1. pggagne's Avatar
    New to this forum. New to Androids. New to a lot of this stuff.

    I just got a Samsung Galaxy S4 smart phone and new head car audio head unit (Sony XAV-601BT) with the intentions of using Mirrorlink on the head unit and Drivelink on the S4. The Sony head unit says that the S3 is compatible with Mirrorlink, but does not mention the S4. I believe the S4 came out after the head unit was discontinued. I guess I made the assumption that if it worked for the S3, it would work for the S4.

    Does anyone know if the S4 is compatible with a unit designed for an S3?

    I plug the phone into the head unit using the USB cable, start Mirrorlink on the head unit and start Drivelink on the phone. The phone then gives a message stating "unfortunately drive link has stopped" or something like that.

    Anyone have any input related to this?

    fcarr1958 likes this.
    10-06-2013 09:27 AM
  2. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Heya Paul, welcome to the forums!

    Well, Samsung doesn't generally remove too many features from one generation to the next so it's a good inference that it's still supported. Hopefully, though, another one of our Samsung S4-having gurus will be able to offer some more insight.
    pggagne likes this.
    10-06-2013 09:31 AM
  3. pggagne's Avatar
    That's great to know. Well, at least encouraging .... I guess the next question would be, does anyone know how to make it work?
    10-06-2013 09:51 AM
  4. 555lgt's Avatar
    Here's a link that might help you out... sorry if this is a old post.

    Galaxy S 4- [Tutorial] How to Connect Sony DriveLink (MirrorLink) With Galaxy S4: [ General News ]
    10-17-2013 05:16 AM
  5. Otis Arms's Avatar
    i have i9500 s4, ipod nano, nokia n8, and apple i4s. sadly none have connected to mirrorlink sony xav-701.
    the software of sony is for 601bt 701 bt.

    my devices do fine on apple tv airplay also do fine on android smart tv via wifi dlna and also mirror screen with hdmi cable to tv

    however never work with screenlink mirrorlink on the sony xav-701bt

    iget phone bt connect. usb play ok of phone in mode

    never connect with mirrorlink on xav-601bt

    say device not supported

    must be sony sw issue but i update latest sony sw.

    can see my youtube channel oarms33 for many vids about this issue

    10-28-2013 10:42 PM
  6. the-android-dude's Avatar
    Hi there,
    I just got Sony XAV-601BT and I am also having no luck to connect via "Drive Link" / Mirror Link, I spoke with live chat to Sony Rep. he told me Galaxy S4 is not supporting mirror link,
    so it was a waste of $350.00
    is there anybody has GalaxyS4 and Sony XAV-601BT combo, maybe you guys can help me step by step how to connect and use, if not I am thinking to change my phone to Sony Xperia Z,
    Any advice from the Pros?

    12-06-2013 11:35 PM
  7. edwin perez1's Avatar
    I also just got a Sony xav-601bt. I did updated the firmware and installed drivelink but not from the Google store. It is a hack version that does not needs rooting. It works really good after that. Before it was crashing all the time. PM me if want more info. It only took me 10 minutes to do everything.
    12-30-2013 10:45 AM
  8. Pete Bumpton's Avatar
    can you tell me where to get this hack to mirrorlink app.
    jackswx likes this.
    01-22-2014 04:31 PM
  9. henry89's Avatar
    i'm interested too....
    02-12-2014 04:33 AM
  10. Jordan Freedman's Avatar
    Can you tell me what the app is instead of drivelink. I am having the same issue where it keeps stopping
    04-16-2014 07:59 PM
  11. Kochie's Avatar
    hi all. am new too.... i have a gs4 and an alpine head unit. it does work but only via usb cable.... isnt it suppose to work wirelessly? any help appreciated. tia
    05-07-2014 12:00 AM
  12. Kochie's Avatar
    hi all. we have the gs4 and would really like to be able to link with our alpine head unit wirelessy (not via USB Cable) to use the drive link. can this be done yet? thankyou
    05-15-2014 07:40 PM
  13. shumatew's Avatar
    Upon my research if you have an S4 you can do MirrorLink, If you haven't updated your S4 to 4.4.2(KitKat), However Mirrorlinks website states they support Galaxy S3, Galaxy S5, and Galaxy S6, They do not support the S4. I have an S4 and the Pioneer x2700bs, The only way I was able to get a semi-like drivelink connection was by updating the firmware on my radio and then installing AppRadio on my Android Device with it tethered USB, Other than that Pandora works great through Bluetooth, However will not work with AppRadio through USB.
    05-30-2015 04:10 AM
  14. nargarts's Avatar
    I have an XAV 601Bt and a samsung galaxy S4 could you please tell me how you managed to get the mirrorlink working.
    08-31-2015 08:50 AM
  15. Marcelo Silva3's Avatar
    mirrorlink working s4,s5 and s6

    09-24-2015 03:21 PM
  16. peterraouf1's Avatar
    hi therei have samsung galaxy note3 and sony xplod 712bt but it keeps tell me that it's not supported device what should i do to make it works ???????
    02-23-2016 01:11 PM
  17. peterraouf1's Avatar
    Posts1 Posts
    hi therei have samsung galaxy note3 and sony xplod 712bt but it keeps tell me that it's not supported device what should i do to make it works ???????
    02-23-2016 01:13 PM

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