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By jacobbloy, Junior Member on 28th July 2017, 04:23 AM
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15th September 2017, 07:45 AM |#21  
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Has anyone tried one of these on a PX3 RK3166 head unit?
I have one but cant get it to work.
It connects to the apk but wont connect to the iphone.
Tried the update to firmware and apk, still no joy.
Not sure if i have a faulty dongle or it's a compatibility issue with these head units.
Alibaba seller suggested not enough power on head units usb?
 
 
15th September 2017, 09:08 PM |#22  
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I have the same problem with one of these.....
I have tried three android units now and I still can’t get them to work....
Android 4.4 it says its connect but the iPhone just shows as not found....
The other two are both 6.0.1 and the zbox just shows connecting all the time!

If any one has any help it would greatfully be received..

Or for that matter any software updates.....
Mine is showing apk: 2.1.0
Zbox versions: 2.1.0

Many thanks and kind regards
20th September 2017, 11:44 PM |#23  
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Mine works and I have a px3. I updated the device and installed the latest zbox app before I tried it. I would try swapping out cords and making sure they are certified by Apple. The only issue I have with mine is that it cannot be controlled from the steering wheel.


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23rd September 2017, 08:11 PM |#24  
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I use a second usb-plug and a y-cable to provide sufficient power to the device.
What do you guys do with regards to phone calls? My phone is obviously paired to the head unit via Bluetooth, so whenever I get a Call, it jumps out of CarPlay/zbox to the Stock phone interface, however the phone still transmits the audio to carplay and not via Bluetooth by default.
How any of you solved that problem?
23rd September 2017, 11:57 PM |#25  
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If you are using CarPlay why do you have Bluetooth paired? Every car I've been in with CarPlay diconnects the phone from Bluetooth.


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25th September 2017, 08:18 AM |#26  
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Is there also a solution for Android Auto on Android Head Units ?
25th September 2017, 12:33 PM |#27  
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Is there also a solution for Android Auto on Android Head Units ?

https://forum.xda-developers.com/gen...droid-t3432348
26th September 2017, 07:07 AM |#28  
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i am sorry it seems there was a delay with shipping because of incorrect customs declaration. i am working to resolve this.

Any updates on this?
26th September 2017, 05:37 PM |#29  
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I have an Eonon GA7157 running a:
CPU: Allwinner R16 1.6GHz Cortex A7 Quad-Core
RAM: SAMSUNG DDR3, 1GB
Storage: 16GB
I have tried App and Firmware 2.x and 3.x. No joy. All I get is "Connecting" when the usb dongle and app is started. It never gets passed this "Connecting..." stage. USB devices like keyboards, mice, USB Flash drives, and even video camera work fine on this headunit. The Zbox Z1 and an OTA tuner don't work for some reason.
I did some more troubleshooting and found out the following: The dongle works perfectly on my PC running Remix. I also tried it on Samsung Table A; on this one, same symptom as the head unit, so I tried using an OTG cable and what do you know, it worked perfectly.
Therefore, I have 2 possible explanations: The headhunt's USB cable needs to be hardwire as OTG or Eonon somehow has decided to block certain type of USB devices that request data asynchronously. Why? I have not clue... I wish I could disable this flag in the OS, but I have not clue where it can be done. My headunit is rooted, so it should be possible in theory.
26th September 2017, 10:22 PM |#30  
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Hello, could you post pictures of the internals? I'm very curious what's inside the lil dongle. Also: do you still have some of the dongles? haha
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26th September 2017, 10:55 PM |#31  
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Hello, could you post pictures of the internals? I'm very curious what's inside the lil dongle. Also: do you still have some of the dongles? haha

You can buy one for $75 from Aliexpress. There is a video of the internals: check this out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnS_TP18VBk

This guy has done a few videos on the unit.
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