Introduction: 3 Programs to Turn an Old Android Phone Into a Useful Utility for Your Car.
It's simple and only cost $2.99 to do.
All three programs are in the Google play store and where chosen because of ease of use and for available features.
First, because my phone is an old, un-serviced phone I wanted an off-line GPS. Everything is loaded via a WiFi connection and is pretty much self sustaining after the initial setup.
Program : Navigator (I searched it using "Offline GPS" to narrow the field.
Second, because the home screen on my phone wouldn't boot up in landscape mode I had to download a program for that
Program : ultimate rotation control.
and lastley, I don't have an MP3 option on my stereo so I use a simple FM transmitter which connects to my phone with a graphic EQ app to control the pitch of the MPS, select them, and that offers a colorful graphic display when not using the GPS.
I know this seem kinda trivial, but I hate getting phone calls when I have other things running on the same phone, even if I have my bluetooth set up, that was the reason for setting up and second (unused) phone this way.
the other thing I did was route the charging wires up through the dash so they don't get in the way.
The possibilities are endless and it beat spending $120 + on a dedicated GPS unit.
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