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HTC Evo 4G Hack – User Makes a Garage Door Opener App!

Here’s an interesting hack where an HTC Evo users makes a garage door opener app using a serial RS232 relay hooked up to his linux mail server in the garage.  When his Evo 4G is within a block of his home, he can remotely open/close his garage door.  It sure sounds like a lot of work but for those of you who are already familiar with relays, RS232 programming, and linux, might want

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Rooting for HTC Evo 4G Update!

For those of you having trouble rooting your HTC Evo 4G, you might want to take a look at the latest instructions over at here.

These new directions are much easier than before so you should be able to root your Evo easily. Except it won’t work with phones that have done OTA 3.70 updates. (So don’t do software updates!!! Just say no!!!)

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HTC Evo 4G Froyo ROM!

As we’ve noted earlier, there’s rooted HTC Evo 4G Froyo ROMs available now.

But the dime doesn’t stop there, it seems like there’s a BUNCH of them with Sprint’s Froyo update on it so pick your choice:


HTC Evo 4G 2.2 Froyo Rooted ROM Download!

For those of you who have rooted your HTC Evo 4G and want to update your phone to the latest Froyo 2.2 release by HTC, the short wait is over, you can get the “rooted” HTC Evo 4G 2.2 update over at XDA developers.

I am actually gunning myself this morning to try this out, which means camera and 4G works fine on the Froyo 2.2, something I have been waiting for all these months!

Enjoy folks, and don’t forget to post some pics of your new rooted Froyo 2.2 over at our forums!

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Hacked Wiimote HTC Evo 4G Game Controller!

For those of you who have grown fond of playing emulators and other cool games on the HTC Evo 4G, you might be happy to learn that you can easily hack a Wiimote and a Wii Wheel to fit your HTC Evo 4G.

Short List of what my procedure was: 1. unscrew top screws 2. cut to fit Evo landscape 3. put plastic on for fitment before glue. 4. applied glue to plastic, then glued to the wheel. Waited to dry.

So I am always looking for ways to be crafty, and after CM6 was released, I needed a way to play my NBA Jam, NBA Hangtime, Megaman, etc. with a wiimote.

I was at the dol

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How to Use HTC Evo 4G as a Wireless Multi-Touch/Keyboard!

Did you know that you can now use your HTC Evo 4G as a wireless multi-touch keyboard?

This is going to be great to use with your tiny netbooks or when your computer keyboard breaks for some reason.

Step 1: Download and install RemoteDroid from Android Market on your EVO.

Step 2: Download the companion application and unzip it onto your computer. Double-click the .jar file to run it.

Step 3: Launch RemoteDroid on your EVO, enter the IP address assigned to you when you do

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How to Install Ubuntu on HTC Evo 4G!

Couple days back, I had the pleasure of installing Ubuntu on my Nexus One.  Well, after fiddling the kernel a bit, I’ve got it to run on the HTC Evo 4G also.

One problem we ran into was the fact that the HTC Evo 4G Roms (even custom ones) didn’t hav

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How to Build Your Own HTC Evo 4G Android Kernel!

For those of you who want to hack the HTC Evo 4G, HTC has officially released the Evo 4G kernel, meaning you can compile it yourself and do whatever the heck you want to it.

Today, I will show you how to build your own HTC Evo 4G kernel using Ubuntu linux, which is the easiest way. For those of you who have Windows, you can try running Ubuntu linux under VMWare or VirtualBox, which works just fine. Mac should be very similar to Ubuntu linux.

Download ev

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How to Install Multi-Touch Droid X Keyboard on HTC Evo 4G!

I’ve been playing with my Droid X keyboard on my Droid X review unit for couple weeks now and I have to tell you it’s the best Android keyboard I have ever used.

I’ve also been able to install the keyboard by extracting it from my Droid X, and works flawlessly on my HTC Evo 4G.

For those of you who want to install multi-touch Droid X keyboard on your HTC Evo 4G, just download this droidxkeyboard.apk.

Then to install the keyboard, just open the file after you download it, then hit “

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How to Root HTC Evo 4G for OTA Update!

For those of you might have accidentally updated to the latest OTA update or simply gotten a new one that comes with it, you can now root it using a method, security hole found by a dev at XDA developers.

This certainly is great news for those of you who have been trying so without any delay, head over here for directions.

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