Fcc Car Launcher [official thread]

What do you want: a split screen functionality or a normal launcher behavior?


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rigattoni

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I have deleted all launchers and left only fcc launcher and default launcher. but still get the notification to choose launcher . If I used version 3.442 before, I wouldn't have it
If your unit is rooted and you got Titanium Backup installed, you could freeze the OEM launcher, so that Fcc is the one and only launcher available for Android. Might help... but I think @SpeedFire- needs to look at it.
Help would be to provide exact data from your unit, like MCU and Firmware version, CPU...
All available via the settings menu.
If your unit is rooted, please also provide log files via Logcat.
 
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If your unit is rooted and you got Titanium Backup installed, you could freeze the OEM launcher, so that Fcc is the one and only launcher available for Android. Might help... but I think @SpeedFire- needs to look at it.
Help would be to provide exact data from your unit, like MCU and Firmware version, CPU...
All available via the settings menu.
If your unit is rooted, please also provide log files via Logcat.
I am not very familiar with this matter. The android screen I use is Android 10 and just bought it, so I'm not familiar with . that's I try to press the launcher every time I start the car and i will wait for the next version
 

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I am not very familiar with this matter. The android screen I use is Android 10 and just bought it, so I'm not familiar with . that's I try to press the launcher every time I start the car and i will wait for the next version
As long as this is not reproducible on SpeeFire-´s side and he does not have any idea why this happens with the current version, but not with the 3.442... difficult I would say.
Nevertheless...
Settings menu and there "About tablet" should show the needed information about your unit.
That is for sure highly important. Take a picture (or pictures) and show us the content of this menu page.
 
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As long as this is not reproducible on SpeeFire-´s side and he does not have any idea why this happens with the current version, but not with the 3.442... difficult I would say.
Nevertheless...
Settings menu and there "About tablet" should show the needed information about your unit.
That is for sure highly important. Take a picture (or pictures) and show us the content of this menu page.
is it this one . I'm not very good at it
 

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is it this one . I'm not very good at it
Okay, no problem.
Contains all needed information so far.

First of all, I would recommend to ask Winca or the seller for updates for your unit.
The UIS7862 is normally updated every now and then.
Even the firmware could have some update available.

Regarding your UIS7862:
I need to ask which device you selected during setup.

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(You see my setting, this will not work on your unit)

There are some guys in this thread, who own a similar unit regarding the CPU type UIS9853.
May be they can give some tips. @mariodantas I remember that you own such a unit... Do I remember correctly?
 

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Okay, no problem.
Contains all needed information so far.

First of all, I would recommend to ask Winca or the seller for updates for your unit.
The UIS7862 is normally updated every now and then.
Even the firmware could have some update available.

Regarding your UIS7862:
I need to ask which device you selected during setup.

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(You see my setting, this will not work on your unit)

There are some guys in this thread, who own a similar unit regarding the CPU type UIS9853.
May be they can give some tips. @mariodantas I remember that you own such a unit... Do I remember correctly?
In my place, they only sell products and install, but do not know how to update the firmware. and like your picture I choose “ android phone and tablet”
 

rigattoni

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In my place, they only sell products and install, but do not know how to update the firmware. and like your picture I choose “ android phone and tablet”
I told you to ask Winca or the seller.
Winca has an own website, a download section and contact possibilities. --> https://wincavn.com/

You also did not answer the question about the device you set on setup Fcc Car Launcher.
 
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Hello,
I'm using FCC car launcher on my new android HU SD665. The HU has an external GSM dongle for a SIM card. In the general status bar an icon shows the current field strength of the LTE signal. However, I hided the status bar in my FCC home screen. Is there a widget like the one for Bluetooth and WiFi showing the LTE signal? Thank you in advance for you kind support.
 
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rigattoni

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In his post you quoted he wrote "android phone and tablet".
Okay, I may missed that.

Edit: @sieutathan98 , in your case it´s quite difficult to say which setting would work for you. You could try the others (but not CSN2 and Rockchip as they have a complete different architecture.)
Never seen a head unit as yours before, I really would suggest to first get the system updated as I wrote before.
 
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Okay, I may missed that.

Edit: @sieutathan98 , in your case it´s quite difficult to say which setting would work for you. You could try the others (but not CSN2 and Rockchip as they have a complete different architecture.)
Never seen a head unit as yours before, I really would suggest to first get the system updated as I wrote before.
Thank you for the guide. In my country, 1 head unit is the same but is imported by each company and then pasted with their brand. so you've never seen that.
 

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Thank you for the guide. In my country, 1 head unit is the same but is imported by each company and then pasted with their brand. so you've never seen that.
Still no reason to not get in contact with WINCA. WINCA is marked on the front of the screen, so they know what they have to send to you. Why are you so shy? Tell them that your unit is not running correctly and you expect to get an update for your unit. You have all information they need.
Firmware version and MCU version. You can post them your last 2 screenshots you added here. You have nothing to lose, but everything to win.
 
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    Hi, all!

    Welcome to the official thread for FCC Car Launcher - a customizable auto launcher for android head units (Rockchip MTCB/MTCD+ and FlyAudio) as well as android smartphones/tablets.

    Its major features:
    - Full function launcher with supports of all standard third party android widgets
    - Deep integration with head units (MCU etc). My mission here is to implement as many functions in the launcher itself as possible. In case of Rockchip devices to get rid of most xposed modules (my deep respect to their authors, great job, but they sometimes slow down the device significantly) and replace them with the normal built-in functions.
    - Customization. The FCC Cat Launcher has some built-in customizable widgets which can help to make your home screen more personal (you can adjust widgets size, colors, features etc).
    - Built-in music widget with support of FM Radio (with ability to give names to radio stations), Spotify, Google Music, PowerAmp, PC Radio, Neutron and Stellio players.
    - One-click navigation widgets with quick route building (supports Waze, Google Maps, Yandex Navigator and other navigation apps).
    - Phone calls via connected phone using 'Ok Google call [name]' request or by clicking on built-in Contact widget.
    - Other features.

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    2. Is it possible to cache maps for MiniMap for offline use?
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    Links: Get API key, Pricing. Don't forget to enable Maps API and Directions API in your Google Cloud Console.

    Tutorial:

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    Beta channel: https://play.google.com/apps/testing/ru.speedfire.flycontrolcenter
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    As a developer I will be happy to discuss with you any ideas or issues.

    Here is a couple of tutorials:
    1) Quick look on home screen setup process:

    How to write LogCat log:
    You need to have ROOT:
    1. Install LogCat Extreme LogCat Extreme
    2. Select VERBOSE level of details (very important) Video 1
    3. Write and send log: Video 2

    Initial setup (do this if you see black screen):
    Important checkbox during first setup:
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    Please make sure to check that checkbox "Always allow FCC Launcher to add widgets..".

    Full setup process:
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    pity that the developer is not dedicated to solving several bugs of this fantastic launcher, too many bugs for daily use is not so good unfortunately

    How the Hell can you say that when @SpeedFire- has dedicated 100's , if not 1000's of hours developing this launcher, and for peanuts !!

    I remember a time last year when he was on vacation, and even then, each night he worked on FCC, fixing bugs and greatly improving what was already there.

    FCC is probably one of the most COMPLEX apps on Playstore.

    My understanding is that he basically developed FCC for HIMSELF, because he was not satisfied with what was currently out there, and was good enough to share his work with anyone wanting to try it.

    Because of technical complexities, this launcher is designed and developed for a limited number of Android systems, but that number is increasing all the time as he add new Units to those currently supported.

    If you go out and purchase some obscure, budget China unit, that is not supported, you cannot blame anyone but yourself, if then you experience issues.

    Just because you paid the developer a few dollars because YOU CHOSE TO DO SO does not mean that you OWN him, and can demand that he jumps at your every call ... it's not his work -- it's his HOBBY -- and you probably knew that going in .. so lighten up and stop giving him such a hard time.

    BTW, I am also a developer, and I can tell you, if anyone else got involved in this complex app, it would most likely get totally screwed up, and dye -- that is assuming one could even find someone who would be willing to put in the time for next to nothing, while having the technical ability to actually contribute anything to the project.

    Thank you @SpeedFire- for clearly the best Android launcher on the market, and for all your time and dedication in constantly improving it. It is very much appreciated I am sure by the majority of those using it, and you will always have my full support going into the future.
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    2) Split screen mode - launcher supports 50/50 multi window mode (good) but is visible in the list of recent apps (bad).

    Every user can select the preferred mode!
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