While we wait for the first open source releases of webOS for the HP TouchPad we can still try some new things on it like the latest CyanogenMod 7.1 releases from Team XRON. This group is quite active and released recently some updates to their beta ROM: vB1.2. This ROM slightly differs from the stock CM7.1 for the TouchPad and adds some tweaks and improvements to make it more usable. Let’s find out what’s new in CM 7.1 XRON-ified vB1.2 after the break.
Disclaimer: Please note that we will not be responsible if you end up bricking your device. Rooting or customizing your device can be risky, follow the instructions at your own risk.
This vB1.2 beta release introduces a couple of changes as you can see in the changelog below [from XDA]:
* Changed egls
* Changed libs and bins
* Fixed video playback
* GPU libs reverted back
* Tweak build.prop
* Added File Manager to support apps in system
* Tweaked media.profile more for better response
* 1% battery mod (thanks hurtz777)
This custom Android ROM for the HP TouchPad is very good and does offer a nice end-user experience. Take a look at these screenshots below to get a better idea of what it could look like on your HP TouchPad:
CM 7 XRON-ified can now be installed easily from ClockworkMod Recovery. You can download this custom CM 7.1 ROM for the HP TouchPad on XDA @ [vB1][CM7 XRON-ified][CM7.1 Alpha 3].
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