Spirit1: Real FM Radio 4 AOSP

Spirit1: Real FM Radio 4 AOSP


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.

! 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

Nov 30: SPIRIT1 will NOT SUPPORT Android 5 LOLLIPOP !! It MIGHT work if SELinux and PIE enforcement is disabled, but no guarantee. Sorry, but after 3.5+ years and 8 Android versions (all still supported), Spirit1 can not be re-architected in any humanly reasonable time-frame for the HUGE changes in Lollipop.

Spirit2 supports Lollipop, but see supported device list in description: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fm.a2d.s2 . Spirit2 supports only rooted devices, and support is limited to the most popular owned by Spirit customers. I will consider other devices as demand indicates.

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

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:
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 4 AOSP
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.

! 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

Nov 30: SPIRIT1 will NOT SUPPORT Android 5 LOLLIPOP !! It MIGHT work if SELinux and PIE enforcement is disabled, but no guarantee. Sorry, but after 3.5+ years and 8 Android versions (all still supported), Spirit1 can not be re-architected in any humanly reasonable time-frame for the HUGE changes in Lollipop.

Spirit2 supports Lollipop, but see supported device list in description: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fm.a2d.s2 . Spirit2 supports only rooted devices, and support is limited to the most popular owned by Spirit customers. I will consider other devices as demand indicates.

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

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:
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 4 AOSP
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A Google User
Dec 4, 2014
Excellent app. paid version not working on Micromax Canvas A114 2.2 running on 4.2.2, pls help or refund my money
A Google User
Nov 29, 2014
LG G3 Doesn't work with LG G3. Pops up error.
A Google User
Nov 19, 2014
Works on Sony Z3v You have to turn OK Google for any screen off or you won't get audio. Haven't messed with it enough to figure out why.
A Google User
Nov 11, 2014
Ruined all the audio settings After installed this app my phone restarts rondomly. I lost auido in my other music players
A Google User
Nov 8, 2014
Power Error Power Error on Galaxy s2 rooted cm11 nightly, how to fix? Can help me?thx