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I looked about, before deciding on the system I wanted. There appear to be a few shady suppliers. I went with a supplier who has provided a system for a friends car.

Parkes Dynamic Retrofits UK
www.P-D-R.co.uk
 

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I have also been looking into these Android replacement screens. missile are you installing this yourself? Is it like this one here. I think the 12.3" android screen might be a bit overkill, and the 10.25" screen just about the sweet spot (see here) - but I have not seen either in person.

Looking forward to pics and update. Also interested in how well the OEM reverse parking camera works? I think it most important to get the latest version of Android installed from factory, as you cannot rely on these systems being updated in the future.

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Is this the one you are getting missile, as they only list the 10.25" screen ? - see here. Also strange that there is no mention of the screen being a touch screen


Some alternative suppliers I have been looking at:
The Fitting Bay, based in Australia - so can supply RHD - Youtube
AutoTEC, based in Canada - can supply RHD - YouTube
 

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Hi,

I looked at Fitting Bay and AutoTech, I contacted them both to find out if they had a UK agent and fitting service - unfortunately no.

Parkes Dynamic Retrofits UK were very helpful and have offered me 12.3 for same price as 10.25. It may be a bit OTT, but I think it will be much better for watching movies and Amazon Prime.

I have seen the 10.25 fitted. It has all the features of the OEM screen. The 12.3 is touch screen. It has 64K memory. It has a SIM card slot, which will facilitate adding new and updating Apps.

I did speak to a.n.other UK providers some of whom knew less about the systems available than I and were less than helpful.

Time will tell if I made a good choice. I will post photos as and when.

See here > (41) RSnav S3 12.3" install in Audi B8 S4 - YouTube
 

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I take it you are not installing it yourself then. How much do they charge for installation, and how long does it take? As they seem to be based in London do they have fitters that are based or come to NE Scotland?

Also spotted a potential problem (for me anyway) with the Parkes Dynamic Retrofits UK version, it says that its Android Auto is wired, not wireless
Also the 12.3" is non MMI version only!? Only 10.25" version for MMI3G.
 

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I take it you are not installing it yourself then. How much do they charge for installation, and how long does it take? As they seem to be based in London do they have fitters that are based or come to NE Scotland?

Also spotted a potential problem (for me anyway) with the Parkes Dynamic Retrofits UK version, it says that its Android Auto is wired, not wireless
Also the 12.3" is non MMI version only!? Only 10.25" version for MMI3G.
Not DIY, I know a man who can

Where did you get that info?
 

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Where did you get that info?
Its only Apple Car Play that is wireless, Android Auto is wired - It says so on there website, but also messaged them (website online chat) to check.
12.3" is non MMI version only. Only 10.25" version for MMI3G - messaged them and this is what they said.
Also they confirmed that Android 10 software version is fixed.

Think my preference is for the AutoTec version currently
 

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I have spoken with PDR today. Please be advised:

I have obtained the last available 12.3" MMI3G head unit.
They have assured me it is touch screen and has same functionality as 10.25".
I am assured it comes with latest apps.
I am not really bothered about future updating of the Android system. However, I do believe this can be achieved via the internet using a SIM card.

Whatever functionality it does or does not have it has to be better than my antiquated Audi OEM in car entertainment system.

My next project will be to try and link my Wifi dash cam to the head unit :)

(43) RSNAV install - YouTube
 

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Whatever functionality it does or does not have it has to be better than my antiquated Audi OEM in car entertainment system.
Agreed.

Looks good
Cant wait to see it installed. They all seem to look the same - I wonder if they all come from the same manufacturer? Can you please provide a photo of the side and rear of the screen unit?
 

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Like many electronic goods, I am sure they are manufactured in the far east and rebranded/ repackaged.
 

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Wish me luck, I am going to try to fit the screen
 

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Fitted and working. It is a great piece of kit. It looks like an Audi option. Does all the things my old MMI did and lots more beside. So far I have tried > Google Maps, Apple car play, Messaging, YouTube, Netflix.
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Looks great (y)

The hazard light moves below the screen, but what happens to the passenger airbag light? Is it just deleted?🤔 Presume you will reroute that cable to under the armrest?
 
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