I noticed a change in the AAWireless (dev) app:
However, my phone reports ~30MB mobile data usage for AAWireless (dev) after a 1h drive today.
I recently switched from a Huawei P20 lite (Android 9) to a Samsung A53 (Android 12) and also could not download the syslog. With Android 12 the special WLAN configured and used by Android Auto seems to be "very special" since it is not listed in the saved WLANs and apparently does not allow a browser to connect to the AAWireless box and download the syslog.
Or just connect from a PC and download the logI recently switched from a Huawei P20 lite (Android 9) to a Samsung A53 (Android 12) and also could not download the syslog. With Android 12 the special WLAN configured and used by Android Auto seems to be "very special" since it is not listed in the saved WLANs and apparently does not allow a browser to connect to the AAWireless box and download the syslog.
Somehow though, I managed to do it, involving the following
- turn off headunit to prevent Android Auto from taking over (just turning off Bluetooth on the phone did not work, since AA turned it on again)
- configure the WLAN for the AAWireless box manually (I still had the WLAN password from using the Huawei P20 lite) - you may need to contact support to get your WLAN password
- turn off mobile data to prevent the browser from trying to connect to the AAW box over mobile data
- connect to the AAWireless WLAN
- open http://10.42.1.1:8000/syslog in the browser and download the syslog
I intend to update my phone to either VIVO X FOLD or OPPO FIND N phone.But I see posts in xda forums of these phones and Android Auto saying Android Auto is not working in these phones either using USB Code or Wirelessly.So,can I get Android Auto working in these phones if I purchase Android Auto Wireless Dongle and without ROOTING THESE PHONES?
Anybody please advise.
Waiting with thanks....
If they don't work with Android Auto via USB cable or wirelessly then they will also not work with the AAWireless dongle.
Thank you martin.armstrng for your reply.But seems that you have not understood my question correctly. What I want to know is that whther Android Auto work in VIVO X FOLD or OPPO FIND N FOLD or Mi MIX FOLD phone either with USB code or wirelessly.If Android Auto does not work in these phones I have to purchase a Samsung Fold phone.So please be kind enough to clarify this.
Thanks for sharing this information!
@Snirpo This information could be put in the AAWireless FAQs, if it is not already there, to avoid users having to contact support to get the WIFI password.Thanks for sharing this information!
@Phantom1275, @kostiksimb and others wondering how to do this:
- get the SSID (that is the name of the WIFI) of your AAW device, something like AndroidAuto-AAWxxxxxxxx or AAWireless-xxxxxxxx with xxxxxxxx being your AAW device id
- enter the SSID in http://www.sha1-online.com to calculate the SHA1 and copy the result
- paste the result in
http://www.unit-conversion.info/texttools/uppercase/ to convert it to uppercase, the result is the WIFI password
We didn't do that on purpose. Because non-tech are going to set up to connection to the wifi hotspot of AAWireless manually. It will not help in any way. AA should set up the wifi connection via the bluetooth bootstrap. Manually connecting to the wifi of AAWireless will not help to get AA up and running.
I'll test on Xiaomi Mi 10T onI noticed if I set Dongle Mode, it has delay in connection like 3 or more minutes, so I forget it.
And if I disable it, it connects in seconds but sometimes my phone recognize it as a Bluetooth headset which results in low volume (but like as I said sometimes).
Really confused. Any fix possible for this behavior?!
I moved to "Disabled Dongle Mode" anyway.
This is head unit dependent unfortunately, you can try to set the "Start Android Auto automatically" to "Always" in Android Auto settings, but I'm afraid it won't help.Maybe @Snirpo can help me with a question. My phone that the bug that makes AAw disconnect when cellular data fails or changes (roaming switching, etc)
Could there be an option to make AA start automatically after reconnecting to the phone? Right now I have to click/touch the AA icon on the infotainment screen.
I have a Peugeot 208, recent model and a POCO F4 with MIUI 13.
Thanks in advance.
No, it is plug and play for 90+% of the users. The problem with these kinds of topic is, wherever it's located, reddit, XDA etc, it's mostly about issues.I'm a bit confused. I have received the AAwireless yesterday but haven't used it yet since my car is still in the shop.
I'm reading all these requests about adding device ID's to dev firmware, connection issues etc. Wouldn't I just be able to plug and play and use the device (after updating it) without issues? Or do I need to flash other firmware etc. to get it working properly?
Sidenote, can I already update this device without having access to my car?
Yes you can, AAWireless hosts a hotspot. Password of the hotspot is uppercased sha1 of the full SSID. I don't know what performance impact this has though. But I expect none, cause the wifi has more than enough bandwidth.@Snirpo
Just (perhaps) a stupid question: is it also possible to add another device to AAWireless Wifi?
For explanation: I ordered a dashcam. I did not receive the dash cam yet.
The dashcam provides the possibility to get connected to a WiFi router so that I can download the files and live view the dash cam. But it's not possible to be connected to AAWireless Wifi and have another hotspot or Wifi connection at the same time with my phone. Therefore my idea was to connect the dash cam to the same Wifi like my phone (in this case the AAWireless Wifi).
AndroidAuto-AAWxxx means your device is in dongle mode, that's how it's triggered, by the AndroidAuto-xxx. That's what you normally want, and is default on new devices. The reason why we still have "normal" (native wireless HU emulation) mode as well has multiple reasons.
We have two experimental options in the app from Firebase App Distribution (private beta build).
I know I should ignore these posts, but these are the comments why I'm honestly considering completely dropping out any forum / reddit / social media. What's the point? We have support, we have warranty, we have a refund policy. It might be "beta" for you, but we shipped over 100k devices and believe me or not, for most, it just works. It's the same thing for all of these dongles. They will not work perfectly for all, there are just too many variables.I used to get the same thing. I believe it is an issue with AA/Google rather than AAW. In any event, I have had to give up on AAW as I can't connect to it/won't update, just sits there with a constant light-blue light. It is a (very expensive) paper weight on my desk now. It is just "too Beta" for my requirements.
I have now got a Carlink 2022 Android box which works flawlessly for me.
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