10.2" Horizontal display Android 4.4.2 touch screen radio

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    Thanks Patrick for your experience and help. I'm hoping someone here can further this unit with its few problems. I still really like it and think for the money it does a lot.
     
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    Are you willing to root it? You will be ahead of the game if you do.
     
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    Man I don't have the confidence working with these systems. I was hoping maybe someone else would take the lead this. What all is involved and what's the risk?
     
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    Easiest route is follow the method on the stangatx website in my signature for the Tesla unit. Connect to WiFi, download the Kingroot.apk from the site, run it, let it work it's magic, and you're rooted. Rebooting and screen blips are completely normal during root. If you PM StangATX he can give you the username and password to access the files on the site if you can't get to them.
     
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    If I had the unit I would give it a go as I am in IT...but I don't have it yet (other mods come first, lol). What intrigued me the most about this unit is the RCA out since I have a JL amp and 2-10" subs...also, I wanted to still have mechanical AC controls because on the Kenwood I used to have, AC controls on it were painfully slow.
     
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    #126 jpr1957, Mar 21, 2017
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    At this point I'm happy with the Seicane unit as built.

    I decided to try using my Samsung Android smartphone as a wi-fi hotspot instead of bluetooth. Since I have an account I installed the SiriusXM app so I could have a nice web page to look at showing the artist and song title. It looks and works great. A lot better than when I was sending music from my phone to the Seicane unit via bluetooth. No song title or artist or graphics of any kind that way. I will probably only use the bluetooth for the phone. With the hotspot the internet is always available in the Mustang dash on the big screen.

    I then installed Google maps. Again, using my phone as a wi-fi hotspot it works and looks great. I like it as good or better than the Garmin I have in a Kenwood double din unit. In Google Drive you can switch to satellite view which I don't know of any other system that offers that.

    I just did a 400 mile road trip over the Cascade Mountains to Wenatchee and back with some side trips. I really wanted to try this thing out on the road. I did lose satellite signal going over a lesser traveled pass. I never lost a signal on the interstate. I had music loaded on a USB to play during that time. The Google nav worked fantastic. It was always displaying travel time to my home in a little pop up window.

    I never did get the OBD II unit to work. The set up is pretty simple. I found a web site that said there have been problems with the cheap copies of the ELM 327 bluetooth sending unit that attaches to the OBD port.

    Last night as I was putting the car in the garage and moving the shift lever into reverse I saw a zoomed out normal rear camera view for a moment. I found that when the shifter is just a little bit forward in the R reverse location the camera displays a normal view! I'm not sure what this means but I intend to figure it out. It might have something to do with a switch on the shifter mechanism. Hmmm.....
     
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    YEEESSSSS....keep going [MENTION=28928]jpr1957[/MENTION]! great work brother!
     
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    So there's no way this unit works if I already have the factory 8" screen and silver toggle switches??

    I want to keep the screen size I have now or possibly go bigger but don't know of any other options.

    Everything seems to be 7" screen size...

    Anyone know of other possible options?
     
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    The Tesla Unit.
     
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    What Patrick said...the tesla style would be perfect for you [MENTION=26604]16stangGT[/MENTION]
     
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    I see you're in NC, if you're on the Eastern side, I can show you the Tesla Unit in person.
     
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    Any new news , anybody? Do any of you who have this unit have subs connected to it? If so, is your remote turn for the amp coming of the unit or from somewhere else?
     
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    Turn the wheel all the way to the left and you can get them out. Just pop the clips (There's a boatload of them, including one underneath that you can't see if it's on the ground but you can feel it) and it'll come off easily enough. Had to do the same when routing power for my system install and found a 3/8" extension that must have fallen down when I did my intake/exhaust. It's really not that bad and you definitely don't have to remove the wheel.
     
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    I'm not yet driving the car as spring is being held off by a stubborn winter. Today I messed around loading different wallpaper and the started creating playlists in YouTube. It's so cool having you tube music with video themes playing and it sounds sooooo good! Yes I have used the Seicane pre amp outputs including the sub output to run 6 amplified speakers and 2 10" Rockford Fosgate powered subs. The sound and video effect on screen is really captivating and addictive. I can't believe I have this in my car:headbang: The music experience is truely amazing now with deep bass and really clear mids and highs.
     
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    [MENTION=16819]Roh92cp[/MENTION] bummer about winter....going to hit 89 in central florida this week :tsk:
    So cool about the preamp outs etc...where did you run the amp switched power from? ignition? the Seicane?
     
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