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I don't know how did he do it, but I would love to know.

In fact I have a strange problem, my car has Carplay already, it shows as an option and it works fine, but it does not show Android Auto as an option (and it does not do anything if I plug an android phone)
 

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Very tempting to drive up to Vegas during Sema Oct 31 to Nov 3, this company will be there.


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I don't know how did he do it, but I would love to know.

In fact I have a strange problem, my car has Carplay already, it shows as an option and it works fine, but it does not show Android Auto as an option (and it does not do anything if I plug an android phone)
1st gen CarPlay (2016 models) head unit does not support Android Auto. Only 2017 or newer models do both.

Depending on the manufacture date of the car, some later 2016 models can be updated to add Android Auto support. In fact, if you check the web site linked to that video above, it also mentioned 2016.6 requirement.
 

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Depending on the manufacture date of the car, some later 2016 models can be updated to add Android Auto support. In fact, if you check the web site linked to that video above, it also mentioned 2016.6 requirement.
Is there a way I can check if mine is compatible or not? how and where?
 

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Best way is through your MB service department, let them run your VIN for compatible equipment. There's a however, however...some dealers are too quick to say yes or no without a real deep dive. Took some sustained effort to get to the real answer on Apple CarPlay retro-fit for my September 2015-built GLA250 without the COMAND system. A firm no, unfortunately. December 2015 was the magic date for CarPlay-capable production, only with the COMAND system (the full Multimedia Package).
 

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I have an March 2016 build GLA250 without COMAND and have been told there's no way to get Android Auto. I had a loaner 2017 without COMAND that did have Android Auto (I don't know what COMAND looks like, the GUI was nearly identical to my 2016). What am I missing from my 2016 that the 2017 has? I haven't been able to get an answer to that.

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Retrofit? anyone done this?

 

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Its getting interesting....hmmm.

 

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This is what I want since I already use Garmin.
 

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I have an March 2016 build GLA250 without COMAND and have been told there's no way to get Android Auto. I had a loaner 2017 without COMAND that did have Android Auto (I don't know what COMAND looks like, the GUI was nearly identical to my 2016). What am I missing from my 2016 that the 2017 has? I haven't been able to get an answer to that.

Thanks,
Jeff
It needs both software support (firmware update) and hardware wiring (if it has no CarPlay feature at all). Just like phone makers don't update all their old phones to latest OS, car makers can choose to not update old head unit as well.
 

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Activate Carplay & Android Auto

Activated my Android Auto & Apple CarPlay today! Super happy!

PM me if you like to know more.








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Tested it on Samsung J7 (SM-J700T) with Android 6.0.1 works!

Here is a screenshot of Android Auto app on my LG Stylo 2 Plus on Android 7.0




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I found an old Verizon Samsung S6 running Android v5.1.1, this works too. Here is the Android Auto command screen.



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