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26th March 2018, 03:03 PM |#11  
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The unit is great. Far better than GA2162 but as expected wifi has poor coverage should have given that external antenna as optional.

Anyway can anyone tell me how to stop the HU to kill the app like my camera recording after it comes back from sleep. GA2162 never used to do it.

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I just got this model. Like it so far but just a few things I want to change.
Any luck with doing anything with the home screen? or modifying it in general?
I am looking to change the home screen apps to something besides the preinstalled ones. and change the ugly ass clock.
I a trying to remap the NAVI button to something other than google maps.
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Hold onto the app icons for few seconds, it will ask to select an app.

No you cannot get rid off ugly ass clock but you can move the main page to end and modify the first page with widgets and icons.

Go to settings >navigation and there will be an option to select an app for navigation physical button.
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26th March 2018, 06:06 PM |#12  
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thanks, f/u the dim screen issue
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I asked the very question of pumpkin on amazon and this is what they replied

"We checked the list of Eonon,and we consulted with our engineer,he informs that the bluetooth and wifi module are different,we use higher chip for this model.

We guarantee that our products and customer service would not disappoint you."

i still went ahead and bought the pumpkin. the screen is fine i added a matt screen protector as for changing the firmware i have been unable to root it and the factory reset only wipes apps and a few settings. not a full return to factory settings (found that out the hard way)

Great feedback info, should be very helpful for any others who want to buy one of these HU, if I knew these info ahead, I will buy the pumpkin, I did a review atAmazon site to share my experiences. I had a hard time to return it (GA2170, Eonon brand), I did note that pumpkin has the way better Wi-Fi antenna ( before I bought this Eonon while doing the research on both HU), I aslo paid a attention to the other Xtron brand, but I gave that up due to that model didn't have a large physical button, my theory is that, if you use it during driving ( in motion or in darkness), a physical button is way better than the touch feel button ( although flush surface Xtron panel looks cool and better), even I'm minimalist kind of thinking, I still think with large physical button is the way to go ( design) , Both the internal and external mic-phones the Eonon are not flattering at all.

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I got mine yesterday. Super responsive. Have not noticed any issues so far. As far as the brightness, my truck is limo tinted, and my radio is at a slight angle. It really does not bug me. I like it overall. I have not tried to root yet, but that is my next step. I can confirm OREO 8 on the unit.

Thanks! regarding the ambient light, mine is Honda fit, much lighter than yours ( bright ) But that's not my issue, I personally found, even during cloudy ( with flurries the weekend in NE) days, it's uncomfortable to view, by view, I mean you watch some photos/videos, not just their app screens ( where they did a greater contrast icon design and the fonts does look clear to me, in any condition except direct sunlight. ).
I tried Youtube videos, ( CNN news, etc), I tried DVD quality movies ( Kill the messenger and Fast and furious 6), in cloudy and around sunset days (weekends), very disappointing, .... I don't wish to have more bad words to bad-mouth any sellers, I'm just trying to tell what I felt and want to know what other users have and think.
I even asked myself, could these type android HU is designed for its multifuction, only, not really for imaging/video displaying, cause you're driving ( in motion), not sit in a couch to enjoy a movie night ( in a 7'; TFE lcd screen). the fundamental design is for information display ( like GPS, BT phones calls) not for entertainment. In another word, I should not expected such HU for that kind of purpose, but I what I though is that I want use it while I'm waiting for someone ( eg, airport pickup, after school , activities pickups) while in a stop condition. I won't watch video during driving ( in motion), plus all manufactures advertise their HU for such entertainment.
27th March 2018, 10:55 AM |#13  
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Great feedback info, should be very helpful for any others who want to buy one of these HU, if I knew these info ahead, I will buy the pumpkin, I did a review atAmazon site to share my experiences. I had a hard time to return it (GA2170, Eonon brand), I did note that pumpkin has the way better Wi-Fi antenna ( before I bought this Eonon while doing the research on both HU), I aslo paid a attention to the other Xtron brand, but I gave that up due to that model didn't have a large physical button, my theory is that, if you use it during driving ( in motion or in darkness), a physical button is way better than the touch feel button ( although flush surface Xtron panel looks cool and better), even I'm minimalist kind of thinking, I still think with large physical button is the way to go ( design) , Both the internal and external mic-phones the Eonon are not flattering at all.

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Thanks! regarding the ambient light, mine is Honda fit, much lighter than yours ( bright ) But that's not my issue, I personally found, even during cloudy ( with flurries the weekend in NE) days, it's uncomfortable to view, by view, I mean you watch some photos/videos, not just their app screens ( where they did a greater contrast icon design and the fonts does look clear to me, in any condition except direct sunlight. ).
I tried Youtube videos, ( CNN news, etc), I tried DVD quality movies ( Kill the messenger and Fast and furious 6), in cloudy and around sunset days (weekends), very disappointing, .... I don't wish to have more bad words to bad-mouth any sellers, I'm just trying to tell what I felt and want to know what other users have and think.
I even asked myself, could these type android HU is designed for its multifuction, only, not really for imaging/video displaying, cause you're driving ( in motion), not sit in a couch to enjoy a movie night ( in a 7'; TFE lcd screen). the fundamental design is for information display ( like GPS, BT phones calls) not for entertainment. In another word, I should not expected such HU for that kind of purpose, but I what I though is that I want use it while I'm waiting for someone ( eg, airport pickup, after school , activities pickups) while in a stop condition. I won't watch video during driving ( in motion), plus all manufactures advertise their HU for such entertainment.

Totally agree......
I road around today and I did notice at times the screen being hard to see. I put n youtube, and videos were hard to see at noon. Sux, I love the unit. Needs more contrast. At night, it is perfect.
30th March 2018, 07:21 PM |#14  
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Hello. I have installed this unit today on my alfa147. Is all ok also the dab+ kit. I have only 2 problem. The dimension of the display borfer that dont put perfectly in my double din chassis and i cant use the gsm dongle because oreo see the usb but i dont have the 3g menĂ¹ in the configuration.
Cpu and display ok. Very beautiful the split screen with navigator and radio.
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31st March 2018, 06:29 PM |#15  
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After some test, i have found some problem...
1 - The display, with sun, is not bright
2 - After every reboot, i lost my wheel command configuration
3 - My USB 3g Dongle is not compatible with Oreo and i must do the root for install PPP Widget for use it

I have send a message to eonon via messenger and they send me the link for a firmware upgrade EONON-px5_8.0_kld10_ota_20180131.rar

Now i try this one but probably i install the Malaysk Custom ROM , but i'm not sure because this rom is too younger.

has anyone already installed this rom on this hu?
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1st April 2018, 02:05 PM |#16  
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Multiple reviews for the Pumpkin unit mention that their Google login information was stolen, and one mentions Google Play debits against their account.

For those with this unit - do you have any issues with the top bezel obstructing the notifications bar at the top of the display?
2nd April 2018, 04:14 AM |#17  
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the head unit has worst wifi ever and Bluetooth sometimes messes up too. Anyway, anyone knows how to prevent it from killing the background running apps after it comes back from sleep?
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3rd April 2018, 03:46 PM |#18  
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the head unit has worst wifi ever and Bluetooth sometimes messes up too. Anyway, anyone knows how to prevent it from killing the background running apps after it comes back from sleep?

Haven't had any issues with mine other than constant power and switched power were reversed on the adapter harness. WiFi is as good as my GA 2160 was with the external antenna, and no issues with Bluetooth... Actually better than my old one!
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3rd April 2018, 04:29 PM |#19  
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[QUOTE=capo76;76070564]Hello. I have installed this unit today on my alfa147. Is all ok also the dab+ kit. I have only 2 problem. The dimension of the display borfer that dont put perfectly in my double din chassis ...

Yes, I had the same issue and I wrote a similar review on Ebay and Amazon sites to warn the potential buyers to look deeper before buying, we may say that their HU dimension is not up to ISO standard, sub mm bigger.

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[QUOTE=capo76;76080141]After some test, i have found some problem...
1 - The display, with sun, is not bright
very disappointing screen, no scale ( contrast) adjustment, there is brightness level adjustment function, and just 3 weeks, my GA2170 had more issues now, the illumination light flicking every 6 seconds every time I switch light on. quite annoying, and lcd screen will also flick at the same pace, dim, bright, dim, bright. very concerning about protuct's quality now, I'm contact them see what's the bottom of it. (noting if I disable the night mode brightness adjustment in the factory setting, the flicking will be much flaster at interval of every second


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the head unit has worst wifi ever and Bluetooth sometimes messes up too. Anyway, anyone knows how to prevent it from killing the background running apps after it comes back from sleep?

Totally agree, that's the other reviewer mentioned about the pumpkin, which had superior chips, but a bit expensive than GA2170
12th April 2018, 05:26 PM |#20  
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Which slot is the GPS card and which one is the SD Card.
Lables are top to bottom but slots are side to side.
13th April 2018, 06:47 PM |#21  
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you're right
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Which slot is the GPS card and which one is the SD Card.
Lables are top to bottom but slots are side to side.

very good observation, I noted since day 2. I tried both slots with a offline maps, it works, noting that sided by side aslo opposite direction of insertion the cards. there are many fine thing need to be improved, this HU or similar units don't have design team or period before the production, justlike assemble and go, pack and sale generic type. but again it's half of the price of a sony touch screen.
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