HP Touchpad

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HP TouchPad
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Specification
Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard File:Hewlett-Packard-icon.png
Released On: Not Known
Android Version: 2.3.5 (CM7 Port)
Shipped With: Not Known
Product Model: Not Known
Product Device: Not Known
Model Number: Not Known
P___IMG: N/A
Dimensions: 9.4" x 7.5" x .54"
Weight: 1.63 lbs
Carriers: WiFi-only
Display: 9.7" LED Backlight
XGA (1024x768)
IPS Panel
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 APQ8060
dual-core ARM, 1.2GHz
GPU: Adreno 220
RAM: 1GB DDR2
Internal Memory: 16GB/32GB
Memory Card: N/A
Mobile Radios: none
WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n with WPA, WPA2, WEP, 802.1X authentication
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR and A2DP
FM Radio: none
GPS: Not Known
Battery: 6000 mAh Li-Polymer
Camera: 1.3 M Pixel Front
Secondary Camera: Not Included
HDMI Out: Unsure
USB Connector: Not Included
Additional Features: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Rooted: Yes (with WebOS)
Locked Bootloader: No



Enabling Developer Mode (Rooting)

In general, simply installing the Palm SDK gives you everything you need for full access to the Linux operating system on any webOS device. There is no special "rooting" or "jailbreaking" process. Simply installing the SDK provides you with unlimited access to the Linux operating system.

  1. Download & install the Palm SDK for Linux, OS X or Windows.
  2. Enable developer mode on the HP Touchpad:
    1. Tap in the Just Type Bar
    2. Type in upupdowndownleftrightleftrightbastart
    3. In the application, move the Developer Mode slider to the On position.
    4. Tap Reset the Device.
    5. When reset is complete, Developer mode is enabled.
  3. Plug the device into the computer via the USB cable, and just close out the USB storage mode thing.
  4. The next step varies:
    • Mac OS X / Linux: Type novaterm into terminal to directly access the Linux command line for the HP Touchpad.
    • Windows: you will need to download and install a novaterm program.
      • On Windows 32-bit, download novacom-win-32.tgz and install novacom with NovacomInstaller_x86.msi.
      • On Windows 64-bit, download novacom-win-64.tgz and install novacom with NovacomInstaller_x64.msi.
      • Then, just like the Mac and Linux users you can just type novaterm.
  5. At this point you will have a window with a prompt that says root@webos-device: or something similar.
  6. You are now logged in as root on your webOS device and can do anything you would normally do on a Linux device.

DISCLAIMER: We cannot be held liable for any loss of data, damage, bricking, or other malfunctions of the device. We solely provide the information needed to achieve root access.

NOTE: The novaterm.bat to launch Novaterm under Windows 7-64bit is located in: c:\Program Files\Palm, Inc\terminal\novaterm.bat.

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