Any chance for a tutorial? I played with it for a few hours the other night and I got nowhereThanks to @Samy for the heads up! After some fiddling just now I got it all working and Head Unit Reloaded starts up instantly, much more quickly than the Zlink app, and in full widescreen. This is exactly what I was hoping for.
@TwistedDrum5 The new Joying units have added a 32-band EQ so I think you'd be able to make the most out of the stock speakers. The Alpine had a 3 band parametric EQ which was just enough to allow me to tweak the sound the way I wanted, but I bought my car with like 2k miles and it had an aftermarket system already installed so I've never heard the stock ones.
The main problems I had were getting stuck in the Head Unit Reloaded app and the buttons doing nothing, then pressing the power button in the app which blacked out the screen forever. There was no uninstall option so I deleted it which triggered an automatic refund in the Google Play store so I ran another test on the Trial version which worked so I purchased it again.Any chance for a tutorial? I played with it for a few hours the other night and I got nowhere
Thanks Outrun, appreciate you taking the time to give such clear instructions. I identified a few issues, first I have the bigger screen, second, the top part of my touch screen where "device" is selected doesn't seem to be working.@Ben.C If you go into your settings, it's the second icon on the bottom and then click on the button on the right for "Display". idk if your version is different than mine, but it should at least be similar.
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Then if you go into the third icon (gear), there's an option to set when/how the brightness changes from high to low:
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The main problems I had were getting stuck in the Head Unit Reloaded app and the buttons doing nothing, then pressing the power button in the app which blacked out the screen forever. There was no uninstall option so I deleted it which triggered an automatic refund in the Google Play store so I ran another test on the Trial version which worked so I purchased it again.
I remember getting it all working on the screen, but sound only came out of the phone, then after unplugging and replugging, it wouldn't work at all. What did it for me was clicking on the "Do Not Ask Again" kind of message and when I pressed the big "USB" button once I got it connected. Doing that finally routed sound through the audio system. Not sure if this helps, but I say mess with the trial version. If you can get that far, then Samy's tips work in the paid version, setting the resolution to 1080 and 250 dpi.
Note: I haven't deleted the Zlink app since I still need it for my iPhone as I switch back and forth a lot and it uses wireless so their settings don't interfere with each other. I may email Joying again to let them know that it's possible to get full-screen Android Auto working and that they should issue an update.
Send me a PM and I'll help youAny chance for a tutorial? I played with it for a few hours the other night and I got nowhere
Do you need a phone plan, or just a SIM card?I installed the cerberus app (disguised version) and if you have a sim card attached I highly recommend!
It will not show up on the list of applications on the car and it allows you to remotely check the car position (current and history), sound an alarm through the speakers, block the head unit and display custom messages. For 6$ per year it's a nice anti-theft system.
You need a plan to be able to transmit data. I added a data only sim card to my existing plan with verizon, worked fine for me. It should work also if the car is connected via wifi, however most of the time if the car is moving it won't be connected to internet, unless they connect it to a mobile hotspot.Do you need a phone plan, or just a SIM card?
Do you mind taking some pics of your wiring? I tried installing one of these and can’t tell if it’s DOA or I’m an idiot. Did you have to sync the remote or use any software to setup the buttons etc? Problem is there’s not light on the receiver so not even sure that’s getting power.I had some issues with Verizon (due to CDMA) so I tested different plans. At the end the operators working best in the States are AT&T and T-Mobile because they use GSM.
I was also able to call and send messages from the car using an AT&T prepaid plan.
Today I also added the joying steering wheel controller: Joying Newest Wireless Steering Wheel Control for Android Car Stereo
Had to splice the joying harness to connect the receiver for ACC and GND, it works great and I can finally manage the volume without the touchscreen.
Did you ever figure this problem out?Today I installed everything. It's perfect everything working fine even Carplay without cable.
The only "problem" that I have is when I'm listening the radio from the car (am/fm) and I start CarPlay, the radio turns off and I can't listen it with carplay. Do you guys know what I have to do to listen the radio during I'm play CarPlay? Thanks