Bluetooth!!
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Except the older sofia units, (Which I have 2) were the same way until you rooted them. SO I'm guessing it's more on than software side than hardware. I wonder if adding bluetooth to the usb port would do anything?
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(04-28-2020, 03:53 PM)midd Wrote:  Except the older sofia units, (Which I have 2) were the same way until you rooted them.  SO I'm guessing it's more on than software side than hardware.  I wonder if adding bluetooth to the usb port would do anything?

That's what I'm hoping for and have so far gathered on XDA-developers site. I'm pretty sure some others that have rooted their FYT units were able to get full BT.
Plus I've tried putting a BT usb dongle on the OTG port but it won't work. This also makes me more inclined to believe it's a maimed BT stack they put in.
I've try to reason why these manufacturers do this. I would say it's to try and make it proprietary and force you to buy their accessories like the OBDII but since you can use some other makers OBD readers I can't say it's the reason with 100% certainty.
That puts me back at square one figuring out why. It's stupid for them to keep making them this way because they would increase their business quite a bit from people that don't buy them specifically because they have restricted BT capabilities.
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#13
I was able to solve it!
I have an 8" Single Din Android 8.1 system, Intel Airmont eight-core 1.8GHz SC9853i processor, 4GB RAM 64GB ROM memory car stereo with 1024*600 resolution.
Followed simple instructions (no rooting needed) and I connected my generic chinese media button with Joying.
https://forum.xda-developers.com/android-auto/android-head-units/joying-android-8-1-intel-airmont-eight-t3897206/page162?fbclid=IwAR1jI49jiR_cA1ES2pLjWOkiTC6gxgWYaXjv2d_QcTqfzazj08YKSjMoqf4
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It appears my comments got deleted
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