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Disable multimedia station/dock app?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tliebeck, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. tliebeck

    tliebeck Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I have the multimedia station for my Droid, and *really* want it to NOT launch the dock application when it's plugged in. I'm doing a lot of software development with the device at the moment, and like the dock because it puts the phone upright and saves wear on the micro-USB connector. But I'm putting it in the dock and removing it quite frequently. All of the apps I've seen to change docking behavior require you to spec an app.

    Half tempted to try to write something. :D
     


  2. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    If you have a rooted DROID, you can disable the dock app simply by changing the app's name. In the /system/app directory ... I changed the name from dock.apk to dock.bak. Tada! No more silly dock app.
     
  3. tliebeck

    tliebeck Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the tip, but I haven't rooted it yet. I need to wait until I at least have another stock device to test apps on.
     
  4. BottledHate

    BottledHate Android Enthusiast

  5. 400757

    400757 Lurker

    Have you root yet?

    I have written an App to do this seamlessly, but currently tested on Milestone only.

    Demo video:
    http://goo.gl/w1mR

     
  6. sixt3denied

    sixt3denied Newbie

    Just download "Dock Nothingness" from the Android Market. It's free. Works like a charm.
     
  7. 400757

    400757 Lurker

    The OP said "All of the apps I've seen to change docking behavior require you to spec an app."

    Regretfully, the OP didn't root yet........so he can't use my "No Dock" app to do this in a perfect way......

    Anyway, No Dock is at 0.9a now, with 3 phones tested and worked. Also a developer site is available to provide more details: No Dock v0.9a - Android Development

    A free version will be available soon, thanks to the buyers and big donor(Andrew) for supporting it!

     
  8. 400757

    400757 Lurker

    Update about No Dock v0.11.3a, it should supports Droid's kernel now.

     
  9. santadroid

    santadroid Lurker

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