Anyone know if Android Auto can be retrofitted to the iDrive system in A90 Supra?

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seen a few Chinese systems on Ebay like Naviplus but sadly nothing for Supra just yet...Does anyone know of alternatives?




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https://www.seicane.com/in-dash-car-dvd-gps/car-dvd-player-for-bmw
I have an old 7" one for my 86 from a brand called Ca-Fi. I will be replacing it with either one of these alternatives, but I think I do like Seicane better.
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  • Joying
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  • Dasaita
Of course you have the more expensive ones
  • Pioneer
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I've got quick responses and support from Joying and Seicane. Saw Atoto being sold on Amazon...
 

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https://www.seicane.com/in-dash-car-dvd-gps/car-dvd-player-for-bmw
I have an old 7" one for my 86 from a brand called Ca-Fi. I will be replacing it with either one of these alternatives, but I think I do like Seicane better.
  • Seicane
  • Joying
  • Atoto
  • Dasaita
Of course you have the more expensive ones
  • Pioneer
  • etc..
I've got quick responses and support from Joying and Seicane. Saw Atoto being sold on Amazon...
I'm interested in this as well. Is this a plug and play replacement? Does it allow all over functions to continue?
 
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MMI Prime made by Bimmertech does exactly this, but it's not available for Supra or Z4 yet. They're working on it, but won't be available this year.
 
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I've put in my Supra VIN to check compatibility and it says not compatible
 
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Yeah the info I got was from their email. Apparently the system is not compatible with the 2019-2020 Z4 either, despite being listed. Looks like we'll have to wait a bit for Android Auto.
 

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Bumping this. I want to get a head unit out of a total'd car to do some reverse engineering. Hoping to pay significantly less than MSRP for the part, it can be broken screen, doesn't matter, just needs to boot up still (to any screen at all). My thoughts are:

1. Android Auto is just h264 video + PCM streaming, with touch events over protobuf. One could probably write a client for the current head unit to do this, especially since carplay is supported (so the h264+PCM streaming touch events part is done, just need to implement the protobuf comms).
2. To do this, need to dump firmware of current head unit and reverse engineer how carplay is implemeneted.
3. Need to see if flashing of customized headunit firmware is possible. Might not be. If it isn't, then 4:
4. Find a bug in the USB, bluetooth, 802.11 stack, or communications to other parts of the car that allows you to "jailbreak" your headunit.

Few months project, probably, after I get a head unit torn apart and firmware dumped.
 

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