Are looking to upgrade your car stereo to android or replace a factory headunit that has failed?

You have come to the right place if you are interested in a replacement infotainment system that can run Google maps with free sat-navGPSDAB+ radioreversing cameraandroid auto ,OBD diagnosticsTPMS and more, all in the same car head unit. Maybe you are looking for a touch screen car stereo with GPS and bluetooth? The android head units can do that and we have information about which ones are worth looking at and which are the headunits to avoid. Have you heard about the Android auto car stereo and wanted to know if it can run android apps? Our site has information for you about the Android head units for in-car entertainment including; specifications explainedbuying and operating adviceupgrade optionspasswordshead unit apps and wiring installation guides aimed at helping install the various chinese android car stereos available today.

Fastest Android Headunit Processor: UIS7862

The unimaginatively named UIS7862 is the latest and greatest processor used in a large majority of the fastest android headunits. Having 8 high speed cores and access to an impressive 6Gb of RAM will keep the headunits operating smoothly with anything you can throw at it.

The Fastest Android Headunit? in 2020

This headunit is a budget friendly, common format, with a universal fit. Boasting a full 10" screen and a single DIN body but at a very budget friendly price. This has proved itself as a popular choice for owners of the many TVP vans and campers travelling the country. But these very capable android headunits are not limited vans! They are also fit nicely into cars, trucks and even boats.

What is an Android Head unit?

We are often asked 'What is an Android Headunit?' and it is not surprising that people are often confused due to the different systems available

Should I get a universal double din or a custom fit android headunit?

Older vehicles often have a single or double din mounting and the Pumpkin of choice is often fitted to these vehicles as the best choice for a universal android headunit. If you have a double din mounting, you also probably have the standard ISO connectors in the vehicle that match the pumpkin well. More modern vehicles and some manufacturers have been doing their own thing for a long time. Recognise the older Ford headunit? Found in early model C-Max, Mondeo and Focus. It doesn't fit a standard double din but there is a huge choice of custom fit Ford android headunits available giving factory looking finish including the square shape Ford

The Fastest Android HeadUnit?

The faster the better and the PX6 based android headunits are the fastest available. When coupled with 4Gb of RAM, you have a headunit that will respond quickly.

Be wary of faked android headunits

Faked and incorrectly described headunits are common in an ever increasingly crowded market. The 8227L are often Faked and this one has only 1Gb RAM, but sold as 2GB.

Single DIN with a 10″ Display

This Single DIN has a large 10" display in it's 11.7" screen that can easily be orientated to landscape or portrait mode. This gives a you a choice, but the main reason for this screen configuration is its portrait mode. Portrait gives it a tesla look and feel without the addition costs associated with a custom fit tesla style android headunits.

Joying 10.25″ wide Android Headunit

The striking visible feature of this Joying android headunit is it's very wide 10.25" screen. Having a resolution of 1280*480 giving it a novel 8:3 aspect ratio. An advantage of this format in a universal fit is it can integrate with many modern interiors where anything more rectangular can obscure the various controls and vents.

Something a little different?

the minimum RAM requirement of 4Gb and the need for a 'fast processor', all good so far, no one wants a slow android headunit! But the most noted feature request was a portrait mode, 12" screen.

An android head unit car launcher is often an overlooked item. But the car launcher can make a huge difference to the way your android head unit looks and is operated. Bringing your most used buttons to exactly where you want them or to just customise the screen with a logo. A car launcher can help you achieve this. Have a look at our selection of android car launcher screens. There are many examples of the various changes a car launcher can make for your android headunit.

CarWebGuru Launcher

A popular modification is to add the vehicle manufacturer, model and logo to the home screen and these are available in CarWebGuru Launcher to add to the screen, but you don't have to stop there.

Car Launcher Pro

Car Launcher Pro allows you to totally transform the desktop of your android headunit. There are several inbuilt schemes that allow you to install and drive off. But if you wanted to customise any of the pre-installed home screens you have lots of options to do just that.

AGAMA Car Launcher

This is when you discover that the launcher is the home screen, wallpaper, buttons and sometimes the vehicle logo that you see on the android headunit screen. The launcher allows you to see the speed, current track, change volume, select tracks, start the GPS mapping or any app you have on your headunit. Changing your launcher can open up your android headunit to a lot more than is was as standard.

Adding the Citroen logo to your Android Headunit with Agama

Adding the Citroen Logo to an android headunit and customising the colours to match the vehicle dashboard and interior is very easy to do, yet it is also very effective. It really makes your headunit display feel well integrated with your Citroen. The android screen customisations don't stop at colour and logo, there is also a selection of different backgrounds to chose from.

Add Nissan Logo to Android Headunit

Adding the Nissan Logo to an android headunit and customising the colours to match the vehicle dashboard and interior is very easy to do, yet it is also very effective. It really makes your headunit display feel well integrated with your vehicle. The android screen customisations don't stop at colour and logo, but there is a selection of different backgrounds to chose from.

Add Renault logo to an android headunit screen

Adding the Renault Logo to an android headunit and customising the colours to match the vehicle dashboard and interior is very easy to do, yet it is also very effective. It really makes your headunit display feel well integrated with your vehicle and different to the many others. The android screen customisations don't stop at colour and logo, because there is a selection of different backgrounds and colour highlights to chose from.

The Android Car Stereo

Bringing together the touch screen of a phone, the android operating system and a sound system suitable for a car brings us the android car stereo. These devices are also called an Android Head Unit or they are called by the version of the android they are running, for example an android 10 head unit.

PIN CODES for an Android Headunit

Some of the advanced features of an Android Headunit are protected by a PIN Number. There reasoning behind this is to prevent the tinkerer from changing setting that could cause a problem. The problem? The PIN codes are in the manual and you have either thrown it in the recycling by now or there is no pin code in the manual. The PIN codes protect settings, but also protect the factory settings for a reset. The two PINs can be different numbers, so you may even be searching for two PIN codes.

What is a Double DIN android Head Unit?

We are often asked some of the basic questions related to android headunits and we are very happy to answer them. A common question is 'what is a double din android head unit?' We will answer this question and hopefully the answer will help you when making an android headunit purchase.

What is an Android Headunit?

The android headunit can run apps. it doesn't need a phone for the apps. There is no mirroring of the phone screen, there is no need to even bring your phone with you. But things are better when you share your phone data with the android headunit, but it is not necessary.

USB debugging mode on Android Head Unit

You may be prompted to enable USB debugging mode on your android car stereo at time. But is USB debugging mode safe to enable? How do I enable USB debugging on the Android Head unit? Why is USB debugging option missing from android?

Cheap android car stereo

Are you looking for a cheap android car stereo? We have some advice for you regarding the cheap android car stereos and advice to help you decide if a cheap android head unit is what you really want.

Best android car stereo

The best android car stereo would be an android head unit, but which one? and what features would make that the best android car stereo?

What is an Android Auto head unit

An android auto head unit is a car stereo that has a display screen capable of mirroring the display on a mobile phone. The android auto head unit is much like any other car stereo but with the added benefit of the close integration with a mobile phone.

UIS8581 processor

The UIS8581E 8 core processor shares a striking resemblance to the UNISOC SC9863. The two processors share the same ARM Cortex A55 cores, clocked at the same 1.2Ghz/1.6Ghz.

PX3 Processor in Android Head unit

The PX3 SoC Processor was a real step forward in its day. A chip dedicated to powering a car infotainment head unit. The PX3 was made for that job

UNISOC SC9863 Android Headunit Processor

The SC9863 is yet another middle of the road phone processor that has made it's way into the android head units. These mid range phone chips are used in the higher end android headunits.

Snapdragon 662 processor for an Android Headunit

The snapdragon 662 is an Octacore processor. It is made from four Kryo 260 Silver high-efficiency cores with a clock speed of 1.8 GHz Coupled to four high-performance Kryo 260 Gold operating at 2 GHz The Kryo Silver and Gold cores are in the big.LITTLE configuration

RK3188 Processor found in Android Headunits

The RockChip RK3188 SoC is a QuadCore ARM Cortex A9 based processor using the Armv7-A architecture. 4 cores are clocked at around 1.8Ghz and Has a 512KB unified Level 2 Cache

AllWinner T3 p1 Processor for android headunits

The Allwinner T3 processor is a Quad Core processor found in some of the much lower end android head unit. Targeted to run Android 4.4/6.0 system

RK3399 vs PX6

RK3399 processor found in the faster of the android headunits vs the PX6 processor also found in very similar specified android headunits. Usually with 4Gb RAM and 64Gb ROM they are both modern SoC devices ideally suited to running Android.

AC8257 Vs PX6

The PX6 scores around 11500 which is a significant jump over the AC8257 score of 9000. But a score of 9000 is still very respectable compared to the processors that came before it.
ILL Orange wire on an Android Headunit

What is the ILL wire for?

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ISO doesn't cover some of the extra features your android headunit can use if they are provided by the vehicle. The android headunit may have some extra wires and one of these is the orange wire. If you don't connect the ILL wire the headunit will still work but you will be missing one useful feature on an android headunit, so it is well worth tracking down the best place to connect it to.
REV wire on an Android Headunit

What is the REV wire for..

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The ISO system deployed by the universal fit android headunits gives a high degree of flexibility and reduces the need to cut and join wires. This is true from the main speaker and power connections, so these can be plug and play. But one of the main selling points for an android headunit is the reversing camera feature. A rear mounted camera and feed the video signal to the android headunit to help hen backing up a vehicle.
KEY1 KEY2 GND on android head unit

What are KEY1 KEY2 and KEY-GND for on an Android Headunit?

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KEY1 and KEY2 wires are often found on an Android Headunit loom with little or no explanation of where to connect them to or what they are for. Do you need to connect KEY1&KEY2? Will the android headunit work if you don't connect KEY1 or KEY2 wires?
CVBS in 1

What is ‘CVBS in 1’ the yellow RCA for?

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CVBS IN is a video input (incoming to the android headunit). You can use this input to display video from say an old games console or AHD type analogue camera on the screen of the android headunit. CVBS is a very common and highly universal video connector. Although very well supported it had been replaced by HDMI leads for HD video.
USB 6pin connector Vs 4 pin connector

USB lead has a 6 pin plug

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The 6 pin connector on the USB lead only uses 5 of those pins and does everything the 4 pin connector does. Plus: The extra connection in the 6 way plug allows for USB OTG (USB on-the-go) which allows the headunit to also connect to storage devices, mice, keyboards and digital cameras.
DAB aerial connectors

Choosing the right DAB+ aerial

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The quality of the received DAB+ signal can be greatly increased by fitting a better quality aerial and where possible, site it on the roof. Roof mounting an upgraded aerial is easier when an existing FM aerial is present as this becomes an easier swap.

The 8227L_Demo Android Headunit…

8227L has no sound controls. There is no fader, no volume - I can't adjust the volume Is was sold as android 9 but it is actually 8.1Go Currently Android 6, how do I upgrade 8227L to Android 9 I bought it second and want to flash the 8227L to Android 10 8227L has only 1GB RAM when the seller said it has 2Gb, does it matter? Why is it Android 6 when it should be Android 8.1Go? Can I update the firmware on the 8227L It is slow or won't load the playstore or some apps won't install How do I root my 8227L_Demo?

What is a DSP in an Android Headunit?

There is a lot of jargon written in the advertising and sales listings for Android Headunits. A very common term mentioned is 'DSP'. But what is DSP and more importantly is having one better than not having one

What is RGB on the Android Headunits?

Now you know what RGB can do for your android headunit. It can match to your vehicle button illumination. This makes the android headunit integrate better with the vehicle and making it a much more pleasing experience.

GPS SatNav on an Android Headunit

GPS suddenly becomes a lot more useful than just a location with the addition of Sat Nav. Satellite Navigation software can use the GPS position, a software map and some clever algorithms to plan a route. Add a data connection in the form of a SIM card, USB 4G Dongle or even a Bluetooth connection to your phone. This can capture traffic information and then you get a fully featured Sat Nav in your android headunit.

Android Headunit Terminology

As with all technology, android headunits come with their own terminology. Seemingly nonsensical the descriptions of the android headunits are regularly seen as to confuse or bamboozle the buyer. Our guide will help to shine a light on what it all means and help you through the mine-field.

Android Headunit RAM

R.A.M. is an acronym for Random Access Memory. The meaning doesn't help explain its use in an android headunit but the letters RA and M appear in every listing or sales literature ever written for an android headunit.

ROM in the Android Headunit

How much ROM do you need? Without the camera feature, there will be no photos to store on an android headunit. Also the USB option for expanding the storage means that having less ROM than the latest models of android headunit won't have an big impact on the storage capacity. Limiting your ROM usage to apps, a 16Gb ROM model will suffice.

Fix poor reception for DAB+ radio

The problem is that most DAB+ adaptors for Android Headunits are supplied with a windscreen mount aerial. The performance of the DAB adaptor is seriously held back by this window mount aerial

PIN CODES for an Android Headunit

Some of the advanced features of an Android Headunit are protected by a PIN Number. There reasoning behind this is to prevent the tinkerer from changing setting that could cause a problem. The problem? The PIN codes are in the manual and you have either thrown it in the recycling by now or there is no pin code in the manual. The PIN codes protect settings, but also protect the factory settings for a reset. The two PINs can be different numbers, so you may even be searching for two PIN codes.

Please open the debug button lamp lights!

You receive the 'Please open the debug button lamp lights!' error when the RGB app attempts to connect to the RGB controller. Unfortunately there is no RGB controller fitted to your android headunits. The reason there is no RGB controller fitted is because there are no RGB LEDs. Only White LEDs are present and they are stuck on white. No way to change it, nothing to change.

PIN CODES for an Android Headunit

Some of the advanced features of an Android Headunit are protected by a PIN Number. There reasoning behind this is to prevent the tinkerer from changing setting that could cause a problem. The problem? The PIN codes are in the manual and you have either thrown it in the recycling by now or there is no pin code in the manual. The PIN codes protect settings, but also protect the factory settings for a reset. The two PINs can be different numbers, so you may even be searching for two PIN codes.

Android head unit won’t switch off

The recently installed android headunit is draining the battery and won't switch off. Even with the keys out of the ignition the android headunit won't turn off or shut down.

Android head unit not connecting to hotspot

Android headunits are reliant on data for the best experience and providing a hotspot is a simple way to do it. But what when the android headunit won't connect to the hot spot?

The Android Car Stereo

Bringing together the touch screen of a phone, the android operating system and a sound system suitable for a car brings us the android car stereo. These devices are also called an Android Head Unit or they are called by the version of the android they are running, for example an android 10 head unit.

PIN CODES for an Android Headunit

Some of the advanced features of an Android Headunit are protected by a PIN Number. There reasoning behind this is to prevent the tinkerer from changing setting that could cause a problem. The problem? The PIN codes are in the manual and you have either thrown it in the recycling by now or there is no pin code in the manual. The PIN codes protect settings, but also protect the factory settings for a reset. The two PINs can be different numbers, so you may even be searching for two PIN codes.

What is a Double DIN android Head Unit?

We are often asked some of the basic questions related to android headunits and we are very happy to answer them. A common question is 'what is a double din android head unit?' We will answer this question and hopefully the answer will help you when making an android headunit purchase.

What is an Android Headunit?

The android headunit can run apps. it doesn't need a phone for the apps. There is no mirroring of the phone screen, there is no need to even bring your phone with you. But things are better when you share your phone data with the android headunit, but it is not necessary.

USB debugging mode on Android Head Unit

You may be prompted to enable USB debugging mode on your android car stereo at time. But is USB debugging mode safe to enable? How do I enable USB debugging on the Android Head unit? Why is USB debugging option missing from android?

Cheap android car stereo

Are you looking for a cheap android car stereo? We have some advice for you regarding the cheap android car stereos and advice to help you decide if a cheap android head unit is what you really want.

Latest on Android Headunits

How to Set Boot Logo on Your Eonon Head Unit?

With the slower android headunits it can be nice to look a the vehicle logo as the thing boots up. The procedure to add a logo to the boot screen is very similar to most of the other brands of headunit running android from the same early generation

Customise the Android Headunit Launcher

One key trick to Agama launcher to unlock its full potential is a small, yet powerful option found in the menu system.

Custom car logo for android headunit

To add a custom car logo on your android headunit follow these instructions: Follow the previous guide to the point you choose a logo Select 'Custom' and a message will tell you where to upload your custom logo to.

Adding car logo to android headunit screen

CarWebGuru app has many features and is available for free from the play store. There are many add-on, both free and paid options to choose from. This guide will only rely on the free option,

Instructions for adding manufacturer logo to android headunit screen

Here we have grouped together the pages of instructions for adding a car manufacturers logo to the front screen of an android headunit. All the android headunits can manage this task and display a car logo of your choice an the centre of the screen after the headunit has booted up.

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The requirement to use these android headunit advanced diagnostic features are not a common occurrence.

These low level android headunit directions help with some of the very serious android head unit boot errors. You would not be likely to encounter these errors in the day to day enjoyment of your android head unit. If your android is stuck or misbehaving, firstly try the RST button. If you find that the headunit boots, but is very slow compared to usual or is freezing, follow our guide for the Android Headunit running slow or freezes fix.