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Adding a Magnet to car/desk dock to enable modes?

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By elijahblake, Senior Member on 17th December 2010, 08:55 PM
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Our phones have a magnetic sensor and I'm assuming that's how Samsung's docks automatically pull up the car/desk dock apps. So does anyone know what type of magnets (if this is how it works) and where they would need to be placed if you wanted to either mod a 3rd party dock or make your own?
18th December 2010, 07:53 AM |#2  
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Just do what i did with my old droid. I used the magnet.out of a phone holster, i ran it over the back till it activated, i marked the spot and made a cradle. The opposite side of the magnet should activate the.other mode......,, ie positive turned on car dock, negative turned on desk clock.
18th December 2010, 08:40 AM |#3  
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Originally Posted by justin94

Just do what i did with my old droid. I used the magnet.out of a phone holster, i ran it over the back till it activated, i marked the spot and made a cradle. The opposite side of the magnet should activate the.other mode......,, ie positive turned on car dock, negative turned on desk clock.

Guessing I need to use a weak one ha



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18th December 2010, 06:49 PM |#4  
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I tried it this morning and i couldn't find that sweet spot for the magnet to activate
18th December 2010, 10:21 PM |#5  
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I tried it this morning and i couldn't find that sweet spot for the magnet to activate

hmm, maybe it's more to it than that on the galaxy?

Did you have your phone plugged in when you tried? That could be a condition..
18th December 2010, 10:42 PM |#6  
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There does not appear to be a magnet in the car dock, it seems the dock screen activation is linked to the micro usb connector on the dock. I checked the entire car dock with a paperclip and found no magnet. When you install the phone into the dock it will only activate the dock screen when you slide the top piece into the micro usb connector..
19th December 2010, 04:42 AM |#7  
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There does not appear to be a magnet in the car dock, it seems the dock screen activation is linked to the micro usb connector on the dock. I checked the entire car dock with a paperclip and found no magnet. When you install the phone into the dock it will only activate the dock screen when you slide the top piece into the micro usb connector..

Damn samsung, why you wanna do that? I would have loved to buy both docks if they allowed the phone to be in a case

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19th December 2010, 09:26 PM |#8  
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Yeah, I just ordered a dock for the express purpose of opening it up and analyzing the special usb connection. I need to make a custom dock/cable for mounting in the dash of my car.
19th December 2010, 10:42 PM |#9  
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Yeah, I just ordered a dock for the express purpose of opening it up and analyzing the special usb connection. I need to make a custom dock/cable for mounting in the dash of my car.

cool... please post your findings..
21st December 2010, 03:09 AM |#10  
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cool... please post your findings..

Will do, but right now I can say this thing's not going to be easy to get into without tearing it up.
21st December 2010, 04:50 AM |#11  
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Will do, but right now I can say this thing's not going to be easy to get into without tearing it up.

I believe ya on that... I had the desk dock for a day or two, but took it back since I couldn't keep my case on it... I didn't really inspect it too much for screws though.
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