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

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yyw713

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this is my kia canival 2021 of china, i can get in the engineering mod, but can not get the adb by every methord be mentioned in this thread。
 

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dchen4649

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I want to enable wifi hotspot button in Hyundai 2022 IONIQ 5 BEV. Please help. Thank you and have a nice weekend.
 

Elantra_BG

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Hi,
I have finally updated my from-the-factory software. From 2015 to the newest one for 2016, Sorento.
If anyone searches for info - I used 64GB microSD formatted to fat32 and copied past downloaded files from Map Updater. Into the adapter and to the slot in the car. Half an hour later, it was done.
1. I have an Android Auto icon, but it is grey. Need to check my phone with cables and see if it will work.
2. I am able to enter EngMode by Setup/General/Storage and 5x left + 1x right + 2702
3. The mode is the same as before, with lots of Korean words, and any changes I made are not saved like radio coding. After the restart, nothing changed.

Can someone help me with this?

EDIT: Is it possible that I'm entering a dealer mode or putting in an access code that has not allowed me to save my changes?
Hi mate, I have an Elantra and the same problem as yours. I recorded the update on a usb drive, but after I put it in the car it starts making sounds like I recorded music. It won't start the update. This is the update that is for Canada because my car is imported from there. I tried to write an update for Europe, but it says to insert a suitable memory card to start the update. Can you guide how to deal with your problem? After the update, do you have a larger choice of language in the menu?
 

lukilodz83

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Hi mate, I have an Elantra and the same problem as yours. I recorded the update on a usb drive, but after I put it in the car it starts making sounds like I recorded music. It won't start the update. This is the update that is for Canada because my car is imported from there. I tried to write an update for Europe, but it says to insert a suitable memory card to start the update. Can you guide how to deal with your problem? After the update, do you have a larger choice of language in the menu?
Hey,

The process is simple but, as I wrote, I used microSD with SD adapter. I have a 64gb but it does the job. I only needed to format it to fat32, that is not supported by windows 10. So, I downloaded an external software for that. After the format to fat32 I just copy past the files that I downloaded via MapUpdater. When I inserted the adapter to the car SD map slot the update run automatically.

Have you been able to enter the engineering mode?
 

Elantra_BG

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Hey,

The process is simple but, as I wrote, I used microSD with SD adapter. I have a 64gb but it does the job. I only needed to format it to fat32, that is not supported by windows 10. So, I downloaded an external software for that. After the format to fat32 I just copy past the files that I downloaded via MapUpdater. When I inserted the adapter to the car SD map slot the update run automatically.

Have you been able to enter the engineering mode?
When the card is larger than 32 GB, exFat passes, if it is 32 GB, it is Fat32. Not a problem on Windows. Unfortunately, I don't have a micro SD slot. I only have Usb. I'll try again until it does. I still go into engineering mode, but I don't have an option to change the language, it won't let me access the Android settings.
 

Elantra_BG

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Also, should I ask if the update is only for the Canada region or can I put an update for Europe?

@lukilodz83 after the update can you choose other languages or are the options the same as before?
This is my current version:
 

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lukilodz83

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When the card is larger than 32 GB, exFat passes, if it is 32 GB, it is Fat32. Not a problem on Windows. Unfortunately, I don't have a micro SD slot. I only have Usb. I'll try again until it does. I still go into engineering mode, but I don't have an option to change the language, it won't let me access the Android settings.
With my card I needed to format it to fat32 and then it works. As for languages, there are only few like US, French, Spanish and Korean but my Kia is from US.
 

lukilodz83

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Also, should I ask if the update is only for the Canada region or can I put an update for Europe?

@lukilodz83 after the update can you choose other languages or are the options the same as before?
This is my current version:
What I know from Russians from this forum you cannot just update from US, Canadian to EU. If you force the update it can brick your device. There is a way but requires to send the whole unit to some guys.

If you use MapUpdater you are choosing the region and the language right for your car.

Can you tell me how you access the engineering mode?
 

Elantra_BG

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I log in with 5+1 clicks on both sides of the update. Nothing happens on the clock menu. And my choice of language is the same as yours. I don't have Wi-Fi either, but I found an option to connect wirelessly to the phone. A box from the Chinese (let's put it this way so it doesn't sound like an advertisement)
 

lukilodz83

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I log in with 5+1 clicks on both sides of the update. Nothing happens on the clock menu. And my choice of language is the same as yours. I don't have Wi-Fi either, but I found an option to connect wirelessly to the phone. A box from the Chinese (let's put it this way so it doesn't sound like an advertisement)
But I had WiFi before and after the update I also have an Android Auto and Car Play.
My problem with engineering mode is that I can access it by 5+1 yet my changes are not saved so I cannot change radio coding for Europe.
 

Elantra_BG

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But I had WiFi before and after the update I also have an Android Auto and Car Play.
My problem with engineering mode is that I can access it by 5+1 yet my changes are not saved so I cannot change radio coding for Europe.
Someday, if someone finds it and shares it, we will be very grateful. Until then, we'll wait and hope.
P. S. I change it successfully and have even radios. A Russian view on YouTube.
 

Liton999

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Hello. I want (or at least try to) enable wireless Android Auto on my Kia Sportage 2021 (10.25 infotainment screen, with navi). I tried to get into Engineering Mode with no success. Closest I got with 7-3-1 code sequence was a Trader Mode.

Does anyone know a way to open Engineering Mode on Sportage 2021?
 

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i-tx

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Hello!
Tried to find out, but had no luck... What's the difference between "CPU config" in "variant coding"?
For now clear is that:
1. Variant 0 Enables Wireless CarPlay & AA, but disables Wired CarPlay & AA. And for the last versions dissapeared "Trip info" (or smth like that, do not remember the right name of it)
2. Variant 1 Disables Wireless and activate Wired CarPlay & AA. The "Trip info" icon appears, but it doesn't works at all (the feature doesn't start) But as I remember this feature was totally useless)))

And one more thing: is there an option to activate wireless & wired CarPlay & AA simultaneously? The point is that in cities wireless CarPlay sometimes crashes (I suppose cause wi-fi jammers in some places or interferences). But for short runs wired connection is not really comfortable) So it could be perfect if Wireless connection would be inactivated at the moment you plug cable to the phone))) Or this is only in my dreams?))
 

Dedkemper

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Hi, I have a hyundai palisade 2019 (Korean) firmware version Lx2.kor.s5w_m.v021.001.220411 help me choose a password for the engineering mode. at the same time, the password 2400 is suitable for the dealer menu.
I already tried, without luck:
20090090

21080281

22070472

23060663

24050854

25041045

26031236

27021427

28011618

29001809

12000000


3600
 
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lukilodz83

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Hi,

I have a US Sorento from 2016, and my soft is ST.UM.USA.E540.220414

I can access EM by going to Setup->General Settings->System Info and 5+1 taps.
What is interesting, and maybe helpful for some of you, is that the password is 2702 but if I change the clock year to for ex. 2016 the pass is different.

Eventually, I still access the same mode where I can change something like radio coding, but changes are not saved after the restart.

Another question - is it possible that the password is not only digital, cause to put the pass, I have a full keyboard with all letters etc.
 

Kid RC

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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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    I have released tools and instructions on how to patch and deploy firmware for Standard-class Gen5 navigation on Hyundai, KIA and Genesis. You can find it here:

    A blog post with all findings is coming soon!
    1
    RÉSOLU - J'ai pu accéder rapidement aux paramètres et effectuer une réinitialisation d'usine .. après cela, cela fonctionne. Fait intéressant, si j'active le wifi, le problème revient. Ce doit être un mauvais firmware.. pour le mettre à jour maintenant.
    1
    @lukilodz83 Sorry, I am not familiar with Gen4. I guess you can try holding POWER+MAP or POWER+HOME on start and see if anything happens.
    1
    Why are you all asking for engineering mode pass?
    What do you expect to find there?

    In my system (Gen5w EU) nothing usefull there... :confused:
    1
    FYI if you get locked out from using an incorrect password, rebooting the infotainment removes the lock. (reset pin to reboot at least on the DN8 Gen5W Sonata)
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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!!
    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.