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Is it possible to lower the frequency range starting from 76MHz? The FM broadcast range is different in Japan. Thanks!


Try running 'fm_hcitool 3 750' (or whatever frequency you know a station to be on) and see if you recieve it, it is a SDR receiver so it is quite possible that it will tune that low.

[EDIT] just tried it and it didn't change the frequency from the station it was set to. Perhaps there is a config file with limits, I'd have to look around a bit later to see if I can find it.

Edited by popetodd, 01 October 2010 - 02:59 PM.

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any hope for RDS ?

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don't suppose anyone has found the source for the bcomfm driver or fm_hcitool? I noticed the device is in /dev but can't find any info on how to control the device.

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popetood, thanks. The frequency range originally set is for TV audio here. I will be wiaiting for a good news.

Try running 'fm_hcitool 3 750' (or whatever frequency you know a station to be on) and see if you recieve it, it is a SDR receiver so it is quite possible that it will tune that low.

[EDIT] just tried it and it didn't change the frequency from the station it was set to. Perhaps there is a config file with limits, I'd have to look around a bit later to see if I can find it.


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cool so does this ap only work for Android 2.1?

i am currently on 4339 build 1.6 here

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Yes, only 2.1 so far (we don't have a working Froyo build so don't know if the drivers are there as well).

Edited by popetodd, 02 October 2010 - 04:43 PM.

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I really wonder if RDS is possible or not.
can anyone look into that ?

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Thanks Moneytoo for sharing this. Also, thanks to XsCode for the gui. I don't want to sound picky but can we get an icon for the app though? A quick google search turns up plenty of radio icons that could be dropped in there. :)

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I am not sure about this but I read somewhere that the Streak also has a FM transmitter, if true can it be implemented through this app. :)

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Am I the only one that can't get this to work?
I get nothing when turning "Radio On"
and it freezes up and reboots when i press the volume buttons.

Running O2 2.1 6941

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Works fine for me! No problems at all.

mrmrmr, asking every post about RDS isn't going to hurry anyone up, just chill out mate! Bit of patience

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Have you put the source code up anywhere? I'd love to take a look. I know it's simple, but that's probably my current Android app level anyway so it'd be great to get the ball running.

Cheers in advance
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Have you put the source code up anywhere? I'd love to take a look. I know it's simple, but that's probably my current Android app level anyway so it'd be great to get the ball running.

Cheers in advance
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Thanks for that dude, much appreciated!

Accidental infinite loop o'clock beckons me... :)

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You're welcome... that version is up to date and not packaged... just cleaned the subs up a bit to make it work faster...

Thanks for that dude, much appreciated!

Accidental infinite loop o'clock beckons me... :)


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Truly awesome. Works like a charm. Don't need Dell when we have such a great community.


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i am really daffled why Dell didn't mention this?

is there any sense, whatsoever, with them not mentioning it?

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This is an awesome piece of work, now I can stop carrying my old mobile around with me which I used for radio!!! :)

If lower frequency is being talked about, is there any chance that it'd be possible to reach 81.575Mhz? Or is that asking it too much??

Edited by J4MIE, 05 October 2010 - 10:04 PM.

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That might be asking for too much. I am not finding any radio specific config files and I haven't look through the source yet to see if it can be modified to expand the range.

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I am still waiting... :)

That might be asking for too much. I am not finding any radio specific config files and I haven't look through the source yet to see if it can be modified to expand the range.


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