Will Verduzco · Jul 20, 2013 at 11:00 pm

Use iPod Docks on Your Android Device with PodMode

So you’ve got an Android device running ICS or greater and it supports USB host mode. However, your car only has an iPod connector, but you want to listen to some tunes. Now, you could always replace your car’s built-in head unit for one with an auxiliary input jack. However, that requires quite a bit of effort. You could also use an FM transmitter, but you actually intend on listening to your music, rather than fighting the static and bad sound quality.

What if instead of fighting the power, you made it work for you? Well, that’s exactly what XDA Senior Member spadival wants to help you accomplish with PodMode. As its name alludes, PodMode allows users to use many iPod accessories with your Android device. Impressively, root access is not required to use PodMode, and the app automatically launches in the appropriate remote mode once the cable is connected. However, as one would expect, you have to create a custom cable to use the app. Don’t worry, though, as spadival details exactly how to create the custom adapter with readily available components.

A nascent compatibility list is being assembled on spadival’s website, but thus far the system is verified to work on the Galaxy S III, Galaxy S 4, Xperia Sola, and several iPod docks and car connectors. While the supported devices list is currently small, we would expect this to work on practically all ICS+ devices with functional USB host mode and almost all iPod accessories that use the dock port’s analog audio leads rather than its digital audio output. Concievably, one could also add an ADC to the custom-made cable to allow accessories that make use the dock connector’s digital output to work as well, so long as the bitrate and sampling rate are supported by the receiving DAC.

For those who recently made the switch from the dark side to Android’s greener pastures but still have quite a few iPod accessories, this could be quite the life saver. Head over to the original thread to get started.


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willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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