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Tummyshirt162
11-21-2018, 06:01 PM
Hello everyone! First post here of many more to come I hope. I have a 2015 RS5 with MMI. I want to upgrade the factory radio. I would like to get something with wifi connectivity and Apple car play. Is this possible?

Jeremiah_S
11-21-2018, 07:10 PM
Although WiFi isn't specified, these radios from Crutchfield do wireless CarPlay:

https://www.crutchfield.com/g_300/All-Car-Stereos.html?avf=N&pg=1#&nvpair=FFSize|Double-DIN&nvpair=AG_iPod/iPhone%20Control|FFCarPlay_@Wireless@_

Tummyshirt162
11-21-2018, 07:53 PM
Every website I check does not list an RS5 for upgrading

JamesRS5
11-21-2018, 08:34 PM
These are designed to work with Audi interface and have all the features you require

https://rsnav.com

Tummyshirt162
11-21-2018, 08:48 PM
Thank you James. Have you installed this on your RS5? I only found one unit compatible but it says for Android auto. This seems very close to what I am looking for. Just not sure if it is for Apple. I have sent a message to this company to ask them about compatibility.

Ape Factory
11-21-2018, 09:27 PM
If you scroll down in the description, they have an Apple Carplay version as well. The owner is a member here on Audizine too and he responds to questions quickly and seems to have good customer service.

I'm debating getting the 8.8" model but the surround is pictured in silver and the RS5, as you know, is piano black. Not sure if you can get it in that color which means having a body shop paint it. If you could convince one to actually do it for you.

https://rsnav.com/products/audi-8-8-inch-android-6-0-navigation-system-for-a4-b8

ffearless
11-22-2018, 06:30 AM
If you scroll down in the description, they have an Apple Carplay version as well. The owner is a member here on Audizine too and he responds to questions quickly and seems to have good customer service.

I'm debating getting the 8.8" model but the surround is pictured in silver and the RS5, as you know, is piano black. Not sure if you can get it in that color which means having a body shop paint it. If you could convince one to actually do it for you.

https://rsnav.com/products/audi-8-8-inch-android-6-0-navigation-system-for-a4-b8If you install this, I look forward to your review. Some of the older systems had some issues.

Ape Factory
11-22-2018, 06:46 AM
Yes, I've read about some of the buggy units. I figure I'll ask questions about performance issues if and when I purchase it. Electronics change so rapidly, they'll probably have something completely new or upgraded in three months, LOL.

I do know the Carplay mirroring unit they originally sold was pretty buggy. Glad I did not jump on that as a first round adapter/guinea pig.

And it looks like they're no longer making the 7" screen for our cars either.

Tummyshirt162
11-22-2018, 05:51 PM
Thx for the responses guys! How do I get ahold of this guy ape factory?

Tummyshirt162
11-22-2018, 06:00 PM
Thx for the responses guys! How do I get ahold of this OWNER ape factory?

Ape Factory
11-22-2018, 06:55 PM
I can't remember what his user name is but if you just do a search for rsnav on this forum, a few threads should come up and he posts in there. Alternatively, you can go to the FAQ/Info page and there are links there too. Or just use the contact form on the RSNav page.

JamesRS5
11-22-2018, 11:20 PM
I believe his user name is a4android and goes by the name Daniel ?

Ape Factory
11-23-2018, 05:04 AM
I do remember his name being Daniel and a4android sounds about right! Haven't been to one of the RSNav threads in a long long time.

JamesRS5
11-23-2018, 05:29 AM
I was looking at it as an option a little while ago, I actually ordered in an entire package from a company in the UK (Xcarlink) to add mirroring from my phone, I still have it in the box here, their support was beyond terrible, no installation instructions at all, just 2 boxes with some wires and thatís it.

Rsnav really seems a much better product.

Ape Factory
11-23-2018, 07:24 AM
Ouch! That would not be fun although the plugs are probably all specific so it goes together only one way. But still...personally Iím most afraid of taking the console apart. I donít want to induce any creaks or rattles that werenít there before.

JamesRS5
11-23-2018, 09:15 AM
Yeah, inducing rattles is a worry but you can buy some of the felt tape to cover your tracks. The Xcarlink unit wasnít even cables with connectors on the end, they were just simply wire bundles that I had to somehow splice into car harnesses with no instructions. I tried several times to get instructions out of them but their customer support is just not equipped for questions, they couldnít understand what I wanted.

Tummyshirt162
11-23-2018, 12:09 PM
Anyone ever try this? It has usb connectivity but looks pretty simple

http://www.naviplus.com.au/online-store/Apple-CarPlay-for-Audi-A5-8T-3G-MMi-Audio-Integrated-Apple-CarPlay-Retrofit-Kit-p99984925

Ape Factory
11-23-2018, 08:22 PM
I looked at them a while back as well and RSNav was less expensive. I don't know if the Naviplus has the same audio issues as the RSNav unit did but yeah, a simple mirroring device would be great. They make a touch screen version as well.

Tummyshirt162
11-24-2018, 07:08 PM
I went ahead and bought the rsnav unit with a 10.25Ē screen. Iíll let you all know how it goes once I get it. Thanks again for all the help

Bbkg79
11-25-2018, 02:26 AM
I went ahead and bought the rsnav unit with a 10.25Ē screen. Iíll let you all know how it goes once I get it. Thanks again for all the help

Been following your thread. Iíd love to hear your feedback as well. They offer a 10Ē screen as well? I thought it was like 8.8Ē. Thatís going to look amazing.


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RS4 G
11-25-2018, 03:59 AM
Hereís a option as well, if you totally need Apple Car Play this could be a fix.
http://www.naviplus.com.au/online-store/Touch-Apple-CarPlay-for-Audi-A5-8T-with-3G-MMi-Audio-Equipped-from-2009-to-2015-p95933447

You could also do something like this in addition to the above which will totally be bad ass for a B8.5.
https://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/578379-2014-S5-system-upgrade

Ape Factory
11-25-2018, 07:15 AM
Been following your thread. Iíd love to hear your feedback as well. They offer a 10Ē screen as well? I thought it was like 8.8Ē. Thatís going to look amazing.


It sits out in front of the dash, not in the surround like the OEM which is how they're able to get a big screen in there.
https://rsnav.com/products/10-25-android-6-0-navigation-unit-for-audi-a4-s4-a5-s5-q5-sq5-3g-mmi

Bbkg79
11-25-2018, 01:56 PM
It sits out in front of the dash, not in the surround like the OEM which is how they're able to get a big screen in there.
https://rsnav.com/products/10-25-android-6-0-navigation-unit-for-audi-a4-s4-a5-s5-q5-sq5-3g-mmi

Thanks [emoji1474]


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Bbkg79
11-25-2018, 01:59 PM
Hereís a option as well, if you totally need Apple Car Play this could be a fix.
http://www.naviplus.com.au/online-store/Touch-Apple-CarPlay-for-Audi-A5-8T-with-3G-MMi-Audio-Equipped-from-2009-to-2015-p95933447

You could also do something like this in addition to the above which will totally be bad ass for a B8.5.
https://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/578379-2014-S5-system-upgrade

The pics in the second link are broken.


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RS4 G
11-25-2018, 03:55 PM
They open up for me multiple times via AZ

Bbkg79
11-26-2018, 04:15 AM
They open up for me multiple times via AZ

Iím using the iPhone app, maybe thatís why. I used the web view and it worked. Thanks.


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Tummyshirt162
11-27-2018, 06:23 PM
RSNav unit on the way! Something I realized (finally, Iím a little thick headed) is the unit uses android as an operating system. I wrongly assumed it was only compatible android phone systems. NOT TRUE! Really excited to see this thing in action. I will keep you updated here.

Darel
11-28-2018, 01:36 AM
I'm looking forward to a review on this. Did you get the one that fits in the stock hole or the one that sits out in front?

Tummyshirt162
11-30-2018, 10:48 PM
I ordered the one that sits out front. 10.25 inch screen. I say go big or go home. Lol. I also ordered the CarPlay/ Android dongle as an add on. Guess that doesnít come pre installed.

briceportier
12-01-2018, 03:14 AM
I ordered the one that sits out front. 10.25 inch screen. I say go big or go home. Lol. I also ordered the CarPlay/ Android dongle as an add on. Guess that doesnít come pre installed.you'll love it!95612

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Tummyshirt162
12-01-2018, 10:23 PM
Looks great! I put a magnetic charger in my air vent also. How was the installation?

briceportier
12-04-2018, 03:27 PM
Looks great! I put a magnetic charger in my air vent also. How was the installation?Not that bad!

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Darel
12-05-2018, 01:38 AM
OK, just looking this over in more detail now, it appears it's not available for the 2G cars? My '09 is 2G "high" I believe. The options list jumps right from Concert / Symphony "not for 2G call us if you don't know what you have" to the 3G models. Does anyone know if this is available for 2G?

11S5V8
12-15-2018, 10:37 AM
Any update on this? I emailed the company and the dude asked for like my software version and I sent it along with some questions I had and he never responded, going on 72 hours +. Just wondering if you ever got anything done or if anyone can chime in on how like theirs.

briceportier
12-19-2018, 04:06 PM
Any update on this? I emailed the company and the dude asked for like my software version and I sent it along with some questions I had and he never responded, going on 72 hours +. Just wondering if you ever got anything done or if anyone can chime in on how like theirs.To be fair there are residual issues that are getting ironed out progressively but these aside everyone you'll speak will be unsurprisingly enthusiastic...

For now I believe that MMI2G is indeed off the table but it's in fact a matter of demand and it looks that quite a few are asking about it so wouldn't be surprised if it came out sometime in the near future.

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Darel
12-20-2018, 02:59 AM
That's a real shame, because it actually seems like us 2G guys have more to gain from such an upgrade. Not that it's not an improvement to the 3G too, but already 3G is way ahead of 2G.

briceportier
12-20-2018, 06:13 AM
That's a real shame, because it actually seems like us 2G guys have more to gain from such an upgrade. Not that it's not an improvement to the 3G too, but already 3G is way ahead of 2G.2G...uffff I feel your pain... [emoji23]
Anyway, you might just just be lucky very soon... Looks like it's on Daniel's radar for May 2019 [emoji2938]

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Darel
12-20-2018, 06:18 AM
Nice!