EDIT AS OF 5/4/2013: THIS FEATURE IS NO LONGER WORKING ON NORTH AMERICAN 4.2.2 AOSP PHONES
EDIT AS OF 11/15/2012: THIS FEATURE IS NOW WORKING ON ALL NORTH AMERICAN MODELS. THANK YOU CYANOGENMOD TEAM!!!!
****Please make your bounty donations to the CyanogenMOD team. You'll find the donate button at the bottom of their website:
[BOUNTY] Enable USB Dock Audio out with Call Routing for CM10/AOKP - Currently $711.00
If you want to put money into the pot, just let me know and I'll add your name/amount to this thread. You hold onto your money until it's time to donate to the dev(s).
Why we want this:
--Car Stereo buffs like to dock our phones and use the better sounding USB audio out to our car stereos.
--Home sound buffs would like to be able to do the same.
FACT #1: When working properly, the USB audio sounds WAY better/cleaner than Bluetooth.
FACT #2: CyanogenMod/AOKP may never get the APT-X codec for HD quality bluetooth. And Bluetooth is occasionally flakey anyways (for different users).
What is needed is for a Dev to enable audio output to external speakers when docked. And for the call audio to be re-directed to external also. And for the call audio ringing to be able to start at low volume and ramp up from there, so it doesn't blast anyone's ears out.
One Dev who has already accomplished part of what we want (but for a different phone):
I was contacted recently by the iBolt car dock engineers. This is something they would like to get going also. So if you're a dev and want to tap into their resources, I can give you their contact info. Just to clarify, they did not request that I put up this thread. This is all my own doing.
I use the iBolt Dock:
And I use Car Home Ultra which works fantastic as a dock app:
If you don't care about USB audio out when docked, then please don't post in this thread. I'd like to keep it clean for just the folks who care about USB audio.
CURRENT BOUNTY CONTRIBUTORS:
- Anonymous audio lover = $500
- CZ Eddie = $50 ---PAID
- atmospher1c = $25
- MethodX = $20
- luckychef28 = $15
- junglizste = $15 ---PAID
- crash822 = $10 --PAID
- Raul77 = $10
- shanghei = $10
- mRahmani = $10
- noy-z = $10 --PAID
- fish3191 = $10 --PAID
- BlackDino = $10
- baublitz = $5
- wes008 = $5 --PAID
- aaronshaw = $5
- Quasimodem = $1
First screenshot attached = AOKP and CyanogenMOD ROM that doesn't have the audio output when docked option. Or the option is greyed out.
Second screenshot attached = Stock ROM that DOES have this option.