• Status Unconfirmed
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Bugs
  • Category FM Tuner
  • Assigned To No-one
  • Operating System iPod 4G Grayscale
  • Severity Low
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version Daily build (which?)
  • Due in Version Undecided
  • Due Date Undecided
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Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by 20esproductions - 2020-10-23
Last edited by 20esproductions - 2020-10-23

FS#13250 - FM radio recieving function not working as expected iPod 4g, Nano 1 (MA070G/C)

When Using FM Reciever within Apple Radio Remote with any of my iPods that support the function (in Rockbox), it either does not appear (Not detected at all in FM debug menu) in the latest stable version (3.15), or in the case of the latest daily builds, it appears to detect the FM hardware, and will attempt a search.

The ‘FM Radio’ menu in the debug menu of rockbox version 2cf75bf008-201023 states the following:

HW Detected: yes
PI:0000 PS:’ '
CT1970-01-01 00:00

An odd clicking sound may be heard, like interference from within the iPod.
The Radio remote works fine as it should in OF, indoors and outdoors

Rockbox functionality tested indoors and outdoors.

The remote control and audio functions work flawlessly (play/pause/volup/voldown/prev/next) when playing music from the iPods internal library.

Similar behavior seen between 1st gen nano, iPod 4G Colour and the 4G mono
with two different Radio Remotes.

AndyP commented on 2020-11-03 17:29

I have only managed to get the Apple Radio Remote to work on the 5G Video. Need to get back to looking into why.

please let me know if you need any debug information :)

@AndyP please could you elaborate about your working setup? I have the same combo (iPod Video + Apple Remote). But although I can use the multimedia controls, FM H/W detection seldomly works and could never make the FM Radio option appear on the menu and listen to radio waves. Tx

AndyP commented on 2021-03-21 21:31

@nunof, The released version 3.15 does not work with the Radio Remote but the development version does on my iPod 5G.

So far I have only managed to get the 5G to work with the radio.
Must get back to looking at this again. Some devices appear to recognise the hardware but only the 5G routes the audio correctly. Not sure why.


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