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Thanks for reply @murix

Have you got the feeling it has reached a quite stable version? I mean with USB connection too. Lots of complaints in the past about sound not working, conflicts with Waze, Bluetooth incoming calls not received.. What's your overall experience?Thank you

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The best way I can describe my android auto experience is I forget it is a hack. Android Auto works every time I start up and I haven become accustomed to it being the default interface. I haven't had any problem as of late. Early on I did have some glitches but in the latest builds I find it is quite stable. I even can charge my phone using the USB port while running. It is slow but it does charge.
 

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Thanks for reply @murix

Have you got the feeling it has reached a quite stable version? I mean with USB connection too. Lots of complaints in the past about sound not working, conflicts with Waze, Bluetooth incoming calls not received.. What's your overall experience?Thank you

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The only real glitch I have now is that when using Google Maps, the navigation will drive "backwards," while Waze will work fine.
 

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Interesting. I did remove my NAV SD card and have no problems, but I didn't correlate the two. Mainly because I didn't think about it.
 
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@murix, do you have a particular pattern for connecting/disconnecting AA at start/end of the trip or any tricks you may suggest?
In my case, waiting the system to boot completely (including audio/phone BT connection and import of all contacts) looks necessary but not sufficient for AA to work as expected. Sometimes I still have unpredictable troubles, e.g. Google Maps suddenly running backwards after receiving a new destination, or Waze losing voice, with Spotify music wavering high and low..
 

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I start the car and let it boot up and then plug in my phone. I set AA to boot automatically once the Bluetooth connection is made and I set the 124 as a trusted connection.

Keep in mind I suspect a big part of my success is that I am using an Essential Phone which is pure stock android with no other funny software layered on top. It is also on the latest Android 9. Everything seems to work better on this phone.
 

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Hmm. Interesting. I might have problems I am just not noticing. The bulk of my use is Waze and Googly Play music. Occasionally I use Google Maps for longer trips because it has better offline mode.

I don't use the radio at all or anything else. I pretty much use voice Google voice commands for everything and I never leave the AA interface.
 

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Hard to tell you apart from the white car profile pictures :)

You guys are blowing my mind with this Android stuff. I haven't been keeping up but I run Ameridan's setup (off his blog). Is it safe fro me to download that latest AIO and enable the android auto ? Or are there steps I'm missing.

I already did the backup and restore feature off Ameridan's blog as well?
 

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Yes, that is exactly what I did. I am running Ameridan's setup including the Wi-Fi backdoor in case of a dealer flash. I then installed the latest update to AA (v1.10) from this link - https://mazdatweaks.com/androidauto/

The direct download is here. http://aa.mazdatweaks.win/

AA has it's own self installer so need to run any other packages. I update to whatever the latest stable version is when it is released. Early versions were buggy, but I think it is pretty solid now.
 
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Yes, that is exactly what I did. I am running Ameridan's setup including the Wi-Fi backdoor in case of a dealer flash. I then installed the latest update to AA (v1.10) from this link - https://mazdatweaks.com/androidauto/

The direct download is here. http://aa.mazdatweaks.win/

AA has it's own self installer so need to run any other packages. I update to whatever the latest stable version is when it is released. Early versions were buggy, but I think it is pretty solid now.
Agree.
To be clear (as I started the thread with a kinda misleading title), currently there is no way to run Android Auto smoothly BY WIFI with previous versions of Android OS, and it's not compatible at all with the latest release (Android 9).
BUT, it does work well BY USB connection. It is advisable to:
1) use a good quality cable
2) pop out the Nav SD card
3) always respect the boot/sync/connect sequence
4) use the fav button to regain audio after shifting from AA to Mazda system, if needed.
The voice commands work very well, finally. Google Maps is reliable and uses real time traffic data. I can listen to music (Spotify, Apple, Google, radio, podcasts), make phone calls, send messages by WhatsApp.
 

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That's fantastic thank you both!
 
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Update for those using Waze in AA, about the issue causing music to fade up and down over and over. The bug has been already reported to Waze developers and they are already working on it.
Meanwhile, I found this interesting post on AA forum:

"The bug is a perpetual overlay Waze notification of distance remaining and upcoming turn on your phone despite running AA. You'll see it if you swipe to unlock the phone. It is the same notification you will see on AA away from Waze screen or as card on AA home screen. This is likely causing the audio to attenuate on/off.

For now, press and hold on the notification to bring up the notification details, toggle Waze Android Auto Notification off and back on. This rids the overlay notification on the phone without disabling Waze notification on AA. You will only have to do this once. This can also be accessed from phone settings>Apps>Waze>Notification>Waze Android Auto Notification> toggle off and back on."
 
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