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Old 12-04-2012, 11:06 PM   #101
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Found the info again. You need to modify the vold.fstab file in the /etc/ directory. To do this, you need to have root access and explicitly request read/write access. Even with /etc/ mounted as read/write, the file was still locked read only for me. So once you've saved, verify that your changes actually took before rebooting. One of the best things about the dynavin...if you screw it up, reflash android

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dev_mount sdcard /mnt/sdcard auto /devices/platform/ehci-omap.0/usb2/2-3/2-1.1/

The last bits are determined by which usb port you are accessing from. By plugging and unplugging your USB device, you should be able to figure out which is which. Mine happens to be in the "3" spot on my USB hub.

Also, another major thing to note. The dynavin does not supply adequate power through the USB to power the SSD. So if you are trying to do this, you will need a hard drive enclosure that allows for a 2nd USB port that will ONLY supply supplemental power. This wasn't easy to find, but is critical.

If anyone is attempting this and has any questions, let me know

Edit: sorry for jacking your thread Jeff
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:21 AM   #102
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Hi, I was wondering if its possible to hook up subwoofers and aftermarket speakers and amps to this head unit?
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Dont know what is going on there but every phone is different....just to confirm you are doing it right....go to the bluetooth screen, press the phonebook icon on the bottom of the screen, a keyboard will come up, start to type your contact and the screen should populate with matches.



its bluetooth audio streaming, its not going to display art or track info.
Jeff- I figured out my phonebook issue. Can't explain why but I did a battery pull on the phone when it came back up the D99+ auto connected (which it wasn't doing before) and now my phonebook has appeared. Obviously a phone issue not the Dynavin.


I do have another question. Last night while driving after sundown the screen was extremely bright. I had the Dim setting turned on but the D99 didn't dim when I turned on my headlights. The only way I could dim it was to hold the mute button for a few seconds. Is there no auto dim when the dash lights come on, or am I missing a setting somewhere?

Also as a FYI. My wife drives a 2012 Passat and her OEM radio does display track/ album info from Pandora via Bluetooth.

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Old 12-05-2012, 12:48 PM   #105
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I followed the Instructional video and installed the GPS antenna below the HVAC Ducts right above the head unit on the metal tube support. In my case the reception was horrible. It took at least 5-10 minutes before the system would lock on a satelite signal. I really did not want to mount the antenna on top of the dash in plain sight (That OCD thing again). So I searched for another location and found the perfect spot!

Remove the instrument cluster (two T15 Torx screws) and set it off to the side (you don't even have to disconnect any wires). Behind it you will find a flat tab that is part of the HVAC duct work mounting. I used the left over two sided foam tape from the back up camera gasket to stick the GPS antenna to this tab. Now the system locks on the satelites almost instantly and even gets a strong signal in my garage. Enjoy....
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:21 PM   #106
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I do have another question. Last night while driving after sundown the screen was extremely bright. I had the Dim setting turned on but the D99 didn't dim when I turned on my headlights. The only way I could dim it was to hold the mute button for a few seconds. Is there no auto dim when the dash lights come on, or am I missing a setting somewhere?

Also as a FYI. My wife drives a 2012 Passat and her OEM radio does display track/ album info from Pandora via Bluetooth.
you hold down the MUTE button to dim the screen, the DIM setting controls if the screen turns off or just dims.

I didnt mean that bluetooth as a technology couldnt do track info....I meant the dynaivn was just bluetooth audio streaming and basic track control.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:27 PM   #107
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I didnt mean that bluetooth as a technology couldnt do track info....I meant the dynaivn was just bluetooth audio streaming and basic track control.
Understood, thanks.

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Old 12-06-2012, 09:07 AM   #108
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You guys are killing me! We just went over this at length further up this page.... The DVD drive is different, the PCB board is different, the bluetooth module is different, the main board is different, the touchscreen is different, AND the firmware is different.

Please dont post things like this if you dont know about them, it perpetuates misinformation, remember your posts will still be here months and years from now when you have long forgotten about it.....and ill still be getting emails with questions about the "firmware update that turns a D99 in to a D99+" (that doesnt exist)
Thats not the truth, the mainboard, bluetooth, dvd and gps IS NOT different...the only thing is the Display with the Circuit-Board for dvd and mp3/sd.

In Germany Dynavin changes the Display with Board for about 100Euro is much but its worth! and everything works perfect.

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I have parts on my workbench, some are interchangeable, some are not. I mentioned the ones that are not.....you are technically correct that certain parts can be broken down, boards unsoldered etc...for instance, the mechanical part of the DVD drive is the same but the board its soldered to is different....so you could dissasemble the drive, unsolder the board, solder in a new board....you can take things apart, change parts, solder/unsolder others, and create a D99+ out of a D99 and D99+ parts....but this is not realistic for 99% of people. What you are describing sounds more like creating a hybrid unit, changing the PCB board will give you something that looks like a D99 on the CD/SD/USB part...changing the touchscreen will make it more responsive....but there are other subtleties, software flashing via USB instead of the update port, the extra bluetooth info, the way audio interacts between bluetooth and nav, that are different as well. Saying Dynavin can take a unit apart and convert it is a lot different than a customer being able to flash the software.

My point is simple, The D99+ is MORE than software. Period. If someone wants to take a unit apart and document exactly what it takes to turn a D99 into a D99+ thats fine with me but I dont have time for that. I get countless emails from people wanting to know where "to download the D99+ software" for their D90-D99 units. It doesnt work that way.
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:47 PM   #110
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I have parts on my workbench, some are interchangeable, some are not. I mentioned the ones that are not.....you are technically correct that certain parts can be broken down, boards unsoldered etc...for instance, the mechanical part of the DVD drive is the same but the board its soldered to is different....so you could dissasemble the drive, unsolder the board, solder in a new board....you can take things apart, change parts, solder/unsolder others, and create a D99+ out of a D99 and D99+ parts....but this is not realistic for 99% of people. What you are describing sounds more like creating a hybrid unit, changing the PCB board will give you something that looks like a D99 on the CD/SD/USB part...changing the touchscreen will make it more responsive....but there are other subtleties, software flashing via USB instead of the update port, the extra bluetooth info, the way audio interacts between bluetooth and nav, that are different as well. Saying Dynavin can take a unit apart and convert it is a lot different than a customer being able to flash the software.

My point is simple, The D99+ is MORE than software. Period. If someone wants to take a unit apart and document exactly what it takes to turn a D99 into a D99+ thats fine with me but I dont have time for that. I get countless emails from people wanting to know where "to download the D99+ software" for their D90-D99 units. It doesnt work that way.
I think this was a confusion point for us. It sounded like they released the D99 with a slightly better screen and a firmware update and called it the D99+. But it doesn't sound like that's the case.
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How can we install apps like pandora and Facebook, etc.. I have created a gmail account already and it starts downloading but says unsuccessful every time. Can anyone help me..?
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you dont have to solder anything is just plugandplay and the Mainboard is exactly the same with bluetooth and GPS.

You are right with thats not just an Software update, but you are not right with bluetooth, gps, mainboard and dvd.

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I followed the Instructional video and installed the GPS antenna below the HVAC Ducts right above the head unit on the metal tube support. In my case the reception was horrible. It took at least 5-10 minutes before the system would lock on a satelite signal. I really did not want to mount the antenna on top of the dash in plain sight (That OCD thing again). So I searched for another location and found the perfect spot!

Remove the instrument cluster (two T15 Torx screws) and set it off to the side (you don't even have to disconnect any wires). Behind it you will find a flat tab that is part of the HVAC duct work mounting. I used the left over two sided foam tape from the back up camera gasket to stick the GPS antenna to this tab. Now the system locks on the satelites almost instantly and even gets a strong signal in my garage. Enjoy....
If you have a comfort windscreen/heat-absorbing glazing the place for the GPS antenna underneath the dashboard will result in zero satellite reception. Even placing it on the dashboard is not good enough, obviously.

I'm in the situation right now, looking for alternatives...
BTW, does the GPS antenna really have a SIRF III chip set?

Does anybody already have a solution where to place the antenna in case of comfort glazing?
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Does anybody already have a solution where to place the antenna in case of comfort glazing?
Hi all,

I had the BMW GPS system in my E46, the OEM GPS antenna is located under the rear window shelf.
I'm using it with my Dynavin without problem.

I tested the Dynavin GPS antenna fitted directly on the top of the Dynavin main unit without problem.
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If you have a comfort windscreen/heat-absorbing glazing the place for the GPS antenna underneath the dashboard will result in zero satellite reception. Even placing it on the dashboard is not good enough, obviously.

I'm in the situation right now, looking for alternatives...
BTW, does the GPS antenna really have a SIRF III chip set?

Does anybody already have a solution where to place the antenna in case of comfort glazing?
Run the cable through the filewall into the ABS compartment. Mount the GPS on top of your cabin filter right before the black plastic grill on your hood. I have my SiriusXM antenna here with zero issues.
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Hey Jeff, my wife surprised me with an Android D99+ yesterday. Just wanted to thank you for helping her with the order

All I need now is a Relocation Bracket & Backup Camera
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Hey Jeff, my wife surprise me with an Android D99+ yesterday. Just wanted to thank you for helping her with the order

All I need now is a Relocation Bracket & Backup Camera
Congrats! You are going to love it!
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Jeff, just purchased the Relocation Bracket, please ship them to my work address asap so I can get the installation done this weekend

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No problem, the order is on my desk, ill ship it out this afternoon.
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