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seseattle

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Some USB mode feedback.

I'm on 1.7.1 and it's working well on my '19 Ram 1500 with the 12" UConnect screen - except that it pops up a "device not supported" on every 2nd or so reconnect. This was fixed by putting it in MTP mode and now it is working perfectly.
 

dzeidzei

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I'm also quite happy with 1.7.1 on my passat gte. Only flaw seems to be the one i've had for quite a long time. I think pre-1.5.0:

Sometimes, maybe one out of 5 times AA just doesn't launch. Workaround for this is has been for me to open app, got to start/stop setting, disable and enable it back and then save settings. After this AA will launch in about 10 seconds, everytime.
 

ekraus50

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I have a Ford with Sync 3. The AAwirless module works as stated but when I shut the vehicle down and exit
the phone stays connected until I am pretty far away. If I am on a call it stays connected but with no voice.
The USB port stays active for some time. And if I exit the car am close enough the AAmodule connects to the phone.
My only cure it to unplug the module. Any idea how to fix this?
 

Lenster45

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I've had my unit for about a week now. Its running 1.6 and says no update available with is fine by me since its been operating flawlessly. The only quirk is. I listen to audio music stored on my phone using VLC media player. The player no longer resumes from where is left off when I turn the vehicle on. I have to enter the app on the HU and select the playlist. It always resumed correctly when attached by cable.
2017 Honda CRV USA

Len
 

yahoo666

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Adding up to what I've already wrote here. What I've noticed is that when the AAW is in "blinky blue" status (which means it's available to be enabled on the HU, but not enabled) - it could stay in this state forever. But after it turns to solid blue (which means the AAW has been enabled on the HU) - it crashes as described.

Also noticed, that after last update to beta 1.8 I get red light when booting.

cheers
y.
 

Lenster45

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Problem started showing up. Device stays at blinking green. I followed the instructions to reset everything. Still doing it. A message says "Internet Unavailable cannot Auto Connect" and it never disconnects from the home WIFI.
If I power it from a outlet. It works fine and goes to blinking blue. It disconnects my home network and connects to the AAWireless WIFI. It I reconnect it to the car again, back to blinking green.

2017 Honda CRV USA. Stock HU

Len

Edit: Works fine in the car when connected on a cable. On firmware 1.6 but it says no update available. Also tried 2.4G wifi.
 
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osm0sis

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Even though I don't have any problems on 1.7.1 (actually working the best it's ever worked), a bit more of an official statement on the apparent global rollback to 1.5.0 would be nice. 🤔
 

Snirpo

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Even though I don't have any problems on 1.7.1 (actually working the best it's ever worked), a bit more of an official statement on the apparent global rollback to 1.5.0 would be nice. 🤔
Yes, sorry we probably should've communicated that. All older batch devices are now back to 1.5. We had some issues coming in of devices having connection issues on 1.7 and also cases where WiFi stopped working. It might be a bit confusing, but to prevent a lot of tickets coming in with "can you downgrade my device" we decided to provide 1.5 as latest firmware again. I'm now waiting for some returns to come in where the Wifi stopped working (mostly batch 3 devices), so I can analyze what's happening and restart the rollout.
Next time we will probably do a phased rollout, cause rolling out an update sucks with the amount of hardware variance we have at the moment.
 

diehof

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I have Seat Ateca built 2018, Samsung 9+, Android 10,...updated ota last week on 1.7.1 and it's working well with original cable.
 

Selo68

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I have problems with reconnecting since version 1.7.1. But only if i leave car and come back after a short time. (unplug and replugging solved the problem). When conneced aa is running rocking solid (without any disconnects). Phone mi9 with crdroid and nikgapps stock
I have the same problem. I don't know if this is caused by vehicle infotainment or AAW
 

*****_***

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I got my AAwireless two weeks ago. As far as I know it is from last batch. Firstly I updated it to 1.7.1.
I've noticed it crashes randomly... After crash a light in the AAW device is still solid blue. In order to make it working again I need to unplug AAW device from car and connect again. I tried to use other cables but it does not help.

I use it with samsung galaxy s20+.
My car is KIA Proceed MY21 with widescreen.

Do you have any idea how to fix it? Maybe should I change something in settings?
 

Ludeape

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Hi,
Have anyone come across the issue with a Samsung phone having the issue of AA wireless ask for secure folder password every time it connects?
Thank you
 

Zece-88

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Yes, sort of. But it's too technical at this point. It means fully re-flashing the device. We don't want another "DRAM fix" adventure again, that was an horrible experience. We first need to understand this issue and check the numbers, if it's worth the hassle of explaining how to re-flash the device. But for sure in the future we will provide some easier USB update mechanism. It's possible with the update tooling we're using.
Hi @Snirpo,

Im stuck at the v. 1.7.1 with no working wifi after the upgrade. Emil says he rolled med back to v. 1.5.0, but no update to be seen in companion app.

I downloaded the v. 1.5.0 firmware om pc. Please explain how to re-flash the unit.
 

festor

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Hi @Snirpo,

Im stuck at the v. 1.7.1 with no working wifi after the upgrade. Emil says he rolled med back to v. 1.5.0, but no update to be seen in companion app.

I downloaded the v. 1.5.0 firmware om pc. Please explain how to re-flash the unit.
Do you have the password?

 

Zece-88

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mars1300

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Hi. Just wanted to give some info about my experience. I have one from the batch that needed the DRAM fix, and am using with a Mazda infotainment. After the DRAM fix the device was rock solid, it probably crashed/rebooted twice over a few months.

This was being used on Mazda vehicle with firmware 70.00.367A.
After updating to Mazda firmware 74.00.230A it started crashing constantly, multiple times on a 15 minute drive. I contacted support and got told to send it in for a replacement, but I decided to wait a little and see if the 1.7.1 update fixes those crashes.

The 1.7.1 update made things a lot better, but it still crashes occasionally, maybe once every 3 or 4 drives, which is usable, but not as good as it was on the older Mazda firmware. I'm hoping that this gives you something to track down with Mazda's update. Since I don't drive too much, I think I will wait and hope for a software fix before I send it in for a replacement.
@Snirpo @Emil Borconi Just wondering if you think these crashes will be solvable through software updates or if I should send it back for a replacement as was instructed by support. If you think it's solvable I don't mind waiting.
 

EGOiST1991

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My device works greeat so far. It just looses the connection 2-3 times a drive. it will connect after a few seconds back. but it still is a problem i guess. is there a fix?

Since there are so many cases with reconnecting i wanna specify.
It connects perfectly fine! After 15-20mins the connection is lost for 5-10-15seconds. and then i can reconnect via my carscreen.
Some time into the drive the same happens again. The disconnects seems at the same gps position...
 
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    Many people have this problem too, I've personally had this bug since I changed my HU last year even with wired AA (phone is galaxy s10+), now the same with AAwireless, so I think this bug isn't because of AAwireless but AA and/or HU/phone. I already tried many things but still can't fix it because it's intermitten


    I am also experiencing similar issues using Poco F3.
    When I receive a call or make a call it restarts android auto conenction and switched the conversation on my smartwatch.

    If i disable the call option on the smartwatch then when I receive a call/or make a call then AAwirelless will disconect and reconnect and the call will resume on the car's headunit. In the meantime I will have 5-6 secs of dead time while the other party already starts speaking.

    I was not experiencing this a couple of months ago when I started using AAwirelss and the only thing that changed since then was the AA app I guess :/
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    I wanted provide an update on this to see if anyone has any idea. I ended up downgrading the firmware on my cars head unit to the version that was working perfectly previously. I still have the same situation. Using a cable to my phone AA works perfectly. Using the AAwireless device, my phone connects and prompts me to open AA on my cars head unit however the icon to click on the head unit screen is not there. This behaviour only happens when using the AAWireless device. I am thinking now this is a Android 12 issue and perhaps something updated on my phone around the same time the firmware in my car was updated. Is there anything I should be doing to provide logs on this? There is not really an error I suppose on the AAwireless side but something seems to not communicating correctly. I will be testing on another car to see if the problem persists or not in the coming days.
    We have a support overload since Android 12, it ain't funny... Emil and myself have (almost) zero issues on our Pixel 6s. The only thing I experienced once or twice is Bluetooth cutting out on the Pixel, have to reboot the phone to get it to work again. Stuff is broken for sure... For some it works fine, for others with seemingly exact the same situation it does not. We're trying to find solutions, but we're already pretty overloaded with everything going on.
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    Wouldn't recommend downgrading your device (requires @Snirpo or another aawireless dev to do this) because then like me, you'll be stuck on firmware 1.5 with no explanation why someone people are on 1.7.1 and others are stuck on 1.5 and no option to update. I'm also a first gen aawireless AAWireless-eSs19MUQ
    Explanation: some batch 4 devices have been flashed with batch 3 firmware, and at this point we have no way to differentiate them from the backend automatically. So batch 1, 2 and 4 are save to update, batch 3 not, because it could also very well be an batch 4 device. It's causing havoc cause the backend is not really set up for this situation. For now we are only doing manual updates for batch 3 devices.
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    Hi !

    I got my AAWireless today. Updated to 1.7.1, and used it with a Pixel 6 Pro on a Hyundai Ioniq 2020 (with the April 2020 head unit SW update).

    It's working fine for ... a few minutes. Then it disconnects. I had about 4 or 5 disconnects on a 15mn trip today while using intermittently maps, spotify or both.

    When it happens, it looks like the LED stays blue, the head unit says the phone disconnected, the phone things AA is still on, and based on feedback from my passenger fiddling with the phone, AAWireless app on the phone still thinks it's connected to the device.

    If you wait long enough (a couple of minutes) it eventually comes back. That or disconnect/reconnect.

    All settings are default.

    Any suggestion ? I couldn't figure out what to do with the "debugging" mode... that said I'm a SW engineer so given instructions I can probably dig out logs etc...
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    Some info that may provide some insight to others. I'm using an Xiaomi note 9s (Curtana) and while running MIUI EU 12.5 I have issues with AAW after a call ends it plays through my phone's speakers instead of the headunit speakers. This is a well known bug from MIUI. I tried flashing a few different android 11-12 ROMs and ALL had issues with AAW from aosp ROMs to official lineage os (android 11) and gave up on the idea of a bug free experience.

    However, I flashed a build of MIUI EU 12.6 and I now have a BUG FREE EXPERIENCE of AAW - no dropping out, calls work without disconnecting/sound going through incorrect sources etc.

    My point being: this is XDA - we flash different ROMs some of which are buggy to high hell. If you're having issues with your phone and connections etc please try using a stable ROM or change your ROM to check if you have any luck connecting/resolving bugs. There are plenty of aftermarket ROMs here where android auto via USB functions great but wireless is bugged (looking at you lineage os) just my two cents
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    I have a Samsung s21 Ultra on the Android 12 beta. Everything works perfectly for me so far. I haven't seen the change your referring too though.
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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.