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Hi guys,

I've been booked in to Honda in couple of days to fix the door lock (it doesn't respond to the key) and upgrade the honda connect system.
I asked the service manager about the version available for my car, and was told that the new RC8 will be installed - I asked if he meant RC7 and nope, RC8.


Just curious if anyone has heard anything about the RC8 update?
 

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I see you've found my other post already :p

I went straight from RC4 to RC8, Simply as I fancied trying out the update.
The fixes all work, and the unit is a bit more responsive:- The only issue I've had thus far is when using mirror link, USB Music will be choppy - I imagine the mirrorlink connection is congesting the USB.

Only downside is that you won't be able to install 3rd party apps (yet ;) )
 

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Thanks for the info guys.

It looks like i have rc4 installed at the moment as well and the dealet has notified me that someone modified the core android files on my sat nav which prevented them from updating 4 months ago. I have no idea what the previous owner did lol. It was a car rental company (learnt that after 3 months of ownership...) and it looks like they locked down a lot of features as well... Only realised how many functions are missing after trying out my friends petrol version, same year and spec. Service guys at honda are now trying to bring it back to factory, which hopefully will go smooth ?

If i were to install any apps it would be spotify but i use my phone for that everywhere so its not really an inconvenience. I have Bluetooth on all the time and music just starts playing on its own as soon as the unit connects ?

I was going to ask you for the files but im not brave enough to do the update myself hehe
 

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Thanks for the info guys.

It looks like i have rc4 installed at the moment as well and the dealet has notified me that someone modified the core android files on my sat nav which prevented them from updating 4 months ago. I have no idea what the previous owner did lol. It was a car rental company (learnt that after 3 months of ownership...) and it looks like they locked down a lot of features as well... Only realised how many functions are missing after trying out my friends petrol version, same year and spec. Service guys at honda are now trying to bring it back to factory, which hopefully will go smooth ?

If i were to install any apps it would be spotify but i use my phone for that everywhere so its not really an inconvenience. I have Bluetooth on all the time and music just starts playing on its own as soon as the unit connects ?

I was going to ask you for the files but im not brave enough to do the update myself hehe
All done - updated.
Version is now showing 10.096.00.1123 (Previously showing 09.08C.00.1123) under About in Settings.
Build Nov 29 2017

It does indeed feel more snappy and certainly Bluetooth quality has improved much!
I will give MirrorLink a try at some point, as it does sound like an amazing feature :D
 
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I wonder what changes they had made originally; With the earlier RC versions it was possible to side-load apps, but I'm not sure why they would want to make changes to android modules.
 

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I wonder what changes they had made originally; With the earlier RC versions it was possible to side-load apps, but I'm not sure why they would want to make changes to android modules.
No idea what the previous owner modified. All I know is they did something they shouldn't have...

What works now, and didn't work well or didn't work at all before:
  • MirrorLink works now (Samsung Galaxy S9+)
  • Bluetooth doesn't disconnect, voice + music is clear with no weird noises popping up
  • The entire system is much more responsive - any touches on the nav/music/browser have immediate effect
  • DAB seems to finally connect to all stations (had an issue where it would connect only to a couple of stations)
  • Playing music from USB didn't work at all - works now
  • More wallpapers - previously there was only 2
  • MPG calculation seems to work differently - Always jumped up to 50 - 60 after fillup and stayed there, now it rises from 0 and keeps going up with miles (this one is odd)
  • Finally can change the skin - previously it was always stuck on the simple view one.
 

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  • MPG calculation seems to work differently - Always jumped up to 50 - 60 after fillup and stayed there, now it rises from 0 and keeps going up with miles (this one is odd)
Is that as visible in the I-Mid? Are you sure you're not in avg. Speed mode?
I've got RC8 and that sounds very strange:- In Avg. MPG, It will rise very quickly after filling (As it's a small average) and then go from there, as it always has been.
 

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Is that as visible in the I-Mid? Are you sure you're not in avg. Speed mode?
I've got RC8 and that sounds very strange:- In Avg. MPG, It will rise very quickly after filling (As it's a small average) and then go from there, as it always has been.
Yes - on the i-Mid.
I double checked to be sure, its on Avg. MPG.

I have absolutely no idea what's going on with that - I never seen it go on this way.
This morning drive it went from 3.1MPG to 34MPG (15 miles). Then a very short journey for lunch and upped to 39MPG (Approx 2miles).

I'll check on the drive home and post back what it goes to. The trip for lunch I tried to drive quite aggressively and it still was going up :nerd:
 

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It says Avg. (Fuel Pump Symbol) 59.7 mpg
Went up from 39 to 59 on the trip back home.

Bit curious on what's going on - especially that its rare for me to go above 58mpg ;D
 

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This seems like a silly question so please forgive me, but I've had my 2015 se+ for 2 weeks, the non nav one, and I'm struggling to do anything with it other than bluetooth audio. I would love to get some form of navigation on there so I guess mirrorlink is my only way. My phone is LG G7 on android 8.0, I've no idea what version software I'm running and have no clue how to find it! Any pointers would be appreciated!
 

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I'm guessing you're not a fan of the standard Garmin navigation? :p

Mirrorlink is an option, if you use something like the Sygic mirrorlink app - however the license isn't cheap:- If you update, mirrorlink would most likely work, but personally, I'd say it's probably not the best option?

It may be worth you trying the 3rd party app installation method that I've created a guide for (have a look around this section) - You can load google maps or sygic directly onto the unit, which saves you having to connect your phone.
 

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I'm guessing you're not a fan of the standard Garmin navigation? :p

Mirrorlink is an option, if you use something like the Sygic mirrorlink app - however the license isn't cheap:- If you update, mirrorlink would most likely work, but personally, I'd say it's probably not the best option?

It may be worth you trying the 3rd party app installation method that I've created a guide for (have a look around this section) - You can load google maps or sygic directly onto the unit, which saves you having to connect your phone.
Hi, thanks for replying, it doesn't have navigation on it, but would be happy if I had that! Does mirrorlink work simply by plugging in to the usb in the centre? If so, I have tried it but says no phone connected. If there is a simple step by step guide that doesn't brick my unit I'd be willing to give it a go..once again thanks in advance!
 

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Thanks for this, so I connect to the web in the car (using hot spot) download the Honda download app and add the APK's from the Honda states and open from downloads like any regular APK? What nav options are there?
 

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What nav options are there?
You've got it about right - Just follow the guide along; You may need to do a factory reset first - And don't forget to set the permissions in the Honda permissions app, or you'll have trouble.

For Nav; Anything on CM Droid is fair game - And any other apps that run on android 4.0.4 (Those in CM Droid are at least moderately stable)

Favourites are Waze, Google maps and sygic; You'll need a mobile hotspot to get the best out of them, but the traffic and other live features are often worthwhile.
 

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Thanks, I've got into this now, factory reset Android, downloaded APK of Google maps, set permissions as per kuhrees guide, the maps open but when you put in an address it closes the programme. I tried loading from cmdroid but neither maps or Waze would launch.. Well Waze did but no mapping was visible! Any ideas why maps would close? Thanks again!
 

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I do seem to remember someone else mentioning an issue with maps closing, though I've used it successfully on my own. May be worth trying an older APK if you can get one; If not the old classic - Cleaning application data / caches etc.
 

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I give up! Tried everything, reset, clear cache, but maps just closes when you select navigate.. Tried Waze from cmdroid but that fails to install.. Never mind.. Back to the phone! Thanks all..
 
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