New Car Home in the Market

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    Just noticed that Car Home is now in the Market. Version number is 2.2.1. Not in my car so I havent been able to see what, if anything, is new in this release.

    It is cool to see google releasing all their apps into the market, rather than waiting until the next major android release to send out updates.

    Cheers
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    Car Home Not Showing up in Apps

    So I downloaded this app from the market but it isn't showing up in my apps so I can place it on my home screen. Any ideas? It does show up in activities but nothing downloads from there that I can find...thanks.
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    You have to place your phone in the car mount. Or use magnets to trick it into thinking its in the car mount. It works kind of like the media dock. When its docked, it recognizes it and the app autolaunches.

    Its basically a homescreen that is more driver friendly. It has large buttons for apps used frequently in the car (navigation, bluetooth, etc)
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    For the X, you will either need a car dock with a properly located magnet, or one of the apps that emulates dock mode (I was going to recommend "Dock Simulator", but it apparently has not been updated for Froyo because it is not showing up in the market, and is force closing on my X). The first time you put it in the dock or run the dock emulator app you will get a pop-up asking if you want to run Car Home or Car Dock (the installed default).

    Alan
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    Car Home App

    Thanks! I have a generic car mount but it does not start the app of course. I just ordered the real thing so will be eager to test it out once it arrives!
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    Tried installing this yesterday...kept getting a "package not signed correctly" error.

    I'm running sapphire 1.1.1. Any thoughts?

    Sent from my Sapphire'd Droid using Tapatalk
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    Thread Moved to Droid Applications...please post in the correct forum/sub forum
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    What do you search for? I searched for car home and its a bunch of 3rd party apps
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    Yeah I have a droid x and its not showing up
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    Google has pulled it from the Market currently.
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    Showing up for me right now. Just installed it. (Droid 1)
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    Looks like they just put it back up. Was up earlier, pulled and now showing again...
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    you can finally move apps around and add new shortcuts!!! 4 screens total!

    too late now though, i just got car home v2 working great for me.
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    I just removed ALL apps from my homescreen minus this one. And I'm happy. Hey!
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    It won't install on mine. Keep getting "installation unsuccessful" message. Running SS 4.8 on my Droid 1.
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    You need to uninstall the original app first, then reboot. Download from market as usual. I use root explorer but astro should work as well.

    Forgot that you can also use terminal emulator.
    su
    sysrw
    rm /sysyem/app/carhomelauncher.apk
    reboot
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2010
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    Thats the answer I needed, what was the original's filename. Thanks :D :icon_ banana:
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    Thanks, it worked!
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    I just installed it about an hour ago from the market. If google pulled it, then they must have put it back on the market. By any chance, would someone have an idea as to about where the magnet needs to be to trick the phone into driving mode? Why cant they just make the app allow for horizontal rotation when they right the code for the app for people that use universal phone mounts?
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    What are you searching under? I cant find it.