When HP dumped the TouchPad in spectacular fashion with a bargain-basement firesale last fall, hobbyists flocked to eBay, Amazon, and Best Buy to snag their piece of heavily-discounted tablet hardware. Some of these buyers were just looking for a cheap tablet; others were webOS fans hoping to stock up on some long-term backups for their favorite platform; and still others had a different dream. They wanted a cheap but well-specced tablet on which to run Android.

Thanks to the dedicated efforts of the CyanogenMod Team, that dream has finally been willed into reality. And while there are a horde of resources out there for PC users looking to install the latest build of Android, CM9, on the TouchPad, there are fewer options available for OSX users.

As the newest member of the PocketNow team I decided to correct that deficiency by trying the CM9 installation on Mac OS X myself. And thanks to a very well-done tutorial over at Simplehelp.net, the process was a breeze. I thought a brief, 10,000-foot overview of the procedure might be helpful, so please enjoy it, along with my geeky, geeky desktop wallpapers, below.

You May Also Like
Huawei Mate 30 Pro review

Huawei Mate 30 Pro review: the best phone you can’t get, and that’s OK

In our Huawei Mate 30 Pro review we’re trying to answer the question of whether the phone can survive without Google support, and should you buy it?

Companies could soon get licenses to sell to Huawei

Good news for Huawei: In a recent Bloomberg interview, Commerce Secretary W. Ross said he was optimistic about reaching a “Phase One” China deal this month.

The upcoming Moto Razr has been spotted in the wild, with a huge chin

It seems that the new Moto Razr is already being caught in the wild, with a huge chin, and there’s a picture to prove it