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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasGuy View Post
    I was able to root my Nexus 7 (v2 2013) using the Wugs toolkit on Windows 8 pro 64. Unchecking "custom recovery" did the trick it seems. Unfortunately, NONE of the custom ROMS will load on the Nexus. Tried everything available on the CM site and the USBROM mentioned on another thread on this board. Nothing works on the latest Nexus, so far.

    Oh well, patience, I guess. Continue work on Centrafuse for Android while I wait for a stable ROM.
    I used to get into flashing ROMs and stuff but with the newer tablet and smartphone features I see no need for custom ROMs or frontends..for me I only need them rooted. There are so many apps, widgets and even the Tasker app for automation you can pretty much do what you want and make your multiple screens look how you want.

    Centrafuse for Android would seem like a nice official CarPC frontend though.
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    This week is going to be great. Last night I finally got the touch response working with my Galaxy S4. The problem was the bluetooth would disconnect and not reconnect while I was calibrating. Its all good now. This wednesday I'm getting my car wrapped. I'm still not installing anything until after I get my cameras and window tint. So I will be working on those things next.

    This week I will be working on connecting the remote momentary switch to my Nexus. Today I will going to see what my local electronics stores have otherwise I will just order them from the mp3car store. I need two switches. The other one is for the MimicsX2 setup.
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    Momentary Switches

    My local radio shack had the simple momentary switches I was looking for. So I purchased two. One will serve as the home/back button for the MimicsX2 and the other will be wired to my Nexus 7 which with serve as an external power button...for those crazy rare occasions where I may need to do a hard reset for some reason..

    These are the pics below of the switches. I actually will be mounting only one on the double din kit and it will most likely be placed lower than how I have it in the picture. The other one for the Mimics will be mounted on my center console.

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    Drilled the hole and fitted my button for the Nexus. Probably tomorrow I will start working on the wiring. I figured out how I will secure the tablet on the dash kit. Much less drama than last time. I found that I will need to think about the mount for the Lilliput monitor for the mimics a bit. I may need to have a custom enclosure mounted on the center console. If that is the case I will just have a shop handle that.

    Here's the button:

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    About to solder my external switch.

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    Finished Wiring for Remote Switch

    I finished the wiring to the remote switch. It took some major googling to find out the trick for this. So if anyone wants to know I stumbled across this post that showed a picture of how this person soldered his wires. Then I stumbled across this post that detailed how to remove the power/volume button strip.

    I still have not soldered the wiring to the external switch yet as I am not ready to complete the mount. I am still waiting for my wireless charger to arrive so I can figure out what I need to do integrate that.

    Here are the pics of a preview on how the tablet will look mounted with the external remote switch.

    The wires are soldered to the the power 'circles' on the strip you saw in my previous post. Then instead of having the buttons I just remove those and fed the wiring from the hole where the power button usually goes. I am not concerned about the beauty of this as no one will see it because it is behind the dash but it's secured enough. It's not like the tablet will be moving around once in the dash.

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    A front view to see how the wiring looks.

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    A preview of what the tablet will look like once mounted along with the external momentary switch you see on the lower left of the dash kit. The button works quite well. I shouldn't have to use it much but it's there if I need it.

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    I received the Mifi device in and got it all configured and setup with my Nexus. So that is ready to go. Works just fine for streaming and it has 4G LTE and set to automatic to fall back to 3G if needed. I like that the settings allow to adjust the shutdown timing. Why am I using a wifi jetpack rather than just tethering with my phone? Because I want the wifi capability in my car to be independent from my phone. The good news is my phone can also serve as a back up for wifi connectivity if ever needed...but will not be primary.
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    I adhered a simple plate to raise tablet higher. Nothing special and serves more as a cosmetic thing really. The tablet will sit on this. My wireless charger should arrive today.

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    Connected the button. I need to add one more plate on the bottom to rise the tablet up just a tad more. This is the rear view pic. Nothing complicated or special. A very simple mount. Oh I will be attaching a plate to keep the tablet from falling back.

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    Not sure what the deal is but I'm sure it's something simple. The wireless charging is not working anymore. I'm not pressed about that so I'm moving on. I am not planning on this being a removable mount so wireless charging does not provide me with anything special in the car for my tablet...however, it sure seems cool for my smartphone.
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