CarPlay AI Box - "Android headunit" dongle?

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Feb 24, 2021
The firmware has been rooted

Hi localos

I tried to download the firmware, extract the boot.img from the zip and patched it with magisk, I repacked the boot.img inside the .zip file, renamed the .zip to as stated in the installation instructions of MMB but I got an error when I try to update it. Can you eventually help me? Here is the link to the official firmware: (MMB Carplay Android 7.0)

Thank you


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Dec 24, 2015
well. magisk is working (I loaded it on bluestacks in windows) the problem is that when i put the modified boot.img inside the, when I start the update I got an error. I would like to use the standard MMB Firmware with root permissions.
Are you able to load the entire firmware into bluestacks for testing?


Jun 29, 2021
I'm not talking about the car, but about the device. Device have netflix YouTube carmirroring but dont have icon CarPlay. CarPlay auto is working with usb cable.


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Nov 8, 2014
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
well. magisk is working (I loaded it on bluestacks in windows) the problem is that when i put the modified boot.img inside the, when I start the update I got an error. I would like to use the standard MMB Firmware with root permissions.
There ist already a rooted Update package in my Firmware thread, i confirm it working as expected. Just use this.


Jun 29, 2021

Dont have this icon on my cp-600

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    Hi I have this version of AI box

    There is also rebranded version from Joyeauto with 4GB RAM, generally it is the same product:

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

    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

    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.
    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
    ladies and gentlemen. the new carplay box has been released.
    it is a beast! holy moly, thoae chinese went all in on this box.

    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. 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.
    in the forum at pda. ru is asked whether the AI Carplay boxes are also available with Andfoid 9, i think no !
    whether cp600, or cp-21, cp-31, cp-41, cp-91, MMB-AI box or whatever, all boxes are based on:
    Allwinner H6 Chipset most run only under Android 7

    i think,

    the Allwinner H616 chipset most run Android 9 max Android 10
    that is the difference

    the above box with Android 9 is based on PX6