re: the 'adb shell getevent', event8 is the g-sensor so you can ignore that, event5 is the touchscreen.
If you're on mac / linux do 'adb shell getevent|grep event5' and you'll see it's picking up the touchscreen and back and home button contact points, but not the HTC logo.
If we can change that, I don't know, but there's nothing obvious there to say it's going to work.
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