Google Car Home for rooted Android devices

By , 2012-11-21 13:22


For some reason, Android versions greater than 2.3 no longer come with the Google CarHome app. This is an app that gives your phone a simplified interface for easier use in-car.

To install on a rooted device, download CarHomeGoogle.apk

Copy it to /system/app, set permissions to -rw-r–r– (644) and user/group owner to root.

2 Responses to “Google Car Home for rooted Android devices”

  1. joeld says:
    Chromium 20.0.1132.47 Chromium 20.0.1132.47 Ubuntu 12.04 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 x64
    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/536.11 (KHTML, like Gecko) Ubuntu/12.04 Chromium/20.0.1132.47 Chrome/20.0.1132.47 Safari/536.11

    that trick didn’t work for me, not sure how you use to launch it. What did work for me was installing the two binaries found at

  2. Google Chrome 26.0.1410.43 Google Chrome 26.0.1410.43 Windows 7 x64 Edition Windows 7 x64 Edition
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.31 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/26.0.1410.43 Safari/537.31

    The trick worked fine for me, did you get the latest software patch on that app? I had to update mine before it worked, but it launches fine.

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