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Old 02-26-2015, 11:44 PM   #1
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Customtronix Rax Jailbreaker (Lockpick) for the 2013+ 8.4"

I have recently learned of a newer "99% software" Lockpick for the 8.4" screen that quite simply looks awesome. I searched for it on here but came up with nothing so I am posting this as an 'FYI' to those considering options as I have not ordered it yet. I have done some homework and talked with them substantially so here are the details...

The system is almost all software, other then the optional cameras the only hardware is a pigtail that goes between the screen and factory harness to give access to the other inputs. Theoretically you could get their software and pinout the harness for your own composite/RCA inputs... but I couldn't be bothered.

Features include:
- 3 video inputs, all controlled via the touch screen (including factory backup camera, if you have it)
- remove GPS motion lockout (for text input)
- activate SRT APP (this feature not available to US vehicles, more info below)

Their demo configuration (with everything) is:
- a front camera that can be set to automatically turn on any time under xx forward speed
- a reverse camera that automatically turns on when in reverse
- a cargo camera (camera in 3rd brake light) that can be turned on manually via the touch panel, or set as the default reverse cam

- Any of these cameras can be turned on at any time via the touch panel HOWEVER, the programming for the factory tailgate camera turns off the power when forward speed is above ~10mph, requiring a separate power source if this view is desired.

- The input they use for the cargo camera also accepts aux audio (via the same aux audio setting as the in-console input) so they used a separate hardware composite switcher to switch between the cargo camera and an installed Apple TV. Realistically you could have 50x inputs, just know that any more then 3x will require a separate switch.

- The 8.4" screen already has the hardware to accept the 3 video inputs, that's why Customlogix 'simply' enables the functionality via software. The software is installed via the in-console USB the exact same way a factory update is preformed, with a few options to select after the system reboots.

For those wondering "Why the FFFF does the US not get the SRT pages?!". Because the US is the only location that has UConnect Access. All SRT vehicles have it so the system is programmed to ping a server for authorization.... which of course won't accept a RAM with SRT function. I have read they have tried to get it working before but it was very buggy so they pulled it, as far as I know they have no plans to add it... but they might. They also say on their site 'Some' Canadian vehicles work with SRT, I have read elsewhere 'most' Canadian vehicles work... and they told me via email they basically all do, but there is a chance it won't.

Also worth noting if considering the 'Gold' package that includes all the cameras is they typically list (and picture) a modified stock 3rd brake light, except in the Gold/Gold+ Black Edition, the LED 3rd brake light with camera is a Mopar part (I didn't know this existed as an option but maybe others did?). I read tons of reviews about this light and apparently it kicks A$$, the LED cargo lights are way brighter then the stock one. I found the Mopar part #s 68163937AG and 68163937AD (I have no idea what the difference is). If you get their silver package and buy your own Mopar light you will still need a harness for the camera signal/power.

And last, but certainly not least. This is a Swedish company. Apart from the time zone difference there is a slight language barrier (they are pretty good though) and a LARGE culture barrier. Expect them to be very blunt, likely rude, possibly even offensive... just keep in mind the culture difference and don't take it personally. Knowing this ahead of time definitely changed how I reacted to them (though I still asked if berating their customers was standard procedure, lol). Outside of the perceived 'attitude' I can say I am super impressed with their customer service. Email replies have been very prompt, multiple times a day and (knowing the time difference) they have been responding at 11pm their time.

I will edit this post as I learn/remember more, but they have a bunch of really informative videos on youtube, just search for customtronix. There is a 80+ page long thread on Jeep Garage with people discussing this Lockpick and post #336 has some solid info for getting a (Jeep Garage) forum discount. If there is enough interest here maybe they can add HTC to the 'discount forum' list. I can say the 'Gold' package, with pigtail, front/cargo cam, is 425 Euro before the discount and 325 after, so its substantial.

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Old 02-27-2015, 04:37 AM   #2
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Hey Vince, What have you been up to? How's the truck?
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Old 02-27-2015, 05:51 PM   #4
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Hey Stu, since I bought my 2014 my 2003 has been largely neglected. I took the hot side off over a year ago to do a little tweaking and haven't hit the key since. Header flanges were machined, flex added to crossover pipe, lager oil return line out of the turbo dumped into the side of the oil pan (rather then in a restrictive bulkhead in the drain bung). It is mostly back together, thanks to my brother spending a week with me this past November, but I have been so focused on work/family/house that the '03 hasn't felt the love in a while. As a result I have also been largely out of the forums as well, but I will start poking around here and see what people have been keeping up to.
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Old 02-27-2015, 06:05 PM   #5
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You'll get time to tinker with it again Vince. Your going to miss hp/tq from the boost. Congrats on the 2014.
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Old 02-27-2015, 08:13 PM   #6
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Great read. Thanks for the research.
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Old 03-17-2015, 02:36 PM   #7
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A quick update, I have ordered 2x Silver package Rax Jailbreak/Lockpick's (one for a friend and one for myself) with an added harness for the CHMSL camera (I will order a Mopar CHMSL cam later). The hardware is shipping via Fed Ex, scheduled to arrive early next week. Though the hardware isn't here I got the software via email and installed it. So far it works exactly as described. The 'front cam' would turn on automatically any speed under ~10kmph, and I could 'force on' any of the cameras (front, reverse, cargo) at any time, though the truck does cut the power to the factory installed tailgate camera over ~15kmph or so. I will probably find a way to externally power the tailgate camera so I can use it anytime, though even being able to turn it on while stopped or driving slow forward will still help when unhooking from a trailer.

Personally I already disabled the front camera auto-setting and I doubt I will turn it back on even after I get a front camera hooked up. In stop/go traffic it is annoying when the screen constantly switches to a black screen and I doubt it would much less annoying with a video feed. If this ever becomes a factory option I would hope they only trigger the camera when the speed, direction AND front parking sensors are activated.

Also, the SRT pages also work as described. Though I have not tried the 0-60, 0-100 or lap timer, the g-force meter and gauges work well. It is neat, though I doubt I will use them very often.

As a side note the 'speed lockout disable' for the text gps entry also allows you to use the 'view' button on incoming text messages while driving, vs having to listen to them while moving.

I am going to install the 2nd Rax jailbreak in a 2014 2500 with the 6.4L Hemi tonight.
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Old 03-17-2015, 06:19 PM   #9
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Put the Rax in the 2500 Ram successfully. SRT apps work except the 0-60/0-100 screen (I would assume it doesn't work on my 1500 either, but I haven't checked) and its worth noting the HP/TQ screen must go off a map, as it appears to be Viper numbers and not the trucks actual numbers. The g-force screen is pretty cool and the gauges screen could be useful for towing.
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:12 PM   #10
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