Motorola DROID 3 FM Radio APK Unlocks DROID Bionic’s Capabilities

Bummed to see that there’s no FM Radio app to take advantage of the FM receiver inside your DROID Bionic? Fortunately, the DROID 3’s app seems to work perfectly fine for the DROID Bionic and all it takes to get going is a simple installation of the .APK file. Be sure to venture into your app settings and check the third-party sources box. [Download, XDA via DL]

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  • Hobok

    What’s the best way to check if a phone even has an FM tuner? Certain sites will list a phone as not having it even if the tuner is built-in just because the manufacturer did not include an app to take advantage of the FM goodness. =/

  • Tom The Nerf Herder

    Heh. I could have used this last week during the 12-hour power outage while I was at work.

    Instead, I quickly installed I Heart Radio on my OG Droid and listened to that. This was yet another case where Sprint sucks… it couldn’t even hold enough bits to keep a 64k audio stream going.

  • ed209

    And I just found out that my Droid3 has an FM radio…this APK did not come preinstalled and is pretty buggy when I did install it.

    • Anthony

      Not quite as buddy as not being there at all though.

  • NuLLnVoiD

    The app isn’t ready for prime time on the Bionic. I get the stations to play just fine but there’s no way to pause or stop the stop the app. I had to open up the app manager and FC it.

    • Timothy B

      Doesn’t unplugging the headphones cause it to stop?

    • ClayRogers

      You can’t pause live radio buddy

  • jay mulhollen

    It would be nice if someone could figure out how to make an FM transmitter app so we can stream our device’s through our car stereo’s for those of us that cant afford FORD SYNC technology…..LOL

    • Tom The Nerf Herder

      Funny you should mention that… I’ve got an FM tuner app. You can get it for free, with purchase of my oceanfront property in Arizona. :-)

      Actually, the best FM transmitter I’ve found is the Jabra Cruiser. XM also has something that backfeeds the FM signal in to your car wiring, but I haven’t seen that same technology in any third-party FM modulators yet.