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Does your car audio system have USB, use your G1!

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by drustvold, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. drustvold

    drustvold Well-Known Member
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    So i realized today on my way home from work that my cars Clarion CD deck has a USB connector for hooking up thumb drives to play music off of them. I figured this HAS to work with the G1... and it does!

    I was able to hook the G1 charge and play the music off the SD card through the G1 with ease.

    Just set the G1 to act as a usb drive, and you can play music and charge your phone via USB while driving.

    So keep that in mind if you're going to be getting a new car CD player, get one with USB (pretty common on new CD players) and you'll be glad you did.
     

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  2. HTC

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    yea doesn't that suck. my brand new $48,000 bmw 335i cant do that because there aint no USB holes anywhere, but ofcourse a $50 stereo unit found at your local pepboys does. I would love to connect my android to the car but doing such would probably require ripping out the sound controls which is connected onscreen to the navigation controls which is connected to BMW's patented iDrive system.

    Oh and did i mention my alternative? its an ipod connectivity kit (aka wires connected to your glove box) for a mere $250.
     
  3. ram100987

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    doesnlt it have an auxilary port? if so all you need is an adapter for the g1. it wont charge it but you can play music. ( youll have to control it on the g1 though, not the radio.)
     
  4. Vivid

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    I have a the USB option on my 135i, I leave a 32gb flash drive in there... Guess I'm in luck... great to hear we can charge and use our phones for music in the car. Now I just need to get the 16gb card to hold a decent amount of music.
     
  5. Miss Spicy McHaggis

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    tell me more....

    i know nothing about car stereos lol i have an aux port on my faceplate and i have one that hooks up to my mp3 player..but it would be cool to play music thru my phone...

    links plz
     
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    I had the same idea, that is how I usually charge/play my Ipod. I have the Kenwood reciever, and when I plug in the G1, it gives me a N/A and wont play my music. O well, good thing I have an AUX port for backup.
     
  8. Miss Spicy McHaggis

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  9. lkosova

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    htc any car stereo shop can add a adaptor to be put at a location that makes sense for you have bmw just do it
     
  10. chuckm1969

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    how do i do that i pluged mine in and it wont play anything
     
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  11. drustvold

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    Is this a USB port thats connected to your stereo? Or just a "power only" USB port?

    you will also have to set your stereo's sorce to the USB device.

    You will need to make sure the SD card is set to "use for USB storage"
     
  12. HTC

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    no i'm just saying. USB was not an option available to me even though really cheap cd players do. I'm quite happy listening to an MP3 cd.. lol x] oldschool yo.
     
  13. Zinzi

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    Awesome. When i eventually get around to passing my driving test I'm gonna put a new CD player in my car (currently I've just got the standard one that came with it). Was planning on getting one with USB anyway but that's sold it now.
     
  14. C-Rex

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    w00t, bought a new stereo, just for this functionality, awesome.
     
  15. Dzeimsas

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    awesome! i was wondering the same thing... googled it, and what do you know i found this forum... Just signed up WOO-HOO! No USB port in my truck but I do have an auxillary port. Im going to go buy the aux cable after work and give it a shot. I will let you know! Thx
     
  16. Rob

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    Damn, I'm kind of out of touch with car audio... but this is something I'm definitely going to have to consider. Do you have any recommendations on affordable/quality units?
     
  17. ghoonk

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    You guys just gave me an idea.

    Dension has a system called the Gateway that hooks up with OEM headunits and offers USB and iPod connectivity. If I get one of those, it's all a matter of a holder for the G1 such that I can leave the iPod in the glovebox, and then put the G1 in the holder and connect a USB to mini-USB cable to it discreetly from the Gateway unit in the glovebox. When a call comes in, I can have it run the call over BT to the Gateway's Bluetooth module and take the call using the car speaker system and a mic, or over to my BT headset.

    Thanks for the great idea!
     
  18. willamlholla

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    I tryed it on my JVC but it dosn't load up..maybe i hit the wrong button on my phone or something..i'll try it again when i get out of class
     
  19. dubb

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    I have a kenwood and I have been doing that since I bought my treo. now that i have my g1 i can still do that. plus it recharges the phone at the same time.
     
  20. DarkTLRrider

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    I have a double din pioneer that just came out in march. But when hooking up through usb it says error. Any ideas....... :(
     
  22. DynaBass139

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    Im hoping g1 supports stereo bluetooth later on, my new Mazda 6 supports stereo bluetooth audio and i'll be able to control it from the deck which is pretty cool, for now though I will wire up with the AUX jack.
     
  23. JackD3ath

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    It was one of the main reasons i wanted this thing was to replace my phone and my ipod. My Bronze G1 came with a headphone adapter and a set of headphones. I just AUX input into my stereo from that. It is nice, especially watching movies or shows while on lunch in the vehicle.
     
  24. slider9499

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    I just bought a 2009 HOnda Civic EX that supports USB. According to the user manual this only works with iPods. But I tried my G1 anyway. It certainly hooks up and connects nicely using my adapter. I then clicked on the USB button on the radio and hit PLAY On my G1 music player. The sound was coming out of the G1 but nothing thru the car speakers

    Did I miss a step here or it simply won't work?
     
  25. slider9499

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    Hey Dark - this is a GREAT site for us G1 owners

    Thanks!
     

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