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Attacking Mid 03-01-2019 11:30 AM

I guess I need to buy one of these Android units, as I can get NO sound out of my OE system (factory NAV, no DSP). All the choices are somewhat overwhelming, but I'm curious what makes you guys excited about this Avin unit vs. (for example), this unit from XTRONS that I'm considering: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...5Z5MU6OM&psc=1

Is the appeal mainly that it's an OE-appearing unit with the latest/greatest specs?

Also, when a long cable is needed to go to the connections in the back, are you guys buying those or just splicing/extending the cables that come with the unit? Seems like they charge a lot for the extra wire.

Thanks,

AM.

mr_robot 03-01-2019 12:54 PM

The Official Anybrand Android Radio setup thread.
 
Yes for me it's mainly the aesthetics of OEM looking as possible.

Not to mention the boot screen logo and splash screen is like the newer BMW Connected Drive like this:

https://youtu.be/tW6AdD06O6s

All other Android units you can change the boot logo but cannot change the 1st splash screen without a custom rom anr image.

As for the wire I bought one from China for $20.

That cost would of been about the same me purchasing the wires and extending it myself plus the cost of the friction tape.

semcoinc 03-01-2019 02:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Attacking Mid (Post 1156329)
I guess I need to buy one of these Android units, as I can get NO sound out of my OE system (factory NAV, no DSP). All the choices are somewhat overwhelming, but I'm curious what makes you guys excited about this Avin unit vs. (for example), this unit from XTRONS that I'm considering: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...5Z5MU6OM&psc=1

Is the appeal mainly that it's an OE-appearing unit with the latest/greatest specs?

Also, when a long cable is needed to go to the connections in the back, are you guys buying those or just splicing/extending the cables that come with the unit? Seems like they charge a lot for the extra wire.

Thanks,

AM.

Many times the head unit supplier supplies the long "Fakra" cable for rear connection in with their offering for free.

Rear connections vary so getting the cable from the head unit supplier would be the best, IMHO.

Also, I suggest a 4GB RAM processor. 2GB can get the job done but just like HP, too much RAM is just enough. :D

Mike

mr_robot 03-01-2019 07:06 PM

Got shipping notification from Avin and thought it was stock in stock in CA but tracking is from DHL coming from China.

Wangwolf 03-03-2019 06:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wangwolf (Post 1156202)
Looks like its ready to be shipped! Over/under on when it will arrive?


https://i.imgur.com/o9HcyQ6.png

Good news, the unit came on Friday (basically 2 day shipping) which is crazy fast from Hong Kong.

Bad news, one button is flipped upside down and can't be turned.
EDIT: the button can be flipped from the front -derp me-

Avin software seems to not have been installed correctly. I just get stock android and the Avin software is just a warning sign.:rolleyes:
EDIT: I need to install the app first -derp me x2-

Currently pretty dissatisfied, but still remaining hopeful that it will come together. Lets hope Avin will provide some support.
EDIT: Avin has great support and responded pretty quick
https://i.imgur.com/FYNbLmS.jpg?1

mr_robot 03-03-2019 06:33 PM

Wow are you serious? That's some shitty QC issue.

Looks like the ROM was not installed correctly therefore getting the <!>

Wangwolf 03-03-2019 06:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mr_robot (Post 1156504)
Wow are you serious? That's some shitty QC issue.

Looks like the ROM was not installed correctly therefore getting the <!>

Okay, I'm an idiot. the last button is a removable cover for the SD car slot so that can be flipped around.

Avin is actually able to respond to my support request. (very quick) so kudos to them.

mr_robot 03-03-2019 06:36 PM

Ok good to hear, mine is supposed to arrive tomorrow.

Wangwolf 03-03-2019 06:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mr_robot (Post 1156506)
Ok good to hear, mine is supposed to arrive tomorrow.

Their support was actually pretty fast and very helpful. I'm surprised they work on the weekends but they said that's when customers need the most help (makes sense).

I'm wrong for being so hasty to post about my woes. Theres a support page that they directed me towards. You need to login with the email you used to purchase the unit. But this support page has a lot of resources on how to set up the unit.

The unit does not come with some features installed, so you need to go to the webpage and install the apps yourself.

mr_robot 03-03-2019 07:18 PM

Yes they have been pretty fast with their responses. So far happy with their CS pre-purchase.

What apps aren't installed?


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