I'm looking forward to the day when we'll be able to use smartphone apps in connected cars without having to hardwire the devices. A wireless connection between phone and head unit, whether it be through Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, would eliminate the cluttered wiry mess cables create in and around car dashboards. It would also mean being able to leave your smartphone in your pocket after entering your vehicle, thereby reducing risk of distraction while driving.
If you're looking for that day to arrive, let's say, tomorrow and own a Samsung Galaxy S3, a Pioneer AppRadio 2 and have a few bucks to buy a dongle you may well get what you wish for. As YouTube user "Steven Rodriguez" demonstrates in the video below you can have ARLiberator control your smartphone through AppRadio 2 without having to connect your phone using the MHL adapter.
The video below is quite self-explanatory but you will need to purchase the Samsung AllShare Cast Dongle which retails on Amazon for about $75. This is what the dongle looks like…
The dongle has to be connected to the HDMI port on the AppRadio 2 and needs a power source. The Samsung Galaxy S3 then connects to the dongle wirelessly. The AllShare Cast dongle is basically a wireless hub used for mirroring your phone's display onto a larger screen.
The setup works pretty good as seen below. The phone needs to be rooted to run ARLiberator too. Those details can be found on ARLiberator's app description on Google Play.
ARLiberator is available for purchase for $34.99 and has received rave reviews on Google Play. The app basically turns your AppRadio 2 into you Samsung Galaxy S3 giving you full touch control from the head unit.
Anyways, here is the video...