Install Guides & Setup
Download/View the Installation & Setup Guides:
1: Turn off “keystroke” sounds
2: Set file path for Nav .exe program (if needed, we usually set this up before we ship)
3: Set radio menu settings to their optimal settings, these will vary by unit and platform.
4: Access the hidden factory settings menu (Radio Settings Menu>System>press the upper right corner of the screen) and do the following:
-Set Radio Region to the appropriate value.
-Change AMP setting to whatever sounds best in your car and gives the most appropriate volume range. DO NOT use the setting “optical” unless you have a MBE-MOST unit. If you are using an aftermarket amp the correct setting is NONE.
-Set up the reverse behavior options based on if you are using a camera if your car has PDC, and if you want sound to mute when using a reverse camera.
-Set the logo setting for your vehicle manufacturer.
If you managed to get your hands on an Android unit, good for you! But for best results the unit needs to be set up properly! Doing the following should give you a good start.
The install varies from the Win CE unit only slightly as the Android units have a USB Wifi antenna that needs to be plugged into the plug labeled GPS USB.
Once your unit is plugged in and running, play around with it for awhile to figure out the basic functionality so the following makes sense….
1: Press the MODE/SRC button to go the source screen, press the settings icon in the lower left (gears). I prefer to uncheck all four options:
Navi Sound….makes it so that android sound comes from all 4 speakers instead just the front (remember that the android part is intended to run the Nav program)
Beep….Self explanatory…..makes that annoying beep go away.
Brake….makes it so you can see video without getting a warning message.
2: Go to the source selection screen again and choose AUX as your source, then take the remote control, hold down the 9 button to bring up the factory settings menu. You will see some settings…..change the radio region to USA and if you have a car with the OEM amp in the trunk (all US spec cars do) you will set the AMP setting to ON/Common. Once you are done setting it just let it sit for a minute and the menu will “time out” or press the “back arrow” if your unit has one.
3: Now to access the android side of the unit you will use the NAVI button, it will toggle back and forth between the radio side of the unit and the android side. Almost every app on the android side has its own volume control that is controlled by the volume icons on the status bar at the top of the screen, if the volume settings for any given app are too high the sound will be be distorted, turn them down to a moderate level for best results.
4: The android part of the unit gets its time settings from the GPS receiver, in the time and date settings you will need to uncheck the “Automatic” time option in order to set your time zone but be sure to recheck “automatic” before you leave this menu so that it will continue to automatically get the time data from the satellites.
5: After you set up a wifi connection between your dynavin and wifi hotspot, I find that it connects most reliably if the hotspot is active when the dynaivn starts up, so I activate the hotspot on my phone as I am walking up to my car. Then when I start the car, the dynavin starts, the android system boots up, scans for wifi, and wifi connects. It takes a couple minutes but it does this fairly reliably. If you start the hotspot after the unit is on the unit may or may not automatically connect. In this case I find that if I toggle the wifi off and back on in android, it will connect after a minute or two. Of course, this is wifi, so your results may vary depending your your wifi source, what works best for me may not work best for you!
Android Firmware Re-installation:
If for any reason you want to re-install the Android OS…. (remember this will wipe out all of your apps and settings) Do not do this unless you know why you are doing it!
Go to dynavins website and download the firmware: http://www.dynavin.com/android.php
Make sure the entire thing downloads….its been my experience that this download often hangs….
Once it is downloaded, “extract all” the downloaded file.
Place the files directly in the root of the SD card that came with your dynavin (this is critical, no other SD card will work for this process)
Place the SD card in the dynavin and turn the unit on. The unit will automatically begin to update. Once it is done updating it will prompt you to remove the SD card and restart the unit. If your unit fails to update and just starts normally, try reformatting the sd card FAT32 and start the process over.
It will take a long time to boot up the first time after installing the firmware (about 4 minutes).
Once you are satisfied that it has updated, delete the firmware files from the SD card so you can continue to use it.