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Silvinjo

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It's somewhere in this thread, but here it is:

Enter: it.smg.hu as process and package name. Then select NAVI. Video Out: OFF, SoundOut: ON, LastMode: ON.

In my case, even setting the 30fps option the UI is still laggy :(
Yeah I got it, tho, I've changed "AuthType" to "ThirdParty" cuz I've seen someone said it...

The lag is my least concern right now, the only thing rn is me trying to fix music cutting up when google maps or waze is main focus on screen (gotta say that when switching music in YT Music is laggy, it takes like 5sec to load next song)

So after a bit more testing.. Google Maps works okay now (it doesnt lag or die out anymore) tho, when using Google Maps and listening to music via Youtube Music, music is alot more stuttery then on Waze, but still it happens on Waze too (sometimes it works good for few mins, and sometimes its just cutting for 5-10 seconds wich is kinda annyoing, tho when I put main focus on YTMusic there is no lag anymore), tho I'm not sure what did I put on "AppType", I'm 98% sure its Multimedia but gotta check it tommorow. Does anyone else has that problem ?

Edit: was playing with it a bit, seems that I have fixed the problem... The problem was Bluetooth, so, I guess Audio was going thru Bluetooth, but it should have been going thru cable, so, since I cant disable bluetooth (it always turns back on when connected to AA), I went into my car bluetooth settings (Honda HFT) and disabled "Media Audio", since then I didnt experience stutters. Also fixed that YT Music was laggy when I needed to switch the song (it took atleast 5sec), now it switches song instantly.

And this is pretty much I wanted, Google Maps GPS is working really good, sat maps and live traffic works very well, Waze worked from day 1 as intended, Youtube Music works perfectly and it no longer stutters when I'm focused on Waze/Google Maps, Spotify also works without stutters (even I dont use it, but tested it).
Oh yeah, and switched AuthType in Honda Permission to Preinstall, everything seems to be working good right now.

MaKi83, you're legend and thank you for this awesome app.

2nd Edit: music started stuttering after some time again :/
 
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NoveLah

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Yeah I got it, tho, I've changed "AuthType" to "ThirdParty" cuz I've seen someone said it...

The lag is my least concern right now, the only thing rn is me trying to fix music cutting up when google maps or waze is main focus on screen (gotta say that when switching music in YT Music is laggy, it takes like 5sec to load next song)

So after a bit more testing.. Google Maps works okay now (it doesnt lag or die out anymore) tho, when using Google Maps and listening to music via Youtube Music, music is alot more stuttery then on Waze, but still it happens on Waze too (sometimes it works good for few mins, and sometimes its just cutting for 5-10 seconds wich is kinda annyoing, tho when I put main focus on YTMusic there is no lag anymore), tho I'm not sure what did I put on "AppType", I'm 98% sure its Multimedia but gotta check it tommorow. Does anyone else has that problem ?

Edit: was playing with it a bit, seems that I have fixed the problem... The problem was Bluetooth, so, I guess Audio was going thru Bluetooth, but it should have been going thru cable, so, since I cant disable bluetooth (it always turns back on when connected to AA), I went into my car bluetooth settings (Honda HFT) and disabled "Media Audio", since then I didnt experience stutters. Also fixed that YT Music was laggy when I needed to switch the song (it took atleast 5sec), now it switches song instantly.

And this is pretty much I wanted, Google Maps GPS is working really good, sat maps and live traffic works very well, Waze worked from day 1 as intended, Youtube Music works perfectly and it no longer stutters when I'm focused on Waze/Google Maps, Spotify also works without stutters (even I dont use it, but tested it).
Oh yeah, and switched AuthType in Honda Permission to Preinstall, everything seems to be working good right now.

MaKi83, you're legend and thank you for this awesome app.

2nd Edit: music started stuttering after some time again :/


Can you be specific?

What did you disable in Bluetooth?
Any permissions changes?
 

emilic

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Hello!

Does anyone knows about a reset script for the Honda unit ?
Not even sure this exist for our unit, but in the pilot honda units (similar honda connect but not quite, they have 4.2.x lucky them) their unit resets by using a reset script that they can find under system/etc/factory_reset.sh
But with my bad root system I did not find such file...

Anyone knows if this exist or can check see if you have it ?

Cheers and thanks!
(i've also read about a 3 button pressing factory reset combination... but no one says what is this 3 button and I have not seen anything about that...)
 

borba0

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Hello!

Does anyone knows about a reset script for the Honda unit ?
Not even sure this exist for our unit, but in the pilot honda units (similar honda connect but not quite, they have 4.2.x lucky them) their unit resets by using a reset script that they can find under system/etc/factory_reset.sh
But with my bad root system I did not find such file...

Anyone knows if this exist or can check see if you have it ?

Cheers and thanks!
(i've also read about a 3 button pressing factory reset combination... but no one says what is this 3 button and I have not seen anything about that...)
Did you try this method?
Or pressing Power+Menu+Lighting during 5 seconds?
 

emilic

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Did you try this method?
Or pressing Power+Menu+Lighting during 5 seconds?
Yes tried that script and nothing (its not for our console)... but its currently the clue I am working with, although not sure if the system is actually reading the script or not ^^ :p
(hence me looking for the script of our system, if it exists)

I've pressed the 3 buttons which in theory take me to the diagnostics advanced settings but nothing :( I think its only available when the system boots.
I am stuck in the infinite H loop.

Here they say it can be repaired, but sadly they dont say how to do it :(
 
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borba0

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Under such settings I've made in my HU (see below), now I can say:
1. Phone (SGS20) looks like it could see, that Android Auto is on, besides of the fact, that phone is not connected via ccable, only via bluetooth. There is a message on the top of the phone screen like "Connect your phone to the Android Auto).
2. When I connect phone via cable, I need two times tap on the screen to connect. Abot 50% ends with crash of the app.
3. Unfortunately for me, with these setting there is no sound besides of the Google Maps commands; it means, there is no radio playing from Honda Unit or, for example, MP3 from USB stick.
4. With these setting, Google Maps says all the messages about you trip, even if the trip is long (e.g. 150 km), no crushing of the app noticed.
5. Of course, the button of YouTubeMusic on the Honda Unit screen is not fully working: it is possible to tap, but it doesn't do antyhing.
6. If I run YouTubeMusic from the phone, as previously some of members wrote, there is jamming of the sound and after some seconds, the app is crushing.
7. The same is with radio app in phone.
 

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emilic

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Yup, the system is connected externally ^^ so no car, no battery :p
I've have plugged it in, unplugged it, drained all the energy, etc...
Its my test unit that I recovered from another user and I am trying to revive

Well still no luck...
But i just learned that if you rename any file in your usb to ADA_usbdl.zip it will be loaded by the boot up system...
That said, I've tried modifying the ZIP files with other commands, or even just uncompressing it and recompressing it... and the system detects the modification and does not load the file ^^...
 

BobaJet

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MaKi83, thanks for the brilliant work you are doing making this AA for the Honda Radios. I am running your latest I believe (14th Apr 22).​


My comments are similar to others so I won't repeat too much.
- Connecting requires as stated the double acceptance and can have an issue if it fails. I've found closing all on TM and starting again with the phone plugged in first fixes the issue.
- Some level of lag when moving up and down the screen etc which i expect is hardware and android version but wanted to state just the same.
- I do have a mic, FK2. Is there anyway in which you're able to enable mic pickup for calls as usually I have hands free via the Honda connect but lose it with the AA.

Info: FK2 Radio VRC6

Again thanks for the work man, you're doing us all a massive solid!
 
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    MaKi83, thanks for the brilliant work you are doing making this AA for the Honda Radios. I am running your latest I believe (14th Apr 22).​


    My comments are similar to others so I won't repeat too much.
    - Connecting requires as stated the double acceptance and can have an issue if it fails. I've found closing all on TM and starting again with the phone plugged in first fixes the issue.
    - Some level of lag when moving up and down the screen etc which i expect is hardware and android version but wanted to state just the same.
    - I do have a mic, FK2. Is there anyway in which you're able to enable mic pickup for calls as usually I have hands free via the Honda connect but lose it with the AA.

    Info: FK2 Radio VRC6

    Again thanks for the work man, you're doing us all a massive solid!
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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.