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Roadrover car multimedia - can't update and install apps

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by oy87, Jul 27, 2020.

  1. oy87

    oy87 Lurker
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    Hello,
    I have a Roadrover ChangAn S car multimedia that running android version 4.1.1.
    I can't update and install apps, there is no Google Play app (i get the google play indirectly but when i tried to install any app, the running bar stucks on "downloading").
    There is a way to unlock the system?
     


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  2. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    Android 4.1.1 is a very dated, unsupported version going back a good eight years:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_version_history#Android_4.1_Jelly_Bean_(API_16)
    Not only has Google ceased to support it a long time ago, independent developers stopped supporting apps for it too. Add in the issue that most online services that are needed to interact with (Google's Play Store being one of the them), it's not just software incompatibility but the hardware of that vintage cannot support modern technology either.
    Use your device to do whatever it can but don't expect it to be fully functional. Adjust your own expectations accordingly and don't get your hopes up. It's not a matter of 'unlocking' the system, there are inherent and unavoidable limitations involved.
     
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  3. oy87

    oy87 Lurker
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  4. oy87

    oy87 Lurker
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    Most important to me is the "Waze" app. The built-in version is very old - 3.8.x.x. after typing an address, the app is stucking on "finding", so I thought an update might fix the problem.
    According to this article, Waze can be downloaded to android version 4.1 and above without support.
    Regarding Google Play; I saw on apk's sites (like this) that android version 4.1 is the minimum version for the latest Google Play version.
     
  5. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    https://support.google.com/waze/answer/6071125?hl=en
    OK but the article you posted states 4.1 isn't supported. So again, use your device but don't expect it to be fully functional. And be wary of what you do online, simply because you can access online services doesn't mean you'll be doing so safely. Today's Internet has devolved into a dangerous place so it's a risk to use a modern, fully patched device. Intentionally using an out-of-date one is even riskier.
     
  6. oy87

    oy87 Lurker
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    Thank you
     
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