This is a collection of the most frequent questions I have received about CarBridge. I suggest reading through this page if you are considering purchasing.
Q: What is CarBridge?
A: CarBridge is a tweak for jailbroken iOS devices that allows loading unsupported applications onto CarPlay. It is developed by leftyfl1p.
Q: Where can I get CarBridge?
A: CarBridge is available for purchase on Chariz in Cydia.
Q: What iOS versions does this support?
A: Any jailbroken iOS from 10.0 to 11.4 Beta 3 are supported. There are no plans to support older versions.
Q: Which iOS versions can I jailbreak?
A: Please refer to canijailbreak.com for info on the latest jailbreakable iOS versions. If any website tells you otherwise it’s 100% a scam. Google and YouTube are littered with these clickbait articles, do not fall for them, no matter how desperate you are.
Q: How do I jailbreak my device?
A: Refer to the /r/jailbreak community wiki. If you need a step by step process you can use YouTube videos like this (same process for other iOS versions, just use the correct ipa file). Be cautious as there are a lot of malicious videos out there.
Q: Which Cars are supported?
A: CarBridge is a modification of CarPlay, so any car or aftermarket display that supports CarPlay will work with this.
Q: Will joystick (non-touchscreen) CarPlay units ever get native control support with CarBridge?
A: Potentially. If it happens it will not be for quite some time. It will require a massive amount of research to implement effectively.
Q: Can this harm my car? What are the risks?
A: CarPlay utilizes an Apple communication protocol between your car and iPhone that sends a H.264 video feed to the car and touch inputs back to the phone. None of the CarPlay software is running on your car, much like a secondary monitor attached to your desktop computer. It’s all on the phone. CarPlay does not have access to electronic steering or gas, so no, it won’t plow your car into a brick wall. The only risks of using CarBridge are ones that come with using standard jailbroken iOS tweaks. The worst that could happen is a SpringBoard crash which can be solved by exiting safe mode or removing the tweak in Cydia if necessary. CarBridge does not touch the CarPlay communication protocol in any way.
Q: Which applications can I use with CarBridge?
A: You can attempt to load any application on your device, however there is no guarantee that all applications will load properly. More on this in the next question.
Q: I tried to load my favorite app with CarBridge but it doesn’t display properly or doesn’t load at all, what’s wrong? Can you fix it?
A: To put it bluntly: these apps weren’t designed or meant to be warped to such large sizes on car displays. Apps will never function 100% perfectly like this, you can get close, but never perfect. It’s just the nature of this type of tweak. Generally, apps that have iPad compatibility in the same app tend to work well when displayed on the car. Apps that do not have iPad compatibility, do not use auto-layout, or deviate from Apple standards will usually have issues.
Q: Can I sideload this or get this on my unjailbroken phone?
A: Simple answer: No, there are technical limitations preventing this. You will never be able to get unsupported CarPlay apps on an unjailbroken iPhone. Anyone claiming such is scamming you.