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Source Code Here!

Postby duncho » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:45 pm

I was wondering whether anyone from the forum would be able to modify the Linux base of Nissan Connect firmware if I provide the source code?

Here is the link to:
1. OSS license terms: http://oss.bosch-cm.com/download/Nissan ... CN2KAI.txt
2. Source code to D5xx firmware: http://oss.bosch-cm.com/download/Nissan ... t_D50x.zip

It would be nice to fix the bugs that BOSCH was unable to solve from 2014 as well as to add functionalities as is DVB-T2 tuner or video support to allow play video files from USB stick.
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Re: Source Code Here!

Postby redqashqai » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:08 pm

duncho wrote:add functionalities as is DVB-T2 tuner or video support to allow play video files from USB stick.


Nissan Connect modifications in the area of video streaming could have serious implications to say the very least. Who would sign off the mod for safety/insurance purposes?
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Re: Source Code Here!

Postby rod9669 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:53 pm

I'd have said it was just as safe as checking facebook when you're doing 56mph down the motorway
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Re: Source Code Here!

Postby redqashqai » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:04 pm

rod9669 wrote:I'd have said it was just as safe as checking facebook when you're doing 56mph down the motorway


If that is true then Nissan Connect is one dangerous piece of kit!

Glad I only use it for listening to my Doris Day collection. ;)
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Re: Source Code Here!

Postby SplanK » Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:27 am

duncho wrote:I was wondering whether anyone from the forum would be able to modify the Linux base of Nissan Connect firmware if I provide the source code?

Here is the link to:
1. OSS license terms: http://oss.bosch-cm.com/download/Nissan ... CN2KAI.txt
2. Source code to D5xx firmware: http://oss.bosch-cm.com/download/Nissan ... t_D50x.zip

It would be nice to fix the bugs that BOSCH was unable to solve from 2014 as well as to add functionalities as is DVB-T2 tuner or video support to allow play video files from USB stick.


Cant help you with the code side of things, however do you know the spec of the hardware behind the system? It may struggle if it does not have the CPU/GPU (or APU...) powerful enough to display more than, essentially text!
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Re: Source Code Here!

Postby duncho » Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:52 am

No good news... So the "code" that BOSCH published is nothing else just formal abidance of Linux license. This source codes contain only open source codes that BOSCH used – Linux, some drivers for Linux, file system for Linux. But applications are missing. Other words to say it is absolutely useless. We would need a buddy in BOSCH to help with fix of bugs. Other than that is utopia.
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Re: Source Code Here!

Postby SplanK » Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:54 am

...OR..... could it be hacked around with enough to create a completely custom ROM and application?! Hard work maybe, but may get lucky that the legwork has already been done. Downside is probably the loss of maps due to encryption
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Re: Source Code Here!

Postby duncho » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:29 am

If could someone hack it, there is bilion of possibilities. I doubt someone would want to have old OE maps, but TomTom, iGo, Garmin or any other map which supports life traffic. But I'm strongly skeptical as hacking it is really tough job if possible at all.
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