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your iPhone/iPod touch and the Audi MMI - some cool tricks

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Hoping to start a bit of a following here, some cool tips for iPhone users that get frustrated with the limitations of the MMI system which Audi seems to refuse to update

first of all, if you (like me) run your iPhone through the iPod cable for access to music on the phone in the MMI, here's a really good reason to jailbreak:

once the iPhone is jailbroken, you can install "NoAccessorySplash" from cydia, this effectively allows you to control the iPod app on the phone in stead of through the MMI... REALLY COOL, basically, you get to compose genius playlists etc. on the phone and browse your music there, the MMI interface lags waay to much for my liking, so this is probably the coolest trick you can apply in my opinion... watch out though, once you've changed the current song/playlist or created a genius playlist on the phone, don't go back to the media browser on the MMI, it will show you what it last remembers the iPod doing rather than show you what the iPod app actually is doing.... best to just use the next/skip buttons on the center console to control music with the car, those still work fine. if you just connect the phone and use the car's media interface straight away it makes no difference in the operation, you can still browse and select music the way you did before on the MMI, the difference being, you now have the option to do it on the phone as well

another frustrating thing about the MMI at the moment is the fact that you can't sync your contacts anymore once you've updated your iPhone past iOS 4.1, Audi's official recommendation is to "downgrade" the OS on your phone, which is brilliant, because, on an iPhone 3GS or 4, that's not possible... go figure... to date there's no known fix, but, Apple did release iOS 4.3 today, so I'm hoping someone out there has updated and checked if this is now working? let me know if anyone has any info? I'll keep the thread updated accordingly

some really cool (non Audi related) iPhone/iPod touch tips can be found at:
The iPhone Tips/Tricks/Apps thread

most of the essential info is on the first page, it's a pretty strong community of users
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it's an issue with the 3'rd Gen MMI with built in dvd/nav, anything above iOS 4.1 doesn't sync contacts anymore (audi and apple have acknowledged it, they're just not doing anything about it)

You might have the issue and not know it, the contacts that synced up to the point where you upgraded to iOS 4.2 would still be there..., check to see if any contacts you've added recently are available in the names menu on the car, i didn't notice till quite a while after it started happening and then i made the mistake of deleting the phone from the paired devices and pairing again to try and fix it, result, now i have no contacts vs having had at least my old contacts on there before....

having said that, i still don't know if iOS 4.3 (the latest one) fixes the issue, i'd gladly upgrade and sacrifice my jailbreak if i know the contact sync will work...
don't sacrifice your JB, 4.3 JB is just around the corner just wait til then.
I'd happily go without sbsettings and noaccessorysplash for a while if i could get my contacts back onto my names list on the MMI..... I just need to know if contact sync actually works with 4.3, I've not been able to get a definite answer anywhere, anyone who says it does says it's also worked on 4.2, which it certainly did not.... so I can't believe that statement
That's the only reason you jailbreak your phone?! You mean any app in the app store for free, iRealSMS, LockInfo, MyWi, MewSeek, FakeOperator, FaceBreak, InfiniFolders, the list goes on and on!!!!!!!!!

I couldn't go with my phone unjailbroken for a day...:no:
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