Wednesday, January 18, 2012

[Release][Alpha0] CyanogenMod 9 Touchpad

Developed by dalingrin@CyanogenMod

ALL DISCLAIMERS FROM CYANOGENMOD 7 ALPHA 1-3.5 APPLY EQUALLY TO THIS VERSION. BE SURE TO REVIEW THEM. THE USE OR ATTEMPTED USE OF CYANOGENMOD 9 ALPHA 0 MAY RESULT IN VERY BAD THINGS TO YOU, YOUR TOUCHPAD, YOUR DATA, YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND LOVED ONES. TRY CYANOGENMOD 9 ALPHA 0 ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK!

Original posted by dalingren@RootzWiki

If you haven't installed CM7 before, please follow the instructions to directly install CM9:
1) Always backup your important data and files first; Make sure Novacom driver installed on your computer;
2) Download the Archive fileUPDATED to CM9), and extract the Android folder to C: \  root;
3) Connect TP to your computer as USB drive, and create "cminstall" folder under USB root; 
4) Copy all 3 zip files to the "cminstall"  folder, disconnect your TP from computer;
5) Reboot your TP to flash mode (Power & Volume up);
6) On your PC, click "Start"-->"Run"--> input "CMD",  input the following command lines:
cd C:\Android
novacom boot mem:// < ACMEInstaller

7) Done!  Just wait to finish installaion and reboot to Android!

8) Follow the instructions here if you need Google Apps & Android Market.

If you have installed previous version, please download the files below to update to CM9:
1) Alpha0 CM9 for Touchpad

2) New ACMEInstaller(do not use old installer with CM9)
3) Clockwork Recovery(not updated, no need to reinstall if you already have it)


FORGET WHAT WORKS. WHAT *DOESN’T* WORK?

Yeah, let’s focus on the negative. Some (but not all) things that DO NOT WORK:
  • Hardware Video (OMX). As a result, Netflix does not work, YouTube works only only in non-HD videos.
  • Audio is a mess. The microphone does not work. Work on the current libaudio solution has halted because we will eventually switch to a CAF libaudio.
  • Camera does not work. The only libcamera.so that we have is from froyo and its closed source. There is a wrapper for QCOM gingerbread libcamera libraries that could likely be used as a basis to get our camera working.
  • Market filters prevent some apps from being installed (this can partly solved by switching back to standard DPI settings(120, 160, 240). The current build is using 160 which fixes the market but makes everything look ugly and low resolution.
  • Titanium Backup crashes the kernel. There’s an investigation in progress...There are reports that older versions do work.
  • Most of the hardware problems from CM7 still exist in this CM9 alpha build.
  • Gapps intended for CM7/Gingerbread will not work in CM9/ICS. If you choose to install GAPPS then you'll need to get an updated compilation
  • USB file transfers use MTP or PTP in Ice Cream Sandwich and Honeycomb. Traditional storage mounting is not supported in the Touchpad build.
CAN I UPDATE *DIRECTLY* FROM CYANOGENMOD 7?

Yes. And you can try it even without a wipe of /data. The key is to use ACMEInstaller2 (see link below) rather than the ClockWorkMod Recovery to do the installation. If you use the ClockWorkMod Recovery, you’ll run into troubles, and though CyanogenMod 9 will install, you’ll need to reset(format) your data.

Our testing has shown that ACMEInstaller2 will resolve the issues. Your results may vary, but it may be worth using it to upgrade. Especially since newer versions of Titanium backup will crash on start up.

The process for using ACMEInstaller2 is exactly the same as when you first installed CyanogenMod 7.


I’VE NOT INSTALLED ANY VERSION OF CYANOGENMOD BEFORE. HOW DOES THIS WORK?

Please read all previous instructions/documentations for CyanogenMod 7. Start with the instructions for Alpha 1, then 2, 3, and 3.5. This should bring you up to speed with how to install and what to expect.

ACMEInstaller2 is the latest version of the installer and will do it all for you. You will need the files at the end of this document:

ACMEInstaller2 and update-cm-9.0.0-RC0-alpha0-Touchpad-fullofbugs.zip and
ClockWorkMod Recovery
bootie (?)

CAN I MAKE A TRI-BOOT SYSTEM? (WebOS, CM7, and CM9)

Yes, but don’t bother. There may be instructions forthcoming on this, but it’s a bit advanced - just pick one.

4 comments:

  1. works real well i just updated through cwm wiped everything had no problems

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  2. Thanks a lot for simple set of instruction. small correction.
    1. Command line should be novacom boot mem:// < ACMEInstaller2
    2. At step 5, before reboot you need to connect usb cable again.

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  3. there's a new release
    http://rootzwiki.com/topic/15509-releasealpha05-cyanogenmod-9-touchpad/

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