using an idata maestro and a good radio, it is literally plug and play, even all the obd2 stuff is retained"Search" is your friend on this topic. Several owners have upgraded their radios and have logged all the procedures in doing so. But be forewarned; if you think you're gonna pull the old, insert the new, and roll down the road, you are mistaken. It's a lot more complicated than that... a lot more. Even choosing another uConnect radio that is offered for your Jeep isn't plug-n-play.
It's do-able, but you really gotta wanna do it.
any quality radio from Kenwood, Pioneer, and Alpine will work, and will have car play garbage and android auto. simple install using idata link maestro.
do yourself a bigger favor, ditch the crApple junk, and get an android phone and leave the herd behind.
First question:There are a few drop in head units to choose from. They install in 10 minutes with no additional parts needed. Most of them are android based. If you need to install a backup camera that will take some time and effort to install. Search your model on AliExpress.
Standard "off the shelf" head units will require data link to install, plus a dash adapter kit. If you have beats audio that will require an additional "expensive" kit to work around it.
In and around Dallas, TX - I'm getting 6.2" Apple Carplay next Sat at Texas Audio in Garland... Hope it's great...I have a 2016 Renegade with the 5.0 radio. Would like to upgrade to something that supports Apple Car Play. Has anyone found a 3rd party radio that works? Can one get a newer 6.0 radio for this car?