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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jloyac1, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. jloyac1

    jloyac1 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hey folks, cant seem to find any other threads about this but has anyone found car mode or how to activate it?? I was sure I heard them say it would have car mode like the droid. I have a universal car dock Id like to use till the custom one comes out
     


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  2. Bek

    Bek Android Expert

    Wha? The Evo transforms into a car too??? :p
     
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  3. jloyac1

    jloyac1 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I wouldnt be surprised...This thing has amazed me for the last 5 hours, That must be why its hidden so well though, cant have a bunch of people knowing :D
     
  4. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    get the GOOGLE Maps navigation app.
    start that app... and the first screen is the car mode for it.

    that is the only one I know of.

    Maybe when the come out with a real EVO car dock.. once you plug it in to that... there might be another "car mode", that will a pop up.
     
  5. Jordus

    Jordus Android Enthusiast

    what dan said, open the Navigator app.
     
  6. If im not mistaken on the Incredible it was called a dash board and it was an icon on the home screen with the rest of the apps. It looks like a little car instrument cluster just touch on that.
     
  7. bryanheath

    bryanheath Well-Known Member

    So are you saying I can use the NAV on a car screen? If so I want to get an HDMI to RCA and pop that bad boy in my g35... WOOT!
     
  8. jloyac1

    jloyac1 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    No sorry, not to a car screen. Although that may be possible. I'm referring to the mode that puts large icons across the screen while in a car dock, the gMaps one doesnt like landscape it seems. Dashboard icon is what I'm probably referring to but I guess it isn't on the EVO after all. Maybe an update or something...who knows.
     
  9. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    I dont know anything about that...
    I would be very surprised if that worked.
     
  10. asaberan

    asaberan Well-Known Member

    The Moto Droid has an app called "Car Home" that is much easier to use one handed. I can't find it on my Evo either.
    [​IMG]
     
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  11. rtmeikle

    rtmeikle Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I was hoping to find something like this too, but haven't yet.
     
  12. x0x

    x0x Android Enthusiast

    There are a few 3rd party apps in the market that look like they may be worth a try (all free). The top one seems to be Car Dock v2.
     
  13. dzar

    dzar Well-Known Member

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  14. Sassy_Lina

    Sassy_Lina Well-Known Member

    It's under Navigation on the Evo.

    Sent from my Evo
     
  15. Joppie

    Joppie Well-Known Member

    Yeah... what she said. Big blue arrow pointing north under All apps.
     
  16. acuracing

    acuracing Member

    It's actually the "Navigator" app, not the "Navigation". The Navigator app once opened has six selections: Footprints, Navigation, Voice Search, View Map, Search and Make a Call. They're large icons designed for use while driving.
     
  17. zaaye

    zaaye Well-Known Member


    NaviGATOR. compass and map icon
     
  18. dzar

    dzar Well-Known Member

    Yep... Navigator is what I am showing in the image... I figured it was just running an application but didn't know which one... now when I get my USB host stuff working, I'll just rename it "navigation" and it will come up, automatically!
     
  19. jloyac1

    jloyac1 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Sorry, i guess i should have clarified a little more, I have tried the navigator app and this is pretty much what im looking for. The only issue I have w it is that it seems to refuse to rotate to landscape which is how id like to use it. I know when they had the announcement w the prince of Persia launch there were photos of evo in a car dock in landscape w the large icons. I guess ill just have to wait and see what happens when they release the official evo dock, as it may be an update or specific interface w their product...oh well.
     
  20. HopeofCarter

    HopeofCarter Well-Known Member

    Is maps, navigator and navigation all the same thing? Where are there separate icons for all of them >.>
     
  21. Kennymac29

    Kennymac29 Newbie

  22. maximus192ad

    maximus192ad Newbie

    Is there a way to disable this mode when using a USB OTG cable? I would rather it just charge normally and not go into any special mode. It changes the functionality of the HOME button which is annoying.
     
  23. ddk8

    ddk8 Lurker

    Car mode can be configured as follows: Go to +> shortcuts>Settings>Car Dock and you should see the options, including Auto Launch. I'm using a desire with froyo,had trouble with it keep going into car mode of it's own accord,very annoying phantom feature!
     
  24. Deep_Chasm

    Deep_Chasm Lurker

    My charging cable glitched once and kicked me into car mode on my HTC Desire Z. When I discovered that it gives me a dial pad when in landscape mode (which it doesn't natively have) I was sold, but couldn't figure out how to reactivate it again. =) When I tried the "Car Dock" app built in, it just brought up one option, launching, which was set to "automatic" and was grayed out.

    Anyway, I discovered there's an app on the market called 'Car Mode Control' by 'IG88 Apps' that is a simple toggle that forces my phone into car mode. It works beautifully.
     
  25. Minnis

    Minnis Newbie

    I'm surprised that no one on here has been able to answer your question yet.

    It's in the app drawer under "Car Panel".
     

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