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    Default fm radio?

    Has anyone had any luck with the fm radio using either an unlocked/rooted rezound or with one of the ICS ROMs (or even a cleaned gb ROM)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SurfingJerry View Post
    Has anyone had any luck with the fm radio using either an unlocked/rooted rezound or with one of the ICS ROMs (or even a cleaned gb ROM)?
    Thanks
    I would add if there is an FM radio app from a phone running Sense 3.5 such as a Thunderbolt or the HTC Rhyme? I am making an assumption that a Sense 3.5 FM radio should all be the same.
    It would be very helpful to get ahold of this apk.
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    Nope, there's a pretty good/long thread on this over at XDA. They found that there is indeed a radio chip built into the wireless card, however nobody knows how to get at it. We might see further hints on how to access it with full HTC Source of ICS.
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    I've read that thread (unless there's some other thread I missed) and the latest post pre-dates unlocking/root access/clean roms/ICS.
    Hoping for some progress/revelations with the recent developments.
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    Back again for more punishment on this issue.

    It seems that the Vivid has a functional fm radio.

    Anybody know where to get an apk to try on Rezound?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SurfingJerry View Post
    Back again for more punishment on this issue.

    It seems that the Vivid has a functional fm radio.

    Anybody know where to get an apk to try on Rezound?
    I thinks it's gonna be difficult to bring that to the Rezound, from what I read, given the radio chip in our phone is set on European/Asian bands. Could be a Verizon block on a native HTC fm radio since Verizon bands were omitted. I don't think the Vivids fm radio .apk is making the rounds, anywhere, yet. Most recent .apk(s) I've seen for a HTC device is the EVO 4g.

    Since it's not an ancient device, yet. I include this b/c I haven't seen it on xda and haven't seen a post about someone trying it. Maybe, Mr Smith can shed some light on the feasabilty of trying this out? Anyhow, if your daring you can try the fm radio & widget .apk(s) from the EVO 3D. I have no clue if it's applicable to other devices or works on our carriers network b/c I haven't seen anyone state they've tried it. If interested a member named Karl has the appropriate links in his bottommost post on the website below.

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    A lot of those other radio apps have been tested and while they install, they either FC or never pick up a signal. I'm personally still wondering why we can't get digital HD radio tuners in our phones instead of Analog FM tuners. Wouldn't that make more sense??
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrSmith317 View Post
    A lot of those other radio apps have been tested and while they install, they either FC or never pick up a signal.
    That's what caught my attention, it was purported to work on a HTC device. Your likely correct that it will install like others but fc when initiated. Just figured it might be worth a try until the Vivids .apk surfaces.

    Quote Originally Posted by MrSmith317 View Post
    I'm personally still wondering why we can't get digital HD radio tuners in our phones instead of Analog FM tuners. Wouldn't that make more sense??
    That's likely why they don't, it would make sense to do just that. Not trying to troll but I kinda wonder if the native radio app was shelved so people would go third party and rack up data using them, ala , pre installed Slacker bloat. Given that the TBolt had it before tiered plans went into effect.

    Quote Originally Posted by moosc View Post
    Because there's no need with Pandora I heart etc
    True, but third party apps rack up data usage that a native fm radio does not. Which could play a role w/ someone using it on a tiered plan.
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    My brother-in-law who has a Dinc with working fm asked me why I would even want one... Do I really listen to fm radio?

    No, HOWEVER (and everybody should recognize the importance here), I want it as an emergency information receiver.
    In the event of a disaster or other emergency, data networks will likely be down. FM radio would give you a chance to get news/info that may otherwise be impossible to receive.
    So many people carry smart phones, who carries an fm radio?
    Disabling or crippling the fm radio is doing a disservice to the consumer... I almost feel that the feature should be mandated for just such a reason.

    He agreed that was a valid reason to want it.
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