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      10-05-2012 10:10 AM #36
      What did you get banned for?

    2. 10-05-2012 11:30 AM #37
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      What did you get banned for?
      Trolling :p

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      10-05-2012 05:03 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by bots4444 View Post
      I went with this tablet because I already have the Samsung Galaxy SII phone with unlimited data....so it will make it as seamless as possible.....in theory. Ill just tether my phone to the tablet for internet.
      That's a good idea. I'm curious to see this come together.
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      10-05-2012 05:17 PM #39
      That would be sick for car trips, plug the phone into the cig lighter so it doesn't die, and run the tablet on the Internet for the whole drive watching Netflix and such


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    5. 10-05-2012 05:41 PM #40
      I gotta ask as far as size is that pretty comparable to double din or will ounting that be a bit different

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      10-05-2012 09:05 PM #41
      It is actually the exact size of a double din. I was afraid there would be some fabrication that needed to be done but there is none. It fits perfect and there will be no fabrication needed beside the plastic welding it into the front face plate

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      10-05-2012 09:15 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by bots4444 View Post
      Well us "IT people" always need some project to work on. If this works, its gonna be sick!
      IT people here, I can confirm he is correct. ;-) we always need something to break and then fix.

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    8. 10-05-2012 10:29 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by myterribear View Post
      IT people here, I can confirm he is correct. ;-) we always need something to break and then fix.

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      Sad but true lol

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      10-06-2012 11:57 AM #44
      I like where you're going with this, but one question from a practicality standpoint: how do you plan on power cycling the tablet when necessary? I assume you're going to have to pull the dash

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      10-06-2012 12:05 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by themortalwombat View Post
      I like where you're going with this, but one question from a practicality standpoint: how do you plan on power cycling the tablet when necessary? I assume you're going to have to pull the dash
      This was one of my questions as well. That and easy access to volume control.

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      10-06-2012 11:40 PM #46
      The volume control of the tablet will be controlled by the headunit in the arm rest. I was thinking of porting the volume control of the headunit to one of the dead buttons where the esp button is....depending on if its a pain in the ass to adjust from the arm rest. For power cycling im going to use the app called Tasker. I will program it so that when the tablet senses voltage going to the tablet (aka the car turning on) it will wake the tablet and begin charging via the usb connection. When the car is shut off the tablet will sense no more voltage and will put that tablet into standby. Does that make sense?

    12. 10-07-2012 10:38 AM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by bots4444 View Post
      The volume control of the tablet will be controlled by the headunit in the arm rest. I was thinking of porting the volume control of the headunit to one of the dead buttons where the esp button is....depending on if its a pain in the ass to adjust from the arm rest. For power cycling im going to use the app called Tasker. I will program it so that when the tablet senses voltage going to the tablet (aka the car turning on) it will wake the tablet and begin charging via the usb connection. When the car is shut off the tablet will sense no more voltage and will put that tablet into standby. Does that make sense?
      I think we are talking more about actual power cycling turning the tab on or off or rebooting if needed

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      10-07-2012 01:47 PM #48
      Im going to port the power button as well to one of the dead buttons

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      10-07-2012 11:19 PM #49
      I actually thought about doing this with a playbook but don't have the know how.. Looks good hope everything works out

    15. 10-08-2012 03:49 PM #50
      My buddy was going to put an HTC Flyer tablet in his Lincoln LS. I don't know if he ever finished it though. Anxious to see the final results! Gonna look clean. Also, if you have a Samsung Android phone, check out FoxFi. If you don't want to root your phone, it's a free hotspot app. I've had it for a couple months now and at&t hasn't said anything yet. I recommend it or as others have mentioned, xda has a ton of info.

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      10-08-2012 05:27 PM #51
      Not to seem too much like a blackberry fanboi, but if you have a BB phone you can use the Bluetooth "bridge" to access the 4g network with the Playbook without any additional fees for tethering. It does use your data just as if you were using the phone, though. AT&T disables this feature (not the entire bridge, just the ability to access the 4G network through it), but there's a very well known site that has a workaround download that gets around the block. The latest playbook OS automatically uses wifi to stream data if you're bridged and you connect to a network, while the bluetooth connection maintains the connection with the phone.

      I realize the OP already has the Samsung hardware, but perhaps someone else might try this with a Playbook. The 16G is being discontinued, so they're going pretty cheap. Even the 64G can be had for about $250. I would guess that someone could use the HDMI output for HD rear seat video output?
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      10-08-2012 09:23 PM #52
      I so want to do this as well, was thinking the playbook just cuz they are so cheap, and since it is just playing music and the basics, should be ok.

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    18. 10-08-2012 10:13 PM #53
      I was considering using a Nexus 7, but I'm not sure what software to use for a good UI.

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      10-09-2012 12:38 AM #54
      http://crackberry.com/check-out-cool...ember-mark-rpp aside from the car, the hinged access is a neat touch

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      10-09-2012 10:17 AM #55
      I saw that video a while back. You're right; the tablet install is great, but the rest of that car is, how should I say it, "over the top"?
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      10-09-2012 11:48 AM #56
      I really wont have any reason to remove the tablet. I don't use it for anything now as it is...and with having a hard drive connected to it, I will be able to remove that if I need to add anything. They only time I would have to undo the dash to take it out is when I have to power cycle it, which will be barely ever.

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      10-10-2012 02:24 PM #57
      Didn't see it mentioned. Where did you get the bezel? I was thinking of the same thing except using a 4-channel amp for power. I'd add a BT OBD2 fob for engine monitoring as well.
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      10-11-2012 10:37 AM #58
      I got the bezel from Crutchfield.com. Fits in there perfectly. Im watching a BT OBD2 fob on ebay right now too haha. That would be really cool to have

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      10-11-2012 12:46 PM #59
      Subd! Can't wait to see the final product

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      10-11-2012 12:56 PM #60
      me likey

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      10-11-2012 01:00 PM #61
      Right now im waiting on the low profile hard cover I ordered for it from ebay. Damn China takes forever to ship stuff. Hopefully I should get it in another 10 days, and can keep posting pics of the progress.

    27. 10-11-2012 09:19 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by bots4444 View Post
      I got the bezel from Crutchfield.com. Fits in there perfectly. Im watching a BT OBD2 fob on ebay right now too haha. That would be really cool to have
      That + torque app + free widget pack for said app = a very nice homescreen :p

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      10-12-2012 04:26 PM #63
      Already bought Torque and Tasker for the tablet, so im ready to go!

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      10-25-2012 01:39 PM #64
      Ok guys here is a quick, small update on what is going on with this install. The slim case finally came in from China (that only took a month). I decided to go without the dock, it made the tablet not sit flush in the face plate. Instead im going to notch out small holes in the sides of the frame for the power chord and the 3.5mm jack to come out. Tonight I will be attaching the tablet to the face plate in a semi permanent fashion with Plasti-Weld. I will post pictures of that tonight. Oh and one more thing....just a little sneak peak of some software hacking I did while waiting for the case to come. Enjoy!






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      10-25-2012 02:04 PM #65
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    31. 10-25-2012 03:58 PM #66
      Did somebody root lmao grabbed sixaxis app off play store and a nice super nes emulator

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      10-25-2012 04:08 PM #67
      Hahah how could you tell!?!?

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      10-25-2012 04:23 PM #68


      Keep it up. Anxious to see the final product.

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      10-25-2012 06:23 PM #69
      thats so sick... good looks on staying away from the ipad

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