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  1. kylecummins

    kylecummins Well-Known Member
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    So I sold my pogo dock because calls didn't come through aux, waiting on a mountek to arrive.

    I'm looking for a car home app, I really enjoyed the one on my atrix.

    I've tried car home ultra and didn't like it, also have vlingo but I'm looking for something a bit more simple and astheticly pleasing on the eyes

    Any suggestions? I tried installing an apk off xda for Google's older car home but it won't install

    Thanks
     

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  2. jbdan

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    Install the CarHomeGoogle.apk
    Then dnld and move CarHomeLauncher.apk to /system/app and set permissions to rw-r-r with a file explorer (I use RootExplorer).
    Reboot and voila
     
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  3. kylecummins

    kylecummins Well-Known Member
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    Do I need to be rooted though?
     
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  5. kylecummins

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    And what does moving it do? I downloaded and installed both files and its now in my app drawer and opens fine..

    Also if I'm in landscape and I hit phone option it shoots it to portrait
     
  6. jbdan

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    Oops my bad didn't know you were not rooted :eek:
     
  7. jbdan

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    Oh wow so it works? hmm...

    Moving it into system/app and setting the permissions allows it to work properly. But you seemed to have achieved that already :p

    About the phone going into portrait...are you missing an option somewhere maybe? Are you stock I'm guessing because I don't know anything about where rotation options are located on stock.
     
  8. kylecummins

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    I am still stock, not rooted at all.

    However it is working fine, just installed both of those apks and open it through app drawer.. however the dialer is useless but I can just setup an entire page of direct dials for my contacts I suppose.
     
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    I should have known as this wasn't in the root section sorry about that. Glad it somewhat works for you though. iron_city's post looks like it could work for you as well
     
  10. kylecummins

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    Yeah, I like the plain look of the google one..

    Thanks for suggestions
     
  11. jova33

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    This works great. Better than vlingo in car which can't understand me over the road noise anyway. And I can add quick links. Awesome.

    Why wasn't this included with the GNex? Google made this.
     
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    Thank you SO much for this! I've spent the better part of the afternoon trying to find this as I prefer the simple interface Car Home offers. I d/l'd and installed both of the apks above and it works perfectly on my rooted Sprint Sammy GS3 without having to move anything. I use a TecTile sticker in the car holder to launch the app. I don't know why Da Google says it's not compatible but I can confirm that it works with Jelly Bean. Once I found this post Car Home was up and running in less than a minute!
     
  14. ratkat123

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    I was using this method: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1257329

    (I used cwm recovery to install the signed package)
    It still works (kind of) on stock 4.2.1, only when I exit the car mode I get a "Unfortunately, Launcher has stopped." error. When I press ok I am back in the launcher.
    Any suggestions?
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  15. ratkat123

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    problem disappeared with update to 4.2.2.

    thanks, google.
    stefan
     
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