Fitted this bad boy in my F20 yesterday :D

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Re: Fitted this bad boy in my F20 yesterday :D

Post by Bmw_ire_2012 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:21 am

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Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:12 pm
Alright lads, RE: YouTube fullscreen check this out:

[youtube]https://youtu.be/QI0YLUPdnLM?t=713[/youtube]

Seems like this guy has the same screen as most of us do, and his YouTube videos play in fullscreen. Apparantly you can expand the video with your fingers to place into full widescreen mode? I will try it out tomorrow and get back to you with the results. Fingers crossed!
Checked this morning on my way to work, can confirm this works which is great now have full-screen YouTube, however I think the sound is a little muddy. Hopefully someone else can confirm if it's the same while playing music from the YouTube app, also any updates to the system.
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Re: Fitted this bad boy in my F20 yesterday :D

Post by BMW_120 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:17 pm

Bmw_ire_2012 wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:21 am
BMW_120 wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:12 pm
Alright lads, RE: YouTube fullscreen check this out:

[youtube]https://youtu.be/QI0YLUPdnLM?t=713[/youtube]

Seems like this guy has the same screen as most of us do, and his YouTube videos play in fullscreen. Apparantly you can expand the video with your fingers to place into full widescreen mode? I will try it out tomorrow and get back to you with the results. Fingers crossed!
Checked this morning on my way to work, can confirm this works which is great now have full-screen YouTube, however I think the sound is a little muddy. Hopefully someone else can confirm if it's the same while playing music from the YouTube app, also any updates to the system.
Great stuff! :D My car's snowed in so I haven't bothered going out to try it out yet, but good to hear it's working as "expected".
Regarding the sound, I'll check that out too.
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Re: Fitted this bad boy in my F20 yesterday :D

Post by BMW_120 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:37 pm

Update on the fullscreen topic: It works for me too. But either I did something wrong or it doesn't work with all videos. I'm guessing it has to be a 720p/1080p video for it to work but I'll look into that even more later.
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Re: Fitted this bad boy in my F20 yesterday :D

Post by chrismeasor » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:42 pm

skribbler1 wrote:
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Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:27 pm
Been following this thread for while now holding off on the general feedback.

Are many people using spotify with no HK, If so what is the sound quality like?

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What I do is play Spotify from my mobile connected via Bluetooth, launch Spotify on the unit and I can control what's playing via the steering wheel buttons. Get the album art and so forth.
And that's how I do it too. I did get the steering wheel controls to work once but I have no idea what I did to get it working.

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Awesome, i dont have steering wheel control to skip so i guess it will be using thre buttons on the centre console.

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Re: Fitted this bad boy in my F20 yesterday :D

Post by skribbler1 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:47 pm

Bmw_ire_2012 wrote:
chrismeasor wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:27 pm
Been following this thread for while now holding off on the general feedback.

Are many people using spotify with no HK, If so what is the sound quality like?

Chris

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What I do is play Spotify from my mobile connected via Bluetooth, launch Spotify on the unit and I can control what's playing via the steering wheel buttons. Get the album art and so forth.
Hang on, how do you get the sw controls to work with Spotify? And does it work every time?

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Re: Fitted this bad boy in my F20 yesterday :D

Post by Bmw_ire_2012 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:42 pm

skribbler1 wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:47 pm
Bmw_ire_2012 wrote:
chrismeasor wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:27 pm
Been following this thread for while now holding off on the general feedback.

Are many people using spotify with no HK, If so what is the sound quality like?

Chris

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What I do is play Spotify from my mobile connected via Bluetooth, launch Spotify on the unit and I can control what's playing via the steering wheel buttons. Get the album art and so forth.
Hang on, how do you get the sw controls to work with Spotify? And does it work every time?

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I haven't done anything specifically, just make sure that the phone is connection to the cars Bluetooth and not the Android head unit, check that out and it should work its how I've got it setup.
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Re: Fitted this bad boy in my F20 yesterday :D

Post by skribbler1 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:49 pm

Bmw_ire_2012 wrote:
skribbler1 wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:47 pm
Bmw_ire_2012 wrote: What I do is play Spotify from my mobile connected via Bluetooth, launch Spotify on the unit and I can control what's playing via the steering wheel buttons. Get the album art and so forth.
Hang on, how do you get the sw controls to work with Spotify? And does it work every time?

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I haven't done anything specifically, just make sure that the phone is connection to the cars Bluetooth and not the Android head unit, check that out and it should work its how I've got it setup.
I only have Bluetooth for calls and not music. So I think that may be the problem. Thanks for the explanation.

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Re: Fitted this bad boy in my F20 yesterday :D

Post by chrismeasor » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:41 pm

skribbler1 wrote:
Bmw_ire_2012 wrote:
skribbler1 wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:47 pm
Hang on, how do you get the sw controls to work with Spotify? And does it work every time?

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I haven't done anything specifically, just make sure that the phone is connection to the cars Bluetooth and not the Android head unit, check that out and it should work its how I've got it setup.
I only have Bluetooth for calls and not music. So I think that may be the problem. Thanks for the explanation.

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Yeah i have that aswel so guess we would be using buttons on the centre console.

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Re: Fitted this bad boy in my F20 yesterday :D

Post by SSN17 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:52 am

How long did it take for your units to arrive from payment?
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Re: Fitted this bad boy in my F20 yesterday :D

Post by BMW_120 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:13 am

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How long did it take for your units to arrive from payment?
Shipping took 2.5 days from when it was sent. So it was sent on
Wednesday and arrived on Friday. Although I had made the payment that sunday/Monday, took some time to process. But definitely within a week.
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Re: Fitted this bad boy in my F20 yesterday :D

Post by SSN17 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:48 pm

BMW_120 wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:13 am
SSN17 wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:52 am
How long did it take for your units to arrive from payment?
Shipping took 2.5 days from when it was sent. So it was sent on
Wednesday and arrived on Friday. Although I had made the payment that sunday/Monday, took some time to process. But definitely within a week.
Ideal that! Cheers
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Re: Fitted this bad boy in my F20 yesterday :D

Post by skribbler1 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:40 am

I just don't understand why they had to remove stock android Bluetooth! It makes no sense! *rant over*

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Re: Fitted this bad boy in my F20 yesterday :D

Post by MikeJM » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:33 am

Does anyone know how to gain access through the front firewall from the cabin to the engine compartment.
I have been trying to install a front parking camera but sadly came across this problem.

Its the VCA cable I need to pass through somehow?

I have a F20 Lci right hand drive.
Prefer through the drivers side (off side).

Any help would be much appreciated.
The camera works fine connected to the 10.5 android screen unit but getting it to the front of the car?

Thanks

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Re: Fitted this bad boy in my F20 yesterday :D

Post by Bmw_ire_2012 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:37 pm

Found the below application which works with this head unit for anyone that's as geeky as me, requires a OBD2 adapter.

https://youtu.be/AVV0OPPpfoQ
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Re: Fitted this bad boy in my F20 yesterday :D

Post by Bmw_ire_2012 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:38 pm

Bmw_ire_2012 wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:37 pm
Found the below application which works with this head unit for anyone that's as geeky as me, requires a OBD2 adapter.

https://youtu.be/AVV0OPPpfoQ
I'd the adapter on order and will update anyone interested in this.

App is called realdash
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