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Rooted Fm Trnsmitter on droid

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by thericksonebay, Feb 9, 2010.

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    I was wondering if there is any way possible that the Droid has any kind of radio to transmit audio out wirelessly. This way when i hop in the car I can transmit to the radio or hop in a friends car i can do the same without having to carry wires or being able to be compatible with every radio. also if i am at the beach to send out one signal to several different radios at once. I dont even know if this is possible, and if not is there a Fm transmitter that will hook up to the usb and use the phone to power the device. This may not be reality but maybe just my dream.
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    Well, some devs are pretty close to getting FM receiving on the Droid. I'm pretty sure a couple of them got it to work, they just need to iron some things out and get a GUI to the public.

    As for transmission, it's possible, but it's a whole other story. I'm sure we will get it eventually.
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    Maybe.....I know something FM Radio related will be around soon...just be patient
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    You probably won't be able to use the USB for this, but you could search around for a FM Transmitter that will allow you to connect to it either via an audio input jack or bluetooth.
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    The Jabra BT speakers do this. My sp700 has a BT connection to my Droid and can output via fm to my car radio.
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    Thank you guys for the quick responses this would be awesome to have soon as for now the bluetooth fm transmitter seems like the thing to do.
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    Does an FM Transmitter Exist?

    Do we know for sure that the Droid has transmission circuitry? If not, no amount of hacking will get it.

    Just sayin'.
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    Yes, as Baba stated, the hardware is there. Motorola shut down the abilities to tx/rx in the firmware. They have gotten around this, they just need a GUI.
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    have we gotten any new news on this yet did they get the kernel running?
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    sorry to bump, but has anyone herd about any progress or beta testers for this
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    I bought a monster 3.5mm fm transmitter for fifteen including shipping off ebay it works like a charm in my town, my only issue is that has preset channels only but out doesn't affect me much.
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    Just go pick up a 3.5mm Audio FM transmitter from your local radio shack or Fry's electronics. I have one that cost $20 and works great. Transmits to any FM frequency you set it to. (plus you can use this with any audio device that has a 3.5mm audio jack, ie: laptops, mp3 player, etc... )
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    But where's the fun in that. My development for fun days are long past, but I cant count the number of times I made my own whatever because it was more fun than just buying it.
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    My question is if the hardware has the capability, why did Moto disable it? Seems like it would be yet another selling point for the Droid...
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