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and guess what, I hate iphones and I only use androids. How do I get the Android package? I doubt its gonna require USB port change, I see an icon for smartphone, different then other one. So.. I think I have everything I need regarding hardware. Dealer says can't be upgraded easily with software but I have doubts about their knowledge.. Anyone ?
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and guess what, I hate iphones and I only use androids. How do I get the Android package? I doubt its gonna require USB port change, I see an icon for smartphone, different then other one. So.. I think I have everything I need regarding hardware. Dealer says can't be upgraded easily with software but I have doubts about their knowledge.. Anyone ?
I only use Android too. The reasons are too numerous to get into. I don't believe the dealer knows this to be fact. Sounds like they're too lazy to investigate further. I refuse to believe there was a hardware change from 2016 to 2017. So that only leaves software as the culprit. I would try another dealer. Then, I would deal with MB directly. I'm sure someone from the factory can steer you in the right direction.
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I prefer Android also but it wasn't available for 2016 models. Became standard in 2017 models.
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and guess what, I hate iphones and I only use androids. How do I get the Android package? I doubt its gonna require USB port change, I see an icon for smartphone, different then other one. So.. I think I have everything I need regarding hardware. Dealer says can't be upgraded easily with software but I have doubts about their knowledge.. Anyone ?
Are you sure you do not have andriod auto? if you have apple carplay, you should have AA also. You just need to activate it within the menus, although I had to figure it out on my own since the dealer didn't have a clue.
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[QUOTE=davezaristo;7262827]Are you sure you do not have andriod auto? if you have apple carplay, you should have AA also.QUOTE]

Note available until 2017 model year GLE:

https://www.android.com/auto/mercedes-benz/

https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/owner...00ccec1e35RCRD
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Are you sure you do not have andriod auto? if you have apple carplay, you should have AA also. You just need to activate it within the menus, although I had to figure it out on my own since the dealer didn't have a clue.
Have it in the manual, so I thought the same thing. But then went to VIN decoder and turns out I have 14U (smart phone stuff) and 16U (Apple carplay ) but no 17U which is Android Auto.
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Contacted Mercedes

Contacted Mercedes and they are researching they said.
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Thank you for your email to MBUSA.

We are reaching out to our product management team for further review to see if there is any type of retrofit to work with your Android phone.

Will respond to you shortly. Appreciate your patience while being reviewed.

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Contacted Mercedes and they are researching they said.
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Thank you for your email to MBUSA.

We are reaching out to our product management team for further review to see if there is any type of retrofit to work with your Android phone.

Will respond to you shortly. Appreciate your patience while being reviewed.

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For Android Auto to work the car needs the "USB port with the smart phone integration symbol" as shown in video I posted. It's 20 seconds into video.

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For Android Auto to work the car needs the "USB port with the smart phone integration symbol" as shown in video I posted. It's 20 seconds into video.

https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/owner...00ccec1e35RCRD
Yep I have two ports, one below is the smartphone icon on it. Yet there's no evidence of Android Auto anywhere. thats coded as 17U .. I have 14U and 16U but no 17U.. I'm sure everything I need is there, even the manual has it both carplay and android auto booklet. Perhaps it was a copyright or some sort of technical issue that some cars released without activating it or not waited for it.. Because carplay is using the similar "mirror" technique to display the contents, so does the android auto. (I downloaded the app) I know all I need to do is push few magical buttons.. But that will be a very very hidden info.. Anyhow. Thanks for all the inputs.
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Yep I have two ports, one below is the smartphone icon on it. Yet there's no evidence of Android Auto anywhere. thats coded as 17U .. I have 14U and 16U but no 17U.. I'm sure everything I need is there, even the manual has it both carplay and android auto booklet. Perhaps it was a copyright or some sort of technical issue that some cars released without activating it or not waited for it.. Because carplay is using the similar "mirror" technique to display the contents, so does the android auto. (I downloaded the app) I know all I need to do is push few magical buttons.. But that will be a very very hidden info.. Anyhow. Thanks for all the inputs.
Mine was a retrofitted since mine was built in 15 and didn't have neither apple carplay or android auto. At first when the dealer installed the new ports, only apple carplay showed up and android auto was nowhere to be found. I had to play around within the phone menu and somehow brought andriod auto into the menu after fuzzing around with it. It was hidden somewhere and like I said, the dealer didn't know how to get to it and somehow I was able to. Anyhow, good luck and hope you can find it w/o going thru the retrofitting route.
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Mine was a retrofitted since mine was built in 15 and didn't have neither apple carplay or android auto. At first when the dealer installed the new ports, only apple carplay showed up and android auto was nowhere to be found. I had to play around within the phone menu and somehow brought andriod auto into the menu after fuzzing around with it. It was hidden somewhere and like I said, the dealer didn't know how to get to it and somehow I was able to. Anyhow, good luck and hope you can find it w/o going thru the retrofitting route.
is there is there any way you can take a look at your part numbers that it's installed by any chance if they are 14U 16u and 17u then you have it installed..
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