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Hey guys, I wanted to share my successful upgrade to an android head unit in my 2015 Santa Fe Limited (with factory infinity stereo). Pictures will be added at a later time.

HW:
1. Uniway AIX459071 IPS display with 2Gb RAM, 32GB storage
(plus expandable options)

2. Uniway Android Auto / Apple Carplay dongle

SW:

1. Highly recommended that anyone installing an Android Head Unit consider purchasing "Car Launcher Pro" from the Google Play store. @ $2.99 CDN, it has every customizable feature I wanted to get things working.

2. The USB Android Auto / Carplay dongle requires software support for the app and firmware of the USB itself. The latest version of "AutoplayBox.apk"
can be found here: Download

Desired Specs:
1. Maintain factory Heat/AC controls with ability to display on head unit.
2. Android Auto / Carplay feature.
3. Maintain factory steering wheel controls.
4. Maintain factory reverse camera.
5. Maintain factory Infinity amplifier and subwoofer.

Shipping: My order arrived in Canada in approximately 7 business day via DHL. Customs fees and tax were ~$95.

Caution: The seller responds quickly to questions, however, be advised that the Aliexpress "price guarantee" is a load of crap. If you're interested in the head unit, I would suggest monitoring the price for a week or so. I've noticed a ~$100 difference in price on a day to day basis. If you ask for a refund in price difference, the seller will direct you to Aliexpress and vice versa. The seller will also threaten to discontinue support, including warranty if you file a dispute with Aliexpress over price guarantee.

Outcome:
1. Install was plug and play. Be careful that the pins do not bend as your plug in the adapters... it happens quite easily!
2. The CANBUS adapter allows the Heat/AC controls to be visible on screen (Yay for the Santa Fe Limited edition owners)
3. Reverse Camera is plug and play (still working on getting the Green/Yellow/Red lines as opposed to Orange.
4. Steering wheel controls were very easy to customize. I use the mute button as a link to the radio app and the mode button for switching back to Android Auto.
5. The factory amplifier and subwoofer work without issue. There is a setting within the EQ to adjust the power to the amplifier as well.
6. Android Auto / Carplay dongle works very well with the latest firmware. My only complaint right now is likely a SW issue or a data transfer issue... when I am using Google Maps for Navigation, if I have Spotify running at the same time, I will see a screen flicker every once in a while when I change songs and the white notification bar pops up to display the new song name. I'm confident this will no longer be a problem with the new Android Auto update coming this summer.

Quality:(Pro's and Con's)
1. The screen quality is great and using the Car Launcher Pro allows me to customize the brightness based on the ambient lighting within the vehicle.
2. Packaging was perfect upon delivery and the wiring supplied was quite self explanatory.
3. The fit/finish after installation was good. The screen fits well with the air vents (they clip right onto the new head unit).
4. My only small complaint would be the fit of the space filling storage slot (no worry if you have the separate display for Heat/AC). It installs easily, but it is not perfectly square with the edges of the dash.
5. Install modification - add a thicker gauge ground wire to the harness(s). After my initial installation I could hear a faint buzzing through the speakers without any additional noise present. The multiple harnesses used during install all splice into the same small gauge ground wire. Adding a thicker gauge wire and grounding it right to the metal frame behind the head unit solved this problem for the most part. I still hear a small amount of buzzing if its dead quiet and the amplifier power control is turned up to max.
6. USB - The head unit comes with an adapter to maintain the OEM USB1.1 control. It also adds 2 additional USB 2.0 from the rear. They are plugged in with a unique harness and converted to USB, therefor it is unable to be upgraded to USB 3.0/3.1. (use one of the rear USB 2.0 for connecting the AA/Carplay dongle for maximum data transfer speed)
7. Boot time: takes 30-40 seconds to boot to the Car Launcher home screen. There is a setting where you can put the head unit on standby for 10min, 30min, 60min, etc, which is extremely helpful if you stop quickly for gas and want it to boot instantly within the preset time frame. (There is no option for indefinite standby like some other units)


Cost:
Total cost for me was somewhere in the range of $600 CDN after shipping and Customs/Tax.

Let me know if you have any questions!
Hoping you're still around to f
Hey guys, I wanted to share my successful upgrade to an android head unit in my 2015 Santa Fe Limited (with factory infinity stereo). Pictures will be added at a later time.

HW:
1. Uniway AIX459071 IPS display with 2Gb RAM, 32GB storage
(plus expandable options)

2. Uniway Android Auto / Apple Carplay dongle

SW:

1. Highly recommended that anyone installing an Android Head Unit consider purchasing "Car Launcher Pro" from the Google Play store. @ $2.99 CDN, it has every customizable feature I wanted to get things working.

2. The USB Android Auto / Carplay dongle requires software support for the app and firmware of the USB itself. The latest version of "AutoplayBox.apk"
can be found here: Download

Desired Specs:
1. Maintain factory Heat/AC controls with ability to display on head unit.
2. Android Auto / Carplay feature.
3. Maintain factory steering wheel controls.
4. Maintain factory reverse camera.
5. Maintain factory Infinity amplifier and subwoofer.

Shipping: My order arrived in Canada in approximately 7 business day via DHL. Customs fees and tax were ~$95.

Caution: The seller responds quickly to questions, however, be advised that the Aliexpress "price guarantee" is a load of crap. If you're interested in the head unit, I would suggest monitoring the price for a week or so. I've noticed a ~$100 difference in price on a day to day basis. If you ask for a refund in price difference, the seller will direct you to Aliexpress and vice versa. The seller will also threaten to discontinue support, including warranty if you file a dispute with Aliexpress over price guarantee.

Outcome:
1. Install was plug and play. Be careful that the pins do not bend as your plug in the adapters... it happens quite easily!
2. The CANBUS adapter allows the Heat/AC controls to be visible on screen (Yay for the Santa Fe Limited edition owners)
3. Reverse Camera is plug and play (still working on getting the Green/Yellow/Red lines as opposed to Orange.
4. Steering wheel controls were very easy to customize. I use the mute button as a link to the radio app and the mode button for switching back to Android Auto.
5. The factory amplifier and subwoofer work without issue. There is a setting within the EQ to adjust the power to the amplifier as well.
6. Android Auto / Carplay dongle works very well with the latest firmware. My only complaint right now is likely a SW issue or a data transfer issue... when I am using Google Maps for Navigation, if I have Spotify running at the same time, I will see a screen flicker every once in a while when I change songs and the white notification bar pops up to display the new song name. I'm confident this will no longer be a problem with the new Android Auto update coming this summer.

Quality:(Pro's and Con's)
1. The screen quality is great and using the Car Launcher Pro allows me to customize the brightness based on the ambient lighting within the vehicle.
2. Packaging was perfect upon delivery and the wiring supplied was quite self explanatory.
3. The fit/finish after installation was good. The screen fits well with the air vents (they clip right onto the new head unit).
4. My only small complaint would be the fit of the space filling storage slot (no worry if you have the separate display for Heat/AC). It installs easily, but it is not perfectly square with the edges of the dash.
5. Install modification - add a thicker gauge ground wire to the harness(s). After my initial installation I could hear a faint buzzing through the speakers without any additional noise present. The multiple harnesses used during install all splice into the same small gauge ground wire. Adding a thicker gauge wire and grounding it right to the metal frame behind the head unit solved this problem for the most part. I still hear a small amount of buzzing if its dead quiet and the amplifier power control is turned up to max.
6. USB - The head unit comes with an adapter to maintain the OEM USB1.1 control. It also adds 2 additional USB 2.0 from the rear. They are plugged in with a unique harness and converted to USB, therefor it is unable to be upgraded to USB 3.0/3.1. (use one of the rear USB 2.0 for connecting the AA/Carplay dongle for maximum data transfer speed)
7. Boot time: takes 30-40 seconds to boot to the Car Launcher home screen. There is a setting where you can put the head unit on standby for 10min, 30min, 60min, etc, which is extremely helpful if you stop quickly for gas and want it to boot instantly within the preset time frame. (There is no option for indefinite standby like some other units)


Cost:
Total cost for me was somewhere in the range of $600 CDN after shipping and Customs/Tax.

Let me know if you have any questions!
Hoping you're still paying attention to this forum. Was your solution truly plug and play? I received a Tesla style vertical unit and it came with two different wire harnesses with no clear indication which should be used. Neither one produced any audio output and not every native cable was accounted for in the new unit. I understand cutting out the CD player plays into that a degree but I had 3 orphaned cables in the end. Thanks!
 

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I like the knobs on OEM factory Ultimate system. Not crazy about losing that along with cd player. Though android auto is really needed, wish there was a way to get without changing to a cheap system.
 

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Hoping you're still paying attention to this forum. Was your solution truly plug and play? I received a Tesla style vertical unit and it came with two different wire harnesses with no clear indication which should be used. Neither one produced any audio output and not every native cable was accounted for in the new unit. I understand cutting out the CD player plays into that a degree but I had 3 orphaned cables in the end. Thanks!
I'm still around, but I'm not using this head unit anymore. You can read an update and see a newly installed upgrade here: Android Head Unit v2.0: Dasaita Max 6 with built in...
 
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