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Updating Cm9 Made Easy
Posted 24 July 2012 - 12:37 PM
I've only ever loaded the one rom - new to this thing - but the HP was so tempting. I'll get on it and report back.
Posted 24 July 2012 - 02:45 PM
Posted 24 July 2012 - 05:54 PM
Just to be sure you are saying, that after installing TWRP using the open recovery script feature of GooManager that your wifi quit working? I don't see how that is possible as one has absolutely nothing to do with the other. Or did you use GooManager to install a newer nightly and that is when you started having a problem? If that is the case, what nightly did you install?
Hopefully, you made a backup using CWM before doing all of this. Unfortunatly, backups made with CWM are not compatible with TWRP. Oh, BTW, I believe that Rev. Kyle says in that video you watched that you might have to run the open recovery script a second time to get it to work. Answer my questions and then I can offer a suggestion on how to hopefully fix it.
Posted 25 July 2012 - 04:34 AM
I am currently on 9.0.0-RCO-touchpad-alpha0.6.
Have just installed Goo Manager and TWRP for the first time.
Downloaded both of these files:
> Nightly build from 7/20
I ran Goo Manager to download the above files, then executed the files. I first tried the Nightly build and nothing happened, then downloaded the alpha2 and flashed, still nothing. Goo Manager seems to just reboot the Touchpad and does not seem to execute the flash.
What am I doing wrong?
Thanks for any help you may provide.
Edited by seniorstach, 25 July 2012 - 04:35 AM.
Posted 26 July 2012 - 02:33 AM
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 01:39 PM
I believe when you see the request to enter a backup name, just hit cancel and TWRP will use it's default naming scheme.
Posted 30 July 2012 - 07:17 PM
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 01:09 AM
Since the release of CM9, it has become abundantly clear to me that one
needs to do a clean install of the rom to avoid all the little
nagging issues that so many folks are reporting. Whether you are
installing for the first time, upgrading from CM7 or installing
an update of CM9, one really needs to do a clean install, or at least
once in a while.
Since the advent of the official CM9 nightlies, installing
the rom and the Gapps files via CWM or TWRP seems to be much more
reliable. You still need to wipe the cache and Dalvik cache
before you reboot after installing any rom. If you run into
trouble after an install via CWM or TWRP, then read on. You will
need to uninstall everything and start over.
Dalingrin has also clarified that if one wants to install CM9 over
the top of CM7, so long as ACMEInstaller2 is used, the upgrade should
work. It will wipe out your desktop, but that should be easy to
Those who know how to do this differently and are comfortable with that,
feel free to deviate from this document.
For first time installers, you can skip this part.
For those of you doing an update to a newer rom or installing CM7 over
CM9, first thing you need to do is a nandroid backup of your current
install and copy it over to your PC for safe keeping. Next you should backup
your user apps and data using either Titanium Backup or My Backup Root.
This will allow you to restore all your apps if the install goes South or you
can always restore your nandroid backup to return to where you were.
Warning: do not restore system apps or data to a newer rom, you will
cause problems. Only restore user apps and data.
For the first time installers, if you have not already prepared
your PC for this project, you need to download the following:
3. Moboot 0.3.5.zip
4. ClockworkMod.zip(CWM) or Teamwin's CWM replacement everyone calls TWRP.
5. The CyanogenMod nightly of your choice.
(I recommend using the latest official nightly.)
7. The latest Gapps.zip
The ACME files, Moboot, CWM can be found on the OP of the Alpha2 thread at:
The official nightlies can be found on the OP at:
If you wish to try TWRP, the current version is 2.2.0 and can be found at:
I strongly suggest you start out using CWM and update to TWRP later. Using TWRP and
another app named GooManager is a whole other subject for another day. I will not be
explaining how to use TWRP here.
The universal novacom installer and Gapps files can be found by doing a Google
search on the names above and you will find the download page.
Using Google I found the novacom installer here:
You should download the latest Gapps.zip which the last time I checked at the link
below was 20120429:
Note: Starting with the June 8th nightly, the CM team changed the way they name the
nightlies. If you do not add the word "update" without the quotes to the file name,
ACMEInstaller2 will not find and install the file. A properly named file will look
like the example below:
However, if you are installing an update via CWM or TWRP, "Install Zip from SD card",
then you do not need to add "update" to the file name. Word is that the CM team will
eventually fix ACMEInstaller2 so you don't need to add "update" to the file name.
First thing, open the run box on your PC and browse to the folder where you put the
novacomInstaller file. This is a Java executable, so treat it just like any .exe file.
However, since it does not end in .exe, when you browse to find it,
you will have to tell the browser to show "All Files." Once it is in
the run box, click on OK and the Novacomd drivers will be installed,
the Palm,Inc folder will be created and the novacom.exe will be placed
in that folder. Next if the ACME files you downloaded are zips, unzip
them both into the Palm, Inc folder which you will find under the Program
files folder. If not zipped, copy both into the Palm, Inc folder. Now
your PC is prepared for installing CM9, so everything applies to first
installers and upgraders from this point forward.
Now you are going to create two folders.
First timers boot into WebOS, upgraders can do the same or boot into
your current install of Android. Connect your TouchPad to your PC
with the usb cable and open Windows Explorer on your PC.
Note: Connecting a TouchPad to one's PC in WebOS will pop open a
window on the TouchPad. Select "Connect via USB".
Note: Running CM9, you cannot connect a TouchPad to your PC as a usb device.
If you have not already done so, go to settings/storage and tap the three
dots in the upper R/H corner, select Computer Connections and put a check
in the MTP(media device)box. When connected to your Pc, look for
You should see either the TouchPad as a drive with a drive letter, or cm_tenderloin
if you are connecting through a version of CM9. If you have not already created
a cminstall folder on your TouchPad do so now. Also create a folder named ICS
Note: When you connect the TouchPad to your PC and you are running
Windows XP with CM9 already installed, and get a warning that drivers
cannot be installed, on your TouchPad, go to settings/developer options
and take the check out of "Android debugging" box.
Next you need to copy Moboot 0.3.5 and ClockworkMod(CWM) into the
cminstall folder on your TouchPad. Now copy the rom.zip and the
Gapps.zip file into the folder you created named ICS Install.
If you are upgrading from CM7 to CM9, you only need to copy the rom zip into
the cminstall folder and the gapps.zip into the ICS Install folder.
If you are copying files to the Touchpad as a drive, you now need to right click
the drive letter and eject the drive when you are done. Disconnect the usb cable.
Warning: If you do not eject the drive, you can cause damage to the TouchPad drive structure.
If you are copying files via cm_tenderloin, you can just close Windows Explorer
and both of you disconnect the usb cable.
If you are upgrading CM7 to CM9, skip down to the paragraph that begins with
"Now both of you need to reboot."
Upgraders, now you need to run ACMEUninstaller and when it is done, your
TouchPad will reboot back into WebOS. Unplug the usb cable. If this is
your first time running the uninstaller, you run it the same way you ran
ACMEInstaller2, only use the following command in the command window:
novacom boot mem:// < ACMEUninstaller
Now both of you need to reboot and hold down up volume to put the TouchPad
into WebOS recovery or bootie mode. You will know you succeeded if you see a
large white usb symbol.
Now plug the usb cable back in and you should hear the PC beep indicating
the TouchPad is connected. You will not be able to see the TouchPad in
Windows Explorer like you did when you copied the files to the TouchPad,
so don't try. On your PC click "RUN" and type in CMD.
This opens the command window.
First timers type in the following in the command window:
cd/ and press enter. You will see C:\
Now type cd program files and press enter. You will see C:\program files
Now type cd Palm, Inc and press enter. You will see C:\ program files\Palm, Inc
Upgraders, your novacom.exe and ACME files may be in a different folder, so go
browse to that folder, if not browse to the Palm, Inc folder.
Both of you enter "novacom boot mem:// < ACMEInstaller2" without the quotes in
the command window and hit enter. After a few seconds, you should see what is
fondly called the "Double Penguin mode" on the Touchpad. You will also see tons
of code streaming down the screen. The install takes around five minutes.
Be patient, it can take longer than you think for "Double Penguin mode" to start.
If after two to three minutes you do not see the two penguins, there may be a problem
or your did something wrong. Hold the power button and the home button together for
up to 30 seconds to force a reboot of your TouchPad. If nothing got installed,
start over and be sure to follow the instructions exactly. There is also the possibility
that one or more of your files is corrupted. Download them again and learn how to run
MD5 hash checks to verify the integrity of your files.
Those of you upgrading from CM7 to CM9, when the install is done, boot into CM9
and check that the install worked. Other than your desktop needing to be rebuilt,
all your apps, settings, and data should be intact. You can skip the next paragraph.
First timers and upgraders, When the install of Mobot and CWM is done,
the TouchPad will boot to Moboot. Tap the volume on the TouchPad to stop the 5 second
countdown if you see one. Now use the volume rocker to select CWM using the Home button.
Then select "Install zip file from SD card" and use the volume rocker to move down to the
ICS Install folder. Select that and move to the nigthly rom.zip and select that.
Start the install. When it is done, use the go back selection to go back to the main CWM
screen and select reboot system.
Once Android is booted up(be patient, it takes a couple of minutes the first time),
play around with the browser, set up wifi, just to make sure your install was
successful. Now reboot back to CWM and do the same procedure to install the Gapps.zip
you copied to the ICS Install folder earlier. You're done with a clean install.
Upgraders, you know what to do, first timers, I hope you have friends around to show
you the ropes or you own an Android phone and already know the ropes. If you are unlucky
enough to not have friends to help, you can always visit the Official Nighlies thread at
the link I mentioned in the beginning of these instructions. You can also visit YouTube
and watch a series of videos created by a fellow named Rev. Kyle. Great stuff. Look for
them here: http://www.youtube.c...ser/reverendkjr
P.S. I strongly suggest you make a nandroid backup of your new installation right now.
First timers, one makes a nandroid backup using CWM. Boot to CWM, select "Backup and
Restore" and select "Backup". It's a good idea to keep a copy the backup file over on
your Pc for safe keeping. That way if you loose everything on the TouchPad, you will always
be able to restore that safety copy once you get the TouchPad up and running again.
Posted 06 October 2012 - 04:19 AM
great vid and nevertells thank you for being so patient with folks.
for the record this is sent from tenderloin 2012916 build version.
Edited by hitman302, 06 October 2012 - 04:21 AM.
Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:31 PM
great vid and nevertells thank you for being so patient with folks.
for the record this is sent from tenderloin 2012916 build version.
Can't help you with the pinning, but to get Windows to recognize your TP, go to settings/storage/ three dots in upper r/h corner, USB computer connection, put a check in the Media device(MTP). Look for cm_tenderloin in Windows Explorer.
It's mounted as a media device instead as a usb/sd card. Does not require ejecting.
Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:34 PM
Howdy fellow Floridian!
Thank you for creating this thread! I would have never found this on my own.
Rev Kyle's video was amazing and was able to follow it live on my device as he went through it. I successfully installed Goomanager and TWRP as advertised... now just waiting for new updates to apply the power of the solution. As a matter of fact the current version of Goomanager is v 2.1.2 and TWRP is now at v 18.104.22.168.
I assume that this solution is still a valid method even though this post is several months old and is only going to get better in time? Right?
Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:38 PM
Sent from my cm_tenderloin using Tapatalk 2
Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:35 PM
Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:51 PM
No one seems to know the answer to your question, but you can still use GooManager to flash the roms you download from get.cm.
Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:47 PM