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  1. jbindel's Avatar
    I just bought a Lumia 950 to replace my Lumia 830 whose camera focus stopped working. Being annoyed by the lack of the official FM Radio app that I've enjoyed on my other Lumias, searched for a solution and found close to nothing except using a third-party app. Here's what I did to enable to official FM Radio app on my Lumia 950.

    I have a spare Lumia 635 on which I've installed the Insider Preview.

    First, I created a backup of my new Lumia 950.Then I reset the Lumia 635 and chose the Lumia 950 backup image to restore the 635.

    Since the 635 has the FM Radio app, I pinned it, along with several of my favorite stations, to the start screen. Then I made a backup of the Lumia 635.

    Once the Lumia 635 backup completed and was visible in my list of backups on OneDrive, I reset the new Lumia 950. When setting it up, I chose the latest backup from the Lumia 635 with the FM Radio app and stations pinned to the start screen.

    When the Lumia 950 finished restoring and activating, my FM Radio app and stations are all on the start screen still. I can start the radio from the pinned tiles, and it seems to work as well as on my other Lumia.

    Note that the FM Radio app is not listed "All apps", so I won't unpin it since I would then not have access directly to the official app.

    Phone information:

    Manufacturer Name: RM-1118_15358
    Mobile Operator: 000-US
    Originally had 10586.29 on it when I did the steps above, but I've upgraded to 10586.63 since then.
    Last edited by jbindel; 01-31-2016 at 09:41 PM.
    ven07, maevinj, RumoredNow and 2 others like this.
    01-25-2016 03:14 PM
  2. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Sloppy, but I'm sure the radioheads will flock to it.

    Nice thinking outside the box.
    sahib lopez likes this.
    01-25-2016 08:05 PM
  3. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    Back in the 8.0 days, the official Maps app was hidden on some Lumia phones, I guess they wanted everyone to use HERE maps. I found an app in the store called Maps which was simply a launcher for the hidden official app. Somebody should do that for the FM Radio.
    HeyCori and ven07 like this.
    01-25-2016 08:26 PM
  4. valuxin'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".
      wp_ss_20160127_0001.jpg
    • 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.
    Attached Thumbnails wp_ss_20160127_0001-1-.jpg  
    Last edited by valuxin; 02-02-2016 at 05:20 AM.
    MindtakerWP, Mike G, Aanze and 2 others like this.
    01-27-2016 04:41 PM
  5. nig_nffc's Avatar
    Will this work on uk vision of phone?

    No radio app work on uk version, it say no radio present.
    01-28-2016 01:50 PM
  6. valuxin's Avatar
    Will this work on uk vision of phone?

    No radio app work on uk version, it say no radio present.
    That's why I've made the guide:) It will work with any variant of any lumia windows phone.
    01-28-2016 02:25 PM
  7. msirapian's Avatar
    I just bought a Lumia 950 to replace my Lumia 830 whose camera focus stopped working. Being annoyed by the lack of the official FM Radio app that I've enjoyed on my other Lumias, searched for a solution and found close to nothing except using a third-party app. Here's what I did to enable to official FM Radio app on my Lumia 950.
    (...)
    Hi, what's your 950 type?

    Settings, Extras, Advanced Informations, can you share your :
    * manufacturer name
    * mobile operator ?

    The US and EU variants don't seem to be blocked the same way (third party apps work on North American variants, not in Europe).
    01-30-2016 10:56 AM
  8. abogdan's Avatar
    How to return FM Radio app an easy way:
    1. Install software for PC if don't have:

    2. Next, we have to do some things with phone:
    • Download "RootTool.xap"
    • Deploy it with "Windows Phone Application Deployment"
    • 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".
      wp_ss_20160127_0001-1-.jpg
    • 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$$$
    Did you succeed to do this on a L950?
    In the XDA thread cited by you it is mentioned that it doesn't work on L950.
    01-31-2016 04:31 AM
  9. valuxin's Avatar
    Did you succeed to do this on a L950?
    In the XDA thread cited by you it is mentioned that it doesn't work on L950.
    Yep, I did it on my Lumia 950 (EU variant). This is the reason to post it in the Lumia 950 thread haha:D
    Last edited by valuxin; 01-31-2016 at 05:16 AM.
    01-31-2016 04:55 AM
  10. abogdan's Avatar
    Great, then please mention which build and firmware do you have. Tks.
    01-31-2016 05:39 AM
  11. valuxin's Avatar
    Great, then please mention which build and firmware do you have. Tks.
    I have both the latest firmware and Windows for non-Insider users. It'll work on any up to current builds. Windows is .29, firmware is 01078.00027.15506. Just try my method - it's not dangerous at all or something xD
    01-31-2016 06:11 AM
  12. msirapian's Avatar
    valuxin, what's your RM-xxxx type of 950 please?
    01-31-2016 06:46 AM
  13. valuxin's Avatar
    valuxin, what's your RM-xxxx type of 950 please?
    Lumia 950 Dual SIM
    RM-1118
    01-31-2016 06:53 AM
  14. abogdan's Avatar
    Not working for me: l950 with built .63 and fw 00027..
    I've got error 0x89731B01 when deploying roottool.xap .
    01-31-2016 07:38 AM
  15. valuxin's Avatar
    Not working for me: l950 with built .63 and fw 00027..
    I've got error 0x89731B01 when deploying roottool.xap .
    Ah, forgot to mention - you have to enable Developer Mode in settings first.
    01-31-2016 08:23 AM
  16. InsGadget's Avatar
    By the way, I was able to make this work without all the extra developer stuff. I just installed the third-party FM Radio app from the Store and did your steps from there. I don't have the latest firmware since I'm on AT&T, does the new firmware disable this easy way?
    01-31-2016 09:25 AM
  17. abogdan's Avatar
    I also enabled the option Developer mode (I knew about it ).
    01-31-2016 10:39 AM
  18. valuxin's Avatar
    By the way, I was able to make this work without all the extra developer stuff. I just installed the third-party FM Radio app from the Store and did your steps from there. I don't have the latest firmware since I'm on AT&T, does the new firmware disable this easy way?
    It's known, that in US variants of lumia 950 FM radio "functionality" is not locked. In EU it's locked... Don't know, is it firmware or region specific.

    I also enabled the option Developer mode (I knew about it ).
    Hm... Try to deploy it with this instead. Can't be, that you can't deploy it... But it may be cased by the .63 build. Or not...
    Last edited by valuxin; 01-31-2016 at 04:21 PM.
    01-31-2016 12:13 PM
  19. jbindel's Avatar
    Hi, what's your 950 type?

    Settings, Extras, Advanced Informations, can you share your :
    * manufacturer name
    * mobile operator ?

    The US and EU variants don't seem to be blocked the same way (third party apps work on North American variants, not in Europe).
    I bought mine at a US Microsoft Store. It's the unlocked, dual-SIM version.

    Manufacturer Name: RM-1118_15358
    Mobile Operator: 000-US

    It originally had 10.0.10586.29 on it, but I've upgraded the OS to 10.0.10586.63 via Windows Insider. The firmware was and is 01078.00027.15506.02004, and the hardware revision is 2.1.6.2.

    I hope that's enough of the information.
    01-31-2016 09:37 PM
  20. msirapian's Avatar
    Thanks jbindel. It confirms you have a US variant. For EU variants, the radio seems locked at firmware (or OS) level, and third party apps won't even work (when it will work out of the box on US variants).

    So I won't try the long process you described on my French 950 Dual SIM, I'm pretty sure it won't work :(

    If only TuneIn released their W10M app officially (I can download it on my 640 and 535 running W10M, but it's a store glitch, Tunein have never announced their mobile UWP and their Twitter support keeps on saying that it's coming soon, waiting for official release of W10M as other publishers I assume, to avoid bad reviews on store because of the OS and not the app...)
    02-01-2016 03:55 AM
  21. valuxin's Avatar
    Thanks jbindel. It confirms you have a US variant. For EU variants, the radio seems locked at firmware (or OS) level, and third party apps won't even work (when it will work out of the box on US variants).

    So I won't try the long process you described on my French 950 Dual SIM, I'm pretty sure it won't work :(

    If only TuneIn released their W10M app officially (I can download it on my 640 and 535 running W10M, but it's a store glitch, Tunein have never announced their mobile UWP and their Twitter support keeps on saying that it's coming soon, waiting for official release of W10M as other publishers I assume, to avoid bad reviews on store because of the OS and not the app...)
    My way should work. I have EU dual sim version to. FM Radio "feature" is locked in registry. I've removed this lock and any third-party app works.
    jbindel and msirapian like this.
    02-01-2016 05:00 AM
  22. valuxin'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".
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    • 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.
    02-01-2016 05:09 AM
  23. Shamtu1's Avatar
    Doesn't work for me to. Error 0x89731B01 developer mode enabled. Do i have to pair via USB with this deploy tool?
    02-01-2016 08:21 AM
  24. msirapian's Avatar
    My way should work. I have EU dual sim version to. FM Radio "feature" is locked in registry. I've removed this lock and any third-party app works.
    Which means it's locked at *OS* level and not firmware, that's interesting.
    02-01-2016 11:41 AM
  25. Lojik Supreme's Avatar
    Dude, thanks for posting this trick. I've always kept FM Radio pinned to my start screen. Picked up my 950 a week ago and restored from my 640 dev phone backup not even realizing this was an issue! Great Save! Thanks again!
    02-06-2016 05:12 AM
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