Apple CarPlay Hack for Tesla Updated, Now Available For All Models
Polish developer Michał Gapiński’s (@mikegapinski) Apple CarPlay implementation for Tesla electric vehicles (EVs) has been updated to version 2022.25.1, bringing a bunch of improvements and support for all Teslas.
The developer told Tesla North version 2022.25.1 offers “100% functional CarPlay integration for any Tesla.” The update also ships with new features and lots of bug fixes.
These include improvements to performance and visuals, fixes for audio issues that were previously teased in an alpha build, and DRM support to allow apps like Netflix to work properly.
The update also adds a working orientation lock to ensure that apps like Apple Music automatically launch in landscape mode, and gets an upgrade to Android 12.1 for better stability.
You can check out a hands-on with Tesla Android 2022.25.1 in the video below:
Tesla owners have been deprived of Apple functionality for years, and it doesn’t look like that’s about to change anytime soon. Apple unveiled a major update for Apple CarPlay at WWDC 2022 earlier this month. While the next generation of CarPlay is expected to start shipping with cars starting next year, Tesla drivers shouldn’t hold their breath for it.
Gapiński first showed off his home-brewed hack for CarPlay on a Tesla back in January. The developer finally released it to the public last month, dubbing his hacky solution the ‘Tesla Android Project.’
Gapiński’s workaround relies on running CarPlay on a custom build of Android through Tesla’s built-in browser. The solution offers a lot more than just Apple CarPlay support, but the latter is arguably one of its main attractions.