HP has not been able to create a success story with their Tablet series named TouchPad. With webOS failing completely against some heavy competitors like Android and iOS it seems those having a TouchPad must now be thinking to revert to an Android or an iOS tablet. Well with CynogenMod 7 you can dual boot your TouchPad with Android and webOS and start a new series of possibilities with your device.
The developers of CynogenMod 7 for HP TouchPad have today announced called ACME Installer. This tool will help you to dual boot into Android and webOS.
The developers have posted a video on YouTube about the entire process :
It has been nearly a week since you’ve heard from us. Far, far too long.
Today we want to introduce you to “A CyanogenMod Experimental Installer”, aka “ACME Installer”. Once released, it will be a fairly simple and hopefully safe method to install CM to your Touchpad. The process is as simple as we could make it– once you start ACME Installer, it does all the hard stuff.
Follow this video guide to get Android too on your TouchPad.
The tool ACME a.k.a A CyanogenMod Experimental Installer enables users to install CynagenMod 7 in their TouchPad in a very simple and safe way. The only files you would require to dual boot would be :
- The ACME Installer.
- A program called novacom for Windows, Mac and Linux from HP which is used to run ACME Installer.
- A file called cm-update which contains all the CynagenMod7 files.
Thats all you need to start the process. CynogenMod 7 for HP TouchPad was the project under TouchDroid Project which will allow all TouchPad users to boot into Android 2.3.x Gingerbread and, later , Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to the TouchPad. HP had announced discontinuation of their webOS after it failed head on in the tablet market.
However the developers have mentioned that the ACME Installer should not be taken as a sign for an alpha release for CM7 . There are some developments left for the project to be ready for public distribution.