How to Program your new V1 & YaV1 from Scratch

This walkthrough shows you how I set up and program my V1 with YaV1 from a brand new install to help guide you through setting up yours. 🙂

Things you’ll need:

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    • Tim on March 4, 2016 at 4:53 pm
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    Love the app! I have the app set to run every time I get into the car and connects to bluetooth. However, I haven’t figured out a way for the YaV1 app to quit/close when I exit the car and disconnects from bluetooth. It keeps running searching for the bluetooth connection. Is there a setting in the app that will quit the app automatically when the bluetooth is no longer available?

    1. Yeah it actually has a feature specifically for that. It’s covered in Page 13 of the YaV1 manual. Under the “General Settings” there is an option for “Auto Stop Timeout.” Set it to 30 sec. This way once YaV1 loses BT for 30 sec, it will automatically shut down. That’s the preferred way of doing it over force killing it with Llama or something.

        • tim on March 4, 2016 at 5:14 pm
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        Awesome! I was wondering what that setting was for. I will give it a try tomorrow.

    • Keith Gill on May 27, 2016 at 2:29 pm
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    I bought the V1 and Bluetooth to use with my Galaxy S5 and Sena motorcycle headset. The one ‘must have’ are the audible alerts to be pushed through the phone to my headset. I set the app exactly as per your excellent tutorial except that I left all the Laser, Ka, K, and X sound effects as Native. Everything works – except the V1 isn’t muted by the Savvy emulator and there are no sounds effects on my phone – the phone does play the verbal Ka files. I guess a work around would be to put WAV sound effects files in these boxes but I can’t find them on my phone. Thanks, Keith

    • david on June 28, 2016 at 6:30 pm
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    connect LE does not workwtih YAV1-so make sure you buy carefully (get the connect) if your ordering. I wonder if the YaV1 will update, or should I send back my LE for a regular android connect

    • Bill on December 12, 2016 at 4:46 am
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    Again, I’m new to all this… my V1 connect will be arriving shortly. When I program my V1 and yav1, is it safe to assume that I can set my frequency bands to the same frequencies you did in the video? Is that location-based (I’m in Michigan) or is it radar gun manufacturer-based? Assuming it’s manufacturer-based, then why don’t detector makers filter out anything outside these frequency ranges? Probably a stupid question but that’s what I’m good at! Thanks,


    1. It’s radar gun based. You can program it the way I show and you’ll be all set. It’s an option you’re given to get more performance out of a detector but not everyone knows the details so it’s really considered an advanced feature.

        • Bill on December 12, 2016 at 4:52 am
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        How do you do that so fast?!!! Very cool… And thanks very much!

    • Bill on December 12, 2016 at 1:07 pm
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    Ok, so one last question, then I’ll stop pestering you… Maybe…I just finished watching your “YaV1 2.0: GPS Autolockouts Explained” video. When I make setings changes in the yav1 app, do I need to be bluetooth connected to v1connect for the changes to take place? Or can I be in the comfort of my living room making settings adjustments and then the next time I connect to v1connect, the changes will synch? Thanks and I’ve learned a ton from your videos. They are really great!


    • Tom Rachuonyo on May 18, 2017 at 7:44 pm
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    Vortex, how can I reprogram YAV1 with a new phone I just bought? How can I reset it to factory and have it reprogrammed? Thanks in advance.

    1. Sorry I’m not sure exactly what you’re asking. This article goes over how to program your phone.. what are you missing, exactly?

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