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  1. AxelsHumanDad

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    hi all.
    Milestone X on Cellcom network in Wisconsin; my first smart phone and I'm having a blast with it.
    In my quest to find the 'perfect' belt holster I've tried a couple with magnetic closures. a little reading in these forums led me to understand the magnet(s) activate the multimedia dock mode. long story shortened brings me to two questions:

    1- is there a way to deactivate the magnetic response, i.e. use a magnetic holster without turning on dock mode?

    2- when I hold the magnet near the phone the clock/media media pops up, but there is a message saying "Problem loading widget". I have a menu widget called "CarDock" which works as described elsewhere, but I have no widget relating to any multimedia/clock. am I missing something in the menu?

    thanks,
    Mike
     

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    I've never heard of that phone before. huh.
     
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    had to google it. lol. its a CDMA X!. lol. guess big red doesn't have it exclusively, just the "Droid" name.

    OP, check the market, I think there are a couple apps that control the "Dock" app which you are refering to. If you are rooted, you can go in and delete the APKs...

    Edit: here is one.... https://market.android.com/details?id=com.megagram.docknoop
     
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    thanks. tried that one and it sort of worked, but not completely.
    rooted the phone today with super one click. it said successful, but mounted a read-only file system. using ghost commander as my file manager I am unable to rename or delete the .apk files from root:/system/app.

    suggestions?

    thanks
    Mike
     
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    Root Explorer should allow you to mount the folder as RW.However, it is preferable to rename the .apk to .bak rather than delete.
     
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    will try that, thanks.
    I did copy the original to the SD card before tinkering, but yes, I'd prefer a rename over a delete.
     
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    following up to my own post-

    installed Root Explorer which gave me the permissions I need. did a search for "dock"- found
    /system/app/CarDock.apk
    /system/app/CarDock.odex
    /system/app/Dock.apk
    /system/app/Dock.odex

    renamed the 2 .apk files to .bak files, rebooted.
    it doesn't load either dock app, but the magnet in the holster still lights up the main lock screen. I guess I have to give up on the holster with magnetic closure and stick with the crummy velcro holster.:(

    thanks for the help if there are no other suggestions.

    Mike
     
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    following up to my own rambling-

    yep, NoDock did the trick. I paid for it, does precisely what I want. I tried the other dock apps but none got it totally right.
    thanks everyone.
     

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