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Nowayave

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You are on the same RC as I am (RC7). You need to downgrade using the correct firmware as @borba0 has suggested. Once you have done this you should be able to install permissions etc.

Process - this is the process for RC8 but they are all the same
Downgrading - this is the link for downgrading
Downgrading - another link for downgrading information

You can find the LHD matrix on page 155 of this thread to see what files you need
Many thanks @benfleet5 and @borba0 for your invaluable help.:giggle: Now i printed all instruction and i hope to not wrong something. but I need to upgrade to RC8 and then downgrade to RC6.1?
 
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benfleet5

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Many thanks @benfleet5 and @borba0 for your invaluable help.:giggle: Now i printed all instruction and i hope to not wrong something. but I need to upgrade to RC8 and then downgrade to RC6.1?
No problem mate, it is difficult to navigate these pages with so many posts!!

You need to downgrade to RC6.1 first, factory reset, install Honda Permissions by S_Mike and then upgrade to RC8 if you want to!

Have you found the RC6 iso file with all the files you will need?
 

borba0

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ah, ok... but i have not time, and if only necessary rc 6.1 for my device and install third parts app, i don't need else ;)

Check this post #2579, please ;)
 
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Nowayave

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No problem mate, it is difficult to navigate these pages with so many posts!!

You need to downgrade to RC6.1 first, factory reset, install Honda Permissions by S_Mike and then upgrade to RC8 if you want to!

Have you found the RC6 iso file with all the files you will need?
Yeah, i found all i need, thanks..... Now will go to the car to search ID & software version. I'll keep you up-to-date Thanks to both @benfleet5 and @borba0
 

Nowayave

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At the start i have only 2 information on 3.... I have the version and tegra
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But not four number id. The only number I found are this:
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There isn't any number in any other position.... uff!!
Where i find the webEPC? Thanks
 
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borba0

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Hi. That's my last activity:
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I bought Sonoff wall switch to my garage, to switch on/off all the lights (6 LED ceiling lamps).
An old app from the net (according to ICS), paired with home WIFI and that's all.
Of course, some entries in HondaPermission also was done.
And never again problem with one small lamp from the automatic gate drive.
 
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Nowayave

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Hello guys. In the end, with a lot of help, I managed to install the apps on the Honda connect, but skipped the factory reset of the rc8, otherwise I would have lost everything (again).
 

Nowayave

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Another problem has arisen, albeit secondary: After the first factory reset, the default browser allows me to search with goggle, but as soon as I try to open any web page, it writes to me: "impossible secure connect" and therefore I can't look for anything. I use my phone like wifi hotspot and i
and a reset date and time. I can do it with the system, because with android setup the options are not clickable.
I know well that I could try to install a new browser but I would have to repeat the whole procedure and now I don't have time.
Thank for all guys :)
 

Kenshin985

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Hello everyone.
I've bought Honda Civic IX 2015 Hatchback.
I would like to install a navigation app and upgrade the software to the newest version, but here are 161 pages... and it's quite difficult to find the right answer.

My device is without CD reader, the current software version is:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Android version
4.0.4

Kernel version
3.1.10
[email protected]#2
SMP PREEMPT Thu Feb 19 15:13:35 JST 2015

Build number
02.084.02.0021
---------------------------
Device 4 digital code
6SC1

[System] Main Soft
31.00.cc

[Main] Build
02.084.02.0021

TEGRA EC/NC Version
ENCV36_S5_02A_02.obj
ENCV36_S5_02A_TV0X_0
1
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

I presume, that my software is quite outdated - what steps need's to be performed to update the software?
I've read that I need:
->upgrade the software to version RC6.1 (or some older version?),
->then install Honda Permissions,
->then install desired apps,
->then upgrade the software to the newest version without factory reset.
Am I correct?

The version can be instantly updated to the newest (ex. RC3 -> RC8) or sequential (ex. RC3 -> RC4 -> ... -> RC8)?
Would you mind to tell me where from I can download the software and what is the newest version?
 
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skodann

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Hello everyone.
I've bought Honda Civic IX 2015 Hatchback.
I would like to install a navigation app and upgrade the software to the newest version, but here are 161 pages... and it's quite difficult to find the right answer.

My device is without CD reader, the current software version is:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Android version
4.0.4

Kernel version
3.1.10
[email protected]#2
SMP PREEMPT Thu Feb 19 15:13:35 JST 2015

Build number
02.084.02.0021
---------------------------
Device 4 digital code
6SC1

[System] Main Soft
31.00.cc

[Main] Build
02.084.02.0021

TEGRA EC/NC Version
ENCV36_S5_02A_02.obj
ENCV36_S5_02A_TV0X_0
1
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

I presume, that my software is quite outdated - what steps need's to be performed to update the software?
I've read that I need:
->upgrade the software to version RC6.1 (or some older version?),
->then install Honda Permissions,
->then install desired apps,
->then upgrade the software to the newest version without factory reset.
Am I correct?

The version can be instantly updated to the newest (ex. RC3 -> RC8) or sequential (ex. RC3 -> RC4 -> ... -> RC8)?
Would you mind to tell me where from I can download the software and what is the newest version?
You can go straight to 6.1 without any problems. Just read all the info carefully
 

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    Hello everyone.
    I've bought Honda Civic IX 2015 Hatchback.
    I would like to install a navigation app and upgrade the software to the newest version, but here are 161 pages... and it's quite difficult to find the right answer.

    My device is without CD reader, the current software version is:
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Android version
    4.0.4

    Kernel version
    3.1.10
    [email protected]#2
    SMP PREEMPT Thu Feb 19 15:13:35 JST 2015

    Build number
    02.084.02.0021
    ---------------------------
    Device 4 digital code
    6SC1

    [System] Main Soft
    31.00.cc

    [Main] Build
    02.084.02.0021

    TEGRA EC/NC Version
    ENCV36_S5_02A_02.obj
    ENCV36_S5_02A_TV0X_0
    1
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------

    I presume, that my software is quite outdated - what steps need's to be performed to update the software?
    I've read that I need:
    ->upgrade the software to version RC6.1 (or some older version?),
    ->then install Honda Permissions,
    ->then install desired apps,
    ->then upgrade the software to the newest version without factory reset.
    Am I correct?

    The version can be instantly updated to the newest (ex. RC3 -> RC8) or sequential (ex. RC3 -> RC4 -> ... -> RC8)?
    Would you mind to tell me where from I can download the software and what is the newest version?
    You can go straight to 6.1 without any problems. Just read all the info carefully
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    Ok. Now please check this versions of software:
    1. Google Maps (e.g. 8.4.1. or earlier)
    2. GoogleAccountManager ver. 239410
    3. GooglePlayServices ver. 9.4.52
    4. GooglePlayStore ver. 6.8.24.F-all [0] 3085398 (nodpi)
    5. GoogleTextToSpeech ver. 25.2.1.361632836

    And please, be careful. If I can well remember, it should be installed in this order
    Good luck!

    From post #50
    All Sygic Version higher as V. 16.0.10 use Google Services:
    install Apk´s:
    1. Sygic 16.2.11 APK + Obb Files
    2. Google Account Manager 4.0.3-239410.apk
    3. Google Play services 9.4.52 (010-127739847).apk
    4.Google Play Store 6.8.24.F-all [0] 3085398 (nodpi) (Android 4.0+).apk

    optional you can use com.google.android.tts 3.9.11-210309110

    And once more

    I finally did. I think the magic is on permission options. And not to install account manager and framework (Seems to interfere). Finally made google account registration, can use historial, download map to use offline (need to investigate this option on that gmap version). Now is working fine!
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    Did you rename file (HondaPermission) to HondaAppCenter_A1.apk?
    After resetting the Honda Connect to the factory settings (today evening) I have no problem with installing all recommended apps in my Honda Jazz 2016 (GK3).
    Or try another USB stick.
    And remember that file should be stored in the root of the USB stick.
    Installing via icon "install apps" from the HondaConnect system.
    1
    I read in my research that I would have to downgrade to rc6.1 for hack-naming to work
    is it the right way?

    Thanks
    Yes. But please, check carefully your HeadUnit software version first.
    1
    Well.
    First, you need to check version of software you got in your unit. Here is instruction, how to do it
    Then you need to find on this forum proper files.
    Please, contact me later, if you collect this information.
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    Hello Guys,

    Last time I showed you how to install custom application. Now it's time to move on.
    I present you complete solution. Not hardware, but software :)
    I created application which allow you to change process_controls.list and allowed_installations.list direct in your Honda head unit !!
    I note that it works and it has been tested a little in my Honda with android 4.0.4.

    I spent some time working on it, so give me some thanks if you use it.
    I don't expect any payments, but if you would like to send me some beers. I will sent you my paypal address by PM.

    I tested the application only a little. So it could have some bugs. Use it for your own risk.
    Do full backup (in two formats) before you start changing something, there is option for this. I haven't tested restore option yet. It should work, but I'm not guarantee this.
    I don't know what each flags and options in process control mean. I haven't tested this yet. Maybe someone would like to do some manual?

    Warnings:
    1. I'm not responsible for any damage of your head unit. Use it for your own risk.
    2. Don't remove HondaAppCenter_A1.apk from allowed installations, because if something goes wrong you won't be able to install any new applications or new versions.
    3. Be careful with changing version number. If you increase it then updating Honda oryginal applications won't overwrite your changes in process controls.
    If you decrease it then reboot you head unit will overwrite your changes.
    4. Be careful with changing permissions flags in existing packages and applications.
    5. And last be careful when you driving.

    Enjoy!!!
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    Hello guys,

    Firstly I would like to thanks all of you who support me by donations and sending beers ;) Special thanks to CMhonda group for their donation.

    Some of you asked me to implement new features to Honda Permissions app. It took me awhile but here it is. New version of Honda Permissions - v 1.1.0

    What's new:
    - Added search functionality in Allowed installations and Process Controls list
    - Added copy action in Process Controls list (now you can create new permission by copy settings from another)
    - Now you can save/restore backup files direct to/from usb device (you can choose any path you want)

    As always: I'm not responsible for any damage of your head unit. Use it for your own risk.

    Enjoy
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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

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    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"

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    D/Select “Functional Setup”

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    E/Select “Developer Option Enable”

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

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    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

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

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    3 – Connecting the device to the computer

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

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    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.

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

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    G/Plug your cable in that port

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    Step Three : Inject the Honda Permission application

    A/Start iRoot

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

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    C/Wait until this

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    D/Click on Root

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

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

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    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

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

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    D/Now you can install any application that you have renamed application.apk.
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    Installing app on RC7

    Hi everyone,

    I have a European Honda Civic Tourer Executive (who cares ?) latest model with a Honda Connect RC7 (0F.095.01.1123).

    However (thanks to @sobvan) I have ordered a micro-USB-type-A cable and used a USB Male A to Male A cable to connect it to my computer.

    Like sobvan I was able to locate the "allowed_installations.list" file but I wasn’t able to get the root access to modify it.

    So I have tried some application to root it ( Kingoroot, SRSroot,…) without any luck…

    BUT the latest version of iRoot (iRoot_171024.zip) has been able to inject the Kinguser.apk. The app is working fine but isn’t able to root the unit (Anyway I’m not sure that I was looking for a rooted device).

    So I tried to modify iRoot software to inject HondaPermission.apk and it did the trick !

    Simply go to your “\Program File (x86)\iRoot\1.8.9.21144” directory.
    You should find a kinguser.zip file.
    Edit this file with winzip or winrar or whatever.
    Remove the kinguser.apk file.
    Rename your HondaPermission.apk to kinguser.apk and copy it in the kinguser.zip of the iRoot directory.
    Now launch iRoot with your device connected (in debug USB mode !).
    Your unit should reboot and then you should find the Honda Permission installed !

    Now launch Honda Permission and in “Allowed installation” modify the HondaAppcenter_A1.APK rule (leave your finger on it until the pencil arrives on the top right side of the screen) and replace the “Sig digest sha256” with PREINSTALL value.

    And that’s it now you can install applications on the F****ing RC7 version. (I have not tested on the RC8, but it should work)

    Big thanks to sobvan who found the port and the iRoot team for their great software.
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    Some of you have posted in the past about wanting to mirror their phone to the HU.
    Up to now, no one seems to have achieved it very successfully, if at all.

    However, now there's a way. Using TeamViewer.

    Install THIS app on the phone (TeamViewer Host for Android)
    If you have a Samsung phone, there's a TeamViewer Host for Samsung HERE

    Then install THIS on the Honda HU, renaming the file, obviously, to HondaAppCenter_A1.apk to be able to install it.

    Run the Host on the phone and the Remote Control on the HU to connect to the phone. You need to be connected via WiFi Hotspot of course.
    Tilt phone Landscape. You can now see and control phone from HU screen, including running any apps on phone on the HU, even Google Maps.

    Working for me so far. Hope this helps anyone interested.