Any Iphone Users with a dedicated Android for JBV1?

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I have a cheap android phone I bought for $60 bucks. I downloaded JBV1 and it looks nothing like what the Vortex Radar guy has in his video's. To me JBV1 became too much of a hassle. Which I deeply regret. There are even some features about the V1 Driver that I am not sure about. It can get complicated quick.

JBV1 is definitely a complex program however it's extremely powerful and I too had the same reaction when I started using it ie: how come my screen doesn't look like Vortex or other users?

It did take some playing around with the program and watching various videos to learn the very basics that I need.

You might want to check out this thread and load up the "Quick Start" profile which will give you the popular settings that many people use. Then you can modify that profile to your liking.

 

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I use iOS as my main phone and have like 4-5 android devices that I can use for JBV1.

I don’t have much of an issue with getting my android devices connected to my iPhone.
 

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OP, I have the setup you describe. Use a dedicated Moto G6 I bought as an “open box” and god a matte screen protector. Permanently mounted in my car which has a WiFi hotspot. JBV1 works flawlessly with this setup. I tried the paring to iPhone but like others point out was a couple step process each ride and would sometimes lose the tether. Regardless the built in WiFi works great and get no drops unless somewhere with no cell service. I also use V1 driver around town and that is awesome as well as set it and forget it. Find JBV1 is great for any trips over 30 mins or any major road trip. V1 driver equally fantastic in tweaking settings on the V1 and lockouts.
 

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My only concern with buying one of those budget smart phones is that their older versions of the android OS is so dated that newer updates to programs like JBV1 and ALP will no longer run on an android phone older than 9.0

Has anyone had issues with this or am I worrying about a hypothetical
 

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My only concern with buying one of those budget smart phones is that their older versions of the android OS is so dated that newer updates to programs like JBV1 and ALP will no longer run on an android phone older than 9.0

Has anyone had issues with this or am I worrying about a hypothetical
Well....I'm still running an S5 with Android 6.01. It works just fine. I do notice a little response slowness with the phone sometimes when I run JBV1, but it runs fine. My wife and kids keep trying to get me to upgrade. But why? It works just fine!
 

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Anyone have an estimate on how much data would be used if you use the iPhone as a mobile hotspot for an android phone? Just an estimate for say 2-5 hrs of driving? Thanks
 

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Anyone have an estimate on how much data would be used if you use the iPhone as a mobile hotspot for an android phone? Just an estimate for say 2-5 hrs of driving? Thanks
I have a data plan on an Android phone that does nothing but JBV1 and use less than a gig per month.
Last day of the month, I used just at 1GB but not all of that is JBV1. Most, but not all. So, less than one gig.
 
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Yes. I bought a Trac Phone for 50.00 or so just to run my JBV1. No phone chip in it. Just use it as a mini-pad of sorts. When I have to update JBV1 or the V1G2 I use my Wi-Fi.
 

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My only concern with buying one of those budget smart phones is that their older versions of the android OS is so dated that newer updates to programs like JBV1 and ALP will no longer run on an android phone older than 9.0

Has anyone had issues with this or am I worrying about a hypothetical
Ive got a dedicated motoG5 running 7.0 which I rooted to be able to display JBV1 over AA on my console screen. Running the latest and greatest jbv1 no prob....
 

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I'm curious why some people want to still run VVaze. I've not used it since reporting became available on JBV1.
 

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I'm curious why some people want to still run VVaze. I've not used it since reporting became available on JBV1.
I use it for navigation mostly. However, on my CarPlay I use it to watch for pins farther out(2 mi or so) on the 8in display. At that point, it is just another data point to help with situational awareness( and yes, I could just adjust JBV1 to catch those pins).
 

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I'm curious why some people want to still run VVaze. I've not used it since reporting became available on JBV1.

Great question. Maybe since the feature isn’t really publicized?

I prefer Google Maps’ interface overall, plus it works a little better with CarPlay. Not much of a reason to use Waze unless my Android is at home. :)
 

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I'm curious why some people want to still run VVaze. I've not used it since reporting became available on JBV1.
I do actually still like the vvaze interface for misc road alerts as I find they can clutter up the JBV1 screen quickly. So I have the JBV1 only reporting police and run the other phone for all other reports and nav....
 

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That explains it. I gave up on VVaze because it was giving some very strange routes. Quite different to Google Maps, yet I thought it should be the same.
 

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I dont really care for Waze for navigation and JBV1 has no navigation so I still need multiple devices for both. JBV1 is used for reporting and navigation is via iPhone and Apple Maps. Not as popular as Google Maps but we all have our preferences.
 

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I dont really care for Waze for navigation and JBV1 has no navigation so I still need multiple devices for both. JBV1 is used for reporting and navigation is via iPhone and Apple Maps. Not as popular as Google Maps but we all have our preferences.
Big fan of Apple Maps myself. Like it better than Waze and GM.

Anyone know if the OnePlus 6T is a good Android phone to run JBV1?
 

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Big fan of Apple Maps myself. Like it better than Waze and GM.

Anyone know if the OnePlus 6T is a good Android phone to run JBV1?
It should be. Pretty much anything from the last several years will do fine. I started with a Galaxy S4 which ran the app fine but the GPS was weak and the screen a bit too dim for my taste. But, it ran the app without hiccup.
 

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I hear One Plus phones have less extraneous crap on them. Almost like Pixels.
 

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So I've always been an "Apple guy".

Had the first gen iPhone when they first came out. I also purchased a 2011 Macbook pro when it came out, and an iPad with LTE.

After a while (and being a "techy" person), I decided to go with a Samsung Note 8 after getting rid of my iPhone 7 a few years back.

While iPhones get the job done, Android devices are capable of a lot more. Android is to iOS as JBV1 is to V1 Driver lol (not sure if I worded that properly).

I'm glad I made the switch. However, I was thinking of using my iPad to run V1 Driver along with Waze or something. I purchased V1 Driver but quickly went back to JBV1.

JBV1 > *

As others have said, you can probably grab a reasonably priced Android smartphone and keep use it primarily for the app. It's that good where it's worth purchasing a separate phone, either new or used.

Best of luck to you!

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Recently bought a Lenovo Smart Tab M8 from Walmart for $59. Thing is awesome for that price. Prefer tablet size to that of a phone. Has GPS and I connect it to my Harman Spark WiFi hotspot. Run JBV1 in standalone mode, as was hoping it would complement the GT360. Had it for about a week, and working well. Just updated it to Android 10. Not the fastest, but good enough. Can even run JBV1 on one half of the display and Escort Live on the other half. That with wireless CarPlay and Waze on the car’s infotainment screen from the iPhone. Sweet.
 

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