CarBridge is an awesome app that lets you use any iOS application on your CarPlay supported touchscreen head unit through iPhone. Being stuck with limited selection of Carplay is no longer a problem with CarBridge.
It brings you the whole iPhone experience to your car without limitation with apps like Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime and many more. And also CarBridge is the best alternative for NGXPlay.
If you are here to find the carbridge installation ways, click below button to install Carbridge.
Further this article describes everything about Carbridge, How to Install, Carbridge Alternatives and How to use Carbridge. Let's dive deep to the details.
What is Carbridge?
CarBridge is a tweak for jailbroken iOS devices that allows loading unsupported applications onto CarPlay. It is developed by leftyfl1p . CarBridge allows you to use 2 apps which means one on your phone and another one for the car. And also you can hide any CarPlay icon and customize your CarPlay. There are 'no jailbreak' CarBridge alternatives available in the market and let's dig deep.
Check here for CarBridge alternatives or you can click the button below to install Carbridge alternative - Wheelpal.
From this article, we will reveal How to install CarBridge for your iOS 16 and iOS 15 devices. Before you install CarBridge on your iPhone you need to complete the jailbreak procedure on your device. iPad and iPod touch are not supported because they do not run CarPlay. Checkra1n, unc0ver and Taurine are giving you the best jailbreak tools for iOS 14 to iOS 14.5 devices. iOS 16 jailbreak is now available and the Palera1n jailbreak tool has been updated to support iOS 16.0-iOS 16.2 for CarBridge , NGXplay and CarPlay alternative users. Also, you can use the iOS 16 Carbridge app now.
Palera1n Jailbreak Compatible Devices
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 6S Plus
- iPhone 6S
- iPhone SE
Palera1n jailbreak supported iPads
- iPad 7th gen. (2019)
- iPad 6th gen. (2018)
- iPad Pro 12.9” and 10.5” 2nd gen. (2017)
- iPad 5th gen. (2017)
- iPad Pro 12.9” 1st gen.
- iPad Pro 9.7”
How To Install Carbridge (With / Without Jailbreak)
You can install CarBridge on your device in three ways
- Via CarBridge official site
- Via Launching Zebra or Cydia
- A third party CarBridge (not recommended) - No Jailbreak method
How to Install CarBridge with Jailbreak (Cydia or Zebra)
You may either use Zebra or Cydia. Perform a jailbreak to your iPhone and continue these steps. There are 2 methods you may try.
- Install Cydia on your device. (you may find correct jailbreak tool for this from Wheelpal)
- Find Packix Repo from Cydia or Zebra and install it
- You will see CarBridge app here. Pay $9.99 and then you can download it.
- Or else Install Rocketbootstrap, Applist or Filza via Cydia
- Navigate Perferenceloader in source tab
- Use Filza to Install the leftyfl1p.deb file
Congrats! Now you have freedom to use any app on CarPlay. But in this method you have to pay 9.99 USD.
So without paying or worrying of any third party VPN installation, there are some trusted CarBridge alternative apps you may use in your CarPlay.
Is it possible to install CarBridge without jailbreaking?
As already mentioned about the CarBridge app, CarBridge is a tweak which only you can use after jailbreaking. But there are some ways to install CarBridge without jailbreak and also CarBridge alternatives on your device. Most of these methods are not recommended and we do not guarantee any success in these methods. Most of these methods are scams. We are just mentioning the method and trying it or not is solely your responsibility.
You can install CarBridge to your phone and then make sure to have downloaded the two free apps (Secure VPN and CyberGhost) to connect the carbridge app to your phone. You won't be able to install the app without them. (they can be deleted later after installing CarBridge). Also, you can download CarBridge on any iOS version - download CarBridge up to iOS 16 (iOS 11 - iOS 16).
Also make sure to switch on the Background App Refresh in your settings.
But this method is not recommended and could be a scam in many ways.
CarBridge alternative apps
WheelPal is a CarBridge alternative app. Wheelpal comes with a pack of benefits not only as a jailbreak solution or Cydia alternative. It brings you, your favorite tweaks,on your car play. Everything is lined up in Wheelpal app all you need to do is download it from the below QR code or link. No more worries about your Apple warranty. It's 100% safe now.
2. If you are not wishing to Jailbreak, another best solution for you to use CarBridge alternative such as InCar on your device. You may find InCar Android app from the Google Play Store.
Then again, if anyone is worrying about the carplay availability for your vehicle, you may check this availability by an Android app called CarPlay Compatibility Checker.
So enough with the heavy and let's move to some fun with Wireless CarPlay.
People who are sick with USB cables are in love with this Wireless CarPlay option. Since iOS 9, Apple has supported wireless CarPlay implementations. iOS 16 fully support this Wireless CarPlay with new features including Announce Messages with Siri, Driving Focus, and using the new wallpaper options. But apart of these, there are some unofficial adapters for Wireless CarPlay. One such is CarLink 3.0 adapter.
You may buy this CarLink adapter for Wireless CarPlay from Amazon via below link for $100.
This has an easy installation. Connect the adapter to your car’s USB port that powers wired CarPlay, then pair your iPhone to the adapter over Bluetooth from the Settings app.
So now, just forget about your phone when driving and your CarPlay is just in front of your eyes automatically. That's really easy to use and a comfort in driving and drivers know this.
One thing you may notice in here. Standard CarPlay doesn’t display boxes around on-screen content but Wireless CarPlay using the adapter does show boxes around buttons like the below picture. It's not a big thing but something to notice.
I must repeat wireless carplay is something worth having and only available for the people who already have Carplay Support. If your carplay head unit does not support Apple Carplay, consider upgrading your headunit to one of the below.
Also, for intersting folks on CarPlay and myQ app read the article on myQ Garage door opener app for CarPlay.
So apart all of this, the users are dying to know the story of smart intelligent cars. We got you covered and you may read our autonomous car / Apple Car section for more details and more interesting links.
FAQs about Carbridge
- How to get Carbridge without jailbreak
As mentioned earlier, you cannot have Carbridge directly without jailbreak. But Carbridge alternatives such as InCar can be installed without jailbreak. These alternatives are mentioned in the article.
2. Is carbridge free
CarBridge for iOS 13/14 is a complete rewrite of the original CarBridge for iOS 10 and is a paid upgrade due to the changes in CarPlay on iOS 13. So clearly there is a little amount of 10 USD to payup.
3. Where to download Carbridge
- By donating CarBridge - Cost few dollars
- With downloading CarBridge.ipa With Packix repo - Carbridge Lite works best for iOS 13 (Now available for iOS 13.7)
- By downloading via Cydia. - Follow the steps mentioned in this article.
4. What repo has Carbridge
5. Does carbridge really work
Yes, it really works and you can enjoy YouTube, Videos, Games, Facebook and other non-default apps on Apple CarPlay with CarBridge.
6. Can I use carbridge to watch netflix?
There is an issue with the DRM (Copyright and Digital Rights Management ) . So using iOS 10 (as DRM was not implemented on iOS 10) would do the work for now and the Carbridge team is on this issue and a solid answer would come for this question in near future.
Also, if you want to know more options for CarPlay customization, you can read more on the options for Adding apps to CarPlay. And, you intend to know more about the Tesla car, you are also interested in Tesla Apple CarPlay article to bring iPhone experience to your car's dashboard.