How to mod the HTC EVO 3D Seidio car mount for use with the HTC EVO 4G LTE

This guest post was written by Rob Fortner.

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With a desire to save some money, and to not have to pay another $50 for a new car mount for my HTC EVO 4G LTE when I already had a perfectly good Seidio EVO 3D car mount, I had an epiphany: Would the EVO 4G LTE fit in the same car mount?

At first glance, no: the EVO 4G LTE is too long.

But then I noticed that the EVO 4G LTE and the EVO 3D USB ports are both very close to the same place on each phone. So I asked myself, what if I made room using a Dremel? Well, after about 15 minutes, it worked. Here is what I did.

Step 1: I gathered the tools: Dremel, 952 aluminum oxide grinding stone (for smoothing), and 1a 15 high-speed cutter (for rough grinding).

Step 2: I removed the insert and set it aside for later.

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Step 3: I gradually contoured the inside of both ends of the holder, test-fitting the EVO 4G LTE as I removed plastic from each end until the phone fit snugly.

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Step 4: I turned my attention to the insert, carefully removing plastic from the ends to allow the phone to stick out of both ends.

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Step 5: After smoothing out the plastic, I now have a new EVO 4G LTE car mount! The final results look like this:

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While you’re doing this mod, just keep in mind to make sure to remove the plastic a little at a time, and to make sure to remove the same amount from both ends.

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John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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