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Blue Screen Again
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Registered: ‎02-12-2017
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Moto Z - Fm Radio

It seems like there are a real move to get the carriers to turn on the FM Radio chipsets in mobile phones.

Yes, the Moto Z has a build in chip, but it needs to be turned on in order for you to receive FM radio signals OTA.

 

Well, since I dfo have the Unlocked US model (XM1650-03) - who should be able to turn this on. Although I use it on the T-Mobile network, and they are my carrier - is this suppose to come from my carrier or Motorola/Lenovo?

 

I installled NetRadio and it told me that the chip needs to be turned on for this to work!

 

Any ideas?

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Re: Moto Z - Fm Radio


bert269 wrote:

It seems like there are a real move to get the carriers to turn on the FM Radio chipsets in mobile phones.

Yes, the Moto Z has a build in chip, but it needs to be turned on in order for you to receive FM radio signals OTA.

 

Well, since I dfo have the Unlocked US model (XM1650-03) - who should be able to turn this on. Although I use it on the T-Mobile network, and they are my carrier - is this suppose to come from my carrier or Motorola/Lenovo?

 

I installled NetRadio and it told me that the chip needs to be turned on for this to work!

 

Any ideas?


Likely it is something Motorola has to do in the firmware via an update.


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Paper Tape
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Re: Moto Z - Fm Radio


Try "spirit2 fm"?
Blue Screen Again
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Re: Moto Z - Fm Radio

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ERror: Tuner API did not start or stop.

This device may need a kernel with a working FM Driver.

 

Have you tried this on your Moto Z? and does it work?

Thanks

Paper Tape
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Re: Moto Z - Fm Radio


No, I'm not a root user yet.
I do not want to lose my warranty unless it sure works Smiley Sad
Blue Screen Again
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Re: Moto Z - Fm Radio

Thanks anywa.

Nope - back at OP post.

 

One need the Hardware enabled before you can use the FM chip - I am not interested in software that only works through WiFi only - that's not the point. I need the FM chip enabled, etc.

Thx

Paper Tape
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Re: Moto Z - Fm Radio


In theory this app unlocks the chip but does not seem to work on moto z
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