The HP TouchPad just received it’s first MIUI ROM, officially supported by MIUI.US. The impressive tablet has gone on sale for as low as $99 since HP decided to drop the entire WebOS platform. But where HP left of, Android was quick to the rescue, reviving the tablet with it’s first Android ROM in the form of the much popular CyanogenMod 7 ROM. Surely that was just the beginning, and well, at least we hoped so. This release of the MIUI ROM has rekindled our faith in the TouchPad, but enough about hopes and faith, we have MIUI running on the Touchpad! The ROM is still a work in progress with quiet a few things missing, but with the MIUI.US developers working on it, all issues will soon be ironed out in no time. For more on the ROM and how you can get it up and running on your device, read on.
For those unaware of what MIUI ROM is all about, you should see our complete guide and walkthrough of MIUI. As for the ROM for the Touchpad, it is a pre Alpha version for now with the following functions working fine so far:
- All sensors.
- Wired earphone/headphone.
- MIUI Backup (don’t backup contacts).
- MIUI Themes.
That said, stuff like On Screen Menu is not working. There are other random bugs that you may encounter as well. As for the installation instructions, we cannot comment on that for now as support has not yet been made available on the official MIUI.US forums. For more updates and queries, you can visit the forum thread at RootzWiki. If you want to go ahead and already understand what you need and how you can install the ROM, the download link is given below.
MIUI 1.12.9 Pre-Alpha for HP Touchpad.