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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-19-2019, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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No Apps for Clarity?

Has anyone installed any apps on the tablet? How can you do that? I want to install the Chargepoint app for example.
I heard of an option where you end up rooting the tablet, but I don't want to take chances.
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From what I've gathered (searching multiple HondaLink forums) the system did - at one time - have the ability to install certain third-party apps but they had to be in APK format on a thumb drive. In more recent versions of the software the browser and "add applications" functions have been either removed or made vestigial. The general consensus is that, if you want to use apps in your Clarity, use Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.
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From what I've gathered (searching multiple HondaLink forums) the system did - at one time - have the ability to install certain third-party apps but they had to be in APK format on a thumb drive. In more recent versions of the software the browser and "add applications" functions have been either removed or made vestigial. The general consensus is that, if you want to use apps in your Clarity, use Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.
APK is the Android "Application Package" format. It's a zip file with a special loader to perform the installation. The Clarity's console runs Android 4.x.

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I have the Chargepoint APK on the USB drive, the Clarity sees it when I choose to download app, but the "Install" button is disabled. They killed the feature. Sad, could have been a nice touch, to unlock the charger from the screen.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-01-2019, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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I installed the Honda Hack from autohack.org
So far, so good.
I have a hotspot that stays in my car, so as long as it is charged, I have connectivity. The hotspot is connected to a 10000 mAmps battery, so it lasts about 3 days.
I installed the Chargepoint app, and I am able to access it finally.
I noticed some slowdown and the unit takes a little longer to boot, but it is negligible.
Haven't used it for google maps or Waze yet. You can install it on the headunit directly.
Essentially, it becomes an android tablet with full installation privileges. You install the apps straight from the app store. I recommend creating a gmail account just for this, don't share your main account
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