Subaru Forester Android Head Unit Stereo Upgrade Apple Carplay

For Subaru forester owners who are interested in upgrading the original car stereo with aftermarket Android head unit, here are 2 replacements for you. One Subaru Forester head unit upgrade is with a 9 inch HD screen, the other unit is with a 10.4 inch Tesla style vertical screen. Both were upgraded with Android system.

9″ Subaru Forester Android Head Unit


Subaru Forester head unit upgrade
Subaru Forester Head Unit Upgrade
Subaru Forester Android Navigation
Subaru Forester Android Navigation

The 9″ Android head unit for Subaru Forester head unit was upgraded with latest Android 12 system, Octa-Core CPU processor, 64GB internal memory and 4GB RAM, premium DSP audio. With the powerful configuration this Android Subaru Forester head unit runs fast and smoothly.

It supports factory reverse camera, steering wheel controls, and supports Harman Kardon amplifier and speakers working.


For Subaru WRX, the dashboard is similar to Subaru Forester, just a little different. You can check the Android head unit for Subaru WRX as follows:

Subaru WRX Stereo Upgrade

It’s also with latest Android 12 system and the same price as the stereo upgrade for Subaru Forester.

The main features include Apple carplay, Android auto, GPS navigation system, Bluetooth hands free phone calling function, Bluetooth streaming music function which supports both iPhone and Android phones connection.

The 9″ HD screen is very clear, high resolution, touch screen is also responsive. Subaru Forester Android head unit comes with mirror-link app installed, ready for use and mirror your phone on the screen, it also supports Apple Carplay and Android auto. What’s more, this head unit supports steering wheel controls and rear view camera video input, so you can connect an aftermarket rear camera with it and display on the HD screen.

10.4″ Subaru Forester Tesla Screen Android Head Unit

Original Subaru Forester radio unit in the dashboard:

Subaru Forester Original Radio
Subaru Forester Original Radio


Subaru Forester Tesla Screen Upgrade
Subaru Forester Tesla Screen Upgrade

This Tesla style head unit upgrade is built-in with 10.4 inch vertical screen, some customers prefer larger screen. It supports split screen, above can display navigation or multimedia information, below can display air conditioning system information.

Specifications: Pure Android 11 system, 64GB ROM, 4GB RAM, 1024*768 resolution.

The 10.4″ Tesla style Subaru Forester Android head unit also comes with GPS navigation system, Bluetooth phone, Bluetooth music, WIFI, USB, RCA audio and video outputs, steering wheel control, backup camera video input.

For both models, Google maps app was already installed, we will also install IGO or Sygic maps for you for free. Besides, maps update is also free from us when available.

About Installation

Both of them fits Subaru Forester 2013-2017 year, easy for installation. Plug and play for Subaru Forester without factory Harman Kardon sound system, if your car has Harman Kardon sound system, only the first 9″ model works, it comes with a special power cable to support factory amplifier.

If you want to install the second 10.4″ model for Subaru Forester with Harman Kardon amp, there will be no sound then you will need to modify wires for installation. You will need to find out the amplifier’s control wire, ground wire and speaker wires to connect them directly to get sound.

The above 2 head units are both available, free shipping now.

If you want to check if the Android head unit fits your car, you can send us your car model, manufacture year and a dashboard picture for us to check. And please tell if your Subaru Forester has factory Harman Kardon sound system. If you have a car stereo shop or have customers want to install such a unit, welcome to contact us for wholesale prices.

We also have Android head units for other Subaru models like Subaru WRX, Subaru Outback, Subaru Legacy.

Got a question? You can leave a comment below, or contact us via email:

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32 thoughts on “Subaru Forester Android Head Unit Stereo Upgrade Apple Carplay

  1. Hello, I have a 2016 Forster with starlink stereo and reverse camera through the stereo. Will the reverse camera still work and automatically switch? What kind of EQ / how many frequency bands can be controlled? Is there an adjustable crossover? Is there an option for a CD/DVD player? Does this ship from US? Thanks!

    1. I’m asking about the 9″ version. Also, does it look like the ones in the photo? Does it stick out any more than the photos? Most now days stick out much further and I wanted to make sure this one looks like the photos.

    2. Our unit does not support your factory oem camera as the plug is different, but our unit supports an aftermarket HD camera which just costs US$25. It has DSP amp built-in, you can adjust the sound quality in many different ways in settings > DSP, I just sent you an email with some photos about DSP settings. For a large screen unit, DVD player is not available anymore.

  2. Can you tell me which head units you have that will replace the oem unit in a 2016 Subaru Forester limited edition with the Harman Kardon and nav configuration? The top vent outlets have the silver edges and there is only the hazard button between the vents.

  3. Hi, I have a Forester SJ (2018) XT Limited with HK audio and Nav. The dash is from WRX, it has the additional button above the hazard lights. I would like to know if the 9 “model is available and if it can be compatible with Android auto and appel carplay?

    1. The 9″ model is available, it’s compatible with apple carplay and android auto, in order to confirm if it fits your car, please send a dashboard picture for us to check further.

  4. I would like to find out if your Sat Nav update would work on my Subaru Forester 2014 model. My location is in Australia and would appreciate if you could share your dealership details too.

    My vehicle is Subaru Forester 2014 with existing factory Satnav system which is working fine (at its own speed) and found your system to be more modern with better options. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    1. You can send a dash photo from your car for us to check, so we can make sure if our unit fits and works for your car.

  5. Hello I wanted inquire about a Tesla style headunit for a 2017 wrx limited anyway you can make one or have any that fit this model. I’m interested in a headunit with a px6 android
    Thank you

  6. I’ m looking for big screen which also controls climate for my 2007 Outback. Are there any option for me?

    1. You can send a dash photo from your Subaru Outlook, so we can confirm if our large screen unit fits your car.

  7. How does the climate control work on the 10.4 inch model? My 2016 Forester XT Premium does not currently have automatic climate control.

  8. I don’t see this item for sale in your website. Is it still available? I have the Harmon sound system (2015 Subaru Forester Limited) so I’d prefer the 9inch model.

    1. Yes, this unit is still available. Sorry, not all products are listed on our site.

      If you need we can send you an invoice to confirm with you about the order, just send us your shipping address and the payment method you use, our email is

  9. I have a 2015 Forester Touring edition – so I do have the Harmon Kardon system.

    My current factory system includes Satellite XM radio. Does this 9″ Android head unit allow for XM Satellite radio? Can it attach to the pre-existing antenna that is mounted to the roof of the vehicle?


    1. Hi, this 9″ Android head unit supports factory Harman Kardon system, but it does not support satellite radio, just regular FM/AM radio built-in.

        1. Hello, where do I buy the 9 inch unit? We have the 17 Forester Touring and it has the Harmon Kardon system installed.

          1. You can send us your shipping address and the payment method, so we can send you an invoice and place an order for you.

            Firstly please send a dashboard picture for us to check, so we can confirm which model fits your car.

        1. Hi, you can send a dashboard picture from your 2019 Subaru Forester for us to check, so we can confirm if this unit fits your car.

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