Get Netflix for passenger while driving

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jcharouz
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Post by jcharouz » Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:55 pm

Hi!

The Honda e is great with its many screens, but unfortunately, they are very limited by the software. Why shouldn't the passenger watch a movie on the great screen that we have in the Honda e?

Here is my progress so far:

I have managed to get into the diagnostics menu. This is done by pressing and holding- Home button, after 2 second add audio off button and after 5 seconds add brightness button. Hold these down for about 10 seconds and diagnostics menu pops up. Select the bottom option on screen (settings) and then hold home button for about 5 seconds. A beep comes and new menu appears. Here, you can go to vehicle information and toggle DD VSP off. This will allow you to view content over HDMI while driving.

The issue with this solution is that it resets every time you start the car, so for longer trips its ok, but doing it every time is a pain... No Honda forum has any advice on how to fix this setting permanently (or at least i havent found any way.)

Preferred solution:
Install Netflix directly on the system. Since its android, it should work.
Issues: system does not allow to install apps from usb even if you allow it in developer mode
I found the Honda hack, but the Honda e is not supported yet. I contacted the developer, but he hasnt specified, if this is something that he will add.
I have a couple android developer friends but we are unable to get the USB port switched to host, so you can "debug" over USB.

In all the tutorials for Honda hack, there is another hidden menu in the diagnostics menu, that allows you to switch the USB to host. Unfortunately i could not find it. Has anyone had more success? I tried holding all the different buttons but nothing happens.

Alternative solution:
Jailbroken iphone + carbridge
Issues: netflix does not play because of DRM protection

Alternative solution 2:
Rooted android phone- has anyone tried? I dont want to buy an android phone, root it, to just find it doesnt work.. :-)

Surely, im not the only one trying to do this. :-) Maybe if we put our heads together, we can figure it out.

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RAL7004
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Post by RAL7004 » Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:57 pm

If switching "DD VSP" off allows you to view content over HDMI while driving it should be possible to connect and run an Apple TV (alternatively a Google Chromecast or Fire TV stick)...

Or have I misunderstood you?

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Post by milligoon » Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:12 am

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Post by FDAD » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:33 am

jcharouz wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:55 pm
Hi!

The Honda e is great with its many screens, but unfortunately, they are very limited by the software. Why shouldn't the passenger watch a movie on the great screen that we have in the Honda e?

Here is my progress so far:

I have managed to get into the diagnostics menu. This is done by pressing and holding- Home button, after 2 second add audio off button and after 5 seconds add brightness button. Hold these down for about 10 seconds and diagnostics menu pops up. Select the bottom option on screen (settings) and then hold home button for about 5 seconds. A beep comes and new menu appears. Here, you can go to vehicle information and toggle DD VSP off. This will allow you to view content over HDMI while driving.

The issue with this solution is that it resets every time you start the car, so for longer trips its ok, but doing it every time is a pain... No Honda forum has any advice on how to fix this setting permanently (or at least i havent found any way.)

Preferred solution:
Install Netflix directly on the system. Since its android, it should work.
Issues: system does not allow to install apps from usb even if you allow it in developer mode
I found the Honda hack, but the Honda e is not supported yet. I contacted the developer, but he hasnt specified, if this is something that he will add.
I have a couple android developer friends but we are unable to get the USB port switched to host, so you can "debug" over USB.

In all the tutorials for Honda hack, there is another hidden menu in the diagnostics menu, that allows you to switch the USB to host. Unfortunately i could not find it. Has anyone had more success? I tried holding all the different buttons but nothing happens.

Alternative solution:
Jailbroken iphone + carbridge
Issues: netflix does not play because of DRM protection

Alternative solution 2:
Rooted android phone- has anyone tried? I dont want to buy an android phone, root it, to just find it doesnt work.. :-)

Surely, im not the only one trying to do this. :-) Maybe if we put our heads together, we can figure it out.
I'll try this... if... it works.. send me you paypal and i'll buy you a beer. A permanent solution would be great of course.
Honda E advance [Modern Steel Metallic] 8-) [DELIVERED JULY 2020] - 50 000Kms + ✌️🎂

jcharouz
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Post by jcharouz » Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:22 am

RAL7004 wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:57 pm
If switching "DD VSP" off allows you to view content over HDMI while driving it should be possible to connect and run an Apple TV (alternatively a Google Chromecast or Fire TV stick)...

Or have I misunderstood you?
Yes, that is correct, but as i stated, the process to turn it off is quite time consuming, and not practical to do every time you start the car.

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Post by jcharouz » Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:25 am

milligoon wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:12 am
Maybe look at this

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/card ... oming_soon
This seems interesting, but i havent found the price or delivery date anywhere. Anyway, it should be exactly the same thing as a rooted android phone... I think i will look into that next.. Just get a pixel 3a or something similar, root it, and leave it in the car as entertainment unit. :-)

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Post by Reuben80 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:14 pm

jcharouz wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:55 pm
Hi!

The Honda e is great with its many screens, but unfortunately, they are very limited by the software. Why shouldn't the passenger watch a movie on the great screen that we have in the Honda e?

Here is my progress so far:

I have managed to get into the diagnostics menu. This is done by pressing and holding- Home button, after 2 second add audio off button and after 5 seconds add brightness button. Hold these down for about 10 seconds and diagnostics menu pops up. Select the bottom option on screen (settings) and then hold home button for about 5 seconds. A beep comes and new menu appears. Here, you can go to vehicle information and toggle DD VSP off. This will allow you to view content over HDMI while driving.

The issue with this solution is that it resets every time you start the car, so for longer trips its ok, but doing it every time is a pain... No Honda forum has any advice on how to fix this setting permanently (or at least i havent found any way.)

Preferred solution:
Install Netflix directly on the system. Since its android, it should work.
Issues: system does not allow to install apps from usb even if you allow it in developer mode
I found the Honda hack, but the Honda e is not supported yet. I contacted the developer, but he hasnt specified, if this is something that he will add.
I have a couple android developer friends but we are unable to get the USB port switched to host, so you can "debug" over USB.

In all the tutorials for Honda hack, there is another hidden menu in the diagnostics menu, that allows you to switch the USB to host. Unfortunately i could not find it. Has anyone had more success? I tried holding all the different buttons but nothing happens.

Alternative solution:
Jailbroken iphone + carbridge
Issues: netflix does not play because of DRM protection

Alternative solution 2:
Rooted android phone- has anyone tried? I dont want to buy an android phone, root it, to just find it doesnt work.. :-)

Surely, im not the only one trying to do this. :-) Maybe if we put our heads together, we can figure it out.
This Is a great find that I was hoping for. 1 or 2 months ago I also contacted the developer of autohack but he needs the car to work on it and I don't think he is in Europe or Japan. But since we now know the diagnostics menu and developer mode ways we might convince him to work remotley if it is possible. I don't have the car yet but I really want his hack.

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RAL7004
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Post by RAL7004 » Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:54 pm

FDAD wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:33 am
jcharouz wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:55 pm
Hi!

The Honda e is great with its many screens, but unfortunately, they are very limited by the software. Why shouldn't the passenger watch a movie on the great screen that we have in the Honda e?

Here is my progress so far:

I have managed to get into the diagnostics menu. This is done by pressing and holding- Home button, after 2 second add audio off button and after 5 seconds add brightness button. Hold these down for about 10 seconds and diagnostics menu pops up. Select the bottom option on screen (settings) and then hold home button for about 5 seconds. A beep comes and new menu appears. Here, you can go to vehicle information and toggle DD VSP off. This will allow you to view content over HDMI while driving.

The issue with this solution is that it resets every time you start the car, so for longer trips its ok, but doing it every time is a pain... No Honda forum has any advice on how to fix this setting permanently (or at least i havent found any way.)

Preferred solution:
Install Netflix directly on the system. Since its android, it should work.
Issues: system does not allow to install apps from usb even if you allow it in developer mode
I found the Honda hack, but the Honda e is not supported yet. I contacted the developer, but he hasnt specified, if this is something that he will add.
I have a couple android developer friends but we are unable to get the USB port switched to host, so you can "debug" over USB.

In all the tutorials for Honda hack, there is another hidden menu in the diagnostics menu, that allows you to switch the USB to host. Unfortunately i could not find it. Has anyone had more success? I tried holding all the different buttons but nothing happens.

Alternative solution:
Jailbroken iphone + carbridge
Issues: netflix does not play because of DRM protection

Alternative solution 2:
Rooted android phone- has anyone tried? I dont want to buy an android phone, root it, to just find it doesnt work.. :-)

Surely, im not the only one trying to do this. :-) Maybe if we put our heads together, we can figure it out.
I'll try this... if... it works.. send me you paypal and i'll buy you a beer. A permanent solution would be great of course.
@FDAD: Did it work for you? Couldn't find the switch for "DD VSP" – despite within the diagnostics menu....

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Post by FDAD » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:55 pm

RAL7004 wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:54 pm
FDAD wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:33 am
jcharouz wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:55 pm
Hi!

The Honda e is great with its many screens, but unfortunately, they are very limited by the software. Why shouldn't the passenger watch a movie on the great screen that we have in the Honda e?

Here is my progress so far:

I have managed to get into the diagnostics menu. This is done by pressing and holding- Home button, after 2 second add audio off button and after 5 seconds add brightness button. Hold these down for about 10 seconds and diagnostics menu pops up. Select the bottom option on screen (settings) and then hold home button for about 5 seconds. A beep comes and new menu appears. Here, you can go to vehicle information and toggle DD VSP off. This will allow you to view content over HDMI while driving.

The issue with this solution is that it resets every time you start the car, so for longer trips its ok, but doing it every time is a pain... No Honda forum has any advice on how to fix this setting permanently (or at least i havent found any way.)

Preferred solution:
Install Netflix directly on the system. Since its android, it should work.
Issues: system does not allow to install apps from usb even if you allow it in developer mode
I found the Honda hack, but the Honda e is not supported yet. I contacted the developer, but he hasnt specified, if this is something that he will add.
I have a couple android developer friends but we are unable to get the USB port switched to host, so you can "debug" over USB.

In all the tutorials for Honda hack, there is another hidden menu in the diagnostics menu, that allows you to switch the USB to host. Unfortunately i could not find it. Has anyone had more success? I tried holding all the different buttons but nothing happens.

Alternative solution:
Jailbroken iphone + carbridge
Issues: netflix does not play because of DRM protection

Alternative solution 2:
Rooted android phone- has anyone tried? I dont want to buy an android phone, root it, to just find it doesnt work.. :-)

Surely, im not the only one trying to do this. :-) Maybe if we put our heads together, we can figure it out.
I'll try this... if... it works.. send me you paypal and i'll buy you a beer. A permanent solution would be great of course.
@FDAD: Did it work for you? Couldn't find the switch for "DD VSP" – despite within the diagnostics menu....
No...nothing...
Honda E advance [Modern Steel Metallic] 8-) [DELIVERED JULY 2020] - 50 000Kms + ✌️🎂

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Post by jcharouz » Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:48 pm

@FDAD you need to go deeper into another hidden menu, see below:

Select the bottom option on screen (settings) and then hold home button for about 5 seconds. A beep comes and new menu appears. Here, you can go to the "vehicle model information" option and toggle DD VSP off. This will allow you to view content over HDMI while driving.

small update: so i managed netflix working while driving
i tried to buy a chinese HDMI dongle to lightning, but unfortunately, it didnt work. So i bought a genuine apple adapter, went through the steps to disable DD VSP and disconnected carplay from the normal car menu. Then i plug in the hdmi cable, through the dongle to my phone, ran netflix and turned on the HDMI app in the car. Work perfectly.

Only issue is that with every car start, you need to do the DD VSP again.

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