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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
     

    GPSSlovakia

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    Today I received AAWireless box. It works flawlessly on Lenovo P2 with Android 11 and with 9.2″ screen MIB2.5 unit in VW Passat B8.

    Thank you very much Emil and Chiel !
     
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    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).
     
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    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).
     

    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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      @PaulyTally you might turn off the feature named 'Reduce tap restriction'. Sometimes the head unit thinks you are stationary when that feature is on, so it does not update as fast.
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      Anyone???

      Have you tried changing the USB Mode from MTP to Direct?

      I was having the same problems and I tried many settings, the ones below worked best for me:

      I also have a VW Polo (2020, with MIB2.5) and I managed to get AAWireless after a few mods (in the beginnig, it was not working, or taking very long to connect). I will have they listed here, maybe they can help you out:

      If you have a Samsung phone:
      1. Added AAWireless and AndroidAuto to the list of apps that do not sleep (preveting battery saving features from Samsung phones)
      2. Added a Bixby Routine to press the Home button to wake the Wireless connection as soon as the Bluetooth is connected.
      3. Enabled "show network quality info" in Wi-Fi settings

      On AndroidAuto app
      4. Enabled developer settings
      5. Enabled Wifi projection
      6. Enabled request focus on start

      On AAWireless
      7. Enabled Auto video focus
      8. Changed the USB Mode from MTP to Direct.

      The killer change was number 8 for me.
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      OTA will be rolled out to second batch devices from next week. This will be version 1.2.2 with some specific WiFi related fixes for the second batch devices. We were planning to release this earlier, but that went all a bit sideways...
      All first batch devices should be able to update to 1.2.0. I fixed a bug in the backend few days ago which caused the 1.2.0 not being shown for some. If the update still does not show, please create a support ticket and provide your device name so we can investigate :)
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      For all users who have frequent headunit reboots with their VW MIB headunit:

      I noticed that the supplied usb cable was quite loose in the car usb port. A slight touch would disable the connection.

      I then bought a short 30cm USB-IF cable which sits in the USB A port a little bit more snuggly. (My former official VW cable didn't work at all with AAWireless).

      Then I also enabled "Enable Audio Latency Dump" in the Android Auto developer settings.

      Didn't have a single headunit reboot in two weeks now where before it was usually at least once per drive.

      I don't know if it was the cable or the AA setting - or both. But it's surely worth a try if you have frequent headunit reboots.
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      Are there guys who would like to test a possible VW/VAG crash fix? Please pass me your device name (AAWireless-xxxxx).
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      Some edited thoughts on my settings with AAWireless Connect 1.7.0 that may help someone.

      I have a 10.25 Hyundai head unit. I think that the Wireless Projection function of this unit is the same for KIA and Genesis 10.25 inch head units. This head unit first appeared in 2019 Korean model years and is very flexible when used with with AAWireless.

      Here are the settings in the AAWireless Connect app version 1.7.0 that I use and what also works with my head unit.

      USB Mode I use MTP, but Direct works as well. The head unit responds a bit faster with MTP.

      Passthrough I have it turned off. The head unit works with Passthrough turned on, but DPI, Remove tap restriction, Disable Audio Sink, AutoVideo Focus and Developer mode cannot be processed by AAWireless when on. When on the exact encrypted data conversation is transmitted between your phone and the head unit. When off, AAWireless joins the conversation to inject those Experimental Features.

      Force 2.4Ghz I have it turned off. The 5Ghz channel used is 40. This feature will turn off 5Ghz Wi-Fi in favor of 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi on channel 1.

      WiFi connect timeout I now leave this at the default 20 seconds. For a couple of months after the initial conversion to Android 11, my Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G phone would not connect to AAWireless on the first try. It would always connect on the second try. Samsung fixed their problem with a subsequent update. But while this was a problem, reducing the WiFi connect timeout to 5 seconds really helped.

      Adjust audio timestamp I have it turned off. The head unit also works with it turned on. Turn this on if you notice things out of sync.

      Change DPI I use 130 to see more of the map. Lower numbers make the area of the map shown larger but the text will be smaller. The number 0 will restore the default used by your phone, head unit combination.

      On my head unit, using the number 103 will put Android Auto into wide mode with map and media side by side. But it is still only displayed in the left portion of the screen, and much of the text is too small for me to read.

      Remove tap restriction I turn this on, it helps me with my on phone music collection. The head unit works with this off. Some other head units will not update your GPS map position properly with this option on.

      Disable Audio Sink I have this turned off. Turning this on will make your phone use something else for audio. In my case it is the phone's speaker.

      Auto video focus I have this turned on. This option tells my Infotainment system to switch to Android Auto when AAWireless connects. I don't have to navigate through the screens to get Android Auto up where I can see it.

      Developer Mode I have this turned off. The head unit works with this turned on. An app update will be needed to correct the text. Frankly, I am not sure what is enabled by setting this on, but Emil is sure some of you will know.

      I often use the app with the AAWireless device plugged into a USB A power source, like a power supply or a charging port in your vehicle. The Android Auto traffic going through the device can make app less responsive.

      When an OTA is available, it is better to download the OTA with the AAWireless device powered off and your phone on WiFi. Once the download has completed, turn on AAWireless, link to it again and upload the OTA to the device.

      I use a large microSD card in my phone (Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G) to store my music collection. I play the music with Rocket Music Player. Works very well under Android Auto.

      LeRoy
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      Hi All! First of all big thank you for the product, it brings my android auto experience to another level.

      Just one question
      One of the last indiegogo update mentioned upcoming "Connect/disconnect with car" function to prevent connection when car ignition is off, but car usb still has power.

      This is basically my only issue with the device, but can be annoying when I am on the phone and trying to get out of the car.

      I just installed the updated app, but I can't seem to find it. Is it me being lame, or it not implemented yet.

      Thanks a lot, and keep up the great work you are doing!

      Gabor
      We removed it for now, it's not stable enough for the general public. Will be there in version 1.8 of the app.
      We needed to push an new app version with support for OTA updating second batch devices ASAP, so we decided to push an intermediate version. This was all planned two weeks ago, but yeah... That went a bit sideways.
      There will be an Indiegogo update soon with more information.
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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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      @jahandy

      Here are the LED codes.

      Solid Green, the device is booting, should complete in under 12 seconds. Both the Bluetooth and WiFi are not active until after the boot is completed.

      Blinking Green, the device has activated Bluetooth and is waiting for a WiFi connection from your phone. You will only be able to pair while under blinking green.

      Blinking Blue, the device has fully connected with your phone and is attempting to connect with your head unit via USB.

      Solid Blue, the device is full connected with your phone and the head unit. The first time you connect you may need to set some Android Auto permissions and some head units may also produce prompts for you to answer.

      Red, an error has occurred, the device will attempt recovery after a timeout.

      LeRoy
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      Hey all, and thanks so much to the developers for bringing this great product to life!

      I just wanted to share my experience with the setup process because I had a rocky start and maybe someone with similar issues finds it useful. Please don't yell at me if most of it has already been posted! ;-)

      Car: Nissan Leaf MY19 / Phone: Samsung Galaxy S9 (One UI 2.5, Android 10)

      Open Android Auto for phones and activate wireless mode:
      The basic prerequisite is to enable wireless projection in the Android Auto for phones app. So if there's no Android Auto app in your app drawer, first download the app, and enable wireless projection in its settings. If that setting isn't there, activate developer mode by tapping the version number at the bottom of the settings several times. In the menu on the upper right enter developer settings and activate the setting for enabling wireless projection. Return to the main settings, find the new wireless setting and activate it, too.

      Connect to AAWireless via Bluetooth and starting of Android Auto:
      First of, I would have liked a little more insight on how to connect to what exactly.

      The AAWireless config app is actually not necessary but provides some troubleshooting options in case the setup is unsuccessful and offers some tweaks for advanced users.

      The regular process as I understand is the following:
      1) Turn ignition on and connect AAWireless via cable to the car's USB port. Nothing happens on the car's head unit just yet.
      2) Connect the phone to AAWireless via Bluetooth.
      3) The phone should receive WiFi-Settings from AAWireless via Bluetooth and then connect to AAWireless' WiFi without any user input.
      4) Android Auto starts automatically on the phone and becomes available on the car's head unit.
      Now the phone stays connected via both Bluetooth and WiFi.
      From now on whenever the phone is near the AAWireless device it will connect to it automatically and thus activate Android Auto on the phone and the car's head unit.

      Throughout my whole setup process I encountered all kinds of LED states: green, red, blue, blinking steadily, constantly lit and whatnot. Frankly I just ignored the LED because without an official legend I find if futile to try and decipher the meanings.

      No Android Auto after successful Bluetooth connection:
      My first problem arose right after initiating the Bluetooth connection to AAWireless on my phone. Nothing would happen afterwards.
      So I followed the steps outlined in the FAQ:
      When connected via Bluetooth to AAWireless I opened the AAWireless config app which would take a while to read the settings from the device and sometimes nothing would happen. I unplugged, replugged, disconnected, unpaired and re-paired A LOT.

      Finally, I got a working connection by selecting Direct for USB mode and enabling Passthrough mode. After saving and re-plugging the device Android Auto would magically appear on my phone and car.
      But - just once.

      Stops working:

      Now, after having had one successful connection I wanted to test if it works reliably. Thus I unplugged AAWireless for a minute and plugged it back in. The result: again my phone connected via Bluetooth and nothing else happened.
      I tried all kinds of stuff, like deleting the app caches, uninstalling Android Auto, unpairing etc. I got it working again from time to time but not reliably.
      To add insult to injury my husband's OnePlus 3T started Android Auto effortlessly right. away. without. any. hassles. whatsoever. over. and. over.

      So I factory reset my phone!
      I know, no one wants to hear this but it actually helped. I've never done a reset in the 2.5 years I've had my phone and I dreaded it. But after all this time, 200 apps, 2 major Android updates and a lot of general tinkering I didn't have to coerce myself too hard. After resetting the S9 I could easily initiate the connection via Bluetooth, it would connect to WiFi and start Android Auto. Over and over.

      No internet

      Then I ran into the next major problem: the dreaded no internet because WiFi problem. My phone is set to connect to the internet via the cell network in case WiFi is unstable. I also tried the setting in the phone's developer options which keeps the phone connected to mobile data all the time. Both settings didn't change the fact that even though the status bar showed a 4G icon, Google couldn't be reached in Android Auto.

      The solution is another brain melter for me. When the phone informed me that WiFi data was unstable I must instinctively have tapped 'Keep WiFi'. This actually kills mobile data and forces all data requests through the non working WiFi connection! As stupid as it sounds: just ignoring the popup keeps both mobile data and WiFi active while choosing an option will sabotage wireless Android Auto. This is clearly Google's fault because they obviously forgot to code an exception for Android Auto to keep it from throwing this error.

      Now AAWireless seems to work as it should.

      One more thing I had to learn even before going wireless: Samsung's power saving settings can mess up your phone's GPS in Android Auto. It took me a while to figure out that one thing power saver does is it stops the GPS when the phone screen is off. It makes no exception for Android Auto. Thus I could use Maps and Waze on the phone but as soon as I was on Android Auto it would just show me an approximate location and 'jump' from street to street as it only used cell tower data for positioning.

      So, good luck to those who face issues, enjoy your wireless Android Auto to those who got it and got it working and a huge thanks to the team who made AAWireless!
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      OTA will be rolled out to second batch devices from next week. This will be version 1.2.2 with some specific WiFi related fixes for the second batch devices. We were planning to release this earlier, but that went all a bit sideways...
      All first batch devices should be able to update to 1.2.0. I fixed a bug in the backend few days ago which caused the 1.2.0 not being shown for some. If the update still does not show, please create a support ticket and provide your device name so we can investigate :)
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      I tried again later and still have the same issue with the same settings. Not sure why this happens.
      @DevAuto @vizzze

      I solved my problem !!! Hope it helps you vizzze, and others who experience bad location accuracy / zoom behaviour with Waze.

      Do not activate the tap limit bypass in the experimental features !

      I figured out it is not really just deactivating the limit, but makes the system think the car is stopped. Then GPS location is not accurate, and moreover, Waze doesn't work really well. Google maps seems to handle it better but still, GPS location is still approximative.

      Once this option is deactivated, the experience is actually flawless. Waze is showing acutal speed, GPS location is accurate, zoom behaves normally.

      @DevAuto , IMHO it would be useful to add a disclaimer about this when activating this feature, even if is an experimental one. What I understand here is 100% of the users using the tap limit bypass will experience a bad GPS behaviour, so I'm pretty sure you are going to receive new requests regurlarly.
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