Android Audio

  #1  
Old 06-27-2018, 06:49 AM
haibane
haibane is offline
1st Gear
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 26
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Android Audio

Hey guys, I've been struggling to find a solution to fix the poor support for android by Mini. By default the mini is designed to only support Apple products over USB. I guess this has to do with them picking one of the two standards instead of working on doing both. I'm a bit surprised by this as in 2015, Android far outsold Apple... anyhow off the unrelated topics. When I bought this car, I was unaware that the bluetooth default package didn't include playing and controlling music over bluetooth. I've since found a potential solution for android users without the high end bluetooth option. I am going to try this out https://gromaudio.com/store/accessor...converter.html and get back to you about if it works.

It looks like there are several positive reviews in relation to my device (Google Pixel XL) so I am hopeful.
 
  #2  
Old 07-02-2018, 06:05 PM
S_Banks's Avatar
S_Banks
S_Banks is offline
1st Gear
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Covington, WA
Posts: 42
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
OK, after a lifetime of using ONLY Windows Smartphones... I've switched to an Android One phone the Nokia 6.1. Every single WP I've had right up to my last the HP X3 Elite worked splendidly with both of my MINI's an '09 R56 and my current '17 F55.

But currently using the Nokia, I get voice from the text messages fine, music fine, it's the "Replying" to texts where it falters. It seem as though it's not using the "built-in" mic in the MINI's roof like it did with WP.

I even bought "ReadItToMe 2.0" app in hopes of a better connection, but alas the microphone in the car doesn't seem to be utilized. I refuse to SHOUT "YES!" when asked if I want to reply. Any help is appreciated! BTW... regular Bluetooth no Nav feature in my F55. Just looking for the BT to hear me when responding to "Do you want to reply?" BTW... yes I have the Mic volume for the phone connection turned up.
 
  #3  
Old 07-04-2018, 07:50 PM
S_Banks's Avatar
S_Banks
S_Banks is offline
1st Gear
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Covington, WA
Posts: 42
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Found my solution, in Android 8.1 there's a setting in Dev mode you can set to have BT work in AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) audio. This fixed the problem of communication for text messgaes
 
  #4  
Old 07-04-2018, 10:34 PM
rkw
rkw is offline
OVERDRIVE
Join Date: May 2005
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 8,195
Received 76 Likes on 67 Posts
Originally Posted by S_Banks View Post
Found my solution, in Android 8.1 there's a setting in Dev mode you can set to have BT work in AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) audio. This fixed the problem of communication for text messgaes
That's very strange. Text messages and microphone operation should work independently from the Bluetooth audio codec.
 
  #5  
Old 01-03-2019, 10:30 PM
gregsbro
gregsbro is offline
Neutral
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 2
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by haibane View Post
Hey guys, I've been struggling to find a solution to fix the poor support for android by Mini. By default the mini is designed to only support Apple products over USB. I guess this has to do with them picking one of the two standards instead of working on doing both. I'm a bit surprised by this as in 2015, Android far outsold Apple... anyhow off the unrelated topics. When I bought this car, I was unaware that the bluetooth default package didn't include playing and controlling music over bluetooth. I've since found a potential solution for android users without the high end bluetooth option. I am going to try this out https://gromaudio.com/store/accessor...converter.html and get back to you about if it works.

It looks like there are several positive reviews in relation to my device (Google Pixel XL) so I am hopeful.
Did this cable work for you?
 
  #6  
Old 01-04-2019, 01:24 PM
haibane
haibane is offline
1st Gear
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 26
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by gregsbro View Post
Did this cable work for you?
Nope
 
  #7  
Old 01-04-2019, 01:33 PM
MrGrumpy's Avatar
MrGrumpy
MrGrumpy is offline
5th Gear
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Washington state
Posts: 1,055
Received 120 Likes on 112 Posts
I have a 2012 and I had no issue playing and controlling the music over Bluetooth with Android. I have since switched to an apples device and it doesn’t work any better than my old android did! Lol
Mini Connected is laughable and pointless. Plugging the phone in with the usb and audio cable allows the album art to show on the screen and app selection like prime music or Spotify. And for that the apple phone doesn’t do any better than the android did.
just my two cents
good luck with it!
 
  #8  
Old 01-06-2019, 04:53 PM
gregsbro
gregsbro is offline
Neutral
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 2
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Has anyone tried this
Amazon Amazon

I ordered one should have it in a few days.


Okay well this cable works as far as being able to stream audio over bluetooth. The volume control on the steering wheel works but you can't skip forward or back and no info displayed.
My car is a 15 Cooper S without Nav. or Mini Connected.
For Me this works since I have Slacker radio plus this gives me commercial free music and I can just use the phone to skip songs or get info
 

Last edited by gregsbro; 01-08-2019 at 11:53 AM.
  #9  
Old 01-11-2019, 11:33 AM
Gen3Kuz
Gen3Kuz is offline
Neutral
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by haibane View Post
Hey guys, I've been struggling to find a solution to fix the poor support for android by Mini. By default the mini is designed to only support Apple products over USB. I guess this has to do with them picking one of the two standards instead of working on doing both. I'm a bit surprised by this as in 2015, Android far outsold Apple... anyhow off the unrelated topics. When I bought this car, I was unaware that the bluetooth default package didn't include playing and controlling music over bluetooth. I've since found a potential solution for android users without the high end bluetooth option. I am going to try this out https://gromaudio.com/store/accessor...converter.html and get back to you about if it works.

It looks like there are several positive reviews in relation to my device (Google Pixel XL) so I am hopeful.
I have been using this converter for a while, and overall works ok. I have to unplug and replug from time to time, as sometimes the stereo cannot initialize it. But in general it works well, and I like the level of control and browsing. With Bluetooth the controls are limited in my opinion. I use OnePlus.
 
  #10  
Old 02-17-2019, 02:40 PM
pjo1966
pjo1966 is offline
3rd Gear
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 158
Received 4 Likes on 4 Posts
Originally Posted by S_Banks View Post
Found my solution, in Android 8.1 there's a setting in Dev mode you can set to have BT work in AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) audio. This fixed the problem of communication for text messgaes
Unfortunately that didn't work for me.
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
GPToyz
MINI Parts for Sale
5
06-16-2015 08:49 AM
KelseyCarroll
Navigation/Audio
0
08-27-2014 12:00 PM
ian3
Navigation & Audio
3
05-06-2011 09:32 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Android Audio


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: