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Guys- very interesting findings you got,

1., please do not understimate olegas59. he is the the guru and mastermind of headunit hacking in russia. his work is well known. he has hacked and modified fw. from gen 5 on kia and hyundai., and lots of other stuff. he knows what is talking about.

2. @motcongnghe do you have link to the facebook site?`i think this wide hedunit is the the _M -> mobis -> android version of the WIDE., in europe we only get the _L --> linux.

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Plasur

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Hello happy summer everyone

I have a Hyundai Santa Fe 2021 with a 10´25 screen and I have entered engineer mode with 0652. My question is How to put Wi-Fi active for Android Auto or Wi-Fi for my vehicle?
Thank you all very much for my ignorance.

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Does anyone know the recipe for engineering mode for the 2022 Genesis G70 (US, Gen5W, 10.25")?

I found it for the earlier model (2019-2021; see
), but it doesn't apply.

I've also tried some Hyundai recipes (tap 5x to the left of Update then 1x or 7x to the right; setting volume level to 7, 3 and 1 and pressing the tune button after each), but no luck.

Thanks.

Update 20210820: This method (https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...hird-party-applications.3892333/post-85498207) works. Thanks to @mintyyqueen
 
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n_s_simpson

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This thread is confusing because it's talking about several different systems. I have the 10.25 screen in an eNiro (UK edition).

Please can you just clarify that hackers have managed to confirm the existance of a WiFi module so AA/CP is technically possible?

If so, any idea whether Kia/Hyundai will activate this with a software update like they did with the small screen or will a hack be necessary?
 

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If at least the screen of my Santa fe 2021 has it and I think everyone, your new Santa Cruz with a 10'25 screen already brings it, hopefully it does not take too long for Hyundai to put this updating software and you can even put new apps from your page as it happens with other manufacturers.
Greetings.
 

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So is this confirmation that the 10.25 Gen5W in all territories have WiFi capable of offering wireless AA/CP with a software update?
No. All I know is that the cars in Korea are already getting OTA updates. Now they want to push it to Europe. I do not now if the updates will be received by WIFI of the built in SIM for UVO. At least for Kia cars.
 

n_s_simpson

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What was the discusion regarding the Santa Cruz 10.25 screen having wireless AA/CP? Is that not the Gen5W hardware?

I can't imagine that Kia's newer 10.25" would omit wireless when their 8" one has it.
 

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The difference is in the manufacturers.
The fact is that models with a 10.25 "screen were developed by LG, and models with an 8" screen were developed by Mobis. That is why some have a wireless wifi and others do not.
I repeat - this applies to models for the European market.
 

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The difference is in the manufacturers.
The fact is that models with a 10.25 "screen were developed by LG, and models with an 8" screen were developed by Mobis. That is why some have a wireless wifi and others do not.
I repeat - this applies to models for the European market.
Ok Oleg
But why when I go into engineer mode and look a bit I see that if it has the screen 10 "25 wifi? Could it be that due to patents with Apple they do not stop enabling it at the moment as I have read in other forums?
Greetings Oleg.
 

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    why do I need to downgrade?
    For instance if new version has bugs in it. Many kia e niro drivers have lost reverse sensor camera ui in the infotainment, since may update. Now they can go back to March update and have it back and wait for kia to fix it.
    Or perhaps an old version has a loop hole in engineering menu somewhere we can abuse. Etc
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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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    :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)