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I wasn't really sure where to ask this, but since it is about my car I decided this might be the best place.

I've had my Vauxhall Corsa just under a year now, and there have been no official updates for the Intellilink system as was hinted by the salesman.

I have since found out that the Intellilink system runs on Windows CE, which was a pleasant surprise to me.

Are there any images of Windows CE with the software installed so I can have a tinker with it?

  • Good question! I don't have any experience with these systems, but hopefully someone will chime in. This is, by the way, very much on-topic. Thanks for stopping by to ask! – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Mar 22 '16 at 21:26
  • Thanks for the edit @Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 . I've just watched a video on how to alter the wallpaper so it peaked my curiosity. – Terry Mar 22 '16 at 21:27
  • I guess my question is does the Intellilink system offer storage space or is it ROM based? Either way you could probably dump the contents of the ROM/HD. I doubt you'd be able to find an image from a legitimate source. Since it would seemingly fall under software piracy issues. – Ben Mar 22 '16 at 21:34
  • youtube.com/watch?v=cDPimox8pnE - How to get into developer mode corsaeforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1775&start=20 - Useful forum topic. Most useful so far: corsaeforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1691&start=10 – George Mar 22 '16 at 21:36
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You can replace the firmware by entering developer mode and then going to the explorer mode in the developer options menu.

EDIT: I have also mirrored the file on my MEGA in case it disappears or is deleted.

From this forum thread

First off, I accept no responsibility if you brick your head unit you are going too need to modify files stored on it to enable Mirrorlink.

Ok so the file should for all uk cars, even the russian one is incredibly similar.

I recommend you use a stylus for this, (I used a pen with the lid on)

1) Download ClientAppInfo.bin from here https://mega.nz/#!Rs0QiBAD!NWVV3Xy5RJwSomJkwW-ZgIMoWUlzcZZpT2lOjocm4ww This is the one I have modified from my Corsa LE so should work with yours no problem.

Check the fil, here http://onlinemd5.com/, the sha and md5 should match

SHA1 77720003DFD1E9476D8EA84FD892675A198500F2

MD5 0410F2CA7F0A959E3E39DF604416D5B6

2) Put it on a pen drive formatted to fat32, most likely what it is already formatted too.

3) Go to your car turn it on and wait for intellilink to start.

4) Enable developer mode, -Tap repeatedly in the top left corner unit a window appears asking you to enter a code. -Enter 20110827 and press ok, nothing will happen that you can immediately see but you have turned it on in the settings.

5) Go to explorer mode - From the main menu go to settings, on page 3 you should have developer menu, if not repeat step 4. - In the developer menu scroll to Explorer Mode, press it and it will launch Windows CE.

6) Copy the files - Plug in the usb drive - From the desktop press on my device in the top left it looks like a yellow palm pilot - Go into the MD folder, this is your pendrive - Press on the file so it is highlighted, in the toolbar at the top click edit and then copy (you'll understand why I say use a stylus it's small)

6.5) Change folder options - In the toolbar press View and select options - Untick all the options shown and press ok

7) Replace the original file - At the middle of the toolbar on the top is a yellow folder press it and you should return to the my device screen with all the folders - Navigate to /Storage Card/System - In the top toolbar press Edit and then Paste, It will ask do you want to override the file, press yes. - Wait for it to copy

8) Restart Car - Remove the pen drive - Turn off your car and wait for the handbrake light to turn off, this can take around 30 seconds be patient - Turn it back on and in the apps you should see Mirrorlink

I'll take some pictures soon to show you, but in the meantime watch the video , yes its in russian but the windows CE stuff is all in english so it should give you a good idea of what to do. In the video he also replaces the file in storage card 2, I didn't have the same folder there so just skipped that part.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0qp2cRK4KQ&list=WL

  • Thanks for your answer. I'm not sure this is the same version as mine, the menus look completely different. I have the Corsa Excite 2015 model. – Terry Mar 22 '16 at 22:17
  • Apparently the systems are similar though. I wouldn't try installing the package, but I'd suggest seeing if you can get into the developer window and explorer mode. – George Mar 22 '16 at 23:42
  • K, thanks. I'll look in to it more. And, yes, I got in to dev mode and Changed the wall paper. – Terry Mar 22 '16 at 23:54
  • As if you access the actual operating system there may be a way to upgrade it. – George Mar 23 '16 at 7:37

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