FM radio chip is disabled in North America...


It's a well known fact (as far as I know) that the A5 (2017) has a FM radio chip in it but it is turned off by most (if not all) carriers in North America. If I get the phone 'unlocked", will that turn on the FM radio chip in the A5 or allow it to be turned on?

It will but it is absolutely necessary to have a headphone or speaker cable plugged in to act as an antenna. It won't work over Bluetooth. I'm using an Unlocked LG G6 myself but the principle applies across unlocked phones.