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  1. jhodso1

    jhodso1 New Member

    I know that there has been some discussion about the S5's capabilities, but I am looking into getting the S5, and also Pioneer's Appradio3, which would allow for Mirrorlink. Anyone know if the S5 will support Mirrorlink, similar to the S3 did with Drivelink? I have searched online for any details, and can only see older posts on other sites saying that there is a rumor that Samsung will support Mirrorlink for the S5.

    Thank you in advance.

  2. chrisjhibbert

    chrisjhibbert New Member

    DriveLink is an implementation of MirrorLink for Android by Samsung. Or was. It has not been updated since Feb 2013, does not appear to work on recent Android releases, does not work on Samsung phones even, and the author email contact no longer exists. The user reports on the App Store page are universally appalling.

    I conclude that despite what the car manufacturers say, if you have an Android phone, MirrorLink is not available to you.

    Chris Hibbert
  3. Mjeron

    Mjeron New Member

    I got the operation of MirrorLink in Galaxy S5 ,
    excuse the language , do not speak English , read-only.
    See my recorded video.

    VĂ­deo 1

    video 2
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2015
  4. Mjeron

    Mjeron New Member

  5. jejb

    jejb Well-Known Member

    I'd suggest you look at the NEX line from Pioneer. They have Android Auto, which is likely what the standard will be going forward. It also supports AppRadio and MirrorLink. Kind of a do it all system. I just installed an AVH-4100NEX system in one of our vehicles in the last week, so have kind of been around the block on it. My S5 is rooted, so I can use AppRadio Unchained, which mirrors my entire phone function to the unit. Pretty cool. But unrooted, you could still use Android Auto, etc.

    I got the 4100 because I don't need any GPS capability in the unit. I get that from mirroring my phone to it. It has CD/DVD player, SD card player, Aux and USB connections, Bluetooth and HDMI. I use an ActionTec ScreenBeam Mini to connect the phone to the HDMI. Way simpler and FAR cleaner than using an MHL adapter. If you do go with the MHL adapter, make sure to use only the Samsung branded on. The Pioneer one won't work, I tried them both, before going wireless.

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