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Old Apr 8, 2013, 12:27 AM   #1
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Displaying Home Screen on TV

I want to display my home screen on my TV via HDMI cable. I have the cable and can only view photos and videos. I've read I need to jailbreak to display the homescreen on a TV. Can someone confirm or describe how I can display my home screen? I have iPhone 4 on ios 6.0.1 and firmware 3.0.04. Thanks for any help!
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Old Apr 8, 2013, 12:52 AM   #2
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What if you take a screen shot of your home page? Sleep+HomeButton.
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Old Apr 8, 2013, 01:09 AM   #3
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Have you tried using air parrot from your Mac to your TV.
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Old Apr 8, 2013, 03:36 AM   #4
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Just get an Apple TV and then you can mirror your iDevices from your couch.
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Old Apr 8, 2013, 10:12 PM   #5
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Thanks for the ideas. As cool as the Apple TVs and air parrot are, I would still like to connect to any TV with a HDMI port. Taking a sceen shot and displaying a picture isn't enough. I would really like to duplicate what is on the screen in real time. I'm hoping to avoid installing jailbreak software due to past undesireable effects on a past iphone, but if it will allow me to duplicate my iphone screen I will probably give it another shot.
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Old Apr 8, 2013, 11:12 PM   #6
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All you need is Apple's 30 pin Digital AV Adapter. Once that's plugged in you set your iPhone to mirror to the TV.

Edit: Gee, that was easy to find on their website. </sarcasm>

Edit #2: It looks like this is only compatible with the 4S and higher. Reading is a wonderful thing.

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Old Apr 9, 2013, 01:55 AM   #7
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Well I love my ATV. Running a cable to the TV is so 8-track.

How much does an iPhone HDMI cable costs if u don't already have one?
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Old Apr 9, 2013, 02:17 AM   #8
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Crap I didn't realise you only had a 4. Mirroring only from 4S and beyond.
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Old Apr 9, 2013, 08:55 AM   #9
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Running a cable to the TV is so 8-track.
Poor analogy. There are certainly reasons to prefer wired versus wireless.
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Old Apr 9, 2013, 10:13 AM   #10
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good info,Just get an Apple TV and then you can mirror your iDevices from your couch. thanks [img]http://*******/eh[/img]
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Old Apr 9, 2013, 01:36 PM   #11
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Poor analogy. There are certainly reasons to prefer wired versus wireless.
Is a moot point now. Apparently the 4 doesn't have enough umph to do wireless. Stuck to wired.
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Old Apr 9, 2013, 10:15 PM   #12
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Now we are getting somewhere. I still have to assume, at this point, the hardware in the iphone 4 is capable of duplicatig to a TV, but software is the hang up. I'm still fishing for a work around for the 4, such as installing third party software before or after a jailbreak.

The HDMI adapter cost $40. I prefer the HDMI cable because most TVs have this input. Wireless TVs are becoming more common but not in every house.
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Old Apr 9, 2013, 11:18 PM   #13
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Since you are willing to JB I did a quick search and came up with these instructions.

Also, how crazy do you want to go? Is mirroring to a PC or Mac good enough, and if not, you then output their video to a TV?
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Old Apr 10, 2013, 11:06 PM   #14
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Thanks Pnutts! I'm excited to give it a try. I first need to get back up to speed with current JB software. I've gone through the process once before. Other than evasi0n are there other option for ios 6.0.1?

mirroring to a another mac and then connecting to a TV...now that is clever, but a little extensive.
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Old Apr 14, 2013, 05:28 PM   #15
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It worked! Thanks again for everyone's help!
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