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Old 05-13-2019, 09:44 AM
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In playing with Android Auto, I've learned it's important to use better/best quality USB cabling to connect the phone to USB2 in the console. Basic USB cables will not connect the two (sometimes not even the cable that may come with your phone).

After trolling the topic on the internet, I ordered a pair of Anker Powerline MicroUSB cables, and the 3' cales connect well. There are other options, at this site...

http://connectedcarlife.com/features...-android-auto/
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:07 PM
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Success! Thanks for everyone's help. I received Vladimir's OBDII adapter today (took 11 days) and installed AA/ACP in about 10 minutes...went to "working 28" though...just enough to make me nervous.
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:42 PM
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Success! Thanks for everyone's help. I received Vladimir's OBDII adapter today (took 11 days) and installed AA/ACP in about 10 minutes...went to "working 28" though...just enough to make me nervous.
Great to hear it installed fine... even after 28 steps, LOL!
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Old 05-19-2019, 06:45 PM
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Someone tell me if I am wrong, but I assume the latest Android OS works best with Android Auto (regardless of connecting with the car). My Samsung Smartphone is 4 years old now, and it uses Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop), the very minimum required for Android Auto. I knew this when pursuing the upgrade for my car.

Android Auto works fine through Comand, but it runs a little slow, actually. I'm not concerned, because I have current onboard maps in Comand, so don't really need Google Navi yet... I plan to get a new Android phone by the time the onboard maps show their age.

I understand today's OS is Android 8.0+ What Android version do you have in your phone, and how are your smart phones working with AA paired to the car? :

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I'm running Android 9.0 on my Pixel 3. AA runs very well on the car when paired to the Pixel. I don't have any lag at all. The only issue is volume control. I can easily adjust the volume of phone calls and Waze with steering wheel controls, but that changes the volume level on the phone and it is too low when away from the car. It would be nice if there was some volume memory in AA (either on the phone or in the car).
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Old 05-19-2019, 10:32 PM
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I'm running Android 9.0 on my Pixel 3. AA runs very well on the car when paired to the Pixel. I don't have any lag at all. The only issue is volume control. I can easily adjust the volume of phone calls and Waze with steering wheel controls, but that changes the volume level on the phone and it is too low when away from the car. It would be nice if there was some volume memory in AA (either on the phone or in the car).
Could it be that the volume control for Apple Car Play also works to balance levels with Android Auto, too? Worth a try?

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Great to hear it installed fine... even after 28 steps, LOL!
Mine took 31 steps and about 8 minutes. I was very nervous but worked fine in the end. Canadian E550 2016 model and just had the firmware updated at the dealer.

I second that Vladimir seemed very responsive and honest and answered all of my questions. I did purchase after the 129 promotion but noticed the price has increased again. It is a good product.

Also for any of those having volume issues on Carplay, I was having them initially as well (way too loud.) I used the steering wheel volume controls to lower the navigation volume while the voice was providing guidance. This completely fixed the issue.

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I had my E220 updated last week at the MB dealer here in the UK as I couldn't get DoIP working correctly at home.

They updated me to High_CY15_9 and in Xentry it has the software version 18/24.

The unit from VladimirCDI worked well for me and everything worked as expected - the process took around 8-9 minutes to complete from plugging the OBD dongle in.

Vladimir was very helpful with me even while I was trying to do this myself.

I got as far as obtaining the Telematics disks that I needed (3 disks) and having my Xentry logged into Daimler but my unit wasn't reliably working with DoIP needed for the update so I got the dealer to sort it for me - it sorted out an issue I was having with the Live Traffic not working either.
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