The CyanogenMod team has released a second alpha version of Android for the HP TouchPad tablet. Alpha 1 was released less than a week ago, and it was pretty functional — but included a number of bugs that could cause the tablet to crash, the WiFi to disconnect, or other problems.
Alpha 2 is still rough around the edges, but it includes a number of new features and improvements. Here are some of the highlights:
- The battery drain issues have been partially fixed so the battery should last longer, especially when the TouchPad is idle.
- The Android Market fix has been incorporate so that if you install the gApps package you should see most available apps in the Market.
- WiFi should no longer disconnect when you resume from sleep.
- The speaker should turn off when you plug in headphones.
- The ACMEInstaller app should work better.
- There’s now an ACME UnInstaller app if you want to completely remove Android and restore your original webOS media partition to its original size.
You can install CyanogenMod 7.1 Alpha 2 the same way as Alpha 1. Just grab the latest CyanogenMod build from the links in the RootzWiki forum and follow our step-by-step instructions. Or if you’re upgrading from Alpha 2, check out our upgrade instructions.
The latest ACMEInstaller and Uninstaller are also available from the same RootzWiki thread.