HTC EVO 4G impersonates Motorola Atrix 4G webtop (sort of)

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Just as the HTC EVO 3D will probably dominate the headlines coming out of CTIA this week, the Motorola Atrix 4G was the most talked about Android phone seen at CES 2011 in Janaury. Its showstopping feature was its ability to dock into an optional laptop accessory that turned it into a computer with a full version of Firefox 3.6.

G&E reader bradleyw801, who you might remember from last week's EVOcade mod, looked at his rooted HTC EVO 4G and decided that he didn't need the Atrix or an expensive webtop dock to get many of the same features. As you'll see in his thorough walkthrough video below, the EVO is mirroring its display on an LCD monitor and acting all computer-like with the addition of a Bluetooth mouse (on-screen pointer included thanks to Ultimate Droid 2.5, a variant of CyanogenMod 6), an external keyboard that can be connected to the phone over 3G or WiFi, and an app that makes the EVO look and act to some degree like Windows 7.

All the apps bradleyw801 uses to achieve this setup on his rooted EVO are available in the Market:

FullHDMI ($2.99)

Note: A free alternative to FullHDMI is HDMwIn.

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Links: Market (EVO) | Market (web)

LCD Density Changer ($1.06)

Note: There are other apps and ways to change the LCD density on your EVO. See this post on G&E for more details; bradleyw801 suggests a value of 180 for best results.

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Links: Market (EVO) | Market (web)

Android Seven Lite (free)

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Links: Market (EVO) | Market (web)

WiFi Keyboard (free)

Note: This app is optional, as you could also use a regular Bluetooth keyboard (if your ROM supports it).

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Links: Market (EVO) | Market (web)

Although this setup obviously doesn't have a desktop version of Firefox like the Atrix does, it's still pretty cool to see the EVO in "computer mode."

Thanks, bradleyw801!

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