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    Hi guys,

    So, I took the bullet and ordered a RSNAV S2 for my car.

    I've already had the unit upgraded to a 3G + (?), but not having android auto (ok, so Waze) was the big decision.

    I did try another unit that I purchased from a forum member that gave me Android, but it was such a old version, and worse, it kept on draining my battery! (anybody who want's it, just drop me a PM, you can have it for free!).

    So, I've been installing stereo's since the old days (80's), and then had a few car pc's.... And I can tell you, this is by far the best system that I have ever had installed in a car!!

    This is not come cheap unit that you can buy on alibaba and expect a great system. This is been properly developed and engineered, with a great interface that is seamless with the Audi, with a quality screen and quality construction.
    It comes with a 10.25" screen, with 1920 x 720 resolution. Look at the pics below for the image quality.


    Know I know what all these people have been raving on about with Android Auto (I can image that it's the same with Apple Carplay). Once I'd taken the 20 mins to install it (ok, say 2 hours!), it was a revelation.

    Now I have full Android Auto, plus much much more. This unit is so much better than just AA, it comes with Android that allows you to install any application that you like. So, if you want to play back media (music, movies), download your favourite player.

    I installed VLC Player and BlackPlayer, and both worked without an issue. Now when I'm stuck in the car waiting to pickup the kids or wife (ok, not so much these days!), then I can just click on my favourite show, or watch youtube on an excellent screen.


    Since this whole covid thing has happened, I've mostly been at home. But I had to do a 2 day trip to Canberra this week, so finally got around to installing the unit the weekend prior. What was fantastic, is that I could just listen to the normal radio from the stock head unit, then when I wanted to flick to AA, I could just press a few buttons and it was up. The I could have Waze running, showing me the hot spots/danger areas (and it was very accurate!) and also have Spotify playing. When I was out of mobile reception, I flicked to the internal HDD to play my music library via BlackPlayer, all the time using the standard Audi controls (so you don't have to press the touch screen).

    It's fantastic. The install was fun I was being very careful, so did it over 2 days (a few hours each day). I've got plenty of pictures, so happy to send them to those that would like them. Once done, the unit looks fantastic, and makes the cabin seems like a new model. It's also fully reversible if required (that's what I've done), so it can go back to stock when you want.

    The cables are plug and play, I didn't have to cut anything, solder anything, and there is a microSD card slot on the side to load music/movies/files/what ever you want.

    So, as you can see, it's amazing. It's something that I wanted in a car for SOOOOO LONG!!!







    Last edited by jnrdavo; May 17th, 2020 at 10:13 AM.

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    More Pics..

    Phone Mobile (full sync to my phone library)


    Android Auto (and using blackplayer)


    Android Auto and Spotify


    Android Auto (call history)


    RSNAV Settings


    Android Audio Player (I copied over 20+ GB of music to the internal memory). You can also plug in a usb key, microSD card for much more storage of video and music.

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    More Pics..

    Android Auto


    Standard Audi Interface (probably one of the best features)


    Standard Interface


    Google Play!!


    Android Speedo (it's nice to see how much fuel you have left in L)
    Android Auto with Waze (and music playing in bottom right)

    Last edited by jnrdavo; May 17th, 2020 at 02:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnrdavo View Post
    More Pics..

    Android Speedo (it's nice to see how much fuel you have left in L)
    3500rpm redline?? Did you swap in a TDI engine in your S5?? haha
    2008 MY09 Ibis White Audi S5 Manual

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    didn't even notice that... But that's the limit of what I use most days

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    Thanks so much for posting all of the photos! Quite a few of us have linked on FB and have been mulling over this unit. It looks the goods and your absolutely right, is the only with the best hi-res display. You've pretty much convinced me to just pull the trigger and order.

    However, as I can't install stereo's - how did you find doing the install? I know the instrucions that Daniel has posted at RSNAV are pretty detailed, but did you find any traps or issues doing it yourself?

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    just give yourself plenty of time..

    I've got lots of photos of the install, and now that I've done it, I'm happy to help where ever I can..

    What car are you looking at putting it in?

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    Pretty much the same as yours.
    B8 RS5.

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    No worries. Where abouts are you located?

    Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk

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    Sorry dude - been a heck of a few weeks.
    Melbourne.

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