CarPlay AI Box - "Android headunit" dongle?

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SonicSpinner

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Oct 11, 2008
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according to 4dpa russia forum. a root method but not testet yet

* kap2009,
If you want, you can experiment with getting root)). I don't have a device in my hands!
I downloaded the firmware from here , specifically "Firmware for Audiosources CP41 from 01/11/2021 (according to the representative, the firmware is universal and suitable for earlier CP31 devices)".
Using Magisk , I patched the stock kernel from the above firmware.
Shoved him back. Link to firmware with a patched kernel .
Before flashing.
Turn on USB debugging mode.
1. Go to settings, scroll down - "About phone".
2. Click on "Build number" several times until you see a message stating that you have become a developer.
3. Return to the main settings page and open the "For Developers" item.
4. In the Debugging section, enable USB Debugging. If the OEM unlock or factory unlock item is present in the developer options , then enable it too . If you do not turn it on, then you can then get a brick.
Download and install the firmware update (link above) as usual.
If everything is fine and you see the desktop), then we check the root access using the Root Checker.
Attached file Root + Checker + 6_5_0.apk (10.87 MB)

Now you need to install the program to grant root rights to the required programs.
1
SuperSU variant .
Download and install
Attached file SuperSUPRO_v2.82SR5_Patched.apk (2.65 MB)

Option 2.
Install the MagiskManager-v8.0.7_ (4834) .apk file as a normal application .
Attached file MagiskManager-v8.0.7_ (4834) .apk (3.05 MB)

Run it. Give permission to access memory if prompted.
Click on Install Magisk
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According to the idea, the unit should reboot into stock recovery and install magisk.

Try it, I'll repeat it again, I don't have the device on hand. Maybe not take off!
This procedure was carried out on exotic smartphones. On the Samsung, the m31s took off the first time according to the 2nd option.

EVERYTHING YOU DO WITH YOUR DEVICE, YOU DO AT YOUR OWN RISK !!!
BEFORE YOU REQUEST THIS, THINK: DO YOU NEED IT?
 

Andason74

Senior Member
Dec 24, 2015
65
1
according to 4dpa russia forum. a root method but not testet yet

* kap2009,
If you want, you can experiment with getting root)). I don't have a device in my hands!
I downloaded the firmware from here , specifically "Firmware for Audiosources CP41 from 01/11/2021 (according to the representative, the firmware is universal and suitable for earlier CP31 devices)".
Using Magisk , I patched the stock kernel from the above firmware.
Shoved him back. Link to firmware with a patched kernel .
Before flashing.
Turn on USB debugging mode.
1. Go to settings, scroll down - "About phone".
2. Click on "Build number" several times until you see a message stating that you have become a developer.
3. Return to the main settings page and open the "For Developers" item.
4. In the Debugging section, enable USB Debugging. If the OEM unlock or factory unlock item is present in the developer options , then enable it too . If you do not turn it on, then you can then get a brick.
Download and install the firmware update (link above) as usual.
If everything is fine and you see the desktop), then we check the root access using the Root Checker.
Attached file Root + Checker + 6_5_0.apk (10.87 MB)

Now you need to install the program to grant root rights to the required programs.
1
SuperSU variant .
Download and install
Attached file SuperSUPRO_v2.82SR5_Patched.apk (2.65 MB)

Option 2.
Install the MagiskManager-v8.0.7_ (4834) .apk file as a normal application .
Attached file MagiskManager-v8.0.7_ (4834) .apk (3.05 MB)

Run it. Give permission to access memory if prompted.
Click on Install Magisk
#

img-resized.png
21% original
Attached Image
1080 x 2400 (413.6 KB)
img-resized.png
21% original
Attached Image
1080 x 2400 (441.99 KB)

According to the idea, the unit should reboot into stock recovery and install magisk.

Try it, I'll repeat it again, I don't have the device on hand. Maybe not take off!
This procedure was carried out on exotic smartphones. On the Samsung, the m31s took off the first time according to the 2nd option.

EVERYTHING YOU DO WITH YOUR DEVICE, YOU DO AT YOUR OWN RISK !!!
BEFORE YOU REQUEST THIS, THINK: DO YOU NEED IT?
That is the same one I posted.
 

jayck li

Member
Feb 22, 2021
35
3
according to 4dpa russia forum. a root method but not testet yet

* kap2009,
If you want, you can experiment with getting root)). I don't have a device in my hands!
I downloaded the firmware from here , specifically "Firmware for Audiosources CP41 from 01/11/2021 (according to the representative, the firmware is universal and suitable for earlier CP31 devices)".
Using Magisk , I patched the stock kernel from the above firmware.
Shoved him back. Link to firmware with a patched kernel .
Before flashing.
Turn on USB debugging mode.
1. Go to settings, scroll down - "About phone".
2. Click on "Build number" several times until you see a message stating that you have become a developer.
3. Return to the main settings page and open the "For Developers" item.
4. In the Debugging section, enable USB Debugging. If the OEM unlock or factory unlock item is present in the developer options , then enable it too . If you do not turn it on, then you can then get a brick.
Download and install the firmware update (link above) as usual.
If everything is fine and you see the desktop), then we check the root access using the Root Checker.
附加文件 Root + Checker + 6_5_0.apk (10.87 MB)

Now you need to install the program to grant root rights to the required programs.
1
SuperSU variant .
Download and install
附加文件 SuperSUPRO_v2.82SR5_Patched.apk (2.65 MB)

Option 2.
Install the MagiskManager-v8.0.7_ (4834) .apk file as a normal application .
附加文件 MagiskManager-v8.0.7_ (4834) .apk (3.05 MB)

Run it. Give permission to access memory if prompted.
Click on Install Magisk
#

img-resized.png
21% original
附加图像
1080 x 2400 (413.6 KB)
img-resized.png
21% original
附加图像
1080 x 2400 (441.99 KB)

According to the idea, the unit should reboot into stock recovery and install magisk.

Try it, I'll repeat it again, I don't have the device on hand. Maybe not take off!
This procedure was carried out on exotic smartphones. On the Samsung, the m31s took off the first time according to the 2nd option.

EVERYTHING YOU DO WITH YOUR DEVICE, YOU DO AT YOUR OWN RISK !!!
BEFORE YOU REQUEST THIS, THINK: DO YOU NEED IT?
Thank you, I tested it and it still prompts system firmware error
 

Pixege

Member
Jun 25, 2017
22
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Warsaw
My CP-600 won't start. The LED is blinking blue all the time for several minutes and nothing. Yesterday it worked. Today I wanted to enter Factory mode to see the settings, but it showed that the password is wrong and then it turned off and started flashing red. I left it for some time so that maybe he could sort something out in the files. I restarted and it is flashing blue and won't boot.


------ update

OK, I got a flashing program and a firmware image from the seller. The device was brought back to life.
Here's what I got from the seller:

Ai Box PC.png

 
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jayck li

Member
Feb 22, 2021
35
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My CP-600 won't start. The LED is blinking blue all the time for several minutes and nothing. Yesterday it worked. Today I wanted to enter Factory mode to see the settings, but it showed that the password is wrong and then it turned off and started flashing red. I left it for some time so that maybe he could sort something out in the files. I restarted and it is flashing blue and won't boot.


------ update

OK, I got a flashing program and a firmware image from the seller. The device was brought back to life.
Here's what I got from the seller:

View attachment 5233885

Hello, the picture is too small to see clearly, can you send me the original picture? Thank you
 
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musagundogan

Member
Sep 9, 2020
5
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hi all

i want to aı smart box from MMB 4+32
i have to change MMB(joyeauto) brand (logo) starter. Actually i am a wholesale in Turkey. if i would change logo i will sell so much

i have a software for aısmartbox but i dont change

how can i change starter logo?
 

mat-k

Member
Feb 20, 2021
5
0
hi all

i want to aı smart box from MMB 4+32
i have to change MMB(joyeauto) brand (logo) starter. Actually i am a wholesale in Turkey. if i would change logo i will sell so much

i have a software for aısmartbox but i dont change

how can i change starter logo?

You can change it with Boot Animations for Superuser.
Can I get Root authority?
 

jayck li

Member
Feb 22, 2021
35
3
My CP-600 won't start. The LED is blinking blue all the time for several minutes and nothing. Yesterday it worked. Today I wanted to enter Factory mode to see the settings, but it showed that the password is wrong and then it turned off and started flashing red. I left it for some time so that maybe he could sort something out in the files. I restarted and it is flashing blue and won't boot.


------ update

OK, I got a flashing program and a firmware image from the seller. The device was brought back to life.
Here's what I got from the seller:

View attachment 5235003

Hello, what is the password for factory mode? Thank you
 

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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.
    2
    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
    2
    Do you get the “Video Instructions” ?

    I just received AI BOX that real android 9.

    I appreciate to you tell us this device. It is indeed faster than android 7 device as you said.

    But it can not support car original GPS. I ask to seller it can be support usb gps such as VK172 something.

    Also, I can found the new seller
    ₩ 261,209 31%OFF | Carplay AI 박스 자동차 멀티미디어 플레이어 BMW 폭스 바겐 메르세데스 벤츠 아우디 볼보 안드로이드 PX6 시스템 4G 32G 쉬운 연결 mirrolor 링크
    This guy is selling the same device only 250 dollars. OMG.
    No, I still have not received the video.

    it seems during the firmware update via USB, CarPlay display does not work so you can’t see any progress or when the firmware upgrade is done.

    I connected a PC monitor on the HDMI output port and could see the android update progress. It takes about 3 minutes and then a message pops up on the screen to remove the USB disk with the update file, once you have done that, AI dongle restarts to the CarPlay screen completing the firmware upgrade process.

    to summaries connect a HDMI monitor to see the progress...Or wait for 5-10 minutes for upgrade to complete while connected to your car power and then disconnect the USB disk (at your own risk).

    And yes this dongle does not pickup car original GPS signal...you need to use the GPS antenna provided with the AI dongle. The android 7 unit does support car original GPS..I guess you can’t have everything.
    2
    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
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