Android

MOTOROLA ATRIX HD MB886

Links relevant to the Motorola Atrix HD MB886.

Motorola Developers (motorola)
Motorola Device Manager (motorola)
Cyanogen for MB886 (cyanogenmod)
CyanogenMod Download (cyanogenmod)
Rooting (andromods)
Android KitKit 4.4 ROM How-To (theandroidsoul)

HP TOUCHPAD

Links relevant to installing or running Android on HP Touchpad:

App Development

Android Learning Paths (mysliderule)

Quick Instructions

WARNING: USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
IT WORKS FOR ME BUT YOUR MILEAGE MAY VARY.
YOU BREAK IT, YOU OWN BOTH HALVES.
UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BEFORE DOING ANYTHING.

  1. Make a working folder
  2. Download Universal Installer if you don't have HP/Palm webOS SDK installed.
  3. Download ACMEInstaller3 and ACMEUninstaller
  4. Download MoBoot 0.3.8 or latest
  5. Download ClockworkMod6 or TWRP
  6. Download CyanogenMod9 for Tenderloin
  7. Download Gapps for Ice Cream Sandwich (gApps-ics-20120429 or latest)
  8. Connect Touchpad as a USB drive
  9. Make a cminstall directory on the USB drive
  10. Copy MoBoot, ClockworkMod6, CyanogenMod9, and Gapps to the cminstall directory
  11. Add “update-” to the name of gApps file to make sure its recognized as an installable file
  12. Eject the Touchpad and detach the USB cord
  13. Reboot while holding Power + Volume Up buttom to put Touchpad into bootie/ROM update mode
  14. Connect the Touchpad to USB and verify the device is seen
  15. Start > Run > Cmd
  16. cd /path/to/work/folder
  17. Use
    novacom boot mem:// < ACMEinstaller3
  18. Wait while ACMEinstaller boots into “Two Penguins” linux kernel startup, checks and repartitions drives, installs Moboot, CWM6, CM9, gApps, then reboots
  19. Boot into Android and use Google Play to install GooManager
  20. Install TeamWin Recovery Package (TWRP) if desired from GooManager
  21. Reboot into TWRP and *make a baseline backup*

Downloads

Novacom

ACMEInstaller

MoBoot

ClockWorkMod CWM

ClockWorkMod (goo)

OpenRecovery TWRP

CyanogenMod CM

Google Apps Gapps

Other Instructions

SITES

IMPRESSIONS

Android impressions posted here: http://www.webosnation.com/switching-android-itll-probably-feel-familiar

Second that, GeekPeter!
I have finally bowed to friend pressure and installed CyanogenMod 9 on my TouchPad in order to play an Android game called INGRESS**

... and I was shocked at the ravening hordes of apps screaming to put unwanted nonsense in front of my eyeballs.
This was doubly shocking when compared to the privacy-respectful webOS.

It seems that Android folks have confused trojan horses programs with apps, especially given the tons of apps which have AdMob installed.

The games with name recognition, such as those ballistics-loving avians, have 5-10 different networks wired into each one, all at the same time.

You can take control of your Android-running Touchpad.
From the Google Play (formerly Marketplace) install the following:
* Lookout Ad Network Detector - this is a great app which explains what ad networks snuck in within each app, and how that ad network works.
* Lookout Carrier IQ Detector
* Airpush Detector - locate an insidious ad network called airpush which clogs up your notifications constantly.
* Norton Spot - an alternative to Lookout Ad Network Detector, for a doublecheck or something
* Avast Mobile Security - includes app, firewall, privacy advisor, and an anti-theft add-on with remote wipe and location reporting
* Firefox mobile with Adblock Plus 2.2.3 and [privacy] defense 1.0.2 add-ons and be sure to use settings to set your cookie and Do Not Track preferences.

WIth the Lookout Ad Network Detector, you can take back control of your apps.
It shows you which networks are in use, and gives you the option to uninstall them.
Then, with a little bit of searching, you can usually find equivalent apps.
For example: Check out Rocket Player instead of WinAmp.

You also have to get into the habit of running Lookout *every* time you install something.
A good feature of Google Play is that it shows uninstalled apps in the list, so you can see it was there at one time, and know you probably uninstalled it to avoid ads.

It cracks me up when I run Norton Spot and it says "You've done the impossible! You have no annoying ads." when I run it.

With a bit of effort - you can have a loaded/useful Android tablet that isn't wasting all your wifi/3G/4G bandwidth constantly reporting on you and grabbing ads you don't want.

I have not started negative rating the trojans, but I've considered it.
If I do, I will probably negative-rate the ones which do not disclaim its networks in the description, and just ignore those that at least provide a list.

Another tip: you can also create a "public persona" Gmail/Google+/etc account which is NOT the same as the gmail account your Android backups and installed apps are associated with.

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