Tuesday, October 18, 2016

November 2016 - S100 skinpack: some fixes and new stuff (UPDATED)


Here I am presenting a new update of my famous Skinpack!
This time there are a couple of news and some fixes here and there..
The biggest news are:
- Patched software for 1.3.11.0 firmwares
- New Mirrorlink App (EasyConnected)
- A new audio player with internet radio support (SinglePlayer)
- Radio stations Icons for Skin5
- Skinned internet setting in skin2

Once again tnx to our russian friend Alex for this 1.3.11 patched version of the last s100 firmware.
Without his patches most of the s100 new features would not be possible.
To be able to use this patch you need first to update Skinmanager:
  1. Delete the old Skinmanager folder from your SD or USB that you normally use for it
  2. Put the new version on sdcard and paste the skinstall.code in it as usual.
  3. Insert sd\usb and start skinmanager
  4. If you had the autoupdate feature enabled in the Skinmanager Settings, it will update itself before starting. If the autoupdate is off, you will need to press the "Updates" icon on bottom left of the SM main screen or use the skintool proper option. 
Once you have SkinManager v2.4 running, you can use skintool to do a Firmware switch to 1.3.11




The new mirrorlink application is called EasyConnected and it is a a lot of more efficient and has less compatibility issues than the standard S100 app.
It work on android 6.0 via usb cable.
There is no need to enable mirrorlink in skinmanager>customizations, just run it from apps.
Running EasyConnect from apps won't allow to use the bluetooth audio.
I'm currently working on a fix that will let the user choose  between the normal mirrorlink app or EasyConnect during the first install.
The choice is not reversible because once you choose EasyConnect, the original MirrorLink will not work anymore and the only way to fix it is to reflash the firmware.

NEWS: After more then a month looking for a way to properly integrate EasyConnect in the S100 software, finally I can announce that now it work properly.
To enable EasyConnect you need to go in Skinmanager->Customization screen, enable mirrorlink as usual and you'll be prompted to choose the standard one or EC.





The new SinglePlayer use  different  libraries for audio decoding and can play internet radio too.
I haven't found a good way yet to make it work as default player and i really didn't spent much time on it but i wanted to include it anyway in the package to let people try it out a bit.

As per request and suggestion, I added support for radio station icons to skin5 (carplay) skin, just like i did for skin2.
A new Radio Editor application is under development that will make easyer to assign the icons, labels and frequencies to the buttons, but for now you still have to use it as before.

P.S. SinglePlayer for now is available only for skin2 and skin5.


 




This is a sinthetic changelog of the release:
- Fixed mirrorlink button in skin1
- Skin2: Moved Temp to left side of screen.
  Added Shadow to BigTime in homescreen.
  Skinned Internet Setting section and fixed some glitches in settings.
- Mirrorlink: now wifi dongles work with EasyConnected enabled.
- Fixed USB lost bug caused by EasyConnected
- Fixed SKin1 Mirrorlink button
26.10.2016 - EasyConnected is now an option for mirrorlink

- Unified Patched Strings (unencrypted) for all firmware
- Added 1.3.11 patches
- Fixed Fonts in skin2 for arabic, chinese and Greek
- Added RadioBookmarks for skin5, Fixed some iconizer stuff. Updated languages in radioeditor
- Added  single player to extras (in skin2 and skin5 only)
- Updated all unencrypted languages to 1.3.11 version
- Added EasyConnect Mirrrolink in extra apps of skin2
- Added French radio bookmarks

- Skin2 radio now is default dark version (light one is in themer)
- New apps screen in skin5

Here is a Video showing SkinManager and my skins in action:

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I'm uploading some videos that show the update procedure and usage of skinmanager, i'll post them here as soon as they are ready.

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If you'd like to buy my software modifications, please visit my site:

www.navimods.tk


If you already have it, you can find the update in my gdrive folder.





122 comments:

  1. Dear Kotix
    will this update be available for people who already purchased previous version of skinmananger and skin packs (in September) in the google drive ?

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    1. Yes, of course, it's already there ;)

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    3. Thanks Kotix....Now i see it

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  3. Hi Kotix,
    Some roadmap to update s100 with Android version? Or mirrorlink for it? TKS

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    1. Sorry Danilo i don't understand what you mean..

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  4. Hi,

    I have a C096 S100 unit with V1.1.10.13 installed and the corresponding version of kotix mods from december 2015.
    Can you please advise what is the best way to do the update?
    Can I install download and install the new skinpack after updating my headunit to the latest firmware?

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    1. Update to 1.3.11 firmware or latest available for your model.
      Delete the old Skinmanager folder from your SD or USB that you normally use for it
      Put the new version on sdcard and paste the skinstall.code in it as usual.
      Insert sd\usb and start skinmanager from navi button.

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  5. You think that in a future we will have Android Auto compatibility?

    Thank for all your work!

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  6. Great work KoTiX... Internet Radio !!! I'll go back to S100 again!!! Congratulations...

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  7. Kotix I have some problems with this actualization, easy connection don't worked, but the more important for me, the mirrorlynk don't work more, I use this often, can you help me?

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  8. After updating the skinmanager the mirror still worked, but after that I tried use easy connection the mirrorlink don't work anymore.

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    1. OK, i'll check that.
      Tnx forma reporting it ;)

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  9. Ciao kotix
    Con skin 3 non va single play
    Lo attivo da skinmanager ma non cambia niente
    Grazie

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  10. Ciao kotix
    Con skin 3 non va single play
    Lo attivo da skinmanager ma non cambia niente
    Grazie

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    1. Single player per ora é solo in skin 2 e skin5.
      Ma cmq ci sono problemi con quello e con easyconnected.
      Farò un altro update appena possibile.

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  11. Kotix,
    This new version of Easy Connect works on iphone 6 via wifi? How it all works? Thank you!

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    1. Well I'm not totally sure because I don't have an iPhone but on the android version of easyconnect work with airplay, maybe on wince still work through USB.
      Anyway right now it doesn't work properly because the audio via Bluetooth is broken. I'll release a fix soon.

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    2. Kotix, I'm interested in buying this new skin to mirror my iphone 6. Would you like to test to see if it works? I did not like mirror iPhone via wifi ... you should have a wifi adapter for this? Thank you!

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    3. Uhm... Today a friend told me that easyconnected don't work with iPhone but the original one does.
      I'm a bit confused now...

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  12. Hi KoTiX, thanks for the update. Could you please advise how to create custom icons. I now it should have resolution of 120x90 and hss to be a PNG file. Any other suggestions, such naming, creating additional bookmarks folder or replace one of the existing folder etc...

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    1. Icons must be 120*90 PNG file with same names and same folder for now.
      So better if you replace the existing ones. (If you don't mind also sending them to me so I can share them to other people).
      A new radio/icons editor is on the way that will make the assignment process a bit easyer ;)

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    2. I could send the icons I made, but they are too local (Alberta, CA) to have an interest for the majority users :).

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  13. Where does someone find the new updates link if they already have purchased in the past. The s100 radio

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  14. Where does someone find the new updates link if they already have purchased in the past. The s100 radio

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    1. Send me an email so I can check your payment and I'll send you the invitation to my gdrive folder.

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  15. Dear kotix
    Please in your next release make Single player installation also optional like the easyconnected ?

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  16. Hi KoTiX. I can see mp3 files on the GPS SD card but was not able to discover media SD card (with mp3 files) using Single player. Is this normal or something is wrong? S100 unit with C26-1, 1.3.11, patched.

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    1. Good question..
      I still have to play around with single player, I wanted to add it to some skins to see how the people like it.
      I don't know yet if it can handle all SD slots. I'll let you know.
      Tnx for reporting ;)

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  17. Because it is still a long way from being ready, its not doing the most basic thing required from a media player which is playing all music locally and seeing all devices...the only thing it adds is internet radio which i have to say is very cool but still ....i think its not ready yet to be presented to everyday user maybe beta testers

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  18. Hi, Kotix!
    The skin #2 is perfect, but some bugs from me:
    -SinglePlayer was not able to discover SD card
    -Easy Connect can not play audio via BT from phone and radio or audio player stoped too
    -"Back" button ("<-")In Radio list screen does not work
    - I do not know how to quit of the SinglePleyer (SCR button on device not worked)
    Can you customize skin#2. Add to main screen Easy Connect instead Brauser icon or insert on right side(on alternative themes)
    I use latest FW 1.3.11

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    1. Hi,you are right in all your notices.
      I already fixed easyconnected(finally) so that now it fully replace the original mirrorlink with BT audio and homescreen icon.
      The problem now is that it break the WiFi dongles.
      Single player need to be fixed too and I'll look at it in the next days.
      I hope to make a new update next week with all these fixes.
      Sorry for the inconveniences ;)

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  20. Hi! there's still a minor visual issue in the C315, on the home screen's low status bar, the BT and location icons still overlap the temperature reading.
    Regarding players, although Nitrogen looks much nicer with these skin, I keep going back to the default (skinned!) player, as I find it much quicker to respond (Ntrogen, especially when in the foreground, sometimes takes quite a few seconds to switch songs, other times it's fine), also, it seems to be hit and miss getting it to display MP3 tags and cover art (I took the time to painfully go through 120 albums in my SD card, ensuring all tags are there, as well as artwork, also put a separate JPG per folder and... most still don't work). All this works great in the other player.
    thanks!

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    1. Tnx for reporting, i'll try faking my unit as c315 to see this temperature glitch.
      About nitrogen: it's all we can have right now. if you know a good c++ programmer that can improve nitrogen will be great ;)

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    2. Not complaining! just a shame I can't use the great looking player with this skin, but even the other one skinned, looks really good! So it's a HUGE improvement over stock!

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  21. "...it break the WiFi dongles"
    I now have this situation. My WiFi dongle does not work anymore. I did not know that the cause of break in this.
    You advise is not to use the EasyConnect?

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    1. I just found today that easy connect rewrite registry values of usb communications so it break the wifi dongle :(
      So, yes. It's better if you wait using it until i release the fix (i'm almost there).
      I'm sorry about this but i couldn't test everything.

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  22. Hello Kotix
    I appreciate all your hard excellent work, and eventually you are the master of your recipe and creation, but may i make a suggestion?
    Could you please make a temporary release that is identical to 31-7-2016 releease(which was perfect and glich free) but only include support for the 1.3.11.0 FW (which i have to say excellent compared to all the fw i used so far) so we can could get by andenjoy both the newest fw and your skinpack.
    And latter on taking your time of course release update with easyconnect and single that would be beneficial for who wants them

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  23. What fix WiFi for me is now: reflash FW again or install a new WiFi dongle?

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  24. Kotix, I don't change backgroud via Wallpaper folder on SD card. Wallpaper not applyed.
    IF put folders and png-files on sdcard:Skinmanager\Extras\THEMER\Skin2-Resources\T7\卡宴 (files:BG-apps.png,BG-Media.png;BG-Tools.png;碟片列表常态.png) and apply then change only main background. I have change main,app,media,BT,tools and power off wallpapers.
    How can I do this ? How can I|You put main screen audio player (nitrohen or single) ?

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    1. Do you switch to external source in themer using top left icon?

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    2. To have Nitrogen (audio player) on home screen you need to fake the ID of your unit to C201 but if you have canbus it could mess it up.
      We are working on Singleplayer on home screen in place of video player...

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    3. Ok. How I can change wallpapers on app, media,tools and power off screens?

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  25. Hi Kotix, i have problems with installing the October update on my newly updated firmware 1.3.11 for C305
    There come an error just after i press Yes for installing skinmanager, The error is following:
    Script file not found: ´\missing\Skinmanager\Software\InstallSkinManager.mscr'
    I have tried to reapply firmware 3 times, and i have tried 2 different SD cards. but No luck.
    I have verified that the file InstallSkinManager.mscr is in the folder and i kan read the file.
    Do you have an suggeston for wath to do.

    Best Regards
    Frede Fup

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    1. Please send me a picture of the content of sdcard by email.

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  26. Hi Kotix,

    I purchased Skin 4+5 in July. Where can I find the Update?

    Best regards
    Sebastian

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  27. Caro Kotix, volevo sapere se questo aggiornamento (sia Skin che firmware) è compatibile con qualsiasi centrale S100 (io ne ho una montata su Ford Nuova Ecosport 2015).
    Grazie in aticipo,
    Un caro saluto,
    Paolo

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    1. Ciao, si con tutti i modelli s100 escluso c219 per BMW x1

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    2. Comprando il pacchetto completo lo stesso comprende la Patched software for 1.3.11.0 firmwares o solo le skin? Secondo punto, applicando la patch, guadagno qualcosa in termine di compatibilità con il mio Note 4 e il mirror link sulla mia centrale? Attualmente é lentissimo e si inchioda ruotandolo in landskape

      Di seguito le info SYS
      Edição OS: S100-UNI.A20140721-V2.2
      Edição APP: S100-V1.1.11.7
      Edição MCU: N00Q ?0 [ C232
      Edição DVD: 3227 V100_A 7706
      Edição BT: 20121204
      CAN BUS: C Conectado OK F12CUV1.33000BP
      OEM Info: A017

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    3. Easy connect é compatible con I Samsung.

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  28. Hi, do you have any knowlegde of why the bluetooth player does not display AVRCP metadata from e.g. Spotify?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Bluetooth_profiles#Audio.2FVideo_Remote_Control_Profile_.28AVRCP.29

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  29. please update easy connect for accept android nougat 7.0 and thanks

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    1. When android 7 will be more available for all phones maybe EC will be updated. Right now I cannot even test it.

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  30. Kotix, when will you update scinmanager with fix easyconnect (BT audio, WiFi dongle bug) and Single Player? I can't use EC now.

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    1. Check in gdrive, the update is already there;)
      Now.you can select normal mirror link or EC in skinmanager.

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    2. Dear kotix
      any info regarding this update..
      is EC only accessible through apps menu in skins 2 &5 or what?
      is the icon for mirror-link in skin1 fixed.
      is singleplayer fully functional like nitrogen player i.e. finds all devices and controllable from steering wheel
      thanx for your great work :)

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    3. No, EC is accessible in all skins now
      Skin1 mirrrolink icon is definetively fixed
      I haven't worked on single player yet, somebody else is working on it

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  31. Dear kotix
    the original mirrorlink app shows (software not registered) in the bottom of the screen

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    1. and are the two apps mirrorlink and easyconnect interchangeable or to move from one to another have to reflash the firmware?

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  32. I did reflash firmware and the message "software not registered" continues

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    1. are you talking of s100 skins?
      it means you have the wrong unclock code. Please contact me by email so we can sort this out

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    2. no the skins are working fine this msg shows in the buttom of the screen when using standard mirrorlink app

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  33. What do you mean with Skinstall.code???

    What can I do when I cannot delete the folder skinmanager from my system? I think I have to do this first correct?

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    1. Skinstall.code is a file that unlock the skin installation and you receive from me by email when you purchase the skinpack.
      You don't need to delete skinmanager from the system, it will update pressing the update icon or automatically if you have enable it in the settings.

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    2. Will try, but I think skinmanager gave me a message that I only can uninstall. Will try to refresh and then to update.

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  34. Are the two apps mirrorlink and easyconnect interchangeable or to move from one to another have to reflash the firmware?

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    1. They are interchangable. Btw after you disable easyconnect it's better to reboot the device.

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  35. I bought some weeks ago Skin 4 + 5. I think I want to buy a further Skin 2. How can I install this additional skin?

    Many thanks.

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    1. Hi, you need to buy skin 2 and i'll give you access to all 3 skins

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    2. And then I can install only the additional skin via the skinmanager?

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    3. Yes, of course
      You don't need to reinstall everything.

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    4. Do you have a short manual for me? Or can I read it here in your blog?

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    5. http://kotixworld.blogspot.it/2015/03/some-usefull-informations-and-guides.html

      there is also the miniguide in my gdrive.
      Btw after you buy skin2, i'll send you the invitation to my gdrive folder that contain the skinmanager with skin 2, 4 and 5.
      You will just need to replace the skinmanager folder on your sdcard or USB with the new one.

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  36. Hi. Did anyone successfully mirrored iPhone to S100? With which app? Wifi or USB? Thanks

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  37. After updating from S100 to 1.3.11 and the last skin available, the clock does not update the time correctly, even if you set the time manually, the next time you turn on the control panel, it is wrong again.
    Any idea of what might be happening?

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  38. After updating from S100 to 1.3.11 and the last skin available, the clock does not update the time correctly, even if you set the time manually, the next time you turn on the control panel, it is wrong again.
    Any idea of what might be happening?

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  39. Hello, my s100 firmware is V1.3.11.0 , the skin pack and mirroring will work ?

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    1. Yes, on all models except c219

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    2. Ok, mine is c239.
      I want to keep the original skin, but enable the mirror feature... What should I buy on http://www.navimods.tk/ ?

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    3. Any package you like, even the one with one skin only have all the software included.

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  40. Hi Kotix
    How can I disable the phone screen during the mirroring connection?

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  41. Hi Kotix
    How can I disable the phone screen during the mirroring connection?

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  42. Dear Kotix,

    Mt s100 unit is :

    S100-UNI.A20140721-A2.2
    S100-V1.10.9.18
    G0NP S00I C353

    NISSAN

    Can i bought your skin pack? Everything will work as it should ?

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    1. Yes, of course. Don't worry, everything will work just better :)

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    2. Thank you Kotix,

      Are you sure C353 is compatible with skinmanager? method of flash is oonly via SD Card or by USB also?

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    3. Only the c219 is not supported by my skins.
      To install skinmanager the first time is needed the sdcard, then you can put it on USB too.

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    4. Receipt number: 9NG83725AF676754T ok let do this.. waiting for your email

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  43. Hello kotix: I have a Winca S100 C150 (Ford focus) and don't have phone link. If I put this skin pack the phone link will work normally? Thanks.

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    1. Yes, it depend mostly on the phone not on the unitnmodel.

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    2. Ok Kotix, I thought that was necessary to change something in hardware too but if is only in software better....I wanna the phonelink function....
      I will buy 2 skin. Other doubts:
      1- Do you send me the step by step to install?
      2- It's necessary to change the firmware?
      3- Is there other thing to do to install?

      Thanks!!!!

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    3. 1. It's included and very easy
      2. Better if you use 1.3.11 fw
      3. No

      ;)

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  44. Hello... can i have access again to your update? i buy from you last time, but now i cant have access to your G drive... my email is danielbarboza@yahoo.com

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  45. Hola tengo un s100 c206 a002 ¿me sirve este skin?

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    1. Mi skins funciona con todos los modelos s100.
      Envíame por email una imagen de la pantalla de las informaciones de sistema.

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  46. Hello Kotix
    Love your work I have purchased skins 4 & 5 and have been using for a while switching between them both are excellent
    may i suggest to add clock to skin 5(carplay) original media player as in this ui it shows no clock
    thanx

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    1. OK tnx, I write it down on my to do list.

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    2. I think so too, a big clock in the home screen space would be great

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  47. I have skin 5 and updated to New version. All is perfekt. Kotix nice work!!! But I am not so happy with 2 changes by media player mydean. 1.clock is away 2.when i go to List The place for File namens are to small and the up and down Buttons to big.

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    1. OK tnx, I write it down on my to do list.

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  48. Hello,
    I just made a purchase of Skin5 car play by paypal, how do I know how do I download it, will I receive the link?

    I await

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  49. Hi KoTiX, are you going to make any updates/changes further on skins for S100, or "this is the end"..?

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    1. S100 never die!
      An update is on the way with a totally new skinmanager, a new radio editor and more ;)

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    2. Thanks KoTiX, for the update. When we can expect fresh release, week, weeks, month...?

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    3. Maybe just a couple of weeks ;)

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  50. Hey Kotix,
    maybe i am stupid but is this version for the S100 with WinCe or i have to flash the S100 to Android?
    Thanks for your work. The S100 wouldnt be the same without you!

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    1. This is for wince only but will let you connect to your android phone or ios through mirrorlink.

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    2. Thanks, great i stayed on WinCE ;)

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  51. Hello Kotix I have skin 5 Updated to the latest, can I use my iPhone (mirror link or easy connect and the connection by cable or WiFi

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  52. Anyone got the mirrorlink/easyconnect on a Android 7 running? My nexus 5x dont work actually...

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