Spirit1: Real FM Radio

Spirit1: Real FM Radio


Spirit1 is a real, tuned, "over the air" FM radio app. It is NOT a streaming app which requires expensive data plans and drains your battery.

The focus of Spirit is on AOSP ROMs. If you don't know what AOSP is, Spirit is likely not the app for you, and you should stick with the stock FM app. Further details: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=50954346&postcount=7641

Satisfaction guaranteed or full refund. Cancel any time on request, within 30 days. To cancel, email [email protected] with at least your name, email of purchase, and/or order ID or email receipt.

If you're an average phone user, & don't know what Android "rooting" is, Spirit will likely not offer you much more than your stock FM app. If your phone does not have a stock FM app, it is unlikely that Spirit will work on it.

Spirit is mostly for Android enthusiasts who "root" & "ROM" their phones. But it also works on many stock, "store bought" phones.

Spirit Unlocked includes:

- Digital audio features supported ONLY on: ROOTED Non-stock AOSP International Galaxy S/S2/S3/Note/Note2/Player, HTC One/OneXL/OneS/Evo 4G LTE/Xperia T and most Sony 2012+ devices.

- RDS data display in App, Lock-screen & Notification window. RT, PS, PTY, PI & AF RadioText RT, Program Service PS, Program Type PTY, Program ID PI & Alternate Frequency AF.

- Lock-screen & Wired Headset Media Button support for mute, preset, seek, volume & record.

- Many settings: Audio, UI, AF, Digital & Debug categories.

- Unlimited Presets & Preset Lists.

FAQ / Frequently Asked Questions: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=31983089

! IMPOSSIBLE Devices: ALL Nexus & MANY Samsung & other devices have FM purposely & unfixably disabled in hardware. No app can EVER fix that. Email for refund & explanation of Google's false "compatability" checking. NO FM for GALAXY S4/S5, Note3/Note4, Tab, All US Galaxy S/Note class phones, Motorola flagships, and MANY more

I understand the price may seem high, but this is a niche app with 10,000 hours of work required over 3+ years. How many other "Real FM Radio" apps are on Google Play ? Almost none.

Why ? Because Android FM is extremely difficult. Google doesn't support FM radio and carriers suppress it. Intensive reverse engineering is required. In the over 3 years since Spirit was first created, nobody else has been "crazy" enough to attempt to compete in this niche (OTA radio) within a niche (AOSP ROMs) or without (all phones with usable FM).

Spirit is not a throwaway game app you play for a few days. How many hours will you spend listening to FM radio in the next several years ?

How much can you save on data plans by listening to free, over the air radio versus streaming ?

If you care about app quality, note CNet article "We're not paying enough for apps": http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=23568502&postcount=2523

I'm one developer and Spirit is my only substantial app and income. I'm trying to do a job Google said they couldn't for lack of developer resources. :)

Your support for Spirit is appreciated.

For tons of further info, and links to free test versions, please see my XDA section: http://forum.xda-developers.com/apps/spirit-fm

Thanks !
Mike.

Recent changes:
Dec 16:
XCover detect
Broadcom API RDS RT
Nov 30:
Lollipop messages
MotoG detect
QCom digital audio port->2
GT-I9070 audio
Aug 27:
Stock OneXL
Aug 19:
QC "Get RMS" fix
Xperia L/M/SP/C Ext Ant
qcom.fmradio -> android.hardware.fmradio
Stock Xperia Z SU crash
One M8 detect
kill ssd
Audio M8/Z*
Aug 2:
GS3/Note2 stock
GT-I8160 audio
Jul 31:
Shim if BT
G2 Vol
Jul 30:
Xperia M ant
Z1/Z2
MotoG stock audio
android.hardware.fmradio -> qcom.fmradio
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About Spirit1: Real FM Radio
Spirit1 is a real, tuned, "over the air" FM radio app. It is NOT a streaming app which requires expensive data plans and drains your battery.

The focus of Spirit is on AOSP ROMs. If you don't know what AOSP is, Spirit is likely not the app for you, and you should stick with the stock FM app. Further details: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=50954346&postcount=7641

Satisfaction guaranteed or full refund. Cancel any time on request, within 30 days. To cancel, email [email protected] with at least your name, email of purchase, and/or order ID or email receipt.

If you're an average phone user, & don't know what Android "rooting" is, Spirit will likely not offer you much more than your stock FM app. If your phone does not have a stock FM app, it is unlikely that Spirit will work on it.

Spirit is mostly for Android enthusiasts who "root" & "ROM" their phones. But it also works on many stock, "store bought" phones.

Spirit Unlocked includes:

- Digital audio features supported ONLY on: ROOTED Non-stock AOSP International Galaxy S/S2/S3/Note/Note2/Player, HTC One/OneXL/OneS/Evo 4G LTE/Xperia T and most Sony 2012+ devices.

- RDS data display in App, Lock-screen & Notification window. RT, PS, PTY, PI & AF RadioText RT, Program Service PS, Program Type PTY, Program ID PI & Alternate Frequency AF.

- Lock-screen & Wired Headset Media Button support for mute, preset, seek, volume & record.

- Many settings: Audio, UI, AF, Digital & Debug categories.

- Unlimited Presets & Preset Lists.

FAQ / Frequently Asked Questions: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=31983089

! IMPOSSIBLE Devices: ALL Nexus & MANY Samsung & other devices have FM purposely & unfixably disabled in hardware. No app can EVER fix that. Email for refund & explanation of Google's false "compatability" checking. NO FM for GALAXY S4/S5, Note3/Note4, Tab, All US Galaxy S/Note class phones, Motorola flagships, and MANY more

I understand the price may seem high, but this is a niche app with 10,000 hours of work required over 3+ years. How many other "Real FM Radio" apps are on Google Play ? Almost none.

Why ? Because Android FM is extremely difficult. Google doesn't support FM radio and carriers suppress it. Intensive reverse engineering is required. In the over 3 years since Spirit was first created, nobody else has been "crazy" enough to attempt to compete in this niche (OTA radio) within a niche (AOSP ROMs) or without (all phones with usable FM).

Spirit is not a throwaway game app you play for a few days. How many hours will you spend listening to FM radio in the next several years ?

How much can you save on data plans by listening to free, over the air radio versus streaming ?

If you care about app quality, note CNet article "We're not paying enough for apps": http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=23568502&postcount=2523

I'm one developer and Spirit is my only substantial app and income. I'm trying to do a job Google said they couldn't for lack of developer resources. :)

Your support for Spirit is appreciated.

For tons of further info, and links to free test versions, please see my XDA section: http://forum.xda-developers.com/apps/spirit-fm

Thanks !
Mike.

Recent changes:
Dec 16:
XCover detect
Broadcom API RDS RT
Nov 30:
Lollipop messages
MotoG detect
QCom digital audio port->2
GT-I9070 audio
Aug 27:
Stock OneXL
Aug 19:
QC "Get RMS" fix
Xperia L/M/SP/C Ext Ant
qcom.fmradio -> android.hardware.fmradio
Stock Xperia Z SU crash
One M8 detect
kill ssd
Audio M8/Z*
Aug 2:
GS3/Note2 stock
GT-I8160 audio
Jul 31:
Shim if BT
G2 Vol
Jul 30:
Xperia M ant
Z1/Z2
MotoG stock audio
android.hardware.fmradio -> qcom.fmradio

User reviews of Spirit1: Real FM Radio
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A Google User
Apr 25, 2015
Doesn't work Installed and then showed No FM available yet there is a working FM tuner on the tablet ? Can someone just not make a simple FM app that is able to work and rotate with the screen......
A Google User
Apr 20, 2015
A Bit Pricey... but worth it.
A Google User
Apr 13, 2015
Peice of crap app. I paid the money for this so I could use it at an important event, and when I went to use it, it didn't work at all. Later I saw that it isn't compatible with lollipop. Why didn't they tell me that before so that I could have purchased the app that would actually work for my phone?! Very unhappy about this because I don't usually ever buy apps, and the one time I did, I basically threw my money in the trash.
A Google User
Apr 10, 2015
Brilliant Your efforts were well worth it. Even if I have to wear headphones, free ota radio is fantastic on a phone.
A Google User
Apr 9, 2015
Works great on the Xperia Z3v The Z3v didn't come with any kind of fm tuner so I found this gem through some online research. Works great with headphones as antenna but will still pick up a few channels without them. The Z3v will be updating to android 5.0 at some point so Please try to make Spirit2 work with the android 5.0 on the z3v if possible.
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