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Tesla Android Now Supports Apple CarPlay for Any Model Tesla [Video]

Tesla Android Now Supports Apple CarPlay for Any Model Tesla [Video]

Posted June 27, 2022 at 3:07pm by iClarified · 4089 views
The Tesla Android project has been updated with numerous improvements including support for Apple CarPlay on any model Tesla.

The update was announced by Michał Gapiński on Twitter.

Tesla Android 2022.25.1 is out on https://tesla-android.gapinski.eu. This is a huge release with a lot new features and bug fixes that allow a 100% functional CarPlay integration for any Tesla!

Here are the release notes which include a move to Android 12.1, DRM video playback, and much more.

Version 2022.25.1
Virtual display
● Performance improvements
Display component has been refactored in order to allow up to 60Hz refresh rate. Tesla Android will now behave normally when loaded in Drive or Reverse. Simplification of video stack improves stability of the Flutter application running in the Tesla Browser.

Audio Output
● Combined audio streams
Audio from Android is routed directly to your Tesla Browser. Playback is allowed even when Drive or Reverse is engaged, meaning that there is no need to pair Tesla Android with your car using Bluetooth(Bluetooth link with the car is only used by your phone for Android Auto or CarPlay). Audio output from Tesla Browser does not pause media playback from Tesla OS or CarPlay. In order to active this feature open Audio Capture app on your Tesla Android after installing the OS. It will automatically launch on each boot later. Audio Capture can be terminated using a button present in the status notification. Not all apps support audio capture, this restriction will be removed in a feature update.

Flutter Frontend
● Stability improvements
Flutter Frontend has been updated in order to improve user experience. Loading times have been improved significantly. All major components of the app now have proper state management and error handling.

Android Platform
● Move to Android 12.1
Tesla Android has been migrated to Android 12.1 from AOSP Master in order to improve stability. Release 2022.25.1 includes Android security updates up to May 5, 2022.

Orientation lock
● All apps launch in landscape
Tesla Android now includes a working orientation lock for third party apps. This feature allows phone apps like Apple Music to launch in landscape.

Google Play Store
● App discoverability
Google Play Store has been replaced with Aurora Store, an Open Source alternative that includes Device Spoofing(emulating Google certification). Google Play Services have been replaced with microG(Open Source Google Apps). FDroid(Open Source App Store that does not rely on Google Play Store) is also included.”,

Video Streaming
● DRM support
Tesla Android now supports DRM video playback. Apps like Netflix function normally in version 2022.25.1.

CarPlay
● Audio/Video improvements
Default resolution of CarPlay is a perfect match for Tesla Android in this release(no content overlapping in audio apps). Navigation sounds also work, however this feature is active only when Tesla Browser is active.

Setup
● Simplified device configuration
Setup process of Tesla Android has been simplified, meaning several steps are no longer needed(obtaining a device identifier for Google Services, switching CarPlay resolution etc).

The first versions of Tesla Android require two Raspberry Pi boards in order to function. That requirement might be dropped in the future.

Check out the video below for more details...


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