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acevalsl

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can I install mmb firmware in cp-41??
thxs

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tobzi1977

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new firmware is out for the cp600. and probably also working for the other CP.
this is dated march 10. 2021. I just upgraded with successfull through the usb disk,.

PC new firmware download link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1AlJ5FpCTPq47nx24q8DxJismK57x1GkW?usp=sharing
PC upgrade guide: https://drive.google.com/file/d/18g2pfcfAf1hbolVbU_LvSuVSkAAakvLN/view?usp=sharing

Hi guys, the PC update links to Gdrive are not working any more.
Do we maybe have an alternative to download the updated file for the CP-600 ?

I need to reflash because the device is stuck in Boot Looping.
 

Buckaroo78

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It's seems that there is a new version with Android 9 and Wifi 5Ghz...

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tobzi1977

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Hi guys, the PC update links to Gdrive are not working any more.
Do we maybe have an alternative to download the updated file for the CP-600 ?

I need to reflash because the device is stuck in Boot Looping.

meanwhile this was kindly provided by Sonic here:


cheers
T.
 

chadamir

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I've read through this entire thread and I'm still not even sure if there's a box I should even bother getting. I just want android auto on my car radio but only have carplay
 

marchnz

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I've read through this entire thread and I'm still not even sure if there's a box I should even bother getting. I just want android auto on my car radio but only have carplay

You're likely to regret buying one of these buggy greyboxes if Android Auto is what you want.

Suggest avoiding these hacks and buying a genuine certified Android Auto unit.

 

chadamir

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You're likely to regret buying one of these buggy greyboxes if Android Auto is what you want.

Suggest avoiding these hacks and buying a genuine certified Android Auto unit.

It's at least 3 to 5 times more expensive to replace a head unit.
 

perfektny

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You're likely to regret buying one of these buggy greyboxes if Android Auto is what you want.

Suggest avoiding these hacks and buying a genuine certified Android Auto unit.

CP boxes are all fine with UROID firmware (https://www.car4play.kr/product-page/uroid). No bugs works perfectly. Btw. there are no 'certified Android Auto unit" for Porsche or other VW group cars and it is uncomparable with full adnroid system in small plug-and-play device. I do not think it is a good idea to change head unit in 100k+ premium car :)
 
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oochiewallie

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I had bought myself a CP600, but not very fond of it. It doesn't have Dutch language (not a big issue though) and is very slow. Also, it doesn't recognize my car gps signal (even when setting the GPS setting to "Use car GPS"). That's why I returned it and looking for a better alternative.

I'm wondering what is the best Carplay AI box available at the moment? I'm using it for watching Netflix and TV in the first place, but want to use it for other things (Google Maps, Spotify, etc.) as well. I tend to go for the QM box (https://de.aliexpress.com/item/1005002504763314.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.655c4c4dqiApNU), but read about the audio lag issue. However, the seller on AliExpress assures me that this issue has just been fixed. Can anyone confirm this?

And what about that other device with the Rockchip CPU (https://de.aliexpress.com/item/1005002449034431.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.4dd831faAIkqhg); is this a better one than the Qualcomm device?
 

zetagemini

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CP boxes are all fine with UROID firmware (https://www.car4play.kr/product-page/uroid). No bugs works perfectly. Btw. there are no 'certified Android Auto unit" for Porsche or other VW group cars and it is uncomparable with full adnroid system in small plug-and-play device. I do not think it is a good idea to change head unit in 100k+ premium car :)
Hello,
can I install UROID firmware on a MMB Carplay Android 7 unit? And how?
 

PitelHZX

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there are several Carplay AI Box . this one is quite strong specification and high performance

Compared with these carplay ai boxes, the most powerful box is undoubtedly the Qualcomm box.

Qualcomm 8cores processor
4G + 64G
with 2G/3G/4G network support, plug into local carrier SIM card, support for phone calls and 4G mobile network.
WIFI 802.11a/b/g/n/AC, 2.4G+5G
Dual BT ( Master and Slave):
Master - BLE4.2 (Bluetooth Low Energy)
Master Bluetooth: complete Bluetooth protocol stack on the cellphone side, support to connect all kinds of Bluetooth devices, such as Bluetooth OBD, Bluetooth HID input device (Bluetooth mouse, Bluetooth keyboard, etc.).
Slave - BT5.0
Slave Bluetooth, support the connection of mobile phone Bluetooth, provide Bluetooth hands-free phone, mobile phone Bluetooth music transmission and other functions.
GNSS: GPS/GLONASS/Beidou
Android 9.0, wireless CarPlay and wireless Android Auto, iPhone mirror, android phone mirror,......
Support the original car touchpad, steering wheel buttons, scroll wheel, knob operation.
 

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    UX999 looks very good on my 2019 Toyota RAV4
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    Hi I have this version of AI box
    https://www.alibaba.com/product-det...a2756.order-detail-ta-ta-b.0.0.5abb2fc2wCcoEN


    There is also rebranded version from Joyeauto with 4GB RAM, generally it is the same product:
    https://www.joyeauto.com/mmb-multim...-for-the-cars-with-oem-factory-apple-carplay/

    Joyeauto provides also download section for this device, where is a new ROM:

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/oyjsw7s4q6dmvrm/AADy_yP8FC3JqnIrgjZrK-Gea?dl=0

    Is there anybody who can make custom rooted firmware?

    Btw. It can be plugged to any Android phone/ tablet via Carlinkit Wried CarPlay Smart Link Dongle for Android https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33038683679.html

    It works like in the car, it is good for playing with and installing in home.

    Bluetooth is blocked only for phone connection. I plugged cheap BT dongle to the USB port of the AI box and now I can connect anything including of OBD2.

    What is annoying is autohiding on-screen navigation panel. It would be better make the always visible navigation bar and all apks opening resized in the rest of the screen.

    Generally it is pretty interesting and good working device.
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    I have been looking at this as well. I'm going to order one as soon as my wife will let me probably a month or two from now.

    To my knowledge nobody else seems to be utilizing car play as a generic display output with touch screen support.

    I can't wait to get a hold of one of these and dump the firmware, if we can replicate how they interface, perhaps we can replicate it In software.

    Imagine Apple car play as a primary display, as an installable magisk module.
    That would solve the issues of Android crippling secondary displays for DRM. It would also hola many car units to be repurposed closer to their users need. But also help to minimize e-waste and unnecessary wasteful economic activity. Too much hardware goes to landfills because of lack of standardized interfaces for DIY upgrades.


    so long as no money is being made it's all good. Intellectual property is an artifact of commerce,
    It has no ethical relevance in non-commercial endeavors
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    ladies and gentlemen. the new carplay box has been released.
    it is a beast! holy moly, thoae chinese went all in on this box.

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    It looks a little bit bigger than CP boxes, but still can be hidden somewhere in the car. Would you please measure dimensions? Seller has incorrect info about this (10.8 x 8.9 x 10.4 cm), it does not look 8.9 cm thick.

    Would you confirm that it needs only OTG-USB cable connected to cars’ Carplay port to work? No extra power cable nedded? Does it take GPS and MIC signal from the car or do you need to plug extra devices? Because I see all those accessories at the seller’s page…

    What about Bluetooth settings? Can the phone and OBD2 be connected? What is the quality of calls?

    Is there some car buttons mapper apk installed? Which car buttons works and does not works for you?
    1. See the below picture. It would be correct.

    2.It works only otg-usb. Not necessary any cable to working.

    3.it takes car original gps and mic signal. You don't need to plug extra devices.

    4. You can connect Bluetooth devices. But I don't use phone connection so I don't know the quality of calls

    5. The car buttons work properly maybe.

    I just received few hours ago. I am still working for my family. If you ask more detail(such as video upload), I can solve your questions.

    I used cp600, px6 all of ai box. But this new box is the best for now.