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juniorkm7

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yup. everything tried. we had 2 testers, both they couldnt. and the only wanted to downgrade due to the reverse sensor bug which were introduced to some kia eniros from may update and till now.
Creating new account with new e-mail and phone number also doesn't help? It sounds like UVO account on their server gets updated with the HU software. However - try downgrading with software I sent you. From my observation 3 tiles version was the best one and didn't have so many bugs. Newer version are getting worse and worse
 

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Creating new account with new e-mail and phone number also doesn't help? It sounds like UVO account on their server gets updated with the HU software. However - try downgrading with software I sent you. From my observation 3 tiles version was the best one and didn't have so many bugs. Newer version are getting worse and worse
no we have not tried with new mail and phone number. for now the download on mega is a pain. with 5gb limitation.
 

mhenawy

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So i have found the instructions to enable the wifi and wireless android auto on the unit as per the info from the Russian guy who did it however when i try to pair my phone i get this error message. does this mean the wifi hardware is not there or the problem is with my phone ?
 

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omegapoint2

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Hey,
FWIW the 7-3-1 method + code 0652 works on Kona (europe, 2020, Gen5W HU/S5W(?)) with 210723 firmware to get into "full engineering mode".
However, i'm not sure if this is really the most fully-featured engineering mode? I saw some videos on older firmwares with many more menu points + a variant coding menu as well as some more detailed android options.(Maybe my HU also doesn't have this menu? It's one of the non-android ones it seems.)

Interestingly, the Kona also appears to have WiFi, as there is a wifi menu with status + chipset identifier for the wifi chipset. Didn't find any option for wireless AA or anything like that.

(the other methods like enabling screen capture by pressing blank spaces + holding media never worked with any combinations posted anywhere for me, it seems like this doesn't work on kona, but those examples exactly contain that variant coding menu...)
 
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mhenawy

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here
 

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Oh this is Gen5. I got Gen5 wide, so can't try.
 

PanosT

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Hi everyone,
its impossible for me to read all 50 pages, so can someone help inform me?
i have a kia ceed 2019, i took some photos of the versions of my multimedia.

a) my model is connecting via usb cable, is it possible to connect it via wifi with these options?
b) my model has no gps app, is it possible to enable car gps with these options?
c) did someone managed to enable all these options in my multimedia model-version?
d) can i return to factory settings, without kia service noticing? (warranty issues)
e) is it possible to run a gps programme after all? and how can my model get internet access? (e.g. for apps to work, maps to download etc.)

I would appriciate if someone bother to answer me, too much time for 50 pages... 😓
 

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lastway

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KIA XCeed (manufactured in November 2019) with 10.25" screen and installed software (EU version):

View attachment 5388201

Engineering mode:

- go to system info screen -> memory
- turn on the radio
- volume 7 - tap right knob
- volume 3 - tap right knob
- volume 1 - tap right knob

password: 0428


Even my car is a KIA XCeed (manufactured in November 2019) with 10.25 "screen and installed software (EU version), but the system info is different:

1632515042053.png


and the information you provided does not work. My multimedia system is the version without navigation software. Could be this the problem? Do you have any other suggestions or can you tell me where I can search?

Any help would be welcome, thank you!
 

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    Oh this is Gen5. I got Gen5 wide, so can't try.
    actually this is Gen2 without navigation
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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

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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)