Forums

Android Auto Crapped Out

Started by Rick C October 11, 2021
I find GPS navigation to be essential in Puerto Rico because of the few street signs.  Both Google maps and Waze had worked with Android Auto to use the Kia car display and speakers, both a big help!  Now it has quit working.  When I plug in the USB cable the car recognizes that, but after a few seconds it says the phone is not responding.  

I've tried everything the web sites suggest, reinstalling Android Auto app on the phone, clearing the cache, restarting the phone, rebooting the car computer, etc.  Nothing works.  

The Android Auto app on the car is grayed out, but I think that's normal when the app is not connected to the phone.   The phone app runs and in fact is a bit of a bitch wanting to take over the phone screen when getting into the car.  I think it sees the bluetooth connection start or something.  At least if I use Gmaps I can get the audio to work through the speakers with Bluetooth.  

Any ideas?   

-- 

Rick C.

- Get 1,000 miles of free Supercharging
- Tesla referral code - https://ts.la/richard11209
In article <5128f206-7e24-4ede-b4ca-aedfd55c26b0n@googlegroups.com>,
Rick C  <gnuarm.deletethisbit@gmail.com> wrote:
>I find GPS navigation to be essential in Puerto Rico because of the few street signs. Both >Google maps and Waze had worked with Android Auto to use the Kia car display and speakers, >both a big help! Now it has quit working. When I plug in the USB cable the car recognizes >that, but after a few seconds it says the phone is not responding. > >I've tried everything the web sites suggest, reinstalling Android Auto app on the phone, >clearing the cache, restarting the phone, rebooting the car computer, etc. Nothing works. > >The Android Auto app on the car is grayed out, but I think that's normal when the app is not >connected to the phone. The phone app runs and in fact is a bit of a bitch wanting to take >over the phone screen when getting into the car. I think it sees the bluetooth connection >start or something. At least if I use Gmaps I can get the audio to work through the speakers >with Bluetooth. > >Any ideas?
From what I hear, you are not alone - there have been numerous complaints about recent Android Auto application upgrades breaking connectivity. The only workaround I've heard of that seems to help, is to chase down the APK for an older version of Android Auto, uninstall the current version, side-load the APK to install the older version, and don't let it upgrade.
On Monday, October 11, 2021 at 3:14:55 PM UTC-4, Dave Platt wrote:
> In article <5128f206-7e24-4ede...@googlegroups.com>, > Rick C <gnuarm.del...@gmail.com> wrote: > >I find GPS navigation to be essential in Puerto Rico because of the few street signs. Both > >Google maps and Waze had worked with Android Auto to use the Kia car display and speakers, > >both a big help! Now it has quit working. When I plug in the USB cable the car recognizes > >that, but after a few seconds it says the phone is not responding. > > > >I've tried everything the web sites suggest, reinstalling Android Auto app on the phone, > >clearing the cache, restarting the phone, rebooting the car computer, etc. Nothing works. > > > >The Android Auto app on the car is grayed out, but I think that's normal when the app is not > >connected to the phone. The phone app runs and in fact is a bit of a bitch wanting to take > >over the phone screen when getting into the car. I think it sees the bluetooth connection > >start or something. At least if I use Gmaps I can get the audio to work through the speakers > >with Bluetooth. > > > >Any ideas? > From what I hear, you are not alone - there have been numerous > complaints about recent Android Auto application upgrades breaking > connectivity. > > The only workaround I've heard of that seems to help, is to chase down > the APK for an older version of Android Auto, uninstall the current > version, side-load the APK to install the older version, and don't let > it upgrade.
Thanks for the reply. It encouraged me to try one more time to find information about this and I fixed it. The app on the phone has a setting that I would swear said something like, "Enable to only charge via USB" and was enabled. This seemed very odd as it was on the page for adding new cars it would connect to. So I disabled the disable of the comms and it didn't work still. But when I returned to that page it now said, "Add new cars to Android Auto" and no mention of USB, still disabled, so I enabled it and AA started working! Maybe I was hallucinating or something. I still have no idea why it stopped working or how that setting was mucked up even though it was enabled before and is also enable now. Do you really think the label changed after I disabled it??? That seems nuts. Maybe I'm the one who is nuts. I've got my mofongo and shrimp and even broccoli (very unusual on the island) and even a beer (not at all unusual here, Medalla). So I'm happy for the evening. Thanks again for the reply. I had searched pretty hard for a solution because the phone by itself is nearly unusable with a small screens down low and too little volume to hear in any real traffic. This will be much safer. :) -- Rick C. + Get 1,000 miles of free Supercharging + Tesla referral code - https://ts.la/richard11209
On Mon, 11 Oct 2021 12:14:25 -0700, dplatt@coop.radagast.org (Dave
Platt) wrote:

>In article <5128f206-7e24-4ede-b4ca-aedfd55c26b0n@googlegroups.com>, >Rick C <gnuarm.deletethisbit@gmail.com> wrote: >>I find GPS navigation to be essential in Puerto Rico because of the few street signs. Both >>Google maps and Waze had worked with Android Auto to use the Kia car display and speakers, >>both a big help! Now it has quit working. When I plug in the USB cable the car recognizes >>that, but after a few seconds it says the phone is not responding. >> >>I've tried everything the web sites suggest, reinstalling Android Auto app on the phone, >>clearing the cache, restarting the phone, rebooting the car computer, etc. Nothing works. >> >>The Android Auto app on the car is grayed out, but I think that's normal when the app is not >>connected to the phone. The phone app runs and in fact is a bit of a bitch wanting to take >>over the phone screen when getting into the car. I think it sees the bluetooth connection >>start or something. At least if I use Gmaps I can get the audio to work through the speakers >>with Bluetooth. >> >>Any ideas? > >From what I hear, you are not alone - there have been numerous >complaints about recent Android Auto application upgrades breaking >connectivity. > >The only workaround I've heard of that seems to help, is to chase down >the APK for an older version of Android Auto, uninstall the current >version, side-load the APK to install the older version, and don't let >it upgrade.
Someday everyone will use an internet enabled hammer that will do failed software upgrades and quit driving nails in the middle of a project. I know people with remote-controlled, web-interfaced fireplaces, window shades, and light switches that don't work any more. -- If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end with doubts, but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties. Francis Bacon
On 10/11/2021 8:30 PM, John Larkin wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Oct 2021 12:14:25 -0700, dplatt@coop.radagast.org (Dave > Platt) wrote: > >> In article <5128f206-7e24-4ede-b4ca-aedfd55c26b0n@googlegroups.com>, >> Rick C <gnuarm.deletethisbit@gmail.com> wrote: >>> I find GPS navigation to be essential in Puerto Rico because of the few street signs. Both >>> Google maps and Waze had worked with Android Auto to use the Kia car display and speakers, >>> both a big help! Now it has quit working. When I plug in the USB cable the car recognizes >>> that, but after a few seconds it says the phone is not responding. >>> >>> I've tried everything the web sites suggest, reinstalling Android Auto app on the phone, >>> clearing the cache, restarting the phone, rebooting the car computer, etc. Nothing works. >>> >>> The Android Auto app on the car is grayed out, but I think that's normal when the app is not >>> connected to the phone. The phone app runs and in fact is a bit of a bitch wanting to take >>> over the phone screen when getting into the car. I think it sees the bluetooth connection >>> start or something. At least if I use Gmaps I can get the audio to work through the speakers >>> with Bluetooth. >>> >>> Any ideas? >> >>From what I hear, you are not alone - there have been numerous >> complaints about recent Android Auto application upgrades breaking >> connectivity. >> >> The only workaround I've heard of that seems to help, is to chase down >> the APK for an older version of Android Auto, uninstall the current >> version, side-load the APK to install the older version, and don't let >> it upgrade. > > Someday everyone will use an internet enabled hammer that will do > failed software upgrades and quit driving nails in the middle of a > project. > > I know people with remote-controlled, web-interfaced fireplaces, > window shades, and light switches that don't work any more. >
Some of the home-automation products have a history of pretty nasty security vulnerabilities: <http://en.hackdig.com/?739.htm>
On Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 11:30:45 AM UTC+11, John Larkin wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Oct 2021 12:14:25 -0700, dpl...@coop.radagast.org (Dave > Platt) wrote: > > >In article <5128f206-7e24-4ede...@googlegroups.com>, > >Rick C <gnuarm.del...@gmail.com> wrote: > >>I find GPS navigation to be essential in Puerto Rico because of the few street signs. Both > >>Google maps and Waze had worked with Android Auto to use the Kia car display and speakers, > >>both a big help! Now it has quit working. When I plug in the USB cable the car recognizes > >>that, but after a few seconds it says the phone is not responding. > >> > >>I've tried everything the web sites suggest, reinstalling Android Auto app on the phone, > >>clearing the cache, restarting the phone, rebooting the car computer, etc. Nothing works. > >> > >>The Android Auto app on the car is grayed out, but I think that's normal when the app is not > >>connected to the phone. The phone app runs and in fact is a bit of a bitch wanting to take > >>over the phone screen when getting into the car. I think it sees the bluetooth connection > >>start or something. At least if I use Gmaps I can get the audio to work through the speakers > >>with Bluetooth. > >> > >>Any ideas? > > > >From what I hear, you are not alone - there have been numerous > >complaints about recent Android Auto application upgrades breaking > >connectivity. > > > >The only workaround I've heard of that seems to help, is to chase down > >the APK for an older version of Android Auto, uninstall the current > >version, side-load the APK to install the older version, and don't let > >it upgrade. > Someday everyone will use an internet enabled hammer that will do > failed software upgrades and quit driving nails in the middle of a > project. > > I know people with remote-controlled, web-interfaced fireplaces, > window shades, and light switches that don't work any more.
Of course he does. Competent people find John Larkin irritating, and manage to cease to be acquaintances. -- Bill Sloman, Sydney