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cwcltd cwcltd is offline
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Default FM radio built into Dell Streak? - 09-29-2010, 01:39 PM

Anybody tried this procedure to activate the built in FM radio? (From Twitter - Turn on the radio on dell streak How to tune a FM radio station - Android @ MoDaCo it works. #DellStreak #Streak #dell.
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Default 09-29-2010, 02:02 PM

You need headphones to act as an antenna, can't try it out just yet but the commands all seem to work.

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Default 09-29-2010, 04:57 PM

I can't at the moment get it to output via speakers (the audio path switch doesn't seem to work), but unlike the 'EM' fmradio, it hasn't required me to keep bluetooth on and running.

Reception for me is pretty junk anyway apart from some local stations (which are only playing songs in other languages than English so I can't really appreciate those ) so don't think I'll use this in a hurry myself unless I'm out and about perhaps.

Also I just managed to crash and reboot the Streak playing around with fm_hcitool

I thought I'd try going to Settings -> Sound and Display -> Media Volume to try altering the sound level of the radio whilst the radio was playing and it all just froze at that point. Woops!
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Default 09-29-2010, 06:21 PM

I had a dabble earlier with the instructions in the thread over on Modaco. Worked well, reception clear and sound quality good.

Looking forward to someone knocking together a GUI for it. Why the hell Dell didn't is beyond me.

The Streak continues to impress with it's up the sleeve surprises.
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Default 09-30-2010, 01:28 PM

Just Download the Radio App from but had to Root my Streak very easy to do using UniversalAndroot (after a bit of help)but you need 2.1 running for the radio App and the earphones plugged in
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