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  1. lucas.robb

    lucas.robb Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hey Guys,

    I've looked around and have noticed a number of complaints, but I haven't found any solutions, so I beg of your advanced knowledge and expertise... would anyone be able to help me?

    I own a motorola milestone, and I love it to pieces. However, I am finding that the leather case I have has a magnetic clasp which triggers the phone to enter into multimedia mode. This is very annoying, as I never plan to use this mode so I was wondering one of two things.

    1. am I able to reassign the magnetic trigger from "open multimedia dock app" to "enter standby". Considering I just rooted the phone, i would imagine that I have the priveledges to do so, but I'm unaware of what level that control would be on and if I could manipulate it without bricking the phone.

    2. am I able to completely remove this app? so that the magnetic trigger just does nothing?

    Hoping someone can help,
    Lucas
     

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  2. TelusMilestone

    TelusMilestone Well-Known Member

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    I would just buy a new case. I suggest Otterbox however I have noticed you can't remove the faceplate or it wears down and breaks easy.
     
  3. lucas.robb

    lucas.robb Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    well I have a clear case but it makes the phone look too big, too bulky and stupid... and I looked at otter box, but I want something that I can put on my belt, I find that in my pocket it collects too much lint, and it gets hit a lot... on the belt it doesn't get hit so much.

    Lucas,
    P.S. I would rather have it like the blackberry's how when you put it in the holster it goes into standby
     
  4. Dwnshft

    Dwnshft Active Member

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    Well, from someone who CAME from a Blackberry, so would I...however, its not that way primarily b/c the magnetic triggers are for other things (car dock and media dock). It IS too bad, but its just how it is.
     
  5. lucas.robb

    lucas.robb Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am not willing to accept "that is just the way it is" however I will have to accept "nobody has figured out how to fix this"... with no intent to hijack this... which BB did you come from? why android? are you happy with it?... I love android and I have used others before, and android is the one for me, but I would like to hear your perspective.

    lucas
     
  6. Dwnshft

    Dwnshft Active Member

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    I came from a Storm 2 with the latest OS 5 upgrades. The only reason I upgraded and left Blackberry was only because the Storm got next to zero reception once i moved to my new place. The Android was the only 3G phone that my service provider would give me.

    Now that i've had it for a month or so and have gotten used to it im really quite happy with it.

    Pros: speed, reception, battery life, apps, and a major point to Google Nav. The customization and widgets are cool... but you have some flexability with Blackbery too.

    Cons: No BBM, i prefer the calander and Notes apps with BB. But that's about it really.
     
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    lucas.robb Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I was hoping that with the open sourced nature someone would pick apart the BBM program and creat a crack to get it on android
     
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    Dwnshft Active Member

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    The issue isn't getting the app on android its the fact that its a exclussive service that goes through the blackberry BES network and communicates with each devices designated PIN. BB is the only device that i know of that has this.
     
  9. goldengraham

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    Hi Lucas,

    I use the Motorola car mount which I believe also uses a magnet to put the phone into 'car' mode, which I didn't really like.

    So to stop the phone entering this mode I took a leap of faith (should have researched first really!) and deleted the 'MotoCarDock.apk' which has done the trick and doesn't appear to have caused any problems with the phone.

    To delete the .apk file I used the 'Root Explorer' app (the phone was already rooted), navigated to /system/app on the phone using Root Explorer, mounted the folder with R/W permissions (top right of the screen) did a long press on the file and then selected delete.

    You may be able to use this same method to stop you're phone going into 'multimedia' mode by deleting the appropriate .apk, but I'd make a backup of your phone before trying anything like this, just in case!

    Also if 'multimedia' mode is the same state the phone goes into when used with a dock, I'd guess deleting the .apk could cause some problems if you do use the phone with a dock.

    I'm also assuming that 'multimedia' mode uses a .apk file to execute. For whatever reason it may not - I don't know much about these techy things :)

    Hope this is of some help.
     
  10. lucas.robb

    lucas.robb Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    hey GoldenGraham

    so I am a bit more techy, and I have done stuff of this nature before, and I followed the tried and true "move, rename, or backup"(1) before deleting... well... I gotta say I moved both of those .apk's to the SDcard and it worked just fine... I do have one issue, but is minor in comparisson... it still rotates and illuminates the screen, but maybe we can figure that out in time... we have a sweet community, with rooted phones and knowledge out the wazooooo ha ha.

    Lucas
    (1) the "move, rename, or backup" method, for those who don't know, is where you take a file that could be important and move it to another location, rename it to something different and/or back it up to a different location with a different file extension (.apk_bak). This fools the system into thinking that it doesn't exist without removing it so that one can fix it to avoid permanent adverse effects.
     
  11. 400757

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    Hey Lucas,

    I feel the need so right and there is a new app called "No Dock" on the market that can do what you want in an ultimate way, far better than that of the "Dock Blocker" can offer.

    The Dock Blocker would adjust the screen timeout setting and leave a chance for the android system to be notified by the magnet event.

    While No Dock will completely prevent the magnet event from being delivered to the Android system.

    Just try it and if you think it is not suitable, simply uninstall & refund.

    Enjoy!
     
  12. 400757

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    For all, No Dock v0.11.3a that supports Droid's kernel is available now.
     

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