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SonicSpinner

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Oct 11, 2008
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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.
New password is 2400
 

iljonis

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New password is 2400

Hello, 2400 does not work, and from what I have seen in a back post these do not work either ...

Code:
<string name="eng_pswd_default">2014</string>
<string name="eng_pswd_0">2900</string>
<string name="eng_pswd_1">2801</string>
<string name="eng_pswd_2">2702</string>
<string name="eng_pswd_3">2603</string>
<string name="eng_pswd_4">2504</string>
<string name="eng_pswd_5">2405</string>
<string name="eng_pswd_6">2306</string>
<string name="eng_pswd_7">2207</string>
<string name="eng_pswd_8">2108</string>
<string name="eng_pswd_9">2009</string>
 

vladigg

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Nov 21, 2010
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Hi I have new Kia CEED SW with 10.25" JBL Multimedia. I can access engineering mode with combination of volume 7 + right button + 3 + right button + 1 + right button and password 0428. My question is how to access android settings and how to install 3rd party app. Can I install apps from first post with this multimedia with 128MB memory and can I install other app like app for open my garage door
 

Zlovenac 2

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I have Hyundai i30, 2018, european version. I see option to update my head unit, but I don't find any official updates. It is an android 4 based system.
My head unit has no navigation.

Please help.
 

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baj24

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Samsung Galaxy S21
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
I am having the same issue. How did you figure which update to install?
 

drak1234

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Hello. how do I get to the hidden menu Hyundai Tucson (NX4) 2021 radio gen 5w
 

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quanmltya

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Anyone knows the password to unzip kia update file which is downloaded from KIA site?
I'm taking about new D2V system.

For now, I can access native Android system settings but don't have adb activated although I have enabled it in the developer options.
Usb is always in the host mode (supply power to otg usb)...
The headunit bases on Android 9 with 2GB of ram.
 
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SonicSpinner

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Anyone knows the password to unzip kia update file which is downloaded from KIA site?
I'm taking about new D2V system.

For now, I can access native Android system settings but don't have adb activated although I have enabled it in the developer options.
Usb is always in the host mode (supply power to otg usb)...
The headunit bases on Android 9 with 2GB of ram.
which car do you have? i wasnt aware tha kia wide navi had android 9 ??
and what method did you sue to enter the developer menu?
 

quanmltya

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which car do you have? i wasnt aware tha kia wide navi had android 9 ??
and what method did you sue to enter the developer menu?
It is Seltos 2020. Seems that new KIA cars will be bundled with the same headunit but confirmation for different market.
If you know the password to extract update file, please let me know. This will help me to know how to install app to this Headunit.
 

majedalanni

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Jun 5, 2007
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OnePlus 8 Pro
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.
Would please explain how you get engineering menu with a volume 7,3,1
 

SypeR_

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Sakarya
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.
Which head unit you have mate? D2V (Display Audio Gen2V) one?
 

Razvyyy

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Hi guys. I have a Kia Niro HEV with a 10.2 inches widescreen and i made at a local dealer the March 2021 headset firmware update. Besides the new purple colors of fonts it did nothing to improve my experience with Android Auto witch is not full screen. For Kia E-Niro they added the possibility to use split screen , 2/3 of the screen with AA and 1/3 with other Kia widgets, but i don't have this option for my car. When i connect the usb cable 2/3 of the screen is with AA and 1/3 is a dark image with AA logo. Please, is there any way so i can use AA on full screen ?? Thanks.
 

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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
    1
    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!!
    1
    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

    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)