Car dock not working right?

Discussion in 'Galaxy Nexus Accessories' started by Riley, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. lanza_david

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    This car mount debacle is a deal break for me. I use the phone in the car mount a lot, and not being able to know for sure if they will sell the nice car mount in the use, compatible with the VZW Nexus, gives a lot of uncertainty there.
     
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    If I could plug the cables in and then put the phone in the mount it wouldn't be so bad (just like OG), it's the having to reach up and plug it in through the hole in the mount that's stupid. My windshield is too steep to be doing that easily.
     
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    So anyone know if the version with the ports used over seas will work with the lte version? I might just "build" my own so to speak. Just need to figure out which of the 3 prongs on the side do what. And make my own

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    I hear you that would be a PITA. I ended up sticking the suction base in my cup holder on my console(it happens by chance to be a snug perfect fit) and my cables are right there with easy access, not ideal, but works for me and for now I use the mount/phone in portrait mode like normal, and no car mode. Actually almost like using the phone better than the slightly limited car dock mode anyways.
     
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    I just got off the phone with Samsung and I asked the rep to ask his manager if Samsung has plans to release a vehicle dock with the charging port and sound, and I was told they are not. That there is pretty much it for me. I am not getting the Nexus.
     
    #17 lanza_david, Dec 16, 2011
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    The one listed on the UK sites is for the GSM Euro-phones, which are slightly thinner. It apparently wasn't worth it to samsung to redesign the mount for the US/VZW market. I'll import one from Europe if I have to and make it work.
     
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    Damn, if they are really not doing any CDMA version for the US that's a real PITA...makes me appreciate Moto even more, they always had desk and car docks available on or before their phones release. If someone figures out a DIY on this that isn't too complex, I would LOVE to get any specs/instructions/guidance they might have.
     
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    If you end up figuring this out, really appreciate it if you can start a new thread w/the info...
     
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    Maybe I'll just root my GN (doing this anyway) and wifi tether my OG to use nav while I'm in the car. That's not insane at all...
     
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    That's actually not a bad idea, the OG can be a great navigation system.
     
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    Okay so, I sacrificed a 3.5 millimeter male to male adapter to see if I could get the 3 prongs to read music or do something. Nothing happened doesn't have to be activated? I'll keep messing with it, but so far nothings happening

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    I ordered this:

    Fommy Samsung Car Mount: have no idea how it will work but because I travel nearly 4000 miles per month for work, this convenience is important to me. Especially with the USB and Audio being on the bottom and next to each other. So far it's the ONLY thing I miss about the Droid X.
     
    #24 Sal Khan, Dec 17, 2011
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