HOW TO: Nav Launcher (CarDock) On Your HTC Desire

Google announced a few days ago that Google Maps now allows navigation (as Tweeted by me as soon as I heard).  Here’s an application that will make it a lot easier for you to launch Google Navigation (as well as other services like Maps and Contacts).  It’s just an easier way to start navigating.  Here’s a screenshot of the app:

CarDock by maxitup (click for full size)

To install it follow these simple steps:

  1. Download and install Astro File Manager from the Market (if you don’t have it already)
  2. Download the Nav Launcher from here
  3. If you downloaded this on your phone skip to Step 4
    If you downloaded this on your computer skip to Step 5
    1. Open Astro file manager
    2. Click on Downloads
    3. Select CarDock.apk
    1. Connect your Desire to computer and mount as USB
    2. Copy the CarDock.apk file to your phone
    3. Open Astro file manager
    4. Browse to where you’ve put CarDock.apk
    5. Select CarDock.apk
  4. Select Open App Manager from the two options that appear on Astro
  5. Click Install
  6. Install the application as any normal app.  If you get an Install blocked message, just go to Settings and make sure the Unknown sources box is checked
  7. Open your menu and you should see Car Home appear!

Enjoy!

Thanks to maxitup on XDA-Developers for the original post