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Old 12-04-2018, 10:43 AM
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Default **Android Auto Frustration**----aftermarket HU

so i will begin this rant because i was very upset with my head unit based on what KENWOOD's website and info stated.

I installed the system last weekend including a KENWOOD DMX905s w/android auto

The reason i purchased this (DMX905s) is because i was under the impression that i would NOT need to spend an extra $300.00 on a head unit that COMES WITH NAV because i would be using the nav on my android phone.

Phone: LG V20
Carrier: Verizon USA
Android: 8.0
Headunit: Kenwood DDX9705s Firmware: S_V1_2_0009_1900

here is what i get--

1-access error of USB drive has occurred-----so i bought the ANKER suggested cable......same thing
2-USB device not recognized
3-While the USB cable is plugged into the device, the phone will recognize that something is plugged in, then disconnected every few seconds, then after half a minute, will show that the AA service is running on the notification area, but not running on the phone, and the headunit recognizes that it's charging a phone, but AA isn't accessible.
4-tried to connect through WiFi----device not supported.

so in a round about way, KENWOOD weblink, WAZE, Android auto & the USB are all not working.

so im not left with a car that has no navigation, unable to use the advertized tools that are provided by kenwoods head unit . I basically have a $400.00 BT hea dunit with no NAV that was marketed back in 2010

what should i do?

EDIT*****posted on 3-22-19 for results on how to get the radio to work

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Old 12-04-2018, 06:06 PM
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It is the connection. The Kenwood is just fine. Get someone else's phone to connect, to see if it works.
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Old 12-04-2018, 06:10 PM
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Try this:
After upgrading to 8.0, it doesn't work without doing this:1. Clear cache/data on Android Auto2. Uninstall Android Auto3. Clear cache/data on Google Play Services4. Restart phone5. Reinstall Android Auto6. Plug in V20 via USB (makes rapid clicking noises)
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Old 12-04-2018, 06:11 PM
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Can you elaborate on connection?

My headunit does me no good if it doesnt work on my phone.
Know what i mean?
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Old 12-04-2018, 06:58 PM
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I'm not sure on Kenwood but on my Pioneer I had the issue. In my case it was just that I was using the wrong USB on the HU.
On Pioneer 1 USB is for android the for apple.
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Old 12-04-2018, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by rjwvetttt View Post
I'm not sure on Kenwood but on my Pioneer I had the issue. In my case it was just that I was using the wrong USB on the HU.
On Pioneer 1 USB is for android the for apple.

Kenwood told me the same thing

Tried both cables enterchanged with ever combo of usb c type I habe here (4) and get the same stuff




Here are most recent reactions combined with usb errors

Im lost LOL
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Ugh...that sucks.
I just installed an Alpine iLX-F309 for Apple CarPlay. My car is still down but I hooked up the unit to a battery to test all functionality just to be sure.
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Old 12-05-2018, 10:51 AM
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ya i saw that, pretty sweet man, your car is going to be awesome next spring!!!

i should have known something was up when the 1st headunit that i got from kenwood was completely defective..It wouldnt turn on, power cycle or anything. took it out, sent it back, got this last weekend and installed just to run into another bunch of BS with this connectivity issues


i have 1 more cable on order that is "supposed " to be the fix. after that if AA still doesnt work, ill be only using it as a BT radio and cutting ties with kenwood forever.
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I've always been an Alpine guy, so I saw no need to change LOL
Can't wait toget her back on the road......everything will be differnt from the last time I drove it
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Borrow someone's Galaxy S9 and see what happens.
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Originally Posted by jcgunn View Post
Borrow someone's Galaxy S9 and see what happens.
so far since the the other night ive tested as follows

lg v20
lg v10
HTC m8
Galaxy s7 edge all with the same results-----all phones have the minimun or current android OS that kenwood requires which is android 5 per their manual

i have a buddy bringing over his iPhone this weekend so ill report back after that

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Old 12-11-2018, 11:38 AM
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Weird.. I just put in a Kenwood DMX7704s about a month ago, using Android Auto with a Galaxy S9.. it's been flawless. I use one USB port for a thumb drive with music on it, and the other for my phone.
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Weird.. I just put in a Kenwood DMX7704s about a month ago, using Android Auto with a Galaxy S9.. it's been flawless. I use one USB port for a thumb drive with music on it, and the other for my phone.


i originally ordered a discounted 7704s, but it arrived broken and would not power on. so i sent it back and the dmx905s was the only thing that they had close to it.


ive given up on the thing to be honest. kenwood cant tell me whats wrong, NO one else has the same problem. ive spent another 100 bucks on all of the "its the wrong cable" fixes and even talked to KENWOOD on the phone in the car testing all this stuff out, and they have no fix for it other than to tell me to get a PIXEL phone

i lost the ability to have navigation
dont have android auto, and spent close to 400 bucks on a usb/BT headunit
im a littly salty over it still
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Originally Posted by ~STOLEN~ View Post
i originally ordered a discounted 7704s, but it arrived broken and would not power on. so i sent it back and the dmx905s was the only thing that they had close to it.


ive given up on the thing to be honest. kenwood cant tell me whats wrong, NO one else has the same problem. ive spent another 100 bucks on all of the "its the wrong cable" fixes and even talked to KENWOOD on the phone in the car testing all this stuff out, and they have no fix for it other than to tell me to get a PIXEL phone

i lost the ability to have navigation
dont have android auto, and spent close to 400 bucks on a usb/BT headunit
im a littly salty over it still
Have a look at the Pioneer AVH4200NEX over on Newegg, It's a $700 unit for $350 and it works great. All motorized screen to tilt for sun angles, CD, DVD, SD, apple play, and android, back up cam.
I'm very happy.
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I love my Alpine iLX-207.
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Originally Posted by TheProsecutor View Post
I love my Alpine iLX-207.

My buddy has that head unit....and he was begging me to buy it because its so nice.
but he also uses iphone so either way it was a 50/50 chance of me getting it and ot working woth my phone

I still may disconnect it and buy an alpine with built in NAV
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SO i have an update

plugged in my buddies iPhone 8plus saturday and without a single app installed on the phone pertaining to the radio....it pulled up apple carplay, worked just fine, was able to use the NAV and all the apps inside carplay without any problems at all.


very disappointed that i cant access functions on my radio without an iPhone. Considering it and ANDROID AUTO radio, it sure doesnt seem to show it.
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Originally Posted by ~STOLEN~ View Post
SO i have an update

plugged in my buddies iPhone 8plus saturday and without a single app installed on the phone pertaining to the radio....it pulled up apple carplay, worked just fine, was able to use the NAV and all the apps inside carplay without any problems at all.


very disappointed that i cant access functions on my radio without an iPhone. Considering it and ANDROID AUTO radio, it sure doesnt seem to show it.
You're using the wrong USB on the head unit. 1 is for apple the other for Android.
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Originally Posted by rjwvetttt View Post
You're using the wrong USB on the head unit. 1 is for apple the other for Android.

CORRECT ONE IS BLACK AND ONE IS GREY
I GOT IT

this problem is not a cable issue, we are past that being the problem
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Originally Posted by ~STOLEN~ View Post
CORRECT ONE IS BLACK AND ONE IS GREY
I GOT IT

this problem is not a cable issue, we are past that being the problem
OK so I take it you tried it then.
I'm going to take it that you also have the Android Auto app installed on your phone and know how to use it, along with using the USB cable that came with the phone and not a knock off 3' or less in length.
Is this all correct?
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