priusfan
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Re: How to install after market stereo in ES

Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:23 am

Bonsoir
I received today the 2din I spoke above.
canion works on it:
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Re: How to install after market stereo in ES

Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:31 am

Sweet! Let us know what you think of that unit overall. I might get one.

A few questions:
1. Does it have capacitive touch (multi-touch, glass screen) or resistive touch (plastic screen, fingernails and such work on it)?
2. Does turning the volume or tuning knobs change CaniOn screens, like the volume buttons on a phone do?
3. Overall performance? (Android interface vs. tablet, and radio vs. stock)

Thanks.
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priusfan
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Re: How to install after market stereo in ES

Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:02 am

Hello
I received this morning the bezel...

Now it is fully operational....

It is really a good product in my opinion.

see some pictures of the install here

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Re: How to install after market stereo in ES

Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:35 am

I don't know how you got that working, PriusFan. I'm impressed!

Were there any protections on the interface? It seems like there would be, so that the users couldn't change things around and then blame the company when things went wrong. This is one area where I would expect the system to be locked out for any additional installations of software or changes to the environment by the user, because the android part is tied into the mechanical/electrical part of the device.

When I started down the CanIon path I bought a cheap table (ValuePad) and I wanted to root the device, but I had no luck doing that because none of the known rooting methods would recognize the tablet. I tried going the ultimate hack way and download the SDK and all that but I couldn't find a way to get into the devices bootloader and I tried everyway I could think of or find on the internet. I recently gave up on that tablet as I couldn't get CanIon to work reliably with it, SDR Touch for Radio wouldn't work properly either. I ended up buying a Nexus 7 Gen 1 used off of Ebay for $80.00.

I'm still having problems with CanIon, I get the Halo, Houston... error right away. The SDR Touch works great! This is a quadcore device running KitKat 4.4.4 with 16gigs on the SD Card and 1 gig memory. That is the other reason I'm surprised this is working because I'm sure that tablet guts are not mainline, getting CanIon installed is one thing but getting it to run reliably is another issue. I'm curious how you are making this work, I'd love to know.

I recently rooted my Nexus 7 with CyanoGenMod so that I can charge and use OTG at the same time for my CarPuter project (almost done!) The android version is now 4.3.1. I'm going to try CanIon again and see if I can get it to work. Let you know if it does work with the new ROM.

EDIT: CanIon with the CyanoGenMod ROM works flawlessly.
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Re: How to install after market stereo in ES

Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:42 am

Bonjour,
the device in the car is quite "open" and it was easy to have canion running on it...
it is, in my opinion, much better than the 2 din from pioneer, sony or parrot.
there is a huge discussion about this device on XDA

for the fun, I rooted the animal, but I could not gain access to USB DEBUGGING (it shows OK, but when I plug my laptop in the front USB nothing...
anyway, I can use ADB via WIFI.

I am working on a better stability on canion, I removed the "allo houston" and will try to adjust the application from inside the car using my asus ep121 tablet...

To work perfectly, I must wait around 30 secs after the boot before starting canion (or 30% of the times, it is not stable or closes immediately)

FYI, canion works fine in background when I am looking at Waze or using n7player and I can switch easily selecting the service from the top bar.

The phone part on this 2 din works very well with my phone sony xperia z ultra.

and I use the sony as AP

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Re: How to install after market stereo in ES

Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:45 am

priusfan wrote:To work perfectly, I must wait around 30 secs after the boot before starting canion (or 30% of the times, it is not stable or closes immediately)

Does the Android OS shut down when the car is turned off, or does it just go to sleep? If it's just going to sleep, I can't see it taking that long after starting for it to smoothly run an app.
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Re: How to install after market stereo in ES

Tue Sep 09, 2014 1:46 pm

@PV1: It shuts down completely "after some time"...
After turning off contactkey, If you restart after a short time, you get immediately the control.
If you wait "longer" (sorry I have not checked the delay), you get a cold boot.
The time for this boot is 34 secs.
It will probably depend on the content of the 2 external SD cards and if something is connected to the 2 USB plugs.
But already during the boot time the backup camera is operational when using reverse.

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Re: How to install after market stereo in ES

Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:06 am

I have one of these units on the way.

Xavier if you have any test builds for this unit I would be happy to try them directly.

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Re: How to install after market stereo in ES

Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:58 am

@reecho:
Send me a pm with your mailaddress and I will send you the one I am using now.

Be carefull when connecting this unit: doublecheck everything with a multimeter for the powersupply.
FYI, for mine, I got the +Batt behind the diagplug on pin 16.
Xavier

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Re: How to install after market stereo in ES

Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:45 am

Thanks Xavier,

My unit arrived today and after work i installed it.

I couldn't load Canion from Google Play Store. Had to side load from my Nexus 7 tablet. It does work with a couple "aloo houston" msgs.

I noticed your "OBD" icon on top bar lights up full on your unit. Mine doesn't it is there but not "lit". Wonder why that is.

Initial impressions are very good. Very responsive compared to my old Pioneer AVIC unit.

I will send PM now...

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