[Dev] New "NavRadio+" ported to MTC devices

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KoTiX2

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Hi, NAVRADIO looks great, but if there is possibility to do similar radio for DAB+ radio app (with usb dongles)

@Anton TNT @KoTiX2 @realzoulou I have always wanted that. One app with updates from both Devs. I would gladly pay £25 for such an app with the attention to detail they can provide.
Right now i really have no time to add a DAB+ service to my app.
I don't even have time to install the USB dongle in my unit :p
Maybe in a future... who knows.. ;)
 
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Right now i really have no time to add a DAB+ service to my app.
I don't even have time to install the USB dongle in my unit :p
Maybe in a future... who knows.. ;)
Such an app would be extremely good and would help bring many vehicle forward with regards features modern cars have. I think it is fair to say the majority on any forum that has users that provide software etc forget the fact they have lives, kids, jobs etc. We only see the forum on face value. I am guilty of saying to myself "where's the update for this and the fix for that". Having said all that. The NavRadio slick interface with FM/AM and DAB would be freaking awesome.
 

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Also, I have a USB dongle bought from Chinese in Ali Express connected to my head unit, but signal as always with Chinese stuff is bad, maybe it will be better soon haha. ANd DAB Z app and Chinese app are terrible, limited in settings and overall design.
 

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Why my head unit when installing NAVRADIO says "your device is not compatible for this app, ask Google for refund" ?
I have XTRONS software installed on it (unit is ALPS 5000 - model 8227L).
Now I'm getting a little angry.
Simply because your unit is not a compatible device. It's not an MTC or FYT or TopWay and there is no way for Google to know what kind of MCU your unit have before buying the software.
As you already read, ask the refund to Google.
 

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Simply because your unit is not a compatible device. It's not an MTC or FYT or TopWay and there is no way for Google to know what kind of MCU your unit have before buying the software.
As you already read, ask the refund to Google.
So what can I make to be compatible ? Have some knowledge in java prog, I would be happy to see this work on my device. Think my device is MTCD dont know for sure must check.
 

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So what can I make to be compatible ? Have some knowledge in java prog, I would be happy to see this work on my device. Think my device is MTCD
You can't do nothing.
I tried to work on your unit but i wasn't able to make my app communicate with MCU because of some native libs that can be loaded only by system apps.
Maybe in future I'll try to work on it more but right now i have no time for that.
Sorry.
 

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You can't do nothing.
I tried to work on your unit but i wasn't able to make my app communicate with MCU because of some native libs that can be loaded only by system apps.
Maybe in future I'll try to work on it more but right now i have no time for that.
Sorry.
I think that your problem was ts.main8 process or called something like that. Most likely freezes.
 
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New version 2.21 coming out on playstore:

- fixed freq display for launchers
- added message to notify Station Scan for FYT
- possible fix for empty screen on PX30 and others
- fixed logo regions selections for FYT devices
- fixed mute after scanning stations on FYT
- initial changes for notifications with mediastyle
- added 2000x1100 resolution

@uriah18 please try this v2.21 version and let me know if it fixed your issue
HI, I have an update: with this version sometime screen does goes blank, but then it comes back after second or two.
 

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- removed temp for not MTC devices
- fixed fonts in settings screens
- on TopWay units the app now close on audiofocus lost
- unified dropdown notifications and metadatas
- added verification of installed Hal9k ModService and prevented its interference
- added FYT units with sprd9853i and sprd9863a(UIS8581) cpu to supported list
 

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    I uploaded on YouTube a small video showing the new upcoming Drag&Drop + Swipe feauters of NavRadio+

    It's a demostration of the new new drag & drop and swipe features of NavRadio+, now you can
    - Easily Change order of the memorized stations.
    - Delete a station with swipe gesture.
    - Add an Alternative Frequency to a station by dragging.

    VIDEO HERE

    Suggestions and comments are wellcome ;)
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    Проблема с обновлением в России
    I know that all Russians cannot update the app anymore because of Google restrictions.

    Read this:

    I'm sorry but I can't do nothing about it until the war against Ukraine ends and Google remove the restrictions.
    I will not share the app outside the Google PlayStore so please don't ask it.
    Ask your government to stop the war instead...
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    no problems with stock radio. The widget works as expected. Navradio sends information from live-rds to the widget every 2-3 seconds. the stock radio does this 1 time when you turn on the station and then stops. I assume that's how it happens. the agama widget should show which station is playing when it is turned on, and then automatically display the speed, time (when parking) or navigation, etc. For a correct understanding of the problem, please install the agama launcher for yourself and try to use it with the player and navradio.
    I maybe understood what you mean...let.me explain:
    NavRadio is not a music player and right now it doesn't act like a music player.
    It use a mediasession to broadcast the station name, rds text and logo but it's not a media player.
    Agama and other launchers like vivid, FCC etc.. handle the automatic switch mode when a music player is playing and this doesn't happen because NavRadio simply doesn't integrate it.
    I'm trying to add a mediaBrowser service to NavRadio so it can be recognized as player and fix this issue but it's not easy for me to do (I'm not so expert :p)
    Please be patient about it. Soon or later I'm sure I'll have it working ;)
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    Version 2.38 is coming out for testers:

    - Fixed crash when changing font
    - Adjusted Notification toast layout
    - Added Israelian logos
    - some code clean up
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    laut Beschreibung zu dem Gerät: Snapdragon 665: Qualcomm QCM6125 : 4 x A73 2,0 g + 4 x A53 1,8 g
    Wo kann ich das in den Werkseinstellungen finden ?
    edit: Super Forum hier! Habe die Einstellung hier gefunden:

    Wie kann ich die App auf die beiden Tasten legen? Im Car Menü für die Tastenbelegungen taucht die NewRadio+ App nicht auf. Die Taste im Homescreen kann nicht verändert oder gelöscht werden. Habe es testweise statt "Musik" an 2. Stelle angelegt.
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    To do what you want, you need a custom ROM. I don't know if exist a custom ROM for snapdragon.
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    After releasing my NavRadio+ for Allwinner and IntelSc9853 devices in december, i finally ported it successfully to MTC/HCT based devices (PX3, PX5. PX6, PX30, Snapdragon655).
    I paste here the first post of my other thread as a presentation of my work:

    I have been working since July 2019 this radio FM application originally created by Omega2008 (dipcore) from 4pda and I published it on playstore (with his permission of course) after some beta testing on allwinner and intel sc9853 units.

    A FREE VERSION FOR XDA USERS IS AVAILABLE TO ACCOMPLISH THE XDA RULES AND TO LET USERS TEST THE COMPATIBILITY BEFORE BUYING IT.
    YOU CAN FIND IT HERE: DOWNLOAD NAVRADIO FREE
    IT DIFFER FROM PAYED VERSION JUST IN TERMS OF USER CUSTOMIZATIONS OPTIONS AND NO LOGOS SUPPORT.

    If you are sure that your unit is compatible with the app you can get it on playstore, here:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.navimods.radio

    Here you can see a sample video of my working progresses:
    Sample Video
    Here a demonstration video of the automatic assignment of Logos, station name and alternative frequencies:
    Demo
    and here a review from a friend:
    Review

    It's widely customizable in the graphics and layouts:
    - Wallpapers: Presets (about 30), system wallpaper, solid color, from personal images
    - Color themes (20 predefined or personal adjustments)
    - Night mode on / off, timed or automatic with car lights (MTC only)
    - Resizable text elements and Font choice
    - 3 view modes:
    Vertical List (Left/Right and5,6 or 6 buttons)
    Horizontal Grid (1x5, 2x3, 2x4, 2x5, 3x3, 3x4, 3x5)
    Fullscreen (double tap or timed)
    - Selectable inactivity timer for fullscreen activation
    - Toggable StatusBar in fullscreen mode
    - Toggable Clock and GPS speed in fullscreen
    - Toggable Frequency slider
    - Automatic and manual assignement of Logo images to the stored radio stations based on RDS id and station name scraping.
    - Logos can be downloaded from internet DIRECTLY IN THE APP or sideloaded.
    - Station lists can be sorted by name or frequency and saved/restored in a Json format
    - Improved RDS AF function with automatic storing and merging of alternative frequencies found
    - Notifications Toasts
    - Selectable Radio Region
    - Station editable elements : Position, Frequency, Name, Logo, Favorites
    - 2 Homepage Widgets, horizontal and vertical design
    - Floating widget
    - Autostart on boot option
    - Support 800x480, 1024x600, 1280x720 and 1920x1080 display resolutions
    - Resizable Texts elements
    - App full settings backup/restore function


    List of available Logos by nationality, in Bold the ones with automatic Logos assignement functionality (by RDS id):

    EUROPE: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belarus, Cyprus,Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom

    SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Perù

    USA: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Canada, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachussets, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Virgin Island, Washington, Washington DC, West Virginia, Winsconsin, Wyoming

    CHINA, JAPAN, MALAYSIA, PHILIPPINE
    MOROCCO, TUNISIA
    AUSTRALIA, NEW ZAELAND

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    NavRadio+ is now available on playstore here:
    [url]https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.navimods.radio[/URL]
    With full support for all MTC devices.
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    SOME TIPS:
    TOGGLE SCREEN NORMAL/FULL:
    - Double Click on the station information toggle fullscreen on/off.

    NORMAL SCREEN:
    - Long press on the station information popup the "ADD Station" dialog window if the station is not in your station list. If it's already in your list, it will focus the relative station button.
    - Long press on a station button bring up the "EDIT Station" dialog window
    - Single press on screen arrows <> does a small frequency step fwd/back
    - Long Press on screen arrows does a quick search fwd/back

    FULLSCREEN MODE:
    - A Single press of the arrows <> switch to next/previous station
    -A Long press on station information(center of the screen) bring up the "EDIT Station" dialog window.
    - In interface settings you can remove the big frequency in background if a logo is available.
    - In settings you can hide status bar, activate the clock and a speed gauge

    STEERING WHEELS CONTROLS:
    - The steering wheels commands act exactly in the same way as the fullscreen arrows, they just need to be setup in the correct way in carsettings application.

    FAVORITE LIST:
    - The FAV list is the result of merging FM and AM favorites, so you can have both frequencies in the same list.
    - FAV stations can be edited within the fav list but cannot be added. You need to be on fm or am list to add a station and set it to favs.
    - Deleting the FAV list will just remove the fav flag from the fm/am stations but will not delete them.
    - Deleting AM/FM list it will delete the FAV list too.

    LOGOS:
    - you can use your own station logos, you just need to know where you have them stored and browse for them when editing a station.
    - To get the stations Logos from the app you have to set the nationality of the logos in the interface menu, download and extract them.
    Once they are extracted you have to edit each saved station to assign the logo image to it.
    - The automatic assignment of the Logos is based on the RDS id of the radio stations (pi code) and the search of the logo by RDS name.
    The first method (by id) is faster and more precise but it needs that the name of the logo contain the picode of the station and for this purpose i renamed them for some of the available countries. Of course i cannot make them all and the functionality of this method depend of the availability of correctly named logo images for your country.
    The second method (by name) is less accurate and it work comparing the RDS name with all available logos. If the rsult of the comparison is 100% correct the logo is autoamatically assigned. If the result are more then one logo, a dialog window popup asking you to choose it.

    AF (Alternative Frequencies) handling: (Doubleclick to switch between stored AF)
    AF service allows the radio tuner to tune in to an alternative frequency when the signal becomes too weak. The minimum level signal can be set in factory settings (Auto Search Stop) and has been found
    that around 30 db is the best choice.
    To improve even more this service I added an automatic storing of the alternative frequencies so that every time a new frequency is received, it's added in a list.
    After an autoscan some radio stations can be found on different frequencies, NavRadio+ have an option (in Settings/radio) to automatically merge the frequencies in just one button populating the AF list
    The frequencies available in this list can be selected using the station editor or switched one by one DOUBLECLICKING on the station button.

    NOTES:
    I'm the only developer of the app and I work on it every single day for some hours a day.
    I try my best to develope the app at best of my possibilities and I wish at evey release that it is bug and crash free.
    This is very hard to achieve, even if I have some very good friends that help me testing it.
    I'm really thankful to them for their help and support.

    Thank everybody who beleive in my work and thanks for understanding. :)
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    Some more news for this week (the image should be self explanatory):
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    Then there some more countries with automatic logos:
    Belgium, Czech rep., France (tnx @Timpuli), Hungary, Croatia
    Italian logos are still worked out and I'm waiting for friends to prepare the German and Spanish logos (they are really too many).
    I'm fixing again Agama metadata for no RDS users and liveRDS.
    Other minor bugs are fixed too.
    Next week i'll concentrate on after sleep resuming and AF alternative frequencies.
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    Then please go ahead and write such app for yourself, if you think that it's so easy and cheap to do.

    There's nothing wrong with asking some money for a good software. Things don't have to be for free and I'm pretty sure that @KoTiX2 so far put more hours of work into this project than it payd back, if you look at it at a monitary basis. There surely also is a lot of enthusiasm in this project.
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    Ok guys, most of the requested fixes are coming out with v1.56 release:

    Fixed AudioFocus when using mic in navi app (this was a very old request)
    Fixed for MTC the problem that app wasn't killed after source change and with AF or TA enabled it was starting back on itslef (tnx @emre33 for report)
    Fixed widget controls unusable after 40sec (tnx @ Al Ferro)
    Added double click to switch between alternative frequencies of a station
    Changed statusbar Notifications with new icon and better layout (tnx @the-unknown)


    FCC integration will come probably next week or later, sorry ;)