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Mirror Your EVO On Your HDMI Display With HDMwIn
If you live in the US, you may have seen Sprint’s stands throughout various shopping malls across the country. These stands have 1 purpose and 1 purpose alone, to promote their top of the line EVO 4G and Epic 4G. What is peculiar about these is the fact that they sport giant versions of both devices, which are actually interactive. If you have seen them, and have an EVO, you probably started drooling about the fact that you would love to mirror whatever it is on your display in your shinny HDMI capable TV or monitor. XDA member Shinzul along with TeamWin have managed to create a free application that will allow you to do just that. By using the HDMI connector in the EVO, you can mirror your screen on your TV. This means that every phone call, message, app, video, or anything you are doing with your phone at the moment will be displayed in a big scale by your TV. Ever wanted to play Angry Birds on a 46 inch LED in high def? Now is your chance!
The app works for both AOSP roms as well as Sense. Although, Sense seems to be having less issues with sound and flickering according to some reports. There is even a demo video in the first post that will show you how smooth this works. The app can easily be downloaded from the market, so if you have a HDMI cable and are itching to use it, now is your chance. Please leave some feedback for the devs.
#teamwin is back again, this time supporting full HDMI mirroring on the evo!
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