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      02-07-2019, 10:58 AM   #45
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Hi AK:

I got a similar install done in my 2014 X1 and replaced the storage compartment with PX6 Android 8.1 Version 6 Core with 2GB RAM /32GB Storage. Also installed a back up camera. Also installed CarPlay dongle. I am connected to the head units BT and when I attach the cable to the car play dongle , SIRI is not taking any voice commands. Also making calls while using Car Play, I can hear the other person but no one can hear my voice. Also I hear a static sound when someone calls me. Also Music starts and pauses from Iphone? Did you encounter any of these issues? TIA
Hey Beemer,

Sooooo I had this same exact issue myself and came up with an imperfect solution. If I had bluetooth connected to the Avin unit and the CarPlay adapter connected, it would ALWAYS have audio issues for me. I'm not sure if they have a fix for this and their customer support is absolutely horrible. My solution was to disconnect bluetooth from the Avin unit and just take bluetooth calls over the BMW stock system. Let me know if you come up with a better solution.... It would definitely be nice to have SIRI controls working properly! Maybe we need to get an external mic???

Sorry I can't help too much on this one!

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      02-07-2019, 11:04 AM   #46
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This is all great, I've been looking into this as well. I just bought a 2015 x1 without iDrive. This might be a dumb question, but if you don't have iDrive you can't install actual iDrive and all its functionality, right?

So the system you bought came with the screen, backup camera and iDrive console controller? Was it fairly easy to install? Do you recommend doing it?

Thanks!
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Yah, I basically bought just about every optional item along with the screen. There are still a few bugs, which I have mentioned in earlier posts and that I'm sure you can find mentioned on other forums. However, I am happy with the purchase and would do it again. My 2015 X1 also didn't have any of these options and came with the "upgraded" sound system and professional radio (piece of shit radio where bluetooth audio doesn't connect).

As mentioned earlier make sure you go with the hardwired backup camera, the wireless option didn't work too well when I attempted the install and running the cable for the hardwired version was pretty easy.

The install took me two days at about 4 hours per day, so if you have a whole day to burn you can knock it out in that time frame. If you get stuck, feel free to message here or send me a private message. If you are REALLY STUCK I can always help over the phone or text, since AVIN Support is pretty damn horrible!

Good Luck!

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Hey Wes,
Bought basically same system from AliExpress as well and once I finally figured out install (lots of bruised knuckles and patience needed!), I am super happy with CarPay like you. I do have a couple of issues I haven't figured out yet, and wonder if you've experienced same:
• Power to factory audio shuts off after 20 minutes regularly, so I have to turn it on again to power Android. It's got me stymied because one of the two purple wires in the Android wiring harness doesn't have anywhere to plug in, and CAN A, CAN B aren't identified. I haven't been able to get any instructions either
• I haven't figured out how to switch displays either, not seeing NBT EVO ID5 as an option.
I really appreciate any insights you may have since you've installed basically the same system.
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Hey Wes,
Bought basically same system from AliExpress as well and once I finally figured out install (lots of bruised knuckles and patience needed!), I am super happy with CarPay like you. I do have a couple of issues I haven't figured out yet, and wonder if you've experienced same:
Power to factory audio shuts off after 20 minutes regularly, so I have to turn it on again to power Android. It's got me stymied because one of the two purple wires in the Android wiring harness doesn't have anywhere to plug in, and CAN A, CAN B aren't identified. I haven't been able to get any instructions either
I haven't figured out how to switch displays either, not seeing NBT EVO ID5 as an option.
I really appreciate any insights you may have since you've installed basically the same system.
Hmmmmmm...... You might have a bad unit if it keeps powering off while driving. There are some apps that have given me trouble and reboot at time, but I have never had the whole "tablet" or android unit power cycle.

Post up or send me a pic of the CAN A and CAN B connections you are talking about. I might be able to help on those.

Not sure on the display switching.... If need be I can take some photos of my settings, if you think they might help.

Good Luck.

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      02-25-2019, 11:09 AM   #49
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So to clarify it's the factory head unit that keep powering off, not the Android. FWIT, it started acting up after I installed the Android unit. It doesn't power on when I turned the engine on until I press the button even if I've left it on when turning engine off. And then it shuts off again after exactly 20 minutes -and every 20 minutes thereafter. (Android never loses power). I also lost the SWC after I installed the Android unit.
I'll take pix of the CAN A/CAN B connections. And lastly, don't know this all related but I always get the NO SIGNAL screen when I power up before it syncs up with CarPlay. That's not a big deal, just curious though.
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      05-17-2019, 03:51 PM   #50
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Has anyone ordered this wireless Apple Car Play adapter from Avin yet? https://avinusa.com/wireless-apple-c...b-adapter.html

Looking for some reviews if anyone is using this.....
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So to clarify it's the factory head unit that keep powering off, not the Android. FWIT, it started acting up after I installed the Android unit. It doesn't power on when I turned the engine on until I press the button even if I've left it on when turning engine off. And then it shuts off again after exactly 20 minutes -and every 20 minutes thereafter. (Android never loses power). I also lost the SWC after I installed the Android unit.
I'll take pix of the CAN A/CAN B connections. And lastly, don't know this all related but I always get the NO SIGNAL screen when I power up before it syncs up with CarPlay. That's not a big deal, just curious though.
Odd symptoms that I personally never had during my install or after installation. Let me know if you are still having any issues and I can take some screenshots of my administrator setting in the menu... Those setting might be able to help you a bit!
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I recently purchased the Avin unit with idrive controller for my 2015 X1, as well as a carplay dongle separately from amazon. Couple issues i'm having...

First, the Avin idrive controller knob will sometimes get stuck after pressing it. To get it unstuck, I have to turn the knob. Also, the buttons on the controller often don't work on first press. Anyone have these issues? May just be a faulty unit..

Second, when using carplay there is some audio skipping every 15 seconds or so (used both Spotify and apple music app). Anyone know how to fix this?
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I recently purchased the Avin unit with idrive controller for my 2015 X1, as well as a carplay dongle separately from amazon. Couple issues i'm having...

First, the Avin idrive controller knob will sometimes get stuck after pressing it. To get it unstuck, I have to turn the knob. Also, the buttons on the controller often don't work on first press. Anyone have these issues? May just be a faulty unit..

Second, when using carplay there is some audio skipping every 15 seconds or so (used both Spotify and apple music app). Anyone know how to fix this?
Sounds like you may have a faulty controller knob. I haven't had that issue myself. Sometimes I have to hold a button down for a half a second to a second rather than giving ita quick tap, give that a shot and see if it makes a difference.

I bought my Carplay dongle directly from Avin and it can get firmware updates directly from the app. You may have issues with a 3rd party Carplay dongle.... Maybe try either turning off bluetooth or disconnecting bluetooth entirely on your phone to see if that fixes the audio skipping problem though.

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Sounds like you may have a faulty controller knob. I haven't had that issue myself. Sometimes I have to hold a button down for a half a second to a second rather than giving ita quick tap, give that a shot and see if it makes a difference.

I bought my Carplay dongle directly from Avin and it can get firmware updates directly from the app. You may have issues with a 3rd party Carplay dongle.... Maybe try either turning off bluetooth or disconnecting bluetooth entirely on your phone to see if that fixes the audio skipping problem though.

Good Luck!
Thanks for the tips. Holding the button longer definitely helps. Contacted AVIN and they are going to send me a new controller, so that's a plus. Skipping on CarPlay seems less severe (though still present) when turning off bluetooth. Could very well be the 3rd party dongle.

Had a question about your install. When I installed my unit, it was very difficult to remove the AC controls. In the 4x4 canada shop install video I watched, the way they removed the trim piece that holds the external cup holder isn't possible on my 2015 X1. I ended up having to angle the AC unit and yank it out (which was very sketchy and I definitely do not recommend). I didn't break anything (at least I don't think I did...) but would like to avoid doing that again if I ever need to remove the unit. Did you have an easier way of removing the AC controls?
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      06-13-2019, 12:00 PM   #55
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Thanks for the tips. Holding the button longer definitely helps. Contacted AVIN and they are going to send me a new controller, so that's a plus. Skipping on CarPlay seems less severe (though still present) when turning off bluetooth. Could very well be the 3rd party dongle.

Had a question about your install. When I installed my unit, it was very difficult to remove the AC controls. In the 4x4 canada shop install video I watched, the way they removed the trim piece that holds the external cup holder isn't possible on my 2015 X1. I ended up having to angle the AC unit and yank it out (which was very sketchy and I definitely do not recommend). I didn't break anything (at least I don't think I did...) but would like to avoid doing that again if I ever need to remove the unit. Did you have an easier way of removing the AC controls?
big0,

I honestly don't have a better way from what I can remember during my install. I also had a couple times I was nervous about breaking some of the plastic pieces during install/removal, however I none fell apart on me.

Good Luck!

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      06-16-2019, 09:38 AM   #56
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Sharing my experience: 4x4 LCD Screen

Hello Eveyone,

Just want to share my DIY and installation of my LCD Screen.
Please see information below:
X1 2015 E84 XDrive 28I with Nol LCD Screen
Anti Reflection LCD Screen Android 8.1 from 4X4 ca
Accessories: Apple Car Play Built In (No dongle needed)
OBD2 Wifi
USB Extension
Universal Back-up Camera (Free part of package 60$)
Total Spending: $649.92

Installation:
Followed 4X4 Youtube Video for X1
Routed USB Carplay to glove box
2 EXT USB routed to hand breake area
Result:
No Code error ; all running ok with Carplay and voice interface/siri
Issue:
Car Dash Board is showing actual temp in C but unit showing is
Fahrenheit
Note: 4X4CA stated they are checking MCU Version to correct
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Hello Eveyone,

Just want to share my DIY and installation of my LCD Screen.
Please see information below:
X1 2015 E84 XDrive 28I with Nol LCD Screen
Anti Reflection LCD Screen Android 8.1 from 4X4 ca
Accessories: Apple Car Play Built In (No dongle needed)
OBD2 Wifi
USB Extension
Universal Back-up Camera (Free part of package 60$)
Total Spending: $649.92

Installation:
Followed 4X4 Youtube Video for X1
Routed USB Carplay to glove box
2 EXT USB routed to hand breake area
Result:
No Code error ; all running ok with Carplay and voice interface/siri
Issue:
Car Dash Board is showing actual temp in C but unit showing is
Fahrenheit
Note: 4X4CA stated they are checking MCU Version to correct
Pictures:
That looks so good. I want to buy one for the X1 I just bought too. I also wanted to buy from 4x4shop since they have so much more information and support. Would love to hear more thoughts and opinions on the new upgrade.
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Hello Eveyone,

Just want to share my DIY and installation of my LCD Screen.
Please see information below:
X1 2015 E84 XDrive 28I with Nol LCD Screen
Anti Reflection LCD Screen Android 8.1 from 4X4 ca
Accessories: Apple Car Play Built In (No dongle needed)
OBD2 Wifi
USB Extension
Universal Back-up Camera (Free part of package 60$)
Total Spending: $649.92

Installation:
Followed 4X4 Youtube Video for X1
Routed USB Carplay to glove box
2 EXT USB routed to hand breake area
Result:
No Code error ; all running ok with Carplay and voice interface/siri
Issue:
Car Dash Board is showing actual temp in C but unit showing is
Fahrenheit
Note: 4X4CA stated they are checking MCU Version to correct
Pictures:
I got the 4x4 package and installed. It's working but I have a blank screen when I go to car info. I was under impression that I got idrive functionality with this but now not so sure. In the part of the install video, where 4x4 has you move the green fibre optic cable, I didn't have one. Is that where the idrive functions come from? The idrive control doesn't do much except turn on the nav. Also, where is car play? Do I have to download that?
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Hi Mr. Woodhouse,

1st concern: Blank Car Info
If you car is the same as mine,no navigation and no lcd screen ,you will have no information but not totally blank screen.I mean when I click car info,the one that is showing up is a clock screen.Please see pictures below.
2nd concern :Fiber Optic Cable/I drive
Yes,I did followed and transfered the green fiber optic cable from Original Factory Wire Harnerss to 4x4 Harness.
Not sure what is the details of your car model,mine is 2015 x drive 28i without factory navigation/no lcd screen.
My understanding BMW Idrive,with my car without navigation and lcd screen,I dont have the I drive System,the android with the controller knob gives you the navigation system like the "BMW CIC/Idrive".
3rd concern Carplay:
Depending when was your LCD Screen Unit was Purchased to 4x4,just a copuple of months ago the LCD Screen Unit that they are selling now have a direct inerface with apple carplay meaning no dongle required,in the Apps Menu there is an application on mine named Zlink,just need to click then the screen will state "connecting-then connected" then the screen will have the Car Play.Please see picture.

I would recommend reaching to 4x4 directly,there response to me is very good,email and call.

Update on my issue: New MCU Version due to Wrong Unit of Measurement in Cardash Display
->They provided me a new MCU Version,managed to upgrade the system but the issue remain the same.Actual Temperature "Numerical Value is Centigrade" the screen is showing "Fahrenheit".
->They will provide an update mid next week.

thanks,
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Hi Mr. Woodhouse,

1st concern: Blank Car Info
If you car is the same as mine,no navigation and no lcd screen ,you will have no information but not totally blank screen.I mean when I click car info,the one that is showing up is a clock screen.Please see pictures below.
2nd concern :Fiber Optic Cable/I drive
Yes,I did followed and transfered the green fiber optic cable from Original Factory Wire Harnerss to 4x4 Harness.
Not sure what is the details of your car model,mine is 2015 x drive 28i without factory navigation/no lcd screen.
My understanding BMW Idrive,with my car without navigation and lcd screen,I dont have the I drive System,the android with the controller knob gives you the navigation system like the "BMW CIC/Idrive".
3rd concern Carplay:
Depending when was your LCD Screen Unit was Purchased to 4x4,just a copuple of months ago the LCD Screen Unit that they are selling now have a direct inerface with apple carplay meaning no dongle required,in the Apps Menu there is an application on mine named Zlink,just need to click then the screen will state "connecting-then connected" then the screen will have the Car Play.Please see picture.

I would recommend reaching to 4x4 directly,there response to me is very good,email and call.

Update on my issue: New MCU Version due to Wrong Unit of Measurement in Cardash Display
->They provided me a new MCU Version,managed to upgrade the system but the issue remain the same.Actual Temperature "Numerical Value is Centigrade" the screen is showing "Fahrenheit".
->They will provide an update mid next week.

thanks,
Neil
Thanks Niel,
I'll call 4x4 as I'm 3 strikes there. No green wire to transfer in my 2014 non idrive. I purchased a couple weeks ago, Android 9 but no zlink app and its not on the google play store and also just a blank screen whenever I press car info, or media, tel, or radio on the idrive control. Be nice to have the radio on my $1,000 dollar (Canadian)screen
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Do you guys have 1920x720 or 1280x480 resolution screen?
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Do you guys have 1920x720 or 1280x480 resolution screen?
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Thank you. I've been debating spending the $100. I think 1920 may be the right move.
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Thank you. I've been debating spending the $100. I think 1920 may be the right move.
Yeah, I don't have anything to compare it too, but picture is very good though a relatively small screen. Go for it!
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EDIT: From what I understood I only need to connect the red whire from the RCA cable to Camera +12 and I don't need anything else to power the camera. Ground comes from the RCA ground and power from the Camera +12.

Hi,
I just received my headunit (bought from MEKEDE shop on Aliexpress, received in 3 days).

I saw that there's a CAN 1 and CAN 2 connector. One is already connected but the other one is not connected where should I connect it?

I also have a question regarding the back camera
Here's two pics explaining my question

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I've repeatedly sent 4x4 shop messages about their product and they simply don't answer. Red flag? Some bull$hit.
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