14
Mar
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If you are an owner of an HTC EVO 4G, it's possible that one the contributing factors to your buying the popular smartphone may have been the HDMI output feature. After hearing that it can produce said capabilities, maybe your mind began dreaming up all kinds of situations where showing your phone's display on a TV in HD resolution could be very handy. If so, then chances are you were a little bit deflated as you saw the fine print that only Gallery and YouTube apps would work with this handy feature (is that a yawn I hear?). Today all of that has changed as FullHDMI for HTC EVO, previously in beta and requiring custom kernels, is now in the Market and can utilize most features with any kernel (cue the applause).

FullHDMI does what you probably hoped your EVO would be able to do from the very beginning: to truly mirror your EVO's display - in real time - on a television screen. It will do it in 720p - and in lower increments if you prefer. Now game emulators, video files, Flash videos and Android games are all fair game for large-screen viewing. You could even play Dungeon Defenders on your 56" flatscreen and make your boastful XOOM-owning friends (with their measly 10.1" displays) eat their words. In fact, with a Wiimote, N64oid, PSX4droid, and a handful of other emulators, your EVO could now be, for all intents and purposes, considered a portable version of every gaming console made before the turn of the century.

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One caveat to keep in mind is that sound will only be broadcast through your TV if you are running an HTC Sense based ROM. Those running AOSP ROMs (like CM7) will only get sound through their phones. For that reason, this may be one of the few times I would advise EVO users to consider using Sense over CyanogenMod.

Of course you will need a specially made HDMI to Micro HDMI cable (not included with EVOs) in order for this to work. Some will charge ludicrous prices for these, but a quick search on Amazon yielded cables under $2 that many EVO users wrote rave reviews about.

Speaking of reviews, early Market feedback is almost entirely in praise of FullHDMI's ability to unlock one of the most requested features by EVO users. You can check out some of the functionality of the new app in action in the video below.

FullHDMI is $2.99 in the Market and, if you are an EVO user, we can't imagine too many better ways to spend three bucks. Links are below.

Source: Android Market - thanks, Sam!

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

    I've been using it for nearly a month now and it's working fine on the latest FRESH EVO ROM with full audio and video out. Since I plug it into the spare cable I have dangling from my receiver, it's full ON!

    And, it's nice my BT mouse works with it and (while I still need to get a BT keyboard) it's worked with a friends as well. :D

    Basically, don't buy the Atrix if you've already got an EVO. ;)

    • http://ap.com AndtoidFTW!

      Would you mind linking the bt mouse you're using? Also, would you happen to know which bt keyboard would / should work with our Evo?
      Thanks! :)

  • nitramoh

    I have a rooted evo but I'm running the stock ROM will this app work for me?

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

      it should. You're running a sense UI.

      the only thing us beta users had to do was use a different kernel.. but, it sounds as if orrebmas has worked that issue out.

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

        Yup, that's the beauty - I wasn't going to do this if I needed a custom kernel, but now I will definitely give it a go.

        • http://ap.com AndtoidFTW!

          Please report back if you do - keep up the hard work AP ;)

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

    I'll go ahead and buy the newest version (despite having the free Beta) just to give you an update. :D

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

      I must say, whether it's still in beta or not, it's definitely worth the $3 USD to have the full functionality! :D

  • james

    No chance of this working on the X?

  • Dave

    This app is KANGED. Pretty shameful but w/e.

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

      what is "KANGED"?

      • Dave

        Borrowed/stolen. And don't get me wrong - a lot was the developers work, but some was kanged from #teamwin and no credit given

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

    why not request it? I mean so much today is collaborative it's hard to give credit to the world. :(

  • Dave

    That I don't know, I'm not nearly talented enough to be a part of #teamwin

  • E

    It's not stolen. The developer was working on this before teamwin. They were still working on getting 4g working when he started.
    The only thing teamwin can whine about is the placement of the portrait/landscape options and the start button. Which are too generic to call stealing.

    I have tried both betas and actually prefer HDMwIn since I'm running MIUI. But the kernel is making my battery get to 109°f.
    So I might try the market version of fullhdmi.

  • Matt

    I got my HDMI cable on eBay for $5.

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

      Got mine at monoprice.com for about the same. Works great with the XOOM too.

  • kay

    Does this work on the HTC Desire HD?

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

    I have gone through several roms on my device and if I recall correctly it was Cyanogen's Rom that worked with HID.

    this is the mouse I've used:
    goo.gl/95NeM

    it's a bit of a pain to use without a perfectly dark surface though.

    I plan to look into a new set (mouse/keyboard)... but when you look, you'll want HID compatible versions.

    I've been told this will work (Logitech MX Revolution Cordless Laser Mouse (Black):
    goo.gl/BR0xq

    Here's a vid of the Logitech specifically:
    goo.gl/7LJJN

    This one works as well (Logitech V470 Cordless Laser Mouse for Bluetooth):
    goo.gl/VKzwi

    and apple wireless keyboard 09

    Here's a short vid with both the last two I noted:
    goo.gl/6h0fe

    Hope that helps. Now that this is working nicely, I am going to get a new mouse and my own keyboard... I'm thinking the above. :D The mogo mouse I have it ok, but the sensitivity is just annoying.

  • Twister112

    The latest version of FullHDMI for HTC EVO 4G now does not require a rooted phone to mirror the phone's display over HDMI. The app with the non-rooted support was added last night, and I can confirm that it works flawlessly (so far). Finally a solution for everybody even people like me with a fresh out of the box EVO.
    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.orrebmas.fullhdmi

  • jael

    I can't find it. It's no longer available and not found. ?