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zavpasha

Senior Member
Dec 20, 2010
104
22
Moscow
:D Sorry for my English! :D
CAUTION: USE THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!
YouTube, your favorite navigation app, video player, online radio, online TV etc. now works on factory multimedia.
No need to connect your multimedia to internet!
This method works fine on models 2016-2018 of issue:
KIA: Optima JF (K5), Rio, Soul, Ceed, Sorento Prime, Stinger, Sportage, Cerato (Forte) (may be other).
HYUNDAI: Solaris, SantaFe, Sonata, Elantra, Creta, Genesis G70, Genesis G80 (may be other).
On board we have Navigation/Multimedia system on Android 4.2.2;

All fine-work applications on my Cloud drive HERE
Please watch all videos from my YouTube channel Everything about everything

If you like this please — Donate!:fingers-crossed:
PayPal – [email protected]
If you are not sure in your actions - I can lead you by Skype (WhatsApp, Telegram)

WARNING!
Do not install any LAUNCHERS (NovaLauncher etc.) or ROOT - it`s brick your device.
Do not do anything else! Do not enter in other sections of Engineering mode.
Be patient and follow the instructions strictly!

FIRST:
Download all the apps from my Cloud drive HERE
And put all this files to root of the USB drive (FAT32)

Let`s Go!
This hack method no need`s to connect your multimedia to internet, if necessary
- activate wifi access point on your phone or use wifi router. Connect your multimedia system to hotspot.
You can watch my VIDEO MANUAL on YouTube HERE

ENGINEERING MODE:
Go to All Menus -> Settings -> Screensaver.
To enter in the Engineering mode you need to tap 7 times under screensavers icons (on red rings) from left to right and back.

do it fast.
Great! Now we have password window! The password is – time on your clock now!


Ok, its luck!

ANDROID SETTINGS:
Now we need to enter to Android settings -> Security and activate Unknown resources.

Done! This will give us the opportunity to install applications from the USB drive.
Note: this system hasn`t go Google apps, Play Market etc.
Push Home button and then we need to access to Engineering mode again.

INSTALLING FILE MANAGER:
To access to the USB drive and install all the applications we need to install File Manager first!
Go to All Menus -> Settings -> Screensaver, tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap, password - time on clock.
Engineering mode -> All Applications -> Browser

On adress bar write: file:///storage/usb0/file.apk and tap OK!

Now you can install the File Manager, install it and tap Open!


Got it!

INSTALLING APPS:
In File Manager -> USB Storage you will see all apps.
Fist install EasyTouch, when it`s intalled tap Open.

Play EasyTouch Demo and them tap Go.
Note: EasyTouch Settings works only on portrait orientation (don`t be afraid it`s mormal).
So, there are many settings, they are no need us now, we need just activate EasyTouch button.

Done! Now push Home and than tap EasyTouch button to open а window. Now we have BACK and HOME buttons.


With long press on any icon in this window it can changed. Change one of them by choosing Engineering mode shortcut on Choose app -Done! Tap anywhere to close window.
Call the window again, swipe left and open Android settings -> Special abilities -> Services EasyTouch - ON

That’s Ok, now we can normally surf in internet and have all shortcuts of any apps.

SOUND FIX:
Note: Sound on third-party apps works only on MEDIA MODE whit connected USB flash drive (with media files) or with connected Bluetooth device.
On RADIO or AUX MODE sounds from third-party apps doesn’t works!
So, push EasyTouch button then swipe window and choose File Manager. Open USB storage and install SoundAbout, the Open it.

Now we in SoundAbout settings. Choose on MEDIA AUDIO - Wired Headphones and that`s all.
Tap EasyTouch button and BACK.
Now we need to restart the multimedia - push reset button in SD card slot one time (or find it near you screen). Or you can turn off ACC, open and close driver door and wait 5 minutes to restart the Multimedia.
Sound fixed!
Now you can install any apps and it will be working fine with sound!

YOUTUBE:
On board we hasn`t got Google apps, so we need to install YouTube modification – YOUTUBE VANCED
Push EasyTouch button then swipe window and choose File Manager. Open USB storage and install YouTube Vanced.
Now you can try it!
Open EasyTouch window and place YOUTUBE VANCED shortcut.

VLC PLAYER:
Push EasyTouch button then swipe window and choose File Manager. Open USB storage and install VLC Lite.
Go to VLC Settings -> Hardware accelerationFull acceleration. Set it because we has poor hardware.
Now you can watch films, clips, cartoons and everything you want from your USB flash drive or SD card.
Don`t forget about shortcut.

HERE NAVIGATION (or another favorite navigation):
Note: Do not forget to connect WIFI first.
Push EasyTouch button then swipe window and choose File Manager. Open USB storage and install HERE WeGo, launch, place shortcut.

You can install everything applications you need but remember:
DO NOT INSTALL ANY LAUNCHERS AND ROOT. DO NOT OPEN ANYTHING ELSE IN THE ENGINEERING MENU.

If you are not sure in your actions - I can lead you by Skype (WhatsApp, Telegram)
Thanks!:victory:
 
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Dissimilis

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Dec 27, 2012
2
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Amazing.
How about other applications? Is it safe to install other simple apps without dependency on Google Play?
Did you try Torque?

This hack is missing a very important part: how to backup everything and restore to factory state.
 
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zavpasha

Senior Member
Dec 20, 2010
104
22
Moscow
Amazing.
How about other applications? Is it safe to install other simple apps without dependency on Google Play?
Did you try Torque?

This hack is missing a very important part: how to backup everything and restore to factory state.
Yep, its safe! im test this files
I don`t try Torque but someone try it and its work perfect
Sorry, this is my video "How to do Factory Reset from Engineering Mode" https://youtu.be/MmJOSUUyB3Y
 

Dissimilis

New member
Dec 27, 2012
2
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Yep, its safe! im test this files
I don`t try Torque but someone try it and its work perfect
Sorry, this is my video "How to do Factory Reset from Engineering Mode"

You said not to touch any of engineering mode applications.
Do you have a list of what is safe try? I'm interested in poking around logs and stuff, but afraid to touch anything because of your warning :)
 

mvlion1975

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Jan 30, 2019
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:D Sorry for my English! :D
CAUTION: USE THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!
YouTube, your favorite navigation app, video player, online radio, online TV etc. now works on factory multimedia.
No need to connect your multimedia to internet!
This method works fine on models 2016-2018 of issue:
KIA: Optima JF (K5), Rio, Soul, Ceed, Sorento Prime, Stinger, Sportage, Cerato (Forte) (may be other).
HYUNDAI: Solaris, SantaFe, Sonata, Elantra, Creta, Genesis G70, Genesis G80 (may be other).
On board we have Navigation/Multimedia system on Android 4.2.2;

All fine-work applications on my Cloud drive HERE

If you like this please — Donate!:fingers-crossed:
PayPal – [email protected]
If you are not sure in your actions - I can lead you by Skype (WhatsApp, Telegram)

WARNING!
Do not install any LAUNCHERS (NovaLauncher etc.) or ROOT - it`s brick your device.
Do not do anything else! Do not enter in other sections of Engineering mode.
Be patient and follow the instructions strictly!

FIRST:
Download all the apps from my Cloud drive HERE
And put all this files to root of the USB drive (FAT32)

Let`s Go!
This hack method no need`s to connect your multimedia to internet, if necessary
- activate wifi access point on your phone or use wifi router. Connect your multimedia system to hotspot.
You can watch my VIDEO MANUAL on YouTube HERE

ENGINEERING MODE:
Go to All Menus -> Settings -> Screensaver.
To enter in the Engineering mode you need to tap 7 times under screensavers icons (on red rings) from left to right and back.

do it fast.
Great! Now we have password window! The password is – time on your clock now!


Ok, its luck!

ANDROID SETTINGS:
Now we need to enter to Android settings -> Security and activate Unknown resources.

Done! This will give us the opportunity to install applications from the USB drive.
Note: this system hasn`t go Google apps, Play Market etc.
Push Home button and then we need to access to Engineering mode again.

INSTALLING FILE MANAGER:
To access to the USB drive and install all the applications we need to install File Manager first!
Go to All Menus -> Settings -> Screensaver, tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap, password - time on clock.
Engineering mode -> All Applications -> Browser

On adress bar write: file:///storage/usb0/file.apk and tap OK!

Now you can install the File Manager, install it and tap Open!


Got it!

INSTALLING APPS:
In File Manager -> USB Storage you will see all apps.
Fist install EasyTouch, when it`s intalled tap Open.

Play EasyTouch Demo and them tap Go.
Note: EasyTouch Settings works only on portrait orientation (don`t be afraid it`s mormal).
So, there are many settings, they are no need us now, we need just activate EasyTouch button.

Done! Now push Home and than tap EasyTouch button to open а window. Now we have BACK and HOME buttons.


With long press on any icon in this window it can changed. Change one of them by choosing Engineering mode shortcut on Choose app -Done! Tap anywhere to close window.
Call the window again, swipe left and open Android settings -> Special abilities -> Services EasyTouch - ON

That’s Ok, now we can normally surf in internet and have all shortcuts of any apps.

SOUND FIX:
Note: Sound on third-party apps works only on MEDIA MODE whit connected USB flash drive (with media files) or with connected Bluetooth device.
On RADIO or AUX MODE sounds from third-party apps doesn’t works!
So, push EasyTouch button then swipe window and choose File Manager. Open USB storage and install SoundAbout, the Open it.

Now we in SoundAbout settings. Choose on MEDIA AUDIO - Wired Headphones and that`s all.
Tap EasyTouch button and BACK.
Now we need to restart the multimedia - push reset button in SD card slot one time (or find it near you screen). Or you can turn off ACC, open and close driver door and wait 5 minutes to restart the Multimedia.
Sound fixed!
Now you can install any apps and it will be working fine with sound!

YOUTUBE:
On board we hasn`t got Google apps, so we need to install YouTube modification – YOUTUBE VANCED
Push EasyTouch button then swipe window and choose File Manager. Open USB storage and install YouTube Vanced.
Now you can try it!
Open EasyTouch window and place YOUTUBE VANCED shortcut.

VLC PLAYER:
Push EasyTouch button then swipe window and choose File Manager. Open USB storage and install VLC Lite.
Go to VLC Settings -> Hardware acceleration – Full acceleration. Set it because we has poor hardware.
Now you can watch films, clips, cartoons and everything you want from your USB flash drive or SD card.
Don`t forget about shortcut.

HERE NAVIGATION (or another favorite navigation):
Note: Do not forget to connect WIFI first.
Push EasyTouch button then swipe window and choose File Manager. Open USB storage and install HERE WeGo, launch, place shortcut.

You can install everything applications you need but remember:
DO NOT INSTALL ANY LAUNCHERS AND ROOT. DO NOT OPEN ANYTHING ELSE IN THE ENGINEERING MENU.

If you are not sure in your actions - I can lead you by Skype (WhatsApp, Telegram)
Thanks!:victory:


hi ... unfortunately I can not type the address in the bar because the keyboard does not appear (either by tapping or holding down on the bar)
 

ericb01

Member
Nov 13, 2011
16
2
good evening
you do not have a solution for unbricked the tablet? she boot on the hyundai logo for 2 days. I cut the battery 1 night but it's the same .. help me please

sorry for my english: i m french and it s google traduction work for me
 
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chrispazz

Senior Member
Jan 4, 2006
172
8
Hi,
using Soundabout is ok but after it is installed, if the car plays the autovelox sound or other alerts from AVM, the front speakers stop working until you reset the audio configuration or restart the car.....
 

mamram

Member
Dec 3, 2010
24
3
Thanks for sharing this knowledge. I tried getting into Engineering Mode in Kia Sorento 2019 using this method and it doesn't seem to work. The local dealer installed Waze and a radio app on it so there must be a way to install other apps as well. Any idea of an alternative access method or what to try next?
 

zavpasha

Senior Member
Dec 20, 2010
104
22
Moscow
good evening
you do not have a solution for unbricked the tablet? she boot on the hyundai logo for 2 days. I cut the battery 1 night but it's the same .. help me please

sorry for my english: i m french and it s google traduction work for me
It's terrible, I'm warning ⚠ you in my post
so you have 2 ways:
1. Hard: find a good radiomechanic or mobile phone fixer man and give your device to him and show this instructions https://www.drive2.ru/l/523031635092832690/
Than wait...
2. Easy: goes to hyundai dealer and said that "I woked up in the morning, got my, start the engine and saw hyundai logo... It's warranty!"

So, if I'm will be on your place - I'm choosed second way
 
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Jcg2a

New member
Jan 30, 2018
2
0
Apk not compatible

Hi,
Thanks zavpasha for all the procedure !

Working as a driver, I wonder if an app like " uber driver" could run onto this tablet.

I did the test by launching the .apk and very quickly an error says the package is not compliant.

Versions of this app are available here:
www apkmirror com/apk/uber-technologies-inc/uber-driver/

Question: could it help to setup in developper + debug mode ?

Cheers
 
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zavpasha

Senior Member
Dec 20, 2010
104
22
Moscow
Hi,
Thanks zavpasha for all the procedure !

Working as a driver, I wonder if an app like " uber driver" could run onto this tablet.

I did the test by launching the .apk and very quickly an error says the package is not compliant.

Versions of this app are available here:
www apkmirror com/apk/uber-technologies-inc/uber-driver/

Question: could it help to setup in developper + debug mode ?

Cheers
Nope, Uber needs newest Android version, so in our multimedia old Android 4.4.2
 

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    UPDATE:
    I never found a solution for the network problem (Youtube Vanced / Kia Niro Head Unit / WiFi).

    Instead I installed SmartTubeNext, it worked out-of-the box!

    The app is a native java app, not depending on other YT-related apps.
    The latest stable release 12.50 is built upon Android 4.3
    It can be downloaded from the developers github, and sideloaded to Head Unit via Easy Fire Tools.
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    :D Sorry for my English! :D
    CAUTION: USE THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!
    YouTube, your favorite navigation app, video player, online radio, online TV etc. now works on factory multimedia.
    No need to connect your multimedia to internet!
    This method works fine on models 2016-2018 of issue:
    KIA: Optima JF (K5), Rio, Soul, Ceed, Sorento Prime, Stinger, Sportage, Cerato (Forte) (may be other).
    HYUNDAI: Solaris, SantaFe, Sonata, Elantra, Creta, Genesis G70, Genesis G80 (may be other).
    On board we have Navigation/Multimedia system on Android 4.2.2;

    All fine-work applications on my Cloud drive HERE
    Please watch all videos from my YouTube channel Everything about everything

    If you like this please — Donate!:fingers-crossed:
    PayPal – [email protected]
    If you are not sure in your actions - I can lead you by Skype (WhatsApp, Telegram)

    WARNING!
    Do not install any LAUNCHERS (NovaLauncher etc.) or ROOT - it`s brick your device.
    Do not do anything else! Do not enter in other sections of Engineering mode.
    Be patient and follow the instructions strictly!

    FIRST:
    Download all the apps from my Cloud drive HERE
    And put all this files to root of the USB drive (FAT32)

    Let`s Go!
    This hack method no need`s to connect your multimedia to internet, if necessary
    - activate wifi access point on your phone or use wifi router. Connect your multimedia system to hotspot.
    You can watch my VIDEO MANUAL on YouTube HERE

    ENGINEERING MODE:
    Go to All Menus -> Settings -> Screensaver.
    To enter in the Engineering mode you need to tap 7 times under screensavers icons (on red rings) from left to right and back.

    do it fast.
    Great! Now we have password window! The password is – time on your clock now!


    Ok, its luck!

    ANDROID SETTINGS:
    Now we need to enter to Android settings -> Security and activate Unknown resources.

    Done! This will give us the opportunity to install applications from the USB drive.
    Note: this system hasn`t go Google apps, Play Market etc.
    Push Home button and then we need to access to Engineering mode again.

    INSTALLING FILE MANAGER:
    To access to the USB drive and install all the applications we need to install File Manager first!
    Go to All Menus -> Settings -> Screensaver, tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap, password - time on clock.
    Engineering mode -> All Applications -> Browser

    On adress bar write: file:///storage/usb0/file.apk and tap OK!

    Now you can install the File Manager, install it and tap Open!


    Got it!

    INSTALLING APPS:
    In File Manager -> USB Storage you will see all apps.
    Fist install EasyTouch, when it`s intalled tap Open.

    Play EasyTouch Demo and them tap Go.
    Note: EasyTouch Settings works only on portrait orientation (don`t be afraid it`s mormal).
    So, there are many settings, they are no need us now, we need just activate EasyTouch button.

    Done! Now push Home and than tap EasyTouch button to open а window. Now we have BACK and HOME buttons.


    With long press on any icon in this window it can changed. Change one of them by choosing Engineering mode shortcut on Choose app -Done! Tap anywhere to close window.
    Call the window again, swipe left and open Android settings -> Special abilities -> Services EasyTouch - ON

    That’s Ok, now we can normally surf in internet and have all shortcuts of any apps.

    SOUND FIX:
    Note: Sound on third-party apps works only on MEDIA MODE whit connected USB flash drive (with media files) or with connected Bluetooth device.
    On RADIO or AUX MODE sounds from third-party apps doesn’t works!
    So, push EasyTouch button then swipe window and choose File Manager. Open USB storage and install SoundAbout, the Open it.

    Now we in SoundAbout settings. Choose on MEDIA AUDIO - Wired Headphones and that`s all.
    Tap EasyTouch button and BACK.
    Now we need to restart the multimedia - push reset button in SD card slot one time (or find it near you screen). Or you can turn off ACC, open and close driver door and wait 5 minutes to restart the Multimedia.
    Sound fixed!
    Now you can install any apps and it will be working fine with sound!

    YOUTUBE:
    On board we hasn`t got Google apps, so we need to install YouTube modification – YOUTUBE VANCED
    Push EasyTouch button then swipe window and choose File Manager. Open USB storage and install YouTube Vanced.
    Now you can try it!
    Open EasyTouch window and place YOUTUBE VANCED shortcut.

    VLC PLAYER:
    Push EasyTouch button then swipe window and choose File Manager. Open USB storage and install VLC Lite.
    Go to VLC Settings -> Hardware accelerationFull acceleration. Set it because we has poor hardware.
    Now you can watch films, clips, cartoons and everything you want from your USB flash drive or SD card.
    Don`t forget about shortcut.

    HERE NAVIGATION (or another favorite navigation):
    Note: Do not forget to connect WIFI first.
    Push EasyTouch button then swipe window and choose File Manager. Open USB storage and install HERE WeGo, launch, place shortcut.

    You can install everything applications you need but remember:
    DO NOT INSTALL ANY LAUNCHERS AND ROOT. DO NOT OPEN ANYTHING ELSE IN THE ENGINEERING MENU.

    If you are not sure in your actions - I can lead you by Skype (WhatsApp, Telegram)
    Thanks!:victory:
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    Hi guys,
    On my Tucson (2018 - AA) I can only access the engineering mode where I don't...

    Update on another model thet does not allow the "full engineering menu":
    2018 Elantra SEL USA version.
    NO: Cannot access the engineering mode that enables app installations (7 taps over 3 points on settings/screensaver).
    YES. Can access the engineering mode from Settings/System Info (5 taps left - 1 tab right).

    Looking forward to the hero that finds out how to jailbreak these versions!!
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    Here is a video explaining everything

    3
    Now that we can sideload apps, is there any way to let Android auto work wirelessly?

    Inviato dal mio MI PAD 4 utilizzando Tapatalk

    Of course ! Just install Headunit Reloaded (4.6) on the car system.
    Set it with your phone name (SSID) used for wifi server, and leave IP blank (auto).

    The wifi mode of Headunit will automatically connect to Android Auto if this one is in developer mode and its server mode launched.

    Everything can be totally automatic, the phone can stay in the pocket. Android Auto appears on the main screen few seconds after the wifi connnection to the phone.
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    In order to achieve the wireless AA connection :

    - AA 4.5 (on the phone) must be in developper mode, its server launched
    - the car must be connected via wifi (and bluetooth) to the phone (automatic, thanks to kia hotspot app)
    - HR settings (release 4.6, on the car) must know the exact name of the phone wifi (ssid) for automatic launch. IP field should stay blank. The wifi mode should be launched (manually, or automatically during opening)