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Mylink hack or upgrade

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by Lowy, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. 426Cuda

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    Not sure what you mean Forg? Google maps is fine. But no internet, no worky.
     
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    You can download maps in Google Maps before you leave, so they can work offline if you know the area you will be going to.
     
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    426Cuda SUBLIME!

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    Yeah ok. Does it have full functionality? I rarely use it. But handy to know.
     
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    the "mylink unlock project" is for the windows ce based mylink units found in the trax,barina,colorado (import vehicles).
    while you can unlock the mylink using the development mode you still need a mobile phone that's rooted to make any use of it because you need to modify the mirrorlink app to spoof a certificate for the android launcher and any app you want to mirror.
    I have done this and its laggy and just a pita and a aftermarket unit was a better solution.

    the mylink units in the vf and cruze are a qnx based unit and as far as I know there is no hack for the firmware.
    what people are doing is using the gvif interface between the main unit and the screen and adding another box usually android.
    what they do is convert the hdmi output from android to gvif for the mylink screen to display the android.
    then they ether install a another touch screen over the mylink screen to enable touch functions in both mylink and android or the splice into the original touch panel.
    normally you will have to press and hold a steering wheel button or double tap etc to switch the display from the mylink to the android box.

    I think the main problem is the current retail versions of this is they use cheap android boxes and that's where the problems will come from.
    you can build one of these if you have experience with electronics but for most people they are stuck with the way overpriced options that are normally buggy because of cheap Chinese hardware used to maximize profits.
     
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    if you are really keen you can build a android addon yourself but if you don't have any experience with electronics then I wouldn't attempt it.

    this is mine and I need to move it out of the glovebox lol
    [​IMG]

    the box that does the work of switching the display from mylink to the hdmi is this
    http://indiwork.co.kr/shop/all-interface/hd-link/hd-link-iw03gf-for-chevrolet/

    its for the cruze but the mylink in the vf is very similar, you will also need to make a canbus decoder to catch the steering wheel presses to switch the display or use the toggle switch that comes with the hd link.

    if you want to enable touch functions you will need to splice into the touch panel of the mylink screen and have a converter to convert the touch x / y to usb so the android can pick it up as a hid device.

    you can pretty much use any android box you like, if you want maps use a box that has gps.
    you could also use apple tv or a ps4 or anything that has a hdmi output.

    you can also get the n link nav box that works with hd link for maps, its a bit expensive.
    http://indiwork.co.kr/shop/device/settop-navigation-n-link2/
     
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    I'm very interestrd to see if someone can try putting a ZB mylink in the VF. That would require someone actually buying a ZB though...
     
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    What is "CDs"? :p

    I had a 5(?) stacker in my VE Berlina and in the 5 years I owned it, the stereo played CDs twice. Once to test a CD and another time because my GF wanted to play one she bought. Playing music from my phone made the CD player seem pointless.
     
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    ^ English user guide doesn't exist ... but the image shown and the description looks like you still have to use the 'phone, it's just using the touchscreen in the Commodore as a display & can't use it for feedback.
     
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    yeah it looks like its just adding a hdmi port to the screen
    so while it will display the phone to the screen you wont be able to control the phone from the screen.
    the main function appears to be just adding a reverse camera.

    also its listed as > 2017 which makes me think its for the zb commodore so it will be useless for the vf mylink because they will be a different unit.
    if it was for the vf mylink it should be listed as >2013

    but it could also be more because this is the pdf for the GM1 line and it looks pretty intense
    http://www.connects2downloads.co.uk/adaptiv/files/ADV-GM1-EN.pdf
     
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    I've got some 30+ year old RACQ maps and a 1985 Brisbane referdex that might be more
    use than all of those boxes and spaghetti wiring in you glovebox.;)
     
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    Analogue style ftw.
     
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    Same here loves the Samsung Galaxy S8+
     
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    OK so there are a few things that I should point out...
    Holden released a VF Map Update for all VF with SatNav even S1, was released around same time as the MY17 final production builds. It makes a huge difference to MYLink not only is the Mapping updated with new streets, suburbs & speed limits it has also improved the systems performance overall. Bluetooth connection is instant no delay, less lag between screen touches and just plain and simple better.

    The only other thing I want to say is to all the Apple Iphone users with MYLink... In order to get full functionality from your iPhone through MYLink u need to have your handset (mobile) connected via USB cable (genuine) to the USB port in the center console. This will give u text to voice and quick message replies so MYLink reads the message when u get it rather than have to pull over or come to a stop to read message on display
     
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    ^ Oh OK - so if I actually plug the iPhone in, I can get back the short list of pre-programmed messages so that if I’m driving to pick someone up & they can’t take a ‘phone call then I can send the “be there in 10 minutes” SMS?
     
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    Really? I can do this with blue tooth on my iphone. I can use Siri or the Mylink lady
     
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