Android

Enable the new Android Auto UI

In the last few weeks the new Android Auto UI is being released by Google but it’s not yet available for everyone. There are some tricks you can use to force enable it before Google releases it to everyone.

One of these tricks is explained here on Reddit.

It works on my OP6 running Android Pie, but those commands need to be executed each time I want to use the new Android Auto UI, otherwise I see the old one.

To overcome this little issue I made a Tasker profile to automatically run those commands when the smartphone is connected to a power source, so they are executed before Android Auto starts.

Here the Tasker profile! Just import it in your Tasker and enjoy the new Android Auto UI!

<TaskerData sr="" dvi="1" tv="5.8.3">
<Profile sr="prof21" ve="2">
<cdate>1566724247086</cdate>
<edate>1566724464417</edate>
<id>21</id>
<mid0>17</mid0>
<mid1>17</mid1>
<nme>On power change AA to new UI</nme>
<State sr="con0" ve="2">
<code>10</code>
<Int sr="arg0" val="0"/>
</State>
</Profile>
<Task sr="task17">
<cdate>1566723956355</cdate>
<edate>1566724006352</edate>
<id>17</id>
<nme>New AA UI</nme>
<Action sr="act0" ve="7">
<code>123</code>
<Str sr="arg0" ve="3">sqlite3 /data/data/com.google.android.gms/databases/phenotype.db "INSERT OR REPLACE INTO Flags (packageName, version, flagType, partitionId, user, name, intVal, committed) VALUES ('com.google.android.projection.gearhead',45592854,0,0,'','Boardwalk__launch_experiment_id',15592854,1);"</Str>
<Int sr="arg1" val="0"/>
<Int sr="arg2" val="1"/>
<Str sr="arg3" ve="3"/>
<Str sr="arg4" ve="3"/>
<Str sr="arg5" ve="3"/>
</Action>
<Action sr="act1" ve="7">
<code>123</code>
<Str sr="arg0" ve="3">sqlite3 /data/data/com.google.android.gms/databases/phenotype.db "INSERT OR REPLACE INTO Flags (packageName, version, flagType, partitionId, user, name, boolVal, committed) VALUES ('com.google.android.projection.gearhead',45592854,0,0,'','Boardwalk__enabled',1,1);"</Str>
<Int sr="arg1" val="0"/>
<Int sr="arg2" val="1"/>
<Str sr="arg3" ve="3"/>
<Str sr="arg4" ve="3"/>
<Str sr="arg5" ve="3"/>
</Action>
</Task>
</TaskerData>