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exitplanetdust

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Hello All,
an enthusiastic fan from hungary :) I've been reading the forum for a long time and now I finally had time to start installing some apps.
Since 2015 we have a Civic IX Tourer with the following software.
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According to comment #3086 after the factory reset i have installed the Honda Permissions app from usb stick and it is running well.

Actually I have two problems:
1. As shown in the attached picture, that Waze does not want to install anymore, the install button is grayed out., what could be the problem? Preinstall is set in honda Permissions app.
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2. The browser does not want to install any *.apk, although the app from external source is enabled. From USB Stick it installed smoothly with honda permissions

I also looked at downgrade but could not find my version number to see which RC release it would be.

Thanks in advance for your help

Levente Tasnády
I had the same issue, do you use the screen rotation? remove it and try.
 

Philbec44

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it is a long time since I came on this forum and I see that it is always very active.
I saw an app which has been developped by Maki83. This app is to get Android Auto. Am I right ? Where can I get the last version of this app ?
Does Xiaomi MI11 lite which has Android Auto work with this app ?
Thank you for your help
Have a good day
 

emilic

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it is a long time since I came on this forum and I see that it is always very active.
I saw an app which has been developped by Maki83. This app is to get Android Auto. Am I right ? Where can I get the last version of this app ?
Does Xiaomi MI11 lite which has Android Auto work with this app ?
Thank you for your help
Have a good day
Read this thread backwards you will find the latest version ;-)
I would like to say that any android that has android auto will work with this app.
I've tested 4 different android phones, all worked.
 

Yalcin4646

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Hii Guys

When I open my car's navigation, a broken screen appears as in the attachment. I think the garmin files are missing. How can i solve it.

Thanks
 

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macmac666

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So after going through this tread, got the infotainment system on my Civic with HR-V PERMISSIONS 1.1 S_Mike installed from CMdroid and have installed a couple of programs from that site. I have added the programs process and package details to the 'process' section in the permissions app. This means I can now have those programs running on screen while I am driving.

For the life of me though, I cannot get the programs to run without my radio audio stopping. From the documentation I have seen, I have set:

Authtype = third_party
Apptype = NAVI
VdeoOut=off
SoundOut = not enabled
Sound interrupt = Enabled
Everything else disabled.

'Sound interrupt' is supposed to make the app not have exclusive sound control and to put out sound when it needs to, to the drviers side speaker, even if other sound is playing.

Have also tried other combination to the above for Authtype, like 'browser', etc, but still the radio or any other audio stops when any of the programs are opened.

Not sure if this is normal or not,, but if you should be able to listern to stuff like the radio while running these apps, it isn't for me no matter what I do, so the whole installing extra apps is a bit pointless for me at the moment.

Any advice?
 

borba0

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So after going through this tread, got the infotainment system on my Civic with HR-V PERMISSIONS 1.1 S_Mike installed from CMdroid and have installed a couple of programs from that site. I have added the programs process and package details to the 'process' section in the permissions app. This means I can now have those programs running on screen while I am driving.

For the life of me though, I cannot get the programs to run without my radio audio stopping. From the documentation I have seen, I have set:

Authtype = third_party
Apptype = NAVI
VdeoOut=off
SoundOut = not enabled
Sound interrupt = Enabled
Everything else disabled.

'Sound interrupt' is supposed to make the app not have exclusive sound control and to put out sound when it needs to, to the drviers side speaker, even if other sound is playing.

Have also tried other combination to the above for Authtype, like 'browser', etc, but still the radio or any other audio stops when any of the programs are opened.

Not sure if this is normal or not,, but if you should be able to listern to stuff like the radio while running these apps, it isn't for me no matter what I do, so the whole installing extra apps is a bit pointless for me at the moment.

Any advice?
Have you tried these setting?
 

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borba0

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Hi, thanks for the response. Yes those are the documents I saw and settings I tried initially, but no luck. Mainly the Waze type setting in the example as it should be normal that you can listen to the radio while a sat nav program is running?
Yes. All these apps I'm using while driving, could be listened. Especially, all the nav apps (in Poland Yanosik and Waze, also another like NaviExpert).
Maybe you should check your infotainment version? Maybe it is the problem?
 

macmac666

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Yes. All these apps I'm using while driving, could be listened. Especially, all the nav apps (in Poland Yanosik and Waze, also another like NaviExpert).
Maybe you should check your infotainment version? Maybe it is the problem?
I am on RC8. And it is not a problem with getting sound from these 'extra' apps but from the radio while they are running, to clarify.
 

borba0

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I am on RC8. And it is not a problem with getting sound from these 'extra' apps but from the radio while they are running, to clarify.
I'm not sure, if I'm right, but in my opinion the system version could be the problem of all malfunctions. All comments on this thread proved, that for fully functionability it is recommended to downgrade the Honda Connect system.
So, you should consider.
 

macmac666

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I'm not sure, if I'm right, but in my opinion the system version could be the problem of all malfunctions. All comments on this thread proved, that for fully functionability it is recommended to downgrade the Honda Connect system.
So, you should consider.
Understood down grade to 6.1 was needed to get permissions app on the system. Did that, but the guide on page 155 says you could then upgrade to RC8 again if you need the fixes it introduces. Have not seen anywhere else talking about RC8 being an issue once you have the permissions added via RC6.1. but after thousands of posts in this thread my knowledge is not encyclopedic, so if you can point me to a post that says permissions once installed on RC6.1 is then a problem when you are back on RC8 again it would be appreciated.
 

borba0

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Understood down grade to 6.1 was needed to get permissions app on the system. Did that, but the guide on page 155 says you could then upgrade to RC8 again if you need the fixes it introduces. Have not seen anywhere else talking about RC8 being an issue once you have the permissions added via RC6.1. but after thousands of posts in this thread my knowledge is not encyclopedic, so if you can point me to a post that says permissions once installed on RC6.1 is then a problem when you are back on RC8 again it would be appreciated.
Maybe here?
 

Norton3

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Hello everyone
I have the RC8 version, I use Waze, Spotify, Yanosik. Every now and then there will be a message about updating the Honda App Center. What to do so that this message does not appear. What will happen when I uninstall the Acha radio application.
 

borba0

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Feb 9, 2008
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The answer is: impossible. Honda Hack which could eliminate this screen, works with Android 4.2.2. Or above.
 

macmac666

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Maybe here?
Hi,

Thanks for the response. Both the links you shared though confirmed that it is fine to upgrade to RC8 from RC 6.1 after you have installed Mike's permissions app...

Anyway, I did some further testing as you confirmed that you get the expected behaviour from Waze. So I downloaded and installed Waze and set the permissions the same as the Polish doc you shared. And guest what. I open Waze and the radio keeps playing the. The same settings do not work for the other programs I tried still. That was Firefox as a test but mainly a GPS synced speedometer.

So it appears that as well as the permissions being set the app has to support having other audio running from other apps like the DAB radio? So if the app does not support background audio, it does not matter what you set in mike's permissions app. Just did not see that spoken about anywhere so assume all apps worked the same way once setup in mike's permissions.
 

TrevLionel

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The answer is: impossible. Honda Hack which could eliminate this screen, works with Android 4.2.2. Or above.
Any idea why the developer of Honda Hack refuses to work on a 4.0.4 HU hack? I've seen so many threads of people asking, and a lot of those said they've tried to ask him personally but he consistently refuses. I even reached out and heard nothing back. Is it a technical limitation/lack of exploits or a lack of interest?

Heck, I'd even personally set up a crowdfunding campaign to get some movement on it.

Also, I was able to enable developer options on my Android 4.0.4 2019 Honda Fit HU, and I unlocked an option for "Live Wallpapers" yet none of them stick. Am I missing something with this or does it simply not work?
 
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    The answer is: impossible. Honda Hack which could eliminate this screen, works with Android 4.2.2. Or above.
    Any idea why the developer of Honda Hack refuses to work on a 4.0.4 HU hack? I've seen so many threads of people asking, and a lot of those said they've tried to ask him personally but he consistently refuses. I even reached out and heard nothing back. Is it a technical limitation/lack of exploits or a lack of interest?

    Heck, I'd even personally set up a crowdfunding campaign to get some movement on it.

    Also, I was able to enable developer options on my Android 4.0.4 2019 Honda Fit HU, and I unlocked an option for "Live Wallpapers" yet none of them stick. Am I missing something with this or does it simply not work?
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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.