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So, the Infotainment system is great, but it has me thinking how much greater it could be. There's so much potential wasted right now, and I would like to untap some of that.
The original post: Infotainment System Software Components.
This got me thinking. This is obviously a linux-based OS running on an ARM chip. This was seen on this post as well: Accessing the Infotainment Diagnostics Menu
I'm a software engineer, but don't have any experience dealing with low-level linux based systems. I would love to be able to either install custom, modified linux operating systems in the car or just be able to alter parts of the system to enable hidden or disabled parts of the system.
For instance, every european market has the ability to buy connected services (live traffic, weather, etc), and the Japanese market even can play DVD's and watch live TV!
This may at least give us the ability to upgrade our own systems without visiting the dealer, or use other applications through our phones such as Waze.
What I think may help here is getting the update code dump. This would be solved easiest if someone knows a dealer that can get the update software on a USB stick. If someone could upload that somewhere, we could then start analyzing the update procedure and the software and hopefully fine some way to hijack onto that process.
I have a Mazda 3 2020 North America I found the factory CD Player from Europe, I need to enable cd functions on CMU.
I also have a CMU from Europe with CD Player Enabled, my question is can you extract cd player software from it and install it on the other?
and same question for BOSE software (can you extract software from one and install to the other)