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[Q] Does fm radio exist on LG G3?

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When I was using this app, I got a bunch of static, but it was picking up the channels I normally get?

Sent from my AT&T LG G3
Sorry, I don't understand what you are saying when you end "but it was picking up the channels I normally get" with a question mark.

With the wired headset plugged in for antenna, and tuned to a strong station, do you see RDS info (station call letters, program type and song name etc.) ?

Is RSSI signal strength at top left over 20 when tuned ?
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I see no information about the station with the headset in

Sent from my AT&T LG G3
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For any Turkish users, our hardware version is actually D855tr which does not have FM radio. This is supposedly due to the high cost of TRT (state broadcasting company) fees. Only if you get your phone through an alternate channel (paralel ithalat) will you get a G3 with FM radio.

By the way, installing the apk from another phone does not work. The hardware is reportedly not there.
Usually and in general, slight variants (tr) of phones with working FM will work, at least if rooted and running my Spirit1 app. Turning Bluetooth off first may help, and waiting at least 15 seconds at startup may be needed.

Pretty much all phones have the needed "hardware" in the FM/BT/WiFi combo chip. But hardware disabled phones have the FM antenna pin grounded and thus useless.

Only exception I've ever seen to this is on the G2, which had a very unusual FM/BT switch chip for audio. G3 might possibly have the same, but my primary thoughts about G2 was that the chip was a strange hack they might not repeat for the G3.

G2 service manuals had schematics that better verified. Perhaps the G3 will have service manuals eventually released/leaked to confirm.
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I see no information about the station with the headset in

Sent from my AT&T LG G3
Then it most likely doesn't and won't work.

Not surprising at all. US variant flagships with usable FM are the exception now, not the rule. It used to be more commonly just a software disablement, now hardware disablement is more common. eg, I was REALLY surprised to see the VZN HTC One M8 still had usable hardware and could run the stock FM app from other M8's.
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Spirit2 Real FM Radio
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Spirit2 XDA: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2537861

Spirit1 Real FM Radio: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...cros.fm_unlock
Spirit1 XDA: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=13379669
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