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Repurpose Your HP TouchPad as a Color Kindle

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If you picked up one of the HP TouchPad’s when they were selling for bargain basement prices you might be interested in this hack to turn the TouchPad into a Kindle clone.

Over at MakeUseOf they have a step-by-step guide to installing the Kindle app on the HP TouchPad even if you’re outside the US or the app is missing from the HP web store. Hit up the link below to squeeze a little more life out of your TouchPad as a color-screened Kindle.

The Secret to Turning Your HP TouchPad Into An Amazon Kindle [MakeUseOf]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 01/5/12

Comments (3)

  1. Adam

    I dont see the point in this when there is a kindle ap for Android. You can turn your HP touchpad into a Android beast like I have. Just head over to rootzwiki and go to the HPtouchpad section.

  2. Doc

    @Adam: So the Android mod is completely working for the TouchPad now? I’ve got a friend who bought one or two during the HP fire sale…he’ll be interested to know that the mod is finished.

  3. Johnny.fever77

    @Doc its still “Alpha” as far a I know, but I’ve been running it fine on my 32 GB Touchpad with little to no issues.

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