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  1. TheEdge76's Avatar
    And how do I find that out? Sorry, I don't have a clue :(
    12-08-2016 04:04 PM
  2. daimv's Avatar
    The radio is built in. If your carrier's version has disabled it then editing the registry to enable it (with Interop tools as mentioned) will fix it. It worked for me.
    12-09-2016 12:31 AM
  3. TheEdge76's Avatar
    Okay, but that sounds like it contradicts some of the earlier information in this thread.

    I just want to do whatever I need to my phone, turn on the radio, and it works. Why do MS make this so hard
    12-09-2016 02:46 AM
  4. TheEdge76's Avatar
    Orrrrrrr...can I connect the phone to my computer (via USB) and (somehow) edit the registry that way? Is that do-able?
    12-09-2016 04:36 AM
  5. daimv's Avatar
    Have you tried editing the registry already? Also it is probably your carrier who blocked it and not Microsoft.
    12-09-2016 07:05 AM
  6. TheEdge76's Avatar
    I haven't because it seems quite complicated :(
    12-09-2016 01:17 PM
  7. KefKef's Avatar
    Also it is probably your carrier who blocked it and not Microsoft.
    NO, it's not any carrier, it is Microsoft's decision, very bold I might add. Congrats to MS for such GREAT care for it's customers.
    Microsoft confirms FM Radio app removal from Windows 10 Mobile | Windows Central
    12-09-2016 02:36 PM
  8. KefKef's Avatar
    If your carrier's version has disabled it then editing the registry to enable it (with Interop tools as mentioned) will fix it. It worked for me.
    NO, carriers do not dissable native apps. This was Microsoft's decision:
    Microsoft confirms FM Radio app removal from Windows 10 Mobile | Windows Central
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    12-09-2016 02:39 PM
  9. TheEdge76's Avatar
    If it's not carrier-based that means there's hope for me yet!
    12-09-2016 03:10 PM
  10. KefKef's Avatar
    Probably, I asked around some, and FM radio is (should be) present in all L950 RM versions.
    12-09-2016 03:14 PM
  11. daimv's Avatar
    Originally posted by KefKef
    Originally Posted by daimv
    If your carrier's version has disabled it then editing the registry to enable it (with Interop tools as mentioned) will fix it. It worked for me.
    NO, carriers do not dissable native apps. This was Microsoft's decision:
    Microsoft confirms FM Radio app removal from Windows 10 Mobile | Windows Central
    That's the app, not the hardware or the registry. They removed the app but the ability to use the radio is still there and you can still use third party apps.


    Of course, the built in app was very good and I liked it too. But that is a different issue.

    So the registry thing is still what you probably have to do if the radio apps can't see the radio. It is not that hard.
    12-09-2016 08:20 PM
  12. TheEdge76's Avatar
    It's hard if you're not sure what you're doing :(
    12-10-2016 06:25 AM
  13. daimv's Avatar
    It's hard if you're not sure what you're doing :(
    It's hard if you give up before trying.

    Harry Niemeijer already explained it. You just have to change a value from '0' to '1'. There are also other threads in the forum that have explained the same before. Just put in some effort, read what you have to do and how to do it, and go for it. You'll see it is very far from impossible and then you can enjoy your radio.


    Edit: YES it would be nice if this wasn't even necessary. Why should we have to do this? But seems like some carriers like to mess their client's lives up a little bit by disabling the radio, and that sucks, unfortunately. But fortunately, there is a simple (simple enough, at least :P) solution for this problem.

    Also, we aren't the only ones affected. Iphone disables the radio too and only with a jailbreak can you enable it again. I think it is the same with some android phone brands. It seems they just want to **** people off.

    P.S. I don't think you can do it by connecting it to your computer and editing it from there, or at least that sounds a lot more complicated. Just use the interop tools app (it is not on the store, you have to download it from the creator's site. Somebody already posted a link to it in here I think.)
    Last edited by daimv; 12-10-2016 at 10:54 AM.
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    12-10-2016 10:43 AM
  14. KefKef's Avatar
    That's the app, not the hardware or the registry. They removed the app but the ability to use the radio is still there and you can still use third party apps.


    Of course, the built in app was very good and I liked it too. But that is a different issue.
    Not really, because it was Microsoft's decision, and nobody else's. One has to thank only Microsoft for removing this app.

    Carriers cannot, nor are they allowed to remove any built in/native app. They can only add their own bloatware...

    Just to clarify this matter a bit more:
    I have an unlocked European RM version of L950, which NO carrier had any influence on. The "FM Radio" app is pre-installed, along with "Field Test" app. They are both disabled by Microsoft on W10M, so I needed to hack my phone to get these apps to work - WITHOUT any need for additional download from the Store!
    Last edited by KefKef; 12-10-2016 at 01:17 PM.
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    12-10-2016 12:51 PM
  15. daimv's Avatar
    I see, I thought there were some versions with the radio enabled. :( but at least it is fixable.
    12-10-2016 01:51 PM
  16. TheEdge76's Avatar
    I think what I need is a step-by-step on how to do it (does such a thing exist?)
    12-10-2016 03:20 PM
  17. KefKef's Avatar
    Yes, several tutorials exist for this. The one that works on AU models is THIS method.

    To use this method do not download there mentioned apps, but download them from HERE
    Download "InteropTools_Beta1.9_pre8_1.9.370.0.zip" and "Dependencies_ARM.zip"
    Unpack InteropTools_Beta1.9_pre8_1.9.370.0.zip and Dependencies_ARM.zip on a PC

    On the phone enable "Developer mode", and transfer these apps to phone:
    1. Microsoft.NET.Native.Framework.1.3.appx
    2. Microsoft.NET.Native.Runtime.1.4.appx
    3. Microsoft.VCLibs.ARM.12.00.Universal.appx
    4. Microsoft.VCLibs.ARM.14.00.appx
    5. InteropToolsApp_1.9.370.0_arm.appxbundle

    Install above apps in that order (if you get an error, try to reboot the device and try again) and then follow the instructions from above tutorial
    Last edited by KefKef; 12-10-2016 at 04:04 PM.
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    12-10-2016 03:48 PM
  18. TheEdge76's Avatar
    Okay I think I got a little further except the Dependencies_ARM.zip file gives an "unspecified error" when I try to open it :(
    12-11-2016 05:00 AM
  19. KefKef's Avatar
    Try to download it again. I just tried it, new download and it opens OK. You get the first 4 files mentioned above when it unpacks.
    12-11-2016 10:19 AM
  20. TheEdge76's Avatar
    unzip.jpg
    Sorry, I meant to say the InteropTools_Beta1.9_pre8_1.9.370.0.zip file is giving me an error when I try to open it - that's the error. Am I downloading the right file?
    12-11-2016 12:19 PM
  21. daimv's Avatar
    You are supposed to open it on the phone, not your PC
    12-11-2016 01:21 PM
  22. KefKef's Avatar
    NO, you are not supposed to open these .zip files on the phone! The best way to avoid errors is to unpack zip files on a PC and then transfer mentioned files to the phone. Once they are on the phone, install them via built in file manager...
    Last edited by KefKef; 12-11-2016 at 02:03 PM.
    12-11-2016 01:43 PM
  23. KefKef's Avatar
    Sorry, I meant to say the InteropTools_Beta1.9_pre8_1.9.370.0.zip file is giving me an error when I try to open it - that's the error. Am I downloading the right file?
    I just downloaded this file and unpacked it without problem:
    1.png

    I can also open needed "InteropToolsApp_1.9.370.0_arm.appxbundle" only to check that it is OK. You don't need to do this:
    2.png

    I do it on a Win7 PC with Total Commander, always without problems.
    12-11-2016 02:01 PM
  24. TheEdge76's Avatar
    Nope, definitely something with the InteropTools_Beta1.9_pre8_1.9.370.0.zip file - doesn't unzip properly (using Winzip or WinRAR) on two different machines (one Vista, one XP). It opens in Winzip but I can't extract any of the files...can I get the InteropTools app from somewhere else maybe?
    12-12-2016 04:26 AM
  25. KefKef's Avatar
    It must be something, some error at your end, because I have no problems unpacking that zip.
    I'll PM you my contact, and can send you the needed file by email. It is only 8.296.654 bytes...
    12-12-2016 07:19 AM
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