Ok Here is a Step by Step Tutorial on how I have been able to install any application on my Honda Connect RC7 .
Disclaimer: I am not responsible of any damage this could make to your device. Do it at your own risk. The only thing I know is that it worked fine on my RC7 unit… I hope this could help you to install application on your head unit.
How to check your version :
Go to the android parameter and click on About this device . You should find Build Number : 0F.095.01.1123. Ok You have the RC7
What you need:
A – Hardware:
1/ USB OTG Cable - Female A to Micro A ( https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11604
2/ USB A Male To A Male Cable ( https://www.amazon.com/DTOL-Feet-USB.../dp/B000BSJFFC
3/ Screwdriver philips ph00
B – Software:
2/ Honda Permission from S_Mike
Here is the files I used: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/hl4egyh1x...MPQcE9Mea?dl=0
Step One: Preparing your computer and the iRoot software.
Before everything, I have installed the Intel Android Drivers (not sure it is important but …)
A/install iRoot on your Windows computer
B/Go to the install directory of iRoot ( in my case this is c:\Program File (x86)\iRoot\ )
C/There you should find a directory ( in my case this is \22.214.171.12444) which contain kinguser.zip
D1/ Easy Way : Replace it with the one I have included in my dropbox link.
D2/ Hard Way : edit the kinguser.zip file and replace the kinguser.apk with the application that you want to inject. In this case we want to inject the Honda Permissions application from S_Mike. I have downloaded the one from cmdroid.com that’s why it is HondaAppCenter_A1.apk. Just rename it as kinguser.apk and replace it in the kinguser.zip
Step Two: Connecting the device to your computer
1 – Enable the Developer Option
A/start the device
B/Press and hold "MENU"+"Day/Night"(Brightness)+"POWER" button (in this order) for about five seconds until the display changes
C/Select "Detail Information & Setting"
D/Select “Functional Setup”
E/Select “Developer Option Enable”
F/Select “On” to enable the developer option menu.
G/Push Return to come back to the Welcome screen
2 – Enable the USB Debug mode in the developer option Menu
A/Go to the Android settings.
B/Select Developer Options
C/Tick USB Debugging. ( I have also tick the Stay awake but I don’t think it would change anything…)
3 – Connecting the device to the computer
A/Flip the screen (push the eject button)
B/Unscrew the 4 screws which hold the screen
C/Get the screen slowly out (it could be tighten but mind the ribbon cable of the screen !)
D/Hold the screen with one hand and use the other hand get the plastic cache ( just above the ribbon cable) out.
E/Use something to support the screen.
F/ Now that the screen is raised, you can access to the micro USB Type A port.
G/Plug your cable in that port
Step Three : Inject the Honda Permission application
B/Plug the cable to your computer and you should see
C/Wait until this
D/Click on Root
E/Wait ( The sound of your head unit might stop sometimes)
F/Now you should have that screen and your unit should restart.
G/After restart you should find the Honda Permission installed.
Step Four : Installing any application
A/Start Honda Permission
B/You can Edit the HondaAppcenter_A1.apk (leave your finger on it until the pencil arrives on the top right side of the screen)
C/replace the “Sig digest sha256” with PREINSTALL value
This should activate the “HondaAppCenter_A1.apk” BackDoor.
BUT in my case The Install button was still greyed out…
Here is my solution:
A/ Start Honda Permission
B/Click on the + button in the Allowed Installations menu
C/Create a new rule with :
• APK Name : application.apk
• Package name:
• Sig digest sha256 : PREINSTALL
D/Now you can install any application that you have renamed application.apk.