E85 / E86 BMW Z4 – Android tablet integration

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E85 / E86 BMW Z4 – Android tablet integration

Post by sk93 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:02 am

Go with the Sony if you're going "Phablet" route. The Huawei I found to be a tad slow and more limited when it comes to Android updates.
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Post by Gloomakos » Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:42 pm

Hi there I am in the last part of the project I got the arduino board....
Unfortunately I can't see any pictures of the wiringredients steps in the forum. And is the first time I try to use this board. So I would appreciate some help with the wiring.
Thank you in advance for your time.

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Post by js_online » Tue May 23, 2017 10:40 pm

Hi!
Please see my post from Tue May 19, 2015 2:54 am on page #3.
Contains everything you need. You can even see wire colors on photos and pinning on wiring diagram diagram.

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Post by js_online » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:47 am

Sony Xperia ZU AutoBoot on Power

Idea is to turn off phone if not on power and not used for a long time (for example 4hours). Autoboot after ignition is turned on (charger connected).
Turn off functionality can be achieved by Tasker app Timer and Secure Settings Reboot functionality. But powering automatically on requires additional effort.

After spending some time on this task sharing results.
Problem: after connecting power to phone chargemon starts (animation with battery) and is not allowing to complete booting. Booting continues after pressing and holding power button
Expectation Boot completely after charger is connected (ignition is turned on).

I have dualrecovery installed on my phone. I am running ZU-lockeddualrecovery2.8.26-RELEASE.combined. Readmore here.

How to enable autoboot? (do only if you understand fully, this is on your own responsibility)
1. Do backup of /system/bin/dualrecovery.sh (for example copy to SDCard1 - this is external SDCard of phone and rename to dualrecovery.sh.backup). I use SSH Droid app to connect using WinSCP to phone.
2. Copy dualrecovery.sh to computer and edit (in WinSCP or Unix Editor) to comment out by adding # in front of line 483 (# exec /system/bin/chargemon.stock)

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	# Return path variable to default
	export PATH="${_PATH}"

	# Continue booting
	# Disabled for AutoBoot
	# exec /system/bin/chargemon.stock 

fi
3. Save changes and copy file back to SDCard1 (this is external SD Card of phone)
4. Boot in TWRP
5. Mount System: Mount, click System to enable checkbox
6. Open Advanced --> File Manager and copy modified dualrecovery.sh file from SDCard1 to /system/bin/
7. Go to /system/bin/ and apply chmod 755 to dualrecovery.sh (hold long on filename + select CHMOD 755)
8. Unmount System: Mount, click System to remove checkbox
9. Exit TWRP --> Reboot, Power Off
10. Test. Connect charger, phone will boot fully

In case of issues (phone is not booting etc.) enter TWRP. Rename and copy original file back in the same way.

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Post by atticus » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:01 pm

Not to dissimilar to what I did,
Same Sony unit anyway

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Already had NAV so didn't need arduino
:D hi everybody, I read this forum for weeks now...

I want to make the same mod on my Z4 e86. How did you supply the tablet?
Is there a specific cable to buy?
Or a mod to make on the cable from the previous screen?

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Post by markplant » Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:16 pm

I just ran a usb cable in to the screen next to the original loom
3.0 Manual. Sterling Grey. Cream leather Electric an Heated. Professional Navigation/Sony tablet replacement. Storm Werks . an parts waiting to be fitted

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Post by atticus » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:20 pm

Do you think this can work on my mk4 integrated business DVD CD radio? http://www.ebay.fr/itm/AUX-IN-Adapter-L ... 649[i][/i]
:oops: :o
because I don't want to drill a hole to pass an USB cable through the dashboard... :driving:

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Post by atticus » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:52 am

Go with the Sony if you're going "Phablet" route. The Huawei I found to be a tad slow and more limited when it comes to Android updates.
:roll: for your information, for phablet conversion, I will use a Xiaomi mi max2. It offers more ram and a 7.0 android version. XIAOMI is a reliable supplier. Personally, I do prefer Sony but price on second hand market is too high for its specifications.
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Post by McKoval » Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:51 pm

I bought dogee y6 max, but haven't have time to finish the project yet :(
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Post by atticus » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:51 pm

atticus wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:20 pm
Do you think this can work on my mk4 integrated business DVD CD radio?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AUX-IN-Adapte ... 38.l2649[i][/i]
:oops: ITEM #372103672216 :o
because I don't want to drill a hole to pass an USB cable through the dashboard... :driving:
ANYONE CAN HELP ? :|

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Post by atticus » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:43 pm

markplant wrote:
Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:55 pm
Gloomakos wrote:Hi that is a very nice and interesting mod. Does anyone knows which specific tablet can I use for the mode when I am searching for the huawei ascend mate online I'm finding a lot of different models like p8 p9 and I am not sure wich one to order.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Regards :)
There is also a Sony xperia ultra at 6.4 inch will fit
Hi Mark,
where did you find your BMW screenshot that we could see on the Xperia ?
Is it an App or a background image ?
Thanks in advance for your answer ! :thumbsup:

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Post by markplant » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:44 pm

It's a image irrc, I'll see if I can find it
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Post by markplant » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:52 pm

Well that took some finding
This is the link to the drop box with images
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/bge7jqtzacpawot/vgQbzz6hHu#/
An this is the link to the thread on zpost with will help with setting up,
http://e89.zpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1058216
The image you want to start with is the plain one
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Post by atticus » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:01 pm

Thanks Mark! Great help! :thumbsup:

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