• Status Unconfirmed
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Bugs
  • Category FM Tuner
  • Assigned To No-one
  • Operating System iPod 5G
  • Severity Low
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version Release 3.8.1
  • Due in Version Undecided
  • Due Date Undecided
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Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Raphael Avital - 2011-07-02

FS#12177 - Griffin iFM Radio Receiver for iPod (5th Gen) NOT Detected.

Player: iPod Video 5th Gen. (5.5)
Rockbox Release v. 3.9 downloaded/installed 06/28/2011

Accessory: Griffin iFM Radio Receiver for iPhone and iPod - has a doc connector, short cable to a "dongle" which is the FM tuner, with earphone jack on the dongle. No batteries or other power source.

Here's a link to the product's Amazon page:

Booting into Apple firmware
1. Turned player on with nothing plugged in, the "Radio" menu item does not show up. Plugged in the Griffin iFM, the "Radio" menu item shows up, and when I select it, I get the FM frequency and dial, I can tune it, it works. I did not have to download anything at all from the Apple iTunes store.

2. Turned player on with iFM plugged in - the "Radio" menu item shows up, and from there it all works as above.

Booting into Rockbox OS 1. Turned player on with nothing plugged in, then plugged the iFM on the dock connector, the "FM Radio" item never shows up.

2. Turned player on with iFM plugged in, still no "FM Radio" on the menu.

3. Went into System then Debug then FM Radio - got message: "HW Detected: no"

So Rockbox does not detect it at all. And there's no sense expecting that any Apple/iTunes software would do anything under Rockbox.

What's interesting is, that with the player off (under both Apple and Rockbox OS), if I only plug in the Griffin iFM to the dock connector, and do nothing else, the player turns on. So there must be some kind of hardware detection there.

Actual behavior:

1. FM Tuner option never shows up on main menu (whether powering up with FM Tuner plugged in, or plugging in after power up).

2. When player is OFF, connecting the FM Tuner to the dock port turns on the player.

3. In System/Debug/FM Tuner, "HW Detected" is always "no"

Expected behavior:
1. Expected the FM Tuner option to be available on the main menu (at least when booting with the accessory plugged in to the dock port) as described in the manual.

2. Expecting to be able to tune in to FM stations and play at least through the tuner's headphones connector, if not through the player's headphones connector. Other features (displaying song information, presets, etc.) are secondary (to me).


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