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xprox3000

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Jun 29, 2021
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So your Car only Supports Android Auto, right? Which car and what head unit do you have?
Cla45 with 2018 screen. CarPlay work with this device because i have it. Need screen mirroring and CarPlay wireless in one device
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tobzi1977

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„Need screen mirroring and CarPlay wireless in one device” read carefully

Guys I think there is a misunderstanding here.

The Car's Headunit has to support CarPlay and/or AndroidAuto, so that the CP-600 or such boxes can be connected and used. So, the CP-600 uses the Apple CarPlay protocol to operate on the Car's Headunit screen, GPS and audio / video / UI controls.

What xprox3000 is obviously wants is that the CP-600 itself again offers a CarPlay wireless interface to connect his iPhone to the CP-600 - which is not provided by such boxes.

Again, it's just a misunderstanding about what those CarPlay Boxes can do and what not
 

xprox3000

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Jun 29, 2021
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Guys I think there is a misunderstanding here.

The Car's Headunit has to support CarPlay and/or AndroidAuto, so that the CP-600 or such boxes can be connected and used. So, the CP-600 uses the Apple CarPlay protocol to operate on the Car's Headunit screen, GPS and audio / video / UI controls.

What xprox3000 is obviously wants is that the CP-600 itself again offers a CarPlay wireless interface to connect his iPhone to the CP-600 - which is not provided by such boxes.

Again, it's just a misunderstanding about what those CarPlay Boxes can do and what not
Yes need original CarPlay wireless with cp600. CarPlay work on cable usb and another device. No cp600
 

MrHappyChappy

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Jul 1, 2021
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Hello all,

I'm very new to these devices, I came across them last week and had one delivered yesterday. I plugged it into my car but I seem to be missing the splitscreen button, I've checked in the settings and watched some videos but as I understand it should work out of the box.
I've looked through several threads here and seen some mentions of model numbers like CP600, firmware versions etc but I'm unsure how I check if I need to perform an update or the model number of the device that I have.

Here are some pictures of the system if it helps with providing me with some guidance on what I need to upgrade (if anything).

Thanks in advance.
 

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