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  1. Smartphone mirroring in pre-May vehicles

    So this thread is primarily about getting Android auto/Apple carplay on pre May 2017 kadjars which currently isn't possible by official or unofficial means. This "news" by Renault doesn't actually seem anything new. More promises about improving after sales support. It seems like they're adding this Renault connect feature to new cars with r-link 2 version 3.x (post May 2017). They also said they *plan* to bring this to older cars via some hardware upgrade. Tbh we all know we don't need any new hardware when cars like the 2016 clio/megane and the 2014 Koleos can run Android auto so it really is just Renault not investing any time in coming up with a software fix. Best hope is still independent developers getting an update or tweak for r-link 2 version 2.x (pre-May)
  2. Smartphone mirroring in pre-May vehicles

    Have you spot any update to these efforts? I've seen some posts on planeterenault forum - one guy attempted to "activate" the CarPlay and AAP but no luck on R-Link 2
  3. Smartphone mirroring in pre-May vehicles

    This you should be able to return if it actually isn't the car model and spec you ordered. Call up dealer they gave you old stock.
  4. Smartphone mirroring in pre-May vehicles

    This is not too bad I think there is considerably more difficulty in getting this enabled on the R-Link 2 as it's a newer system compared to R-link 1 (tighter restrictions maybe). They're both Android based though. I think given some time it will be possible but just depends on if people are willing to bypass Renault and install this mod. It will definitely solve all the woes of using the R-link outdated sat nav maps. Thats why I'm not bothering with the R-link 2.18xxx etc. it's all just minor updates compared to having Android auto.
  5. Smartphone mirroring in pre-May vehicles

    Let me know how the search goes on the Romanian forums - When I asked him last he said he still figuring out a way to enable android auto on the Kadjar R-Link 2 system.
  6. Smartphone mirroring in pre-May vehicles

    He has it enabled on the Kadjar predecessor - Koleos 2014 with R-Link Very impressive - it seems its more difficult on R-Link 2
  7. Smartphone mirroring in pre-May vehicles

    It seems like they managed to get it enabled on french forums here: http://www.forum-auto.com/marques/renault/sujet63364-10605.htm but the Scenic they enabled it on was already R-link 2 ver 3.xx which is just getting around renault intentionally disabling it on those vehicles.
  8. Smartphone mirroring in pre-May vehicles

    What about the SPVR? it seems like its not present in r-link 2 to activate. If you go to update the R-link firmware then maybe it might not be possible to make alterations to the new version 2.18xxx
  9. Smartphone mirroring in pre-May vehicles

    Officially I think there is no hope getting Renault to add this feature. I have also been in touch with servicerenault2017 and his video demonstrations on YouTube are very impressive as he's managed to get android auto on the old megane R-link gen 1 and the Clio 2016 mediaNav system. There is some hope and he said he's currently trying to get it working on kadjars r-link 2.x system when I emailed him last. I just think r-link 2 is a bit more secured so will take time.
  10. Theres no RCA input in kadjar - can see in the post in this forum some guy took pics http://www.foroclub.es/kadjar/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1256&start=580
  11. R link firmware

    So there hasn't been any info on what this "new update" 2.2.18.590 will contain - was looking for any mention of android auto or smartphone mirroring really - I know even with an update the renault nav is going to be sub-par. It will still be good to get an update and see how a full software update looks to explore if any tweaking is possible.
  12. Smartphone mirroring in pre-May vehicles

    Is it possible if you can link me to this french forum post? I might have to pursue this myself
  13. Smartphone mirroring in pre-May vehicles

    This exactly - we've been told that R- link 2 is the latest a greatest from renault only to have an outdated system from the start for some of us.
  14. Smartphone mirroring in pre-May vehicles

    This is why we need to keep up the pressure on them and keep being vocal.
  15. Smartphone mirroring in pre-May vehicles

    Completely agree with you Karl