The customer service was awesome they really know what they’re talking about. But the only thing is it took us like three hours to figure out how to correctly hook up the back up camera. My only thing is you should create some instructions on how to hook up the back up camera. But overall it works smoothly and looks very crisp. Amaizing product and much care and assist by the seller! very happy!!
Works fine exept oem signal from the car, works fine with oem screen but not with the new screen!
Installation was for moderate experience level. CarPlay works nicely now. Comes up automatically and fast after starting the car. Takes some time to get the settings right, but when it does, it works very nicely. Had some additional questions after installation and they were answered swiftly by helpful Andream.
This carplay is insane , so customizable and sound is awesome . It goes verywell , no instructions is little minus . For you who dont know you must go to AMI aux on mmi then hold nav on steering wheel to acces carplay . For b8.5 (3-4-5 ) must be ( ON )MMI 3G Basic
La pantalla muy fácil de instalar, plug and play, fácil de manejar también.
Es cierto que le falta un poco de brillo para días muy soleados, pero funciona a la perfección y un precio genial.
Ademas el envío a España muy rápido, en 1 semana me llegó
Wanted to replace an Android unit I bought from AvinUSA few months back (1GB RAM/4 core). I never use Android software of car head units,, I bought a CarPlay adapter and downloaded an app called Autokit, but with 1GB RAM the unit kept crashing while streaming music via BT or trying to open maps even in Autokit app which technically uses the GPS from your iPhone. So that unit was pretty much good for BT music outside of Autokit app, nothing else.
Andream unit arrived 6 days after order placement.
Installation was flawless, fine quality of the unit and the iDrive controller, no connection problems so far. I would like to have slightly higher resolution but as long as it keeps working I can compromise for 300$. Sound quality of my stock H&K system drastically improved just by adjusting the EQ of the Andream unit..
Other brands charge x2 this price for sh*tty android units that keep crashing every 20 minutes especially in warm weather.
Would buy again!
Received the module within a couple of days after ordering. Questions asked about the device answered promptly and correctly, even before ordering. Dismantling the old screen was a bit of a hassle since this was my first time doing a task like this. Since there is no manual al all, with help of youtube both removing the old and replacing with the new is doable for a novice. What is not really shown anywhere is how to get the cables from the main unit to the screen, which does work with a electric installation wire for home wiring. Go via the side of the glove compartment. Did the job in 2-2.5 hours. A bit scared whether it all would work, but when pushing in the key, it all started up as it should.
There are a lot of pro's;
The look and feel of my car is facelifted to 10 years younger..!
When igniting, Carplay just starts
Navigation with Apple maps, but also FlitsMeister in the background
Clear screen, shows all carplay apps.
Split screen with navi and music
Long Press menu button switches between traditional BMW system (in my case the simple business version) and the apple carplay system.
The bright and clear 8.8" Touch screen
All Siri functionality via Hey Siri or the speak button on the steering wheel
All steering wheel buttons work
Perfect fit in the place of the original screen
The console button is not really useful in carplay mode, touch screen in the middle of the dashboard is not really a safe "hands free" option. Console button works as usual within the BMW menu.
Glare on the screen is not as much disturbing as I saw from people in other reviews. Still bought an 8.8" anti-glare screen protector (AliExpress) which was a millimeter too large). This may be to blame on the screen protector though. Decided to leave the carplay module as is, I don't see too much glare.
Bulky connection cable
Aux required, could there be a smarter way to do this?
You should set aux to manual in factory settings on the andream module, otherwise it continuesly skips back to the old BMW radio within a couple of seconds. Pincode for factory settings access on my device was 1368.
No installation instructions.
Did not test whether traditional BMW radio sound and carplay navi sound go simultaneously over aux yet, have been playing music from phone directly in combination with navi and works well. You need to tweak the loudness of your sound output in the settings of the andream device.
There are some BMW plugs left unused and an open connection left on the andream device which makes you wonder whether you did the job right. Without connecting this, all seems to work as it should.
4 stars because of the missing instructions, May be a legal thing.
Makes you even more want to drive your car without any purpose or destination.
Hope this helps.
First of all, got system working in Audi q5 build 2010 type 8R
System is fast !!
Took me Some time !!!! Because it didn’t work at once.
At first Looks like it Works like A charm but time Will tell
Had Some problems with the resolution and screen size (displayed screen was way to big)
Tried the solution given by S.L.( Posted here earlier ) And that Worked fine for me.
Note that this dip setting is not mentioned in user manual
Dip setting position is 1,2 off 3,4,5,on 6,7,8 off
Furthermore assist / support via messenger is good andream did try to answer all the questions I had.
Sometimes you have to wait A day of two but that is mainly due to different timezones
For now 5 star
This is great solution, installation took me max 1 hour, easy connection, no extra cable needed. And what is very important support is better than good. Any question answered very fast also seller suggest that I’m ordered wrong type of device and after checking, he were right. So I’m really happy of this purchase. Thank you.
Installation itself is easy, but tips n tricks section with this unit would be nice. Spend HOURS to find out why my AUX is jumping randomly back to FM. There is a setting in Andream unit under Factory section - set AUX mode: Either manual or Automatic (you want manual). That was sorted. Guys - Andream - please, don't be lazy and create a little HDI (How do I) for customers. Superb unit itself :) :) :)
Car: BMW e60 2006 CCC with small screen no navigation. Model with AUX in port, which means I did NOT needed to use actual 3.5mm jack aux in cable (it was wiring into the unit itself).
Decoder does not support Split Screen in Android Auto 7.4 even tought you can choose different sizes, see attached image, the size is fixed by decoder firmware.
Please could you tell me if the box that I bought for me Audi A7-2012 supports split view in Android Auto versión 7.4.
I Attack the software versión installed on my box.
Thanks for your answer.
The product works well and makes a big difference to the car- I have a 2017 RMC A7. Support is responsive and focused on helping (but timezone for this isn't ideal). They sent me replacement power cable and separately a replacement unit under warranty as first one was faulty.
Make sure they give you the right dip codes for the model and version you have. Any problems ask to be connected with tech support. It was very time consuming getting this done. Worth paying someone locally to do it for you if you have the option for this.
all the products tested and purchased in this shop are of good manufacture I am a professional and I only install the products chosen by Andream
Good upgrade todo in an old MMI system, the only problem I face, is the switch configuration, that was not on installation instructions, have to try some configurations that was not on the list to make it happen, if some one face same problem on Audi A4 B8 with MMI 3G Basic, I left on the picture the configuration that work for me.
J’adore le résultat, installation c’était pas du tout facile fallait que je réfère un guide sur YouTube étape par étape
Au final je suis content du résultat
La mejor pantalla posible para este modelo. Es ideal. Funciona perfecto, el audio suena genial y funciona el apple carplay al momento (proyecta las apps en la pantalla). Por inconvenientes y por eso pongo 4 estrellas es que he tenido que cortar algun plástico porque no encajaba correctamente, no ha sido difícil pero lo debo explicarlo. Por lo demás genial, busca algún tutorial dónde desmontan todo, es fácil y en media hora lo tienes hecho. Recomendado, te atienden por mail por cualquier problema y me ha tardado 1 semana y media en llegar.
Everything about this head unit is near perfect. To mention a few of the best upgrades: automatic start up, touch screen, bass boost (on top of the OEM HiFi system bass adjustment), bright display, almost seamlessly working Apple CarPlay, etc. Only downside this far was the lack of installing instructions, though this problem was very quickly solved through customer support.
This is a great product delivering everything it promises. Plug and play installation with excellent support! Can strongly recommend!
Great product, i connect with wifi and it connects fast without any issues when i get in the car.
Installing was pretty straight forward, just put the new cords in the back of the new screen where ever theres an empty slot for it.
First i did not get any sound. The solution was to remove the green/black fiber optic cable from the old quadra socket into the new one.
Very good product. Upgraded a dated MMI! Now have wireless CarPlay. I also added the optional parking cameras. Great!!
To install the CarPlay with the MMI Box was not a big Problem… you need a little bit time 2-3hours… the right tools for the Interieur and a good place for the MMI Box. I installed the MMI Box under the glove box… there is a good place. CarPlay works fine, connected with my iPhone when i start my car. The original Rear Camera works also perfekt and the PDC, all Signals wokrs fine. Also the integrated Mic. works good. You need a little Time for the functions with the iControl but it works perfekt. The sound quality with the AUXIN works good enough for me ! I think for that price it is a good investment to upgrade your „old“ car :-) I hope it works a long time !