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Am beginning my project to install a 2012 N7, 32 gig, wifi only, in my 2006 Scion xB double DIN as a replacement for the stock head unit. I am keeping the stock speakers for now. I am adding an external amp.

I've done head unit swaps over the years so I know how to open up the dash, remove the existing unit, and how to wire up a regular head unit.

Here's question #1. I am going to use Timur's kernel (using USB ROM for Nexus 7) so that I can use a USB hub and the OTG cable. The OTG cable micro USB will plug into the N7 micro USB port, but the other end of the OTG cable has two plugs. One is a regular USB (female), which I will need to gender change so I can plug into my powered USB hub. The third plug is a micro USB female. Is that third plug needed to bring power or data back to the N7? And if so, what does it get plugged in to?

To power the hub I plan to use a buck converter connected to a dedicated 12v line. The converter will step the voltage down to 5v 3a to power the USB hub. The only thing coming off the hub will be the N7 and a USB 3.0 thumbdrive that will hold my music library.

The second q concerns heat. I'm in S Texas. Has anyone experimented with leaving the back of the N7 off and adding a heat sink to the battery, or adding some sort of insulation, or diverting AC air from the existing ductwork (for when the car and AC are on)? Just looking for ideas.

Thanks in advance for any and all help.
 
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Am beginning my project to install a 2012 N7, 32 gig, wifi only, in my 2006 Scion xB double DIN as a replacement for the stock head unit. I am keeping the stock speakers for now. I am adding an external amp.

I've done head unit swaps over the years so I know how to open up the dash, remove the existing unit, and how to wire up a regular head unit.

Here's question #1. I am going to use Timur's kernel (using USB ROM for Nexus 7) so that I can use a USB hub and the OTG cable. The OTG cable micro USB will plug into the N7 micro USB port, but the other end of the OTG cable has two plugs. One is a regular USB (female), which I will need to gender change so I can plug into my powered USB hub. The third plug is a micro USB female. Is that third plug needed to bring power or data back to the N7? And if so, what does it get plugged in to?

To power the hub I plan to use a buck converter connected to a dedicated 12v line. The converter will step the voltage down to 5v 3a to power the USB hub. The only thing coming off the hub will be the N7 and a USB 3.0 thumbdrive that will hold my music library.

The second q concerns heat. I'm in S Texas. Has anyone experimented with leaving the back of the N7 off and adding a heat sink to the battery, or adding some sort of insulation, or diverting AC air from the existing ductwork (for when the car and AC are on)? Just looking for ideas.

Thanks in advance for any and all help.
Timurs kernel is old. Use kangaroo rom or any 4.4.2 rom and kangaroo or oxydo kernel in the kangaroo thread there is a power manager app that will allow the tablet to fast charge and turn on and off with ignition. If your worried about heat buy a 12 volt fan and power it up with 12 volt from car. The micro usb female is for power use the cable that came with the n7 Power it with a 2amp or more 5v power car charger(i bought a samsung branded) works great. You dont need a hub if your only gonna power a flash drive. Micro male to tablet, full size female to flash drive ,micro female to nexus charging cable to usb car charger plug.
 
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The GPS WiFi Bluetooth and NFC antennas are all on the back cover so none of them will work without it. So that means no sat nav or internet. I wouldn't worry about cooling it the tablet is meant to function with the back on in a variety of conditions. If you want you could cut a hole in the back there is a copper sheet that is the Nexus's heat sync. Maybe hook up a CPU or graphics card heat sync out a desktop. Or even just stick it to the plastic back its bound to do something.

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