Toyota Yaris Cross 2022
If the device is connected to the radio of the yaris cross, using the USB cable, it is seen that it is recognized as an Iphone but the connection is unsuccessful, the connection is attempted several times automatically without success.
If I try to connect it with the bluetooh, I find the carbotics device and if I try the connection an error message is immediately returned.
I believe that there is no solution and I have to ask for a refund of the amount paid, bearing in mind that I had bought 2!
Francesco, please remove the Bluetooth and any other connection to your iPhone in the Toyota head unit (Carbotics can't connect if the iPhone already occupied the connection). Plug in Carbotics USB and switch on power/auxiliary and see/describe what happens.
Bye for now. Fred
Hi Fred, I don't own an iPhone, I have an Android smartphone (p10). I see the word IPhone when I connect the carbotics device via USB cable. Taking a cue from your suggestion, I will delete the registered Bluetooth connection of my android phone with toyota radio. I make this attempt.
Francesco, doesn't matter which phone is connected, any phone can prohibit Carbotics to pair. You didn't buy the "wrong headunit extension" 😉
You'll see the word "CarPlay" because Carbotics uses this protocol to connect to your head unit. When booted up you'll see Android Auto. Your Yaris got all to successfully connect to Carbotics.
Bye for now Fred (GR Yaris owner)
My compliments for the beautiful car.
I posted a video a few hours ago, but it is awaiting moderation to be viewed.
You see what happens when I try to connect the device to my multimedia system, I believe it is a different model than the one that fits the Yaris GR.
Unfortunately I was based on the videos I saw on youtube, where the carbotics was connected to a Yaris (not Cross) and it worked.
I hope for an update, if the anomaly is workable, otherwise I am forced to return the 2 carbotcs I bought.
Francesco, from looking at your video on YouTube I can tell Carbotics works fine. After making sure any other phone connection is removed/stopped please try to restart your head unit (usually done by pressing the volume button for a couple of seconds, may differ with your Yaris Cross) while Carbotics is still connected.
If you have a chance to try your Carbotics in another car (must be able to use wired Apple Carplay) this might help too. Don't give up too early 😉
Bye for now Fred
I have restarted the multimedia system with the carbotics connected, without having any changes.
I also tried a factory reset.
I'm running out of ideas. Please try in another car (probably at your Toyota dealer). Let's hope @Donny will jump in.
Bye for now Fred
I ask you a courtesy, when you wrote that you used carbotics on your pc, starting a USB with Android.
Since I tried it too, but since there was no Android auto, nothing happened after connecting the carbotics to the pc.
The device was recognized, because I could see the word iPhone connected, but besides that nothing else.
I need to understand what version of Android you have installed in the usb and if you have installed Android auto at a later time.
After entering carbotics, did you boot Android auto by itself?
I'm sorry but it's not absolutely clear to me.
What you need:
- Bootable USB stick with any Android system (I recommend Android-x86 9.0-r2)
- Wired CarlinKit adapter (this translates Apple Carplay to Android) - https://de.aliexpress.com/item/32826755246.html?gatewayAdapt=glo2deu
- Program Autokit (software for CarlinKit)
- optional "Easy DPI changer" from Playstore (to adapt screen size)
What you have to do:
- Prepare the USB stick, make it bootable using Rufus, Ventoy or any other similar program
- Install Android-x86 to this USB stick
-reboot your system from USB (in my case F12 shows the boot menu)
- Install and start Autokit to your Android, connect CarlinKit (or similar adapter), then connect Carbotics to this adapter
- after a while (~30-40 seconds) you'll see Carbotics Android
Bye for now Fred
Ok now it's clear, I can't try anyway, because I don't have a Wired carkit to connect to the PC (it doesn't seem appropriate to buy it just for this test).
However, I had the opportunity to use the device on another car of a friend, a Renault Captur and in this case it worked immediately and the connection was also made in a few seconds.
I am perplexed, my Yaris cross is like capturing an Android auto / Carplay Wired and wireless. At this point I have nothing else to do. But is there a technical support of carbotics?
Technical support is available from email@example.com and via @Donny. I'm just a volunteer and I don't have direct contacts to R&D.
A couple of days ago @Donny announced updated firmware, which might solve your problem. So, if you are not in a hurry just wait for the new firmware. Meanwhile contact your Toyota dealer and complain to them about your problem. Your car seems to have a software which is not compatible in a way they made you believe. You know "Toyota - nothing is impossible" 😊.
Good luck and bye for now Fred
Toyota multimedia system software version
Android auto fully functional, using a mobile phone using both Wired and Wireless.
Francesco, your CarDongle depends on USB (wired) connection. Your head unit waits for a bluetooth connection, but CarBotics is not able to work wireless at this time. Solution: While connecting CarDongle switch off the Bluetooth of your head unit and let CarDongle connect by wire.
Most important: Right now your head unit wants to be the boss and refuses to give any of it's "power" to any other component. But CarDongle is designed to be the only control centre of car entertainment. Your head unit and CarDongle are fighting, that's it. If you tell your head unit "to shut up" (switchig off Bluetooth in the head unit) CarDongle will be able to connect using the wired connection. It's all about priority. After that you can establish any connection with CarDongle as the main control centre. Hope this helps.
Bye for now Fred