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Fellow EVO 4G owners, were you envious when Sony Ericsson demoed the Xperia arc's full HDMI capabilities? Fear not - once again, the developer community has come to the rescue!

Android Central Forums user Orrebmas has developed a "limited time" public beta of FullHDMI, an app that lets you output any content on your EVO's display to your HDTV. Yep, that means you can finally get your Angry Birds on in full, 50-inch mode.

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Unfortunately, there are a few caveats. First, simply installing an APK file isn't enough; to get FullHDMI up and running, you'll also need to flash a custom kernel. Additionally, support is limited to Sense-based ROMs, eliminating compatibility with CyanogenMod and other AOSP firmware.

Performance isn't fantastic, either. Due to some poor coding on HTC's behalf, the Gallery app force closes about 40 seconds after being launched, and while 3D games run smoothly, the same cannot be said of their 2D counterparts. And thanks to image-enhancing engines like Insignia, some TVs display the content about half a second after it is shown on the phone, thus making games practically unplayable.

It's quite obvious why FullHDMI for EVO carries a "beta" tag with it, but I'd say it's worth checking out nonetheless - if you're intrigued, be sure to download both the app and the kernel below.

Download Link (RAR file contains both APK and kernel)

Source: Android Central Forums via XDA-Developers

Image Credit: blassilando (XDA member)

Jaroslav Stekl
Jaroslav Stekl is a tech enthusiast whose favorite gadgets almost always happen to be the latest Android devices. When he's not writing for Android Police, he's probably hiking, camping, or canoeing. He is also an aspiring coffee aficionado and an avid moviegoer.

  • http://www.cypher-sec.org thecolor

    I am SO all over this BETA! I'm sure it won't be to problematic for long, now that it's in the open. :D

    Rock on! Now, with the ability to use a HID keyboard and mouse and this, it's nearly a less expensive Moto Atrix!

    You guys are awesome!

    • jollymonsails

      How are u guys getting hid to work ? Are using diff kernel? App? ... help please

  • Kayn9ne

    installing now lets see what this thing can do

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    Any updates from those who gave it a go?

  • http://www.vkwrottweilers.com Tony

    Any feedback guys?
    I'm dieing to try this out, but Evo is down (charging port) and new one won't be here till Tuesday.
    What kernel is it running on?

  • thecolor

    Well, the kernel and program work fine on my HTC EVO with the latest Fresh EVO installed. Just ordered my cable, so I'll add my two sense once I get it.

  • Recruit

    I Have the cable already, about to download the file an try it out. I'll get back with details.

  • http://www.cypher-sec.org thecolor

    ok, so all seems well. Got a cable online from a seller at Amazon, ($1.50), NICE in comparison to the stupid $50 Sprint wanted and it works GREAT!

    pics and a short vid on my server:
    http://cypher-sec.org/Full_HDIM_EVO/

    not sure how to post them on this site.

    I'm running a Fresh EVO ROM 3.5.0.1
    http://geekfor.me/new-release/fresh-evo-3501/
    - with the necessary kernel updated noted and the fullHDMI.apk program.

    I'm impressed and with my bluetooth mouse I can control the device from 30 feet. Now, I need to obtain a BT keyboard to try that as well and it's the portable 'puter I wanted in my pocket! Rock on! :D

    • jollymonsails

      How did you get bt hid?! I'm dyingfor it

      • http://www.cypher-sec.org thecolor

        cyanogen mod works with it, fresh evo seems to also (that's what I use presently) and I've used CM in the past. They likely have their own kernels.

        I don't think I've ever been back to the stock SP kernel... so it's likely just worked on most if not all else.

        • jollymonsails

          That's really encouraging...i had given up on fresh w or without this hdmi kernel...able to pair...but can't connect.

          Do you use any special apk?

        • thecolor

          Just the one for the hdmi piece, not for the bt keyboard/mouse. I've only tested the keyboard, don't have one, but use the pcmca card sized bt mogo mouse. It's nice, light and portable, but has to charge in my laptop.

  • http://www.cypher-sec.org thecolor

    Oh and I was running this on my Samsung 55" LED HDTV UN55C6500 and through my ONKYO TX-SR607B R receiver.

  • http://www.cypher-sec.org thecolor

    I uploaded the video to vimeo for online playback (less the 3gp codec).

    http://vimeo.com/20620740

    should be available in 36min (from now). :D
    201103031407 PST

  • SSJon

    I noticed the Android central link is to the old post. Orrbmas has made his own post. It gets updated often so check back for new progress.
    http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-evo-4g-rooting-roms-hacks/63799-fullhdmi-official-fullhdmi-beta-discussion.html