@staticxxHi guys, I just bought 2017 Mazda 3. It has FW ver 70.00.352. It did not come with navigation installed but it does have a navigation button.
I started reading about AIO, AA, and Navigation SD Card and I'm being overwhelmed with all the stuff I'm finding.
My questions to you:
In the end, out of these 3 options which one is the best, what did you guys do?
- If I by ~$30+ Nav SD Card will it work with my FW version? Is it as simple as just plugging SD card into the SD slot?
- Another option is to get Android Audio but to do that, I read that I need to replace USB port with a new one. Why is this necessary and is there a post showing software installation steps after USB is replaced?
- AIO requires access to TX/RX (UART lines am assuming here) to be able to install AIO which would give me options to do additional tweaks if I want to. How reliable this software is?
1st option "easy" mode for beginners : $30? sd_nav no live traffic update. Use mzd toolbox software to update maps. Renew+$ after every 3 years.
2nd "intermediate" mode: since your version is fw70+ just upgrade old usb hub to a new usb hub buy from ebay etc $150-$200 and use official mazda AA/CP by removing trim..etc just youtube plenty of step by step videos or you can paid dealer install ~$500 (no HUD turn by turn and no touch for AA, no wireless)
3rd "advance" mode: keep and use old usb hub. Must Downgrade to fw59.00.502+ HiDrive for stability fw70+ will have issues (aio AA no sound/black screen, lags). Make serial input connections rx/tx usb uart Serial Connection to smart phone or laptop install idv7 install AIO AA or AA V1.14b Tru_go (Fw55-59_HD). *Fw70 supported! with...
and other tweaks: full touch function, speedometer, video player etc. HUD for Google/waze map turn by turn. Wireless AA. (No apple carplay). Reliable? Works flawlessly no issues.