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

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Neuken6969

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I used AAAD and installed every app there was.ni had s2a and it always went black, installed every app and somehow s2a is working perfect now
 

tosonny

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Folks, my custom rom provides an update to Android 13. Who knows if everything concerning S2A (folder structure to restrict the permissions) is working? don't dare to update yet.
 

giginogigetto

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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.
I Have the same phone, galaxy s22 ultra on FIAT TIPO and touch is good. You mus enable on phone alternative touch, button number two, and enable scree2auto in accessibily settings on the phone-
 

trblsome9six

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I Have the same phone, galaxy s22 ultra on FIAT TIPO and touch is good. You mus enable on phone alternative touch, button number two, and enable scree2auto in accessibily settings on the phone-
Where do you enable alternative touch? I already have screen2auto accessbility settings turned on

Update: Nevermind I found it in settings. I will see if this works and let you know.

Update 2: I changed alternative touch to button 2 and I still do not have touchscreen responsiveness on the car screen.
 
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gullzway

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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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gullzway

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Where do you enable alternative touch? I already have screen2auto accessbility settings turned on

Update: Nevermind I found it in settings. I will see if this works and let you know.

Update 2: I changed alternative touch to button 2 and I still do not have touchscreen responsiveness on the car screen.
I had this issue on a particular phone a while back, I don't even remember which phone.

I had to keep going into the phone settings under accessibility and disabling and then re-enabling screen to auto. Even then it was still hit or miss if the touch screen worked.
 

shaunoleary

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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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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.
What kind of Magic does this? I am a bit scared of downloading and installing this...
 

starbright_

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With the alternate setting I get the touch feedback working.
The only disturbing is, that when starting on cars screen I have to hit "enable stream" on phones display. (I don't give the app root access).
 
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maikeru86

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Today I drove back and forth the whole day, I restarted the car and AA dozen times, but Fermata and S2A as I set them up yesterday evening, still continued to work in AA, they did not dissapear in AA screen)

(Previously I needed to reconnect AA two or three times, and S2A and Fermata would dissapear. Or they would dissapear over the six-ten hours even without using AA)

Hence, to prevent AA to remove S2A and Fermata (both were installed by EEAase), it was needed for me to set chmod 551 recursively to the folders:
/data/data/com.google.android.projection.gearhead/shared_prefs

and to: /data/data/com.google.android.projection.gearhead/files/phenotype

Btw, AA still created another folder (with four files in there):
/data/data/com.google.android.projection.gearhead/databases

but it did not affect S2A and Fermata

(That third folder can not be chmod-ed to 551 - when I tried, it caused AA to crash on start)

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Also, as mentioned earlier, I used Swift Backup. Made a backup of AA, S2A and Fermata when I originally set everything, them (before preventing by chmod 511) when AA removed S2A and Fermata - I simply made Wipe Data for AA, followed by Restore

Today's test: everything works (connection to the car, S2A remains visible).

Solution:
Set chmod 551 recursively to the folders (just use root explorer and make sure "also include subfolders" is checked):
/data/data/com.google.android.projection.gearhead/shared_prefs
/data/data/com.google.android.projection.gearhead/files/phenotype

Thanks to everyone who went on a "scavenger hunt" with me ... which was unfortunately necessary thanks to our secret bearers.

Can confirm the above steps work for me as well. Samsung S8 (masquerading as Pixel 3 for other reasons); LineageOS19.1 (android 12), AA 8.3.624134. Normally reverts within a few hours, but has been going for a week now.
 

Lucaber

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My touchscreen doesnt work, but in a weird way.
At first I thought touch doesnt work at all, but when touching certain elements, the visual hover effect on these elements get triggered (like moving over an element using a mouse or active pen)
 

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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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Neuken6969

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This new AA, sucks ass. Once entering car I can setup AA and watch my tv shows. But F me once I get a call or text I lose audio. The only way to fix it is reboot phone. Anyone know how to fix this crap? Pixel 7 pro rooted. I have tried the other apps from AAAD those don't work at all.
 

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    You have to turn off Autororate with Tasker after changing rotation. This did the trick for me.
    You need:
    1.Force rotation
    2.Wait time of 500ms
    3.Autorotate off
    I use tasker profile to rotate 90 deg when auto android is engaged (enter criteria), and then an exit task to turn off fixed rotation once Android Auto is disengaged (exit criteria).

    No wait time for my solution.

    Also will definitely give thumbs up for the new AAAIO Tweaker (Shmykelsa)! Works great!

    Cheers,
    B.D.
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    If the S2A opens for you, but you have a black screen when you start any application, this may help
    S2A: -> Screen settings -> Screen size -> Manual resolution
    Set the exact value:
    - screen widht
    - screen height
    - screen DPI
    to the resolution that the phone has
    reboot
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    What is SU_Connector for?

    Where can I find the zip and how do I install it?
    su_connector not useful to my problem
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    I'm getting the following warning. Is that expected or is this a real concern? What exactly is Google noticing? Note that I installed Screen2Auto via AAAD:

    Play Protect

    Your device is at risk

    1 harmful app found

    > Uninstall harmful app?

    Screen2Auto

    This app tries to bypass Android's security protections
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    Can you try to deactivate the Playstore?
    Play Protect can be turned off, but I just would like to know the root cause (e.g. is screen2auto actually harmful? Or is this expected behavior for a screen mirroring app through unauthorized means)
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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 **):