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Hello Everyone!

Here is the firmware upgrade download link:

Download AADongle FW

 

There is a tutorial and a 1GB RAR file you will need to download.

If your unit is working fine, then please don't try to upgrade.

There will be an upgrade notice in the Settings menu.

1st troubleshoot step before doing firmware upgrade is:

Step 1: Try using AADongle on a friend's car that has wired Android Auto Factory installed. It may be a compatibility issue with your stereo.

Steo 2: try connecting your AADongle to the Mirroid PC app(site doesn't have SSL, you can still use it though)

After connected to Mirroid, then go to settings and see if there are any updates.

You can also download other apps on your PC and configure your unit, then plug it into your stereo to use.

Step: try the firmware upgrade above.

 

If there are any missing steps or tips you found, then please share them here.

 

Thanks!

 


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Are there any release notes? What does this upgrade do/change?

I hope you have added some debug and/or logging functionality so one can find out why a connection fails.


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OK, so I installed the new firmware. And it did do something but the dongle still does not work.

 

1. After I did the flash and then put the dongle in the car, the dongle took a long time to boot and then played three sounds on my radio. The cheery ding sound for example. At first I was excited because it is the first time the dongle did anything but then I realized it just got registered with the car as a USB drive and audio just got played automatically.

After more wait, the car gave me a prompt to enable Android Auto.This was weird because my Android Auto on the head-unit was already turned on. After that I got nothing. I waited for a long time, more than 10 minutes so this is not me being hasty or anything. It got stuck somewhere.

2. Then I tried unplugging and re-plugging the dongle. I again got the prompt to turn on Android Auto and eventually the dongle turned orange, which I think means that it was on broadcast mode. Except there was nothing on the car display for a while and then it told me that Android Auto cannot start because it is not safe. Which... was weird because the car was not moving. After I unplugged and plugged the dongle back in, I stopped getting anything. Dongle boots and gets stuck on solid blue.

3. OK, so I went to my PC, went into dongle settings and hit reset. Then went back to the car and tried again. This was the most fun. Now the dongle went pulsing blue for a while then turned off. Then pulsing blue, then off. Then the same cycle again. After I think 3 cycles like this, the dongle went into firmware upgrade. The light turned circulating yellow. And finally, the dongle went orange again. But it still refused to give me Android Auto because it was not safe to do so. And worse yet, after unplugging and plugging the dongle back in, it is again stuck in boot then solid blue mode. I can only get orange color once after a reset it seems.

 

Hope this helps debug the issue.


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So... any update?


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ddavis11
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Following, I have a 2019 Chevy Camaro and I have the same issue


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is there a tutorial, written or otherwise showing how to connect to this device via Mirroid? PC software just shows enabling ADB and authorizing the user, which isn't possible while its plugged into the computer. I'm at a loss here, so more specific instructions would be of great help.


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AP756 - Fred
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@siralsmooth , I'd like to point you to Vysor (a substitute to Mirroid and easier to setup). Download Vysor from https://www.vysor.io and install it to your PC. Allow Vysor access through your firewall (you will be asked for) and Vysor will start up.

Insert your CarPC into your USB port and wait. After a couple of "ding-dong" and 30-40 seconds waiting the CarPC light goes steady orange and you'll be greeted with picture 1. Follow the instructions given on this page if you don't see the red button.

Now press the red button and your CarPC will show on your PCs screen. Note: If it shows in Portrait search for CarPC settings, start it and the pic will change to Landscape.

By the way ADB  is switched on by default, for me it just worked. Please be patient and it will work.

Bye for now  Fred

This post was modified 1 month ago 3 times by AP756 - Fred

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Erdlk
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It would be very helpful for us to show video from start to finish . I'm having a hard time while upgrading.


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Posted by: @ap756-fred

@siralsmooth , I'd like to point you to Vysor (a substitute to Mirroid and easier to setup). Download Vysor from https://www.vysor.io and install it to your PC. Allow Vysor access through your firewall (you will be asked for) and Vysor will start up.

Insert your CarPC into your USB port and wait. After a couple of "ding-dong" and 30-40 seconds waiting the CarPC light goes steady orange and you'll be greeted with picture 1. Follow the instructions given on this page if you don't see the red button.

Now press the red button and your CarPC will show on your PCs screen. Note: If it shows in Portrait search for CarPC settings, start it and the pic will change to Landscape.

By the way ADB  is switched on by default, for me it just worked. Please be patient and it will work.

Bye for now  Fred

I've some problem with Vysor also. How can I solve this problem , my dongle looks offline 🙁


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AP756 - Fred
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Erdlk, sorry for the late reply (I overlooked your message). I never saw a message like in your picture, so following is just guessing from what I see. I think you already tried to replug the CarPC and you got the same message. Do you see CarPC's internal memory in Windows Explorer? Did you set all permissions for Vysor? If I would be in your situation I would remove and reinstall Vysor, reboot Windows and try it again. Hope this helps.

Bye for now  Fred


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