Honda Ridgeline Owners Club Forums banner
1 - 20 of 29 Posts

· Registered
Joined
·
636 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
So it looks like the head unit can do some fancy tricks if you can find apps and install 'em.

I don't know how useful the calculator is but it would be neat if I could install waze natively and just run it off the head unit. :nerd:

Anyone have some tips or links with directions?

Tx.
 

· Registered
Silver 2020 RTL-E
Joined
·
116 Posts
The truck has KitKat 4.2.2 iirc
I had a thread about 2 months ago when I first got my RL about this that died because it isn't something a whole lot of RL owners are interested in. Not trying to be an ass about it but I think the average age of ownership for the 2G RL's is probably in the mid 40's to low 50's. I'm sure there is a thread about it on here somewhere. I'm sure someone will post it to my reply to prove me either way, right or wrong.

I'm early 30's and I enjoy the tech they have put in these new trucks but I don't think a whole lot of other owners are interested in adding even more tech to the truck via apps and apk's like ourselves.

Here was the thread and the response I got...
http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/...google-play-store-apk-touch-screen-trims.html
 

· Registered
Joined
·
636 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
PHP:
I had a thread about 2 months ago when I first got my RL about this that died because it isn't something a whole lot of RL owners are interested in. Not trying to be an ass about it but I think the average age of ownership for the 2G RL's is probably in the mid 40's to low 50's. I'm sure there is a thread about it on here somewhere. I'm sure someone will post it to my reply to prove me either way, right or wrong.

I'm early 30's and I enjoy the tech they have put in these new trucks but I don't think a whole lot of other owners are interested in adding even more tech to the truck via apps and apk's like ourselves.

Here was the thread and the response I got...
http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/...google-play-store-apk-touch-screen-trims.html

I'm 51 and enjoy the tech. ;)
 

· Registered
Joined
·
99 Posts
I am patiently waiting for someone to figure out how to either root the head unit, or install other apks . I would like to run Waze or escort radar app to interface with my radar detector.

Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
 

· Registered
Joined
·
17 Posts
There are some threads on the XDA Developers forum discussing this, as far as I know the only access that has been gained is on the European version of the Android head units.

Also just a note that if you could install Waze on it the head unit would need an internet connection for Waze to be able to connect and function. You could tether it to your phone, but it seems like just using Waze via Android Auto would make more sense.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
99 Posts
There are some threads on the XDA Developers forum discussing this, as far as I know the only access that has been gained is on the European version of the Android head units.

Also just a note that if you could install Waze on it the head unit would need an internet connection for Waze to be able to connect and function. You could tether it to your phone, but it seems like just using Waze via Android Auto would make more sense.
Yeah the EU head unit, you can do anything. US head units seem to be locked down. If we could gain root access you could change permissions and install any apk you want. Other navigation apps, video playback, etc. We need root...

Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
 

· Registered
Joined
·
75 Posts
I had a thread about 2 months ago when I first got my RL about this that died because it isn't something a whole lot of RL owners are interested in. Not trying to be an ass about it but I think the average age of ownership for the 2G RL's is probably in the mid 40's to low 50's. I'm sure there is a thread about it on here somewhere. I'm sure someone will post it to my reply to prove me either way, right or wrong.

I'm early 30's and I enjoy the tech they have put in these new trucks but I don't think a whole lot of other owners are interested in adding even more tech to the truck via apps and apk's like ourselves.

Here was the thread and the response I got...
http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/...google-play-store-apk-touch-screen-trims.html

I am way older than you but indeed I want to get access into the Honda API (either some undocumented API that we can access or by buffer overflow), perhaps root it. I have a plan to hook it up to my Raspberry pi and control my RL using my phone for fun (such as snow removal without being inside the car). LOL... Anyways, back to the topic.... I am new to my RL.. I am still playing with it, I just knew several days ago that I can get access to the Honda diagnostic mode as well as developer menu on my touch screen :p
 

· Registered
Silver 2020 RTL-E
Joined
·
116 Posts
I am way older than you but indeed I want to get access into the Honda API (either some undocumented API that we can access or by buffer overflow), perhaps root it. I have a plan to hook it up to my Raspberry pi and control my RL using my phone for fun (such as snow removal without being inside the car). LOL... Anyways, back to the topic.... I am new to my RL.. I am still playing with it, I just knew several days ago that I can get access to the Honda diagnostic mode as well as developer menu on my touch screen :p
I never said ALL of the new owners older than myself did not enjoy the technology. I know there are people who have embraced technology even though they did not grow up with it. But from the very lackluster responses/enthusiasm I got from the thread I started, I got the impression there were very few of us who wanted to root the system and access 90-100% of it rather than the 40% that Honda made available to us.

I also went to the poll for Age of buyers and definite buyers and using averages of the 114 voters I saw at the time, so for 20-30 group I used 25, 30-40 group I used 35, etc. I got an average mean age of 48.9 years. A very conservative calculation but obviously this is for very early adopters and I expect it will level out over the next couple of years.

If you are going to remote your truck for snow removal I need to see video if we ever get root for the truck! :nerd:
 

· Registered
Joined
·
3,839 Posts
Too afraid I would brick the Radio and Controls. Too expensive to play with. I root all my android devices except a $49 Walmart RCA 5" tablet that seems to be root proof.

Wonder what the Ridgelines reset combination is like the power+up volume or power+down volume that most tablets and phones use.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
99 Posts
We need root, sadly I don't have the knowledge. I honestly can't believe that there is nobody working on rooting, the pilot ridgeline and accord all have a clarion manufactured basically the same head unit all running Android 4.2.2.

Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
 

· Registered
Joined
·
75 Posts
I never said ALL of the new owners older than myself did not enjoy the technology. I know there are people who have embraced technology even though they did not grow up with it. But from the very lackluster responses/enthusiasm I got from the thread I started, I got the impression there were very few of us who wanted to root the system and access 90-100% of it rather than the 40% that Honda made available to us.

I also went to the poll for Age of buyers and definite buyers and using averages of the 114 voters I saw at the time, so for 20-30 group I used 25, 30-40 group I used 35, etc. I got an average mean age of 48.9 years. A very conservative calculation but obviously this is for very early adopters and I expect it will level out over the next couple of years.

If you are going to remote your truck for snow removal I need to see video if we ever get root for the truck!

That is a very interesting statistics, thanks for doing the poll! No wonder why I started a thread about Key fob repeater hacking several weeks ago and got some responses only. I think generally people are not into digital security, it is true even for many developers in our I.T. industry. But key fob repeater is a pretty serious concern for me and I started to do some googling on the 2nd day I got my truck (I never had a smart entry key fob before), now your poll explains why. Thank! Yeah... snow removal via phone is a fantasy.. LOL at least it would be good if we can root it, keep me in the loop.
 

· Registered
Silver 2020 RTL-E
Joined
·
116 Posts
That is a very interesting statistics, thanks for doing the poll! No wonder why I started a thread about Key fob repeater hacking several weeks ago and got some responses only. I think generally people are not into digital security, it is true even for many developers in our I.T. industry. But key fob repeater is a pretty serious concern for me and I started to do some googling on the 2nd day I got my truck (I never had a smart entry key fob before), now your poll explains why. Thank! Yeah... snow removal via phone is a fantasy.. LOL at least it would be good if we can root it, keep me in the loop.
To be clear, I did not start the poll on age of buyers. I merely used the data I was able to view on the thread to calculate a very broad and likely outside of even a 90% sigma confidence. The poll starter was CCDAstro and they have made many polls from age, to education level for new G2 buyers.

Don't tempt me with remote controlled trucks and then say its not possible, that's politician talk. :p
 

· Registered
Joined
·
33 Posts
I"m 54 and looking at the G2. I really couldn't give a rat but about connectivity and links and apps. Hi Tech to me is a CD maybe satellite radio. no more.... I don't want to have to carry my kid around to work the radio for me on trips. :(
 
1 - 20 of 29 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top