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Spirit1 and Spirit2 are real, tuned, over-the-air FM radio apps for Android. They do not require Internet access.

Android 6+ Marshmallow Speaker mode and HTC One M8/Qualcomm startup problems:

Dec 2, 2015: I'm going to close this thread for now at least, because sadly, too many "non customers" are coming here asking for support for paid versions and I've become very tired of it. Customers please email me for support. Thanks !

Dec 2, 2015: Spirit apps now available via Paypal through the new Alpha level Official XDA App:

Spirit2 2015_03_25_lollipop & KitKat slow rollout:

Mar 18/19, 2015: New Spirit2 release for Lollipop+:

Feb 21, 2015: Spirit's 4th birthday, Spirit2 analog mode & other New features:

GOOGLE BAN on the Spirit apps (SELinux, lifted).

DAMMIT Google ! DAMMIT new EU VAT policies ! :

LG G3 official support ?:

Spirit2 Lollipop HTC One M7 & M8 GPE with root:

Spirit2 Open/Free now on Play for "buy me a cheap beer" price, and free XDA download:

Spirit1 Light resurrected on Play for "buy me a coffee" price, and free XDA download:

Spirit2 Beta releases on Play for customers, updated sign up info:

Spirit2 11_24/11_25 pre-mature Lollipop re-design release bugs on some ROMs prompt re-org of Spirit2 variants:

Spirit2 Free: Open Source Real FM Radio for AOSP & Root:

Spirit2 RC2 beta for Lollipop: November 24 / 141124:

Spirit2 November 21 (141121): Beta Re-architecture for Android Lollipop 5.0:

Spirit2 November 12 (141112): Experimental Re-architecture for Android 5:

Spirit2 October 29 (141029): Experimental Re-architecture for Android 5:

Nexus 6, 9, Player & Android 5.0:

Spirit2 October 1 (141001): Extremely Experimental Re-architecture for Android L:

Android L: Spirit1 and Spirit2:

Spirit2 0920 HIGHLY EXPERIMENTAL Audio mods, in preparation for Android L: APK:

Spirit Transmit v2 0915: ONLY works on ROOTED Sony Xperia T and Z class; NOT Z2:

Download Experimental
Spirit2 September 10-12

Official Sony Z series support coming:

LG G2 Mahdi & FM friendly kernels:

LG G2 FM friendly kernel patches:

Android ONE = Google FM Radio ?? !!

Spirit2: Hi Mike, I am still enjoying Spirit 1, is there any reason to pay again for Spirit 2? :

HTC One M8 Verizon !

Spirit2 is officially released ! New thread for Spirit2:

The Death of access to stock, unrooted OEM proprietary FM APIs:

New 30 day refund policy:

Digital Radio, the "Euro Chip Initiative" and "The Universal Smartphone Radio Project":

Permissions problems on recent ROMs:

Spirit name:

New phones: Note 3 LTE, HTC One Mini, Xperia Z Ultra & Z1/Honami:

Broadcom OEM API for unrooted changes on Android 4.3 HTC One:

Nexus 7 2013:

Meh... Emmis NextRadio app is underwhelming:

BT headsets: RDS PS & station info, pause/play, previous + next with AVRCP 1.3+:

HTC One GPE Android 4.3 solution: Use Spirit August 5 or later version: apk:

Android 4.3 may break FM on devices using Broadcom FM/combo chips:

"Spying" on FM radio usage stats:

Effem FM app in some CM ROMs ? :

HTC One GPE + digital audio (Unlocked):

HTC One first AOSP/Google support:

HTC One Nexus Experience phone:

Galaxy S4 MINI GT-I9190 FM:

Galaxy S4 = No OTA FM: "In with a bang, and out with a whimper."

Where has all the FM gone ? Gone to streaming, every one ?

See Supported Device List in post #2 below.

  • Spirit Free: Basic & Mono. Digital audio on Galaxy S. See post #3.
  • Spirit Two Free Alpha: Digital Audio & other Unlocked features.
  • Spirit Light: (supported but no longer sold.)
  • Spirit Unlocked: RDS, Media Buttons, Lockscreen & much more.

Spirit is the ONLY fully digital FM app:
  • Bluetooth A2DP headsets in CD quality stereo.
  • Recording in CD quality stereo.
  • External visualizers, equalizers and effects.
  • Internal Wave and FFT visual: 5x8 dB & log2 43 - 22,050 Hz.

Digital audio support:
  • Rooted HTC One, One XL, One S, Evo 4G LTE, Sony Xperia T.
  • Rooted International non-US Galaxy S, S2, S3, Note, Note2.
  • Most stock Sony 2012-2013 devices.

Record only support:
  • Stock International Galaxy S2 Jelly-Bean, S3, Note, Note2.

Download: Info:


Please purchase Spirit Unlocked for full features, excellent support, and help Android FM.

Thanks !
Last edited by mikereidis; 24th December 2015 at 08:10 AM.
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