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

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Android_Tyler

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I got S2A working on Android 12 w/ latest version of AA. Mirroring is working fine, except it doesn't show the video. I can see the subtitles, but no video. Any ideas?
 

Android_Tyler

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Are people having trouble using AAEASE? That seems to be the simplest straightforward way to install S2A these days.
I've had no issues on my non-rooted Pixel 6 pro even after multiple updates to play services and Android Auto.
I was able to install S2A with AAEase, but video does not work in any app. I can see the subtitles even, just no video. Have you ran into this?
 

Android_Tyler

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What apps? Any apps with DRM(Netflix,Amazon,Hulu,HBO,etc.) Google doesn't allow screen mirroring, so video won't work.

Others like YouTube, CinemaHD, IPTV apps work.
Ah, didn't even think of DRM. No way around that huh? Not even root? I downloaded CinemaHD and that will likely work for the small amount of time I would actually want to watch video in the car.
 

xindefenggan

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I installed s2a with android 13 but it's restricted from using it. .
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I installed S2A via AAEase (am on Android 12). The package name has thus been changed and "installed via Playstore" is also displayed. When I reset Android Auto (i.e. wipe all data) it shows S2A. This lasts about a day (sometimes less) and then it suddenly disappears. Does anyone have any ideas as to what is causing this and how to fix it. Google seems to find a way to recognize S2A after all.

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It would be interesting if there are other users observing this strange behavior. And it would be interesting what phones and what firmware is installed.

I have: POCO F3 with firmware FW V13.0.3SKHMIXM baseband - MPSS.HI.2.5.c1-00017-0426_2344_a5fbaccbf3
Hi,

I have noticed exactly the same behavior, with S2A but also with all 3rd party app like mod apks.
Tried to block AA internet connection with no succes...

I am on OnePlus 6, lineage OS 19.1 with google play services from mindthegapps
 

tosonny

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Hi,

I have noticed exactly the same behavior, with S2A but also with all 3rd party app like mod apks.
Tried to block AA internet connection with no succes...

I am on OnePlus 6, lineage OS 19.1 with google play services from mindthegapps
Google seems to have taken the next step in the fight against such apps. Apparently routines run regularly in the background where these codes of these apps are detected.

If Android Auto (without S2A) wasn't so bad and useless, I could live with it. But as soon as I make a slightly longer drive, I start my workaround. I clear all data in AA (reset it) so S2A will show again for a while. I just have to reset the cell phone or AA every time I get in the car. But still better than getting by with this Android Auto, where you only have maps and music anyway.
 

Jinkue

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Hi. This my not help many posters because I have been lucky so far. Installed screen2auto with AA Ease back in December on non root samsung note 9. It was installed on AA 6.7xxx version and android 9. App still present despite AA updates and phone on android 10. Never had to reinstall s2a app or clear cache and it works very well in wireless AA set up.

The only 3rd party app that disappears every couple of months is carstream. Solution is to uninstall app from my phone and reinstall from AAAD pro and it shows up in app list.
 
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bear26

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I was good on Android 10 as well.
It is only when I updated to Android 12 to still get security updates that the issue has appeared.
 

giginogigetto

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Hi. This my not help many posters because I have been lucky so far. Installed screen2auto with AA Ease back in December on non root samsung note 9. It was installed on AA 6.7xxx version and android 9. App still present despite AA updates and phone on android 10. Never had to reinstall s2a app or clear cache and it works very well in wireless AA set up.

The only 3rd party app that disappears every couple of months is carstream. Solution is to uninstall app from my phone and reinstall from AAAD pro and it shows up in app list.
is not necessary to uninstall carstream. If disappears you can start carstream from phone, close it, and it will appear again on android auto.
 
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Hi. This my not help many posters because I have been lucky so far. Installed screen2auto with AA Ease back in December on non root samsung note 9. It was installed on AA 6.7xxx version and android 9. App still present despite AA updates and phone on android 10. Never had to reinstall s2a app or clear cache and it works very well in wireless AA set up.

The only 3rd party app that disappears every couple of months is carstream. Solution is to uninstall app from my phone and reinstall from AAAD pro and it shows up in app list.

There are ways around this (if one analyzes the behavior of the AA program). I was doing the S2A clearing and reapplying when it disappeared, but it became a pain. I finally tracked down the issue and resolved it so that S2A (and coolwalk and vanced music) all stick.

Cheers,
B.D.
 

Giannito

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Hello, on Xiaomi 10t, with root, every time I use screen 2 auto, at the next connection via USB cable, to view s2a I must first delete the data of AA. I tried to install using AAAD and AAeasy as well, but it doesn't change that. Can any of you tell me if there is a particular procedure to avoid the deletion of AA data? I currently use AA 7.8.622514, thanks.
 

Akantinuris

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Hi, I used S2A a while ago. Now I wanted to get it going again with the newest version to download. But if I open the app, is get stuck with a all white screen an the phone needs a couple of seconds of I wanna switch to another app. Anyone got a clue how to get it to work? I am using a Xiaomi mi 9 with Project 404 as system.
 
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gullzway

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Hello, on Xiaomi 10t, with root, every time I use screen 2 auto, at the next connection via USB cable, to view s2a I must first delete the data of AA. I tried to install using AAAD and AAeasy as well, but it doesn't change that. Can any of you tell me if there is a particular procedure to avoid the deletion of AA data? I currently use AA 7.8.622514, thanks.
You have to rename the ru.inceptive.screentwoauto file in storage/emulated/0/Android/data folder(mix up the letters.) AAEASE should do that for you when you install Screen2Auto with it. Or do it manually using File Explorer.
 

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You have to rename the ru.inceptive.screentwoauto file in storage/emulated/0/Android/data folder(mix up the letters.) AAEASE should do that for you when you install Screen2Auto with it. Or do it manually using File Explorer.
Renaming by File explorer - did you try yourself that solution?

ru.inceptive.screentwoauto is the package name.
If you change the folder name, the app (knowing its package name) will still look for the original folder

Aaease does different thing - it repackages (kind of patching) the app to change the package name for that app

As a result, S2A then uses different folder - but point is not in the folder name but in scrambling the package name that AA can not recognize the S2A app (it does not recognize by the folder name but by looking for the app's internal package name)

File explorers cannot repackage/patch apps to change their package names

Aaease does that or one can use LP app (its full name and discussing about is forbidden on XDA - considered as a notorious 'bloatware') to patch the app, changing its package name
 
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xindefenggan

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Renaming by File explorer - did you try yourself that solution?

ru.inceptive.screentwoauto is the package name.
If you change the folder name, the app (knowing its package name) will still look for the original folder

Aaease does different thing - it repackages (kind of patching) the app to change the package name for that app

As a result, S2A then uses different folder - but point is not in the folder name but in scrambling the package name that AA can not recognize the S2A app (it does not recognize by the folder name but by looking for the app's internal package name)

File explorers cannot repackage/patch apps to change their package names

Aaease does that or one can use LP app (its full name and discussing about is forbidden on XDA - considered as a notorious 'bloatware') to patch the app, changing its package name
Can you deal with the problem that Android 13 s2a cannot be used?
 

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    AA ? Where did you see a new version ?
    Play Store did an update. by the way, no problem. S2A is shown and remaining.
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    What settings are you using on your phone and Screen2Auto app, because everything works fine with my Samsung s22 ultra (unrooted) with ford sync aside from the touch screen responsiveness. I cant scroll or tap using the car screen.
    My Pixel 6 Pro works great. I also have Ford sync in my Maverick and have no issues with touch screen. I was referring to all the other posts about people having issues.

    Looking back in the thread, I seems most are either using Xiaomi phones or Custom Roms.
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    For those who are having trouble with touch response:

    If you're using Magisk, install the Magisk module su_connector (download here: https://www.mediafire.com/file/7dduzlef86y7ppj/SU_Connector.zip/file). Reboot after installing.

    You should then turn off alternate touch in S2A. The touch response should work normally in S2A after installing this, and not ultra-sensitive like it is with alternate touch turned on.
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    What is the round button in upper left car screen for?
    It depends where it shows for you

    But try to click, it should put the open app to background

    Eg, open GMaps, press that button, GMaps should go to background.
    Open S2A and some app in S2A like browser; press that button and browser should go to background and you can open another app from S2A

    Play with and with the settings in S2A
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    For those who have S2A working - did you upgrade from Android 10/ 11 to 12/ 13? For those who do not have S2A working consistently - did your phone come with Android 11+?

    From what I have experimented, if you have S2A working on Android 10 and are UPGRADING to 11/ 12/ 13 - it works. If you clean install (say LOS) or factory reset and set things up, it doesn't.

    This is independent of manufacturers or devices.
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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 **):