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Old 04-22-2018, 11:30 PM
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Any recommendations for a new Operating System/Touch Screen?

Hello peeps,

SOOOOOO the "FACTORY MOPAR JEEP® 430 RBZ SIRIUS DVD AUX CD PLAYER TOUCHSCREEN MYGIG RADIO" is lagging on me, the bluetooth is lagging, and uconnect isn't connecting to my phone or disconnects constatnly. I am having a lot of issues with it.

I am upgrading my car right now. Raising it, new tires, new tire holder, etc.
So I decided it's a good investment to replace the built in stock old Uconnect operating system.

Any recommended ones I can buy and replace the old one?
I looked at some Alpine but the one that caught my eye were the X209 and/or the I209 which both are $2000+ which is insanely expensive. Maybe it's just me and I don't know the real value to these operating touch screens. If I am wrong let me know as well.

Which is the best or a really good one you would recommend and that you have? I have an iPhone btw. I know I know don't hate me. But make sure its not an Android System reader only because I found some like that.

Thanks in advance and Jeep on!

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Also my Jeep is Rubicon (Wrangler) JK 2017 if you guys are wondering.

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Old 04-23-2018, 12:49 PM   #3
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Look into the Pioneer AVH-4201NEX.

I think it should have most or all the features you want. I have the old '4200 model in my 2017 JK. I started off using an old iphone with mine and then defected to an Android. Either way youre set.

Check out Crutchfield. You'll also want the Maestro install package which runs you around $130. You'll be able to use the steering wheel controls and the OBD connector allows you to display the vitals on screen if you should want to. Once you get the Maestro programmed and the wiring options sorted out the install is relatively simple.
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How about an android head unit like the Seicane or Dasalita with a carplay adapter?

The NEX series are good radios too. I really liked mine but when I fried it, went with a massive Android unit. I don't run carplay but I know others that do on the Androids.
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I like and use touch-screen devices all the time but that's not the kind of user interface I'd use in a vehicle, especially not in a Jeep that tends to ride rougher. Touch screens need to be read and the finger has to be accurate when touching the icon... not something that is easily or safely (!!) done while driving. Touch screens are fine for passengers or when you're sitting parked but when driving? Not so much.

I like push buttons and round knobs for vehicle radios... you can see them out of the corner of your eye and you can feel them with your fingers so you're less apt to not select what you want or get distracted trying to read the display causing a fatal accident and lives ruined.
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I'm going to second the Pioneer recommendation.
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Got to disagree with you Jerry on this one. For a small touchscreen, you are absolutely correct. On something like the Seicane with a 10.1 screen, it's no less safe than trying to figure out which button on the Pioneer does what function.

My Seicane has rather large icons and touching anywhere in this good size icon triggers the app. Out of the corner of my eye, I can see the display (It's hard to miss), touch the area of the icon and i'm into what I wanted. I keep my most used icons on the main screen, radio, SD media, maplets and AV in (for the front camera's) Mail, Nav and settings are on the bottom row of page one and I'm never in page 2 while driving.

In reality, while driving, I use either the radio or the media player and Nav. On the trails I will use maplets and the spotting camera's.
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I'm going to back Jerry on this even though I own a touch screen Pioneer. Knobs and buttons are great because once you learn them you can control the radio via braille and never take your eyes off the road.

The down side is that it is very difficult to find this type of radio from a reputable manufacture, without also losing all the Nav, bluetooth, diagnostics, camera type features.

My only complaint about the Pioneer 4200Nex Is that it doesnt have buttons.
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I'm going to back Jerry on this even though I own a touch screen Pioneer. Knobs and buttons are great because once you learn them you can control the radio via braille and never take your eyes off the road.

The down side is that it is very difficult to find this type of radio from a reputable manufacture, without also losing all the Nav, bluetooth, diagnostics, camera type features.

My only complaint about the Pioneer 4200Nex Is that it doesnt have buttons.
I could never find the right buttons on my Pioneer and later on in it's life they were intermittent due to dust and corrosion on the interconnect ribbon cable. I can't tell you how many times I took it apart to clean the cable.

YMMV but I'm finding my Seicane safer to use than my Pioneer 4100NEX. Lets not forget that a lot of the functions on the Pioneer are also touch screen and not accessible with the buttons. Like my Pioneer, many of the day to day functions are controlled with the steering wheel controls.

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