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tajob

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Sep 3, 2011
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Hello all
I own a CP600 about a month ago and I rooted it via superSu and it works fine
What I have done is the following:
1- I downloaded the file sun50iw6p1_android_petrel-p1_uart0.img
2- Open the file and extract recovery.fex and root it
3- Restore recovery.fex file to sun50iw6p1_android_petrel-p1_uart0.img
4- I downloaded the modified file to the device via the PhoenixUSBPro.exe program
5- I installed the superSu program and the root worked great
But when updating the device with the upgrade_pkg.zip file, the root goes and after several attempts, I found a funny way to root any upgrade_pkg.zip file, which is as follows:
1- Install the upgrade_pkg.zip file via usb as usual and update the device normally
2- Install the modified sun50iw6p1_android_petrel-p1_uart0.img file via PhoenixSuit
3- From the fireware option, choose the modified file sun50iw6p1_android_petrel-p1_uart0.img, then press right on Download On or multi partition and choose boot only and install
Note \\ I did not put a link to the modified file sun50iw6p1_android_petrel-p1_uart0.img because it is 1.4 GB in size and I did not explain the installation of the ROM in detail because there are explanations on YouTube
 
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SonicSpinner

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Hello all
I own a CP600 about a month ago and I rooted it via superSu and it works fine
What I have done is the following:
1- I downloaded the file sun50iw6p1_android_petrel-p1_uart0.img
2- Open the file and extract recovery.fex and root it
3- Restore recovery.fex file to sun50iw6p1_android_petrel-p1_uart0.img
4- I downloaded the modified file to the device via the PhoenixUSBPro.exe program
5- I installed the superSu program and the root worked great
But when updating the device with the upgrade_pkg.zip file, the root goes and after several attempts, I found a funny way to root any upgrade_pkg.zip file, which is as follows:
1- Install the upgrade_pkg.zip file via usb as usual and update the device normally
2- Install the modified sun50iw6p1_android_petrel-p1_uart0.img file via PhoenixSuit
3- From the fireware option, choose the modified file sun50iw6p1_android_petrel-p1_uart0.img, then press right on Download On or multi partition and choose boot only and install
Note \\ I did not put a link to the modified file sun50iw6p1_android_petrel-p1_uart0.img because it is 1.4 GB in size and I did not explain the installation of the ROM in detail because there are explanations on YouTube
Well done.

Can you explain what we can use the root for on this device? What advantages can we get.
Thanx
 

tajob

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Sep 3, 2011
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Well done.

Can you explain what we can use the root for on this device? What advantages can we get.
Thanx
The benefit of root as it is known
1- Control the processor through the kernel-manager program and raise its speed from 1500 MHz to 1800 MHz
2- Modify the MiuDrive.apk file to add languages that do not exist
3- Switch between MiuDrive.apk files to try system updates without upgrade_pkg.zip every time
4- Delete all advertisements in programs through the AdAway.apk program, which needs root
5- Add car launcher apk and make it work directly after working MiuDrive.apk without my intervention and this needs root
This is what I remember now
 
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zacman

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The firmware has been rooted

that's it. you guys are great. this is exactly what i expected. Let's see if our CP-21 Wireless CarPlay Adapter Plus will work on devices. If there is a wifi problem, friends who understand this business can transfer the wifi driver from the original software and solve the problem. we'll try and see...
 

localos

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that's it. you guys are great. this is exactly what i expected. Let's see if our CP-21 Wireless CarPlay Adapter Plus will work on devices. If there is a wifi problem, friends who understand this business can transfer the wifi driver from the original software and solve the problem. we'll try and see...
New viper4androidfx firmware
 
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tajob

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Sep 3, 2011
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The firmware has been rooted

I tested the file
Excellent work
I made many attempts to modify the Upgrade_pkg.zip file, but it did not work for me. The modification of the sun50iw6p1_android_petrel-p1_uart0.img file did work for me.
I hope you will Explain steps the update_pkg.zip file and the SignApk link that you used, regarding the key.pk8 files and the Certificate.pem file, have you modified them?
Thank you
 

LwannaCM

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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.
And also the one who Has plenty of bugs depending on the Car you are using. The Box should have been Tested in more Cars before throwing it on the Market. But i quess that's you normal These days, that the buyer has to test it. Microsoft and apple do the Same Thing, but they have at least much more deverlopers to fix the Problems in time. Poor Guy that develops this firmwares. I think it's Just one and He has no Help from Others.
 

PitelHZX

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And also the one who Has plenty of bugs depending on the Car you are using. The Box should have been Tested in more Cars before throwing it on the Market. But i quess that's you normal These days, that the buyer has to test it. Microsoft and apple do the Same Thing, but they have at least much more deverlopers to fix the Problems in time. Poor Guy that develops this firmwares. I think it's Just one and He has no Help from Others.
I have used CP600 before, it is also a bunch of bugs, so far, they have not been resolved. I also think that the development team behind the CP600 box may be a poor guy. The sound of the CP600 drives me crazy, it should appear on the car stereo at all. When I am navigating, I cannot listen to the radio. And its display quality is really terrible. The sound of CP600 is also lagging, and the audio and video are not synchronized.

As a user who has used two kinds of boxes, objectively speaking, Qualcomm ApplePie boxes are better than CP600 in terms of hardware performance and software function. It can be said that they are not a grade product at all. This is the fact.

It can be seen that you maintain your CP600 very much. The above is my experience, if you offend, please forgive me.
 

LwannaCM

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I have used CP600 before, it is also a bunch of bugs, so far, they have not been resolved. I also think that the development team behind the CP600 box may be a poor guy. The sound of the CP600 drives me crazy, it should appear on the car stereo at all. When I am navigating, I cannot listen to the radio. And its display quality is really terrible. The sound of CP600 is also lagging, and the audio and video are not synchronized.

As a user who has used two kinds of boxes, objectively speaking, Qualcomm ApplePie boxes are better than CP600 in terms of hardware performance and software function. It can be said that they are not a grade product at all. This is the fact.

It can be seen that you maintain your CP600 very much. The above is my experience, if you offend, please forgive me.
You didn´t offend me at all, but you misunderstood me, i was talking of the applepiebox. cp600 just runs fine with the last firmwareupdates, but is slow as hell and does not have split screen activated. you can do that by adding a navbar for instance, but that doesn´t help the slow behaviour in any way, only confirms it :)
 

SonicSpinner

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You didn´t offend me at all, but you misunderstood me, i was talking of the applepiebox. cp600 just runs fine with the last firmwareupdates, but is slow as hell and does not have split screen activated. you can do that by adding a navbar for instance, but that doesn´t help the slow behaviour in any way, only confirms it :)
Hey buddy. Care to explain a bit more about splitscreen and cp600?
 

LwannaCM

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LG G3
Stupid question as I can’t find an answer anywhere. Do these work with aftermarket head units like the alpine ilx65

Stupid question as I can’t find an answer anywhere. Do these work with aftermarket head units like the alpine ilx650w?
If the alpine Supports Apple carplay it should Work, it strongly depends on the implemetation of the Apple protocol and the builddate/Firmware of the Aftermarket head unit and also If the USB has enough poweroutput. I guess you have to try.
 

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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.