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schlotboeller

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Hi Snirpo,

can i please get the Hundai SSL fix. My car is a Honda Civic, witch Passtrough disabled, i get a stable blue LED on Dongle, but Screen on HUR is black with message "Loading". With Passtrough enabled everything works fine. Should i do a factory reset an aawireless to see/install the Fix.

Device is AAWzaMCLpDu

Thanks in advance.
 

welshblob

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Dec 22, 2013
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Created a video to show what happens when mobile data get disconnected and connected again on MIUI 12.5, same thing happens with AAWireless:
That's an interesting looking AAWireless device there ;-) I've seen it noted on another discussion that it impacts a MIUI user with native Android Auto wireless in their car as well.

Do how do we give Xiaomi a big kick up the bum to get this fixed?

Edit : To answer my own question, if all MIUI users who are experiencing this issue, could go to "Settings -> Services & Feedback -> Submit Feedback" then you can register this issue.

This is what I stated and I hope you don't mind I shared a link to your video Snirpo;

When the mobile data signal is lost then this disconnects or interrupts the WiFi connections which isn't standard android behaviour. This has a negative impact on Android auto wireless as it disconnects the session. It is believed this bug was introduced around/after Miui 12.5 and is still present in 13, is not limited to the Poco F3 and also might occur when the mobile network switches between 5g / 4g / 3g etc. This can be emulated by disabling the mobile data on the status bar pull down screen shown in the video below.
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Gee11

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That's an interesting looking AAWireless device there ;-) I've seen it noted on another discussion that it impacts a MIUI user with native Android Auto wireless in their car as well.

Do how do we give Xiaomi a big kick up the bum to get this fixed?

Edit : To answer my own question, if all MIUI users who are experiencing this issue, could go to "Settings -> Services & Feedback -> Submit Feedback" then you can register this issue.

This is what I stated and I hope you don't mind I shared a link to your video Snirpo;

When the mobile data signal is lost then this disconnects or interrupts the WiFi connections which isn't standard android behaviour. This has a negative impact on Android auto wireless as it disconnects the session. It is believed this bug was introduced around/after Miui 12.5 and is still present in 13, is not limited to the Poco F3 and also might occur when the mobile network switches between 5g / 4g / 3g etc. This can be emulated by disabling the mobile data on the status bar pull down screen shown in the video below.
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this might be the reason why my Galaxy S20+ is disconnecting the WiFi.. but i NEED to have Mobile Data ON while driving
 

bagadj

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Hello guys, i had many problems of disconnection after upgrading to 2.0 firmware. I can confirm that after downgrade to 1.8 all is working PERFECT! No disconnections, start and stop perfect, AA starts in few seconds.. i think i will not update firmware anymore :)
 
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SOFO888

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Hello to all,

Here an update from my side.
I did not have any sudden disconnects for weeks now.
I only had one time the issue that the phone forgot AAWireless' WiFi network. I added the device again through the companion app and everything fine again.
I also have to admit that I did a reset some weeks ago.
 

dscline

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Sep 19, 2007
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The 5 percent that's left are the tricky ones with all kinds of different weird issues. From audio stuttering to disconnections.
FWIW, you had previously let me try the 2.1 Hyundai SSL fix because I started having to use pass-through mode after my Kia head unit had an update. That didn't fix that issue, I still had to use pass-through to get it to connect, but it did work for two weeks without a single disconnection on that firmware. Late last week I updated to 2.01, and have now had disconnects nearly every day. All the settings are the same. Last night I fished the dongle out of the dash so I can start paying attention to what the light is doing when it disconnects. So I can't really provide any useful feedback yet, other than to say that on the surface, it does appear that there may be something in 2.01 that may be contributing to the apparent rise in reported issues over the past week. I'll update once I see what the dongle reports when it happens.
 

Gee11

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Hello guys, i had many problems of disconnection after upgrading to 2.0 firmware. I can confirm that after downgrade to 1.8 all is working PERFECT! No disconnections, start and stop perfect, AA starts in few seconds.. i think i will not update firmware anymore :)
nice, i will get my 1.8 downgrade today too :D
 

Snirpo

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FWIW, you had previously let me try the 2.1 Hyundai SSL fix because I started having to use pass-through mode after my Kia head unit had an update. That didn't fix that issue, I still had to use pass-through to get it to connect, but it did work for two weeks without a single disconnection on that firmware. Late last week I updated to 2.01, and have now had disconnects nearly every day. All the settings are the same. Last night I fished the dongle out of the dash so I can start paying attention to what the light is doing when it disconnects. So I can't really provide any useful feedback yet, other than to say that on the surface, it does appear that there may be something in 2.01 that may be contributing to the apparent rise in reported issues over the past week. I'll update once I see what the dongle reports when it happens.
Hmm, this is interesting information. Can you send in a bug report via the app?
 

Snirpo

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Hello guys, i had many problems of disconnection after upgrading to 2.0 firmware. I can confirm that after downgrade to 1.8 all is working PERFECT! No disconnections, start and stop perfect, AA starts in few seconds.. i think i will not update firmware anymore :)
That'ss very surprising really, nothing else changed in the meantime? Can you send in a bug report via the app?
 

-Loom-

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When you enable manual wifi settings and choose Germany, you will be able to use wifi channels above 140.

As far as I know the channels 153, 157, 161, 165 and 173 are regulated by the 'Bundesnetzagentur' (German net authority) and not allowed fo private use and only for fixed locations.
 

dscline

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Hmm, this is interesting information. Can you send in a bug report via the app?
Of course. I assume I just wait until I'm connected then select the bug report option and it sends to you? I'll do it next time I'm in the car. It will be a short trip, probably not long enough to have a problem, I assume it will have previous disconnects in memory?
 

mcgoemek

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VERBINDUNGSPROBLEME: Ich hab gerät vor 2 monaten erhalten Bis jetzt War nicht möglich Zum Verbinden Blinkt grün Dann Bink blau dann wieder grünEinfach verbindet Nicht Dann Haben wir mehrfach Reset gemacht Aber trotzdem nicht geklappt Alles Einstellungen Ging auch nicht Auto Mazda CX5 Telefon Samsung 20 EF 5G Danke vor aus
Hat jemand eine Idee?
 

Snirpo

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Of course. I assume I just wait until I'm connected then select the bug report option and it sends to you? I'll do it next time I'm in the car. It will be a short trip, probably not long enough to have a problem, I assume it will have previous disconnects in memory?
Yes, if the device has not been reset in the meantime, the logs are still on the device. You can just start debug mode, immediately stop it and send the logs.
 

TomNguyen87

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Hi guys, I don't have any bug or problem whatsoever, I just wanna share my experience with the dpi setting and split screen. Well I don't know if there's any recent change, but last time (pre-2.0 firrmware) the maximum dpi I can put to get split screen on my old 7" pioneer HU is 103. Yesterday I updated the firmware to 2.0.1 and reset all the pairings, then I realized I can raise the dpi to 118-119 (I'm sorry I don't remember exactly) and still get spit screen. To me it's better because now I think all of the texts and labels (maps, spotify, etc) are bigger and clearer to see. So if you're in a similar situation like me maybe you can give it a try :D
 

Falconis75

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Good morning!

I received my AA Wireless unit several weeks ago and after getting it setup it worked flawlessly for a while. However, after the update to 2.0 it disconnects from the head unit a lot (4-5 times on my 20 minute commute to work). I've tried enabling passthrough, disabling wifi and bluetooth scanning in location settings and disabling battery optimization. Unfortunately that hasn't helped. Any suggestions on what to try next?

Phone: Pixel 5 (Verizon)
Head unit: Pioneer DMH-1770NEX
 

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    I had the same problem with GPS not working (not finding position or not moving on map) after the 2.0.2 update.
    Plugging out aawireless from my car's usb, waiting a minute und plugging it back in seems to have helped, at least with the one Google maps journey I had today.
    My phone (even if it is a oneplus 8t ;-) ) was definitely not responsible, GPS worked there all the time and I could navigate with the phone without any problem
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    That's interesting, since OnePlus also is based on Oppo...
    Did you maybe have or had a systemupdate on your phone?
    You also could try these steps: https://themobilequery.com/oppo-find-x3-pro-gps-not-working/
    ...these also helped the oneplus users I know that have issues with GPS.

    I tried with this solution and its working well actually. 😇👌
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    Great work ! :(

    When I fired up the AAW app, it said an update to 2.0.2 was available. When I tapped that, it asked if I wanted to download on a metered connection, & I said yes. It then started to display progress info at the top of the screen, & then almost immediately quit. Repeatable.

    Why do I believe that this is a software error? Because the progress info was " % %d %", which means that someone screwed up an 'sprintf' function call.

    This used to work correctly.

    EDIT:

    The above info was from attempting the update while AA was running on the car/AAW/phone.

    When I tried again a few hours later, I did not give AA a chance to start, & the update to 2.0.2 worked perfectly, & I did not see the 'sprintf' error.
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    Great work! :(

    When I fired up the AAW app, it said an update to 2.0.2 was available. When I tapped that, it asked if I wanted to download on a metered connection, & I said yes. It then started to display progress info at the top of the screen, & then almost immediately quit. Repeatable.

    Why do I believe that this is a software error? Because the progress info was " % %d %", which means that someone screwed up an 'sprintf' function call.

    This used to work correctly.

    EDIT:

    The above info was from attempting the update while AA was running on the car/AAW/phone.

    When I tried again a few hours later, I did not give AA a chance to start, & the update to 2.0.2 worked perfectly, & I did not see the 'sprintf' error.
    I'll check. We've been having some backend issues lately, so that's probably the cause. The sprintf thingy is probably a side effect of that.
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    I'll check. We've been having some backend issues lately, so that's probably the cause. The sprintf thingy is probably a side effect of that.
    I've noticed that " % %d %" flashes briefly at the beginning of every update actually, so unless fixed with the last app updates is likely still an issue somewhere. 🙂
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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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    @everyone

    For feature requests or issues, please use: https://github.com/cpebit/aawireless-issues/issues/new/choose

    I getting really hard to follow this thread. Possibly I already forgot some requests of some people. Need a bit of structure. We will try to fix issues one by one from GitHub.
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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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    @Snirpo

    Why don't you use a Y-cable? Data plugs into the USB and electric power from the cigarette lighter plug.
    By this you can check the voltage on the cigarette lighter plug. Is it 12.x Volts, you know the engine is off. Then you wait for a timeout of 2 minutes after the phone disconnected and turn off AAWireless. As soon as the voltage is 14.x Volts, you know that the engine is running and turn AAWireless on. You could sell this as an addon cable for people who need this.

    Another solution is to make it based on vibrations/accelerations. The early bluetooth handsfree sets used a similar way to check if the door was opened. I don't know if there is a sensor on the board.

    Another idea is to carefully check how stable the 5V from USB is during engine start as the ICs have to control the output voltage based on the input voltage (input voltage should drop during engine cranking). I guess you will see a voltage control behavior. I think it will drop for a short time and then go over 5V until the controller sets the 5V stable. And here you can start AAWireless. As soon as the phone disconnects keep a long enough timeout of 5 minutes or so to make sure that noone tries to reconnect. Then you can turn off AAWireless. You could sell this as an addon cable for people who need this.

    These are just some ideas...
    While I do like these ideas technically. From an UX perspective I don't know.

    Right now already we get complaints AAWireless is difficult to setup (while in reality it really isn't), compared to for example the MA1, this would complicate it more. I have seen a lot of support tickets, and for non-tech these things are just very hard to understand. "Why do I need an extra cable?!"

    I think for the car's which have an always on USB port (Dodge RAM/Jeep) we seem to have a proper device controlled solution now (in beta).
    For other cars which keep their USB port powered for just a while after turn off its trickier, but even then the phone controlled way works for most. What's left is the edge cases, where we have to think about how to handle those.
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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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    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.
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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.