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Old July 2nd, 2012, 08:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default (Boost)Design 4g DOES have working FM radio!

Before i bought this phone i was looking at the specs and saw it had FM tuner in it, but once i bought it it was missing FM radio app...so after trying multiple HTC radio apks from other devices that wouldnt work i finally found a fix.

Get Spirit FM from the store (i got full unlocked version, but light should work too i think),change audio method to HTC, plug in headphones(acts as antenna,wont work without it) and you have working over-the-air fm radio on your phone!

Puzzles me that they would include the fm chip but no software to utilize it...

edit: forgot to mention that it has a bug that sometimes makes all my ringers silent after using it. just restart after use and it'll be back to normal ;p

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Old July 2nd, 2012, 09:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Any chance of posting the link for the fm radio?
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 09:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Any chance of posting the link for the fm radio?
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mikersmicros.fm_li&feature=more_fro m_developer#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEwMiwiY29tLm1pa2Vyc21 pY3Jvcy5mbV9saSJd


I used unlocked version, but this light one is much cheaper and should do the same thing, unlocked just has internet radio also i think.

p.s. it says it has unrooted support, but i was rooted when i tried it, dont know if that affects it.
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https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mikersmicros.fm_li&feature=more_fro m_developer#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEwMiwiY29tLm1pa2Vyc21 pY3Jvcy5mbV9saSJd


I used unlocked version, but this light one is much cheaper and should do the same thing, unlocked just has internet radio also i think.

p.s. it says it has unrooted support, but i was rooted when i tried it, dont know if that affects it.
Hmm..didn't work for me.
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Old July 3rd, 2012, 01:03 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Nice it actually worked =)
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Hmm..didn't work for me.

odd..make sure your "method" in settings is changed to htc. other than that i left everything else on default.

Maybe try messing around with advanced options a bit?
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Old July 3rd, 2012, 06:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I think you have to be rooted to use, I'm not and it didn't work.
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There's actually one for the phone from HTC. Htcfmradio.apk. (which led me to find a flash package) a bit of Google searching and I found this...

just install with cwm
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There's actually one for the phone from HTC. Htcfmradio.apk. (which led me to find a flash package) a bit of Google searching and I found this...

just install with cwm
good find man, this works too.
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I'm not rooted either but it worked for me If it's reception you're not getting, you have to use headphones...it acts as the antenna (as mentioned from above). It's really nice to have though
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Does the HTC EVO V 4G have an FM tuner? sorry for being late on this. this link is for non rooted user. just copy to sd and use explorer or any file manager to install. remember the phones and enjoy. hope this helps you
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Does the HTC EVO V 4G have an FM tuner? sorry for being late on this. this link is for non rooted user. just copy to sd and use explorer or any file manager to install. remember the phones and enjoy. hope this helps you
Awesome, that link worked perfectly. Thank you, this phone just got even more awesome.
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There's actually one for the phone from HTC. Htcfmradio.apk. (which led me to find a flash package) a bit of Google searching and I found this...

just install with cwm
Can you please help a newbie out and post directions or a link to a website that has instructions on how to install this file onto my EVO design 4G phone, Any help would be greatly appreciated. thanx
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try it with the link from kevindroid. no need to unlock bootloader. install es file manager or any file manager [ astro, explorer, linda] now follow the link in my prior post download apk. open a file manager, open sd card, goto htcfmradio, click it now click install. alldone. hope this helped you. enjoy
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I was able to install it but everytime i run the FM Radio app, it crashes and I have to reboot the phone. do you know of another radio app I can try to install? Does Spirit Radio light work on the EVO design 4G?
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try redownloading the app. may have been download problem. delete old data and app reinstall.this should do it
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This is working for me.
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i too have tunein pro. however it uses data while the other uses the fm tuner.
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It seems odd that the HTC radio app is not installed on this phone by default if the phone has the FM radio hardware. Any idea why they would include the hardware but not the software needed to use it?
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NM, sorry wrong thread.
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