Pre-alpha MIUI Custom ROM For The HP TouchPad Released [How-To Install]

Have you got the HP’s $99 tablet based on WebOS and ready to port some Android flavor as well as Linux, CyanogenMod 9 onto your device.

Here’s a new version of Google’s custom Android ROM is now available for HP TouchPad. If you have been loading CyanogenMod 7 on HP’s TouchPad tablet for the past few months.

Then, you will be happy to know that you can now install custom ROM based on MIUI on your HP TouchPad. The team behind MIUI have been making some progress with their own version of Android for the TouchPad.

Know more about HP TouchPad, ships with WebOS software, but when installing Android on it allows you to run thousands of apps designed for Google mobile operating system. While the CyanogenMod software is based on the Android Open Source Project, which gives the TouchPad tablet a very unusual Android look to feel. The CyanogenMod team pushed a pre-alpha of MIUI that includes a custom app launcher, custom home screen, custom settings nemu, and a number of custom application.

If you are eager to change the look of your HP TouchPad a little more iPhone-like, MIUI makes Android to iOS, but that is probably an oversimplification. Really, what the MIUI developers have done is take Google Android and give it a new skin and new apps to give it a visual makeover.

Even though, the team has managed to get the MIUI custom ROM up to a pre-alpha stage, which is rather impressive as to features and functions that they’ve managed to get up and running so far. These includes features and functions such as audio, touch input, WiFi, and Bluetooth. Since, some of the functions and features not available or not working include the lack of an on-screen menu for home, back or menu functions.

If you are ready, still want to try the first version of Android which isn’t CyanogenMod, that’t very easy to do:

Make sure you already have CyanogenMod installed on your TouchPad all you have to do is:

1. Download the latest MIUI zip file from the RootzWiki forum thread.
2. Reboot your device into ClockworkMod Recovery.
3. Wipe your /data and /cache partitions.
4. Choose the “install zip from sdcard” option.
5. Select the MIUI zip file.
6. Say yes at the following menus.
7. Reboot your device when the installation is finished.

First of all use ClockworkMod to create a complete backup of your system – why, because if you want to revert to CyanogenMod after testing MIUI.

If you haven’t already installed CyanogenMod, you can follow our instructions for doing so — but instead of using “update-cm-7.1.0-tenderloin-a3-fullofbugs-signed.zip,” you’ll use “MIUI.us_tenderlion_1.12.9_Eng_Deo_ZipA_Signed_scott951.zip.” The rest of the steps should remain the same.

Even when you are using CyanogenMod tools to load the operating system, you’ll still need the CyanogenMod logo before MIUI boots and also make sure to install Moboot and ClockworkMod too.

The video tutorial shows how MIUI ROM installed on the HP TouchPad in action

If you are not able to do so, then follow the RootWiki’s instructions and download links. It’s all depends on your own risk.

1. You can install the Android Market by downloading the latest gApps zip file from CyanogenMod or goo-inside.me and installing it with ClockworkMod.

2. Once the Market is installed, you can search for an app called Button Savior which lets you bring up on-screen home, back, menu, and search buttons by tapping an icon on the side of the screen. If you don’t have the Android Market installed you can download it from the developer’s thread at xda-developers.

3. It’s a good idea to install a third-party home screen app since the MIUI home app is a little buggy at the moment. Go Launcher, ADW Launcher, or other free app launchers make it easier to access all of the Android apps installed on your tablet.

That’s it! You have now successfully installed the Pre-alpha MIUI ROM on to the HP TouchPad Tablet. via