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  1. jloyac1

    jloyac1 Newbie
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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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    what dan said, open the Navigator app.
     
  6. BetterMost

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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

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    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.
     
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  14. Sassy_Lina

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    It's under Navigation on the Evo.

    Sent from my Evo
     
  15. Joppie

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

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    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.
     
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    NaviGATOR. compass and map icon
     
  18. dzar

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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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