Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Hondash OBD Bluetooth scanner pairing


  • Automatic pairing
    • On devices running Android 4.4.4 and newer versions, the pairing is fully automated in the app, follow the app instructions
    • if prompted, grant the app permissions to access device's location, otherwise the automatic pairing procedure will not work (you can read more about this permission here).
      If no prompt dialog is displayed, grant the permissions in the App manager by navigating to Android settings → Apps & Notifications → App permissions → Location → Hondash app → enable switch
  • Manual pairing
    • Hondash scanner pairing PIN is 1234
    • use the Android Bluetooth manager to pair the Hondash scanner, search for a new device with name "OBD" (V2, V3, V3.5) or "HONDASH" (V1).
      hondash app android pairing

      After pairing navigate to Hondash app Settings → Bluetooth Interface and make sure the "OBD" (V2, V3, V3.5) or "HONDASH" (V1) is selected under "Hondash Interface".
      hondash app bluetooth settings


Android Head units (2DIN stereo car radio)

Please keep in mind, when using Android Head units (2DIN stereo car radio) you may have to pair the Hondash scanner manually using the Manual pairing procedure described above.
Depending on the model you also may have to enable the "Head Unit Bluetooth" switch in the Hondash app settings. However we do NOT guarantee that it will work.
Some head units models and manufacturers, usually the Chinese ones, have strict policies and allow only very specific devices to pair with their head units, or their Bluetooth communication implementation does not comply with the established Android SDK standards. In worst case scenario you'll have to use a regular smartphone or switch to another Head unit brand.
Because our primary development platform is the smartphone we're not able to provide any further assistance (radio brands inquiry, etc.), thank you for your understanding.