Any way to enable car dock mode?Support


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  1. kayst

    kayst Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Is there any way to enable car dock mode on an Incredible? I don't mean just starting the car dock app, but having it automatically start when you put the phone in a dock. I know it works on motorola phone with magnets.

    I've been using Custom Car Home and it's supposed to take over the Home button when you're in a car dock, but doesn't work on the Incredible since we don't have fancy magnetic docks.

    I read on the EVO board that the new HTC car dock for the EVO puts it in car dock mode and was wondering if there was a way for us to enable this too. Perhaps a special USB charging cable to use in the car that sends some sort of signal?
     

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    kayst Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I just noticed a couple of car dock functions under settings. You can't get to this (at least I can't find a way) via menu/settings but via adding a shortcut to a home page.

    Add shortcut/settings/Car Dock (has a setting called Display Mode but it's grayed out) and Dock Settings (it says my phone isn't docked, duh, and lets you turn on/off a dock insertion sound).

    Does anyone know how to make an Incredible think it's docked?
     
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    Does anyone know if the Xperia X10 has a car Dock mode? I found the magnet on the back, just to the right of the camera lens, but can't get the phone to switch modes with a magnet or dock?
     
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    Not sure if you got an answer to this yet, but my Incredible 2 has the same problem even today, The work around I found was to install Car Home Dock from the Market Place. Once loaded, a shortcut to Car Panel and Dock Panel can be added to the main buttons, thus triggering the car panel. Hope this helps.
     
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    I think I tried that one before, and but for some minor issues I kinda liked it. But have you been able to get your phone to know whether it's in your car dock, or your night stand? I got so frustrated with this that I ended up dedicating a screen to car functions, with a button to activate a Tasker script which killed the screen timeout, and set GPS and bluetooth on until I pushed another button set my phone back to normal. That was well worth the experience, but what I still don't get is the idea that my phone could even possibly know what type of dock it's in, with all of my docs having the same type of USB cable and no identifying electronic circuitry. It sure would be sweet to see something such as that, but so far I haven't seen it, not even with the pricey Verizon brand car charger (which is the only cable which I ever, in the ten years in which I've used cell phones, had break on me after only a few uses, what crap).
     
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    kayst Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Actually, Custom Car Home had an update a long time ago which allows it to take over the HOME button while active, so it now works the way I wanted it to way back when I first posted this question.
     
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    That is exactly what I wanted, but what a PIA that it won't support widgets for time, speed and weather too! There was an app, which I tried about a month or two ago, and I think I recall that it supported this (any one of your widgets which you could fit in), plus it allowed customization for the button size/count per screen, but I could not make it override the home button screen. As it happens, Custom Car Home won't do it either unless you set it as the default car app. I tried several car dock apps, and then went to clear the defaults for each of them. When that didn't bring back my default prompt (why in hell is there no other way to set this through the Settings menu!!!!???), I uninstalled each app, then re-installed each, and still I could not effectively test the behavior of any of them! Rebooting my phone (this time, anyway) brought the prompt back (this time, I'm at the point of not being sure of any cause for effect with this), but this sort of nonsense is why Google and HTC executives deserve to be fed to Apple's bug-eaters.
     

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