Docking Station New Screen

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    When you put your phone running 2.1 into the dock what do you see? I am not sure if mine updated correctly.

    I still get the lights staying on all night and nothing else has changed from the APK I was running before.

    What does yours look like?
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    Well I looked at my backup APK's and I'm definitely running the 2.1 advanced version of the Clock that runs when your in docking mode - except that it's the version that was pulled off the nexus I think.

    I uninstalled it and was back to old and ugly.

    Is there a different one that was installed with the update that I missed out on?

    Please post a pic.
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    The light is supposed to stay on all night.
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    I'm curious as to what the new look is and if what I'm using is the old look.

    I can press mine and dim it very well, then it goes to a green clock that moves around.

    Is that how it still works or is there a newer version?
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    That is the newest version.
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    Cool thanks. Because when I uninstall it, it's back to the ugly version. I guess I should have removed some APK's before the update.
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    The only real difference I noticed in the new Dock mode is the brightness toggle and the home button were swapped.
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    i dont know why you guys dont like the old dock. i think its much better looking than the new one
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    The screen dimmer on the new dock app actually dims the backlight, instead of just making the background image darker. It works a lot better than the old one. Once 2.1 is rooted, you can download the LED's hack to have your LED's turn off automatically once the phone is docked.
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    The new dock is 100 times better looking than the ugly old one... looks like it has etched glass at the bottom - dims screen better etc...
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    I can't find a link to the APK for it, if someone has it please post.
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    Running stock 2.1 (not rooted) can we use the alternate dock? If so, have they fixed the issue with the temperature so it shows in Fahrenheit?

    Does it link to the right gallery and music app?
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    Yup and I like it a whole lot better.
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    My Droid's led's stay on all night on the dock so can't leave it on! Do you or anyone know where the led hack is? I've searched the forums and only get the led hack for the battery notifications.

    edit: found the app, it works.
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2010
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    I didn't even notice it was new. haha.
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    What is the point of keeping the button lights on constantly? If it is true that they are supposed to be on, why is it that if you dock your phone while it is turned off, it powers on and the button lights are off?
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    No.

    The stock 2.1 moved the home button to a large square on the lower right of the screen while in the dock. Otherwise it has the similar look to the 2.0.1. dock screen.

    The app that gives you the newer clock and a charge indicator next to the brightness control is the ported app from the nexus (it is the nexus clock/dock app), and it is that one that will give you a green clock that jumps around if you:

    a. long press the brightness control
    b. leave it alone long enough.

    It will stay lit while in the dock, you can turn it off by hitting the power switch.

    One bug with it is that it leaves the four control keys lit as well, hopefully that will get corrected.

    Dwagner, can you post a link to the hack?
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    Interesting, my button lights do turn off when it's docked. I don't have anything special running, just the 2.1 update manually installed.
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    This page has most of the 2.1 apps which were ported to 2.0.1 before 2.1 came out. Most are no longer needed since we have them or they don't work (like the 3D launcher), but the new Clock is there.

    Downloads | Droid Life: A Motorola Droid Blog
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    That hack that turns the 4 control keys off is in the market, called 'leds hack', for rooted phones of course, says to do a nanroid backup as its real buggy with some roms. I'm using DM and it worked great for me.
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