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

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Akram.

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Has anyone figured out a way to install MAPS of Other region / Countries? Anyone succeeded in installing Apps in Hyundai Palisade? Any solution for Wireless AA and Full screen AA?
 

Manders80

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They removed Android settings couple versions ago but you can still enable ADB and connect to your head unit with Easy Fire Tools app and sideload third-party apps.


Enable ADB 1. Remove your SD card from your head unit and insert it into your computer 2. Go to BIN / G40 3. Create a copy of G40 file and rename it to G40.org 4. Right-click on the original G40 file and go to 7-Zip / Open archive 5. Drag and drop the modified libgnustl_shared.so file into the archive to replace the original one https://www.file-upload.net/download-14758010/libgnustl_shared.so.html 6. Close 7-Zip 7. Open Navi_Version.txt file from BIN / G40 and increment the Navi version by +1 from STD5.HMC.KMC.211108.c22f9b6 to STD5.HMC.KMC.211109.c22f9b6 8. Remove the SD card from your computer and put it back into your head unit 9. Head unit will restart and another Engineering Mode will appear 10. Choose ADB Connect Type and click on Ethernet 11. Go back, hit Home icon in the top left corner, remove the SD card for your head unit and insert it into your computer once again 12. Go to BIN / G40 13. Remove the modified G40 file and rename the copy you’ve done previously from G40.org back to G40 14. Open Navi_Version.txt file and increment the Navi version by +1 once again from STD5.HMC.KMC.211109.c22f9b6 to STD5.HMC.KMC.211110.c22f9b6 15. You can now remove the SD card from your computer and put it back into your head unit 16. Head unit will restart and everything will work as before

This works for Kia for 211027 version (for Hyundai you need to edit G45 file instead of G40). For version 210111 there is a sightly different method. Not sure if there are any other methods for older versions - probably yes but I'm not aware of them.

Here you can see how to sideload the third-party apps with Easy Fire Tools:


Really trying to be persistent with this, so apologies... Managed the instructions above.
Quick question: Do you side load using Easy tools between steps 11 & 12?

I can turn on ADB using ethernet. It's a stable IP connection, but Easy tools reports
 

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Manders80

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Worth mentioning I'm on 211029
ADB ports don't appear to be open the headunit... only TCP port open is 5000.

Code:
platform-tools % ./adb connect 192.168.2.180:5555
failed to connect to '192.168.2.180:5555': Connection refused


Code:
platform-tools % sudo nmap -sT -p- 192.168.2.180
Starting Nmap 7.92 ( https://nmap.org ) at 2022-01-09 10:52 GMT
Nmap scan report for 192.168.2.180
Host is up (0.0054s latency).
Not shown: 65534 closed tcp ports (conn-refused)
PORT     STATE SERVICE
5000/tcp open  upnp
MAC Address: CC:C0:79:69:84:B5 (Murata Manufacturing)

Nmap done: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 80.50 seconds
 

fibonacci1101

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Not sure why you cannot connect. In my case I've tried on 210111 and 211027 and it worked on both versions. First you do the map trick (replacing the lib file) to invoke the ctstest menu and enable adb. Once adb is enabled, you turn on hotspot on your android phone and connect the head unit to this hot spot. Then you need to find out what's the ip address of your head unit and enter this ip address in Easy Fire Tools and then connect. It worked on my Compact Gen5. If you have Standard Gen5 or Gen5 Wide you might need to somehow enable the 5555 port. I've seen it mentioned on some other forum but not sure where exactly.
 
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trannamptv

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They did it like this. I don't know what method they do it, but they will definitely have to remove the screen from the car. Maybe they connect adb through pinout of AVN. Anyone have any ideas. This is a 10.25 inch KIA monitor.
 

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these are viatnamese gen5wide units. they are based on android backend.
the european gen5wide are linux based. and cant install apk etc.
 
Hi All,

I've just tried to enter the engineering mode in my Kia ceed PHEV MY22 using the procedure:

<Setup>, <General>, <System Info>
set volume using left knob to level 0, then to level 7, press the right knob, set volume to level 3, press the right knob, set volume to level 1 and press the right knob

Used code: 0652 (enginering mode)
Used code: 2400 (Dealer mode)

This all worked like a charm for the system software version with build date: 2021-08-09

In this I found there is also WiFi module (BCM89359) available in my 10.5' screen but it's not enabled.
At the moment there are several setting in the WiFi menu for which I don't know the correct values so I'm not able to activate it.
I hope Kia soon will sent out an update so I can use Android Auto wireless.
Hello everybody,

I can confirm this procedure with my KIA Sportage 2021 (MK IV QLE), with latest Nov software update.
The problem is that I cannot find variant coding in order to try to enable wireless CarPlay/Android Auto.
 

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rustin0

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Hello. Car from 2019, new update done. Is it possible to run an android auto wirelessly? I can't enter engineering mode.
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Manders80

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Not sure why you cannot connect. In my case I've tried on 210111 and 211027 and it worked on both versions. First you do the map trick (replacing the lib file) to invoke the ctstest menu and enable adb. Once adb is enabled, you turn on hotspot on your android phone and connect the head unit to this hot spot. Then you need to find out what's the ip address of your head unit and enter this ip address in Easy Fire Tools and then connect. It worked on my Compact Gen5. If you have Standard Gen5 or Gen5 Wide you might need to somehow enable the 5555 port. I've seen it mentioned on some other forum but not sure where exactly.
Been looking for a while, I think this route method needs adapting or is now closed out by software update. The instructions apply well, all screen appear, etc. But just not getting any ports open with which in can open an Adb session. Can't find anything which allows me to open ports, etc.
 

fifipoland

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Hello, maybe I'm writing not in the subject. I have a problem with the screen in the kia stonic 2017 without navigation. I need software to update and can't find it anywhere. My software version: YBCUV.EUR.SOP.V085.170624.DAU_A does anyone have official soft for this unit.
 

qxc

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WOW what an amazing hack zavpasha!!
i was able to get to my engineering mode on my kia forte 2018 but there is no android setting options in the menu to allow 3rd party apps
any way you can help me asap?
 

fibonacci1101

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Been looking for a while, I think this route method needs adapting or is now closed out by software update. The instructions apply well, all screen appear, etc. But just not getting any ports open with which in can open an Adb session. Can't find anything which allows me to open ports, etc.

On other forum people are saying that in order to activate the 5555 port you need to plug in the Ethernet adapter into yours car USB port.

"without it, the port will not open, this is a security hole,
you do not need to insert anything into it"

You can try that and let us know if this works
 
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AyieD

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Hello guys,

How can I enter "Engineering Mode", my Screen System Information is attached.

I tried everything to enter the Mode, but it wont appear at all, need help please.
 

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AyieD

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Hello guys,

How can I enter "Engineering Mode", my Screen System Information is attached.

I tried everything to enter the Mode, but it wont appear at all, need help please.
I was able to enter both Modes, but I need help with the passwords.

I tried most passwords but they didn't work!


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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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    Just purchased a 2022 Telluride SX with the wide screen. Been reading this thread and noticing no one has found a way to get into engineering mode for these newer firmware, right?

    I would just like to side load some apps and be able to run them from the Kia main menu.

    If for some reason I am incorrect in that there’s no way to side load these newer widescreens then please do let me know. It’s Likely I may have scanned across a post or something that had that info.

    Thanks!

    Today on the Valentines day we have made a secret go public.
    We have been able to gain root access on the Gen5WIDE headunits from europe.

    with this hack you can grab and dump the whole system.
    extracts info, keys, decrypt files and perhaps create ur own custom fw.

    we provide this info for free, so people can share knowledge and new findings.

    Please be aware that this is mainly for devs and technical nerds and linux lovers. untill someone perhaps creates a more user friendly hack.

    Happy hunting

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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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    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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    Here is a video explaining everything