Apple Bluetooth keyboard works with unrooted HTC EVO 4G LTE

One of the reason I love the ASUS Transformer Pad series so much is that the physical keyboard is such an integral part of the tablet’s overall experience; I might even go so far as to say that you’d be a fool not to buy a keyboard dock along with your Transformer tablet. But smartphones, on the other hand, are a completely different story. Indeed, the HTC EVO 4G LTE is a phone that is just as powerful and can do just as much as my Transformer Pad – but the lack of a physical keyboard severely limits the productivity value of the phone out in the field.

A while ago, Jenn tried to pair her husband’s Apple Wireless Keyboard to her EVO 4G, and found out that she’d need root access in order to get it up and running. Indeed, that’s was quite disappointing at the time, and probably still is for those of you still using the OG EVO. However, one astute Pocketables reader recently noticed that his stock, unrooted EVO 4G LTE running 1.22.651.3 actually does work flawlessly with the Apple Wireless Keyboard.

There are no tricks to it, no hoops to jump through, and no root required. Indeed, however small this tip might be, it’s sure to make a least a few people very happy.

Thanks, Calvin!

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John F

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.