HP TouchPad could well be labeled as dead inventory as of now. Even if there are only a few available, the price is certainly not the sweet $99 that has propelled the tablet to instant stardom some months back. That, however, does not deter the online community of HP TouchPad holders from going ahead with their dream project of having on board the tablet a version of the Android OS. Much like the CyanogenMod 7 project the TouchPad project in its MIUI version is yet in the making. For those who are interested the MIUI is available at RootzWiki.
The ROM in its present state is functional and has very few bugs as of now. Also, a nice aspect of MIUI is that it resembles the webOS in its look and feel. Among the bugs, the Launcher2 has been found lacking, though there is the GO Launcher to make up for that. There is also the issue of navigating through the menus, which has been made tough by the presence of just one key button in the TouchPad. To overcome this issue, SoftKeys or Button Survivor have both been made available in the modified OS. To flash the OS, one needs to do so via ClockworkMod similar to CyanogenMod.
These apart, there are no other major bugs that have been reported in the MIUI.
Click here to download MIUI for the TouchPad.
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