When I purchased my phone last September, I picked the Samsung A8 because it offered offline FM radio (using the NextRadio app). I've used it successfully for all those months...
...until the last Android update to 9.0, which occured about 2 weeks ago. Since the update, the FM radio no longer works. The NextRadio app says that the FM radio receiver is not accessible. What the hell?!?
How come this no longer works? How can I roll back the Android version so I can again use *the* major reason I selected this phone?
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Hey @Arthur210 !
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After looking into this, what you're experiencing is not related to the Android 9.0 update.
The FM Chip in the Samsung A8 is enabled to work with NextRadio and the update hasn't changed this. What's happened though is that NextRadio has ended their support for some Android phones and your phone is, unfortunately, one of these. This information can be confirmed on their site, the Samsung A8 is not in their list of compatible phones.
Keep in mind that NextRadio is a third party app, you can always reach out to them directly for more information.
I hope this helps clear this up!
Your answer makes no sense.
The last update of NextRadio was on January 1st, 2019 and it was working without a problem until the Android 9.0 update. So saying that it has nothing to do with the Android update is demonstrably untrue.
Welcome to the community!
Are you able to use any of the other FM radio apps available? If you are, that might suggest that NextRadio discontinued support for that device. On the other hand, if you are not, that would suggest that the FM radio functionality had somehow been disabled.
Hope this helps 😀
@Cawtau , I haven't found any other radio app that works offline (without consuming data). Do you have any suggestion?
There are plenty of FM radio apps, but they all seem to be streaming apps. I'd like a radio app that uses the antenna built into my phone, so I don't end up eating up all of my data to listen to radio.
Hmm, there used to be more FM tuner options available. I guess NextRadio beat out the competition?
There might be some hardware analysis apps which might indicate whether the FM radio is still functional or not.
Have you contacted NextRadio to determine whether they continue to support your device? You might also consider contacting Samsung Canada to ask them whether their Android 9 update should have affected the FM radio or not.
Sorry I couldn't be more helpful, but hope some of this helps 😀