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General car OBD II to bluetooth to HTC incredible!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by red97xj, May 26, 2010.

  1. red97xj

    red97xj Well-Known Member
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    OK, this is crazy, just saw this video: YouTube - OBD 2 Readings on my HTC incredible phone.

    Has anyone else done this? What OBD 2 app did you use? Where is the best place to get an OBD to bluetooth dongle?

    I am so excited about this. If I can get this running on my Incredible it will be ANOTHER reason all my itself its worth having this phone!

    Thanks for any and all info you have about this!
     

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  2. oakindustries

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    This is sic! I'd like to be able to do this with my nissan datascan consult port.
     
  3. red97xj

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    I know! I am hoping someone on here can give some input to what app and what bluetooth. (I am even ok with a cable if they make one)
     
  4. DarkTLRrider

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    There is an app in the market called torque that does OBD II. There is a free version and a paid for $1.99. On ebay seach for OBD II Bluetooth dongle. I searched the other day and there were some for around $30. Should work with any android with bluetooth.
     
  5. Majestic

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    As I work with Automotive Diagnostic software, and I find this pretty amusing, and incredible! (no pun intended) :p
     
  6. red97xj

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    Amusing as in "thats a joke and waste of money" or ????

    I am not being sarcastic, just don't wanna blow $40 on a BT dongle if its not going to work right. youtube vids look awful convincing! I have a jeep and I just put a 4.7 stroker in it, so it would be great to see how its running from the ecm side of things.
     
  7. prerunnerseth

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    One of the apps that is currently available is OBDroid. Until i get my scanner and get to try it out I'm not sure this is the same app as in the video. I am an official beta tester for OBDroid and waiting on my bluetooth scanner to arrive. I bought this one, but any ELM327 compatible scanner will do. Dealextreme ships from china so it takes a while.

    DealExtreme: $53.99 ELM327 Bluetooth OBD-II Wireless Transceiver Dongle

    I will bookmark this post and report back when I get it running.
     
  8. red97xj

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    I messaged the youtube video owner, he said he is using the app Torque: Torque (Ad Supported) - Android app on AppBrain

    It looks awesome! Before I just go out and blow $45.99 shipped on this:
    ELM327 BLUETOOTH OBDII OBD2 SCANNER VAG-COM CAN ELM 327 [Blue ELM327] - $45.99 : Car Parts Lights EDIT, I JUST REALIZED THIS IS FROM CHINA.... WANTED TO MAKE SURE YOU KNOW.... THERE ARE CHEAPER ONES ON EBAY FROM CHINA AS WELL!

    I am wondering if there is a super cheap cable that goes to micro usb? I can't find out yet.

    Anyone found/use a cable?

    Thanks!
     
  9. Schwin97

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    Why don't you use the bluetooth capability of the scanner???
     
  10. red97xj

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    I would like to, but I am open to the idea of a cable if is $6-$7.

    I just wondered... I will likely get the BT Dongle just its easy and cool!
     
  11. Pacific

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    If there is a cable its at least $15. There are obd2-usb adapters out there usually around $20.
     
  12. prerunnerseth

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    I dont think any of the software supports usb scanners for use on android. I just received my scanner and will be trying it out on my lunch break.
     
  13. red97xj

    red97xj Well-Known Member
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    how did it go?
     
  14. oakindustries

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    How about for us obdI folks? I've got an sr that will need a datascan port...I'll do some googling and report back.
     
  15. DarkTLRrider

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    OBD I would require vehichle specific program. There was no standard in OBD I, GM used differnt programming than Ford which was differnt than Toyota and so on. Also vehicle connectors were differnt fo every vehichle. I have like 15 connectors for my Snap on scanner and differnt software for each manufacture. Sold on cartriges divided into domestic and import. At an average cost of $1500 per cartrige set to update. I have about 5k tied up in my scanner over the years.

    Now for around $40 you can get a dongle and a program on your phone that will work amazes me as well. Although this setup will only alow generic OBD II functionality. Factory or dedicated scan tools will have far more capabilities. Generic functionality is all the average person realy needs.
     
  16. ep3n3wp

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    That's website for torque the app in the video there is a forum as well there for all the info you need.... app is in Android market just search for torque or obd
    There is a paid version about 3 bucks which goes towards development and a free version that is ad supported.

    Dev says that a dyno section will be released very soon in the next update..
    This app can also see why your check engine light is on and gives link to a website that details the problem and app can clear check engine light

    this app works great on my sprint htc hero and i got the bluetooth dongle off ebay for 30 bucks from hong kong including shipping
    have had this app for a month or so.. had one hiccup last night and sent the dev a comm debug and he emailed me within the hour and said he would have a fix for my issue asap... well an hour later it was fixed!!!

    This app is amazing.. cant wait to see what else will be added and included in future updates!!!
     
  17. IOWA

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    he need gas
     
  18. Demache

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    I would like this for my Escort. lol.
     
  19. blastoff99

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    This is too cool.
     
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    So how was this guy driving a car at 30 mph, holding his phone in one hand, and a video camera in another?
     
  21. Demache

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    Because he's badass, that's how.
     
  22. nunosilv

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    Hello guys,
    I have Torque working with the bluetooth OBDII scanner that I bought from Ebay.
    It Works Great !!!
    Reads the data from my Audi, cleans the error messages and resets failure lights on.
    The reader was very cheap, 16€ and in a week time it was home.

    I highly recommend for the Car fans that like to have things tunned.
     
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