What makes the phone go into dock mode?

racermech

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So what does make the phone go into dock mode when you plug it into the multi media dock? Is it just the orientation? a magnet? magic?

I am thinking about building a little something at work to charge my droid but I would like it to go into the dock mode when it is on its stand. I know there is the dock runner app, but I would rather make something (if I can) that the phone will automatically go into dock mode.
 

jlye834

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I'm pretty sure it's a magnet that does it. However I did have a follow-up questions. There are two docks right? The car dock and the multimedia/desk dock. How does the phone know which dock it's in? Are the magnets located on different areas?
 

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It uses magnets and yes there are different magnet locations for the car and media dock. And there is an app out there that lets you launch the media dock.
 

racermech

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Did a search (again) and found the magnet locations, did a quick test with an old blackberry case and it went into both car and media dock :) Let the fun begin!
 

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