12-03-2016 01:01 PM
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  1. Michael Papadopoulos's Avatar
    Many thanks to valuxin & abogdan.

    I finally decided to do it after seeing the post from abogdan.
    After trying to deploy the xap for a day, i finally did it and at last have working fm radio on 950.

    Thanks again guys!
    02-14-2016 03:47 PM
  2. abogdan's Avatar
    I had too some problems with deploying the .xap because of the error 0x89731B01. I solved it by deleting my phone device from the list of hidden deceives in Device Manager (PC). After that when I reconnect the phone to PC the deployment worked well.
    02-15-2016 01:04 AM
  3. Michael Papadopoulos's Avatar
    After playing with the radio, I found out that the radio in 950 is worse (signal reception) than the one in my 920 (which was worse than the one I had in my Nokia N8 ... hehe).
    [conspiracy theory on]
    Maybe this is was reason for disabling the radio ....
    [conspiracy theory off]
    02-15-2016 10:07 AM
  4. msirapian's Avatar
    A MVP disclosed that "MS Q/A engineers have disabled the tuner because the quality didn't meet their expectations". But then, why disable the tuner totally including for 1/3 party apps on EU models?
    02-15-2016 10:12 AM
  5. msirapian's Avatar
    Stuck on 0x89731B01 error :/
    02-15-2016 10:18 AM
  6. InsGadget's Avatar
    After playing with the radio, I found out that the radio in 950 is worse (signal reception) than the one in my 920 (which was worse than the one I had in my Nokia N8 ... hehe).
    [conspiracy theory on]
    Maybe this is was reason for disabling the radio ....
    [conspiracy theory off]
    That's strange, I found the exact opposite. Maybe they are having QC issues, and therefore decided not to support it.
    02-15-2016 10:59 AM
  7. msirapian's Avatar
    The FM tuner chipset is on the snapdragon808 itself, I wonder how they could get QC issues.
    02-15-2016 01:51 PM
  8. InsGadget's Avatar
    The FM tuner chipset is on the snapdragon808 itself, I wonder how they could get QC issues.
    Yeah I don't know, just know my 950 has pretty good reception, better than my 920 for sure. Who can speak to the vagaries of manufacturing?
    02-15-2016 03:20 PM
  9. asikis's Avatar
    Hello all, To the guys who have successfully done the hack an they now have FM radio on their 950. How is the reception? And also is it possible to set the speaker active via FM radio and listen through the speaker when having the headphones connected for acting as Antenna (so as is the case for all Lumias)?

    Thank you
    02-20-2016 04:10 PM
  10. Aanze's Avatar
    I have found that the reception is muuuuch better with the stock headphones provided with the phone.
    And yes you can listen through speaker with the headphone plugged, you'll have to do the switch using the native FM Radio app though.
    02-22-2016 10:02 AM
  11. jtzako's Avatar
    With or without headphones plugged in? It may work without them, but it is meant to be used with headphones as they are used as an antenna.
    02-26-2016 06:44 PM
  12. Michael Papadopoulos's Avatar
    The "FM hack" works and after upgrading to the new firmware.

    With or without headphones plugged in? It may work without them, but it is meant to be used with headphones as they are used as an antenna.
    You need to have headphones plugged in. If you try to use it without headphones, a message pop up and says so.
    02-27-2016 02:30 PM
  13. asikis's Avatar
    I also, last night, did the hack on a european 950 with.107 (no TP).
    Reception and audio quality is excellent with via headphones but when switching to speaker it is terrible with lot of noise. It seems, as already posted here, that the speaker itself is used as an antenna and not the plugged headphones.
    But at least we have FM radio!
    My question would be the following:
    If i reset my device or flash with Windows Device Recovery tool, will the hack disappear and everything reverted back to non-working FM radio? Or we have to do the change again with the same jailbreak .xap app?
    02-29-2016 03:16 AM
  14. abogdan's Avatar
    I activated the hack on .107 with fw 38 and then I've got the Redstone and the Radio remained activated. So by updating current build you will keep the hack.
    If you will flash with WDR you will loose the hack. I'm not sure if after flashing with WRT if you will restore the backup what will happen.
    03-01-2016 05:55 AM
  15. msirapian's Avatar
    Hmm, I still get a 0x89731B01 error when trying to deploy any xap to the 950. I've just tried to deploy the xap to my 535 (running 10586.122), it works.

    No matter what I try (uninstall drivers, etc.), the 950 refuses to receive that xap :/
    03-05-2016 06:16 AM
  16. asikis's Avatar
    Hmm, I still get a 0x89731B01 error when trying to deploy any xap to the 950. I've just tried to deploy the xap to my 535 (running 10586.122), it works.

    No matter what I try (uninstall drivers, etc.), the 950 refuses to receive that xap :/
    What build are you on the 950 that you cannot deploy the .xap?
    04-04-2016 07:22 AM
  17. msirapian's Avatar
    What build are you on the 950 that you cannot deploy the .xap?
    All latest official builds (my 950 is not enrolled to the WIP): .107 and .164
    04-04-2016 07:45 AM
  18. sutt359's Avatar
    Thanks for this... I now have FM radio working on my UK Sim free 950.
    04-17-2016 02:06 PM
  19. Marcos Buccella's Avatar
    How to return FM Radio app an easy way:
    *if you have unlocked fm radio "functionality" - jump to the steps below the sreenshot
    1. Install software for PC if don't have:

    2. Next, we have to do some things with phone:
    • Go to the Settings --> Update & Security --> For developers --> Enable the "Developer mode"
    • Download "RootTool.xap"
    • Deploy it with "Windows Phone Application Deployment". If you can't deploy it with standard utility, try this
    • Run the app on the phone --> Jailbreak Lumia --> Capability Unlock --> Unlock Windows Capabilities
    • Go back to main menu of the app and click on choose Registry Tool for all devices
    • Enter the same values as shown on the screenshot. Then tap "Write".
      Attachment 121671
    • Reboot the phone
    • Install third-party FM Radio app
    • Plug in headphones, run the Radio app, select manual tune, find some station and play it. Then, press the volume button and click on freq number.
    • Now, you should be seeing an original FM Radio app. Just pin the station on Start Screen.
    • ...
    • Profit$$$


    P.S. This guide is 100% working for EU variant of Lumia 950 (single or dual sim). It's also known, that US versions don't require registry editing - the FM Radio module is not turned off.
    Working on my RM-1104_13756, running the build 14328
    04-22-2016 11:02 PM
  20. LEFTKOYL's Avatar
    OS built 10.0.10586.218
    Firmware 01078.00038.16082.36019

    After installing the XAP then I cant find the program to move on with the next instructions
    04-23-2016 01:37 AM
  21. slivovica's Avatar
    I have complied with the above procedure but I cant deploy RootTool.xap. I get error - 0x89731B01. Any suggestions?

    YES!! I have got it! I had to install "Visual Studio 2015 Community". After install VS2015 I can deploy it. Thx for nice tip how to enable FM Radio.
    Last edited by slivovica; 05-01-2016 at 07:06 AM.
    05-01-2016 03:39 AM
  22. asikis's Avatar
    The FM Radio hack has been working fine for me for much time. Yesterday I decided to join the Insider program and installed the latests 14332 Redstone build. After the update the pinned FM station on my home screen had disappear.....I then opened the FM radio app (3rd party app) and tried to do the trick to tune to a station, press volume rocker and then tap on the frequency appeared in the pop up window. Unfortunately the trick did not work as when I was tapping in the frequency nothing happened.....Now I am without FM radio....I will reset my device as it is now on the 14332 build and try to run again the hall procedure....If it doesn't work I will return back to Threshold builds...
    Any suggestion for the Redstone issue case is more than welcome

    UPDATE: I did factory reset while being on Redstone 14332 and unfortunately the issue still remains. When pressing volume rocker and then on the frequency, the Lumia FM radio app does not come up.....such a pity....Nevertheless through the 3rd party FM Radio that I have downloaded I can still listen to FM radio and also scan stations through the popup window of the volume rocker....but is not so convenient as the Lumia mother app. If anyone has found any workaround please send a pm or post here.
    Last edited by asikis; 05-06-2016 at 04:39 AM.
    05-06-2016 02:34 AM
  23. Diana Melamet's Avatar
    Cant make it work! So frustrating.... Really don't know what else to do. Used Interop Tools to change the registry, but still can't unlock radio.
    05-07-2016 07:04 AM
  24. pdionisis's Avatar
    Hello Is there a hack to make FM radio work through the speaker with native or 3rd party app yet?

    I want to know if I should buy the 950 or not

    Thank you
    05-22-2016 12:05 PM
  25. pdionisis's Avatar
    Hello Is there a hack to make FM radio work through the speaker with native or 3rd party app yet?

    I want to know if I should buy the 950 or not

    Thank you
    05-22-2016 12:29 PM
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