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  • Integrate VNC Viewer into RR/iPhone control

    As the topic says, I want to try to integrate VNC Viewer into RR so I can use it to navigate my iPhone while going down the road. As we all know, the iPhone's Bluetooth stack is horribly butchered so no one can connect to it for file transfers or controls, but today I discovered a program in Cydia called Veency that sets the iPhone/iPod touch up as a VNC "server". Since most WiFi cards allow creation of Ad-Hoc networks, one could make one on the CarPC and connect the iPhone to it, then access the iPhone in VNC Viewer.
    Long description, but you all get the gist I hope.
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  • #2
    you should be able to embed VNC viewer into RR by following the FAQs..
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    • #3
      Thanks for the tip on Veency! It works great! Here is the line to add to a skin, as well as the line to add to the exectbl to embed it in Road Runner:

      Exectbl.ini Line:
      Code:
      "iPhoneVNC","LOAD;iPhone_VNC.skin;!VNCviewer;C:\Program Files\TightVNC\vncviewer.exe;!VNCviewer"
      Skin:
      Code:
      A,224,-24,322,509,
      The above line (the -24) moves the app area up 24 pixels off of the screen, so the top bar is not displayed. If you would like to see the top bar, just change the -24 to 10.

      Here is a screen cap of it embedded:

      EDIT: Before I get tons of questions, let me answer a few of them up front
      - Yes, The phone HAS to be Jailbroken
      - The screen cap is my iPhone with the Winterboard app, and "Vista mobile" theme
      - The Firefox icons is NOT firefox, just a Firefox icon that launches Safari
      - PdaNet turns the phone into a modem so I have internet in the car
      - the games and accessories icons are actual folders. They are created with the "Catagories" app avail in the Installer.
      - MXTube allows you to download YouTube Videos.
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      • #4
        This is really interesting the one thing that sticks out is can you use PDANet and the Veency application at the same time ? I know that PDANet turns the iPhone into a wireless router.

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        • #5
          Ya, you can. You set up and AdHoc network on your CarPC and connect the iPhone to it. Then you use the iPhone's WiFi address to connect to it through VNC Viewer
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          • #6
            Before I get flooded with questions:

            You have to jailbreak your iPhone with QuickPWN (MAC and WIN)using firmware 2.0 or later for this to work on the iPhone part of things. The only requirement on the PC end is VNC Viewer and the embed into RR.
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            New vehicle, new ideas!

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            • #7
              And there is about a 2 sec lag. This is very slow.

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              • #8
                Better than nothing! Besides, its a device with 128MB of RAM.
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                • #9
                  Not that this isn't cool or anything, but in terms of useability or function, what kind of things could you do using this that wouldn't be easier on the phone itself? Even to answer a call you would have to switch to this screen and hit answer (if the phone doesn't exit automatically on ring). Anything I am missing or is this just eye candy. What would really be nice is to be able to have my iPhone integrated into road runner to make and receive calls :-/

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                  • #10
                    Wow, saving this info for future use. Thanks
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                    • #11
                      You can make a skin file that has the music controls/GPS button on the bottom, and leave this open so you can control the iPhone and make/receive calls and send SMS messages. It's still a little buggy, but I'm doing what I can to make this as useable as possible. Saurik did a good job with this one, concidering how swamped he's been recently. While it may not seem like much, it can be what we make it to be...
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                      New vehicle, new ideas!

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                      • #12
                        Has there been any new developments with this? I've been trying to connect my iphone to the jeeputer using pdanet. One major problem is the battery life of the iphone drops dramatically when using pdanet in wifi mode. I'll definitely check into veency. I would love to control my iPhone with RR on long trips.
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                        • #13
                          You can tether the iPhone through USB, I just don't know how. I'll search it up. That keeps it charging while leaving Veency for remote access. Can anyone help integrate this into Centrafuse?
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                          • #14
                            Right now the only way you can tether via USB using PdaNet is with PdaNet Desktop client installed on your carpc along with iTunes and iTunes has to be running. I'm going to look into other software on Cydia to see if there is a better alternative.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by freeflashstuff View Post
                              You can tether the iPhone through USB, I just don't know how. I'll search it up. That keeps it charging while leaving Veency for remote access. Can anyone help integrate this into Centrafuse?

                              This should be asked / posted in the CF forums, not the RR forums.
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