folder) I see the following: Checking Install files…

    1 logical volume (s) in volume group “store” now active

    No supported recovery file found. Aborting.

    My ttinstall folder contains:

    cm-11-20140705-UNOFFICIAL-3.4_kernel-tenderloin.zip
    gapps-kk-20140105.zip
    update-TWRP-jcs-dm-tenderloin-20140512.zip

    I’m assuming the last is my recovery. I’ve done the complete data reset three times, with the same issue. If I choose reboot, I get:
    Selected: ‘boot’
    Loading ‘ /boot/uImage-2.6.35-palm-tenderloin’…FAILED
    BOOT FAILED!

    Any idea on what’s going on? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    • shumad1

      Any idea what’s going on? I’ve had to go back to WebOS due to this. Any assistance would be appreciated. Thanks.

    • mikekidder

      Did you try another recovery file instead of using TWRP?

      • shumad1

        Thank you for replying! Yes, I have tried both the CWM and TWRP.

  • HpTouchpadUser

    perfect instructions, very easy to follow..
    works like a charm.
    thank you,..

  • Rick

    Hey gang new player, go everything ready and connected the tablet with the usb symbol to my pc with usd cable and the tptb_V40_win program say can’t find touchpad…. When attaching the touchpad it did load the drivers for (bootie) ok but for some reason not seeing it. I have tried a few usb cables with no success. PC doesn’t see it either…in “normal” mode in touchpad and connected with usb cable, the pc does see it.

  • David Paul Armbruster

    This worked like a champ, but I am having problems with Netflix. It is all garbled when I attempted to watch a movie. The app runs fine until I attempt to watch a selected movie. All other apps appear to be working fine. Has any one else had an issue with the Netflix app after doing this process?

    • Todd Bruno

      Same issue here. Garbled for a few seconds, then corrects itself. Everytime you FF, Rewind, Play movie in netflix. Using latest nightly”
      cm-11-20140722-UNOFFICIAL-3.4_kernel-tenderloin

  • Trev

    I am having trouble on step 6 running the batch file. It can not find my novacomd program and I installed it numerous times.. any suggestions?

    • TheLilK98

      I had this problem too, you just have to make sure your tptoolbox.bat is in the same folder as your novacomd.

      • MiamiMike

        TPTOOLBOX and Novacomd are all in same folder.
        Batch file says novacomd not running.
        I check with Task Manager and it is running.
        What Now? Any help would be appreciated.

  • http://davidglarson.com Dave Larson

    Awesome guide! Great work again Brad :-)

    My TouchPad USB connector broke (I bought an induction charging stand to keep it working.) Is this or a similar guide available for Touchpads with no computer connection?

  • ve

    great. works like a charm. detailed instrcutions….

  • Franco Viccia

    Thanks you a lot! It was really usefull.

  • Farhan

    I’m getting an error on extract_recovery. The error is “updater-script not readable”.

    This file is present in the cm11 zip, and can be opened with the text editor. Any idea what could be the issue?

    • mickael

      i have the same problem. No answer anywhere !! Did you solve the problem???

      • Farhan

        yes, use windows to follow this guide. I was facing this problem with Ubuntu, and was able to escape when switched to Windows.

  • Thomas D

    Mine worked great for 2 hours and now wont power on :-(

    • Farhan

      I am facing the same issue. Google: “SOD touchpad” . Apparently this problem is very common, and there are dozens of answers out there. In case you solve it, let me know which one worked for you.

  • Jesus Adrian Rosas

    my tablet pc does not recognize when it is mounted as usb ago

    • Judy

      i am having the same issue. can someone help?J

  • helpful hand

    one thing, when coping files DO NOT UNZIP!!!!! took me an hour to figure out what went wrong with mine…

  • Nathallya Morato

    Need personal help, can not get out of step 6. Might be that I downloaded the wrong file. are many links and I get confused somewhere. can help me?

  • Nathallya Morato

    Hello guys, I read all the posts of this blog but none could help me so I can install android, I still believe it may be some file that is not downloaded properly, and neither got back to what he was before, ie without operating system none on my tablet.

    he failed installation of Kendo ask for unmoutnt Media volume.

    I await the return of someone who can help me.

  • Pete

    I have this error message, loading /boot/uImage-2.6.35-Palm-tenderloin…. Failed

    I need help

    Thx

    • shumad1

      Got the same error. Posted a month ago-still no replies.

      • shumad1

        Fixed! Had two separate corrupted recovery files. Used the base CWM-worked fine.

  • keldur1

    WOW! I set it up just like you did with exception of gapps and WOW again. I never really liked this tablet until now. dual boot was a pain. this tab works great w/kitkat. so far every app I’ve tried has worked except Netflix and camera, it is so so. but I don’t use this tab to watch movies or take pics. still much better than previous mods or webos. thank you! Great job to everyone!

  • Chintan

    Worked perfectly well! Thanks a lot for the video tutorial! :) Any way to fix the camera aspect ratio?

  • Jone Ricardo

    Funcionou perfeitamente para mim.

  • Madhu

    Thank you so much, this is simple and neat. I was able to install at my first attempt thanks again.

  • Brian A

    we were given an hp touchpad by a friend for my 2 little girls (3 and 5) to use to play games. After realizing there are no games available because there aren’t any hp apps :) I looked online and found your android install instructions. You’ve made 2 little girls very happy now that they have access to android apps, we’re grateful to you. Thanks a ton.

  • sam

    I installed this perfectly but the only problem now is it keeps freezing and becomes unresponsive in a black screen ( one time in a blue screen) the device wont charge and sees dead till i press power then home button to restart. need help please

  • slimhomies

    I get an error message in Google play “could not download due to an error (491)”

  • duck95

    Great write up. I followed your instructions and everything worked seamlessly.