[GUIDE] Written CM9 Install Instructions

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coolfi

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If you don't want watch a long video on another site, this is a simple guide to install CM9, if this is your first time and are totally new follow instuctions here. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1305891

If you already have CM7 then all you have to do is download the CM 9 and ACMEinstaller2, more info here http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1452324

then.
1 copy the cm9 .zip file to the folder cminstall you created when installing cm7 of your touchpad and eject.
2 shutdown your touchpad
3 Hold the volume up button and press power button simultaneously. You should see a white USB symbol.
3 Connect the USB cable to pc and touchpad, the driver will be automatically detected and installed.
4 copy the ACMEinstaller2 file you downloaded to your desktop or wherever you want. Open up cmd as admin ( in windows) or root terminal ( in linux or mac). cd to the directory where you just extracted your ACMEinstaller2.
5 type
Code:
novacom boot mem:// < ACMEInstaller2
NOTE: windows users might have to manually move the novacom.exe and/or AcmeInstaller into c:\programfiles\palm folder and run the above command from there.

Once all done you will boot in to CM9. You can then flash gapps via cwm.

Hope it helps someone.
 
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pault949

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Oct 23, 2010
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Palm Harbor, Florida
Thank you. This was a huge help.

Just a note: The ACMEInstaller that you download is a binary file already which means it does not need to be 'extracted' anywhere; just move it to the same directory as your novacom executable.
 

apollo13hk

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Aug 4, 2009
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is it no google's installed on CM9 Alpha 0 ?
i cannot open any app from Google like Market , Maps, Gmail ... etc even I flashed the GAPPS file ? any steps I missed ? Please help:confused:
 

happyta5

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Dec 8, 2011
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What I did is just flash this over xron 2.9 using cwm. Wipe cache... I do not even do a factory reset. Most application seems fine..

Wi-Fi problem is the same. I got drop off once in a while. To all dev, I think this should no. 1 priority in the list. Thank you all..

Sent from my cm_tenderloin using Tapatalk
 

dirran

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Jan 18, 2009
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is it no google's installed on CM9 Alpha 0 ?
i cannot open any app from Google like Market , Maps, Gmail ... etc even I flashed the GAPPS file ? any steps I missed ? Please help:confused:

Yeah you have to flash gapps again in clockworkmod recovery but you need to install the fix after to fix calendar sync.

So flash this..
http://db.tt/y32Pyffb

Then flash the fix...
http://db.tt/FGJdjvuy


Sent from my cm_tenderloin using xda premium
 
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laff4fun

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Feb 14, 2009
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Thanks for the Novacom and ACMEInstaller Refresher!

Thanks for the refresher! It really helped!

CM9 installed flawlessly...no problems, except for those that are already known.
Thanks!
 

mxmarcus

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Jun 14, 2010
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What I did is just flash this over xron 2.9 using cwm. Wipe cache... I do not even do a factory reset. Most application seems fine..

Wi-Fi problem is the same. I got drop off once in a while. To all dev, I think this should no. 1 priority in the list. Thank you all..

Sent from my cm_tenderloin using Tapatalk

True but I just wiped everything and reflashed it. It is amazing.
I am sold on the ICS

Sent from my cm_tenderloin using Tapatalk
 

getontarget

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Dec 11, 2010
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Installed using cwm a couple days ago. Alpha 0 means little to me... still far better than any gingerbread from out there. Did factory reset, cache, system and have been fine ever since. Such a relief to have a usable keyboard, UI, browser(tabs), and stability too. Trebuchet launcher is basically stock. Allows nice scrollable Widgets and resizing.
 

ankorez

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Apr 22, 2010
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Woooooooooh

i've own TouchPad and Xoom

but i prefer ICS on my TP !!!

excelent work CM9 Team

i love u!!!!
 

androidmonkey

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Mar 3, 2009
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thanks for posting this. While videos are helpful, some people dont know how to edit videos and post a 10 min video on a 3 min process.
 

toddsts

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Jul 1, 2008
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Cary, NC
Thanks for the instructions. So far except for the camera everything is working great. Even my eyefi app and Olympus raw support.

Todd

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LochNiss

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Dec 1, 2007
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I installed but my tp is just stuck on a loop on the boot up (nexus) animation. any help is appreciated.

I'm getting the same problem. My first install was through ACMEInstaller 2. Then I copied the other CM9 file from dalingrin's post and installed via ClockworkMod. Same issue. Here is what I am running:

used ACMEInstaller2
moboot 0.3.5
CWM- tenderloin 1012 (based recovery v5.0.2.6)
 
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tbrummell

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obscure.detour

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Thank you for the guide. Just wanted to share my experience. Was coming from XRON 2.9.1.

NOTE: My instructions are for people who have TWRP installed. I use it exclusively instead of CWR. My instructions also include a Market fix that allows the installation of tablet apps. The market will NOT auto update due to the modified market apk. I also say format /system, /data, /cache, and dalvik, probably overkill, but it works great. If you're not comfortable formatting everything, don't :p

  • Downloaded CM9 Alpha 0/0.5 from dalingrin's thread, here.
  • Downloaded Gapps from sprice5's XDA thread, here.
  • Downloaded modified Market apk from PhantomGamer's Rootzwiki thread.
  • Opened Gapps zip with 7zip and deleted Vending.apk and replaced with PhantomGamer's modified apk. Renamed to Vending.apk
  • Renamed MarketUpdater.apk -> MarketUpdater.apk.bak as PhantomGamer states in his thread.
  • Booted to TWRP, backed up my CM7 install.
  • Wiped data, system, cache, and davlik.
  • Flashed CM9 Alpha 0/0.5, flashed modified Gapps, flashed charger/system UI fix -> found in dalingrin's thread, here.
  • Rebooted. Welcomed by ICS goodness.
  • Synced Gmail account, opened Market and downloaded Reddita (Tablet Reddit App). Works great!

Thanks to dalingrin, sprice5, PhantomGamer and of course the CM team!

Everything is working great.
 
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    If you don't want watch a long video on another site, this is a simple guide to install CM9, if this is your first time and are totally new follow instuctions here. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1305891

    If you already have CM7 then all you have to do is download the CM 9 and ACMEinstaller2, more info here http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1452324

    then.
    1 copy the cm9 .zip file to the folder cminstall you created when installing cm7 of your touchpad and eject.
    2 shutdown your touchpad
    3 Hold the volume up button and press power button simultaneously. You should see a white USB symbol.
    3 Connect the USB cable to pc and touchpad, the driver will be automatically detected and installed.
    4 copy the ACMEinstaller2 file you downloaded to your desktop or wherever you want. Open up cmd as admin ( in windows) or root terminal ( in linux or mac). cd to the directory where you just extracted your ACMEinstaller2.
    5 type
    Code:
    novacom boot mem:// < ACMEInstaller2
    NOTE: windows users might have to manually move the novacom.exe and/or AcmeInstaller into c:\programfiles\palm folder and run the above command from there.

    Once all done you will boot in to CM9. You can then flash gapps via cwm.

    Hope it helps someone.
    4
    is it no google's installed on CM9 Alpha 0 ?
    i cannot open any app from Google like Market , Maps, Gmail ... etc even I flashed the GAPPS file ? any steps I missed ? Please help:confused:

    Yeah you have to flash gapps again in clockworkmod recovery but you need to install the fix after to fix calendar sync.

    So flash this..
    http://db.tt/y32Pyffb

    Then flash the fix...
    http://db.tt/FGJdjvuy


    Sent from my cm_tenderloin using xda premium
    1
    What I did is just flash this over xron 2.9 using cwm. Wipe cache... I do not even do a factory reset. Most application seems fine..

    Wi-Fi problem is the same. I got drop off once in a while. To all dev, I think this should no. 1 priority in the list. Thank you all..

    Sent from my cm_tenderloin using Tapatalk

    This kernel is supposed to help with wifi issues.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1454963
    1
    Thank you for the guide. Just wanted to share my experience. Was coming from XRON 2.9.1.

    NOTE: My instructions are for people who have TWRP installed. I use it exclusively instead of CWR. My instructions also include a Market fix that allows the installation of tablet apps. The market will NOT auto update due to the modified market apk. I also say format /system, /data, /cache, and dalvik, probably overkill, but it works great. If you're not comfortable formatting everything, don't :p

    • Downloaded CM9 Alpha 0/0.5 from dalingrin's thread, here.
    • Downloaded Gapps from sprice5's XDA thread, here.
    • Downloaded modified Market apk from PhantomGamer's Rootzwiki thread.
    • Opened Gapps zip with 7zip and deleted Vending.apk and replaced with PhantomGamer's modified apk. Renamed to Vending.apk
    • Renamed MarketUpdater.apk -> MarketUpdater.apk.bak as PhantomGamer states in his thread.
    • Booted to TWRP, backed up my CM7 install.
    • Wiped data, system, cache, and davlik.
    • Flashed CM9 Alpha 0/0.5, flashed modified Gapps, flashed charger/system UI fix -> found in dalingrin's thread, here.
    • Rebooted. Welcomed by ICS goodness.
    • Synced Gmail account, opened Market and downloaded Reddita (Tablet Reddit App). Works great!

    Thanks to dalingrin, sprice5, PhantomGamer and of course the CM team!

    Everything is working great.
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    Sorry, I have been searching and I can not locate info.

    How do I get USB mode so I can transfer files to TP running Android?

    The quick answer is Settings ==> Storage ==> Menu (3 dots)

    Make sure that one is checked - MTP should work for you. If your PC struggles to connect, then try toggling Android debugging (Developer options)

    Good luck!