Hope BGT that you know that you are installing highly experimental software that being CM10. CM9 is stable, fast and what few issues it still has are well documented. All the newest versions of CWM and TWRP are all still considered in testing phases. So is Moboot 0.3.8. ACMEInstaller3 recently came out because CM10 needs more space in the /system partition. Since you already have the novacom drivers and such installed, I'll going to paste a guide I created that you might find helpful. Before you try anything read through it carefully and then read through it carefully again. Keep in mind that as long as you do not try to install the nightlies, CWM version 22.214.171.124 can install other zip files such as gapps, patches and the like. Also, the latest version of CWM6 uses a whole new way for making backups and no one really knows what it is doing yet. The ease of saving one's backup to their PC for safe keeping is gone.
Same thing goes for Moboot 0.3.5. As far as I know, the only reason J.C. Sullins change it was because some folks were complaining that certain exotic games were not working and Sullins figured out that Moboot was not creating and passing a correct serial number to Android during boot. Otherwise, 0.3.5 works fine and does not cause all the issues that these new versions are causing.
I know you don't like using ACME3 to install the nightlies, but I find it the safest and most reliable way. All that being said, here is the guide:
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, 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.
Development of CM10 and CM10.1, Jelly Bean is also now underway. As of
right now, J.C Sullins has released several experimental releases of
CM10. This document for now is strictly for installing CM9. When CM10
moves to nightly status, I'll either rewrite it or create a new set of
instructions for installing CM10.
NOTE: Recently, it was discovered that old versions of CWM and TWRP cause
file system corruption in the /system partition. So if you are planning on
only installing CM9 over the top of CM7, it might be time to go with a clean
installation of CM9 instead.
For first time installers, you can skip this next paragraph.
For those of you doing an update to a newer rom 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: using Titanium Backup 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 0.3.8.zip
4. ClockworkMod.zip(CWM) or Teamwin's CWM replacement everyone calls TWRP.
5. The CyanogenMod nightly of your choice. I will be referring to this below
as the nightly.zip. (I recommend using the latest official nightly.)
7. The latest Gapps.zip, currently for CM9 it is: gapps-ics-20120429-signed.zip
NOTE: Make sure you download the ICS version, not the Jelly Bean version.
NOTE: CWM6 and TWRP 126.96.36.199 have now been released.
The ACME files, Moboot, CWM can be found at:
ACMEInstaller3 and ACMEUninstaller:
The official nightlies can be found at:
If you wish to try TWRP, the current version is 188.8.131.52 and can be found at:
I strongly suggest you start out using CWM6 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.
You will find the Universal Novacom stand alone installers for 32 and 64 bit versions of
Download the correct file for your version of Windows and install it just like you would a .exe by
clicking on "Start" , run and browsing to where the file is. Run it and the novacom drivers
will be installed in the Palm, inc. folder under the Program Files folder.
Gapps files can be found here:
You should download the latest Gapps.zip which the last time I checked at the link
below was 20120429:
Note: With the release of ACME3, the requirement to add the word "update" to the beginning of
file names changed. Now, one only needs to add "update" without the quotes to the gapps 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 ACMEInstaller3 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 copy the ACMEInstaller3 and ACMEUninstaller files
into the Palm, Inc folder. Now your PC is prepared for installing CM9, so everything
applies to first time installers and upgraders from this point forward.
Now you are going to create a folder called cminstall.
First timers boot into WebOS, upgraders can do the same or boot into
CWM or TWRP, Mounts & Storage and mount usb. 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: It has become apparent that connecting to one's TouchPad via the MTP method
is problamatic. I stongly suggest that you "Mount USB" in CWM or TWRP. If you use
the MTP method, you are on your own.
You will see the TouchPad as a drive with a drive letter. If you have not already created
a cminstall folder on your TouchPad do so now.
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 the nightly.zip, gapps.zip, Moboot 0.3.8.zip and CWM.zip
into the cminstall 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 and then disconnect the usb cable.
Warning: If you do not eject the drive, you can cause damage to the TouchPad drive structure.
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 or 3 previously, 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 from Windows START 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.
Now enter the following:
novacom boot mem:// < ACMEInstaller3
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 up 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.
First timers and upgraders, When the install is done,the TouchPad will boot to Moboot.
Either press the home button to continue or when the 5 second countdown is finished, your
tablet will boot to CyanogenMod.
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. You're done with a clean install.
NOTE: Upgraders, if you ran ACMEUninstaller, after you reenter your Google account
information, all the apps that you have downloaded previously from the Play Store should
start downloading from Google's servers.
Upgraders, you know what to do, first timers, I hope you have friends around to show
you the ropes or you already own an Android phone and know the ropes. If you are unlucky
enough to not have friends to help, you can always visit the Official Nighlies thread at
You can also visit YouTube and watch a series of videos created by a fellow named Rev.Kyle.
Great stuff. Look for them here:
You will also find helpful videos created by Roland Deschain here:
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 of 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.