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Can I get some feedback from anyone who has purchased the HondaHack PRO version please? Would it be worth the $25 dollars, and what advantages has one found to enhance the head unit? Can you install 'newer' apps (apk's) on the head unit using that?



Or, should I just stick with the HondaHack basic, which I did use to add Waze and Google Maps to my unit, and that's about all that I could get to install using the free version. Any input as to what you have found that enhances the use of the head unit browser?

Thank you! Appreciate any feedback that you can provide, pros and cons!!!
 

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So I just got this today, and thanks to arkzlo, updated the box and app to the latest versions.

I am running Android Auto (AA) on a Pixel 2 XL with the Android P beta. Here are my findings; any help would be appreciated

1) The top part of the AA interface, which includes the search box for nav apps, is cut off by the Honda HU's black nav bar. Any way to force resolution for the app?

2) I disconnected the phone from bluetooth and kept the audio source as Audio Apps. Then, making calls from AA, AA would report that Bluetooth was not connected and all audio would come from the phone. So then, I connected the phone to bluetooth for phone calls only (without media). This does work, except that you are kicked out of the AA interface plus you have to transfer the call to to the headunit every time since the car thinks the call was initiated .

3) I didnt have volume control or previous next functions from the steering wheel. Should I need to remap controls in HondaHack for this?

Still playing around with the app and settings.

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Update:

1. So the weird resolution went away the next time I started the car

2. The phone only bluetooth connection has become very unreliable. I will delete the phone and HU bluetooth devices and see if it becomes better.

3. Remapping controls in Hondahack gives steering control over AA

So I just got this today, and thanks to arkzlo, updated the box and app to the latest versions.

I am running Android Auto (AA) on a Pixel 2 XL with the Android P beta. Here are my findings; any help would be appreciated

1) The top part of the AA interface, which includes the search box for nav apps, is cut off by the Honda HU's black nav bar. Any way to force resolution for the app?

2) I disconnected the phone from bluetooth and kept the audio source as Audio Apps. Then, making calls from AA, AA would report that Bluetooth was not connected and all audio would come from the phone. So then, I connected the phone to bluetooth for phone calls only (without media). This does work, except that you are kicked out of the AA interface plus you have to transfer the call to to the headunit every time since the car thinks the call was initiated .

3) I didnt have volume control or previous next functions from the steering wheel. Should I need to remap controls in HondaHack for this?

Still playing around with the app and settings.

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Google Drive says that the Oneclick__.rar file contains a virus and won't allow download. I think I have it already downloaded from another source. Thank you for the step-by-step. I'll give it a try.
 

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Can I get some feedback from anyone who has purchased the HondaHack PRO version please? Would it be worth the $25 dollars, and what advantages has one found to enhance the head unit? Can you install 'newer' apps (apk's) on the head unit using that?



Or, should I just stick with the HondaHack basic, which I did use to add Waze and Google Maps to my unit, and that's about all that I could get to install using the free version. Any input as to what you have found that enhances the use of the head unit browser?

Thank you! Appreciate any feedback that you can provide, pros and cons!!!
I upgraded to the Pro Version of HondaHack. Biggest feature (for me at least) is the automated 'Press OK' on startup warning screen. I hated that. For me that was worth the $25 alone! Other features that I can see are the memory cleaner, enable steering wheel control and key remapping. As for installing apps, there's a list of pre-picked apps like Waze, Google Maps, Sygic, Spotify, MXPlayer, NewPipe (a YouTube front-end app) to choose from. Can't think of anything else...
 

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If you have a non-Navigation Pilot, does the HondaHack utilize your phone for GPS? I am so sick of CarPlay issues that I am really considering buying HondaHack Pro for Waze and just using Bluetooth for music and podcasts. Any insight is appreciated. I have a 2017 Pilot EX-L w/o Nav.

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If I pay the $25 for HondaHack Pro should I just use their website to install? I haven’t used oneclick yet to root the head unit.


Use the website - it backs up the factory_reset.sh for you and supports the process of restoring the head to a pre-rooted state if necessary. Works like a charm too!!


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HondaHack website lists one of the features as:

"Bypass parking brake check"

What is this? Does this refer to motion lockout bypass? Can you enter destinations in navigation while driving?
 

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Is there way to listen to radio while using google maps thru AA. If I put maps on i don't get the sound

Also if I play music using google music it keep stopping after 2 seconds. I've ordered HondaHack Pro (haven't got the code yet). Is there feature that I can use to help

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HondaHack website lists one of the features as:

"Bypass parking brake check"

What is this? Does this refer to motion lockout bypass? Can you enter destinations in navigation while driving?
This refers to being able to play video on the screen with the car in Drive mode. However, this only works with 3rd-party apps (eg. Netflix, YouTube) and NOT when playing videos using the stock Web Browser app. Also note that this setting does not appear in HondaHack on the Pilot. According to the guy who runs/sells HondaHack, "The bypass parking brake restriction feature only affects the apps installed by yourself. Pilot does not need this feature because app display is controlled by an internal white list file."

I've tried it and it works well. This is not related to using navi apps like Waze while driving, you can always enter destinations while driving.
 

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Finally got it working last week thanks to @gr8campr . I missed the whole first step of installing the drivers.

Got a chance to play with it today. I do not have the dongle, but tried sharing my mobile phone connection with the honda unit via bluetooth and usb. Neither worked, figured it wouldn't. But sharing via wifi/mobile hotspot worked. Was able to use the honda unit to navigate via Google maps. Wish it would let me login to google. Which Waze build is the right one for this unit?

Also, just waiting for the day the Russians take over my car while driving.

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GoWolfPack-

Glad you're going!

I've got the Waze APK that I found worked, drop me a PM and I'll get it to you.


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Anyone been able to get to the 'browser' to disable stuff as described in the HondaHack Pro YouTube video for a 2016 Honda Pilot yet? I'm looking at the Pro version, and the instructions state that if you can't access the browser, follow the instructions in the video. I believe the video states to use the sequence of the audio, brightness and phone, but my 2016 doesn't have the phone 'button'.?.?

Also, which USB port does one insert the USB Flash Drive into to get the head unit to read the drive?

Thanks! Any helpful tidbits you can pass on would be appreciated!


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Hey @arkzrlo any chance you can post the latest repacked CarPlay.apk app in your Dropbox :) I think there's a new update as of a couple days ago...
 
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