Carstream (aka YouTube auto) working with update phone w/root

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liber

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May 26, 2008
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Version 6.1.610544 this is preinstalled on samsung newest phones
With that version it doesn't work on my Pixel 2 XL (nor CarStream 2.0.5 nor Screen2Auto 3.4.5 appear in the AA app list), latest version working for me is 5.9.604644.
Do you make any special action ?
what version of carstream are you using
 

Maiitje

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Feb 25, 2021
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With that version it doesn't work on my Pixel 2 XL (nor CarStream 2.0.5 nor Screen2Auto 3.4.5 appear in the AA app list), latest version working for me is 5.9.604644.
Do you make any special action ?
what version of carstream are you using
I use carstrean 2.05 and AA A10 tweaker and ofcourse a rooted device thats all I did ,succes.
 

kobol1

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Jun 8, 2018
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Hi, when I try to search something in web browser pressing the search button, the google page doesn't show any result, showing the home page. The only way to search something is by using the voice search function.

Android auto version: 6.1.610544-release
Carstream 2.0.5 (already teste d previous version), patched with AA AIO TWEAKER v. 3.2 (already tested with 3.1)

Any idea?
Thanks.
 

Kkprathyaya

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Oct 25, 2020
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I have installed car stream in android auto . when I played YouTube video,videoand audio are perfectly working when car is parked hand brake up or down no problem but when car is moving then audio and video is not syncing there is a delay in video the audio is ahead and video is 9-10 seconds behind is there any solution..😢
 

an0therus3r

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Oct 19, 2009
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Car stream 2.0.5

CAR STREAM 2.0.5
I edited the version 2.0.4 from GitHub:
- Updated all libraries of the project;
- Updated SDK Target to 29 and reduced the minSdk to 16;
- Updated some of deprecated methods;
- Added DESKTOP MODE, you can enable it from the phone's settings (see the screenshot);
- Added multidex support
- Other minor stuff that now I don't remember...
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Download: LINK
P.S. As soon as I have time I will upload the updated project on GitHub.
I hope it is useful. :)
Did you uploaded it to Github already?
 

pdario

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Jan 3, 2011
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Hello! I just installed CarStream 2.0.5 on my NON rooted S20+; I don't seem to be able to edit bookmarks, is this due to lack of rooting? Anything I can do?
 

seanbwoi

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Aug 4, 2012
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Manhattan
Does anyone know how to disable split screen in Android auto 5.9.60 I have a 7inch touch screen and carstream is almost useless in a 2 inches screen that they provide because of the split screen option now
 

AugustoGio

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Mar 18, 2020
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is there any way to keep videos maximized while playing?

every time a video ends and starts a new one, the window reduces in size...everytime i need to touch screen over and over...any ideas?
 

seanbwoi

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Aug 4, 2012
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what version of android auto should I use in order to use carstream. Most of the versions I used requires updating when I connect it to my car.
 

bartekboro

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May 27, 2021
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Hi everyone. I have installed Carstream 2.0.5 using AAAD on my Pixel 3 with Android 11 no root, AA version 6.3.611334 - all have been working perfectly fine, but just today I have noticed that the video search button and browser search button don't work anymore? I can click on them but nothing happens and no keyboard is popping up? The only thing that works is voice search now? Any idea what can be wrong? Thanks!
 

bartekboro

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May 27, 2021
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Hi everyone. I have installed Carstream 2.0.5 using AAAD on my Pixel 3 with Android 11 no root, AA version 6.3.611334 - all have been working perfectly fine, but just today I have noticed that the video search button and browser search button don't work anymore? I can click on them but nothing happens and no keyboard is popping up? The only thing that works is voice search now? Any idea what can be wrong? Thanks!
Now i wonder - is it maybe related to the fact that AA doesn't allow typing while driving? I have noticed on other apps that for some reason my head unit sometimes tells me that "Park to use keyboard" even when engine is turned off and handbrake is on - is it the case with Carstream? Anyone can confirm?
 

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    Up until recently google had blocked car stream via updates to Android auto and play services. The only way to keep car stream working was to keep those two apps rolled back to certain versions and not take updates. Problem is play services auto updates regardless of settings for such, and will randomly disable YouTube auto until roll back again.

    Well thekirankumar updated carstream to version 2.0.0 and with it brought instructions to bypass these blocks. You can find it here at his github. The instructions were a little complicated for your average user and even then contained some uneeded steps. So I'm going to summarize....


    Update play services and Android auto (woo!).
    Install carstream (Android auto) from the github link above.
    Then follow his guide step 1-8, I'll qoute...

    "1. Start Android Auto on your phone (the phone is not attached to anything at this time)
    2. Click on the menu on the top left (three bars)
    3. Click "About"
    The following steps may already be done. I am including them for reference for newbies.
    4. If developer mode is not enabled, click on the bar "About Android Auto" 10 times.
    5. Click on the three dot menu (on the top right)
    6. Click on "Developer settings"
    7. Click on Application Mode and set to "Developer". Also go to the bottom of the developers settings and make sure "Unknown Sources" is checked.
    8. Click back, and then go to the three dot menu. Click "Start head unit server"."

    Now connect the phone to your car and accept any permissions it may ask you for.

    Disconnect the phone, click stop on the head unit server from your notification bar.

    Then follow his steps 20-23, I'll qoute...

    "20. Now, go to your apps, and start Carstream
    21. Click on "Unlock[Root]" and grant Root access when prompted (screenshot below)
    22. Reboot the phone
    23.Once the phone reboots, connect the phone to your car, and start Android Auto. Go to the speedometer thing (on the lower right side of the screen) and see if Carstream is listed. If it is, give thanks below. If it isn't, I don't know what to tell you."



    All done
    9
    Update: 2.0.4
    - removed separate media player from AA UI
    Tested on my setup but still not sure if it's gone. Install and report
    9
    CarStream-2.0.3

    Small fix for html select workaround, now working fine with multiple options.

    And link to source code for my fork:
    https://github.com/Eselter/CarStream-fork
    9
    Boom!
    Updaaaate :eek: (2.0.3):
    - full screen is here (top bar is hided when app is launched)
    It should work fine with Android 6 dunno what's going on there (tested it in simulator, works fine)
    9
    CarStream-2.0.2

    I update my fork:
    - html select workaround in car view (now u can change quality in mobile youtube) maybe later I will try make more fancy solution
    - black screen bug in youtube when settings menu appear
    - youtube search icon removed
    - google search reworked (now u can enter url or query to search in google) still not perfect but working