03-27-2013 07:49 PM
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  1. kwyn's Avatar
    Just got my note2 yesterday. Been on ios since 2008. I keep trying to do ios things but I'm learning Android pretty quickly.

    Android has a learning curve, but im getting it and it's a pleasure. Lot's more options than I've been used to.

    Anyway, I had tons of questions, but googled, searched and narrowed them down to these.

    1. How do I get my note 2 to play through my car stereo (USB) like my iphone did (honda civic 2012 no bluetooth).? Specifically I want to use MOG and Pandora not so much mp3 files. When I plug it in, the car stereo doesn't even see it. I'd rather not use AUX if at all possible.

    2. I had apple care + in the past, so I never used a case. However, I want to know if there are good recommended cases you guys have in mind. I find my note 2 big and a little slick and I'm paranoid that I'll drop it.

    3. Pretty much on that same note, I have the ATT version and I'm wondering the best insurance options. Something that covers accidents that are my fault. I bought the phone from ATT over the phone.

    4. Right off the bat, what services/bloatware to get rid of?

    Thanks.

    EDIT: Also, I always Jailbroke for one reason or another. What benefits would I get by rooting?
    03-24-2013 09:51 AM
  2. jdub1981's Avatar
    Just got my note2 yesterday. Been on ios since 2008. I keep trying to do ios things but I'm learning Android pretty quickly.

    Android has a learning curve, but im getting it and it's a pleasure. Lot's more options than I've been used to.

    Anyway, I had tons of questions, but googled, searched and narrowed them down to these.

    1. How do I get my note 2 to play through my car stereo (USB) like my iphone did (honda civic 2012 no bluetooth).? Specifically I want to use MOG and Pandora not so much mp3 files. When I plug it in, the car stereo doesn't even see it. I'd rather not use AUX if at all possible.

    2. I had apple care + in the past, so I never used a case. However, I want to know if there are good recommended cases you guys have in mind. I find my note 2 big and a little slick and I'm paranoid that I'll drop it.

    3. Pretty much on that same note, I have the ATT version and I'm wondering the best insurance options. Something that covers accidents that are my fault. I bought the phone from ATT over the phone.

    4. Right off the bat, what services/bloatware to get rid of?

    Thanks.

    EDIT: Also, I always Jailbroke for one reason or another. What benefits would I get by rooting?
    1. You may not beable to with usb. Unfortunately not every car is compatible with android. My 1 year old pioneer dvdnav system for my car is not compatible with android. Bluetooth may be the only option or aux.

    2. The phone is very slick. Amazon is your best friend for cases. I myself use a seidio surface. Very little bulk to it and has been dropped a couple of time with no damage. Also comes with a metal magnetic kickstand. Works great with zero spen interference.

    3. I dont have insurance and have never broken any phone ive ever owned...knock on wood. So I cant help you here.

    4. Basically any app that says att you can force stop and disable. Though I would keep the myatt app if you want to easily pay your bill. All others must go. Thats my opinion on the matter.

    5. Rooting is similiar to jailbreaking but unlike jailbreaking you wont get an all in one place like cydia to get your apps. I use to jailbreak for apps like emulators and customization apps. Android supports these out of the box. Launchers can give you all the custonization you want. Check out coldfustions 3dui tutorial on youtube to get an idea of the things you can do with out root. For me I root to completely change the os. I use att cleanrom se 1.5. For a list of roms go to xda forums. Thats where the new roms are typically released.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 2
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    03-24-2013 10:56 AM
  3. kwyn's Avatar
    Great response. Thanks so much.
    Just wish there was a solution for the car. Oh well. Aux it is I guess.
    03-24-2013 11:28 AM
  4. jdub1981's Avatar
    If its a usb port for a factory radio there may be the possibility(small) of a factory software update from the dealer. If not then you may need to cjeck with aftermarket maker to see if an update is available.

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    03-24-2013 11:39 AM
  5. kwyn's Avatar
    Thanks jdub.

    One more question. Is there a visual voicemail besides the ATT messages app. That one doesn't want to play nice with Chomp Sms

    For some reason when I have it enabled so I can hse visual voice mail if turns off chomps notifictations . Well, they're still set to be on but they stop working even if I turn off att message notifications
    03-24-2013 12:39 PM
  6. jneusch's Avatar
    Just got my note2 yesterday. Been on ios since 2008. I keep trying to do ios things but I'm learning Android pretty quickly.

    Android has a learning curve, but im getting it and it's a pleasure. Lot's more options than I've been used to.

    Anyway, I had tons of questions, but googled, searched and narrowed them down to these.

    1. How do I get my note 2 to play through my car stereo (USB) like my iphone did (honda civic 2012 no bluetooth).? Specifically I want to use MOG and Pandora not so much mp3 files. When I plug it in, the car stereo doesn't even see it. I'd rather not use AUX if at all possible.

    2. I had apple care + in the past, so I never used a case. However, I want to know if there are good recommended cases you guys have in mind. I find my note 2 big and a little slick and I'm paranoid that I'll drop it.

    3. Pretty much on that same note, I have the ATT version and I'm wondering the best insurance options. Something that covers accidents that are my fault. I bought the phone from ATT over the phone.

    4. Right off the bat, what services/bloatware to get rid of?

    Thanks.

    EDIT: Also, I always Jailbroke for one reason or another. What benefits would I get by rooting?
    Here is a solution for your car issue. It will cost a bit. Buy a Tunelink. It is blue tooth to aux. In other words you will BT stream to the Tunelink, which will plug into your aux port. Your controls will be on the phone, not steering wheel, but it works really well and sounds great.

    You can probably get insurance from Square Trade iif you don't want to pay $10 monthly and still have a $199 deductible.


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    03-24-2013 01:08 PM
  7. kwyn's Avatar
    Here is a solution for your car issue. It will cost a bit. Buy a Tunelink. It is blue tooth to aux. In other words you will BT stream to the Tunelink, which will plug into your aux port. Your controls will be on the phone, not steering wheel, but it works really well and sounds great.

    You can probably get insurance from Square Trade iif you don't want to pay $10 monthly and still have a $199 deductible.


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    Is there an advantage using tunelink over just plugging into the aux port.?
    03-24-2013 03:44 PM
  8. daredem's Avatar
    If you have auxiliary on your stereo, you can just plug 3.5mm stereo wire into the phone and auxiliary... You will have great sound... Also, you can answer calls... I have no problems...

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Android Central Forums
    03-24-2013 04:02 PM
  9. GMJeff's Avatar
    Also, check with some electronics places like best buy to see if they have a car audio solution for your vehicle.

    Sometimes it is just a module that attaches to the wiring of the radio or plugs into the wiring harness that will give you a bluetooth radio for pairing.

    As mentioned earlier, most manufacturers of cars only get the ipod/iphone compatability certification. Unless the head unit will accept android devices, the only way to use USB with the phone directly is to put the phone in USB mode and read music directly from the main memory or SD card as mp3's (or other compatible format).

    It's not wrong to fondle the s pen.
    03-24-2013 04:29 PM
  10. jdub1981's Avatar
    Thanks jdub.

    One more question. Is there a visual voicemail besides the ATT messages app. That one doesn't want to play nice with Chomp Sms

    For some reason when I have it enabled so I can hse visual voice mail if turns off chomps notifictations . Well, they're still set to be on but they stop working even if I turn off att message notifications
    I use the att visual voicemail app. Its in the playstore. When setting it up, it will auto call your voicemail and then you hang up and setup a password. Pretty simple.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 2
    03-24-2013 04:45 PM
  11. kwyn's Avatar
    Also, check with some electronics places like best buy to see if they have a car audio solution for your vehicle.

    Sometimes it is just a module that attaches to the wiring of the radio or plugs into the wiring harness that will give you a bluetooth radio for pairing.

    As mentioned earlier, most manufacturers of cars only get the ipod/iphone compatability certification. Unless the head unit will accept android devices, the only way to use USB with the phone directly is to put the phone in USB mode and read music directly from the main memory or SD card as mp3's (or other compatible format).

    It's not wrong to fondle the s pen.
    How do you put the note 2 in usb mode?
    03-24-2013 04:50 PM
  12. kwyn's Avatar
    I use the att visual voicemail app. Its in the playstore. When setting it up, it will auto call your voicemail and then you hang up and setup a password. Pretty simple.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 2
    This worked nice. My Chomp notifications are back to working again
    03-24-2013 04:51 PM
  13. jdub1981's Avatar
    How do you put the note 2 in usb mode?
    I dont believe you can. You might be able to do it rooted though. Why do you need it. Ive had the phone since the beginning of november and have had to hook to quite a few different devices, usb mode never mattered.

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    03-24-2013 05:01 PM
  14. kwyn's Avatar
    I dont believe you can. You might be able to do it rooted though. Why do you need it. Ive had the phone since the beginning of november and have had to hook to quite a few different devices, usb mode never mattered.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 2
    My Honda civic doesn't detect like it did with my old phone and I want to use pandora in my car via the usb cable
    03-24-2013 05:20 PM
  15. kwyn's Avatar
    OK. Here's one more...

    I'm used to making backups in iTunes, what's the equivalent for my Note 2?

    Thanks again!!!
    03-25-2013 07:11 AM
  16. jdub1981's Avatar
    Kies air, airdroid, titanium backup(rooted) any number of backup solution in appstore and a crapload of cloud backup solutions... sd card. That last one is the one I use. Just get a 64gb sd card and use titanium backup to backup the phone.



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    03-25-2013 07:19 AM
  17. shadowhawk2020's Avatar
    Any particular reason you don't like using the Aux Jack?
    03-25-2013 08:02 AM
  18. kwyn's Avatar
    Any particular reason you don't like using the Aux Jack?
    Extra wire. I guess though using the AUX Jack is more affordable than anything else. How is the sound compared to USB?

    Also, how do AUX Jacks work for speaker phone? I have a clip that keeps the phone not to far from my face while driving (heat vent), but I'm concerned with echo so part of me is considering a belkin aircast, but if the aux wire works fine, I guess I'd rather save the $$.
    03-25-2013 08:25 AM
  19. TheEnema's Avatar
    1. How do I get my note 2 to play through my car stereo (USB) like my iphone did (honda civic 2012 no bluetooth).? Specifically I want to use MOG and Pandora not so much mp3 files. When I plug it in, the car stereo doesn't even see it. I'd rather not use AUX if at all possible.

    2. I had apple care + in the past, so I never used a case. However, I want to know if there are good recommended cases you guys have in mind. I find my note 2 big and a little slick and I'm paranoid that I'll drop it.

    3. Pretty much on that same note, I have the ATT version and I'm wondering the best insurance options. Something that covers accidents that are my fault. I bought the phone from ATT over the phone.

    4. Right off the bat, what services/bloatware to get rid of?
    1. Yeah, you're gonna be stuck with auxiliary, sorry! But I STRONGLY recommend getting Poweramp instead of the standard Google Music app. Just try them both and see how much better Poweramp is. It's especially nice for playing music as soon as you connect the aux cable.

    2. I find the official Samsung Protective Case to be perfect. I've dropped my phone about 8-10 times in this case, and everything runs perfect still. When I drop it now I don't even bother to check it works, I feel like it can't get damaged. Adds a little bit of size though.

    3. Can't help as it depends on your country. There will definitely be a plan that works for you, it just depends how much money you wanna spend

    4. Don't worry too much about bloatware unless it's actually getting in your way. But it's got so much power, nothing like that will slow it down. But, I really recommend getting Nova launcher, and making it look exactly the way you want it to. And it lets you download different icons too. You won't miss out on much of the Touchwiz features in doing so.

    Here's my Note 2 with Nova launcher prime ($4.00), and "Flat Icons for Nova" icon pack ($1.00):
    03-25-2013 10:10 AM
  20. justafew's Avatar
    For your car, you might do like I did. I did miss the USB connection and the ability to control the music through the receiver rather than constantly fiddling with the device (especially as my device is connected to work and auto-locks every 5 minutes). So I found a refurb iPod classic that I now keep in my truck. At least that way, I'm still able to use/update all of the smart playlist set up in iTunes without having to use additional apps and retains the capability of controlling via the stereo and displaying artwork. Just a thought.
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    03-25-2013 03:30 PM
  21. kris.richards's Avatar
    Google Voice is a great option for visual voicemail. It can be a pain to set up but once working it's a great voicemail replacement. Also, unless you're a big audiophile, I doubt you can tell much of a difference (if any) between USB and AUX through your car's stereo. What I did was I got a mount and mounted it about 3 inches from the AUX port. That was I can use a short (6 inch; amazon for 2 bucks?) cable and everything looks clean and functions great. Don't know if that's even an option for your car but, FWIW. Welcome to Android!
    03-25-2013 04:01 PM
  22. kwyn's Avatar
    Good suggestions, but for the car, and iPod wouldn't work because I need something with 3g/4g/lte because all my music is on MOG (I might switch to spotify though). I stream all my music from a subscription service.

    I got the voicemail thing worked out though. Thanks so much!!
    03-25-2013 06:57 PM
  23. rankar7's Avatar
    OK. Here's one more...

    I'm used to making backups in iTunes, what's the equivalent for my Note 2?

    Thanks again!!!
    you'll find the backup department severely lacking on android. no one backup program will do a complete, reliable backup/restore like iTunes backup/restore. you'll find yourself clicking all kinds of options (look at carbon backup, for example) just to try and get a close to complete backup. the reality is, if you ever need to restore, you'll probably be spending at least an hour or two doing the restore, then trying to re-create what was lost on the home screen/launcher/general settings level. sorry. if i find a solution one day, i'll post it.
    03-26-2013 10:40 AM
  24. rankar7's Avatar
    This worked nice. My Chomp notifications are back to working again
    check out GO SMS Pro. A very complete SMS app.
    03-26-2013 10:42 AM
  25. Jude526's Avatar
    AUX to use in the far. Sounds awesome.
    This is my first phone to have insurance on. I usually just get an extended warranty. But if it was stolen I would be out of luck. I am with Verizon. You need to ask AT&T what is offered and price on ins. I highly recommend getting ins. I don't have 700 to pay if something were to happen. I am very careful but glad I have the ins.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note2
    03-27-2013 07:02 PM
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