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By Area51©, Senior Member on 16th April 2017, 05:19 PM
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AppRadio Unchained Rootless allows full mirroring of your phone from your AppRadio. This means that any app can be controlled from the head unit screen and not just a few that are specially adapted.

AppRadio Unchained Rootless is available from the Play store here: AppRadio Unchained Rootless
The user's manual is available here: User's manual

For this app to work Android 7 or higher is required. As Android 7 only allows to inject complete gestures, a gesture has to be completed first on the head unit before it will be dispatched to the phone. It works similar to record and playback. Suppose you need to do a long press of 2 seconds, first press for 2 seconds, once you lift your finger it will be dispatched and replicated on the phone where it will take 2 seconds as well. It's recommended to only do things that take a short time so there won't be too much delay.

Important
The 'Smartphone setup' on the head unit needs to be set correctly for Android as by default it's configured for Iphone. Go to Settings->System->Input/Output Settings->SmartphoneSetup and set Device to 'Others' and Connection to 'HDMI'. See this video: Smartphone setup

Any other AppRadio related app needs to be uninstalled as this blocks the connection to AppRadio Unchained Rootless.

AppRadio mode requires that your device is connected to the HDMI input of the head unit. Depending on the device this can be done with a MHL / Slimport / Miracast / Chromecast adapter. This app supports automatic connection to wireless screencasting devices. Since Google API doesn't support this directly it is done via the phone's GUI. Note that only the phone's built-in screencasting capabilities can be used.

Because this app may not work for your setup there's an extended trial period of 48 hours. In order to claim this simply request a refund within 48 hours after purchase by emailing the order number to the support email address.

Supported head units: any AppRadio that supports Android AppMode via HDMI.
For example: SPH-DA100, SPH-DA110, SPH-DA210, SPH-DA120, AVH-X8500BHS, AVH-4000NEX, AVH-4100NEX, AVH-4200NEX, AVIC-X850BT, AVIC-X950BH, AVIC-Z150BH, AVIC-6000NEX, AVIC-6100NEX, AVIC-6200NEX, AVIC-7000NEX, AVIC-7100NEX, AVIC-7200NEX, AVIC-8000NEX, AVIC-8100NEX, AVIC-8200NEX

Units that have AppRadio mode via USB (a.k.a. AppRadio One) are not supported.

Android 7 Bluetooth bug
If during connection 'Accept thread error' is displayed this is not because of a bug in the app but due to a bug in Android 7.
It can be fixed by disabling BT background scanning: Go to Settings -> Location, in top right menu click Scanning -> Bluetooth Scanning.

The following features are supported:
- Multitouch
- AppRadio buttons
- GPS data transfer via mock locations (only works with head units that have a GPS receiver)
- Wake lock
- Rotation locker (to put any app in landscape mode)
- Real calibration
- Start on HDMI detection (for use with phones and HDMI adapters)
- Notifications to indicate connection state
- Diagnostics
- Automatic Bluetooth toggle for improved connection

AppRadio is a registered trademark of Pioneer.
Disclaimer: You are solely responsible for using this app in such a way that it does not impair your ability to drive.
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16th April 2017, 05:26 PM |#2  
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The app was just released to production in the Play store so it will take a bit until it becomes available.
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Does this version also requires the phone rooted. I'm on a mate 9 pro with Android 7?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kseagle

Does this version also requires the phone rooted. I'm on a mate 9 pro with Android 7?

Root is not required.
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20th April 2017, 06:45 AM |#5  
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Perfect. I was gonna buy it anyway but nice to know how much work I need to do on the phone
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Planning to finally upgrade from the Samsung Note 3 to the Samsung Galaxy S8+.I have a pioneer AVH-8500-BHS with Samsung wireless Dongle. Will this set up work?
I hope so can not wait!

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Originally Posted by GWM4Tennis

Planning to finally upgrade from the Samsung Note 3 to the Samsung Galaxy S8+.I have a pioneer AVH-8500-BHS with Samsung wireless Dongle. Will this set up work?
I hope so can not wait!

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The S8 was confirmed working, the AVH-8500BHS is supported. Only thing I am not sure about is the Samsung wireless dongle but if it doesn't work a recent Miracast like the Actiontec Screenbeam mini 2 or the Microsoft wireless adapter V2 should do the trick.
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For the S8 there's also a wired option. Somebody is using this and it says works well:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...c=1&pldnSite=1
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...c=1&pldnSite=1
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...c=1&pldnSite=1

It can charge the phone.
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Just got it up and running on mate 9 pro. Works perfectly with Microsoft wireless adapter the only problem is the size of the screen. It doesn't show the screen I landscape as it should only partially. Any thoughts on this or is it a new launcher I need for my phone? If that's the case which one should I get?
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Originally Posted by kseagle

Just got it up and running on mate 9 pro. Works perfectly with Microsoft wireless adapter the only problem is the size of the screen. It doesn't show the screen I landscape as it should only partially. Any thoughts on this or is it a new launcher I need for my phone? If that's the case which one should I get?

It's probably the launcher, one that works well is Nova launcher. Just try it and you will know.
30th April 2017, 03:06 AM |#11  
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could it work with android 4.2/4.4. i'm tired with root the android
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