Help. Stuck in USB mode

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Guys,

I need help. I followed the guide today and successfully installed Android on the touchpad. Thanks to those who put forth all of the effort in making it work. I LOVE webOS, but being able to dual boot Android is a huge plus. I had the Evo 4G for about a year so I am pretty familiar with Android.

I had a few questions about booting into Anrdoid. After the initial install it loaded right into Android and that was cool. Then I found out that holding the power button down, and selecting reboot you can choose to load up webOS. That was great.

So I went into webOS and was trying to figure out how to get back into Android. So I tried a few things and noticed that if when the booting starts I hold down the volume button it gives me boot options and I can select the CM mode. I couldn't figure out how to select other modes at that point, but thats not a huge deal.

The problem came the next time I went into Android. I restarted and held down the volume up button and it loaded the USB mode screen just like it did in the installation of Android. I can't figure out how to get out of it. I need help with a few things:

1. How do I get out of USB mode?

2. How did I get in USB mode? (So I know how to avoid doing it again)

3. What is the proper way of booting from webOS to Android?

4. How can you select different boot options when the options appear?

I am mostly concerned with question 1. I appreciate any help anyone can offer. Thanks

Fej180
 

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Guys,

I need help. I followed the guide today and successfully installed Android on the touchpad. Thanks to those who put forth all of the effort in making it work. I LOVE webOS, but being able to dual boot Android is a huge plus. I had the Evo 4G for about a year so I am pretty familiar with Android.

I had a few questions about booting into Anrdoid. After the initial install it loaded right into Android and that was cool. Then I found out that holding the power button down, and selecting reboot you can choose to load up webOS. That was great.

So I went into webOS and was trying to figure out how to get back into Android. So I tried a few things and noticed that if when the booting starts I hold down the volume button it gives me boot options and I can select the CM mode. I couldn't figure out how to select other modes at that point, but thats not a huge deal.

The problem came the next time I went into Android. I restarted and held down the volume up button and it loaded the USB mode screen just like it did in the installation of Android. I can't figure out how to get out of it. I need help with a few things:

1. How do I get out of USB mode?

2. How did I get in USB mode? (So I know how to avoid doing it again)

3. What is the proper way of booting from webOS to Android?

4. How can you select different boot options when the options appear?

I am mostly concerned with question 1. I appreciate any help anyone can offer. Thanks

Fej180

(edit, having re-read your post properly ;)) I believe the nub of your problem is that you don't need to hold the volume button down if you are just rebooting. This is only for installation. Just reboot and use the volume buttons to select the option.

1) I usually exit USB Mode by right-clicking the mapped drive in Windows and selecting 'eject', this will finish any data transfers that are pending and 'unmount' the Touchpad. If you do not eject first then some data being transferred may be lost.

2) I believe there are two USM connection modes:

- There is the one that you use when installing via novacom (reboot holding the volume up)

- There is the 'everyday' transfer mode where all you need to do is boot to webOS, connect to the PC and select 'USB mode' from the top-right of the screen

3) I go from webOS to Android via the 'Device Info' app in the 'Settings' tab, there is a 'Reset Options' option at the bottom, select this and then 'Restart' ... The blue CM selection screen will then appear and default to CyanogenMod

4) Volume up and down will alter the options, the 'home' key selects
 

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(edit, having re-read your post properly ;)) I believe the nub of your problem is that you don't need to hold the volume button down if you are just rebooting. This is only for installation. Just reboot and use the volume buttons to select the option.

1) I usually exit USB Mode by right-clicking the mapped drive in Windows and selecting 'eject', this will finish any data transfers that are pending and 'unmount' the Touchpad. If you do not eject first then some data being transferred may be lost.

2) I believe there are two USM connection modes:

- There is the one that you use when installing via novacom (reboot holding the volume up)

- There is the 'everyday' transfer mode where all you need to do is boot to webOS, connect to the PC and select 'USB mode' from the top-right of the screen

3) I go from webOS to Android via the 'Device Info' app in the 'Settings' tab, there is a 'Reset Options' option at the bottom, select this and then 'Restart' ... The blue CM selection screen will then appear and default to CyanogenMod

4) Volume up and down will alter the options, the 'home' key selects

Thanks for the quick reply. I probably should have been more clear about which USB mode I am stuck in. I am not in the "everyday" mode that you can exit by ejecting or enter by selecting it. I am in the force USB mode where you end up when you reboot and hold the volume key. I can't figure out how to get out of it. If anyone can help further that would be great.

Also, the only other issue I had was that sometimes if I let the screen go to sleep in Android I couldn't wake it up and would have to reboot. Overall I am really excited to have Android on the TP and love that I can use Netflix!

Fej180
 

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Thanks for the quick reply. I probably should have been more clear about which USB mode I am stuck in. I am not in the "everyday" mode that you can exit by ejecting or enter by selecting it. I am in the force USB mode where you end up when you reboot and hold the volume key. I can't figure out how to get out of it. If anyone can help further that would be great.

Also, the only other issue I had was that sometimes if I let the screen go to sleep in Android I couldn't wake it up and would have to reboot. Overall I am really excited to have Android on the TP and love that I can use Netflix!

Fej180

No worries, have you read this thread over at PreCentral?

http://forums.precentral.net/hp-touchpad/289230-touchpad-stuck-usb-mode-waiting-hp-support.html

Yeh, I get the Sleep Of Death too, I'm happy to work around it considering it's an Alpha.
 

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Thank you. That worked. I held down Power, Middle button, for a while and it was doing nothing, and then while holding those down I tapped the volume up button and it worked. Thanks
 

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Thank you. That worked. I held down Power, Middle button, for a while and it was doing nothing, and then while holding those down I tapped the volume up button and it worked. Thanks

No problems at all, I'll log that away in my memory bank too, it's only a matter of time before I lock it up :-[
 

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