HP TouchPad gets closer to Android. Now has ClockworkMOD Recovery and ADB Access!

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We’ve all heard about the amazing bounty laid down for the person who can get Android running on the HP TouchPad. It sounds like some people are getting a lot closer.  rhcp011235 and other members of the team working on the port of Android to HP’s TouchPad have now been successful in booting into Android’s recovery mode and ClockworkMOD recovery. The team has been kind of fragmented and not really working as a lean mean working machine, although it still appears the project is heading in the right direction.  Chatter in the TouchDroid IRC channel indicates they are progressing nicely.

There is also the previously leaked Android System Dump for the HP TouchPad that some lucky users received on their Touchpad’s when they turned them on.  So we know that Android was being tested by HP for this device and should be running once more on every HP TouchPad out there.  Just give them time!

The latest update indicates that ADB is now running in webos and mini android as well as in ClockWorkMOD Recovery on the HP Touchpad, which is very important and takes them another step closer to full blown Android on the HP Touchpad.

rhcp011235 has posted a photo showing ClockworkMOD Recovery loading on his HP TouchPad (shown above) and another anonymous user shared a photo of ADB working in WebOS itself (shown below).

HP TouchPad ADB Working in WebOS

HP TouchPad ADB Working in WebOS

 

For the latest updates on the TouchDroid project, keep monitoring Twitter or join in the conversaton on the TouchDroid Freenode channel.

Source: rhcp011235

About the Author

Simon Walker
I was an IT consultant for 20 years and ran my own web design and development company for an additional 3 years. I have been involved with technology from birth. OK, that maybe an exaggeration, but it sure is a long time. I'm also an avid Home Theater geek and self appointed installer for friends and relatives. My first serious modding of Smart-Phones started with my T-Mobile WING and now Android devices. I'm also a bit of a photographer, although Android has kind of taken over my life and photography has taken a back seat.

  • FILA

    shit! thats what im talking about, I got my 2 tablets in the mail, and i gotta tell you, this WebOS shit, jeesh, you’ll quickly see why they discontinued it. Its so slow, the hardware is there by WebOS written so poorly and system hog, it lags like they say, accelerometer is extra sensitive, and just hope android can fix all the issues, i dont have any doubts it wont! Also they mimic iOS to much, and just not very well user friendly. Really excited, i wont be doin much on the tablet till I can get some Andy on it. Good luck and hurry to those devs out there! Give you so much credit

  • Ribbit314

    Hot damn, this tab needs to be powered by android! I wanted a tablet for the longest because I was sick of using my cell phone (mytouch 4g) for every little thing. Never new how bad ass android was until I started messing around with the touchpad. Dont get me wrong, I do like it (especially for $145!) its a sleek and solid machine, but it’s pretty slow, and holy jebus, where are all the apps?!?! I am an app-whore, and there’s like 200 of them- at the most! Although you get what you pay for, I’m not giving up hope!!!

    • FILA

      Its slow because of the WebOS is written, you put android on this, you’ll see how fast it speeds up, and yea your right, hardly no apps on the market. 

      • Mist

        Yeah, WebOS is slow.  So many people keep saying WebOS is better than Android.  Well, I have both Asus Transformer and HP Touchpad.  I can clearly say that Android Honeycomb 3.2 is way better than WebOS in terms of responsiveness, not to mention number of apps available on the Android platform.  Sure, WebOS has this nice ‘flick up card’ to close apps, but that’s just about the only nice feature I found, that Android could better make use of.  Other than that, is WebOS better than android mostly just hype? 

      • Mist

        Yeah, WebOS is slow.  So many people keep saying WebOS is better than Android.  Well, I have both Asus Transformer and HP Touchpad.  I can clearly say that Android Honeycomb 3.2 is way better than WebOS in terms of responsiveness, not to mention number of apps available on the Android platform.  Sure, WebOS has this nice ‘flick up card’ to close apps, but that’s just about the only nice feature I found, that Android could better make use of.  Other than that, is WebOS better than android mostly just hype? 

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