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Tonight Google released Car Home as an independent app in the market. It has a ton of improvements like assignable buttons and drag and drop icons. I can't get it to download with Cyanogen(Koush) nightly 09302010 but I know I can through ADB.
Let me know if you can get it to install through the market.
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If u have root explorer just delete car home then install from market
 
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I was able to get it to install from the market on Skyraider Vanilla 3.0 RC3. Works well except for the fact that you cannot assign shortcuts to the customisable buttons (e.g. direct dial shortcuts), only app and navigation shortcuts. Seems like a peculiar oversight.

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Anyone post the apk?
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Anyone post the apk?
Why? Its a free app.
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Why? Its a free app.
I wouldn't ask you to post a paid app
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I got Car Dock to install from the market after deleting the old car home apk but I cannot see an icon in my apps listing. I checked under Applications-Manage Apps and it is there. Any ideas?
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EDIT: Nevermind. AppBrain allowed me to download it. To those who can't get it from the official Market, use AppBrain.
 
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CyanogenMod CarHome Instructions

Car home contains two components, the activity (this is the app we're updating) and the launcher. The activity contains the guts of the program, but the Launcher allows it to show up in the app drawer.

If you're using CM6, you have CarHomeLauncher.apk already in system/app and just need to install the com.google.android.carhome-1.apk file. If you are not using CM6, then you may need to install both the Launcher and the carhome apk if the carhome app doesn't show up in the app drawer.


adb remount
adb shell
mv /system/app/CarHomeGoogle.apk CarHomeGoogle.apk.bak

install attached apks. Let me know if there's issues.

As an aside, both LauncherPro and ADW have the capabilities to create shortcuts for activities, bypassing the need of the Launcher, but it still will not show up in the drawer.
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File Type: apk com.google.android.carhome-1.apk - [Click for QR Code] (587.0 KB, 5713 views)
File Type: apk CarHomeLauncher.apk - [Click for QR Code] (14.7 KB, 6578 views)

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When I installed from the market it put com.google.android.carhome-1.apk in the /data/app folder, is this the correct location?

When I go to the app from appbrain it shows it as installed but the open button is grayed out.

Reading the app comments it looks like you can't launch it independently anymore but will launch when placed in the dock, I have yet to verify this.

Works, but has to be in the dock.
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