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abbots

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abbots

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am_ur

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Hi, you have a new Linux-based D-AUDIO 2.0 platform.
You cannot install any apk applications on it. Also, there is no information yet about firmware updates or access to the operating system.
But this radio has a big plus! it supports wireless connection via Wifi for android auto and apple carplay.
at least on cars for the Russian market, this option can be activated through the engineering menu.
TSB for SW update
 
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abbots

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thanks for explanation!
I guess, should updates come, I would need Aus update and not US

I've enabled s/shot button, BUT, I think ? it's only available in some engineering screens ? managed to get a screenshot in main Eng screen only
there is a further password protected screen, Variant Coding' any guess at password ?
 

am_ur

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thanks for explanation!
I guess, should updates come, I would need Aus update and not US

I've enabled s/shot button, BUT, I think ? it's only available in some engineering screens ? managed to get a screenshot in main Eng screen only
there is a further password protected screen, Variant Coding' any guess at password ?
You can check for updates for your region at https://update.kia.com/ if available. Please note that you need updates for Display Audio Gen2V.
Password for Variant Coding: 1200.
Be careful! Not all features are well known.
 

Glamourok

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Car Hyundai Palisade 2021. I was able to enter full engineer mode with a volume of 7,3,1 password 0428, I was able to enter dealer mode password 2400. And how to enter All in One Version? I tried pressing left 5, right 7 and left 5, right 1 - it does not work:(( I want to try to activate wireless android auto and CarPlay.
 
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Darvesh2006

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Hi everyone!
Anybody can help me with my car multimedia system hack to install 3rd party applications? Hyundai Grand Starex 2016, brought from Korea and can not use multimedia system in Uzbekistan, would like to use Navi system and install new Navi system to use in Uzb, perhaps somebody can help me and will appreciate hihgly!
Thanks in advance and have a nice day
Regards
Dilshod
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zero86max

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hi can anyone help me i am stuck in boot log screen even no camera i try the recovery mode but it stuck as in the attached
 

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abbots

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apoelistasaudi

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INFO FOR KIA PICANTO 2021 WITH DISPLAY AUDIO 8" CARPLAY ANDROID AUTO GEN2V
1. engineering mode 2400
2. Variant Coding 1200 confirmed.

I could enable, in variant coding, 2 additional icons. (DRVM) Rear View Monitor while driving and Telematics. Click apply and it will restart with these two additional technologies however UVO hardware (sim card) seems to be missing. so UVO does not work.. My only advice is to activate DRVM only until telematics solution is found. by some advanced users or experts in this field (I doubt it but hope dies last)..
 

FERRARI81

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You can check for updates for your region at https://update.kia.com/ if available. Please note that you need updates for Display Audio Gen2V.
Password for Variant Coding: 1200.
Be careful! Not all features are well known.
What changes from US version to European version?
Because if I try (from Europe) to get access https://update.kia.com/ I got error
But from https://update.kia.com/US/EN/updateNoticeView/303 I could download update for US version
 

10R1

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I want a universal variant unlocked firmware that opens up everything! :)
Would be helpful if we could build our own firmware from scratch? I need somebody to look at this site, am i right it's open some doors?


I have Ceed Cuv with that d-audio 2.0 platform, but i don't know how to build :D
 

ducati

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Feb 21, 2005
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Hello,

I have 2021 Tucson (nx4) with the D-AUDIO 2.0 (linux ?) system without navigation. I can get in to :

1. engineering mode 2400
2. Variant Coding 1200 confirmed.

Can enable Telematics (but no modem :-( ) , rear view camera while driving is stardard in nx4.
Ireally would like to install navigation app (like sygic) , If possible please help me :)
 

10R1

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Hi friends is there any way to update the Gen5 in Europe? I didn't found anything. thanks
I'm not sure but i think that is the region doesn't matter, when i selected russian or korean area the software showed me that region.
On Korean Kia update site the navigation updater app has guest login. If u are lucky enough u can search after your car and see if there is an update or not for Gen5.

I have ceed what doesn't sold there, maybe can somebody give me a russian login, anybody
For d-audio gen2v what i have i found only update on the usa update site, what is for sorento or k5 model :/
 

iljonis

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Hello, I have UVO with the 10 "GEN5W browser, and I have updated the new version EUR.S5W_L.001.001.210513. But the engineer mode is no longer accessible with the old password 0428. Anyone have any idea what it can be and if it is possible to enable the wifi for the android wireless car. And also to know if it is possible to change the color purple.
 

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    you specify how to downgrade and where to download the old fw. Thank you so much :D
    i have saved the files: EURO October 2020, EURO march 2021, EURO april 2021, RUS MAY 2021. RUS JUNE 2021, RUS JULY 2021. i am trying to remember which one was the 3 way split screen,
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    i have saved the files: EURO October 2020, EURO march 2021, EURO april 2021, RUS MAY 2021. RUS JUNE 2021, RUS JULY 2021. i am trying to remember which one was the 3 way split screen,
    So how to downgrade??
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    ok, sorry for the delay, caught the damn flu and been off. ok here we go of how to downgrade your WIDE headunit software, this has been tested on kia eniro, going from lates sw 210723 back to 210303, also tested installing original 210303 afterwards, and also tested upgrading from 210303 to 210723.

    1. Make sure you are on your latest sw and that you have the latest software downloaded and unpacked.
    2. in the root of the sofware you see 2 important files. Appupgrade and lge.upgrade.xml. these 2 files installs/upgrades/downgrades the software package.
    3. so you take these 2 files from the latest software, and place them in an older software package, and replace the excisting ones.
    4. copy everything ( the old software package with the " new " Appgrade and .lge.upgrade.xml), now to the usb
    5. insert it into the car. and the car will prompt you that " allready have the latest software, do you wish to continue "
    6. you choose yes, and choose quick update.
    7. now the car is thinking to belive that its just installing the same software again, instead its installing/unpacking the old software package.

    enjoy
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    just got confirmation that OTA is coming for all Bluelink units WIDE in 1-2 months.
    and update.hyundai.com will open for europe too!!
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    Hello,

    Found this thread and hoping someone may have the solution.
    Kia gen5 8inch unit. Tried to upgrade the latest fw and the unit lost power.
    Now, it's stuck in reboot loop.
    ",system update is in progress"
    But no progress bar. I can hear 1 radio station and volume control works.
    Dealer isn't an option.
    External keyboard works, as can cnt alt delete to force reboot of unit, and have tried leaving it disconnected from battery. Same reboot loop. Always says update in progress.
    Have tried numerous keys with external keyboard and only cnt alt delete seems to have any effect.
    Is there a way to force the unit to recovery mode? Thanks. Read 47 pages and saw others with issue but same solution of print screen keys doesn't stop the death loop for me.
    uff thats a bad luck! very bad luck
    try the kb method again and look at this video


    if that doesnt help, them the only option is soldering option.
    there is a russian guide wherre you have take out the headunit and solder, soem stuff and read out the cashe and delete etc

    @olega59 maybe he knows the guide
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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

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    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)