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Old 07-14-2013, 08:14 AM   #1
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Question Anyone using MSdroid?

Hi, ive been here for a while reading etc, but havent posted much around here.

But my first question is.. Is anyone of you using MSdroid for android phone. There site isnt much msDroid :: MegaSquirt configuration and log recorder / viewer for Android and here is the msextra forum about MSdroid Megasquirt MSEXTRA / MS3EFI • MSDroid (View forum)


I'm do not have installed my MS3x yet but my package is ready to pick up.

ive already downloaded it and it seems to be fairly good.
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Soviet and I both has MSDroid working working with USB OTG on our android phones and tablets.
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And whats your opinion, is it a replacement for tunerstudio on a laptop?
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And whats your opinion, is it a replacement for tunerstudio on a laptop?
No it is not a replacement to a laptop and TS. I have used it more for quick easy changes and for the gauges.
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I've used it some with my MS1 over bluetooth. It's got a lot of potential, but as shuiend said, it's not a replacement for TunerStudio and a laptop. I've found a few bugs with it since installing it on my phone, and some of them have already been fixed but I think that some are still waiting on an update.

If I recall correctly, it's still considered to be in alpha or beta testing stages, so things aren't 100% yet. It's basically an enthusiasts' project, so updates come as they have time to improve the code, but are not guaranteed on any time table.
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My laptop isnt working anymore, so i need to find a replacement laptop for the first drive with ms3x

the ms3x already got a basemap, so maybe it msdroid will be fine for now?
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Soviet and I both has MSDroid working working with USB OTG on our android phones and tablets.
Can we actually use USB straight from MS to the phone or tablet? dont want to use bluetooth, USB to phone or tablet would be so much easier. Is this possible? How?
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Welp just bought the bluetooth adapter from EFI... Will give this a shot in a few days.
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My laptop isnt working anymore, so i need to find a replacement laptop for the first drive with ms3x

the ms3x already got a basemap, so maybe it msdroid will be fine for now?
Go find a replacement laptop. You need to do initial startup and tuning with TS.

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Can we actually use USB straight from MS to the phone or tablet? dont want to use bluetooth, USB to phone or tablet would be so much easier. Is this possible? How?
Yes you can. As long as your Serial to USB adapter uses the FTDI chipset. MSDroid has the correct drivers built in. Your phone or tablet must support USB OTG though.
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Yes you can. As long as your Serial to USB adapter uses the FTDI chipset. MSDroid has the correct drivers built in. Your phone or tablet must support USB OTG though.

Does the adapter DIYautotune sells have the FTDI chipset?
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Does the adapter DIYautotune sells have the FTDI chipset?
Yes it does. I have not tried using their adapter though because I am on an MS3x and just use the native USB.
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Go find a replacement laptop. You need to do initial startup and tuning with TS..
I got a laptop.. my brother lend me his one. And tommorow i have a day off
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MSDroid is kind of half way between a bunch of gauges and a full-on tuning laptop. You still need a laptop because TunerStudio VE Analyze is magic and should be the main tool while street tuning.

MSDroid still allows you to do a few things in a pinch without a full-on laptop.
MSDroid also is great for fixed installations - e.g. in-dash mounted tablet.

As of the latest version of MSDroid you don't need bluetooth and you can either use the native USB cable with MS3 or the Serial-to-USB adapter.
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Do they make serial to usb micro though? Unless you have a android tablet with a full-sized usb port
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you've heard of converters/adapters right?
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Do they make serial to usb micro though? Unless you have a android tablet with a full-sized usb port
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cable is the one you want.
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i tried to install usb otg on my phone, but it needs to be rooted. I'm too dumb to understand.
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yeah - I'm having issues too. I thought since I could use a keyboard and mouse from my phone it'd just work... But somehow I can't connect to the MS3. It tries to get version number (after auto-starting on attachment of OTG cable + plugging into USB - i.e. it sees a serial port) but then... nothing.

My laptop was having issues with serial coms with the MS, too, but that was only when I was haxoring zietronix windows software on wine at the same time as TS on the same linux laptop and I figured it wasn't the MS's fault....

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Edit: Somehow they don't support this version of MS quite right. Copied an INI in and up and running, sort of.

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i tried to install usb otg on my phone, but it needs to be rooted. I'm too dumb to understand.
go to xda-developers.com and find the appropriate subforum for your phone. most newer devices are pretty much one-click root.
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go to xda-developers.com and find the appropriate subforum for your phone. most newer devices are pretty much one-click root.
I honestly don't even know what rooting a phone means.
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