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Latinofreaks

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Nov 6, 2021
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UPDATE MATRIX 1pendrive SH 2TEGRA EC / NC Version 3TEGRA update on a running engine about 45 minutes
Ok, so it is three different installation processes. Each on its own USB pendrive.. 45 minutes is a really long time😁 In my country its illegal to have the engine on running for more than 1 minute. So I will have to update while driving.
 

Latinofreaks

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Nov 6, 2021
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Bit harsh! What country!?
Sweden, we're all about taking care of mother nature 😅 And our lungs.. They say a ton of people die of trafic pollution in Sweden every year (and we have really clean air). So I can't imagine how it is in bigger countries/cities with big infrastructures... The other day the gas went up to a cost of 1.98 dollars a litre.
Well, its not for a bad cause...
I will try to update the car to rc8 this weekend and see if it makes any difference performance wise.
 

Norton3

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Jan 16, 2021
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Polska
With the RC6 version I installed S_Mike "s and the apps I wanted. Then I upgraded to RC8 without factory reset at the end. After connecting HC to the internet there were updates to the Honda App Center app and Aha radio I didn't install them because it changes the Honda permission entries. Upgrading to RC8 I made a .XML backup in Honda Premissions on RC6 After upgrading to RC8 I made another .XML backup then on computer copied lost lines from old .XML file to newer file and then in Honda Premissions I did restore from the edited .XML file. However, it was faster than manually entering all settings manually. Permitted installation is to be PREINSTAL and I have RC8 with the possibility of installing the application. I live in Poland and I did it in a large parking lot of liquidated Tesko. with the ignition on, sorry for the english translate trans light
 

Latinofreaks

Senior Member
Nov 6, 2021
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With the RC6 version I installed S_Mike "s and the apps I wanted. Then I upgraded to RC8 without factory reset at the end. After connecting HC to the internet there were updates to the Honda App Center app and Aha radio I didn't install them because it changes the Honda permission entries. Upgrading to RC8 I made a .XML backup in Honda Premissions on RC6 After upgrading to RC8 I made another .XML backup then on computer copied lost lines from old .XML file to newer file and then in Honda Premissions I did restore from the edited .XML file. However, it was faster than manually entering all settings manually. Permitted installation is to be PREINSTAL and I have RC8 with the possibility of installing the application. I live in Poland and I did it in a large parking lot of liquidated Tesko. with the ignition on, sorry for the english translate trans light
Ok! Thanks for the info. I won't update the HondaAppcenter either. I will try to find the permissions xml and copy it to my PC to make it easier. Thanks!
 
Nov 17, 2021
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After install and uninstall a lot of times the applications on this Jazz 2017, in thus RC4/RC5 i won one more level!

Ok

Netfilx is the only that is working like a star👍

Waze now i have map...the map works good...but any sound or even voices!
😡
Sygic..not beggins...crash in all starts!
😡
Spotify works but all are not intuitive and all are confused and not pratical😡

Any solution for the sound and voices in Waze?
 
Nov 17, 2021
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Two questions :
- Do we need for waze or Google Maps to have voices or sound to install " Google Voice Module TTS" ?
If yes where i can find it in Apk ?

And by the way where i can find too Google Maps Apk for drive test ?
 
Nov 17, 2021
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Two questions :
- Do we need for waze or Google Maps to have voices or sound to install " Google Voice Module TTS" ?
If yes where i can find it in Apk ?

And by the way where i can find too Google Maps Apk for drive test ?
Ok.Waze 4.28.0.1 is working with voices now.The problem was the option guy that i selected that not had the option to say the name of the streets😃.

Now i changed i tested for 2 another options in other languages and the sound apears and vlices in left speaker as all know that its normal.

Special attention for all if the map not appears in beggining.
You must log in your own waze account or create one.
I did not did that and the waze map never appears.

Good...My objectiv is now ok after almost...4 years 🤜🤛.

Now let's try the Spotify that is the second and for me, the last that is important.

The next apps i think are not too much important to driver!

Thank you for all knowledge posted here.

After 4 years is like to bought a new car.With GPS 😃 now!
 

Norton3

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Jan 16, 2021
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Polska
I've been using Spotify for a year and it works very well. The voice is much better than the radio, so I'm listening all the time. The music plays as soon as you turn on the ignition. It's worth paying for the subscription.
 

Klonoa4

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Jan 20, 2020
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W wersji RC6 zainstalowałem S_Mike'a i aplikacje, które chciałem. Następnie uaktualniłem do RC8 bez przywracania ustawień fabrycznych na końcu. Po podłączeniu HC do internetu pojawiły się aktualizacje aplikacji Honda App Center i radia Aha, których nie zainstalowałem Uaktualnianie do RC8 Zrobiłem kopię zapasową .XML w Honda Premissions na RC6 Po aktualizacji do RC8 zrobiłem kolejną kopię zapasową .XML, a następnie na komputerze skopiowałem utracone linie ze starego pliku .XML do nowszego pliku, a następnie w Honda Premissions przywróciłem z edytowanego pliku .XML.Jednak szybciej niż ręcznie wpisać wszystkie ustawienia ręcznie.Dozwolona instalacja to PREINSTAL i mam RC8 z możliwością zainstalowania aplikacji.Mieszkam w Polsce i zrobiłem to na dużym parkingu zlikwidowanego Tesko.z włączonym zapłonem,przepraszam za angielskie tłumaczenie trans light
hej kolego jak instalowales to rc6 od S mike to patrzyles jaki masz nr id connecta bo to pasuje niby pod jeden kod connecta a jak sciagnie sie plik iso rc6 do jest tabela z kodami id connecta i moj nr id connecta nie pasuje do tego co jest na tej stronie od smike cmdroid ja mam 6SC0 i boje sie instalowac ten plik z cmdroid bo jest niby pod inny nr connecta. Dlatego mam pytanie do ciebie patrzyles na te kody czy odrazu instalowales szybko sie to instaluje? Skad jestes bo jestes z Polski?
 

Latinofreaks

Senior Member
Nov 6, 2021
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Google maps on android 4.0.4 does not work, it is not possible to calculate the route.
So hi, I went trough and updated my system to the latest tegra build and the android made some updates to RC8.

I got to say that its a noticeable difference in processing speed and my GPS works alot better. Spotify doesn't even lag anymore 😁👍🏾 I got to say thank you Norton3! Thank you for guiding me through the update to RC8.

I went through a scare because I actually put on the reverse gear when starting the upgrade to RC8. My reverse camera got stuck. It went stuck for 15 minutes. But I didn't touch anything because of the risk of bricking the system (if I would to pull out the USB or turn of the car, I would have go through explaining to my wife ducking punches 😂) It took like 15 minutes for the system to show a Honda logo. And it was a big relief. 🤣 For anyone out there wanting to update. The update files start the update automatically and pretty fast. It showed a prompt to update, but mine started automatically. So be sure to prepare before putting in the USB with the update files on it.

For me it was really worth updating. And Norton3 your tip to save the XML with the permissions was a great tip. I lost all my permissions, but I installed them fast. Now I have a stable and better android build in my head unit. Thanks!👍🏾
 

Latinofreaks

Senior Member
Nov 6, 2021
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Ok.Waze 4.28.0.1 is working with voices now.The problem was the option guy that i selected that not had the option to say the name of the streets😃.

Now i changed i tested for 2 another options in other languages and the sound apears and vlices in left speaker as all know that its normal.

Special attention for all if the map not appears in beggining.
You must log in your own waze account or create one.
I did not did that and the waze map never appears.

Good...My objectiv is now ok after almost...4 years 🤜🤛.

Now let's try the Spotify that is the second and for me, the last that is important.

The next apps i think are not too much important to driver!

Thank you for all knowledge posted here.

After 4 years is like to bought a new car.With GPS 😃 now!
I installed the tts modules. But I couldn't get the volume control to work. I'm gonna try some things tomorrow.
 

Norton3

Member
Jan 16, 2021
33
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Polska
I'm glad Latinofreaks that you managed to update Connect to RC8. I have a problem with Spotify, which has been working for a year without problems. From today, the home page does not load. Everything works, music plays, but there is no home. I have spots 8.4.57.803 installed. this is the last version for android 4.0.4 from cm.droid
 

Latinofreaks

Senior Member
Nov 6, 2021
51
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I'm glad Latinofreaks that you managed to update Connect to RC8. I have a problem with Spotify, which has been working for a year without problems. From today, the home page does not load. Everything works, music plays, but there is no home. I have spots 8.4.57.803 installed. this is the last version for android 4.0.4 from cm.droid
Have you tried to clear the cache for the app?
 

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  • 1
    First impressions: it works! I've got an interaction with my Honda via USB cable. Still impressed, WOW
    Maki
    The app recognize only device with vendor id google. If you enable usb debug on phone the vendor id should be 18D1 (it means google device because of adb). Have you usb debug enabled? You can find it in device manager on windows (or lsusb in unix)
    First look: it works! I've been able to connect my SGS20 to HU and interact with my screen! WOW! Also Google Assistant asks me, what I want to do! MaKi83, great job! Thanks a lot!
    Some troubles (first version would not cooperate with AndroidAuto app in my smartphone), but now for some minutes of using I'm just happy!
    One remarks: to start app working, it is (in my case) necessary to run the car (engine on). In other conditions, the app will not start to connect with the smartphone.
  • 2
    Yes I done that still the same
    Well sorry I am not really sure what may be the issue ^^
    The only time I've had the Install grayed out is when I try to install apps that are for Android 4.1 and above... which of course are not compatible.

    But compatible apps do work, I just put them in the root path of my USB, put the USB in and voila I can install (the installer searches them automatically).
    2
    That's right
    They said, there will be no longer support for older maps.
    Of course, they are joking, that if you would like to use GM still, you should move to newer than 9.64 GM version or Android newer than 4.3.
    And the solution, according to Google statement, is to use GM via internet browser.

    EDIT: That's interesting: some minutes ago, when I do restart of the system (in garage), GM starts and seems to work fine. Tomorrow I will check it up on the road, and then write some more.
    Well I tried to give it a try, the web version... and I was happy that my chrome browser can get GM !!!... but only for preview...
    no actual Navigation, as for this it seems we need GM GO app, which only works, wait for it... with android 4.1... so this doesn't seems to be a solution for us :-(
    2
    You can manage with this app (Mike's) many useful other apss from cmdroid.com
    I got Jazz 2016 bought in 2019 from Germany and from two years I use: Google maps 8.4.1 (no voice recognition), Yanosik (Polish navigation app), skytube (playing YouTube films white driving), totalcmd as file manager. Earlier I also installed Waze and Sygic but now these apps I was mentioned above, are better.
    1
    @MaKi83 ive tried your latest android auto apk. Honda app settings:
    Process/package: it.smg.hu
    Sound out: on
    Last mode: on

    It works well the first time I connected it. Though I've had 3 reboot crashes. When I try to re-conmect. Reversecamera does throw me back to the HU menu and the connection process needs to be done again.

    I've experienced som sound problems with Spotify. The first time I connect it to the HU source is set to "Apps". But then it seems to loose connection the second time I try to activate the app. If I turn off and on the "sound out" option it works again. But it doesn't stay in "Apps" source mode.

    I've tried to use Spotify through the phones Bluetooth. But It doesn't work because the phone prioritises the sound through android auto. And I can't seem to turn it off manually.

    I've noticed that my previously installed Waze app boots at the same time as your android auto app. I will try to disable it and run your app again and really check if other apps are interfering.

    Edit : I removed waze. It didn't interfere. Still have the same issues with "apps" as source not applying.

    I use "task killer" to check wich apps boots at the same time as I use android auto.

    Otherwise.. Im really impressed with your programing skills. And it feels that you are nearly there. Your work is awesome. And thank you very much!


    Edit 2: Somehow I switch the permissions to third_party, I used to have prribstalled. And it seems to work better.
    1
    First impressions: it works! I've got an interaction with my Honda via USB cable. Still impressed, WOW
    Maki
    The app recognize only device with vendor id google. If you enable usb debug on phone the vendor id should be 18D1 (it means google device because of adb). Have you usb debug enabled? You can find it in device manager on windows (or lsusb in unix)
    First look: it works! I've been able to connect my SGS20 to HU and interact with my screen! WOW! Also Google Assistant asks me, what I want to do! MaKi83, great job! Thanks a lot!
    Some troubles (first version would not cooperate with AndroidAuto app in my smartphone), but now for some minutes of using I'm just happy!
    One remarks: to start app working, it is (in my case) necessary to run the car (engine on). In other conditions, the app will not start to connect with the smartphone.
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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!!!
    27
    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
    19
    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.
    11
    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.
    10
    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.