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[BOTH][MOD by APP] Nebtop - Universal HDMI Webtop hack

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UPDATE

I will keep updating issues about Webtop on my website. I won't copy those analysis or finding to here to reduce redundancy and effort....:D

Demo Video


What is this about?

In short, you can use this to activate Webtop mode and see the virtual pad on the phone with an HDMI cable only.

In long, this is a runtime MOD that can simulate the docking event of the HD dock so that the virtual pad will come up. Together with the hw.whisper trick, the Webtop option can then show up and being selected.

This mean if you set the hw.whisper manually, you could still see the Webtop option. Be sure to set this using root before plugging in the HDMI cable.

To make this ease of use and able to simulate the docking event, an APP has been written to do the runtime MOD for you.

This app requires ROOT privilege.

Why is it called Nebtop?

Well, everything needs a name.

HDMI Cable \ + Nebtop -> \Nebtop -> Webtop

For sure, the phone must have webtop built-in for this to work.

What is the difference of this MOD comparing to the existing system apk MOD?

Fenny's MOD was the first that allows exactly the same result for various Moto phones. That was the first important foundation for further improvement.

The runtime MOD done by Nebtop has the advantage of not changing anything persistently. So in the worst scenario the kernel will panic and cause reboot only.

Also, this MOD is trying to be universal, for different phones and ROMs that supports Webtop. Even it failed for kernel compatibility issues, if it can be done, it will be done.

Tested device

Razr (Tested by me)
Atrix, Atrix 2
Photon
Bionic
Droid 4


Feel free to try it on your Webtop workable device with an HDMI cable! As the least request, please report whether it works for you and what phone and ROM you're using so that I could keep this MOD by APP improved.

Download it here: https://sites.google.com/site/androidnothize/nebtop

Or search Nebtop in Market.

Enjoy! :cool:

If you think that it helps you and would like to support my work, you could always find the latest version from market which is a paid version.

Special thanks

Fenny for the first for the Webtop Via HDMI Without a Dock breakthrough.
Turl from the atrix dev team for the hw.whisper trick.
 
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Just tried it out; although I was using the botched CDMA hacked webtop the trackpad display came up but no function; It does show that it is connected to a dock though which is a good step in the right direction.

Do you have the original webtop files available in a zip format to flash through CWM or possibly full ROM for CDMA Verizon?

* reloaded razrx rom; now webtop shows top left only of my screen but still no control from the phone itself

** reset phone; full screen but still no responsive phone pad

*** loaded nitro deodexed; still no response to the phone pad, displays fine but the new display comes up blank as the rest

**** loaded another stock rooted rom 744; no change in phonepad function; phonepad appears and can rotate, extent of function

CDMA Verizon
Kernel 2.6.35.7

EDIT:
Works fantastically on stock outside of the safe strap rom
 
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400757

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Will need the logcat -v time when you loaded Nebtop and see the virtual pad on the phone, that cannot rotate or won't pop keyboard or have no effect when moving.......

Also try those home,back,setting and search keys.

And make sure you have a clean reboot before testing since sometimes webtop can fall into an unstable state as I've tried which will only be cleared after phone reboot.

Yeah I can do that, what files do you need?
 
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Will need the logcat -v time when you loaded Nebtop and see the virtual pad on the phone, that cannot rotate or won't pop keyboard or have no effect when moving.......

Also try those home,back,setting and search keys.

And make sure you have a clean reboot before testing since sometimes webtop can fall into an unstable state as I've tried which will only be cleared after phone reboot.

I am unable to generate a log file for you; I even attempted adb shell within a terminal emulator on the phone; [email protected]_spyder:/# basically saying the device is offline, I reset the adb server a couple times and it didn't help.

What works:
Displays the virtual pad and rotates

What doesn't:
The screen becomes unresponsive, the display which mirrors the phones display is blank, and none of the virtual keys work, including the hard keys such as home, back, etc.

I have reset the phone and used multiple roms for CDMA however I can't seem to get it working. I have fixed permissions, each wipe I do data, cache, format system, and wipe dalvik cache (although it gives me an error about E: SD-ext).

If you have any suggestions to get the ADB service back up and recognizing itself I will gladly get you logcat files.

*Side Note: I know it isn't my PC drivers or my Mac; I attempted to get adb running on all including the terminal inside the phone; all say the device is offline, is it possible it has something to do with safestrap?
 
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400757

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Jun 23, 2010
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sites.google.com
I thought once installed SSHDroid, you could use ssh/PuTTY to access the terminal from PC, gather the log and redirect to a file, then finally scp to copy the file back to PC.

Or use another SwiFtp app for file transfer as the default install of SSHDroid failed to initiate the scp for me.

I am unable to generate a log file for you; I even attempted adb shell within a terminal emulator on the phone; [email protected]_spyder:/# basically saying the device is offline, I reset the adb server a couple times and it didn't help.

What works:
Displays the virtual pad and rotates

What doesn't:
The screen becomes unresponsive, the display which mirrors the phones display is blank, and none of the virtual keys work, including the hard keys such as home, back, etc.

I have reset the phone and used multiple roms for CDMA however I can't seem to get it working. I have fixed permissions, each wipe I do data, cache, format system, and wipe dalvik cache (although it gives me an error about E: SD-ext).

If you have any suggestions to get the ADB service back up and recognizing itself I will gladly get you logcat files.

*Side Note: I know it isn't my PC drivers or my Mac; I attempted to get adb running on all including the terminal inside the phone; all say the device is offline, is it possible it has something to do with safestrap?
 
Dec 9, 2007
26
1
I thought once installed SSHDroid, you could use ssh/PuTTY to access the terminal from PC, gather the log and redirect to a file, then finally scp to copy the file back to PC.

Or use another SwiFtp app for file transfer as the default install of SSHDroid failed to initiate the scp for me.

The issue I am having also is when I attempt to log nothing is coming up. As if no events exist; I am not sure whats wrong. The only logcat command I know is adb shell logcat etc. ; what other command could I use?
 

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    UPDATE

    I will keep updating issues about Webtop on my website. I won't copy those analysis or finding to here to reduce redundancy and effort....:D

    Demo Video


    What is this about?

    In short, you can use this to activate Webtop mode and see the virtual pad on the phone with an HDMI cable only.

    In long, this is a runtime MOD that can simulate the docking event of the HD dock so that the virtual pad will come up. Together with the hw.whisper trick, the Webtop option can then show up and being selected.

    This mean if you set the hw.whisper manually, you could still see the Webtop option. Be sure to set this using root before plugging in the HDMI cable.

    To make this ease of use and able to simulate the docking event, an APP has been written to do the runtime MOD for you.

    This app requires ROOT privilege.

    Why is it called Nebtop?

    Well, everything needs a name.

    HDMI Cable \ + Nebtop -> \Nebtop -> Webtop

    For sure, the phone must have webtop built-in for this to work.

    What is the difference of this MOD comparing to the existing system apk MOD?

    Fenny's MOD was the first that allows exactly the same result for various Moto phones. That was the first important foundation for further improvement.

    The runtime MOD done by Nebtop has the advantage of not changing anything persistently. So in the worst scenario the kernel will panic and cause reboot only.

    Also, this MOD is trying to be universal, for different phones and ROMs that supports Webtop. Even it failed for kernel compatibility issues, if it can be done, it will be done.

    Tested device

    Razr (Tested by me)
    Atrix, Atrix 2
    Photon
    Bionic
    Droid 4


    Feel free to try it on your Webtop workable device with an HDMI cable! As the least request, please report whether it works for you and what phone and ROM you're using so that I could keep this MOD by APP improved.

    Download it here: https://sites.google.com/site/androidnothize/nebtop

    Or search Nebtop in Market.

    Enjoy! :cool:

    If you think that it helps you and would like to support my work, you could always find the latest version from market which is a paid version.

    Special thanks

    Fenny for the first for the Webtop Via HDMI Without a Dock breakthrough.
    Turl from the atrix dev team for the hw.whisper trick.
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    I want to make it work for most devices and ROM that has webtop. So let's try and let me know the result. :)

    I tried it on my Bell Atrix running 2.3.6 and your emulator works great :D

    Thanks!
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    Thanks for your work. It works great. Is there any chance to use custom keyboard and to add arrows and middle mouse button?

    Sent from my XT910 using XDA App
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    Webtop with KVM switch

    I loaded a leaked ICS rom with Webtop 3.0 beta on my Razr Maxx, got a HD dock with 3 USB ports, a KVM switch, and a micro hdmi to VGA adapter and hooked it all up.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_ql_nR9Rs0&feature=youtube_gdata_player