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Old 02-01-2014, 09:05 PM   #176
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Timurs usb rom will add volume, pause, and track up buttons right next to the stock buttons on the bottom
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Old 02-16-2014, 04:26 AM   #177
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I love the build. I am thinking of using both the parrot and the Sony MEX-GS600BT. The Sony will be connected via bluetooth to the Nexus and the Nexus will control the Sony radio. The Sony will also be wire connected to the Parrot. The Parrot will handle the hands free phone calls.
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Old 02-23-2014, 12:18 AM   #178
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I love the build. I am thinking of using both the parrot and the Sony MEX-GS600BT. The Sony will be connected via bluetooth to the Nexus and the Nexus will control the Sony radio. The Sony will also be wire connected to the Parrot. The Parrot will handle the hands free phone calls.
Why a parrot and bluetooth radio? Parrot can play bt audio and it has an aux input
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:34 PM   #179
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-How do you get the signal for using navigation on the tablet? do you transmit wifi off your cell phone?

-Also, do you retain the functionality of all the buttons on your steering wheel?

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Old 02-24-2014, 07:55 PM   #180
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-How do you get the signal for using navigation on the tablet? do you transmit wifi off your cell phone?

-Also, do you retain the functionality of all the buttons on your steering wheel?

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Google Joycon. Also, view this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2113259

There is an awful lot to consider when thinking about installing a Nexus 7 in your dash - the least of which is making it fit and look good. You'll need a special kernel that handles power on/off; a custom launcher; programming tasker; hooking up a backup cam if applicable; mandatory use of a power amplifier; selection of DAC or analog output; etc., etc.

Most of this makes considering a Parrot Asteroid or Chinese Android in-dash very appealing. Though, there are complications involved when going down this path too.
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:59 PM   #181
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-How do you get the signal for using navigation on the tablet? do you transmit wifi off your cell phone?

-Also, do you retain the functionality of all the buttons on your steering wheel?

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In Google Maps, "ok maps" will cache the area on your screen, allowing maps w/out data. Or, there are other apps that will plug in cached data.

But yes, ideally you would either have data on the Nexus or WiFi tether to it, from your phone.

Use the factory radio and retain all steering wheel functionality w/out the need for steering wheel control adapters, etc.
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Old 02-25-2014, 01:28 PM   #182
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Google Joycon. Also, view this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2113259

There is an awful lot to consider when thinking about installing a Nexus 7 in your dash - the least of which is making it fit and look good. You'll need a special kernel that handles power on/off; a custom launcher; programming tasker; hooking up a backup cam if applicable; mandatory use of a power amplifier; selection of DAC or analog output; etc., etc.

Most of this makes considering a Parrot Asteroid or Chinese Android in-dash very appealing. Though, there are complications involved when going down this path too.
Not so much.

The installation I've been doing with a Nexus 7 has been very painless. I'm using a stock (not-rooted) Nexus 7 with Macro Droid as my rules-based controller.

When I get in and turn on the car, the tablet turns on, enables GPS and WiFi, looks for my phone, and links the phone dialing/controlling to my phone. When I turn it off, my tablet disables all functions and can sit that way without a charge for weeks without fully draining (speculating since I've not had to do that).

The fitment wasn't that hard. In fact, using the stock head unit brackets and a couple pieces of aluminum bracket from lowes ($2.49) and a cheap hard-shell case, the tablet easily mounts in place.

In all, I've spent maybe 4 hours on the install including configuring apps and running wires. I got rid of the factory head unit since it pretty much sucks and put in a 5 channel Alpine amp that controls the door speakers and a sub.

The *only* things I'm missing are - steering wheel controls (not important to me - but easily added back if I want them) and back-up camera (numerous solutions available, but again, not that important to me). If I want either of those two functions, there are numerous options available and they can be added anytime I wish.

However, with the installation I have, I have:
1 - All FM, streaming, satellite, etc. that I could want
2 - A choice of mapping applications (Google Maps for detailed street view and doing my own routing; Waze for nav and general traffic alerts, TomTom for cached mapping)
3 - Engine diagnostics and reporting (OBD2)
4 - A non-restricted UI
5 - Real time widgets for weather, traffic, or anything else
6 - Complete control over my phone's functionality from in the dash (using tablet talk)

And it sounds friggin sweet.

Sure, the Parrot system is an easier direct integration, but you lose all of the customizability and get an underpowered tablet that is by all accounts, buggy.
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Old 02-25-2014, 02:39 PM   #183
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Not so much...

Sure, the Parrot system is an easier direct integration, but you lose all of the customizability and get an underpowered tablet that is by all accounts, buggy.
I'm in the same boat trying to decide what to do. The Parrot can be rooted and the Google Play framework can easily be installed. The problem with the Parrot is that it's running a very old version of Android and I fear that a hardware update to the unit is imminent.

There are also a lot of success stories with the generic "AN-21" Chinese in-dash units but the only support for them is user-based (on XDA).

Personally, I think using the stock radio with a Nexus 7 mounted in front of it is a hack. I applaud you for your efforts and hope to have something with similar functionality in my own vehicle soon.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:14 PM   #184
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Does your car have amp? Im trying to do this on a civic, and ive fot the parrot and the quick connect but haven't been able to get it to work unless the quick connect os in the radio.
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Old 04-11-2014, 09:23 AM   #185
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Old 04-11-2014, 11:02 AM   #186
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I have a Nexus 7 rooted with Timur's rom preloaded. $125 shipped if anyone is interested.
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:40 AM   #187
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Nexus 7 procured. And it begins...
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Old 04-22-2014, 10:37 AM   #188
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Nexus 7 procured. And it begins...
I got one too last week. Waiting to pick up a single din headunit and some cables and we are good to go!
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Old 04-22-2014, 10:46 AM   #189
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I got one too last week. Waiting to pick up a single din headunit and some cables and we are good to go!
nice! let me know what you end up using. i havent started looking into that stuff really, just got the Nexus thinking it will force me to keep going.
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Old 09-09-2014, 02:10 PM   #190
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Not so much.

The installation I've been doing with a Nexus 7 has been very painless. I'm using a stock (not-rooted) Nexus 7 with Macro Droid as my rules-based controller.

When I get in and turn on the car, the tablet turns on, enables GPS and WiFi, looks for my phone, and links the phone dialing/controlling to my phone. When I turn it off, my tablet disables all functions and can sit that way without a charge for weeks without fully draining (speculating since I've not had to do that).

The fitment wasn't that hard. In fact, using the stock head unit brackets and a couple pieces of aluminum bracket from lowes ($2.49) and a cheap hard-shell case, the tablet easily mounts in place.

In all, I've spent maybe 4 hours on the install including configuring apps and running wires. I got rid of the factory head unit since it pretty much sucks and put in a 5 channel Alpine amp that controls the door speakers and a sub.

The *only* things I'm missing are - steering wheel controls (not important to me - but easily added back if I want them) and back-up camera (numerous solutions available, but again, not that important to me). If I want either of those two functions, there are numerous options available and they can be added anytime I wish.

However, with the installation I have, I have:
1 - All FM, streaming, satellite, etc. that I could want
2 - A choice of mapping applications (Google Maps for detailed street view and doing my own routing; Waze for nav and general traffic alerts, TomTom for cached mapping)
3 - Engine diagnostics and reporting (OBD2)
4 - A non-restricted UI
5 - Real time widgets for weather, traffic, or anything else
6 - Complete control over my phone's functionality from in the dash (using tablet talk)

And it sounds friggin sweet.
that does sound friggin sweet. do you have a build thread? if not can you make one? (and post a link?)
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Old 12-03-2014, 08:37 AM   #191
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What about using the tablet as a Bluetooth wireless headset for phone calls? You wouldn't need a parot then.
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:56 AM   #192
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OMGHi2U 2012 subie fxt tablet instal plan

i am actually doing this with a lg gtab 7.0 att 4g so i am taking notes lol
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Old 12-25-2014, 11:45 PM   #193
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Blue box is the Parrot unit mounted in the stock sat radio position.
Any idea where to get that bracket? I have only seen it as part of the oem sat radio kit, but I only want the bracket and not the sat radio.
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Old 12-27-2014, 03:31 AM   #194
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6 - Complete control over my phone's functionality from in the dash (using tablet talk)
hey the tablet talk it says it's only for bluetooth headset from the tablet

are you going to use a bluetooth interface to get the sound to the speakers??
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Old 01-05-2015, 05:39 AM   #195
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started mine with my lg gpad lte v400
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Old 01-05-2015, 08:15 AM   #196
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I've completed my Nexus 7 2013 LTE for my 2006 Impreza Sport. Here's a video and let me know if you have any questions about it.
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Old 01-09-2015, 10:38 PM   #197
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Ok have any of you used the unika interface for the parrot??? Or how are you connecting to the swc??
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Old 01-10-2015, 03:09 PM   #198
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Looks great!
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Old 01-11-2015, 06:20 AM   #199
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For those of you asking about navigation, yes there are "free" ways of doing it.

What makes the Nexus 7 different from most Android-based phones is that it has standalone GPS. What this means is you can use navigation without a cell signal.

I've installed "Co-Pilot GPS" on mine and use it occasionally. The free version gives you a good taste (30 days I think) of how it works. I find it worked great, but never really had a need for the full version. I believe it's around $30 last time I checked, and it loads the map into the device itself. Works great IMHO.

I'm not aware of any other tablets with standalone GPS units but feel free to add any models that you're aware of.
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Old 01-11-2015, 10:17 PM   #200
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Hey question for the guys that have done this. The right angle micro usb cables your using, are they charging at full power? Will they charge the tablet at the same time as using GPS?

My setup is about 75% finished. Everything is installed, only thing left is installing the amp, getting the JDM trim panel, and fixing the charging.

I'm using a 2.4A car charger, and it won't charge using GPS. It is the right angle micro usb I'm using because if I leave the trim off and use the cable that came with the nexus it will charge fine.

How it looks right now with the standard USDM trim:
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