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By mindlery, Senior Member on 26th December 2018, 06:12 PM
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Yes that is right. I poked around looking for a while until I came across a couple of files that looked good. Yeah I know...


All I did was take from the a530f the /system/etc/permissions/privapp-permissions-com.sec.android.app.fm.xml file and put it into my own directory along with the hybrid radio folder and apk in the system/priv-app/ directory. I set permissions accordingly, rebooted and that's it. Files are zipped and ready. Just set permissions right. I don't even know how to push/pull files exactly so if you're rooted then it's an easy deal.


Oh I used fx file explorer. I also hit "symlink" when I copied the folder with the apk. So just reboot and there was the app ready to go.


Enjoy, Canada! Should work generally the same on Samsung devices I would think. No expert but seems like it should.
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26th December 2018, 06:15 PM |#2  
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Forgot the screenshots and specifics.

1) Download FX File Explorer from playstore (7 day trial and download the root add-on).

2) Put the .xml file in /system/etc/permissions/ and set permission rx- r- r- (you'll have to mount it I believe).

3) Put the folder with apk into /system/priv-app/ directory and I hit "symlink" only. Probably just sets permissions. Reboot and that's it.
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the folder in /system/priv-app/ should be rwx r-x r-x and the apk contained within it should be rw- r-- r--
The xml in /system/etc/permissions/ is rw- r-- r--
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ALL A530W ON CUSTOM ROMS: you don't have to do this because the rom already has fm radio
27th December 2018, 06:11 AM |#6  
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Yeah i thought so... that's why i thought i put in the apk twice. NOOB!
So just the .xml file then, correct?
I had no idea it was that easy. Cannot figure out how or why i never saw that in any searches.
So really apart from a few apk's, Samsung just magically omitted the files from Canadian W's.
Unreal. Even more unreal is this "locked chip" talk when really it is just not given access from 6 lines of text.

Unless you can point me to other examples, i am going to sort through other device ROMS and post .xml's for easy access. If it is similar for other Galaxy phones.
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ALL A530W ON CUSTOM ROMS: you don't have to do this because the rom already has fm radio

Umm... ok are saying the .xml is not needed? Nothing is needed? Not quite sure now
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Umm... ok are saying the .xml is not needed? Nothing is needed? Not quite sure now

yes because the rom is based on a530f system
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yes because the rom is based on a530f system


So you're saying in order to use the FM radio apk I need to install the SM-A530F ROM?


I think it's better to add the xml instead of flashing an F rom. I know they're the same but if you can grab any firmware from sammobile, flash and no modding I'd love to know about this!
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So you're saying in order to use the FM radio apk I need to install the SM-A530F ROM?


I think it's better to add the xml instead of flashing an F rom. I know they're the same but if you can grab any firmware from sammobile, flash and no modding I'd love to know about this!
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I mean IF any a530w has an a530f rom installed already, they do not need to do this because apk and xmls already exist by default from the rom.

and I mean custom roms, NOT official. (so basically every rom available for this device because a lot of developers aren't from Canada)

(and I think official rom from a530f has fm radio too, I never tried flashing official a530f rom :P)

I have Lightrom on my phone, and it's for a8 and a8+ but the thread is in a8+ forums so check there if you want it :P
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Oh ok yeah for sure. I didn't think any ROMS wwre available.

BUT... for anyone that has an A8 in Canada that has root and likes their current set up (do we ever stop)? Then this is an easy addition.
I used hades A8 port when i had my A5 and i think i got spoiled. I shall go download and flash away now...

Thanks. Gonna peek into the S9 and see if it's the same as well. (Out of curiousity).
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