CyanogenMod 9 has been released for the Touchpad. This is awesome because it is a Ice Cream Sandwich build, which is much better than gingerbread on a tablet. Obviously Honeycomb was designed for tablets, but apparently Google never released it for developers.
I am going to put CM9 on my TouchPad, but figured that I may as well update the WebOS to 3.0.5 too. Of course, updating WebOS breaks the ClockworkMod dual boot. At this point I decide that I should erase the TouchPad. I think that this will allow CM9 to work best if there are no lingering pieces of CM7 floating around. After erasing, I log back into my WebOS account. I have to comment WebOS at this point for pulling all my apps and settings back onto the Pad. Now I do the set up using this guide New Touchpad? (WebOS Nation Forum). This will allow my WebOS to run optimally, which I may need due to the CM9 build not working exactly perfectly.
An now…CM9… Here is the link to the release.
1. Boot your TouchPad into WebOS.
2. Connect your TouchPad to your computer with a USB cable. (Mac, Windows, or Linux work fine.)
3. On WebOS, you should be notified that you are “Connected” via USB. Select “USB Drive” and then, if asked, select “OK” to confirm.
4. A USB icon should appear on your screen, and the TouchPad WebOS volume should now be accessible on your computer.
Depending on your OS, an icon for the HP WebOS volume may appear on your desktop.
5. Using your computer, create a folder/directory on the HP WebOS device called “cminstall” in the first folder.
Inside this folder, copy the “update…zip” files you wish to install. Minimally, you should include the update-moboot and update-cm files described above.
Optionally you may add the update-ClockworkMod and any other update…zip files you wish to have installed.
6. Unmount/Eject the TouchPad volume from your computer.
7. Reboot the TouchPad. As it is booting, hold the volume-up key until a large white USB symbol appears.
8. From the Terminal, or the Command prompt if you are on Windows, navigate to the directory with the ACME Installer binary,
cd C:\Program Files\Palm, Inc\(This is what I used on my 64bit win7 Comp)
and type the following command:
$ novacom boot mem:// < ACMEInstaller
In the above example, $ represents the prompt.
boot mem:// < ACMEInstaller2 (This is what I used on my 64bit win7 Comp) On Macintosh, the Terminal is accessible from Applications->Utilities->Terminal. Ubuntu and other Linux users may use the Terminal application.
In future revisions of ACME installer, it may not be necessary to use the Terminal at all.
9. Cross your fingers.
10. If all works well, the “update…zip” file will automatically be installed and your TouchPad should boot into Cyanogenmod.
My Touchpad installed and booted to android correclty, then “optimized apps.” This means…apparently the WebOS Erase function did not actually erase the CM7 info.
CM9 looks excellent on the TouchPad, and seems to be very snappy. I am looking forward to updates that will allow the device to run at its full potential.