Recently my news feeds been filling up with android auto on raspberry pi, so i decided to investigate and attempt to install it on my raspberry pi. i have also made a install script that will help you guys with installing android auto as well. thanks for the view!!

Equipment List

Raspberry Pi 3 ► Amazon | Ebay

7inch touch screen ►

7inch touch ►

5inch touch screen ►

Software List

Raspbian Pixel ►

Etcher  ►

github ►

f1xpl ►

crankshaft ►

Android Auto on Raspberry Pi

Step 1: Install Raspbian Pixel

First you will need to download Raspbian Pixel Desktop version.

download pixel

Now we will need a piece of software called etcher to write the image onto our SD card and USB Storage device.


Step 2: Check for updates

It is always a good idea to check for updates even if it is a freshly installed OS.

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade

Step 3: Compiling

this is the point where a lot of waiting occurs…. we will now need to download the install script from my github

open up a terminal and type

$ git clone

now we need to change over to that directory

$ cd androidauto_rpi_install

in order to execute the script we need to change permissions to allow it to execute.

$ chmod +x

now we can install android auto

$ ./

this will take about 30 mins or so

Step 4: Connect your phone

once everything is completed you will be presented with an screen. at this point you need to connect your phone to your raspberry pi.