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    Default Nexus 7 In-Dash vehicle install, Nexus 5 Wireless Charging in car

    Hi all,

    I finished my Nexus 7 tablet car install and just wanted to show you guys the finished product. Not sure if this is the right place to post.
    I also mounted a Qi Charger for wireless charging by just dropping my phone in the Sunglass Holder area of the car.

    The way it works is, I turn on the car, Tablet turns on, connects to my Nexus 5 Hotspot and to my bluetooth adapter. I am able to control the volume through the steering wheel controls. When I turn off the car, Tablet turns off (thanks to the command, see below). This way it ensures the tablet battery is always Full.

    Here are some pics and instructions of my setup. Thanks!

    PARTS

    USB Car Charger
    Metra Double Din Kit
    Miccus Mini-Jax RX

    NEXUS 7 SETUP

    Root the tablet
    Install to be able to:
    - Power off tablet when not charging (tablet turns off when car is off)
    - Use command - fastboot oem off-mode-charge 0 - (tablet turns on when car is on)
    - Keep tablet awake
    - Enable Wifi, Bluetooth
    - Also created a custom Boot Animation when the tablet is powering on. You can see it in the video below.

    Install to remove things like the Dock and have more control of the interface of your tablet.

    NEXUS 5 SETUP

    All I did was install Tasker and set it up to turn on Mobile Hotspot whenever the phone is Wireless charging. That way I just drop it in the sunglass holder and I can start tethering to the tablet.

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    THATS ALL FOLKS! If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

    PS. Here is an older video of the setup. This is when I had the Head unit mounted under the driver seat which I did not like. I removed the faceplate off the Head Unit and was able to move the head unit in back of the tablet. This turned out to be a much cleaner install this way.

    Last edited by Nick8539; 02-21-2014 at 08:00 PM.
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    That's pretty awesome. Great ingenuity.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using AC Forums mobile app
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    Default Re: Nexus 7 In-Dash vehicle install, Nexus 5 Wireless Charging in car

    Thanks. I shot a new video just showing some of the apps.

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    i just started using my nexus 7 as my navi in my car as well but you took it to another level! great job man.

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