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PART 1: Discussions, Info, & Access

I felt bad that I couldn't contribute much on the development side of things, so I decided to create and manage this index to help organize everything discussed in the project thread. Please understand that I am the only one managing this index. I try to update as often and with as much information as I can. Some things I ask of you:
  • Please do not post in this thread. Please PM me with suggestions. I'm not very active on the forums anymore but I receive email notifications for PMs and will update as necessary.
  • Please refer to the main Infotainment Project Thread and similar threads for all future updates.
  • Thank you to everyone who's contributed! Not just to those whose posts I linked. Thank you to everyone who has made suggestions, contributed code, bricked their systems, uploaded files, all for the advancement of the Infotainment Project!
I. Common Discussions
  • The latest releases are mentioned below. Downloads are hard to find, as they get taken down rather quickly. I try to maintain a list of working download links in section "V. Downloads" below.
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay: There are a number of rumors about Android Auto and CarPlay eventually coming to Mazdas. There has been code found in the Infotainment system with the v55 release specific to these two features. However, thus far there are no concrete plans or dates set to bring these features to the Infotainment system. The last rumor was "Android Auto will be on v60 which will come out in July (2015)". Check out section "VI. Information & Resources" below for more information.
  • Text message display issues: Some people have experienced issues accessing their text messages on their phone (myself included). The general consensus is that the system can get overloaded by a lot of text messages. For me, deleting all my messages worked (I backed them all up first. Google around for an app that meets your needs to do so). Unfortunately, this seems to be the only way.
    • Also note: The system cannot view MMS - no picture or video messages
  • Other capabilities of the system: The company who developed the Infotainment System is called JCI. They were bought by a company called Viseon. Check out
    showing off the apps and other features the infotainment is capable of.
II. Installs/Tweaks

If you are serious about modifying your system, I encourage you to read the posts in the main thread thoroughly and ask questions. There are risks to altering your system, risks that could end up costing you money. Run these tweaks & scripts at your own risk. None of these are official - they are developed by users of this forum, not employees of Mazda. There is no support for them beyond the forum. Please understand that you can damage or brick your infotainment system running these tweaks. Do not attempt to make changes via SSH unless you are familiar with the process.

Before You Start:
  • Upgrade the OS - Current tweaks are designed for v51 (minimum) v55 (recommended). Attempting to tweak an older version of the system may result in serious problems for the Infotainment console.
  • If Modifying Files, Save Correctly - In Notepad++, in the Edit menu, make sure EOL Conversion is set to UNIX/OSX.
  • Understand Your Options - There are a number of tweaks available for you to run on the Infotainment system. These can be run by gaining SSH access via WiFi (requires USB script) or a USB-ethernet cable. Some tweaks do not require SSH access and manual installation and can also be run directly from script on a USB drive.
  • General Installation Instructions (Including USB Installs) - Before installing tweaks, remove the Nav SD card (if applicable) and any USB drives currently plugged into the system [source]. To install most USB tweaks, copy the files onto a formatted fat32 usb drive (Possible on both Windows & Mac OS X), plug it in to your car, turn on the car and after 20 seconds or so a window should pop up saying "tweaks applied", then remember to restart the cmu by holding BACK+MUTE+NAV. (source) Once you've done so, they should be enabled.
  • Prepare for the Worst - Generally, the worst case scenario is a boot loop. You can find instructions for recovering from a boot loop in section "IV. Troubleshooting" below.
Another resource for tweaks is the Mazda3Hacks website (mirror). Also available is a new Open MZD Connect Wiki created by user addilind. User @fitisgo has created a website that includes all of the tweaks he has personally tested with instructions.

Updating the OS
  • How to update your OS: The latest version of the OS is v55. Many people are on v29 or v33. To update the OS you can bring your car in to a dealer and claim you're having problems with something like bluetooth or screen lag and they should update your system for you. However, you can update your system yourself and it's rather easy. If you are on v29 or lower, you must update to v33 first. Once on v33, you can update to v55. To run these updates you will need the update files. I try to keep a list of working download links posted in section "V. Downloads" below.
    • OS Update outside NA: If you do not live in North America, it is possible to upgrade your OS with the North American files, however you will probably lose radio functionality (see below in "Other" section), and maybe some other features too (like weather reports).
  • Downgrading your OS: Some people have decided that they were happier on an older version. It IS possible to downgrade to an older version. First, get the OS files (located below in section V). Next, follow the steps located above for installing an update, except install the "reinstall.up" FIRST and the "failsafe.up" SECOND.
Gaining Access:
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PART 2: Customization & Functionality Tweaks

II. Installs/Tweaks (Continued)

Customize the Visuals:

Change the Functionality:

Play Videos:
  • Original Video Player Script: This is the first script to play a video on the infotainment screen. It allows you to load a video (.mp4 format) onto a USB drive with a script to play videos on your infotainment screen. There are no player controls (Play/Pause/Skip/Menus) and there are known glitches.
    • In v51+ you may need to run the Video Fix script. It may need to be run each time you want to watch a video.
  • There are two other video players with more functionality that are available in the "Apps" section below.

Other:

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PART 3: App Development & Assorted Apps

III. Apps

If you are interested in installing an app, above all else, UPGRADE TO THE LATEST VERSION OF THE OS. Apps are most often designed for the latest OS. If you are unsure of something, it's best to ask rather than install and hope for the best. Please, read Section II above, specifically the "Before You Start" section.

If you are interested in developing your own app:
Apps are labeled in the following ways:
  • In Development: The developer of the app is still working on it.
  • Complete:: The developer of the app has finished it and is no longer working on it.
  • USB: This app can be easily installed by loading onto a USB stick with an automated install script loaded onto it.
  • NO USB: This app requires you to SSH into the system to insert the code yourself. (More risky as it requires you to be both knowledgeable and comfortable with the code.)

Below are the apps that User s have developed for the Infotainment system. I will try to keep this list as up to date as possible. Sample pictures and videos are often in the links, even if they are not mentioned here. Apps are generally developed for the most recent version. Most of the apps below are for v55, and may work for v51. PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO INSTALL ON OLDER VERSIONS. The risk of a boot loop is very high.


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Thanks for keeping this updated @qbord .

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The discussion is in the Infotainment Project thread.

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PART 4: Speedometer, Video Player, and Abandoned Apps

III. Apps (Continued)


Abandoned Apps:
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PART 5: Troubleshooting, Downloads, Resources, & Wishlist

IV. Troubleshooting

Something isn't working? There are always risks when modifying system files. Hopefully one of the posts linked below can help!


V. Downloads

Direct links to downloads. Please message me or reply in this thread if you have a copy of an older OS version so we can mirror it.


VI. Information & Resources


VIII. Wishlist

A collection of things people have asked for/about.


Like I said, anything I missed or you think should be added, PM me! I'm not very active on the forums anymore but I receive email notifications for PMs and will update as necessary. Please refer to the main Infotainment Project thread and similar threads for all future updates. Thank you to everyone who's contributed! Not just to those whose posts I linked. Thank you to everyone who has made suggestions, contributed code, bricked their systems, uploaded files, all for the advancement of the Infotainment Project!

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Anybody can advise, how to fix the speedometer app having compass pointing to the opposite direction ? I'd installed on MZD version 56.00.240
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For anyone wondering if the Tweaks Master Bundle works on v55.00.760 - the latest NA version - it does!
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Hello

Does this supposed to work on Mazda 2 as well ?
Essentially the hardware and the software of the infotainment system is almost the same...
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Has anyone started to play with V58 on the Infotainment system.
What I would like to see:

Disable Speed Restriction
Change Background
Mute to Pause song
Change order of Audio Profile
Play Music from USB
Remove Blank Album Art
Remove Backup camera warning

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