How to Update HP TouchPAD with Cyanogen Mod 9 ICS 4.0 Firmware

hp touchpad, one of the best tablets which runs on the Web OS platform which is developed by hp can now accommodate the Android in it. In the due course of this article, we will be checking out on how you can easily update with the latest Android 4.0 firmware of ice Cream Sandwich in your device. Please be informed that once you apply this firmware, the warranty of the device will get void and the only way with which you can reclaim the lost warranty is by re applying the official update once again for which we will try to come up with the tutorial very soon. All thanks to the developments by the Cyanogen mod only due to which we are able to experience the ICS Android 4.0 on hp touch pad.
Disclaimer: Neither we, nor developer should be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of following the instructions mentioned in this article. It’s very unlikely that there will be any issues but just in case if at all there are any issues then we are committed to help you in solving the same.
Please note that you need to ensure that the minimum charge left in the device should be 80% so as to ensure that the device doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update. Also, we recommend that you follow all the instructions mentioned below so as to ensure that the device doesn’t get messed up.
So assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, you can now proceed to the next page where we have mentioned a detailed tutorial on how to update hp touch pad with the ICS Android 4.0 firmware.
Tutorial to Update hp touchpad with ICS Android 4.0 Firmware:
  • First up you need to download the Java Plugin in your computer and then followed by the Palm Novacom driver from the respective links in your computer.
  • In the process of installation of the Novacom, you need to strictly need to follow the on screen instructions. You will see that there will be a Universal Novacom installer which will be created in the folder c:\ProgramFiles\Palm Inc.
  • Up next you need to install all the necessary files like Acme Installer 2, Cyanogen Mod 9 File , &Google Apps ( for hp touch pad in your computer.
  • Now, you need to place the ACME Installer In the same directory as that of the Novacom as in the path c:\Program Files\Palm, Inc directory, just copy ACMEInstaller2 to that directory.
  • After this, you need to connect your hp touch pad to the computer with the original USB cable. Ensure that the mass storage option is enabled in your device after connecting the device as shown in the below screen capture.
  • With the help of File explorer in your computer, you need to copy all the below mentioned 4 files in your device. Please note that you should not unzip the files, all the files should be in the same format which are downloaded originally.
  • So, once you have copied all the files, you can eject the touchpad from the computer and remove the same from computer. Now, all you need to do is to tap on the home button and then press on the arrow icon to select the “Settings” tab and then choose the device info. After this you need to select “Restart” option as shown in the below screen capture.
USB Drive
  • Once the screen goes dark, you need to now press and hold the Volume Up button till you see the USB icon and then connect the device to the computer and after a minute open the command prompt in your computer by typing “Win + R” and “cmd” and press enter.
  • Type in “CD/” and press Enter. Now, enter “dir” which will show the list of directories and then it will list all the directories and then type “cd program files” and then “cd Palm, Inc” to press the enter again.
  • After this, you need to enter the following command without the inverted comas “novacom.exe boot mem:// < ACMEInstaller2”
  • Now, you will see that the USB icon will be disappeared and then if it doesn’t then you need to reboot the computer.
  • Once everything goes correct, you will see that the hp touchpad will boot in the Moboot and from here you can easily choose to boot into the Cyanogen mod by pressing the home button. Also, you can choose to reboot to Web OS by using the Volume Up Down keys for navigating to the Web OS.
Tip: Just in case if you face any issues in the middle of the process or the firmware gets stuck in the middle of the process then you need to again re follow the whole procedure again from the start.
So there you go, you have now successfully applied the update of Cyanogen Mod 9 ICS Android 4.0 firmware. Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues as we will try our level best to sort out the same as soon as possible.
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