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Emil Borconi

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This thread is dedicated for AAWireless users.

AAWireless is a device which allows you to transform your existing wired Android Auto compatible unit into a Wireless Android Auto unit.

General chat, experience sharing and community support should be expected as well as support from the developers of the product: @Snirpo and myself.
 

tallleroy

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Hi, I am an AAWireless beta tester and have been helping test the device.

I have four phones that I use with AAWireless.

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G [Android 11]
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G [Android 11]
Moto G Power (2020) [Android 10]
LG Q7+ [Android 9]

I have a 2020 Hyundai Palisade with the 10.25 inch head unit.

I may be able to help with questions that you may have here.

LeRoy
 

IlD4nX

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I got it mine today and except the issue with VPN (which is btw linked to Android auto and not to aawireless), it works flawlessly with no issue at all. Wondering if there's a way to create a sort of tunnel for AA on the VPN but I already wrote to my VPN service provider.

Awesome work Emil and the whole team there!
 

HofaTheRipper

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I received my device today and it worked out of the box! I love it!

I only had one time the problem, that my headunit suddenly completly restarted. I dont know why (maybe the Tap limitation option? I have this disabled via AA AIO Tweaker and in the AAWireless options).

I will report if this happens again.

I wonder if the device records some diagnostics data and send it automaticly to the developers for troubleshooting.

Headunit: Seat MIB2Std + Nav (5QA035846B)
Smartphone: Oneplus 8T (Android 11)
 

jasalta387

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I got the dongle today. While my phone shows that it is connected to Android Auto, the grass unit of my car doesn't do anything (as in the Android Auto launcher doesn't show)

Tried all combinations of USB mode and Pass-through, clearing data of Android Auto app (Pass-through option made the dongle bootloop), unpairing phone from head unit via Bluetooth. No luck.

Phone is Pixel 4
Car is Nissan Qashqai.
 

Emil Borconi

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I got the dongle today. While my phone shows that it is connected to Android Auto, the grass unit of my car doesn't do anything (as in the Android Auto launcher doesn't show)

Tried all combinations of USB mode and Pass-through, clearing data of Android Auto app (Pass-through option made the dongle bootloop), unpairing phone from head unit via Bluetooth. No luck.

Phone is Pixel 4
Car is Nissan Qashqai.
Do try a different USB cable as well please.
 

HofaTheRipper

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I received my device today and it worked out of the box! I love it!

I only had one time the problem, that my headunit suddenly completly restarted. I dont know why (maybe the Tap limitation option? I have this disabled via AA AIO Tweaker and in the AAWireless options).

I will report if this happens again.

I wonder if the device records some diagnostics data and send it automaticly to the developers for troubleshooting.

Headunit: Seat MIB2Std + Nav (5QA035846B)
Smartphone: Oneplus 8T (Android 11)
Headunit restarting problem happend 2 times in 15 minutes again.
 

DevAuto

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@Emil Borconi, Thank You for all the great work and for starting up this thread so that we can chat, it's much better than trying to do this over the Comments section on Indiegogo.

Hi Everyone, I'm in the waiting queue for my AAWireless, but I am currently running AAGateway on a rooted cell phone and it is working beautifully (with the occasional hiccup). I anticipate that AAWireless will solve the minor, sporadic issues I see with AAGateway.
 

Bluffer94

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I received mine couple days ago aswell.
It worked right of the box with zero issues.
The connection is fast and stable.
This is with Pixel 5 and 2017 VW Passat B8 with discover media (MIB2).
 

Sopatian

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Hello, i got Mine some days ago and i am excited Like Most Other Users.
I have no Problems and the Connection is very fast and stable.
Never ever an USB cable.

Thank you for the good Work.

My configuration:
Hyundai i30 pde 2019 with Touch Display
Pixel 5 with Android 11 (Not rooted)
 

netterjungeNRW

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Hi, I am an AAWireless beta tester and have been helping test the device.

I have four phones that I use with AAWireless.

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G [Android 11]
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G [Android 11]
Moto G Power (2020) [Android 10]
LG Q7+ [Android 9]

I have a 2020 Hyundai Palisade with the 10.25 inch head unit.

I may be able to help with questions that you may have here.

LeRoy


Hi
I also got the box and it works perfectly with my Oneplus 8 Plus and my Kia e-Niro 2021.
Unfortunately, the entire display is not used for Android Auto and there remains a black area on the right that cannot be used.
Is there a way to use the entire screen?

And great device and great Jop!
 
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ar0na

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got mine yesterday and i only had some troubles with netguard (VPN "firewall"), since i disbaled the rules for aawireless and android auto it is working.

Pixel 4 XL
Ford Focus MK3
 

DanGarion

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I just received a notification my unit has shipping. I guess I will be one of the first to confirm if this works with a 2020 Subaru Forrester along with my OnePlus 8T+ 5G (KB2007).
 
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Ner0o1

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I also received my AAwireless a few days ago and am having problems with my Xiaomi Mi10 phone. However, my wife's phone, a Huawei P30 Pro, didn't cause any problems at all. So it's up to MIUI again. That may be safe, but it is extremely annoying with peripherals. Does anyone know these problems with Xiaomi and maybe can help me?

II have no regrets and was one of the first to support on Indiegogo and I would love to do it again!

Edit: Car is a Kia ProCeed GT 2020.
 

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    I got bored today, so I thought I make a mock up how the AAWireless app could look like :D When swiping t he car picture could change if you want to connect to annother device/car :D

    View attachment 5645393 View attachment 5645397
    Haha nice! I'll pass it on to our UI/UX designer :) We have some UX changes in the pipeline, but it doesn't have the highest prio right now as you can imagine.
    We made some changes in firmware 2.1.0 which means we don't need these dreaded USB modes anymore. The plan is to ship devices in passthrough + dongle mode, to make it work natively, like the MA1, by default.
    Then we are going to hide away the settings in a sort of advanced settings menu, because all these settings are nice, but people don't read/understand what they do, stuff stops working and then our support has to handle it. Hardly anyone uses these settings, for example, dpi change, the most used feature, is only used on 1 percent of all devices.
    Bassicly we are KISS'ing it, but still keep advanced settings for well... You guys :)
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    Regarding the broken day / nightmode cycle:

    I also have this problem, and I read a few days ago that it was due to a combination of updated Google Maps and Android Auto.

    The combination which should work:

    Android Auto: 7.5.621344
    Google Maps: 11.31.1

    You finde all these old versions on apkmirror.com, or similar sites.

    Didn't have the time to check this out myself.

    I had this same problem. Found out it woud be caused to 11.31.1 and upwards. Found the solution on Google Maps Help.

    I installed Maps 11.35.0 beta (from apk mirror) and all seems to work well again. My AA is level 7.7.622134 (from play store).​

    Tried a lot of different variations, but my conclusion is that Maps from 11.33.1 is the culprit.
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    I've been happily using AAwirelsss in my Kia Stinger, but I do have a few notes on my specific installation that others might find helpful.

    Instead of using the built in start / stop detection, I made a Y cable that hooks up the USB data lines and ground to my head unit, but power is pulled from a cigarette lighter USB adapter. I don't know if this is safe on all cars, but it worked on mine.

    I have quite a few devices in my car I need to share internet with, and I do not want to buy an extra hotspot., so I had to make a few tweaks on my phone to make my phone's hot spot play nice with AAwireless. In the past I simply had a macrodroid script set up so that when my bluetooth connects to the car, it started my phone's hot spot.

    Unfortunately, the limited wifi connection to AAwireless seems to confuse my phone's hotspot, and it won't share any internet once connected to AAwireless.

    I found the trick was to to have Macrodroid enable my hotspot, then disable wifi, forcing the hot spot to share my cellular data connection, then reenable wifi, and script connecting to AAwireless manually.

    The AAwireless password is the SHA-1 of the device name in upper case.

    Note: AAwireless does currently support connecting through a hot spot, but only a hot spot that isn't also your AAwireless phone. Support for connecting via your phone's built in hot spot is eventually coming, but for now the method I use above has worked well for me.
    Sounds very complex :) I'll build this feature into the next version of the app, possibly this week. Care to test?
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    That is normal when using the dev version of the app. Dev version will always let you reflash actual version if there's no newer one.
    Yes, it's normal, but I'll remove it, because I get a comment about it almost every day :)
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    What's the latest with MIUI phones?. Ive got a Redmi Note 10 PRO and before I purchase a AAWireless I wanted to see if it will work or not with this phone. I saw some posts about if you loose mobile data connection then it becomes a problem.
    Im in the UK and have good coverage with very little mobile data dropouts.
    Is it worth buying a AAWireless still with this phone?
    Bassicly MIUI > 12.5 drops AA connection on mobile data reconnect. If you have little mobile data dropouts it's surely usable. I think you have to decide for yourself though if you accept connection drops or not. Wether you buy AAWireless or the Motorola MA1, both will have the same issue.
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    This thread is dedicated for AAWireless users.

    AAWireless is a device which allows you to transform your existing wired Android Auto compatible unit into a Wireless Android Auto unit.

    General chat, experience sharing and community support should be expected as well as support from the developers of the product: @Snirpo and myself.
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    I just want to leave a big THANK YOU for the developers! You invented a great product and do a great job here.

    Anyone who has ordered the product knows that it is a crowdfunding project, which may also have teething problems. I find it cheeky to get upset about problems, even though they are dealt with promptly here. What more should the distributors do than react to the problems here and offer solutions?

    I also have problems with the device, but I was helped quickly. Even if it takes a few days.

    Dear team: Keep up the good work!
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    We fixed the "VW Headunit crashing on skipping tracks" issue now completely. Confirmed it's a bug on the HU side, latency makes it worse. We will probably push a new firmware by the end of this week.
    I will also submit a bug report to Google, cause they can fix/workaround this issue as well for cabled users.
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    I've already waited patiently for delivery 3 months more than expected - I ordered In April and was coming in June but now that's looking like October. Now I read on the indiegogo forum that people in the UK are being charged an additional €27 by the Royal mail as the UK is now not in the EU.

    Hi Emil!
    Just received my AAWireless, and will plug in and test tonight. Love the packaging, looks great! However… Since it was shipped from Hong Kong I was forced to pay a rather substantial import fee and duties on this bad boy. I was under the impression that they would be shipped from within the EU? Is it stands now I’m EUR 27,00 poorer :(
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    https://www.indiegogo.com/individuals/24534862
    Emil Borconi-Szedressy 2 days ago
    PROJECT OWNER
    Looks like you are in the UK which is outside EU and also there is no way to pre-pay taxes with shipping company any more either....


    This is a crazy. An additional $10 was already taken for delivery and it was meant to ship from the EU. I suspect the units have been shipped by Royal Mail / Dutch post. The Royal Mail rips off people in the UK because they add another £11 in admin fees on top of the 20% VAT even though goods up to £135 should be exempt.
    See https://www.gov.uk/government/publi...s-goods-sold-to-customers-from-1-january-2021

    So not only has VAT been charged coming into the EU from China, it has also been charged coming into the UK ON TOP of the VAT already paid in the EU.

    This is just rubbish. What the guys need to do is either ship it from Hong Kong which can cost £0.20 (there are hundreds of chinese ebay and aliexpress sellers doing this already
    See http://www.vatfraud.org/blog/stop-s...ons-universal-postal-union-upu-terminal-dues/
    The $10 postage already taken should then be refunded.

    The other way round it is send the item from Hong Kong and to mark the item as a gift and providing it is below £39 there is NO VAT to pay and NO Royal mail admin fee. Actually as the original product was $57 - roughly £41.25 This wouldn't be a crime seeing as we have had to wait soo long. This could also mean the $10 delivery could be refunded

    The other way is to ship it via fedex and state the ex-vat cost coming from china and then add 20% vat that the developer should be paying to the UK HMRC.

    Sadly if that doesn't take place, EVERYONE IN THE UK will feel ripped off because of the poor delivery and poor choices made by the developers.

    Cheers
    Disgruntled in the UK

    First of all, your item wasn't shipped yet since in the June batch, so you could have not payed anything for shipping. Secondly, UK is outside the EU, there was a vote about this in 2016, so it doesn't matter if the package comes from EU or from HK or from US, it is treated the same, it's an import. If we import it from HK to EU, we will pay import VAT on the product, then when we send it to UK, we claim back that VAT and we should pay VAT in UK, since there is no more free trading between EU and UK.

    Up till recently there was a nice option, to pay VAT and Import duty up-front, when you ship to the UK, but this has been changed and now they requires business outside UK to register with HMRC and do HMRC feeling even if they are residing outside UK, a lot of red tape. Since crowdfunding is not a sale, we can still ship the units to UK, but not sure if we will be able to after the IndieGoGo campaign.

    We are also a EU registered company so we cannot (and will not take advantage) of any loop-holes in systems to sell at ridiculously / unrealistically cheap prices.

    About the user who paid 27 euros, it turned out that user is living in DK, but provided the address as UK so his package traveled the wrong way, hence the extra duties and surcharges.

    Not aware of other users from UK having to pay anything additional when they received the package.
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    Hello. What's new in 1.5?
    A full changelog for each release would really be appreciated :)
    Thanks for all the hard work!
    Yes, I'll write a full changelog next week from 1.0.0 to 1.5.0 and put it on GitHub + add a link in the app.