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Video Guides for this thread:

Video Timecode:

Data Media Q & A (What's the TP Toolbox?) @ 1:30
What is a data media build?@ 2:38
What are the Advantages/Changes for Data Media Builds? @ 4:14
How can I go back to my old setup? @ 5:15
How can I check my current Android version and System Partition size? @ 5:40
1)Getting started, Requirements and Preparation: @ 6:07
2)(Optional)Time to Choose the Fate of WebOS: @ 7:40
3)Enter webOS recovery mode and connect the Touchpad to your PC with the USB cable: @ 12:36
4)Download, extract and run the latest version of Jcsullins Touchpad Toolbox on your PC: @ 13:52
5)Using the TouchPad Toolbox to install Android: @ 15:05
Extra uses for the Touchpad Toolbox: @ 22:55


Q & A:
Read all the background information about The TPtoolbox and Data Media builds here:

What is the TouchPad Toolbox?
The Touchpad Toolbox(TPToolbox) is an easy to use and reliable tool that replaces previous methods of installing Android onto the HP Touchpad. This excellent tool created by Jcsullins has dramatically simplified the installation of the latest Lollipop and Kitkat Data Media builds onto the Touchpad. The TP Toolbox can also install a few non data media roms, which will be listed in the guide below. In addition it gives users the ability to completely remove WebOS if desired.

It replaces the following procedures and tools:
-ACMEInstallers
-ACMEUninstallers*
-Various methods of resizing partitions/volumes (erroneously called partitions)
-Various methods of reflashing the A6 battery monitoring chip
-Various methods of completely wiping/recreating volumes


What is a data media build?
Previously on the HP Touchpad Android and WebOS shared SDcard space in the media partition. This was the space you saw when transferring data via the USB cable. It stored all your media like music, pictures and movies. Data media builds separate the Android and WebOS space by emulating a 2nd ext4 SDcard in the data partition. The place where your app data was stored, separate from the SDcard media partition. With this setup the data partition now becomes the main place where your apps and users files(Music, pictures, movies, ect) are stored. The left over space in the media partition is now separate and only used by by TP Toolbox or WebOS. The media partition/volume will only be left with a small amount of free space and the majority will be given to the Android Data partition. If you keep WebOS the space will be around 1.17GB with V3.0.5 and lots of apps/preware, if you remove WebOS it will be around 600-800MB, so the total cost for WebOS is about 500-600MB.


What are the Advantages and Changes for Data Media Builds?
Data media builds change the default partition layout to more efficiently use the available space. You get a larger area for storing apps and mount an emulated ext4 SDcard on the Data partition. The ext4 doesn't suffer from the 4GB file size limit that the older Fat partition had and gives you more space for large apps. “Performance on ext4 in Android is also probably better than FAT.” The next advantage for HP TouchPad users is the updated 3.x Kernels all the new Android 4.4.x/5.x.x builds use. The updated Kernel's more efficiently communicates and allocates resources between the hardware and software.

What is a data media device?(TeamWin)


How can I go back to my old setup?
I don't want to keep WebOS installed:
Use the TPToolbox to do a complete data rest on your tablet. Install an android 4.2.2 roms, gaps, and recovery. Transfer your backup onto the touchpad, reboot into recovery and restore it. Note: You will need to make sure you have a compatible recovery installed to restore your backup.

Or

I want to keep WebOS installed:
If you wish to go back to your previous setup you can run the ACMEUninstaller2 then install just CWM and moboot with the ACMEInstaller5. You can now Boot into recovery and restore your older backup. Note: That you can use Jcsullins and Philz Touch DM-CWM recoveries to restore your older nandroid backups. Data media recoveries can see both SDcards while restoring your backups. The Data partition will show up as SDcard and the Media Partition as SDcard1.


How can I check my current Android version and System Partition size?
-Get the free app,Quick System Info PRO, to check the size of your partitions and remaining free space.
-Check your version of Android by going to settings/About Tablet/Android Version.



1)Getting started, Requirements and Preparation:
A)You must have Java and the novacom software installed on your PC before running Jcsullins Touchpad Toolbox.
You will need to have Java installed to run the Universal installer. Click here:
Download and run the Universal Novacom Installer 1.4.1. Click here:
Note: You may need to reboot after installing this software.
Note: If you're having issues getting the Novacom drivers installed disable any antivirus or spyware protection that might be preventing the app from downloading the correct drivers for your system.

Or

Download, extract and install the appropriate version of Novacom for your OS. Click here:
Note: Under Linux the Novacom driver is installed at /opt/Palm run it from this location.

B)Backup, Backup, Backup, Using the "Complete Data Reset" feature of the TPtoolbox or the "Erase USB drive" from WebOS, will delete absolutely everything on your HP TouchPad including the SDcard! So you will want to make sure you have your personal data files(music, pictures, videos, etc.) backed up on your computer. Don’t forget to move your Nandroid backups onto your PC. By default CWM backups are located in SDcard/clockworkmod/backup.
NoteMake sure your tablet is fully charged before starting any install procedure on the HP TouchPad. Running out of batteries during an install procedure will ruin the process and possibly damage the device.

2)(Optional)Time to Choose the Fate of WebOS:
Note: If you wish to remove WebOS, or have already removed it, just skip to step # 3

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 TPToolbox(600MB+) it takes up around 1.17GB. If you remove WebOS the remaining media space will be around 600-800MB, so the total cost for WebOS is only about 500-600MB Click here. 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: Official WebOS support ends March, 15, 2015 see video below.
-If you previously removed WebOS but want to add it back use Jcsullins instructions click here:
-If you need to bypass the WebOS activation get the tool and instructions click here:


If you wish to keep WebOS then do the following steps:
Uninstall Android and Clean up your SDcard:
A]Uninstall Android completely by using the ACMEUinstaller2, watch the instructional video below. After uninstalling Android you will automatically reboot to WebOS.

How to use the ACMEUninstaller2 (Short Version)

1)Install the Novacom software(You installed this in step 1)

2)Next place this ACMEUninstaller2 file into the Novacom folder.
-By default this folder will be located on your PC @ C:/Program Files/ Palm, Inc. Mac OS X users will find this folder @ /opt/nova/bin.
-Download the ACMEUninstaller2 file and copy and paste it right into either of those directories.

3)Boot the tablet into WebOS recovery mode and attach it with the USB cable to your PC.
Download and extract these ACME5 batch files and run the "removecm2.bat" file to uninstall Android.

Or
Open a command prompt and type the following:

On Your PC
cd c:\Program Files\Palm, Inc (enter)
novacom.exe boot mem:// < ACMEUninstaller2 (enter)

On your Mac
cd /opt/nova/bin (enter)
./novacom boot mem:// < ACMEUninstaller2 (enter)

How to enter WebOS recovery mode from Android:
-If you currently have Android installed you can hold down the power button choose reboot and select "webOS recovery mode" from the moboot menu.
Connect the HP Touchpad to your PC via the USB cable.

Or

How to enter WebOS recovery mode from WebOS:
-Reboot the HP Touchpad via WebOS rest options menu located @ launcher/settings/device info/reset options/restart.
-Hold down the volume up button while the Touchpad reboots. Once you see the large USB symbol on the screen release the volume button.
Connect the HP Touchpad to your PC via the USB cable.


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.
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3)Enter webOS recovery mode and connect the Touchpad to your PC with the USB cable:
Note: Even if you choose to remove WebOS, the WebOS recovery mode will still exist as it's part of the bootloader.

How to enter WebOS recovery mode from Android:
If you currently have Android installed you can hold down the power button choose reboot and select "webOS recovery mode" from the moboot menu.
Connect the HP Touchpad to your PC via the USB cable.

Or

How to enter WebOS recovery mode from WebOS:
Reboot the HP Touchpad via WebOS rest options menu located @ launcher/settings/device info/reset options/restart.
Hold down the volume up button while the Touchpad reboots. Once you see the large USB symbol on the screen release the volume button.
Connect the HP Touchpad to your PC via the USB cable.

4)Download, extract and run the latest version of Jcsullins Touchpad Toolbox on your PC
-Download Jcsullins latest Toolbox v42 below(replaces v40, v41x)
Download TPtoolbox v42 mirror
Download TPtoolbox v42 mirror
-Extract the TPToolbox v42 zip file and open the folder.
On Windows, run the batch file named tptb_v42_win.bat
On Linux, run the script named tptb_v42_nix.sh
On Mac, run the script named tptb_v42_mac.command


5)Using the TPtoolbox to install Android
-The TPToolbox consists of 3 different panels, 1 menu, 2 help, and 3 output, see picture.
-Use the volume button to navigate the menu and the home button to make selections.
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A)(Optional) Complete Data Reset, Completely Removes WebOS and Android
-The procedure will completely remove WebOS and Android from the device. The partitions/volumes will be rebuilt new and boot will be remade with a minimal amount of programs provided by the TPToolbox.
-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.
-If you previously removed WebOS but want to add it back use Jcsullins instructions click here:
-If you need to bypass the WebOS activation get the tool and instructions click here:
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B)Installing Android onto the HP TouchPad
-scroll down to Install Android from the menu and select it with the home button.
-The TP Toolbox will mount the media partition/volume to your PC. Open the Touchpads Media partition/volume and look for the “ttinstall” folder. Place the Rom, Recovery and Gapps zips into the “ttinstall” folder.
-The Rom contains the Android operating system, the Gapps package contains all your Google apps and the Recovery allows for installation, restoration, and maintenance operations on your Android device.
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Download Recommended default setup
Rom:cm-11-20151116-SNAPSHOT-jcsullins-tenderloin.zip
Recovery:TWRP-jcs-dm-tenderloin-20140612b.zip
Gapps:gapps-444-base-20160602-1-signed.zip

Note: Do Not unzip the files.


TPToolbox checks your File's
-The TPtoolbox will now check the files for compatibility then begin to set your partitions/volumes based on the type of Rom you’ve selected. If it fails to run it will display which file is incompatible, start the install again and replace the offending file(s).

TPToolbox creates your Volume/Partition layout
-The output window will display the Pending Android Installation details; the partitions/volumes resize details that are about to be setup on your HP Touchpad. Review this information and confirm the layout by selecting yes. This starts the partitions/volumes resizing, followed by the Auto Android installation from your chosen recovery.
Note: All HP Touchpad sizes are supported, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB.
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Lollipop/Kitkat DataMedia Volume (re)sizing criteria
system: MIN_SIZE: 700-800MB
cache: MIN_SIZE: 200MB
data: MIN_SIZE: 1500MB
data: also takes any free-space "media" has over 600MB

Legacy Non Data Media Volume (re)sizing criteria
system: MIN_SIZE: 600M
cache: MIN_SIZE: 200MB
data: MIN_SIZE: 1500MB

TPToolbox Auto Installs your Rom, Gapps and Recovery(Please stand by..)
-The details of partition/volume resizing will scroll across the Toolboxes bottom output window(Bottom) and the device will auto reboot into your chosen recovery. The Rom and Gapps package will now be installed automatically, this may take a few muintes, Please stand by..... Once complete the Touchpad will restart and boot into Android. Be patient, it my take several minutes before the HP Touchpad completes it first boot into Android.

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.



How to change Roms or update your version of Android:

TPToolbox Method:
After installing a data media rom you can do a clean install of another Rom listed in the guide by again using the TPtoolbox. Return to step 5 B) and install a different Rom. The TPtoolbox will wipe the system, data and cache partitions/volumes and do a clean install, WebOS will not be changed. Your apps and user data will be lost but your media content on the SDcard remains the same. If you wish to completely remove WebOS, Android and all data on the device return to step 5 A) and do a complete data reset.

Note: When installing new roms the TPtoolbox will automatically prompt you to adjust smaller system partitions/volumes from older versions of the TPtoolbox(v40, v41x). For example a 700MB Kikat install will be increased to 800MB for Lollipop or a new Kitkat Rom install.

Recovery Method:
Updating your current Rom with a newer build can be done using your recovery and will keep your current setup and apps. However this can't be done from the TPtoolbox and will require learning about a few Rom flashing techniques from my instructional update guide below.

How to Flash Install Android 6.0.1/5.x.x/4.4x Builds on the HP TouchPad


Using this Rom Guide:
-Select One of each, Rom, Gapps, and Recovery .zip files to download and install with the TPtoolbox(Do Not unzip the files).
-The Rom contains the android operating system, the Gapps package contains all your Google apps and the Recovery allows for installation, restoration, and maintenance operations on your Android device.
-Each Rom requires a corresponding Gapps package for its version of Android. 4.4.x Roms need 4.4.x Gapps, or 5.x.x. Roms need 5.x Gapps.
-Each Rom has notes about its details and a rating for the battery drain during deep sleep.
-Three recovery types are available to choose from; each does the same tasks but the interface is different, CWM, Philz CWM, TWRP.
-For some Roms one of the recoveries may be recommend by the developers, always check their threads and read all notes.


Which Rom should I choose?
-Currently the Android 4.4.x Kitkat Roms are the most mature, stable and fully functional. I would recommend them as your daily driver.
-Android 5.x.x Lollipop Roms are in developmental but aren't as fully functional as 4.4.x Roms. The battery life is shorter and more bugs have been reported.
-Some Android 5.1.x Lollipop Roms and No Android 6.0.1 Roms may not be fully compatible with the current TPtoobox version42 and may need to be installed by flashing through recovery.
-It takes several months after the initial release of a new android version for it to become mature and stable. Please see the developers threads for the latest details about their Roms, Happy Flashing.



Compatible Data Media Recoveries (TPtoolbox v42):
Note: These recoveries are meant to be used with TPtoolbox v42 and v41x
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Download Philz Touch CWM Recovery:
Philz-CWM-jcs-dm-tenderloin-20140612 via mediafire:
Philz-CWM-jcs-dm-tenderloin-20140612 via androidfilehost:

Download TWRP Touch Recovery:
TWRP-jcs-dm-tenderloin-20140612b via mediafire:
TWRP-jcs-dm-tenderloin-20140612b via androidfilehost:

Download standard Non-Touch CWM Recovery:
update-CWM-jcs-dm-tenderloin-20150703 via androidfilehost:
CWM-jcs-dm-tenderloin-20141231 via mediafire:




Android 4.4.x Kitkat Data Media Rom Guide and Links:

[ROM] [NIGHTLY] [KitKat] [4.4.4] CyanogenMod 11.0 nightlies [3.0 Kernel] By Milaq(Roland Recommended)
Rom Details: Low to medium battery drain (-5mA to -20mA), h/w video, Audio, Camera, Bluetooth, Inverted volume controls, Performance OC tab, Milaq Update app.
Note:This Rom still gets regular updates
Note: Automated Milaq updater app (downloads and installs new builds for you)
Note:Increased default CPU clock from 1188Mhz-1512Mhz,

[ROM] [4.4.4][3.0 Kernel][CyanogenMod 11 by Jcsullins] [DM] By Jcsullins(Roland Recommended)
Rom Details: Low to medium battery drain (-5mA to -20mA), h/w video, Audio, Camera, Bluetooth, Inverted volume controls, Performance OC tab.
Note:This Rom can see both SDcards
Note:This is the most popular Rom

Click Here to watch the [ROM] [4.4.4][3.0 Kernel][CyanogenMod 11 by Jcsullins] [DM] video:


[ROM][OFFICIAL][KitKat 4.4.4][TENDERLOIN] PAC-man KK RELEASE [DEV] By Shumash(Roland Recommended 4 Gamers)
Note: Download the Final stable PAC-man build here:
Kernel 3.0: Low to medium battery drain(-5mA to -20mA), Antutu Score=12000+
Kernel 3.4: Medium battery drain (-30mA to -60mA), Antutu Score=13000+
Rom Details: h/w video, Audio, Camera, Bluetooth, Inverted volume controls, PAC Console (OTA updates), PAC Performance settings (overclocking), Increased 2D & 3D GPU clocks up to 320Mhz, Increased default CPU clock from 1188Mhz-1512Mhz, overclocks up to 1782Mhz(3.4 Kernel), 1890Mhz(3.0 Kernel) Great for Gamers.
Note: The Pac Performance app is missing from newer builds install the free Kernel Adiutor app here
Note:Using the lock screen may cause SOD(sleep-of-death), disable it by going to Settings->Security->Screen Security->screen lock=none.
Note:Hold down power and home together if the screen is black(SOD) and you need to reboot.
Note:This Rom can see both SDcards
Click Here to watch the [ROM][OFFICIAL][KitKat 4.4.4][TENDERLOIN] PAC-man KK RELEASE [DEV] video:


[ROM] Evervolv | 4.0.0p1 [AOSP 4.4.2] [3.4 kernel] [Nightlies] With /data/media By Flintman
Rom Details: Medium battery drain drain(-20mA to -30mA), h/w video, Audio, Camera, Bluetooth, Automated Updater
Note:This Rom can see both SDcards

[ROM] [Tenderloin] [4.4.4] [DATA/MEDIA] TeamEOS - The Revival || Nightlies By Team EOS
Rom Details:Low to medium battery drain (-5mA to -20mA), h/w video, Audio, Bluetooth, No Camera
Note:If you can't connect the USB in Win7/8.1 go to settings/Developer options/USB debugging and (Uncheck the box)
Note: Enable the developers tab by going to "About tablet" and clicking on the "Build number" 7 times.
Note: Download the Final build here:
Click Here to watch the [ROM] [Tenderloin] [4.4.4] [DATA/MEDIA] TeamEOS - The Revival || Nightlies video:


4.4.x Gapps Downloads:
gapps-444-base-20160602-1-signed.zip



Android 5.x.x Lollipop Data Media Rom Videos:



Android 5.1.x Lollipop Data Media Rom Guide and Links:
[ROM] [5.1.x] [CyanogenMod 12.1 by Jcsullins] [DM]
-Note: use this TWRP-jcs-dm-tenderloin-20140612b recovery
Rom Details: h/w video, Audio, Camera, Bluetooth.

[ROM][OFFICIAL][Lollipop 5.1.1][TENDERLOIN] PAC-ROM LP-MR1
Rom Details: h/w video, Audio, Camera, Bluetooth.


[ROM] [EXPERIMENTAL] [Lollipop] [5.1] CyanogenMod 12.1 nightlies [3.0 kernel]


5.1.x Gapps Downloads:
gapps-511-base-20160602-1-signed.zip


Gapps Downloads all versions:
OpenGapps
CM Gapps downloads

Delta Gapps Downloads

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Tablet Legacy Roms & Extra uses for the Touchpad Toolbox :
[SIZE="3"]Legacy Non-Data Media Roms, Gapps and Recovery below: Warning do not mix Non-data media and data media files when using the TPToolbox.
Note: If you accidentally mix the two file types you may need to run the "Complete data rest" or the "Erase USB drive" procedure again before you can install android.


Android 4.2.x Non Data Media Rom Guide and Links:

[ROM][4.2.2 CM10.1] [3.0 Kernel] Bluetooth Test builds By Jcsullins
Rom Details: Low battery drain (-5mA to -10mA), h/w video, Audio, Inverted volume controls, Bluetooth, No Camera.
Click Here to watch the Jcsullins Kernel 3.0, CM10.1 Build video:


[ROM][4.2.2 CM10.1]-SNAPSHOT-Jcsullins-VPN-tenderloin-20131210 By Jcsullins
Rom Details: Low battery drain(-4mA to -10mA), h/w video, Audio, Inverted volume controls, Pie Controls, Camera, Bluetooth.
Click Here to watch the HP TP News: Jcsullins Fixes Bluetooth Support video
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[ROM] [4.2.2 CM10.1] <KANG>SCHIZOID 2.11 All-in-One [12DEC2013] By Shumash (Roland's Favorite for Gaming)
Rom Details: Low battery drain(-4mA to -10mA) h/w video, Audio, Camera, Bluetooth, Pie Controls, AOKP Rom Control, Hybrid Properties, Performance settings(OC), Custom Kernel Overclockable to 2157MHz, Increased 2D & 3D GPU clocks up to 320Mhz, Great for Gamers.
Click Here to Watch the Schizoid 2.11 All-in-one video:


4.2.x Gapps Download:
Android 4.2 20130812 CM10.1 Gapps:


Supported Non-Data Media Recoveries Downloads:
Note: These recoveries are meant to be used with TPtoolbox v42 and 41x
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Download Philz Touch CWM Recovery:
Philz-CWM (NODM 2014-06-14) via mediafire:
Philz-CWM (NODM 2014-06-14) via androidfilehost:

Download TWRP Touch Recovery:
TWRP (NODM 2014-06-14b) via mediafire:
TWRP (NODM 2014-06-14b) via androidfilehost:

Download Traditional Non-Touch CWM Recovery:
CWM (NODM 20141231) via mediafire:
CWM (NODM 20141231) via androidfilehost:



Extra uses for the Touchpad Toolbox:


Reflash A6 Firmware:


The Problem:
HP Touchpad developer Jcsullins, has informed HP TouchPads users that there's a problem with our HP Touchpas A6 Firmware. This issue can cause an usually high battery drain during sleep. This problem occurs overtime while running both Android and WebOS. As a result the Touchpads battery drains more quickly with daily use and the overall life span is reduced. If your battery drain seems to be much higher on average, then flash the A6 Firmware to bring it back down. Users experiencing sudden drops in battery life should run this as well.

The Solution:
Reflashing the A6 Firmware effectively fixes the problem but may need to be repeated as a part of regular HP TouchPad maintenance. I would recommend reflashing it ever few months to maintain good battery health. Watch this video and follow the step by step instructions to reflash your own Touchpads A6 Firmware.

How to test:
-To monitor your battery drain history during sleep install the free app Battery Monitor Widget:
-Once installed open the app and go to history, click the heading at the top "%/h" to change it to "mA".
-You can now monitor the history and compare it to the information in my rom guide.

Mount Media Volume:
Allows you to access the 'media' volume from your PC

Resize Android Volumes:
This allows you to interactively resize the Android (and media) volumes.
This is not needed to "Install Android", but can be used at other times to 'tweak' the volume sizes as needed.

Repair Android Volumes:
If a fsck (file system check) determines that there are non-trivial errors on a filesystem, then this can be used to attempt to fix those errors.

Create webOS Volumes:
If you want to re-install webOS following a "Full Data Reset," you will need to run this prior to running webOS doctor.
At this time, re-installing webOS should only be done prior to installing Android. Tools to assist re-installing webOS after
Android has been installed (without detriment to the Android install) may be provided in the future. Full instructions for reinstalling WebOS here.


Future development and limitations:
Only Touchpad Wifi supported (not 4G) at this time, use the instructions here to install the Evervolv 4G data media build.
Support for non-KitKat/DataMedia installs very limited for now.
Re-install of webOS after Android installed is not supported yet.
Method for permanently installing TPToolbox (always available via moboot) not available yet.
The main focus at this time is providing a reliable method to install KitKat/DataMedia ROMs.
Additional/expanded legacy and/or other install types will be implemented after demand for such is determined.



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Troubleshooting:


Download WebOS activation package for the HP TouchPad:


Notes, Fixes and Tweaks:
Note:The following are Solutions for the most Frequently asked questions and problems.


Battery Saving Tips

1)a) Keep your Touchpad in deep sleep and reduce the battery drain by disabling Google Play SystemUpdateService:
-Go to Settings > Privacy > Privacy Guard > Advanced (3 dot menu) > Google Play services and disabled "Wake up" and "Keep awake".

b)If your tablet repeatedly doesn't wake up from sleep and has to be rebooted, then do the following :
-Google Settings\Search & Now\Voice"Ok Google" Hotword detection\ Toggle the switch to off and see if that helps.
Note: This can also help to reduce high battery drain during sleep.

c)Turning off "network location services" might help to improve overall battery drain and longevity.
-Settings/location access/ access to my location set to off
-You may wish to monitor your battery drain history during sleep.
-Install the the free app Battery Monitor Widget:
-To setup the Battery Calibration correctly for the HP TouchPad,
-go to BMW settings/calibration/Battery capacity/ and set it to either 6300 (F29C) or 5800 (S29C) and tap OK
-Note* See the Battery p/n # on the original packaging.
Or
You can also use Cool-Tools to monitor your battery drain in real time.
-Watch the instructional video Here.


2)How to fix "Unfortunately Google Play Services Has Stopped"
Settings > Apps > Scroll Right to All Apps > click on 3 dots on top right > Select Reset Preferences

3) Android 5.x.x Root premission fix
-Rooted permission might be missing from your android 5.x.x rom, fix it by do doing the following.
1)Install the Superuser app on your Android device here
2)Download and flash this Superuser .zip file here through recovery to get the permissions working.

4)If you're moving from Evervolv to CyanogenMod and your TP sees and tries to boot Evervol.
- (Mpgrimm2) I have modified JcSullin's "Set CyanogenMod as Moboot Default zip to also delete the Evervolv ROM from /boot to prevent you from running out of space. Thanks to JcSullins and Flintman for the original zips and script templates.
Flash the zip after a wipe/format and before flashing a CM rom zip.
Download JCs-update-boot-cm-default_Plus-DELETE-EV .zip

5)If your Touchpad skips moboot and boots right into Android, then do the following:
-Hold the home key while booting to force moboot to display the Menu.
-To fix this problem use a Rooted File explorer, like X-plore, to delete the moboot.next file located @ Root/Boot/
-This problem is often caused by using the CyBoot app in WebOS.

6)f the WiFi turns off in Sleep/suspend mode then uncheck wifi optimization.
Note:Turning off "WiFi optimization" might help to improve WiFi functionality.
-Settings/WiFi/3 Dots/Advanced/WiFi optimization (uncheck)
-In Shumash's Schizoid build you can find it @ RomControl/General

7)You can enable additional reboot options like recovery by enabling Developer options.
-Go to Settings/About Tablet/ Tap on "Build number" 7 times.
-A new menu will appear in the Settings/About Tablet/Developer options/ tab on the left.
-Check "Advanced reboot" to get the Recovery/Boot loader options.

8)If Moboot is displaying multiple Rom or recovery names that you are not currently using, then do the following.
-With a rooted File explorer go to root/boot/ and delete the unwanted uImage.( X) file to remove the entry from Moboot.
-Here you can also change the default boot option by editing the moboot.default as text.
-Also you can change the default recovery option by editing android.default.recovery

9)If you installed Android and are unable to find the Play Store, you get keyboard errors or Android system errors , then you will need to reflash your gapps package. Click Here for the how to video! Note: If problems still persist then reflash the Rom and gapps to fix them.



Bricking, Boot Loops, Help & Fixes(Important):

If your HP TouchPad is stuck in a boot loop or not responding Don't Panic! Try the following:
-Hold down the Power and Home buttons together for 30sec to force the TouchPad to Reboot.
-Hold down the Power button and click the Home key 14 times.
-If you're stuck in a boot loop restore a back or do a fresh install, Click here for a how to Video:
-Dirty flashing older builds (CM9/CM10) over newer builds (CM10.1/CM10.2) will result in Boot loops.
-If this happens use your backup or do a fresh install, Click here for a how to Video:
-Doing an install with ACMEInstaller can sometimes result in a boot loop. Use a backup or flash the Rom and Gapps package through CWM or TWRP.

If your TouchPad seems bricked and won't turn on:
-If your battery has been fully drained, then you may need to leave it charging for a full day.
-When the battery is fully drained it can take the TouchPad a longtime to reach even the lowest battery level.
-The USB cable does not transfer enough power to effectively charge the tablet. You must use the wall plug when charging the HP TouchPad.
-After charging the HP TouchPad for a full day try holding down, home + power + volume down for 30+ seconds.
-If the tablet does not turn on after the previous steps it may be bricked and you will need to run the TPDebrick procedure found in the thread below:
Developer Jcsullins has posted a thread "TPDebrick v0.4" dedicated to helping people with bricked HP TouchPads(Important):
Note* All debricking questions should be posted here!
Download tpdebrick v005

TPdebrick instructional video by Joshsnice here


The Official Fix your TouchPad ( 8-12% stopped, No SD, Opps reformat, $&^#!@&# crap) thread.

Have a rom that's crashing or rebooting?

-Give the developer a dmesg file to help fix the problem with this easy to use appSysLog



How and when to Use the WebOS Doctor(Important):

Q: What’s the WebOS Doctor and when should I use it?

The WebOS Doctor is a program that has two main functions for HP TouchPad users. It can either update your version of WebOS or fix problems with a damaged WebOS by completely reinstalling it. If WebOS no longer boots or apps and preware have stopped working correctly, then you will need to resinstall WebOS with the Doctor. A failed or interrupted attempt at changing the partition sizes with WebOS preware app Tailor may cause these problems. To check what version of WebOS is currently installed go to Launcher(Up Arrow)/Settings/Device Info/ Version.

Note: If run the WebOS doctor after March, 15 ,2015. then you will need to bypass the WebOS activation with the instructions here
-If you previously removed WebOS but want to add it back use Jcsullins instructions click here:



Timeline
· 10/15/14 Announcement to users and developers COMPLETE
· 11/1/14 New app purchases end COMPLETE
· 11/10/14 App update submissions end
· 3/15/15 Public shutdown of services

Full WebOS shut down Email:




The WebOS Doctor is a program that has two main functions for HP TouchPad users. It can either update your version of WebOS or fix problems with a damaged WebOS by completely reinstalling it. If WebOS no longer boots or apps and preware have stopped working correctly, then you will need to resinstall WebOS with the Doctor. A failed or interrupted attempt at changing the partition sizes with WebOS preware app Tailor may cause these problems. To check what version of WebOS is currently installed go to Launcher(Up Arrow)/Settings/Device Info/ Version

Note(Important): You MUST uninstall Android before running the WebOS doctor. Failing to remove Android before running the Doctor can result in the process becoming stuck at 8-12% and potentially bricking the device. If you are currently stuck visit the thread below for information about fixing the problem. If you’re unable to use the tablet at all follow the instructions in Jcsullins TPDebrick thread.
The Official Fix your TouchPad ( 8-12% stopped, No SD, Opps reformat, $&^#!@&# crap....) thread.(Rootzwiki)
The Official Fix your TouchPad ( 8-12% stopped, No SD, Opps reformat, $&^#!@&# crap....) thread.(CM)
TPDebrick v004 - Jcsullins dedicated thread for fixing Bricked TouchPads:

Note(Click here): Running the Doctor will completely wipe all personal information, applications and preware from the TouchPad. Media like music and movies will not be affected. However I would recommend backing your important files to PC, before running the Doctor.

Note(Important): In order to install apps from the WebOS store you will need to get the Root Certificate fix for WebOS cloud services.
[Video+Guide] HP TouchPad Root Certificate fix for WebOS cloud services


How to run the WebOS Doctor:

1) Install Java
-Java must be installed in order for the TouchPad to communicate with your PC.

2) You MUST completely uninstall Android from the HP TouchPad before running the WebOS doctor. Remove Android by running the ACMEUinstaller2. Watch the following video for full uninstall instructions.
How to Uninstall Android or CyanogenMod on the HP TouchPad (All versions)

3) Download the latest 3.0.5 WebOS doctor application to your PC. If upgrading you can check your current version from WebOS by going to Launcher(Up Arrow)/Settings/Device Info/ Version.
WebOS Doctor 3.0.5 Link

4) Put the tablet into WebOS recovery mode by doing the following:
-In WebOS Reboot the device by going to Launcher(Up Arrow)/Settings/Device Info/ select “Reset options” choose restart.
-As soon as the screen goes dark hold down the volume up button until you enter WebOS Recovery mode. Note the large USB symbol that should be on the screen. If you miss it just reboot again and hold down the Volume up button right away. Once in WebOS recovery mode connect your USB cable to the PC.

5) Now you’re ready to run the WebOS Doctor app by clicking on the .jar file you downloaded in the previous step. Be sure that your tablet is fully charged and connected with the USB cable before starting this process. Running out of power or interrupting this process in anyway could brick your HP TouchPad. Please be careful and fully read the instructions before beginning.
-Double click the webosdoctor.jar file to launch the app
-Select your language then click next
-Accept the licence agreement, read the warning message then select next to begin the install.
-Be patient the process can take anywhere from 15min to 1hour to complete.




HP TouchPad Root Certificate fix for WebOS cloud services(Important)



The Problem:
A vital "root certificate" on webOS devices is due to expire on July 23, 2013. This certificate gives Touchpad users access to HPs cloud services for the App catalogue and Backing up the device. When the "root certificate" expires users will no longer have access to the App catalogue and backed up data. Furthermore HPs online WebOS support is expected to disappear altogether by the end of the year. So it’s recommended to backup your personal data and essential Touchpad software to your PC now.

Read the full WebOS Survival Kit Guide Here:

The solution:
Getting a free App catalog update will fix the "root certificate" problem as long as you downloaded it before July,23,2013. If you are hearing about this after July,23,2013, then you will need to first set the date to June,23,2013. To do this boot into WebOS and go to settings/Date & Time, toggle off the "Network Time". Now adjust the date accordingly and download the Update, once complete comeback and Toggle on the "Network Time" button back to on.

To get the update in WebOS go to Downloads/HP App Catalog. Open the app Catalog and select the categories tab at the bottom. Next click on the “new” tab at the top and Scroll down the page till you see “App Catalog Update”. Now install the update and your Touchpad support will continue to work in a post WebOS world.

Note: You may get a message saying the installed failed but this is incorrect. You just need to reboot the tablet into WebOS and the patch will be installed.

Note:This update requires webOS 2.1+ to be installed. Devices with older versions will need to run the WebOS Doctor first, the latest version is 3.0.5.

Additional threads and info:

[Video+Guide] HP TouchPad Root Certificate fix for WebOS cloud services

HP to issue root certificate fix, ensure continued access to webOS cloud services


The webOS Survival Kit: everything you need to know should webOS doomsday come


Read the full WebOS Survival Kit Guide Here:


Recommended downloads:
webOS Quick Installer


WebOS doctor

Additional WebOS Performance Tweaks:
I would highly recommend doing the following tweaks. Read the full instructional guide in the link below:
HP TouchPad Setup Guide Part 1: Speed Up Your Tablet With Preware, Homebrew & Patches [WebOS]

Download and install the following packages from Preware:
You should see a noticeable speed improvement while using WebOS. Also a few apps to improve functionality.
Note* You will need to reboot the device after installing most of these packages:

-EOM Overlord Monitoring
-Muffle System Logging
-Remove Dropped Packet Logging
-Unset CFQ IQ Scheduler
-Unthrottle Download Manager
-Increase Touch Sensitivity and Smoothness 10
-Quiet Powerd Messages (sic)
-Faster Card Animations HYPER Version
-Advanced Rest Options
-Disk Cache Mod
-Unhide Developer Mode Icon
-Reduce Minimum Brightness
-CyBoot
-Ad Blocker OR Max Block – Do not install both.
-Private Browsing (adds an option to your browser)


Reduce Logging & Patch ‘em Up:
This patch require you to log into Skype with the "Phone and Video Calls" app.
Once there place a call to this number using the dialer type: "##5647#"
A logging window will launch, choose to "Clear Logs" first then "Change Logging Levels" and setting logging to "minimal".
Once done, exit the app – your logging levels are now changed.

If you have never used Preware you can watch the 2nd video about Flashing the HP Touchpads A6 Firmware to get it installed.
You will also learn how to use the WebOSQuickInstall-4.5.0 software to install Preware.
Both of these procedures are highly recommended and can be done as part of your post apocalyptic WebOS Survival.



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Is it still recommanded / necessary to use an automated shutdown app, like automateit, to prevent the battery from total discharge with the new 4.4.4 ROMS? Is there still any risk of a battery brick, like it was reported a lot of times in the past?
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Is it still recommanded / necessary to use an automated shutdown app, like automateit, to prevent the battery from total discharge with the new 4.4.4 ROMS? Is there still any risk of a battery brick, like it was reported a lot of times in the past?

I am running it for half a year now without any battery problem.
Reflashing the A6 every once in a while though.
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I am running it for half a year now without any battery problem.
Reflashing the A6 every once in a while though.

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Is it still recommanded / necessary to use an automated shutdown app, like automateit, to prevent the battery from total discharge with the new 4.4.4 ROMS? Is there still any risk of a battery brick, like it was reported a lot of times in the past?

I've seen a few people ask this on YouTube but no its not a problem anymore and the tablet won't become bricked if it runs out of batteries. Follow Itshuta advice and flash the A6 every few months or so and you should have good battery life and longevity

The thread has now been updated to inculde android 5.0 Roms and Jcsullins TPtoolbox v42
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As my tablet is running smoothly for the moment, do you think the upgrade worth it ?
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Thank you Roland for the update.
As my tablet is running smoothly for the moment, do you think the upgrade worth it ?

There's no really hurry to upgrade, the Kitkat roms are nice and mature now. I like to try out the new interface and features, however I'd stick to Android 4.4.4 roms for a few months till Lollipop gets more mature. I'll be posting updates about the roms as I get them tested

I'd recommend trying the Pac Rom below.


[ROM][OFFICIAL][KitKat 4.4.4][TENDERLOIN] PAC-man KK RELEASE [DEV] By Shumash
Note: Kernel 3.0 and 3.4 builds are available
Kernel 3.0: Low to medium battery drain(-5mA to -20mA), Antutu Score=12000+
Kernel 3.4: Medium battery drain (-30mA to -60mA), Antutu Score=13000+
Rom Details: h/w video, Audio, Camera, Bluetooth, Inverted volume controls, PAC Console (OTA updates), PAC Performance settings (overclocking, custom governors and schedulers), Increased 2D & 3D GPU clocks up to 320Mhz, Increased default CPU clock from 1188Mhz-1512Mhz, overclocks up to 1782Mhz, Great for Gamers.
Note:Using the lock screen may cause SOD(sleep-of-death), disable it by going to Settings->Security->Screen Security->screen lock=none.
Note:Hold down power and home together if the screen is black(SOD) and you need to reboot.
Note:This Rom can see both SDcards
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Can't install drivers for HP touchpad on computer
Hi guys,
I recently flashed to this rom using the TPtoolbox.
Everything works fine except that when I connect it to my computer it can't install the drivers.
I'm running WIndows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.
I really want to add movies on to my Touchpad..

Any ideas??
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