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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ashtx07, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. ashtx07

    ashtx07 Member
    Thread Starter

    I was trying to hook my evo up to the car stereo and play the music through the usb but I can't figure out how to.

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  2. SARC

    SARC Newbie

  3. MisterEd

    MisterEd Android Expert

    I doubt that the EVO sends audio out through the USB port since it has a headset jack on it.
  4. NewbieX2

    NewbieX2 Member

    I have a friend who had his iPod plugged in through the port on the bottom into his car for his stereo. It was a pretty sweet setup.
  5. Rob_A

    Rob_A Android Expert

    yeah, ipod/phone does that automatically.

    I wonder; if you plug the evo to the usb jack in the car, can you change the charge mode to mount the sd card too? If so, the radio will think it's a usb stick and play the nusic that way.

    Not sure though... I have to try it tomorrow
  6. R1_Rydah

    R1_Rydah Well-Known Member

    yes you can
  7. kenworth88

    kenworth88 Lurker

    How do you do it? I tried hooking it up but you arent given an option to mount the sd card?
  8. iamfunkyz

    iamfunkyz Member

    try selecting "mount as disk drive"

  9. SARC

    SARC Newbie

    @ MisterEd

    Yes, I was afraid of that. I had a splitter for my HTC Tytn II that split the audio and the power up, but of course the Tytn didn't have a separate 3.5mm audio jack.

    I have my Evo in a windscreen cradle, so I was hoping I would just need to attach one cable from the bottom and be able to power it and also get music out of it (ie pandora, nav instructions) but looks like I'll either have to attach 2 cables, or try some bluetooth trickery
  10. JPHunter

    JPHunter Lurker

    Yeah, I tried to mount as disk drive, but got an error on my stereo.
  11. Braaainz

    Braaainz Android Enthusiast

    On a related note, does the Evo have USB hosting? I'd love to be able to hook up a USB keyboard like you can on the Droid.
  12. backdown

    backdown Android Enthusiast

    Hook your phone into the usb port via he micro usb. Select mount as drive. Your cd player should recognize it. The only downside is that you cannot control the songs via cd player, only via phone.

    I'll stick with my ipod for this feature.
  13. beoti

    beoti Newbie

    So far, I have only found options to use the evo as a mounted hard drive. This device below is an adaptor that connects directly to the back of your stereo (it is really not that hard to install yourself). I talked with this company in particular and they sent me some beta firmware updates that allow the car stereo to display the track, artist, etc. I'm not crazy about the ui...I had an ipod touch and the ui's for apple products on many of these types of units (many different manufacturers including usa spec) is much better. It may be awhile before android systems get caught up.

    I know it says ipod adaptor...but it has usb input. The info on the website is referring to usb flash drives connecting to the usb input...but I have talked with the manufacturer and it works with android phones.

    Toyota / Scion / Lexus GROM USB/iPod car interface adapter

    This does allow you to change songs with car's cd controls (including steering wheel controls), but you have to set-up the songs before hand in certain folders (kind of a pain in my opinion...but to each his own).
  14. Rob_A

    Rob_A Android Expert

    if I connect a USB stick to my Kenwood receiver USB port, I can skip tracks, random tracks, skip folders, etc.

    It should be the same with the EVO mounted as a HD.

    Another USB deck might act differently though. Not sure.
  15. MisterEd

    MisterEd Android Expert

    My MyTouch 3G had the same thing. It was a LOT neater then the USB power from the bottom and a cable popping out of the top headphone jack going to my AUX-In on the dash. I never use the headphone jack anyway so I didn't miss it. BT worked fine.
  16. dearing

    dearing Lurker

    I would love to do this, too. It worked fine with my Hero, which has a 3.5mm headphone jack as well, but sends audio out just fine through the mini-usb port on the bottom. I used a charge-and-audio splitter from htc to play music, make phone calls, etc. It's a shame the same adapter won't work on the Evo. I bought a cheap mini-to-micro usb adapter, but it's standard mini-usb, not HTC's funky mini-usb (rectangle with corner shaved off).
  17. SARC

    SARC Newbie


    Yep, I bought the same adaptor/splitter, and the mini to micro adaptor and thought I had it cracked... until the mini to micro didn't fit into the splitter due to the mad extra corner bit. I tried the set up in my old, dying HTC tytn II and it worked great ! Music and charging at the same time with no interference. I spent a bit of time today researching this, and I decided to buy this bluetooth receiver.....

    Amazon.com: Miccus BBMR-02 BluBridge 3.5mm Mini-Jack Rx…

    .....so the theory would be I plug this into my aux in and the music goes via bluetooth from the Evo. The only concern point I have is that I also have a Parrot Car Kit (LS3200 Color) which the Evo talks with using BT, but from what I've read about BT, you can connect "up to 8 devices" at the same time..... we'll see if this turns out to be true or not. I'll post back good or bad when the thing arrives from Amazon
  18. kenworth88

    kenworth88 Lurker

    That is what you need to do but first you have to change some settings.
    Go to Applications. Then Manage Applications and then Development and then click on usb debugging.

    Then your car stereo will recognize the usb on the phone.
  19. TheAndroidWorks

    TheAndroidWorks Android Enthusiast

  20. mrvirginia

    mrvirginia Android Expert

    i'm gonna try this after i get off work with a Pioneer and report back.
  21. mrvirginia

    mrvirginia Android Expert

    confirmed. i have a Pioneer iPod ready cd deck that has usb. when connected, mount the device as a disk drive. then go to menu > settings > applications > development > check "usb debugging". your phone will now play through your stereo just like if it were a flash drive or something. you can navigate the folders. it even picks back up where it left off in the song if you turn your car off and back on.

    guess i bought an iPod for nothing =/
  22. clambert1273

    clambert1273 Android Enthusiast

    i tried it in mine and it just kept playing the damn ringtones... I couldn't get it to move out of that folder.. uggh
  23. dest

    dest Newbie

    Do you play the music on the phones media player or do you navigate the folders from the head unit?
  24. kenworth88

    kenworth88 Lurker

    Through my Pioneer it defaults to control through the stereo
  25. aka Bueno

    aka Bueno Newbie

    Worked perfectly for me out of the box. Just plugged it into the front USB port on my new Sony car stereo using the USB charging cable it came with and bam, music! Controls through the stereo as well, easy to navigate and everything.

    Didn't have to mess with any settings or anything, aside from choosing the USB mounting option when I plug it in.

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