Screen2Auto - New app for AA smartphone mirroring (only for root devices).

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I thought the solution for me was to upgrade to android auto 7.5 but no.
But it seems that it was when i flash via recovery an old NikGapps Android Auto addon.(before the way to try lineage OS...)
for me:
NikGapps-Addon-11-AndroidAuto-20211018-signed.zip
(after I think there was an auto update of googleplay services)
After i unlock via screen2auto unlocker, it come back and is still there after several days,and connections and reboots.

On a Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite Xiaomi.eu 12.5.5 stable Android 11 Rom

For me firewall give an error while connecting to headunit.
Very interesting this.. I didn't know.. Thanks. Which rom do you run, what version of android, and which phone?
Can you test if with this version of Google services Google voice working? ( if by speaking it writes, not in android auto specifically but at least in notepad for example).
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Very interesting this.. I didn't know.. Thanks. Which rom do you run, what version of android, and which phone?
Can you test if with this version of Google services Google voice working? ( if by speaking it writes, not in android auto specifically but at least in notepad for example).
Thanks,
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite Xiaomi.eu 12.5.5 stable Android 11 Rom
yes it do with xiaomi note app.

after flashing NikGapps-Addon-11-AndroidAuto i am still with android auto 7.5 bêta.
i am not sure it's still necessary to detach android auto from playstore but i do...
 
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Hello,
"Can you please explain how you deactivated the Play Store?"

several software allow it, TitaniumBackup, OAndBackupX, Alpha BacKup ......
 
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Hello,
"Can you please explain how you deactivated the Play Store?"

several software allow it, TitaniumBackup, OAndBackupX, Alpha BacKup ......
I don't 'deactivate' bcs I need it, but detach AA from Playstore (it doesn't see it as installed, hence does not attempt to update)

The method (root required) by using LSPosed + Hide My Applist was described here sometime in Nov or Dec - you should scroll back and find
 

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Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite Xiaomi.eu 12.5.5 stable Android 11 Rom
yes it do with xiaomi note app.

after flashing NikGapps-Addon-11-AndroidAuto i am still with android auto 7.5 bêta.
i am not sure it's still necessary to detach android auto from playstore but i do...
I suppose you used lineage rom, or some rom without Google play services? I'm trying to do the same to galaxy note 8, but only lineage custom rom doesn't include gapps.. It's not the best rom.. I suppose there isn't a way to Uninstall gapps from original based roms..
 

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I suppose you used lineage rom, or some rom without Google play services? I'm trying to do the same to galaxy note 8, but only lineage custom rom doesn't include gapps.. It's not the best rom.. I suppose there isn't a way to Uninstall gapps from original based roms..
I didn't uninstall anything.
I flashed NikGapps-Addon-11-AndroidAuto via recovery over the rom Xiaomi.eu 12.5.5 stable Android 11 for Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite . (not linéage rom)
 
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I installed lineage 11 and Nickgaps for android auto, for note 8, from here:
Unfortunately android auto gives error 17 and doesn't work..
 

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I installed lineage 11 and Nickgaps for android auto, for note 8, from here:
Unfortunately android auto gives error 17 and doesn't work..
roms are so different from one brand to another or even from one phone to another. there may be different solution by telephone and no general miracle solution ...
 
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I now use firewall AFWall+ which using root to completely cut internet from everything in phone. I give internet only to apps i want (vanced, iptv, internet radio etc). From Google, i only give internet to Google app to have voice recognition working. Playstore doesn't have internet, but also i freeze it in titanium. . Let's see if mirroring will stop again in the future by forcing to update android auto.. Google play services doesn't have internet..
Let's see..
I don't know if anyone had the above scenario, what happened months after..
 

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Anyone with a Pixel 6/Pro or Oneplus 9 have S2A working with touchscreen controls??

I recently got both phones, neither are rooted. Installed S2A using AAEASE no problem and mirroring works, but no touchscreen response. I have to use a firestick remote to control apps casting to the headunit.
I've tried all the settings. Wondering if rooting either phone will enable touchscreen controls?
 

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Anyone with a Pixel 6/Pro or Oneplus 9 have S2A working with touchscreen controls??

I recently got both phones, neither are rooted. Installed S2A using AAEASE no problem and mirroring works, but no touchscreen response. I have to use a firestick remote to control apps casting to the headunit.
I've tried all the settings. Wondering if rooting either phone will enable touchscreen controls?
No phone working touch without root. You are lucky working as it works. By enabling root you'll have touch.
 

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No phone working touch without root. You are lucky working as it works. By enabling root you'll have touch.
S2A on my unrooted Verizon Galaxy S7 is working with my car's touchscreen without root (I wish I could root the phone).

Try the different touch options in S2A to see if they make a difference. I had to change mine to make the touchscreen work properly. Not perfect, goes into "hyperdrive".
 
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    Just updated Android Auto in the playstore to version 7.7.622134-release. Unrooted Pixel 6 Pro and Screen2Auto still working.

    Installed months ago using AAEASE.
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    Hy,
    Thé same for me....grrrrr!!!
    That's why Android Auto must be detached from Google Play to prevent the AA updates. There were numerous posts about, and how to do it. However, it requires root
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    Start with downgrading Play Services.
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    I have a rooted Pixel 4a 5g and am new to screen2auto. Following directions from zgfg and Carmtinny , I have successfully installed it on my phone and have access to it via Android Auto. First, I needed to downgrade my AAuto app from 7.6.6xxx to AAuto 7.4.620964. I then followed the directions for HideMyApps to detach AAuto from the play store. The instructions for HMA were a bit different than the version I have (there is no blacklist option, etc…) but I got it figured out and AAuto does NOT show up as installed in the Play Store. I downloaded and installed AAease v.4 since that is the version listed in the directions. AAease then downloaded and installed screen2auto v 3.6.4. In s2a I configured the settings to my liking and then tapped Unlock for Android Auto and rebooted. I did NOT apply any patches via AA Tweaker. I did, however, also execute the shell script aa_block_3rdapp_hack.sh from @sebi3481 (which is also available in the link I provided earlier in this post).

    Once rebooted, I opened AAuto and s2a was available as an option in the launcher. It works in the sense that I can select apps and they open. I am still getting used to s2a but my observations are that using Maps, Waze, Spotify and/or other map/music related apps are better being used via the actual HU Android Auto interface. I, personally, found navigating through said apps via s2a was more tedious as it replicated navigating on my phone – which is not a good thing since I should be concentrating on driving – not fiddling/navigating my phone, even if it is displayed on the head unit.
    Some other notes/questions:

    1. The OP pictures 2 rows of apps. My display only shows 1 row of apps that I can scroll thru, however, the ones I selected don’t always show up. I have 11 apps selected but sometimes only 7 or 8 appear…then magically all 11 will appear again.
    And is it possible to have 2 rows like the OP?

    2. The OP also pictures a weather widget. I have searched the thread and there are directions (kind of) how to add a widget but I still can’t figure it out.

    3. I have selected the min clock widget and selected to show the clock on the left side yet it always is displayed on the right side.

    4. There are some issues when disconnecting from AAuto USB that all apps opened from s2a remain open on the phone, and sometimes, I lose functionality of my phone's navigation button so I can't go back, swipe up for recent apps, etc... I then have to reboot the phone to restore functionality.

    I like the idea of this app but it doesn’t seem to be fully driver friendly. I have spent more time installing it and configuring it than actually using it. Combine that with others posts of random updates (Google Play services, etc..) breaking the app and having to jump through hoops again to get it working again…I’m not sure I want to go thru all the hassle. I will continue to experiment with it and hope no unforeseen updates break it, but as I mentioned earlier, the apps that work naturally thru the AAuto head unit are much easier to use.

    EDIT - One last thing...since installing s2a, it seems that AA AIO Tweaker is no longer preventing Maps/Waze from auto-launching when AAuto starts. It's not terrible but it was nice having AAuto load straight to the menu rather than having a map pop up. It could be due to downgrading the AA app, or something entirely different.
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    I'll posted here also: Those are my app/services with permission to access internet. Everything else are not allowed to access internet. I have voice assistant, and everything needed. Gapps don't have access to internet.
    But you need to allow Google app to access internet otherwise you won't have assistant (Google voice recognition).

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    Smartphone screen on Anddroid Auto HU car screen
    For root devices only!

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    Application features:
    - The main reason for creating this application is working with Android 9 Pie
    1. Сompletely new application combining AAMirror & AAStream features.
    2. Additional functions: clock, dimming, selection of resolutions, etc.
    3. Ability to choose the automatic launch of any application at A2M startup.
    4. Floating button to control the application from the HU screen.
    5. Ability to reset if incorrect output and resolution distortion.
    6. Many other chips...
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    Installation and setup:
    1. Download and Install Screen2Auto
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    2. Enable developper settings in Android Auto and enable Unkown sources in developper settings.
    1. Launch on the Android Auto mobile device
    2. Open the menu, tap the tab "About Android Auto"
    3. In the menu that opens, tap on the gear (settings). Then we crawl to the very bottom of the menu that opens: "Version 4.5. *** - release".
    4. 10 times tap on the display of the version of Android Auto, a window will appear where we must agree with what we are doing. Click "Yes."
    5. Go to the menu (tap "three points") and select the tab "For Developers" that appears in the menu
    6. In the last line, put a checkmark "Unknown sources" or use other settings of the developer's menu.
    3. Use the AA AIO TWEAKER from @shmykelsa for activation third-party applications.
    4. Launch the application and perform the initial setup of permission recovery. Click on the button and save them.
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    5. Make the necessary settings as desired.
    Warning:
    If, after turning off the smartphone or exiting AA (turned off the car, closed the emulator, removed the USB), the resolution of the smartphone did not return to its original state (the recovery settings, failure, smartphone features, etc. were set incorrectly, etc.), you need go to Settings → Reset settings and select the WM SIZE RESET option. Resolution will be restored to factory.
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    Don't forget to use the button (if you want course):
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    Warning! New version of the application released!
    Thanks to everyone who offered delicious coffee!
    All of this thanks to all caring people.



    Attention!
    You can download and install S2A on devices without root using the new application
    Android Auto Apps Downloader (AAAD)
    However, I still recommend using C2A on rooted devices.

    What's new

    v3.5.2beta
    • Bug fixes

    v3.5beta
    • Adapted for Non Root devices
    • Notification when pause (for automation).
    • Bug fixes
    • Languages update

    v3.4.6
    • Added persistent quick launch bar
    • Added a pause S2A. If need to use the phone (so as not to disconnect)
    • Fixed bug with floating button
    • Fixed bug with choosing launcher button and background
    • Minor fixes

    v3.4.5
    • Added the ability to change the icon of the floating button
    • Added autostart mapcam.info
    • Added starting Tasker task after completion
    • Minor fixes

    v3.4
    • Fixed jambs
    • Added Support for Screen2Echo*
    • *Screen2Echo - application idesigned to link two phones. An application for those who do not want to get root on their main phone, and the second one is always in the car . Screen2Auto and S2Echo communicate via WiFi Hotspot.
    • Added Function to enable Hotspot at phone startup

    v3.3
    • Bug fixes
    • Switch "Do not restore" in the settings
    • Fixes for some jambs version 3.2

    v3.1
    • Bug fixes
    • Fix launch on Android 5&6
    • Fix Netflix (be sure to enable accessibility)
    • Adjustment of language packs
    • Added new translations

    v3.0
    • Application optimization
    • Made initial setting (Wizard settings)
    • Updated language files. (Thanks for the translations)
    • Added driving safety warning

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    Preview

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    Well, as usual, I will be glad your coffee
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    Download: ↓↓↓
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    A new version 3.4.6 has been released

    • Added persistent quick launch bar
    • Added a pause S2A. If need to use the phone (so as not to disconnect)
    • Fixed bug with floating button
    • Fixed bug with choosing launcher button and background
    • Minor fixes
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    Screen2Auto upgrade to v2.8!
    • Work optimization
    • (Delete) Removed the speedometer.
    • (Add) Added switch to enable / disable the function of forced application termination
    • (Add) Added to the launcher the HOME and WORK buttons from the Yandex navigator.
    • (Add) Added Polish language (thanks wal24)
    • (Add) Launching scree2auto task from Tasker
    • (Fix) Fixed launch from the application menu
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    The only way (similar method from the Fermata player thread) I found to overcome the problem for now is:
    - Use Android Auto version 7.0.614104 (tried v7.1.614554, it does not work in any way).
    - Rename the Screen2Auto app v3.6.2 (change the ru.inceptive.screentwoauto name) with Lucky Patcher or any other rename apk app.
    - Uninstall the original Screen2Auto and install the renamed one.
    - Enable Unknown Sources on AA and patch/add the newly renamed app to AA with AA IO Tweaker as you normally would.

    I tried turning off/on the car, disconnected and rebooted the phone, Screen2Auto hasn't disappeared yet.
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    hello how do you rename the apk with lucky patcher ... i'm interested thank you
    Lucky Patcher actually calls it "Cloning".
    There are also other apps like ApkRenamer and Apk Editor Pro, but haven't tried them.
    An example of cloned app, that has been renamed to ru.inceptive.screentwoautp using Lucky PAtcher clone operation ("p" instead of "o" at the end) (** I'm not responsible if Lucky Patcher has injected anything malicious in the apk, I hope not, I'm also using the apk **):