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

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ai5g

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I still can't make it work. AA did not show the s2a icon, the problem that many here have.
I rolled back google play services to 21.24.23 (can't rembermber where this version number comes from) and AA to 7.0.614104 as proposed by jimikoukou in post #1784
I have blocked google and google play store with AFWall+ as recommended by sosimple in post #2378.
Now in AA the s2a icon appears (when I start AA on the phone), but I cannot use it in the car anymore.

Once I attach the phone to the car and select AnrdoidAuto in my head unit, AA starts and immediately asks for an update. I cannot skip this update, and when I start it, it "updates" forever.

Any ideas how I can stop AA from forcing an update?
 

mn1968

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I still can't make it work. AA did not show the s2a icon, the problem that many here have.
I rolled back google play services to 21.24.23 (can't rembermber where this version number comes from) and AA to 7.0.614104 as proposed by jimikoukou in post #1784
I have blocked google and google play store with AFWall+ as recommended by sosimple in post #2378.
Now in AA the s2a icon appears (when I start AA on the phone), but I cannot use it in the car anymore.

Once I attach the phone to the car and select AnrdoidAuto in my head unit, AA starts and immediately asks for an update. I cannot skip this update, and when I start it, it "updates" forever.

Any ideas how I can stop AA from forcing an update?
Detach it from the Play Store.

 
I always send this command using a PC, otherwise the warning will pop up every time you use S2A

"Disable cast warning"

Adb shell appops set ru."whatever S2A is renamed" PROJECT_MEDIA allow

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How do I find out what "s2a is renamed" to? I would like to eliminate the cast warning. Thanks in advance.
 

zgfg

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How do I find out what "s2a is renamed" to? I would like to eliminate the cast warning. Thanks in advance.
It's not about the app name but its package name. Eg, LP (treated as warez on XDA, hence I'm not writing its full name here, ads a single letter to the end of the package name when renaming)

If not familiar with the concept of package names, please google about

Also google (or maybe even look to the Playstore) for Package Name Viewer/Manager or similar apps that will make you easier to read the package name for any app, incl. the S2A (and specially when its package name was renamed)

I cannot help you further since I stopped using S2A, but 8-9 months ago when I was installing it took me 15 minutes to google and find what was needed
 
It's not about the app name but its package name. Eg, LP (treated as warez on XDA, hence I'm not writing its full name, ads a single letter to the end of the package name)

If not familiar with the concept of package names, please google about

Also google (or maybe even look on the Playstore) for Package Manager Viewer/Manager or similar apps that will make you easier to read the package name for any app, incl. the S2A (and when its package name was renamed)

I cannot help you further since I stopped using S2A, but 8-9 months ago when I was installing it took me 15 minutes to google and find what was needed
I understand everything you said including LP. Thank you should be able to get it now.
 
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ai5g

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Detach it from the Play Store.

I have successfully installed lsposed-zygisk and hidemyapplist ist running, but after klicking "Manage templates" and then "create a blacklist template" and "edit list", all installed apps show up except from Android auto.
(I have basically tried to follw the recommendations from luiscaproducer in post #2011)

How can I detach AA from the play store with lsposed?

AA was installed via Ghost Commander, this is also shown under "App Details" in AAs app info. Maybe this is the reason for not finding it in HMA's app list. The reason for trying this was that I AA asks for an update once I have attached the phone to my car's head unit.
 
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zgfg

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I have successfully installed lsposed-zygisk and hidemyapplist ist running, but after klicking "Manage templates" and then "create a blacklist template" and "edit list", all installed apps show up except from Android auto.
Have you enabled Show System apps
 

mn1968

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I have successfully installed lsposed-zygisk and hidemyapplist ist running, but after klicking "Manage templates" and then "create a blacklist template" and "edit list", all installed apps show up except from Android auto.
(I have basically tried to follw the recommendations from luiscaproducer in post #2011)

How can I detach AA from the play store with lsposed?

AA was installed via Ghost Commander, this is also shown under "App Details" in AAs app info. Maybe this is the reason for not finding it in HMA's app list. The reason for trying this was that I AA asks for an update once I have attached the phone to my car's head unit.
What version of HideMyApplist are you running? I'm on v1.6.1 and I do not need to create a blacklist. I simply create my template, choose my app(s) to hide (making sure "Show System Apps" is checked), Enable all hide methods, and finally, from Select Effective Apps, I choose Google Play Store, again making sure "Show System Apps" is checked.
 

zgfg

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What version of HideMyApplist are you running? I'm on v1.6.1 and I do not need to create a blacklist. I simply create my template, choose my app(s) to hide (making sure "Show System Apps" is checked), Enable all hide methods, and finally, from Select Effective Apps, I choose Google Play Store, again making sure "Show System Apps" is checked.
The latest, "Final" HMA is v2 3.2 (from Jan 2022):

It takes Create Blacklist Template, then Edit list, etc

Btw, about yours v1.6.1 from Mar 2021 - with which version of Magisk are you running (maybe that's HMA for Riru)?
 

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zgfg

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Fair enough. The older version works for me...and since I gave up on s2a myself, it really doesn't matter anymore. I have no other reason to hide any apps from the Play Store.
I gave up from S2A too but I use Fermata and CarTube hence still detaching AA from Playstore (also YT because of Vanced). And hiding some other apps but not from Playstore

Anyway, I'm just curious, your old HMA 1.6.1 was released before Magisk v25. What version of Magisk are you running?
What is your LSPosed module version (maybe Riru-LSPosed)?
 

zgfg

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Thank you zgfg, this was indeed my mistake.

Well, it didn't solve the problem though, AA ist still asking for an update once I am connecting the phone to my cars head unit.
Do you see AA in Playstore as installed or not?

If Playstore does not show as installed then you have detached. But when you open AA it connects by itself to Google and if that's too old version Google forces to be updated

What's your version of AA?

PS: My AA 7.4.620964 does not ask for update when I connect to Head unit (with the latest Play Services I successfully use Fermata and CarTube)
 
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Hello,

I have a galaxy S8+ root Magysk with the Rom Lightrom android 9.

When I launch sc2auto I have nothing happening, Android auto seems to be frozen.

Do you have any idea?
 

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    Use a Firestick Remote. That's what I do on my Pixel 6 Pro(non rooted.)
    did you untick Automatic shutdown of SELinux?, i have unticked it and all works fine with option 2 in alternativa touch. Mine is a Galaxy s22 ultra unrooted.
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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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    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 **):