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    Default have we lost driving mode in jellybean?

    i noticed the pull-down toggle for driving mode has been replaced by "blocking mode".
    i cant even find driving mode in settings, can anyone direct me?
    ta

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    Default Re: have we lost driving mode in jellybean?

    I found this:
    Apparently it's turned off in the kernel. You can get it back with a custom kernel, but of course that requires root, and a willingness to change a core part of the OS.
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    Default Re: have we lost driving mode in jellybean?

    Quote Originally Posted by spacetug View Post
    I found this:
    Apparently it's turned off in the kernel. You can get it back with a custom kernel, but of course that requires root, and a willingness to change a core part of the OS.
    thats pretty crazy lol. i dont drive but thats a prety essential feature... theres 3rd party apps and the "blocking" feature is excelent but why replace driving mode with it??
    crazyness....

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    Default Re: have we lost driving mode in jellybean?

    I just wish my carrier, AT&T, in the US, would release JB so I could provide feedback.

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    Default Re: have we lost driving mode in jellybean?

    That explains a lot, I've been looking for driving mode for ages!
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    Default Re: have we lost driving mode in jellybean?

    Quote Originally Posted by damo View Post
    That explains a lot, I've been looking for driving mode for ages!
    where bouts u stay m8?

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    Glasgow mate :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by damo View Post
    Glasgow mate :-)

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    lmao aye a seen that in yer profile brer where bouts?
    hink theres 3 of us here now

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    Southside mate, nr Langside
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    Default Re: have we lost driving mode in jellybean?

    got u mate. a grew up in neilston at the end of that railwayline at the college.
    stay in paisley now.
    its refreshin meetin sumdy fae glesga thats a android geek on a US site lol

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    Default Re: have we lost driving mode in jellybean?

    Because the S3 is all about nature and being inspired by nature. So they don't support driving cars that harm the environment and nature.
    First guess in my head at 7 in the morning....
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    Default Re: have we lost driving mode in jellybean?

    Quote Originally Posted by lbkiml View Post
    Because the S3 is all about nature and being inspired by nature. So they don't support driving cars that harm the environment and nature.
    First guess in my head at 7 in the morning....
    lol they just support us crashing them

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    Default Re: have we lost driving mode in jellybean?

    guys...driving mode isn't lost, it was moved and hidden deep in settings,,,
    go to settings> language input> txt to speech> drive mode.....there it is in default "off" mode...just turn on.,,)
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    Default Re: have we lost driving mode in jellybean?

    That's the # 1 thing I like about this great Android Central Forum. Whilst briefly scanning & reading you can learn something new everyday!
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    Default Re: have we lost driving mode in jellybean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Profidd View Post
    guys...driving mode isn't lost, it was moved and hidden deep in settings,,,
    go to settings> language input> txt to speech> drive mode.....there it is in default "off" mode...just turn on.,,)
    i think you can turn it on with S Voice as well
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    Default Re: have we lost driving mode in jellybean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Profidd View Post
    guys...driving mode isn't lost, it was moved and hidden deep in settings,,,
    go to settings> language input> txt to speech> drive mode.....there it is in default "off" mode...just turn on.,,)
    excelent. all we need is a widget
    well done man

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    Default Re: have we lost driving mode in jellybean?

    Ahhh superb! I liked the driving mode. I have now just turned it on. nice one
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    Default Re: have we lost driving mode in jellybean?

    I was checking out the ibolt car dock yesterday on amazon and someone has put that the item is as much use as tits on a fish (my phrasing because his was hideous) because driving mode is no longer there. I almost feel like going on and correcting his statement for the good of mankind in general. In all fairness, one guy has gone on and half corrected it.

    However recently I have found at work that no matter how much you try to correct stupid, another will come along. The war on stupid is over for me, I shall be coming on this forum regularly to improve my understanding (I know i dont know it all!) and helping out with people who come out with statements like.. "hey, this has stopped working any idea why?" (person with the widget problem in JB with nova, I tested it on my phone and I can create them) but the people who say... "omg they removed this and its now totally broken with no eta for fix".. basically baseless statements with no ground in fact can wallow in their self pity and go find another phone / forum etc...

    I wish the people with patience of saints well in the war against stupid.
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    Default Re: have we lost driving mode in jellybean?

    Go to setting>language and input>text-to-speech output
    There you can find the driving mode..
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    Default Re: have we lost driving mode in jellybean?

    That's NOT the solution -- at least, according to folks who have upgraded to JB and discovered that their car docks no longer work.

    All that does is convert text to speech -- and in my S3, which I use with a iBolt car dock, I have that disabled. So, it has nothing to do with the phone working in a car dock -- which is what folks have been complaining about.
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    Default Re: have we lost driving mode in jellybean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Profidd View Post
    guys...driving mode isn't lost, it was moved and hidden deep in settings,,,
    go to settings> language input> txt to speech> drive mode.....there it is in default "off" mode...just turn on.,,)
    I never understood Driving Mode even pre-JB days but I guess it must have some use. I just turned it on, let's see what good it does...
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    Default Re: have we lost driving mode in jellybean?

    That must be just for international users mine is in tha shortcut bar have we lost driving mode in jellybean?-uploadfromtaptalk1355749170009.jpg

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    Default Re: have we lost driving mode in jellybean?

    Drive mode was present in notifications bar on my S3 with ICS4.0.3....however it moved to Lang & Input when I upgraded to JB 4.1.1
    but you're correct about the car dock feature being lost...my S3 no longer works with my (infuse 4G) car dock (as it did before) after installing JB4.1.1
    Hoping JB4.1.2 or 4.2 corrects this oversight........(
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    Default Re: have we lost driving mode in jellybean?

    Driving mode is really useful while driving. One of the usage that I have observed is when you are connected to exchange server you will be notified over voice the received email. - Santosh
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    Default Re: have we lost driving mode in jellybean?

    Since they moved it they should have changed the name or deleted it cause if you turn it on, it is ON...that means until you go way back into the settings to turn it off, the phone will announce everything you do and/or messages you receive....This is the exact functions of Accessibility settings for blind and/or death. In Fact that is how you get to Driving Mode under Accessibility then Vision select Text-to-speech output,,, General settings
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