Honda Connect Android System

lrthumwood

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Hope someone can help. This year, Honda released the Honda Connect system in their cars, the system runs on the Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4 platform (yeah old I know) although it appears to be completely locked down, no Play store available! You can get into the typical Android settings menu where you can enable 'allow unknown sources', there is even an app available which lets you choose an APK from the USB stick, it will run through the installation routine although never completes. There is a Honda App Store built in although there is only 1 app available (spoilt for choice right!!!)

What kind of security do you think this unit has fitted? Has anyone ever come across something similar? Would love to install poweramp and Spotify so any advice appreciated.

TIA
 

zealucard

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Hisden menu

Hello, I'm also interested. Actually, I've juste discovered a hidden menu by holding power+menu+brightness for about 2 seconds. In this menu, we can enable developer mode but apk install is still not possible...
Everything is explain in an other post on piloteers.
 

Climbatize

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Hello, I'm also interested. Actually, I've juste discovered a hidden menu by holding power+menu+brightness for about 2 seconds. In this menu, we can enable developer mode but apk install is still not possible...
Everything is explain in an other post on piloteers.
Unfortunately Honda Connect is not Honda Link, your combination does not work here in Europe. Here we already have an access to Android parameters, but developer menu is missing, and we can't activate it by tapping multiple times on build number :(
 

zealucard

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So, I took some photos to show you my Honda Connect system, and the hidden menu by holding power+menu+brightness for 4 seconds (and not 2).
My Honda Connect system :
http : // hpics.li/342c4a3

The hidden menu :
http : // hpics.li/23d3685
http : // hpics.li/3bac620
http : // hpics.li/f7e5764
http : // hpics.li/1c4f99b
http : // hpics.li/3e33ced

P.S. : Sorry but I'm new on this forum and I can't post external link... :(
 

tomzero

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Hi guys, I'm also interested.
What's happened when you enable developer options and then connect a laptop with usb cable?
Your laptop recognise this hardware or not?
If you show something new in control panel - device manager, please upload screenshots for us. thx!
 

Benchamoneh

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Hi guys, I'm also interested.
What's happened when you enable developer options and then connect a laptop with usb cable?
Your laptop recognise this hardware or not?
If you show something new in control panel - device manager, please upload screenshots for us. thx!
Thanks for the developer menu tip. I have a Civic and CR-V with Honda Connect in the UK, I'll first need to splice together a USB A-A cable but once done I'll connect up a laptop in developer menu and see what we get.
 

BrerBear

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Thanks for the developer menu tip. I have a Civic and CR-V with Honda Connect in the UK, I'll first need to splice together a USB A-A cable but once done I'll connect up a laptop in developer menu and see what we get.
Someone at piloteers.org was able to get adb connection over vi-fi. But still with no success installing custom apk.
How was your experiment with A-A USB cable?
 

daskino

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I am Also very interested. You can mirror link your htc m8/9 phone but it would be better just to use the android itself. It has plenty of power from its Tegra chip. An a/a usb you say. I will buy one
 

mrrocketdog

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Also interested...just got this car and love it but damn I want spotify etc, the android system is a waste otherwise. I will try to push apps but never used adb before anyone got tips? although I have got the car into developer mode through the secret menu.
there may be newer/better guides but this may get you started with adb.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2225405

"all i can really do is stay out of my own way and let the will of heaven be done"
 

uid6011

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There is a update for the Connect system.
Contact me by PM if you know about app certifications... We might have a solution.
 
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wickywicky

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honda connect custom apk install?

ANy news on the installs of apks?

i just picked up my Honda HRV with honda connect.

Enable developer mode and ticked the option to install from unsecured sources. Tried from usb install was greyed out. and tried to connect adb over wifi. got it to connect, but when you run the command to install apk it says device is not connected. Needs a reboot of laptop and car for it to connect again.

I looked at all the apps installed/running and theres loads of Fujitsu apps/services install. again options to uninstall/disable are greyed out. i guess the lock down is something to do with that.

I still need to try adb over usb and see if the laptop sees anything.