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ALP Connect (Android Version for AL Priority) Officially Released - Page 3
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    On b tooth module

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    Quote Originally Posted by indytoatl View Post
    The app is asking for a pin number. Where do I get the pin from?
    On the back of your BT module
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    Thanks!!
    I got it to work on my AT&T S5 v4.4.2. It does not work on my Sprint S4 v4.4.2.

    From my computer:
    I downloaded ALP firmware 4.5.1 from http://www.alpupdate.com/firmwareupdate after entering my serial number located on ALP control module.
    Copied file to the USB drive.

    In the car:
    Plugged USB drive into ALP control module.

    On iPhone 4s cell phone:
    Powered on iPhone 4s and ran the 4.5.1 update by clicking on the ALP Connect app (it would not run from the S5 or S4).

    On S5 and S4:
    Searched Google Play for "ALP CONNECT" with no luck, searched "alpconnect" and found it under apps.
    Installed ALP Connect app on both AT&T Android S5 and Sprint S4. I was prompted for a 4 digit pin on S5 which I found on the BT module (thanks to guys above!).

    Once ALP module was updated to 4.5.1 everything started working on AT&T Android S5
    Sprint Android S4 v4.4.2 crashed with error "restart BT" after several attempts

    I really didn't want to use my Android S5 (work phone) for non business related activities but I have no choice until the bugs are fixed ;-(
    Last edited by indytoatl; 12-20-2014 at 11:34 AM.

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    The ALPConnect is truly bad arsed and I feel that there are a few misconceptions out there that had me on the fence about using / trusting it. If the app disconnects there is a disconnect sound, same on reconnect, there will also be a notification. Now if you only have the phone speaker I can see where this might be a problem if something did cause the connection to fail, but for those that can get the sound through their car audio you should be golden I'd think.

    From a bt headset in a helmet for motorcycle application point of view, this is just awesome, plus as an added bonus if you run the YaV1 app, it will constantly disconnect and reconnect if the ALPConnect is disconnected because the app keeps interrupting the bt signal trying to auto reconnect, however it does not interrupt on the transmit side to my Sena bt system, and it is LOUD in helmet. Highly recommend this option for motorcycles, plus it'll be an easier reach and less conspicuous to JTK if you run your phone as I do in a tank mount cradle.

    So a huge thanks to Tom, AL & all of you beta testers for making this happen. And also a shout out for SLO for super fast shipping and better packaging than most retailers, greatly appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FJR1300 View Post
    The ALPConnect is truly bad arsed and I feel that there are a few misconceptions out there that had me on the fence about using / trusting it. If the app disconnects there is a disconnect sound, same on reconnect, there will also be a notification. Now if you only have the phone speaker I can see where this might be a problem if something did cause the connection to fail, but for those that can get the sound through their car audio you should be golden I'd think.

    From a bt headset in a helmet for motorcycle application point of view, this is just awesome, plus as an added bonus if you run the YaV1 app, it will constantly disconnect and reconnect if the ALPConnect is disconnected because the app keeps interrupting the bt signal trying to auto reconnect, however it does not interrupt on the transmit side to my Sena bt system, and it is LOUD in helmet. Highly recommend this option for motorcycles, plus it'll be an easier reach and less conspicuous to JTK if you run your phone as I do in a tank mount cradle.

    So a huge thanks to Tom, AL & all of you beta testers for making this happen. And also a shout out for SLO for super fast shipping and better packaging than most retailers, greatly appreciated.
    As ypu mentioned the problem is that not all of us get audio through our car speakers. I had my phone crash right before passing an LEO @+25 not too long ago and I didn't notice the LED or hear the sound from the disconnect. This is where the HiFi will shine for people like me. Its great to have options too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by licwid View Post
    As ypu mentioned the problem is that not all of us get audio through our car speakers. I had my phone crash right before passing an LEO @+25 not too long ago and I didn't notice the LED or hear the sound from the disconnect. This is where the HiFi will shine for people like me. Its great to have options too!
    Installing the external LED is important when using BT so you can always see ALP is active and running. I also stream my music from my phone with BT and no chance of missing a hit if the music is pumped up.
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    Also, another option for loud enough audio through the phone would be either a wired or bluetooth external speaker.

    We use this one for the hot tub,, it's more than loud enough, battery lasts 7-8 hrs (or plug into usb power) and it's small; same length as a Note 3 and about 2/3 as wide.
    And it's water/dust resistant.

    Paid $30 shipped.

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    Just went to go watch the super bowl and came back and with that ending, I'm speechless...

    Talking about the ALP BT module, I ran it connected to my Android there and back and it disconnected during the drive both times and wouldn't automatically reconnect. Moto G 4.4.2 rooted, 1.1A for the app, and whatever the latest firmware is for the ALP. The only way I was able to get anything working was to go back into the app and manually tell it to reconnect. Pretty scary to have my ALP's shut off like that and the only way I'd know is if I'd hear the weird disconnect sound from my phone and see the notification at the very top of the phone saying it's now disconnected.

    I like the way the app operates in general, but having connectivity errors like this and not being able to trust the reliability of the app would make me want to go back to the HiFi module for good. I know I could run the external LED on, but I've got version 1 of the CPU which makes that LED really BRIGHT and undimmable. It's kinda blinding in my instrument cluster. Heck, even if I could dim it, I'd tune that light out just like most everything else in my dash and realistically I probably wouldn't notice if the light turned off anyways.

    I ran a screencap recording the whole time and can show what it looked like on my phone if necessary, but it's basically the app disconnecting and trying to reconnect in the background but not being able to. When I switch back over to the app you just see the connecting popup. I have to cancel and manually connect to the BT module for it to work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vortex View Post
    Just went to go watch the super bowl and came back and with that ending, I'm speechless...

    Talking about the ALP BT module, I ran it connected to my Android there and back and it disconnected during the drive both times and wouldn't automatically reconnect. Moto G 4.4.2 rooted, 1.1A for the app, and whatever the latest firmware is for the ALP. The only way I was able to get anything working was to go back into the app and manually tell it to reconnect. Pretty scary to have my ALP's shut off like that and the only way I'd know is if I'd hear the weird disconnect sound from my phone and see the notification at the very top of the phone saying it's now disconnected.

    I like the way the app operates in general, but having connectivity errors like this and not being able to trust the reliability of the app would make me want to go back to the HiFi module for good. I know I could run the external LED on, but I've got version 1 of the CPU which makes that LED really BRIGHT and undimmable. It's kinda blinding in my instrument cluster. Heck, even if I could dim it, I'd tune that light out just like most everything else in my dash and realistically I probably wouldn't notice if the light turned off anyways.

    I ran a screencap recording the whole time and can show what it looked like on my phone if necessary, but it's basically the app disconnecting and trying to reconnect in the background but not being able to. When I switch back over to the app you just see the connecting popup. I have to cancel and manually connect to the BT module for it to work.
    Might have something to do with your rooted phone or you hit the cancel button when the disconnect/reconnect message popped up. I always leave the app in the background and even if I forget to take the phone out of my pocket I hear the phone connect after the car starts. When I leave the car a few seconds after I shut it off I get the disconnect sound. As long as you do not cancel the reconnect screen it will keep looking to re-establish the connection but if you cancel the reconnection alert that pops up it will not re-connect because you are basically telling it not too once you cancel that alert. If you just back out of the app it will stay in that mode and re-connect automatically.

    If you use the External LED you also will know when you are connected and the system is on and defending you.
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