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Astronaut

FM Radio Disabled (Unlocked, US)

The FM radio is disabled on the US unlocked firmware. It is enabled on the US carrier models. Please enable it for unlocked users.

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Cosmic Ray

Re: FM Radio Disabled (Unlocked, US)

Yes, it is available in unlocked S10 and it should be available in the S20 as well. The FCC would like all cell phones in the US to have the FM receiver available for emergency reasons: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-fcc-apple/fcc-says-apple-should-activate-iphones-fm-radio-chi...

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Re: FM Radio Disabled (Unlocked, US)

Glad I found this thread. There's really no excuse for it to be LOCKED on an UNLOCKED phone. Smiley Sad

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Constellation

Re: FM Radio Disabled (Unlocked, US)

FM Radio disabled on my new Galaxy S20 (AT&T - US)

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Anonymous
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Re: FM Radio Disabled (Unlocked, US)

ATT rep blamed this on Samsung, currently planning on T-Mobile transfer...

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Galaxy

Re: FM Radio Disabled (Unlocked, US)

@Struff 

Yes, I confirm it works on my unlocked T-Mobile S10e.

You need to plug in wired earphones to act as FM antenna, and get an app like NextRadio and tune to an FM frequency:

Next RadioNext Radio

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Re: FM Radio Disabled (Unlocked, US)

Radio FM app doesn't work either for you?

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Re: FM Radio Disabled (Unlocked, US)

That requires cell phone signal and a data plan. While I usually have each, there are many places in the mountains where there's no cell phone signal but FM radio works fine. Also, Radio FM app doesn't include all stations.

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Cosmic Ray

Re: FM Radio Disabled (Unlocked, US)

Best idea I've heard all year

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Astronaut

Re: FM Radio Disabled (Unlocked, US)

How do we get it unlocked? Is there a way to tell Samsung to unlock it or petition? My new Tmobile A715G is also no available. Samsung support said US not supported, but this news article says it should be. https://www.sammobile.com/news/samsung-activate-smartphone-fm-chips-us-canada/

 

I'm using my old Honor 7X to do radio. My old Moto G phones have it too. This is my most expensive phone yet and it doesn't have those basics including voice recording.

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