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[Updated] Droid Bionic Gets an FM Radio App from XDA; Works for Droid3 too!

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    Some crafty folks over at XDA Developers have coded an FM Radio app for the Droid Bionic. Many folks found it odd that the phone didn't already come with one, and some developers wanted to rectify it. This is the same FM Radio app that works on the Droid 3 and several other Motorola phones. Here's a brief quote of instructions and a download link below:
    Download: FM Radio .apk for Droid Bionic
    Download2: Secondary Download Link in case first doesn't work

    Source: BionicForums.net via TalkAndroid and XDA-Developers
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    I am definitely going to check out this app, thanks. :)
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    link doesnt work for me. DL unsuccessful, & I did allow non market software to be downloaded.

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    Bah, it doesn't work if you are not using head phones. :(
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    Deek, try downloading to your PC and moving the file over to your Droid.
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    Works great. Downloaded uploaded to Dropbox. downloaded installed. No problems here.

    Droid Bionic
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    Testing on my d1... the app runs and even told me to plug in.. but.radio seems to just load forever, guess d1's are a no go...


    Trick I learned from my boys inc2's radio was taking an old plug cut the wire leaving 2" or so, then in settings switch to phone speaker. Not sure if this app has that setting or not.


    posted tomorrow using the space time continuum app on my D1...
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    It uses the wire as an antenna, so using a "stubby" one to "trick" it may affect your reception.
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    Not that it really matters, but this is actually just the same FM Radio apk pulled from the DX/D2. Nothing was coded for the Bionic.
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    Do you need to be rooted?
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    None of the links work for me.

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    Ok got out to work by email. And no you don't have to be rooted

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    working great for me
    essential for use in the car or when you want to annoy co-workers, LOL :D
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    Im getting a parsing error when I try to open ..
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    i will try that when i get home. unless i am forgetting any other settings that would allow a successful download

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    So the Bionic has a fm receiver built into it?
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    Antenna are actually tuned to length. I doubt that your headphones are tuned either. So it may work better you never know, just cut the cord to 1/2 or 1/4 wavelength and you will do well :p LOL
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    Seems this is the same fm radio that was on the Droid X. I don't remember if it was an included app or if I downloaded it from simewhere. Headphones were needed as they are the antenna.

    Right now I use TuneIn Radio. It not only allows me to listen to any area station, but stations from ither cities throughout the country and even some worldwide are included.
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    Yes if your on the edge of reception area it's gonna not receive very good. I also used an adapter in the plug. The mini adapter to the 1/4" sized head phone Jack..

    posted tomorrow using the space time continuum app on my D1...
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