Any way to take the magnet out of the Car Dock?

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  1. nighthawk700

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    I've been using the Motorola Car Dock for a few weeks now, and realized, I almost never use the main Car Dock screen on the Droid. Short of buying another car mount, is there a way to remove the magnet so I can use the holder without it turn on the car dock mode?
     
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    I would suspect you could dremel it out if you really wanted to....
     
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    are you rooted? if so you can just delete the car dock app. that's what i did.
     
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    I did this by taking off the panel with the motorola design on it and just used a small drill bit to drill out the plastic behind the magnet out. Then replaced the front plate and was good to go.
     
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    You can just pry it out without drilling. I removed mine yesterday by taking the cover off the inside. It came out relatively easy.
     
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    This. Just grab the magnet with some pliers and pull it out.
     
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    The app dockblocker also overrides the car dock and I never see the car dock screen anymore. No prying and taking anything apart. :)
     
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    I'll give this app a try. If not, out come the pliers!

    One thought, if I use this app, that means I wouldn't be able to dock in my cradle at home? (e.g. does it override BOTH docking apps, or you can override one but chose not to override the other?) Granted, I don't use the one at home too often...

    Thanks to everyone who answered!
     
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    dockblocker lets you choose which one (or both) you want to block :D
     
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    Okay, so I used Dockblocker today. But for some reason, the GPS on my Droid put me in NY, around Binghamton. Yet I was driving around Northern VA at the time. (maybe that's why it took a long time to get a fix as well?) I turned the GPS off and on again. Another long time for a fix, and yep, still in NY. I looked around me, but they were the usual streets and stores I'm used to, so I didn't enter some kind of transwarp. I won't be able to play around with it again for a while, (at least until Saturday night) but will have to see if it's the program, or something else that happened. Weird stuff.
     
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    I've had no issues with Dock Nothingness.
     
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    Google Nav works perfectly on my Droid running Dockblocker.