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Re: Looking for ROM/Kernel/modem recomendation - car dock
I do not think you can get it all. The feature in particular that I do not think has ever worked, is call audio through USB. I am a long time car dock user, and have flashed all variants... though now my new lease has BT audio support through the car system, so I can now ignore the USB audio issue. Because of that, my info may be out of date.
Originally Posted by DoctorWu
That said, you need to get the Galaxy dock redirector app by xcaliburinhand. Xcal also is responsible for the modifications to the kernel to support, so ideally, you want to use his kernel to guarantee best compatibility. He is probably your only hope for ever getting USB call audio support, so you may want to find his kernel thread in the Captivate dev thread and inquire, or post a bounty if you really want it . That was the process that got the dock working at all originally, since it did not work stock.
CM7 has most of your options filled, if you add in the redirector app. Also, he has i9000 2.3.4 support, which would open up any of the i9000 Gingerbread ports for the Captivate (Mosaic, Continuum, etc). The JK4 modem works well for any of those for decent quality, but you will lose the Audience chip support. This may or may not matter to you, if you or your callers cannot tell the difference, then it doesn't matter.
I have not followed Xcal's thread much lately, or anything else really (busy!), but the Captivate specific 2.3.3 loads that are out are what I would TRY to use (Cognition5, Atomic Fusion), etc. I do not know if Xcal has a kernel version for them yet, or if anyone else has ported his kernel changes to them yet... they may be too new to have the kernel support required to drive the redirector app. They do however fix the screen timeout issue with the 2.3.3 and the dock, so that is nice. And they also have audience chip support, though the modem selection is still pretty thin, and the battery life suffers a little. Not enough to not want this as option 1, if it works.
Lastly, a not-too-terrible option would be a solid 2.2 ROM with the redirector app and Xcal kernel. I was partial to Firefly on 2.2, and other than USB call audio, I think fills your list.
I am very pleased with the BT audio option built in to my Toyota. If the aftermarket options to add this feature to your vehicle (I have seen ones that plug in AUX, have 12volt connections, etc), but if those provide equal audio quality, it may be worth going that route to get rid of the USB audio issue altogether. I cannot detect any audio quality difference through the BT, which surprised me, and the phone itself is setup to WANT that type of connection. The audio apps listen via BT to skip tracks, etc. Just works. YMMV