There is definitely something going on with uconnect. I have a 2020 Durango and the same thing happens.I'm experiencing a similar problem after updating the firmware to 2.0. It seems that the Bluetooth connection doens't complete. Most of the time if I manually go into my phone and make the connection it starts up. Other times, mostly when I am making short trips in and out of the vehicle, it refuses to connect. Using firmware 1.8 and usb MTP connection it was fairly reliable. Still would have connasction problems after short trips, but the next day it would connect without issue. I have a 2020 Ram 1500 with uConnect and a Samsung s10.
I'm in the same situation. Dodge Durango with Uconnect (2018 model). It's very hit or miss, and nearly never reconnects if I'm getting back in during the 1 hour power delay.There is definitely something going on with uconnect. I have a 2020 Durango and the same thing happens.
After getting out and back in before the USB turns off (1 hr delay). It never restarts the Android Auto app on the uconnect.
Mine says it's connected to AAwireless and Android Auto on the phone, but the headunit never switches. Selecting the BT does nothing almost like the button is disabled when you press it but it's not obviously. Saving the AAwireless settings to reboot the device doesn't do anything either.
You have to really mess with it to get it to work, or wait till the next day and it will usually work.
I have a Google Pixel 4a 5g so AA and Android are up to date more then most phones. The same cable works 100% of the time all the time when connected direct so I know the headunit works properly also.
Uconnect is really popular so you think they would figure it out but it's never really worked 100% since I got it.
Apparently not. I moved it to a friend's car to try out, because he didn't see his car listed in the list of known working cars. However, it worked perfectly.
For anyone interested. Upgrading to 2.0 fixed the problem described by me. The set Wi-Fi channel is 153. Finally, now everything works as it should at 5 GHz, so far I haven't had any disconnection, it's perfect !!! .I have exactly the same problem. The device disconnects in exactly the same place every day when I go to work. It does not reconnect automatically. Upgrading to 1.8 didn't help. My phone is samsung s21 5g, auto audi a3 8v. I've tried everything including aawireless wrapping with tin foil. Nothing helps always in the same place aawireless disconnects. Any ideas ?
I found the boxes for the two such hubs that I have:
I can't speak for the developers, but new releases of OS system software usually provide new features, which may be required for new software to work.Hello,
I have purchased and AAWireless, and got it 2 days ago, but im having a problem...
I have a good android phone (octa core, 3 gb ram, 64gb storage), but the manufacturer never updated him to Android 9 or up...
Im still stuck on Android 8.1, but that have never been a problem until now!
I can´t instal the AAWireless APP because it says Android 9 or superior...
I can run all the important apps with no problem at!
The phone is : Vodafone Smart X9
What can be done?
With my very best Regards,
I can't speak for the developers, but new releases of OS system software usually provide new features, which may be required for new software to work.
As I understand it, users don't even need the app in order to use the AAW dongle. It is only needed to change settings. In many (most?) cases the app is not needed. If you need to change a setting, you may be able to borrow a newer phone from a friend.
You do NOT need the app to pair. I've done it several times, & I just pair directly:
when snirpo has set up a downgrade for you, you just select update in the app and it will offer the 1.8 version as an 'update'
the fact that snirpo has told you that you can downgrade means that he has already set up the app specifically for you, to offer 1.8 as an 'update'!
Looks like it fixed the disconnections. I tried with 40 MHz and 165 MHz, not a single disconnection for now.@worldonfire are any of the AAWireless units you have used, v2 hardware? I'm not sure about the cut-off, but if received in the past few months, it should be. Also, have you tried any of the quick shielding methods, tin foil or crisp bag etc? You may be passing areas of unusually high interference if it's happening with different cars, units, cables and phones.
@gcd how are you getting on with v2 hardware?
EDIT: beat me to it
Hello,Hello my friends...
After testing AAWireless with my old phone, i purchased a new phone.
An Realme 8, that is now updated to Android 12 and its faster then the Smart X9 i had.
I can confirm that AAWireless likes my new phone much more...
I have update to 2.0.1 and from what i see if i use 2.4ghz connection i have slowdowns and audio breaks, changing to 5g seems to iron these kinks... (maybe more bandwith?).
What i do notice is that my phone really heats up! And if i look into it, i just see Android Auto app running.
Its normal for the phone to be so hot?
whats going on? maybe its the WIFI connection?
Does it drains faster the battery? (that would defeat the idea of Wireless Android Auto)...
Here is the Specs:
AAWireless runing 2.0.1
AAWireless on the latest APP Version
Realme 8 with the latest updates and firmware on Android 12
Car: Citroen C5 Aircross (2019) NAC System (from Continental)
Thanks in advance...
It's probably helpful to explain for everyone how the process works So here we go:So I have some updates on my situation and wanted to share for future refference. I managed to get it working in "dongle mode" and also made "stop/start" work. Actually it seems that the only way for "dongle mode" to work was to also have "stop/start" enabled and functioning. It seems that withtout it my phone will not connect to the WiFi created for wireless connection (which is called "AndroidAuto-xxxx" when in dongle mode, different than "AAwireless-xxxx" when in "standard" mode.
The issue was the wifi being turned off by the system. Newer Android OS (11 and above I believe) have this WiFi setting option that turns off the WiFi when you leave a "known location" and turns it back on when you get back to those "known locations" so the issue is that the bluetooth beacon that is sent by the dongle is not enough to trigger WiFi to turn on and connect to the WiFi.
Note that this issue does not manifest itself when I am using a car with proper built-in Wireless AA. I have a Skoda Karoq that has built-in wireless AA and even if my WiFi is turned off, it will turn itself on to connect to AA, just not with this dongle.
Anyway, long story short, because when "Start/Stop" is active I have a constant notification on my phone from the app indicating the status (connected/not connected/etc.) it showed me "wifi is turned off cannot connect" or something simiar. So when I manually turned it on, everything started working. My phone connects imediately to my car with "dongle mode" ON and "start/stop" ON.
What remains an issue is that it will not work with "dongle mode" ON but "Start/Stop" OFF. It seems that without the helper app "helping" the phone to connect to the wifi of the dongle, the phone will not do it on its own. This is not a big deal for me, as I want to have "start/stop" enabled anyway.
So bottom line, everything is working perfectly fine for me now.
Hope this helps others and helps @Snirpo to figure out if they might want to change some stuff for their app.
That's weird, I expected the display to be upside down...
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.
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
Emil Borconi-Szedressy 2 days ago
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.
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
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.
Disgruntled in the UK