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: Can I sideload this or get this on my unjailbroken phone?
A: 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.
Q: Where can I get CarBridge?
A: CarBridge is available for purchase on Packix in Zebra (highly recommended) or Cydia.
Q: What iOS devices does this support?
A: Any jailbroken iPhone on iOS 10.0 to iOS 13.5 are supported. iPad and iPod touch are not supported because they do not run CarPlay.
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 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 many 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: Not in the foreseeable future.
Q: Can this harm my car? What are the risks?
A: CarPlay is entirely contained within your iPhone. Your car is completely unaware of what is being shown or done in CarPlay. Your car runs the same code with CarBridge as it does CarPlay, because there is no difference as far as the car is concerned. The worst that could happen is a SpringBoard (iPhone) crash which can be solved by exiting safe mode or removing the tweak in Sileo/Cydia if necessary. CarBridge is as safe as it can get.
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.