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#61 Cathaldub

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 08:20 PM

Yea, I've been keeping an eye out for a TR7 but they are about €30-€35 this side of the world which seems a bit pricey.

It's also only up to 4minutes which is an improvement but I'd like backup for say 8-9hours so when I leave work it doesn't have to boot again



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Posted 03 March 2015 - 03:11 PM

Let me think about that one for a bit and see if I can come up with a solution for you.  You know, you might be better off just wiring it direct to the battery and using some sort of voltage monitor to cut it off once your voltage falls below a certain point.  I need to think about this for a bit.


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#63 zetaR

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 05:35 PM

This could be good?

http://www.miniinthebox.com/it/special-power-bank-design-con-cavo-usb-per-samsung-galaxy-s3-i9300-e-altri-2600mah_p485522.html?pos=ultimately_buy_7

 

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#64 chino73

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 05:37 PM

Hey Cathaldub,

 

I installed a MK809III on my AR2 using Appradio Unchained Reloaded. Everything works great, just one small issue! None of the navigation apps are able to play the voice navigation, at first I thought it was AUR or even the bluetooth, but I tested it on my TV and I still have the same problem. I tested with Waze and HERE. Did you see this issue before?

 

Thanks in advance!



#65 Cathaldub

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 10:17 PM

the MK809iii hasn't got gps so it won't work when connected to your TV, reloaded has the option to inject the gps from the appradio though, you need to turn this on in the unchained app and turn on mock locations in settings-developer options.

If locatio services is tuened off on your rom you will need to manually enable it



#66 chino73

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 10:20 PM

Thanks! Not sure if I explained it correctly. The GPS works perfectly, the problem is that I don't get the voice directions, so I have to take a look at the screen whenever I want to know where to go next.



#67 Cathaldub

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 12:11 PM

weird, I think I get them, I'll have to check



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Posted 13 March 2015 - 04:06 PM

I think mine is the same (also 809iii). Also, I don't think OK Google works. I have 4.4.2 installed and get the icons, but I don't think it works over the bluetooth profile.



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Posted 13 March 2015 - 07:25 PM

I can confirm it's not bluetooth, it works the same if I plug it in to my TV. If I'm listening to music whenever the navigation app is supposed to give directions, the volume goes down on the music but I don't get any voice at all. So it seems like it's not able to reproduce the voices. It happens with all the navigations apps, not just waze. Thanks guys!



#70 Cathaldub

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 08:22 AM

Have you tried selecting Google Text-to-speech as your preferred output engine. On your Android device, go to: Settings > Language & input > Text-to-speech output.

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 05:21 AM

Have you tried selecting Google Text-to-speech as your preferred output engine. On your Android device, go to: Settings > Language & input > Text-to-speech output.

 

Yes, I did, but it didn't work either. Did you try any of the navigation apps? Are you experiencing the same issue?



#72 Navst3r

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 07:20 AM

Since extensions has been abandoned I'd considered two things.
1. Buy an android phone and use AppRadio Unchained, I actually did this and bought a HTC One M8 but I didn't like the Android system as a phone and decided to sell it and bought a iPhone 5S.
2. Upgrade my AppRadio 2 to an AppRadio 4, but with mixed reports on the unit/carplay, and the cost envolved.

I decided to try something else before I abandoned my AR2.
I bought a cheap Quad core android HDMI stick for €35 from Amazon. Installed the free version of AppRadio Unchained and paired it with the radio. It gets it's internet through personal hot spot on my iPhone.
I also paired my iPhone 5s with the radio as a special device so I can still make/receive calls through it.
I'll post a video later but it's great, I have all my apps installed on the hdmi stick, spotify, YouTube, Waze, Google maps, etc and I still have the ability to use my iPhone. Its actually easier than using the iPhone with the radio as all I have to do when I get in the car is turn on personal hot spot, I can then leave my phone in my pocket.



#73 Navst3r

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 07:22 AM

Can you explain how you paired your phone as a special device ?
I'm using a nex8100 unit connected to a rkm v5 stick. I started with the mk809iii but was to slow for my likings. I. An pair the phone but can only use one device at a time on BT.
Thanks in advance




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