car mode fixed on 4.4 Kitkat This isn't needed anymore for Android 4.4 Kitkat .... car mode works as it should for 4.4 and the home button is properly captured by car home launchers like Car Home Ultra.
Caused all kinds of problems Caused all kinds of problems on note 3. Would not let me turn screen off. Would not load startup apps. Worked great before kitkat problems.
Necessary evil It's unfortunate that it takes this additional application to get a parent program to run properly. However very grateful to the developer for making this available. Instructions for installing need to be much more clear. For anybody running home2shortcut for programing the home button, you will want to select this program as the default. Do this even if you're running some other third party program for home button reprogram. You will have the option to set a default program outside of car mode too.
Fixes the issue. However, it causes the "add to homescreen" from any Web browser to fail, since this patch is a home screen override. To allow for shortcuts to be added, you must: clear this app as a default home screen > add desired item to home screen > launch car home and when given the "complete action using" option, choose to always have the patch as home screen. It's lengthy, but hopefully it will save others the time I lost trying to figure out why my device was not creating shortcuts.
Not so good I understand the purpose of this patch, and my Galaxy S4 needs it. But now Touch Wiz won't jump to the first page when the home button is offere pressed. The screen flashes, but remains on same page. I also have the impression it causes a slight delay to access the home screen.
Doesn't seem to work on Galaxy Nexus UPDATED: After receiving feedback from developer and changing a setting in CHU, this appears to work as advertised. The only drawback is interference with the default launcher behavior, which is a minor annoyance and can't be fixed except as a change to Android (don't know why Goodle decided to remove the ability for 3rd party apps to modify the Home Button. Anyway, now works as advertised and change to 5-star. Note to developer: I don't think there's anything in the Patch description indicating that you must check the "Enable Car Mode" setting in CHU in order for this to work. It might be in the CHU instructions, but you should put it here, too. (original review below) I've installed and set as default launcher, but doesn't return to CHU. The screen flickers, indicating that it does something, and the expected behavior of NOT returning to the default home screen is consistent. Just doesn't return to CHU. I am trying CHU for the first time, and have not installed the paid "unlocker" yet. Is that required before this patch/app will function correctly? Maybe the patch app is looking for the "paid" version, and doesn't work with the trial version?
1.03 - CHU home launcher shortcut will work when in Car Mode
1.02 - Will now stores chosen home screen until you clear data on 4.2 Car Mode Patch