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

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Tne new AA 6.7 (beta) work fine with Carstream 2.0.4 by kristakos.
Agreed I've been using this combo for now I think a month and no issues!
What I'm using:
AA AIO Tweaker 4.0.2
Carstream 2.0.4
And so you basically patch the Carstream app via the AIO.
Oh yes and you have to have root for this to work.
Am using the Mi11 Ultra in this combo.
Hope this helps!!
 

dinamo1975

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Can you please share the AA and CarStream apks? I tried AA 6.7.112744 and CarStream 2.0.4 which was posted a few pages back and it doesn't show up. I tried using the unlock (root) option in Carstream and patching the app through AA Phenotype patcher too.
Hi,

My phones are not rooted (test it on Galaxy S9 & S10):
1. Instal AA_6.7.112744_minAPI23(arm64-v8a)(nodpi) - LINK
2. Install AA Store 1.0.2 and give permission to install unknown app
3. Enter in AA Store 1.0.2 - search and install Carstream 2.0.4 by "Kristakos"
 

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SFNMutt

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Hi,

My phones are not rooted (test it on Galaxy S9 & S10):
1. Instal AA_6.7.112744_minAPI23(arm64-v8a)(nodpi) - LINK
2. Install AA Store 1.0.2 and give permission to install unknown app
3. Enter in AA Store 1.0.2 - search and install Carstream 2.0.4 by "Kristakos"
thanks, this worked on my non-rooted AT&T S21 Ultra & a brand new GMC Yukon. have a bad ausio delay issue but it looks like that's common. thanks again.
 

Sjhingan

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So ive been using CS for a long time. I have a op3t rooted with Magisk and running PE plus latest ROM. i have CS v 2.0.5 patched with AA tweaker.
Lately i have experienced that while playing a video on youtube the browser refreshes every few minutes and ends up on home page. Its quite annoying to keep going back to the same video every time. As far as i know i have not changed any settings. has anyone else experienced this? any help to fix this will be appreciated.
 

Eightkiller

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So ive been using CS for a long time. I have a op3t rooted with Magisk and running PE plus latest ROM. i have CS v 2.0.5 patched with AA tweaker.
Lately i have experienced that while playing a video on youtube the browser refreshes every few minutes and ends up on home page. Its quite annoying to keep going back to the same video every time. As far as i know i have not changed any settings. has anyone else experienced this? any help to fix this will be appreciated.
I have the exact same behavior since 6-7 months. I'm using the 2.0.5 version on my android auto (in a Suzuki Baleno with 1870 firmware). It's not usable anymore, sometimes it behaves properly for 10 min, and after that impossible to watch any video. As soon as I start one It reloads the same video over and over again, not being able to watch even 1 sec. Sometimes it also goes back to the homepage.

It was not "behavioring" like that before, I don't know what happened and why no one is talking about this. You are the 1st person I read to have the same issue as I do...

I have been forced to use "CarTube" in beta 0.1, no news from dev since march. It has a lot aless functionnalities than CarStream, but it is working. You can watch videos, but it's a pain in the ass to search for videos, and you can't access your subscribed channels.

If someone could help us investigate on this, you will really be blessed !

Thanks in advance guys.
 

alex71184

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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
hello is there a way to use it on a mazda cx 30 no touchscreen, with manual controls Central rotor
 

rmrbpt

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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...
w6pgWz5.jpg

Download: LINK
P.S. As soon as I have time I will upload the updated project on GitHub.
I hope it is useful. :)
Hi.
Could you upload the code to GitHub?
Im trying to change the user agent from your "Desktop Mode" to a user agent that allows Android TV website access.
However I don't know how to add that change to the 2.0.4 version. If you could make that change or could upload the code I would try to mod it, thanks.
The user agent should be: "Mozilla/5.0 (SMART-TV; Linux; Tizen 5.0) AppleWebKit/538.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0 NativeTVAds Safari/538.1";

Thanks.
 

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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
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    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
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