Guides HondaLink AHA (and Pandora if you wish)

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    Just thought there were some people that wanted to know.

    If you have a 3G/4G phone/tablet connection you can download Hondalink Aha app from google play and Pandora app (needs Orbot to work in Europe and not available in google play because it is USA localized app) in order to hear music/radio stations from USA and Europe on your Honda CR-V when bluetooth is selected. I tested these with CR-V with premium audio but maybe applicable to other Honda audio systems with bluetooth too.

    1. Aha app version 5.4 which works great with Honda CR-V bluetooth and is in google play
    2. Pandora 6.1 from this link
    Pandora 6.1 APK Download - APKMirror
    3. Free Orbot Proxy with Tor from google play in order for pandora to work in Europe
    4. If you wish to get the Hondalink aha app 2.0 (for android phones) and not (1) above it is here http://archive.apk.sc/com.honda.hondalink-2.1.apk
    (it says 2.1 but it is 2.0). It plays without orbot. So you can choose between 1 or 4. This version has only music/radio stations whereis version 5.4 has GPS services too.

    Guide for the Pandora and orbot to work which I confirm that is working is found here
    [Guide] How to listen to Pandora radio outsi… | Android Development and Hacking | XDA Forums
     
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    Do a demo or a vedio clip please that will help a lot of us, Brill @PanayiotisPal :Wink:
     
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    I will try.
     
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    AHA Facebook Policy Changes which may be of interest to all the Honda connect users.

    Facebook Policy changes does affects the Honda AHA App. The Facebook policy change affects all 3rd party Apps which are integrated to Facebook. As AHA is a 3rd party App which is integrated into Facebook, there is an impact to AHA functionality. The impact is same for all AHA products mobile phone App, for all OEM.

    Details of the Facebook Policy change impact on AHA:

    Before Facebook API change:
    AHA Facebook station reads out Newsfeed from linked facebook user account.
    Before Facebook API change:
    AHA Facebook station read out user's Timeline from linked facebook user account.

    During 2015 there will be a policy change in the Facebook audio station provided via AHA Radio. Due to policy changes applied across all Facebook partners, when users play their Facebook station they will no longer hear their Facebook Newsfeed read back to them.
     
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    Pandora updated to Ver. 6.2

    Pandora 6.2 APK Download - APKMirror
    (Needs orbot to work + register free pandora account)


    The Aha honda link app has been corrected to 2.1 version (was version 2.0). Works on all phones unlike the google play aha app, which does not install on my tablet. (Use same account as above, does not need orbot to work).
    You can hear UK radio stations other world radio stations on your CR-V radio, with your phone 3G bluetooth radio connection and aha app. Recommended download
    http://archive.apk.sc/com.honda.hondalink-2.1.apk
     
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    The following photo is the pandora app on 3G mobile phone lenovo A5000 connected on CR-V. It is 100% compatible.

    These are the APN mobile network settings in order to make pandora work with 3G and orbot. Go to settings and select mobile networks.

    In the access point names create a new APN.
    Copy same settings as original operator APN.
    Add the following
    Proxy: localhost
    Port: 8118

    Now select the new APN

    Enable 3G data connection and Bluetooth open orbot press on the circle until it activates, and connect to CR-V with your pandora USA favorite music station.

    The following photo is from my European CR-V connected to USA radio called Pitbull from pandora app.

    In comparison to pandora which recognises artist name and song name the Hondalink Aha app does only play music but does not recognise artist song name etc....

    The hondalink aha app plays without APN modification and without use of orbot.
     

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