Thanks, yeah I had looked at those but didn't see a full install video.Install videos are on my website
Those 2 videos are all you really need. There is nothing more to it that you need to see. The install is very straight forward and mostly plug and play other than the black surround trim that goes around the screen. You can search the powerfuluk youtube channel for how to remove the factory unit but it's pretty straight forward. Better yet, if you purchase this unit from me then I am willing to FaceTime video chat with you to show you how to do it live. If you have been following this thread long enough and reading the reviews then you should now that there is nothing to worry about when purchasing this unit from Android Aftershock.Thanks, yeah I had looked at those but didn't see a full install video.is the closest but it appears to be moreso a slideshow, so some of the steps were a bit unclear as to the physical action.starts with the factory system already out.
Let me know if I'm missing something and thanks for all your help with folks on this!
Where or who did you purchase your unit from? I don't think this is one of my units at all from what you described regarding the wire harness. If you purchased from me then you should know to just call or text me and I would have helped you sort these issues.I’ve just installed this unit today and after watching the YouTube videos multiple times no one is exactly clear on connecting both of the side touch panels. I’ve installed on a RRS L494. Photos show the wiring I received look different from ones in YouTube installation videos. As you can see, one of the cords have only ONE female connection for only ONE of the side touch panels to plug into. Do I choose the left or right one to plug in? Who knows!? I have literally connected all of the other wiring correctly and there is absolutely no other input for the other side touch panel. Do I just connect the other side touch panel to the OEM wiring? (Not bypassing through the android head unit like the other panel will)? And of course after trying out the unit after installation most of the side panel buttons do not work, they don’t do anything (settings, park sensor, camera, mode, media, and nav buttons do not work). However, the power and home button do work. All other mid screen touch functions work fine.
Yes, you are right, the noticeable sound quality is on Meridian sound.I wonder if the people saying the sound is worse have one of the premium systems.
No sensor, can be controlled by Android app...based on time of the day for example. But there are no built in sensors or no control from car's sensors to dim. Even on minimal brightness set, people are saying its too bright at night...I believe the second gen unit has auto dimming.
I think you can use the Apple Carplay navi and the sound would go through the main unit. But also the unit is using this little speaker when placing calls via its bluetooth.It would be nice if GPS was through the main speakers and not the small single one that comes with the unit.
necser,Hello everyone! can you please post if there's anything you dont like about the screen?
For me the boot time of ~40 sec is a killer...maybe hook up the power bank to keep the android running all the time...
- 40 sec boot time
- no Auto dimming at night
- Navigation voice is played through the little speaker behind the unit, not through the main car speakers.
- Sound from the unit is played thorugh AUX and many complain that the quality is nowhere close when the same file played through the main head unit
- Built in chinese 4G is very slow, vs real 4G
The Android Bluetooth is not very good...your factory Bluetooth is actually better. However, you don't need to use either Bluetooth options if you are using wired CarPlay or Android Auto. This way, your phone will only connect to the system when you plug it in...you won't have to deal with loosing people on calls through Bluetooth.First, thank you W84IT for all the time and work you've put into this!!
40 sec is only for the cold start, the warm start (when you just turn the car off for 5 mins) is not 40sec, right?
My main issue with my 2016 factory system is when you are talking on the phone, sit in the car and people loose you for good 10sec while RR is trying to connect to my iphone. I dont really mind waiting, but I cant have people loose me during the conversation. Therefore I thought that my iPhone will connect to more current Android (after it boots up) without hesitation while switching. But if you use Android's bluetooth for your calls, then the little speaker is involved again (as with Navigation)...correct?
The Android mic is OK but the OEM mic is better. Right now I'm using the factory Bluetooth while using CarPlay.Hows the quality of android MIC? Where do you mount the MIC so its not that invasive/visible?
I have the original Android unit, which I bought from Ray. Overall, I love it. I had posted way back about noise on the RCA audio out to Range Rover Aux-In connection. Since then, I've been looking for a solution to root the device and try to modify the bluetooth settings to allow the Android unit to connect to the Range Rover via Bluetooth instead of Aux-In.4. The AUX audio quality is really not bad and unless you are an audiophile then you probably won't notice the difference in sound quality. You also still have the option to listen to audio through the factory Bluetooth if you don't like the AUX audio sound quality. I have the 825watt Meridian and I don't notice any difference in the sound quality. The new 9.0 unit now has Bluetooth connection as an option to connect to the factory Bluetooth for audio. Therefore, the AUX audio sound quality is no longer a concern.
Ray, thanks for the detailed feedback on the 9.0 Bluetooth quirks. It sounds like it a partial solution to my sound quality dilemma, but I don't want to pay to upgrade to the new unit and trade one problem for another. If I have to keep resetting the connection either on the device or my phone (for calls), it's not that better than what I'm dealing with now.2. The Android Bluetooth does connect automatically but it wasn't consistent during my testing...sometimes I would have to manually connect to get it going. I think that might just be a software issue so I informed the engineers of that problem and they are working on it.
I totally understand but I still think the 9.0 version is worth the upgrade...but that's for you to decide for yourself. So far, everyone who has done the upgrade from the 7.1 is highly satisfied. I just wish more of them would post their reviews on the forum but I guess half of them are not even on this forum. Anyway, I will be sure to update you guys once the engineers have figured out how to make the bluetooth audio connection more stable.Ray, thanks for the detailed feedback on the 9.0 Bluetooth quirks. It sounds like it a partial solution to my sound quality dilemma, but I don't want to pay to upgrade to the new unit and trade one problem for another. If I have to keep resetting the connection either on the device or my phone (for calls), it's not that better than what I'm dealing with now.
If you do get some confirmation from your supplier that they have addressed the Bluetooth stability, I'll be interested in upgrading.