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Nov 17, 2021
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One stupid question:
- When we update from myRC4/RC5 to RC6...than RC6.1 ...and last RC8...The Android at final of the processes it will be the same 4.0.4 ???
 

Norton3

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Of course, the first thing I did. I am afraid to uninstall and reinstall because if the application is no longer supported, I may have difficulties launching and logging in, I have a subscription.
 

Latinofreaks

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Of course, the first thing I did. I am afraid to uninstall and reinstall because if the application is no longer supported, I may have difficulties launching and logging in, I have a subscription.
Did you change anything in the permissions file, did you install anything else? I will try Spotify in my car later this day.
 

Latinofreaks

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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
I can confirm that I'm having the same problem, the home page doesn't load. It did before. But everything else works. Any solution?

Maybe if we reinstall the app? I will try to reinstall tomorrow👌🏾 one thing I noticed last time was that Spotify automatically created a folder in my pendrive. I've deleted it. Before upgrading to RC8. I will try to feedback tomorrow.

BTW. Found this on Google search:


How do I reset my Spotify homepage?
Just go to "Settings" > "Display Options" > "Show announcements about new releases" and deactivate the feature.

Sometimes Spotify shows popups of news about new releases. This could be the problem. Will try this to!
 
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Norton3

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I can confirm that I'm having the same problem, the home page doesn't load. It did before. But everything else works. Any solution?

Maybe if we reinstall the app? I will try to reinstall tomorrow👌🏾 one thing I noticed last time was that Spotify automatically created a folder in my pendrive. I've deleted it. Before upgrading to RC8. I will try to feedback tomorrow.

BTW. Found this on Google search:


How do I reset my Spotify homepage?
Just go to "Settings" > "Display Options" > "Show announcements about new releases" and deactivate the feature.

Sometimes Spotify shows popups of news about new releases. This could be the problem. Will try this to!

I can confirm that I'm having the same problem, the home page doesn't load. It did before. But everything else works. Any solution?

Maybe if we reinstall the app? I will try to reinstall tomorrow👌🏾 one thing I noticed last time was that Spotify automatically created a folder in my pendrive. I've deleted it. Before upgrading to RC8. I will try to feedback tomorrow.

BTW. Found this on Google search:


How do I reset my Spotify homepage?
Just go to "Settings" > "Display Options" > "Show announcements about new releases" and deactivate the feature.

Sometimes Spotify shows popups of news about new releases. This could be the problem. Will try this to!
Spotify Android 5.0 or above is also hardware requirements
 

Norton3

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I did the same, no fix. If you find a substitute please feedback 👍🏾
After reinstalling Spotify, another problem arose. After starting connect the music immediately plays, but after about 40 seconds it crashes or freezes the application and you have to restart it. After that everything is ok except the main page is not loaded. I reinstalled the same version after wiping the data and deleting the files Spotify on USB. There are no settings and no logout in the application.
 

Latinofreaks

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After reinstalling Spotify, another problem arose. After starting connect the music immediately plays, but after about 40 seconds it crashes or freezes the application and you have to restart it. After that everything is ok except the main page is not loaded. I reinstalled the same version after wiping the data and deleting the files Spotify on USB. There are no settings and no logout in the application.
That's weird. I reinstalled mine. I can use Spotify as usual, it crashed once. I didn't fix the main page either.

I've read in this forum there is a Spotify Lite Beta version that should work with ice cream sandwich. I haven't found it yet.. But will try to install it when I find it.
 

Norton3

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That's weird. I reinstalled mine. I can use Spotify as usual, it crashed once. I didn't fix the main page either.

I've read in this forum there is a Spotify Lite Beta version that should work with ice cream sandwich. I haven't found it yet.. But will try to install it when I find it.
I have Spotify 8.4.57.803 and Honda Permissions, I have LastMod, therefore the game immediately after switching on the ignition, but after about 45 seconds it freezes and only then works normally
 

stestefano

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Hi,
short anwser: I don't think it's ready to be released.

long answer: the app mostly works but there are some features that are still not available due to Honda Connect customization. For example, microphone (so google assistant), steering wheel buttons, phone call... these don't work. What works quite well is the android auto protocol, so you can use the apps that need only touch screen and audio (maps, youtube music, spotify...).
The experience overall on what work is good but it will never be like the offical app (or other porting) because of the Honda connect android version (4.0.4 is veeeeery old). There is some lag from the input and the response on screen. On top of this there are still many bugs to fix.
Hi,

I would really like to test this out and (if possible) to help with the development, is the code available somewhere?
 

Guv_121

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Hi all
Really interested to see how the Android auto aspect of things goes on this would be a phenomenal achievement!
 

Rafael.Gava

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Headunit Reloaded uses MediaCodec to decode video stream from phone and those API has been added starting from Android 4.1. Unfortunatly we are on Android 4.0.4 and they are not available.

I'm trying to create an app based on AASDK using native OMXClient directly instead of MediaCodec, it works somewhat but the performance are a little bit less then pure MediaCodec, the implementation can vary between devices and than can be incompatible with some (I've tested it only with HRV 2017).

At the moment what I achived is:
- usb connection (with aoap protocol)
- wifi connection with developer server (not android auto wireless)
- video stream
- audio streams
- day/night sensor (I guess)

what doesn't work:
- microphone (so no google assistant)
- car's media buttons
- bluetooth calls
- rear camera (it looses focus)
- it crashes like hell 🔥🔥🔥

I think that microphone and car's button depend on android customization made by honda because if I test it with a pure Android ics they work as expected.

But I'm not neither Android developer nor c++ developer (aasdk is a pure c++ framework) so it's a little bit tricky and job and two little kids don't help.
Hello @MaKi83
how are you?
I've been looking for a solution for a long time to make android auto work on honda civic headunit. The android version is 4.0.4. Would it be possible to share your app for testing?
Thank you in advance.
 

myabc

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Good morning. Please i nerd help. Is possibile, even with third part apps to bypass the accept request in Android Phone every time i turn on the motorcycle? I have honda x-adv 2021 and Samsung galaxy s20 with Android 12.thanks
 
Hi,

I would really like to test this out and (if possible) to help with the development, is the code available somewhere?

Hi all
Really interested to see how the Android auto aspect of things goes on this would be a phenomenal achievement!

Hello @MaKi83
how are you?
I've been looking for a solution for a long time to make android auto work on honda civic headunit. The android version is 4.0.4. Would it be possible to share your app for testing?
Thank you in advance.

Hi,
since many of you are requesting to test the app, on next days (weeks) I'll make it public posting here the apk. The current state of bugs is not much different from my previous message.
 

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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.
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    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.