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Old January 30th, 2013, 04:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Apple earpods on Android (specifically Samsung Galaxy S)

I have a pair of Apple Earpods (gift) that I'm trying to use with my Samsung Galaxy S. They are comfortable and I like the audio quality however the microphone doesn't work. (I haven't tested the other features of the "remote" but I presume that they don't work for the same reasons).

I understand the reason for this problem (see link):
Final Soultion: Why Most HEADSETS WON'T WORK - Android Forums at

I'm looking for one of two solutions:
1. Software (firmware or app) that would allow switching between different headphone hardware configurations (Ideally with the ability to auto-recognize which kind are plugged in)
2. Physical adapter

I'm also interested in hearing other possible solutions if they exist.

So my questions are simply:
-Is there a software solution available?
-Can someone point me to the specific physical adapter that would solve the problem?
-Would these fixes also fix the functionality of the inline remote control (it may work now...still testing. I'll try to update on this one)?

As far as hardware converters, it looks like one of these would work but I'm not sure which:
Earphone Converter Adapter convert OMTP to CTIA or CTIA to OMTP 3.5mm to 3.5mm - MilkyZone

-I'll refrain from starting in on my anti-apple diatribe other than saying: "Apple, thank you for f***ing up a perfectly good standard in an effort to force your apple-loving customers into purchasing your massively overpriced accessories".

I'm still researching this issue so please forgive any oversights or ignorance. Any other insights????

Thanks all

FYI, similar thread here (for the Samsung Galaxy SIII)
Apple Earpods not working with GS3
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