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[Q] fm radio

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14th November 2011, 12:51 PM   |  #1  
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did they ever incorporate / turn on the fm radio in GB ? does legendary rom support it ?
14th November 2011, 03:47 PM   |  #2  
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There is a radio app out for the i9000, but I've never been able to get it to work on my Epic. Would be cool though.

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14th November 2011, 04:40 PM   |  #3  
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i think it has to be turned on in the firmware. Was just wondering if it had been done in GB.
14th November 2011, 04:57 PM   |  #4  
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i tried googling it and there seems to be a lot of people saying it has been turned on but i see no evidence of it.
15th November 2011, 06:53 AM   |  #5  
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When the first GB release came out for the Epic there was a lot of talk about the radio chip, but I haven't seen anything since.

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15th November 2011, 04:13 PM   |  #6  
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The radio chip was used with our headphones as an antenna for the signal. It wasn't practical however due to the need for the headphones. I myself don't truly think we've a radio antenna within our phones beyond that hack of sorts but I can be wrong nonetheless.

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16th November 2011, 05:06 AM   |  #7  
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It's probably there, just disabled still. Most companies just use a combination chip that has WiFi, Bluetooth, and FM transmit/receive all in one. The other Galaxy S variants have it, the Epic Touch 4g has it, even iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches have it.
16th November 2011, 02:19 PM   |  #8  
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The radio chip was used with our headphones as an antenna for the signal. It wasn't practical however due to the need for the headphones. I myself don't truly think we've a radio antenna within our phones beyond that hack of sorts but I can be wrong nonetheless.

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Actually this its how most phones handle the fm antenna, by design.

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16th November 2011, 04:00 PM   |  #9  
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nothing worth listening to on fm radio anyway lol. Plus TuneIn should take care of any radio needs, tho maybe it uses more battery than an fm receiver...
17th November 2011, 01:51 AM   |  #10  
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But if the chip/part of a chip is in there then it should be turned on. And if nothing less they should compile the driver and release it

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