Last year as HP announced that they were no longer developing their (Awful) WebOS the Touchpad took a huge drop in value and sales shot up. It may indeed have been an awful tablet OS but if it’s cheap enough it makes for a good gift or to carry out basic tasks.
- Download the Novacom file package and run the UniversalNovacomInstaller-1.3 java file – it’ll install the Novacom drivers. http://www36.zippyshare.com/v/95042045/file.html
- Once the drivers are installed, navigate to the following folder (Same for x86 and x64 systems) C:\Program Files\Palm, Inc
- From the Novacom file package, open the folder titled “Add to Palm, Inc folder” copy the files and paste them into the folder you opened on Step 2. Supporting screenshot below.
- Download a CyanogenMod ROM, download link here CM10 Jelly Bean : http://d-h.st/wIR
- Once downloaded, extract the file to expose the cminstall folder.
- Connect the Touchpad to your computer via USB and put it into USB Drive Mode.
- Copy the cminstall folder from your computer to the root directory of the touchpad and disconnect the touchpad from your computer.
- Now, reboot the touchpad using the method below – as soon as you select the Restart option hold the volume up button.
To reboot : Go to Settings > Device Info > Reset Options and select Restart.
- If done correctly, the device will show a large USB symbol on the screen – connect the touchpad to your computer again.
- Now we’ll execute the install of the ROM from the Command Prompt. On your computer hold the windows key down and press R, at the Run dialogue enter CMD and press enter. The command prompt will display.
- Type cd\ and press enter.
- Type cd program files and press enter.
- Type cd palm, inc and press enter.
- Lastly, type novacom.exe boot mem:// < ACMEInstaller3 and press enter.
|Supporting image for Step 3.|