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Hardware Mod For Galaxy Nexus Car Dock Fixes Lack Of 3-Pin Connection [Do It Yourself]


Nobody knows exactly why it happened, but when Samsung decided to release their official Galaxy Nexus car dock here in the states, they did so minus the 3-pin connectors that not only send the phone into car mode, but charge the device as well. Well, a handy-man over on XDA decided to take matters into his own hands put together a (not so) quick do-it-yourself project that would make Ben Heck proud.

The results? A car dock for the Galaxy Nexus (GSM) the way it should have been released. Look like a fun weekend project? Well, with a cold beer and a little elbow grease, you too could give your Galaxy Nexus the car dock it deserves. The jury is still out on whether or not this will work on the Verizon Galaxy Nexus but for more info, follow the link below for his full walkthrough.


Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Oh my gosh!! He has 4 touch buttons!! That means the buttons can be changed. If I can find a MOD that gives you a “search” button, I’ll be willing to get Sprint’s GNex since no one is making qwerty phones anymore. D=

    1. You didn’t think software buttons could be changed?

    2. Just gotta root it and install the mod. I’m sure there’s something on XDA for that…. 

    3. You can essentially have five buttons… I currently have four positioned just like the nexus s :)

    4. http://android.modaco.com/topic/348909-13-mar-ir12-imm30b-404-cdma-gsm-modaco-custom-rom-for-the-galaxy-nexus/ 

      Lets you mod the software buttons in several ways. Not a heavily modified ROM, but optimized and tweaked here and there. Paul’s good at what he does. Very good.

  2. I think I’m gonna try to make my own mount from scratch… I’m tired of waiting for an official mount from VZW. But if I do, I’m gonna make it so it works with the Cruzerlite Androidified case I have on. I’m guessing I could probably find some info on the bluetooth audio connectivity deal and the NFC on XDA. I have pogo pins from other cellphones I’ve taken apart where they’re used for the batteries and some for the antenna contacts. Wish me luck! 

    1. Good luck!

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