Honda Connect Android System

Maxim Kraev

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Anyone knows what is going on with cmdroid.com? Spotify and Waze versions are rather old and haven't seen any updates for a while. Is cmdroid abandoned?
Because that are the latest versions that would work with extremely outdated Android version honda uses. Checked new cars today, Honda is still selling cars with the same 4.0.4 Android.
 
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LeGrosMario

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Hi !

My Connect unit is stuck in a bootloop. Is there any way to reboot into recovery like a smartphone ?
Someone asked on page 37 but there doesn't seem to be any answer ..

Thanks
 

k1000dbw

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Hi !

My Connect unit is stuck in a bootloop. Is there any way to reboot into recovery like a smartphone ?
Someone asked on page 37 but there doesn't seem to be any answer ..

Thanks


I don’t have any idea but when i use ADB shell and try the «*reboot recovery*» command, the unit reboot normaly just like there is no recovery mode...


I would be also intersted to know if it is possible to recover a soft brick as i am planning to install the Xposed Framework and i fear to screw my device up. Does any body tried to install it?


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k1000dbw

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Step By Step Tutorial

Ok Here is a Step by Step Tutorial on how I have been able to install any application on my Honda Connect RC7 .

Disclaimer: I am not responsible of any damage this could make to your device. Do it at your own risk. The only thing I know is that it worked fine on my RC7 unit… I hope this could help you to install application on your head unit.

How to check your version :
Go to the android parameter and click on About this device . You should find Build Number : 0F.095.01.1123. Ok You have the RC7



What you need:
A – Hardware:
1/ USB OTG Cable - Female A to Micro A ( https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11604 )
2/ USB A Male To A Male Cable ( https://www.amazon.com/DTOL-Feet-USB-Male-Cable/dp/B000BSJFFC )
3/ Screwdriver philips ph00

B – Software:
1/ iRoot
2/ Honda Permission from S_Mike

Here is the files I used: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/hl4egyh1x49y14r/AABd2cZYYzmh6Mt0MPQcE9Mea?dl=0

Step One: Preparing your computer and the iRoot software.
Before everything, I have installed the Intel Android Drivers (not sure it is important but …)

A/install iRoot on your Windows computer
B/Go to the install directory of iRoot ( in my case this is c:\Program File (x86)\iRoot\ )
C/There you should find a directory ( in my case this is \1.8.9.21144) which contain kinguser.zip
D1/ Easy Way : Replace it with the one I have included in my dropbox link.
D2/ Hard Way : edit the kinguser.zip file and replace the kinguser.apk with the application that you want to inject. In this case we want to inject the Honda Permissions application from S_Mike. I have downloaded the one from cmdroid.com that’s why it is HondaAppCenter_A1.apk. Just rename it as kinguser.apk and replace it in the kinguser.zip

Step Two: Connecting the device to your computer


1 – Enable the Developer Option

A/start the device
B/Press and hold "MENU"+"Day/Night"(Brightness)+"POWER" button (in this order) for about five seconds until the display changes
C/Select "Detail Information & Setting"



D/Select “Functional Setup”



E/Select “Developer Option Enable”



F/Select “On” to enable the developer option menu.



G/Push Return to come back to the Welcome screen

2 – Enable the USB Debug mode in the developer option Menu

A/Go to the Android settings.
B/Select Developer Options



C/Tick USB Debugging. ( I have also tick the Stay awake but I don’t think it would change anything…)



3 – Connecting the device to the computer

A/Flip the screen (push the eject button)
B/Unscrew the 4 screws which hold the screen



C/Get the screen slowly out (it could be tighten but mind the ribbon cable of the screen !)
D/Hold the screen with one hand and use the other hand get the plastic cache ( just above the ribbon cable) out.








E/Use something to support the screen.
F/ Now that the screen is raised, you can access to the micro USB Type A port.



G/Plug your cable in that port



Step Three : Inject the Honda Permission application

A/Start iRoot



B/Plug the cable to your computer and you should see



C/Wait until this



D/Click on Root

E/Wait ( The sound of your head unit might stop sometimes)



F/Now you should have that screen and your unit should restart.



G/After restart you should find the Honda Permission installed.

Step Four : Installing any application

A/Start Honda Permission
B/You can Edit the HondaAppcenter_A1.apk (leave your finger on it until the pencil arrives on the top right side of the screen)
C/replace the “Sig digest sha256” with PREINSTALL value
This should activate the “HondaAppCenter_A1.apk” BackDoor.

BUT in my case The Install button was still greyed out…

Here is my solution:

A/ Start Honda Permission
B/Click on the + button in the Allowed Installations menu



C/Create a new rule with :
• APK Name : application.apk
• Package name:
• Sig digest sha256 : PREINSTALL



D/Now you can install any application that you have renamed application.apk.
 
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Makis_cool

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Ok Here is a Step by Step Tutorial on how I have been able to install any application on my Honda Connect RC7 .

Disclaimer: I am not responsible of any damage this could make to your device. Do it at your own risk. The only thing I know is that it worked fine on my RC7 unit… I hope this could help you to install application on your head unit.

How to check your version :
Go to the android parameter and click on About this device . You should find Build Number : 0F.095.01.1123. Ok You have the RC7



What you need:
A – Hardware:
1/ USB OTG Cable - Female A to Micro A ( https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11604 )
2/ USB A Male To A Male Cable ( https://www.amazon.com/DTOL-Feet-USB-Male-Cable/dp/B000BSJFFC )
3/ Screwdriver philips ph00

B – Software:
1/ iRoot
2/ Honda Permission from S_Mike

Here is the files I used: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/hl4egyh1x49y14r/AABd2cZYYzmh6Mt0MPQcE9Mea?dl=0

Step One: Preparing your computer and the iRoot software.
Before everything, I have installed the Intel Android Drivers (not sure it is important but …)

A/install iRoot on your Windows computer
B/Go to the install directory of iRoot ( in my case this is c:\Program File (x86)\iRoot\ )
C/There you should find a directory ( in my case this is \1.8.9.21144) which contain kinguser.zip
D1/ Easy Way : Replace it with the one I have included in my dropbox link.
D2/ Hard Way : edit the kinguser.zip file and replace the kinguser.apk with the application that you want to inject. In this case we want to inject the Honda Permissions application from S_Mike. I have downloaded the one from cmdroid.com that’s why it is HondaAppCenter_A1.apk. Just rename it as kinguser.apk and replace it in the kinguser.zip

Step Two: Connecting the device to your computer

1 – Enable the Developer Option

A/start the device
B/Press and hold "MENU"+"Day/Night"(Brightness)+"POWER" button (in this order) for about five seconds until the display changes
C/Select "Detail Information & Setting"



D/Select “Functional Setup”



E/Select “Developer Option Enable”



F/Select “On” to enable the developer option menu.



G/Push Return to come back to the Welcome screen

2 – Enable the USB Debug mode in the developer option Menu

A/Go to the Android settings.
B/Select Developer Options



C/Tick USB Debugging. ( I have also tick the Stay awake but I don’t think it would change anything…)



3 – Connecting the device to the computer

A/Flip the screen (push the eject button)
B/Unscrew the 4 screws which hold the screen



C/Get the screen slowly out (it could be tighten but mind the ribbon cable of the screen !)
D/Hold the screen with one hand and use the other hand get the plastic cache ( just above the ribbon cable) out.








E/Use something to support the screen.
F/ Now that the screen is raised, you can access to the micro USB Type A port.



G/Plug your cable in that port



Step Three : Inject the Honda Permission application

A/Start iRoot



B/Plug the cable to your computer and you should see



C/Wait until this



D/Click on Root

E/Wait ( The sound of your head unit might stop sometimes)



F/Now you should have that screen and your unit should restart.



G/After restart you should find the Honda Permission installed.

Step Four : Installing any application

A/Start Honda Permission
B/You can Edit the HondaAppcenter_A1.apk (leave your finger on it until the pencil arrives on the top right side of the screen)
C/replace the “Sig digest sha256” with PREINSTALL value
This should activate the “HondaAppCenter_A1.apk” BackDoor.

BUT in my case The Install button was still greyed out…

Here is my solution:

A/ Start Honda Permission
B/Click on the + button in the Allowed Installations menu



C/Create a new rule with :
• APK Name : application.apk
• Package name:
• Sig digest sha256 : PREINSTALL



D/Now you can install any application that you have renamed application.apk.
Hi
Your step by step tutorial is awesome, thanks. It is gonna help a lot of people.
I am wondering if you can help me with this: my honda connect does not have a flip down screen. Do you know where the micro usb port is, in my device?
 
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k1000dbw

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Hi
Your step by step tutorial is awesome, thanks. It is gonna help a lot of people.
I am wondering if you can help me with this: my honda connect does not have a flip down screen. Do you know where the micro usb port is, in my device?


Sorry but i don’t have any idea. The Best would Be to take the unit out and search for a port on the back. IT IS VERY SMALL. It could be almost anywhere.

Good luck


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venturacom

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Hi
Your step by step tutorial is awesome, thanks. It is gonna help a lot of people.
I am wondering if you can help me with this: my honda connect does not have a flip down screen. Do you know where the micro usb port is, in my device?
Anyone should disassembly his HU and try to find a connector. I would do it but I'm RC6.1 and no need it.

If anyone does, some clear pictures of the exterior case and internal PCB could be useful to identify where this connector is
@k1000dbw Great Job!
 
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k1000dbw

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Hi !

My Connect unit is stuck in a bootloop. Is there any way to reboot into recovery like a smartphone ?
Someone asked on page 37 but there doesn't seem to be any answer ..

Thanks


Hi

Did you find a solution ?
I was reading the instructions for upgrading the system (rc6,rc7 and rc8) and it looks like there is a «*download mode*» but i don’t know how to get in. Maybe it could help you to reflash your device.
 

diba320

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Nope, I already had apps installed when the update was made. I'm afraid to do a clean up :)
Hello,

I just came back from the Honda service, they did the upgrade on my Connect Unit to RC8, I already had installed apps, Waze, Youtube ... etc. Apps are still there, I just had to restore permissions using Mike app.
I did not tried reset to factory settings and to reinstall, but for now everything is working fine.

Mihai
Did anyone already try to confirm, that leaving out FactoryReset while updating does keep the apps and the system running?
 

ciurica

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Any reason why you did the reset?


I have a very big issue with HFT, I have a lot of interruptions because of noice cancellations and they told me that this update will fix that. HFT is more important for me than to have custom apps. However, HFT is still not fixed, is even worse now and I’m also not able to install apps.


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