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Old 03-03-2012, 07:39 PM   #601
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by the way,it should be plug to back usb port of the unit .
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:36 PM   #602
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I can't vouch for this unit, but when looking for a facelift business radio fit my pre facelift HK sedan BSW confirmed with me there is no difference with non_HK radios and HK radios. Pre or post
Business class radios. factory nav cars is a whole different ball game.

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Old 03-03-2012, 09:46 PM   #603
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Nice info, thanks a lot. So hopefully when I get my unit next week everything works out!
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:58 AM   #604
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oh,yes,they does't work one weekend.

do you have WCDMA 3G SIM card?

did you plug the SIM card to USB model?

did you setup APN setup?

good luck!
Ok so its definitely a 3G sim card, on the Vodafone network here in the Uk. It works fine in my iPad.

How do I setup the APN?
I've looked around. In android settings> wireless and networks, it errors when searching for networks. I presume this is because the APN isn't set up.

There is a program called HiAPN which I presume is what I need to use, but I can't press anything in it because it says no sim card.

I've bought from eBay a right angle USB connector for the modem. Did you not have trouble fitting it? With the USB modem plugged into the back the unit is far too deep. When I pushed it back it bent the USB connector on the unit, which thankfully still works.

Any ideas where and how I can set the APN under this condition? Android is pretty useless without at least 3G connection, and we all know the wireless doesn't work.

Failing that can you tether your phone via Bluetooth to give Internet access??
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Old 03-04-2012, 03:19 AM   #605
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Does your 3G SIM is WCDMA model?
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:09 AM   #606
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After 30 pages of reading this clone seems ideal for me. However, my current M3 have the factory fitted widescreen sat nav. I think the unit I need to connect to is in the Boot space........I need a 5m cable?

It is good to have a choice of different model I had a few china made DVD head units and I think the gap between the quality is closing very quickly.
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:16 PM   #607
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I know there was a little talk about it...but has anyone actually inquired with Szenco about a group buy?
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:05 PM   #608
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Standard large slot can be found HERE

Smokers large slot can be found HERE
This may be a stupid question, but what's the different between these two? How does one know if they have the smokers package or not? Doesn't everyone have a lighter?
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:30 PM   #609
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:24 PM   #610
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This may be a stupid question, but what's the different between these two? How does one know if they have the smokers package or not? Doesn't everyone have a lighter?
The first link is for cars that have a navigation. The second link is for cars that do not have the navigation.
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:06 AM   #611
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+1 for inquiring on the group buy.
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:24 AM   #612
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Waiting on wireless for android

I contacted the supplier again today and they still don't have wireless working on the Android side. Will hold off until it works unless anyone has?
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:01 PM   #613
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still no luck getting 3G to work. Im not sure if the unit is supposed to recognise the usb stick and acknowledge it is present somehow. If so, it doesn't. Cant set APN as it won't save. Not too happy as the sim card is definitely wcdma
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:27 PM   #614
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Can someone that knows more than me please give me the difference between the andriod platform and the windows platform?
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:41 PM   #615
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Well the windows is just the simple radio, video, audio and gps, where on the android you can downloads apps, surf the internet, just like an android tablet or phone.
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:45 PM   #616
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I personally think anyone who owns any sort of android device will hold out for the android version...I could be wrong, but I'm assuming all of the people buying the WinCe version have never owned an android device. The amount of apps and things you can with Android is pretty incredible.
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:10 PM   #617
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my phone is android and i love it, i got the evo 3d, but im going with the wince because the wifi doesnt work at the moment, and when they fix the wifi ill be buying the android version
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:00 PM   #618
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I personally think anyone who owns any sort of android device will hold out for the android version...I could be wrong, but I'm assuming all of the people buying the WinCe version have never owned an android device. The amount of apps and things you can with Android is pretty incredible.
How many apps would you really be using while driving besides pandora and stuff which you can already stream from your phone to the car.

Umm maybe you tube videos, but that's about it. Wifi, to tether off your phone is kinda cool but what could you do that you can't do from your android phone and stream to the car on Bluetooth.

For the price i think the wince is an awesome deal
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:13 PM   #619
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Google maps, pandora, torque pro, andicar, gasbuddy...i'm sure there's lots of others that would be useful to have right there on your dash. Sure, you can pull them all up on your phone IF you have an android phone, but to me it would be nice to have the convenience of them right there on your dash with a larger screen. Plus with the wifi I'm assuming you can open up a browser and google anything you want!

That's just my opinion...not saying it's right...that's why they make two versions!
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:47 AM   #620
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Received mine today - will hopefully install this weekend! It got here really fast - shipped out from Hong Kong Friday, got to LA Saturday, and was delivered in Seattle Monday.
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