Wednesday, 30 May 2012

ScreenFree FM Radio v1.0.3 now supports Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS).

So what has changed?

  • Fixed problem with returning from bookmark when Mute during text-to-speech is used.
  • Added support for Android OS v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
  • Dropped support for Android OS v2.1 (Eclair) and earlier due to changes needed for ICS.
  • Fixed problem with double commands sometimes being sent to Media Player.
  • Improved confirmation tone volume.
  • Added new preference: Mute during text-to-speech . This will be on by default.
  • Added new preference: Media Player to allow user to specify which media player will receive headset button presses. This will try and default to the standard Android music player.
  • Added preference: Fallback to Media Player to allow next/previous station commands to act as Media Player next/previous when radio is not playing. This will be off by default.
Note that on ICS a long press will no longer wake up a sleeping phone and start the radio, you will need to do a short press before the long press can be recognised. If you have Fallback to Media Player on then the Media Player will start first but the next long press will start the radio as expected.

ScreenFree FM Radio v1.0.3 is available through GetJar or via direct download here:

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

The ScreenFree FM Radio App

ScreenFree FM Radio allows you to control the FM radio on your Samsung Galaxy S or Galaxy S II with the headset button.

Its designed primarily to let you control all the important radio functions without turning the screen on, using only the single button on your headset.

Main features include:

  * User definable action for:
      - headset button long press.
      - 5 different headset button short presses.
      - widget next/previous buttons.
  * Control headset button responsiveness.
  * Ready-to-go. No pre-scanning required.
  * Use in stand-alone mode, or via widget.
  * Favourites.
  * Bookmark.
  * RDS (Radio Data System) info display.
  * Text to speech.
  * Add station frequency manually if needed.
  * Control media player with headset button.
  * Power saving.

Screen Shots

Supported Phones

ScreenFree FM Radio is expected to work on many variations of the Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy S II. It will not work on variants where the FM radio is missing, disabled in hardware or disabled in software.

ScreenFree FM Radio was developed and tested on the Samsung Galaxy S II (GT-I9100).

Based on the feedback from users of the Samsung Galaxy S radio widget (on which ScreenFree FM Radio is based), ScreenFree FM Radio should work on the following Galaxy S variants:

  * Galaxy S (i9000)
  * Bell Galaxy S Vibrant (i9000M)
  * Galaxy Apollo (i5800)
  * Galaxy SL (i9003)

may not work on the following Galaxy S variants:

  * Fascinate
  * Captivate
  * Vibrant (in general)
  * Epic

and will not work on the following:

  * T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II (SGH-T989)

Does ScreenFree FM Radio work/not work for you? Please leave feedback here with details such as phone name, model number, carrier, and if your phone is rooted/flashed.

Where can I get it?


ScreenFree FM Radio is available through GetJar or via direct download here:

screenfree_fm_radio_v_1_0_1.apk .