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CM9 for HP Touchpad is Live — Try it [Android 4.0]


HP’s  tablet, the TouchPad was launched at  time when most of the major manufacturers were also releasing or about to release their own Android based tablets, and a lot of these competitors boasted better specs and performance than the Touchpad. But guess what, folks who still went ahead and got themselves one, have one more great reason to be excited about!!!

After releasing CM7, the CyanogenMod Team has released Alpha-0 of CM9 for the HP TouchPad. And since CM9 is based on Ice Cream Sandwich, TouchPad owners are all set to get a flavour of Android 4.0 or ICS on their devices soon.

Keep in mind though that it is an Alpha-o ROM, meaning that it is still under heavy development, and one should expect a lot of bugs. It is definitely not in a state yet to be suitable for daily usage, but you could still test it out, if you want to have a look at how ICS feels on your TouchPad. As the status suggests (Alpha-0), there is hardware-accelerated video, zero camera, and zero support, so don’t expect everything to work .

The CyanogenMod team has also been gracious enough to release all the CM9 source code for the HP Touchpad. So, if you want, you can build CM9 from scratch all by yourself!!

Download the CM9 Alpha-0 ROM for the HP TouchPad from either of these links:

For detailed step-by-step installation instructions, you can head over to THIS thread.

You can also visit the original development thread HERE, to download additional tools required for installation, track progress updates and read about how others are finding this ROM.

If you would like to share your thoughts, or your experience with this ROM, do feel free to use the comments box below.

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