JBV1 without cellular data?

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Yes, others are using "hotspot" wifi as data to run JBV1. It works fine as long as there's data, it doesn't care whether it's cellular or wifi/hotspot.

Hopefully the phone isn't TOO old. You want a relatively recent version of Android so it can access the necessary OS features. But it's not too picky either. Probably on the App Store listing, but it's probably just needing v6 or 7.

Make sure the GPS sensor works too. I had an old Nexus that I tried to do this with and it turns out there's a known issue with that phone's GPS being flaky!
 

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Other quick question I have which is more towards the phone - ability to have the phone power off or shut down on car shut off or when it loses charge from cig-lighter/usb power? And ability to have the phone auto boot the JBV1 application on start? I know these are more cell-phone related questions but they definitely are going to sway my choice to go this route vs an Escort 360 which seems to be just plug and play. I have no problems tinkering initially, just want to make sure I can automate it after the tinkering is done.
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Additional question/problem. I'm in Texas and it gets super hot here. My Google Pixel 2 frequently shuts down in this kind of heat from June-August when I've placed it on any kind of surface that has seen sunlight. Do either of these radars (V1 vs. Escort Max360) have any kind of issues with the heat- or what is their heat tolerance?
 
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1) Seems phone specific. I can do stuff like that on my Galaxy 8.
2) JBV1 has an auto start feature that relies on BT. This works for many, but my set up in my GTI not so much--I can have only one BT connection with Car Play. The Galaxy 8 and iPhone fight over that, and do not get along. In my other car, there is no conflict, and auto start/stop works great.
 

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To put your mind at rest, mine autostarts and shuts down with the car system. Actually, it's very much like a part of the car. The phone does not turn off, but I don't want that.
My phone lasts around a week of non driving, but I often turn it off if I'm not going to drive for a few days. Booting up doesn't take long anyway.
I haven't used an Escort, being a V1 diehard, but I don't think it's in the same league as Gen 2/JBV1.
 

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Yeah, you wouldn't want to fully shutdown the phone. 1) you wouldn't be able to auto power it back on. 2) it would take 60-90sec to startup before it's ready to do anything.

As long as the battery is good and you drive it enough to keep it charged, you'll just let JBV1 start and stop automatically. Then remove all unnecessary apps (so they don't run in the background) and setup power saving on any other apps you can't uninstall (if your version of Android allows for that).

As for actual RD heat issues, the V1 Gen1 was bulletproof...including heat to my knowledge. The Gen2 is only out a few months, so technically no one has used it a full summer yet!
 

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