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So my wife liked my Volt so much we had to get her one. I'm having a hell of a time getting her Nexus 5X to work with Android Auto. I remember when I got my phone working I had to go through about 5 cables before I found one that would work (the one that came with my Nvidia shield works great!) but the Nexus 5X uses a USB-C connection and I've tried all the cables I have.

I've confirmed that Android Auto works with my phone in her car, so the USB port is working fine. I've also made sure that her phone is in MTP mode and not just charging only so I'm thinking I just haven't landed on the right cable.

Has anybody had any luck getting AA working with a Nexus 5X, 6P or one of the Pixels? If so, which cable did you end up using? The one that came with the phone is USB-C to USB-C and I don't have a converter handy so I haven't been able to try that yet.
 

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I've been using a Tronsmart A-C cable with my Nexus6P for a couple weeks with no issue. $9.99 for a 2 pack on Amazon,and on the approved Leung list of cables. 6 ft long, so a little unwieldy, but otherwise fine.
 

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Cool, I'll give that a shot. Glad to know that it at least works for someone so I'm confident I'll figure it out eventually.

Thanks!
 

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I use a ZTE Axon 7. I used the stock USB C cable, as well as my old Nexus 5 cable with a tybe B-C adapter. I even used a cheap cable off the internet. This one works:

http://ca.crackberry.com/mybat-type-c-micro-usb-2-in-1-data-cable-3-ft/5A268A25808.htm

Try the following. Disconnet your phone. Go into the vehicle settings and remove all paired Android auto phones. Remove the pairing in your phone's Android auto app settings and reconnect.
 

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I have been using one from Cable Matters with my Pixel XL and it seems to work well. A 2 pack at Amazon was about $10, I got the 1 foot long cables. I cannot post a link yet because my post count is too low, but if you search Amazon for B018X3IM6Y it should come up.
 

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The USB C cable I bought from Monoprice works great with my LG G5. I bought one of the USB 3.0 Palette series cables.

Remember, not all cables are equal. Inferior cables may not support enough throughput or power.
 

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I have a Google Pixel and used the USB A to C cable that came with the phone as well as one I bought on Amazon (Onite brand), both worked fine.
 

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I have a OnePlus 3 and it works with the OnePlus Dash Charge cable or with Anker USB Type-C cables (Anker: https://www.amazon.ca/5-Pack-Braide...83904085&sr=8-4&keywords=anker+type+c+braided)

With that said, do you get any errors (shown on the phone screen when Android Auto is open) using the existing cable?
You can also try switching it back and forth from "charging only" and "MTP" while plugged in.
Lastly, make sure you hit "Projection" on the car when it is plugged in even if you don't see it auto launch from the phone itself.
 

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With that said, do you get any errors (shown on the phone screen when Android Auto is open) using the existing cable?
You can also try switching it back and forth from "charging only" and "MTP" while plugged in.
Lastly, make sure you hit "Projection" on the car when it is plugged in even if you don't see it auto launch from the phone itself.
I'm still thinking I have bad cables (I ordered some Tronsmart that should be in today so I can test).

No errors, but let me ask you this. I'm not too familiar with Nougat since it's my wife's phone, all my other devices are Marshmallow. In Marshmallow when you plug it in there's a card when you pull down the screen that says 'charging only' and you can tap it to change to MTP. I'm not getting that card on hers, but I know it's in MTP mode by going into Developers Options and checking there. Should I be seeing the card like I see it in Marshmallow? If so then that just confirms my suspicions that I have bunk cables...
 

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I have used Android Auto with a Pixel XL, Nexus 6p and Nexus 5x all without issue. You'll just need a quality USB-A to USB-C cable.
 

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My Pixel XL works pretty great with the USB-A to USB-C cable that came with the phone. Sometimes I have to hold the MyLink Home button down for a few seconds to trigger AA to start, but usually the icon shows up automatically. My phone has Bluetooth calling issues that seem to confuse AA, but some people have attributed that to a bad app update on one of the Google apps.
 
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