The instructions to install Android 2.3.5 (Pre-Alpha) on HP TouchPad have now been made available for developers by fnj00 (touch-droid community) who want to play with the system.
N.B: Normal users should not install this version as this is a pre-alpha build and some features like wifi do not work.
You can get the system dump and android.uImage at http://touch-droid.com/touch-droid.torrent or http://randomshit.dreamhosters.com/TouchPad/. This system dumps use the touch screen drivers recently made available by CyanogenMod Team.
You’ll also need to install the Palm SDK in order to have Novaterm and Novacom installed on your computer.
Then you’ll have to re-partition your flash to add one partition for Android and dump the system image to the new partition.
Please visit Semi-working build of 2.3.5 on the HP TouchPad to get the step by step instructions to install Android 2.3.5 on your HP TouchPad.
After installation, you’ll have a dual boot system with Android and WebOS (default).
Alternatively, you can also watch the video below which follows the steps mentioned in the forum post above.
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