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Hello everyone. If any of you have upgraded the radio in your Fortwo and opted for the Android type, what apps have you installed to your radio? I would like recomendations. Mine came with the full version of Torque and I sure would like some pointers on how to set that up. I would also like something to automatically keep track of mileage and trips etc,... I want to set it up as much like a scangauge or is it ultra gauge? I don't remember at this point. But anything that meshes with the CANBUS to give throttle position or engine parameters or any type of "Gadgetery" would be of great interest to me. Google play store or otherwise. Thanks. DCO
 

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If it came with torque, that should be able to give you most parameters. Just get a bluetooth OBD2 dongle to communicate with the radio.


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If it came with torque, that should be able to give you most parameters. Just get a bluetooth OBD2 dongle to communicate with the radio.


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I got the Elm327 odbII to bluetooth connector. I paired it with the radio in Max. It also shows up on my laptop upstairs in the house (Windows 10) and I paired it there too even though it is useless on the laptop (Not Android). Then it get's complicated. When you buy a Chinese radio you get very very basic instructions for operation of the radio. I'm still finding features on it that is non existent in the owners manual that's full of broken english. No documentation at all for the Torque App. Since it was preinstalled on the radio it doesn't show up as an app in my Google Play profile because I didn't purchase it through the Google Play Store, and the free version of Torque doesn't give you the documentation for the full paid version. So you can see my dilema.DCO
 

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Why not just delete the free Torque app and install the full version from the Google Play store? You'll get all the features as well as adding it to your Google app list. :)
 

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Don't delete the app. Just buy the app from the store. (Hopefully you can keep both versions).

Reason, if you buy the app you can get associated free updates, but if the developer has some sort of subscription feature one may not want to keep paying. Free one is likely hacked and you would never need to pay. I had two versions of AutoGuide, then two versions of Tapatalk, for a while.....
 

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Hello everyone. If any of you have upgraded the radio in your Fortwo and opted for the Android type, what apps have you installed to your radio? I would like recomendations. Mine came with the full version of Torque and I sure would like some pointers on how to set that up. I would also like something to automatically keep track of mileage and trips etc,... I want to set it up as much like a scangauge or is it ultra gauge? I don't remember at this point. But anything that meshes with the CANBUS to give throttle position or engine parameters or any type of "Gadgetery" would be of great interest to me. Google play store or otherwise. Thanks. DCO
Great Idea DCO Thank You
Two days ago bought a used Dodge Ram 1500 with a Hemi, couldn't pass it up.
There is a hole in the dash where a radio use to be. I was going to go back to OEM, but an Android would work with the ELM 327 that I use with my smart.

Oh, by the way, OBD ELM 327 with Torque pro is most like ULTRAGUAGE.

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The version of Torque that came with the "Atoto Mark 4 radio" is supposed to be the full version of the app. But like JWight said I may have to purchase it in order tto get updates and documentation. I'm gonna look into it. I have plenty of time because I'm stuck to the couch at least for the week, I just had my back surgery. DCO
 

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I can't even get Torque working on my android head unit. I see my OBDII bluetooth adapter in the list, but it never gives me an option to input the password/passkey to connect to it. Just says that the connection failed. If it weren't for the fact that this radio cost me like $330... i'd be tempted to order a DIFFERENT one from Alibaba or something just to see if it's just the manufacturer of this one that really borked everything up.
 

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If I remember correctly, I had some issues trying to pair my ELM327 bluetooth dongle to my radio. It would see it but nit give the option to enter the passkey either. It seems I had to delete the dongle 2 or 3 times and then it brought up the pairing screen to enter the "0000" or "1234" depending on your dongle. I was trying to pair my dongle early on after installing the radio. It appears the radio was very busy updating all the apps that were preinstalled. If you don't have a strong WiFi signal to your radio it can take forever to update everything. It especially drive me nuts when I installed offline google maps and had to pick what states I wanted added to the app. I installed a Google Play app called "Wifi Analyzer" and found that even though my cell phone was picking up a strong WiFi signal as I was sitting in the drivers seat, the radio wasn't. I added another wireless to my basement/garage to cure the signal problem. After it did bookoos of updates I was able to get it to pair to the dongle. Sometimes an update craps out and stalls. I have found that once I had to just use a pin and place it in the reset hole to reset the radio in order to get it to finish all the tasks it had started. Then you should be able to get it to properly run the pairing portion of the bluetooth pairing. Hope this helps. I don't know your particular brand of radio but there are several You Tube videos listed under bluetooth pairing that may give you some additional insight. DCO
 
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