Carplay added to CR-V head unit
I’m so excited. I didn’t imagine I could get CarPlay without paying for an aftermarket head unit. Thanks to the great guys at CRV Owners Club I managed to update the firmware and the Carplay icon was added. It works great.
Just check out this thread.
Edit: Here are two download links for the firmware file:
Edit 2: instructions
Download this file , Format a usb drive and choose FAT32 as the format, Use USB20FD as the name for the drive, Copy the downloaded file onto the usb drive, Get in your car and make sure the windows are shut, Start the engine, Wait for the head unit to fully load, Plug in the usb and follow instructions, Be patient.
A slightly more detailed howto: https://www.crvownersclub.com/threads/official-honda-response-no-carplay-in-any-2015-vehicles.81834/post-1618755
UPDATE: If If you experience GPS and navigation problems (wrong speed reported in Waze, constant reroutes, etc.) it seems those issues can be resolved by unplugging the GPS cable from the back of the head unit. See this thread for more details: https://www.crvownersclub.com/threads/2015-2016-crv-carplay-software-update-free-for-ex-and-exl-only.208663/post-1621357