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      10-21-2019, 05:48 PM   #771
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[...]Before flashing I would do a dry-run though and boot (not flash) from the image first to see if everything is working and only flash afterwards.
any hint about how to do this?
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      10-21-2019, 07:49 PM   #772
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Hey guys and gals,

About a few years back I ordered a backup camera from this company. Recently, I saw they had CarPlay systems so I thought I'd give that a try. Installed the new module, kept the same camera I has and added a front camera.

This thing works GREAT! I have the NBT system in my 2014 333i and so far I haven't had any issues with it at all.

https://www.emeraldintegrations.com/...ra-system.html

It was basically the main t-harness, lcd in/out and the av for cameras. After I hooked it all up, I plugged in my phone, triggered carplay with my iDrive and BAM. They made this new module so that when shifting from reverse to park or drive, my front camera turns on for 15 seconds then times out.

Love this bad boy. My wife has an iPhone and I'm an Android (Mars vs Venus) and it works with both. I installed the microphone and can activate OK Google, say and address and have it show up. Also, apparently there's a screen mirroring which I haven't played with yet but I see the option shown to mirror my phone onto my NBT screen.

Thought I'd share this for anyone that got a base model without nav or camera. This module can add CarPlay, rear camera, front camera and there's also another 3rd video input for whatever else.

Let me know if anyone has questions on this install. I did it myself.
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      10-22-2019, 04:05 AM   #773
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thank you! May ask you why didn't you use the patch image method? Seems to be a lot straightforward (and afaik wireless adb is already running on my rom by default)
Of course I tried it on the Android 8.1 px6 unit, but it doesn't work. It does not work on the snapdragon Android 9 unit as well. An attempt to upgrade by modified OTA has always ended on recovery screen.
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      10-22-2019, 04:21 AM   #774
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Thanks, that's some useful information.
Have you tried flashing/booting a patched boot.img in fastboot, too? If so, what's the result?
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      10-22-2019, 05:13 AM   #775
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Of course I tried it on the Android 8.1 px6 unit, but it doesn't work. It does not work on the snapdragon Android 9 unit as well. An attempt to upgrade by modified OTA has always ended on recovery screen.
thank you. I'll try with your method then.
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      10-22-2019, 06:20 AM   #776
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Thanks, that's some useful information.
Have you tried flashing/booting a patched boot.img in fastboot, too? If so, what's the result?
on px6 I could never connect via fastboot, even after disconnecting the OTG resistor and connecting the USB cable ...
I haven't had to open the Snapdragon unit yet
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      10-22-2019, 06:22 AM   #777
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on px6 I could never connect via fastboot, even after disconnecting the OTG resistor and connecting the USB cable ...
I haven't had to open the Snapdragon unit yet
good to know, i was considering to open the unit...

atm patching the kernel/boot.img is not possible for the PX6 with RK3399 as far as i know.
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      10-22-2019, 06:32 AM   #778
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thank you. I'll try with your method then.

in that case it is better to use EdXposedInstaller_v2.2.5-release.apk instead of XposedInstaller_by_dvdandroid_19_10_18.apk link is here:
https://github.com/solohsu/XposedInstaller/releases
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      10-22-2019, 07:23 AM   #779
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on px6 I could never connect via fastboot, even after disconnecting the OTG resistor and connecting the USB cable ...
I haven't had to open the Snapdragon unit yet
I will try this from a phone connected to the OTG port as USB client. There are ARM compiled versions for adb and fastboot available (e.g. here). The phone needs to be rooted too though (not a problem for me).

Btw, which version of EdXposed do you have installed? YAHFA or SandHook?
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      10-22-2019, 07:57 AM   #780
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I will try this from a phone connected to the OTG port as USB client. There are ARM compiled versions for adb and fastboot available (e.g. here). The phone needs to be rooted too though (not a problem for me).

Btw, which version of EdXposed do you have installed? YAHFA or SandHook?
YAHFA
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      10-22-2019, 09:11 AM   #781
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Could use some help with troubleshooting. Tried to install CIC Snapdragon unit on my CIC e82 (1-series) including moving the green/black optical cables to the new harness. When attempted the first power on, it looked like no power was going to the unit, no sound from speakers (no door chimes either). It doesn't even display the "No Input".

To check for a bad harness or unit, I disconnected the new harness, re-installed the original screen with the original harness and moved the optical cables back to the original harness. Still no loading screen, blindly changing sources on the controller gets no response, and no door chimes either. No SOS warning logo on the speedo info display either. However I think power is going to the head unit as the ribbon cable to the front button facia does pass energy to light them up - the iDrive controller lights up also. It doesn't work beyond that.

I've tried the following all with the original components in place with no luck:
-CIC soft reset (hold power button for 25 seconds) while ignition was on.
-Disconnected negative battery terminal and left for an hour.
-Checked fuse in the back of the CIC unit (it looks intact).

I'm going to check the following today as well:
-MOST lights at the back telephone module
-fuses behind the glovebox

I'm looking for any other hints for what else to check - as far as I know a broken MOST loop only affects audio output but the screen should still boot and should also trigger an SOS warning error on the driver side dash. Fuses behind the glovebox should also result in power not being delivered to the button facia of the headunit.

Might have to build up the courage to call up a service center :\

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      10-22-2019, 09:44 AM   #782
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in that case it is better to use EdXposedInstaller_v2.2.5-release.apk instead of XposedInstaller_by_dvdandroid_19_10_18.apk link is here:
https://github.com/solohsu/XposedInstaller/releases
It worked like a charm.

I didn't installed exposed and other modules yet, I need root only to use headunit reloaded in self mode and use androidauto interface. For now .
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Could use some help with troubleshooting. Tried to install CIC Snapdragon unit on my CIC e82 (1-series) including moving the green/black optical cables to the new harness. When attempted the first power on, it looked like no power was going to the unit, no sound from speakers (no door chimes either). It doesn't even display the "No Input".

To check for a bad harness or unit, I disconnected the new harness, re-installed the original screen with the original harness and moved the optical cables back to the original harness. Still no loading screen, blindly changing sources on the controller gets no response, and no door chimes either. No SOS warning logo on the speedo info display either. However I think power is going to the head unit as the ribbon cable to the front button facia does pass energy to light them up - the iDrive controller lights up also. It doesn't work beyond that.

I've tried the following all with the original components in place with no luck:
-CIC soft reset (hold power button for 25 seconds) while ignition was on.
-Disconnected negative battery terminal and left for an hour.
-Checked fuse in the back of the CIC unit (it looks intact).

I'm going to check the following today as well:
-MOST lights at the back telephone module
-fuses behind the glovebox

I'm looking for any other hints for what else to check - as far as I know a broken MOST loop only affects audio output but the screen should still boot and should also trigger an SOS warning error on the driver side dash. Fuses behind the glovebox should also result in power not being delivered to the button facia of the headunit.

Might have to build up the courage to call up a service center :\
It looks like the CIC is not getting power at all. I would check fuses for CIC and body module - don't know where these are in E82 but might in boot or gloveboxe. I saw a thread on other forum where someone was describing same symptoms and it was a blown fuse. Other than that... a major issue with CIC unit itself?
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I could really use those dimensions now... anyone?
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I could really use those dimensions now... anyone?
For E60 CCC 8,8
Dimensions are 21 Χ 7,8 cm
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For E60 CCC 8,8
Dimensions are 21 Χ 7,8 cm
Many thanks koutsouk
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Well in that case there is no room for 10.25" screen in my current design. I'm also concern about this bottom bezel as shown on E90 unit - these are all the same I presume.
Bringing screen to the front only adds room to sides, not top/bottom.

Now I need to order up 8.8" unit see how this will fit in.
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Work in progress



It's already working on my car. I'm using the steering wheel roller (don't know the exact name in english...) to increase / decrease the dimming. It can also switch day/night mode by clicking the roller.

It's not ready for a release yet. I'll share it when I will be enough happy with it.

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Work in progress [...]

It's already working on my car. I'm using the steering wheel roller (don't know the exact name in english...) to increase / decrease the dimming. It can also switch day/night mode by clicking the roller.

It's not ready for a release yet. I'll share it when I will be enough happy with it.

RaceX58
great job. Hope this opens the way to many more customizations using the original idrive controller as keyboard. If it's possible to convert idrive intents in keycodes it will be very simple to create a virtual custom keyboard once we have root. I have done it before with a tablet in my old vw and a disassembled usb keypad.
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It's already working on my car. I'm using the steering wheel roller (don't know the exact name in english...) to increase / decrease the dimming. It can also switch day/night mode by clicking the roller.
Good job, looks good.
Could you tell me the values you are listening to for the scroll wheel? Thanks!

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great job. Hope this opens the way to many more customizations using the original idrive controller as keyboard. If it's possible to convert idrive intents in keycodes it will be very simple to create a virtual custom keyboard once we have root. I have done it before with a tablet in my old vw and a disassembled usb keypad.
I am currently working on that. My unit arrives tomorrow but I have a working prototype on my phone, see screenshot.
And it's software only, no additional hardware required.
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Good job, looks good.
Could you tell me the values you are listening to for the scroll wheel? Thanks!

I am currently working on that. My unit arrives tomorrow but I have a working prototype on my phone, see screenshot.
And it's software only, no additional hardware required.
It's looking great !

I'm planning to make an Excel file with the intents values I've found but I'm missing free time...

For the scroll wheel :

Code:
Action = com.choiceway.eventcenter.EventUtils.ZXW_CAN_KEY_EVT
Extras = com.choiceway.eventcenter.EventUtils.ZXW_CAN_KEY_EVT_EXTRA
Values are :

Code:
Scroll Up = 3
Scroll down = 2
Click = 6
Also there are others values :

Code:
Voice button = 55
Mode button = 16
Option button = 20
Back button = 85
Menu button = 9
Hope it helps,

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Hope it helps
Indeed it does
I will see where and how I can use them. The keycodes of Android are a bit limiting though.

Do you happen to have the full codes for the iDrive controller itself? I only have the ~4 (?) values you provided earlier.
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