HACK Navigation/Multimedia systems KIA/HYUNDAI and install third-party applications

Aug 1, 2019
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well, this is an adventure.

Used the PC app to D/L the update.
Realized, out of the 20 or so thumb drives I have, none were bigger than 16 gig.

Pick up a 32 gig, use PC app to transfer to drive then to the head unit.

all I got was midi music.. LOL

F**K!

back to find a non nav update. Got that
transfer files to drive then update the head unit.

and here is the result.

Couple of hours and right back where I started. LMAO
 

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RndlArs40

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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:
Does it work on a 2019 sonata limited??
 

SuperPiskot

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Feb 13, 2021
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Hi.

please help me :)

i have this software.
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and all start say this mesage or when i chose live information dont work and say this mesage.
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Thank you.
 
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Toug

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Hi, I am using Kia_empowerment 2.0 for sound routing fixe. But now I don't have sound in Bluetooth media player, even if I don't use Android Auto. I would like to have the last updates on Kia empowerment, but I don't where I can buy it.