[GUIDE] How to enter developer mode on 2017 Honda Civic (and now root & install apps)

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Hondamen63

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i have the same problem here back to factory settings now download the honda hack with authorization code then it keeps hanging.
how to continue
 

zeroken

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The channels of the radio has frequency steps of 200Hz, which is the standard in USA. However, I am using the car outside of USA and here they use a step of 100Hz. Is there a way to change this frequency step from 20Hz to 100Hz using honda hack?
 

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DSP Flat!!!

Hello all,

DSP Flat / EQ Off can be achieved, easily!

Attached here is the stand alone apk made with Tasker. Simply install the apk, allow root permissions, and let it run. This changes DSP to Flat / Eq Off. You'll have to run the program every time you start the car, I have a shortcut on my home screen.

Thanks to @panchox for the initial logcat finding. I tried all kinds of stuff with kmod ect. and found this was the simplest solution. This apk is just like the video @shinemonmond posted but, I made it myself because I got sick of waiting for others to post this.

With out further delay here it is, may your ears rejoice!

Leave me a thanks thumbs up if this has helped you.

Cheers!

DSP Flat!!!

Hello all,

DSP Flat / EQ Off can be achieved, easily!

Attached here is the stand alone apk made with Tasker. Simply install the apk, allow root permissions, and let it run. This changes DSP to Flat / Eq Off. You'll have to run the program every time you start the car, I have a shortcut on my home screen.

Thanks to @panchox for the initial logcat finding. I tried all kinds of stuff with kmod ect. and found this was the simplest solution. This apk is just like the video @shinemonmond posted but, I made it myself because I got sick of waiting for others to post this.

With out further delay here it is, may your ears rejoice!

Leave me a thanks thumbs up if this has helped you.

Cheers!
so you mention by installing the dsp flat apk to automatically make the adjustment, for you, you must run it upon every start up.. can I just manually make the adjustments one time and be good?
 

KlevelKing

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When long press the AUDIO button to do a cold reboot, there's a small chance to enter the Software Update UI (the recovery). Just wait about 20 to 30 minutes and the HU will reboot properly. According to my test, this also happens on the stock system so it is a normal behavior.

Yes, the wireless root method does root the HU. It will not corrupt the system. But do not use other apps which require root privilege unless you know what they do exactly. Do not modify the system files, for example, try installing Google play services or Google account manager.

To unroot, just use any root file explorer to remove /system/xbin/su and do a factory data reset. There may be a few files left in the system but they are harmless.
Greetings, I recently installed the hondahack app on my honda civic 2018, after rooting with laptop and everything was fine, then I installed the Newpipe app to play music and after doing this it was a bit slow so I did a I restarted and when I uploaded again the system update message appeared, how can I solve it?
 

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Hi! I have the below specifications:

Software: 09.08C.00.0021
Device: G0760001
Car Model: Honda Civic 2016 1.6i-DTEC Sport 5dr
Tag: 6SC1

Will the pro hack work on this model car ? I only want to get rid of the security warnings, that's all. I would be happy if somebody help.
 
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Ureshfk8

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Hi Guys I have a problem with my honda fk8 civic type R 2018

its stuck on the honda logo and wont go pass that its been like this for a few days and is becoming rather annoying now

i have tried a few things as listed below

1. unplugged the battery both positive and negative for the following durations 10mins / 15mins/1 hour / 2 hour all this did was put on all the warning lights which go away after a short drive.
2. i have tried pressing the power button for various durations and still nothing
3. the power button and the menu button and still nothing for various durations
4. i have done the usb drive with the receovery.sh file and still nothing on both the front and centre console usb ports also i have waited for various times 3 minutes 5 minutes 10 minutes and 15 minutes and still nothing on both the ports.
5. i have done pretty much all sort as listed above both whilst the car is in auxillary mode and started on idle.


is their anyone that can assist or knows what can be done
 

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why? that makes no sense.
meanwhile guys like Franco advertise their "premium" kernel features with paid content. and you tolerate this.

anybody can decide if he wants to spend money on Honda Hack or not. it's a super useful feature and you "cancel" it on XDA.
 

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why? that makes no sense.
meanwhile guys like Franco advertise their "premium" kernel features with paid content. and you tolerate this.

anybody can decide if he wants to spend money on Honda Hack or not. it's a super useful feature and you "cancel" it on XDA.
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Graffaele

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Hello Codeage,
I can not buy Honda Hack from the official site because the only payment method Awl something does not accept my credit card. My card is not blocked, I always buy on Amazon without problems.
Could you send me a link where to place to buy Honda Hack for my 2019 Civic X 1.6 i-dtec? Or a code directly, you tell me where I can pay the 25 dollars. A thousand thanks




Ciao Codeage,
non riesco ad acquistare Honda Hack dal sito ufficiale perché l'unico metodo di pagamento Awl qualcosa non mi accetta la carta di credito. La mia carta non è bloccata, compro sempre su Amazon senza problemi.
Potresti inviarmi un link dove porre acquistare Honda Hack per la mia Civic X 1.6 i-dtec del 2019? O un codice direttamente, mi dici dove posso pagare i 25 dollari. Grazie mille
 
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    [GUIDE] How to enter developer mode on 2017 Honda Civic (and now root & install apps)

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    Sticky
    Honda has changed the password to enter the developer mode in new vehicle models so the old method described in this thread may not work any longer. If you have difficulty entering the developer mode or do not have a laptop, you may consider trying the new web based installation (paid service). The new method supports almost all Honda vehicles including Civic, CR-V, Accord, Pilot, Ridgeline and Clarity. For more information please refer to: xxxxxxx Mod Edit: Link removed.

    :D:D:D

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    Updated 2020.10.02
    Display compass and rich vehicle information in the instrument cluster. Display advanced turn-by-turn directions while using Waze. Try it now (for Civic and CR-V only): Mod Edit: Link removed.

    :p
    civic_advance_meter_navi.jpg

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    Updated 2020.03.08
    Support playing FLAC lossless audio directly in the factory USB audio player (for Civic & CR-V only).

    :p

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    Updated 2019.06.22
    Open rear camera by one click.
    Real-time monitoring of battery voltage with voice alarm.
    Seat belt voice alarm.
    Show CPU usage, battery voltage in the status bar.




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    Updated 2018.09.14
    New test version: display turn-by-turn navigation directions in the instrument cluster, in conjunction with Waze.



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    Updated 2018.01.14
    A totally new One Click Root tool (Windows GUI version) and Honda Hack app were released. With the help of Honda Hack app, we can install apps without a laptop. What's more, we can enable the steering wheel audio controls, save offline maps and songs to the external USB drive now.


    ======================
    Updated 2017.09.27
    Finally I solved the auto reboot problem while remounting the system partition. Enjoy it!!!


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    Updated 2017.06.26
    Now we can root the head unit and install apps. Below are the detailed steps, please use at your own risk.

    Detailed steps:
    1. Enter developer mode and enable USB debugging.

    • Go to HOME > Settings > System > Detail information.
    • In the Android Settings window, click About.
    • Click the Build Number seven times exactly.
    • Now you will see the Please enter a passcord prompt.
    • Click the top 4 items in order 1, 4, 2, 3 and you should unlock the developer mode.
    • Go into Android Settings > Developer options and enable USB debugging.
    civic-1.jpg civic-2.jpg civic-3.jpg civic-4.jpg
    2. Change the USB role of the head unit from Host to Device.
    • Press the power, menu, and brightness button at once, and hold until you enter a new menu with two options.
    • Click the bottom option called Detail Information & Settings.
    • Now hold the MENU key to enter another menu.
    • Then Hold the HOME key to enter the last menu. You should first hear two consecutive beeps and then one final beep.
    • Lastly, change the role of USB Port from Host to Device.
    • Now connect your laptop to the front Android Auto/CarPlay Port using the USB A to A cable.
    3. Run the One Click Root
    • Disable your anti-virus and/or anti-malware programs before continue.
    • Download the root tool: HondaHack.zip
    • Extract HondaHack.exe from the ZIP file.
    • Run HondaHack.exe and it should connect to the head unit automatically. Android ADB USB Driver should be installed automatically in the meanwhile.
    • Click the ROOT button and wait for the processing to complete.
    • After the head unit is rebooted, you should see Honda Installer in the app list. Honda Installer was installed as a system app so you will not lose it after a factory resetting.
    • Open Honda Hack and click Install an app to install apk files you saved in the internal sdcard or external USB drive.
    4. You can also Install Honda Hack if you would like to have more powerful features including:
    • Install apps without a laptop.
    • Bypass parking brake.
    • Enable steering wheel controls for civic & accord.
    • Force landscape mode so apps such as Spotify will display properly.
    • Enable write access to the external USB storage (pro only).
    • Auto click the OK button at startup (pro only).
    • Auto run app at startup (pro only).

    5. Change the USB role of the head unit from Device to Host.
    • Do this just like the reverse action in step 2, otherwise the USB port will lose its charging capacity and CarPlay / Android Auto will stop working.

    Download Honda Hack: HondaHack.apk

    If you do not like the GUI version, you can still download the original command-line version from GitHub: https://github.com/codeage/root-honda



    Some files and scripts were obtained from this thread: https://forum.xda-developers.com/android/general/guide-how-to-gain-root-shell-2016-honda-t3487644 and all credit goes to @jersacct.
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    @codeage

    These are all my edits. I thought I would share them with you and the community. I'm sure you could integrate all the build.prop additions in your installer. I think if you dig around you will be able to script all of the things kernel adiutor is doing with a 5 second delay after boot. Then there would be no need for the app anymore. I hope this helps to make a more fluid experiance for all.


    (Edit build.prop) (located in root/system/)
    (Only use root explorer)(it is the easiest method because you cannot alter or delete values with kernel adiutor)
    (Long press on the file, then hit menu and select open in text editor)

    (Add these lines exactly as posted bottom or end of the file)

    ro.HOME_APP_ADJ=1
    net.tcp.buffersize.default=4096,87380,256960,4096,16384,256960
    net.tcp.buffersize.wifi=4096,87380,256960,4096,16384,256960
    ro.config.hw_quickpoweron=true
    windowsmgr.max_events_per_sec=150
    ro.min_pointer_dur=8
    ro.max.fling_velocity=12000
    ro.min.fling_velocity=8000
    persist.sys.scrollingcache=3
    debug.sf.hw=1
    debug.performance.tuning=1
    video.accelerate.hw=1
    debug.egl.profiler=1
    debug.egl.hw=1
    debug.composition.type=gpu
    media.stagefright.enable-player=true
    media.stagefright.enable-meta=true
    media.stagefright.enable-scan=true
    media.stagefright.enable-http=true
    media.stagefright.enable-rtsp=true
    media.stagefright.enable-record=false

    (Alter this value)

    (From)

    dalvik.vm.dexopt-flags=m=y

    (To)

    dalvik.vm.dexopt-flags=m=v,o=y

    (After inputting and altering press menu then save, then press menu then save and exit. You will see that root explorer made a file named build.bak this is your original build prop that they changed the extension on. If you wanted to revert back you could rename the extension to .prop and replace the modded one)(you would also need to make sure the permissions were the same after renaming build.bak to build.prop if going back)
    (After completion reboot your device for the new build prop to take effect)

    (Now for kernel adiutor app - download from Google play on your car) (make sure to tick apply on boot to all things)

    1.) Go to CPU and change cpu governor to Userspace (helps so reduse wear on system)

    2.) Go to thermal and turn thermald on (prevents cpu overheating)

    3.) Go to i/0 and change external storage read ahead to 1024 (makes external storage load faster)

    4.) Go to low memory killer use slider to adjust settings:

    Forground Applications = 18
    Visible Applications = 22
    Secondary Server = 32
    Hidden Applications = 101
    Content Providers = 139
    Empty Applications = 149

    5.) Go to entropy and adjust both read and write values to 256 (this is how much is preloaded for memory so the system doesn't bind)

    6.) Go to misc and change your host name to something shorter (I renamed mine "Car") (Shorter names typically connect up faster)

    7.) Go to settings and change apply duration to 5 seconds after boot.

    ( * I take no credit if you kill your dog or burn your house down. These settings work fine for me and I am willing to risk my edits, it's your choice to do this or not. I am not accountable for anyone elses actions. I hope this helps the community here * )


    * Ps if owners do not know, long pressing the home button will access recent apps so you can close running apps or switch between them easier.

    Pss also using a 2018 civic ex hatchback
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    DSP Flat!!!

    Hello all,

    DSP Flat / EQ Off can be achieved, easily!

    Attached here is the stand alone apk made with Tasker. Simply install the apk, allow root permissions, and let it run. This changes DSP to Flat / Eq Off. You'll have to run the program every time you start the car, I have a shortcut on my home screen.

    Thanks to @panchox for the initial logcat finding. I tried all kinds of stuff with kmod ect. and found this was the simplest solution. This apk is just like the video @shinemonmond posted but, I made it myself because I got sick of waiting for others to post this.

    With out further delay here it is, may your ears rejoice!

    Leave me a thanks thumbs up if this has helped you.

    Cheers!
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    Honda Hack 5.0 released!

    ===== What's new =====
    1. Open rear camera by one click.
    2. Real-time monitoring of battery voltage with voice alarm.
    3. Seat belt voice alarm.
    4. Show CPU usage, battery voltage in the status bar.

    5
    How to show web browser on 2018 Honda CRV

    I hope this is relevant to this thread as this is my first post. I found a way to enable the browser on my CRV however once you shut the car off system resets and you have to repeat the process. Since this is my first post I can put any links. Go to YouTube and search for “2018 Honda CRV showing web browser” and you should find it. I posted the video on March 31, 2018.

    Thanks.
    T.