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3.5mm IR Blaster

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Elix9000, Aug 22, 2017.

  1. Elix9000

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    Hey has anyone tried an 3.5mm headphone jack ir blaster? I heard they work as long as the device puts out enough power but I'm not sure if it does or not.
     

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    I had briefly researched this before...
    Short answer: No.

    Long answer: Not without root, a custom kernel, and/or a good software programmer. Any IR blaster app will look to the kernel for a driver. We don't have an IR blaster so there is no driver in our kernel for one. You would need a custom kernel and driver and then software written for it.

    More on the answer: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=47538767&postcount=13
     
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    I can tell from experience. I have not tested it on zmaxpro coz I don't want to fry the headphone jack just in case.

    I did try it on samsung on5 and LG optimus elite. So far I honestly don't know if the thing itself is broken coz I don't see any light. It is also not detected by anymote which is the reason why I bought this.

    The zaza (?)app detects it but it does nothing. So if anyone has better idea. I am all ears.

    I bought this for $1 and I waited 2 months for it to be shipped from China. LOL.

    Long wait for nothing. I want to use it with alexa but oh well. So far, NO good.
     
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