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Issue 39651: Can't turn radio off
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Status:  WrongForum
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Closed:  May 2013

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Reported by, Nov 14, 2012
If I'm listening to the FM Radio on my Samsung Galaxy I9000M with android 2.3.3 and something happens that causes the phone to self-reboot (which is an ever-growing list, it seems) like a game crashes or something, the FM radio stays on while the phone is rebooting.  The volume also drops significantly while this is happening.

When the phone is finished rebooting, I have to open the Radio application, push play on a radio station and then press stop to turn it off.  However, one time, even though I had my earphones plugged in, it decided to play the radio out through the speaker while it was rebooting.  That was a fun 6 minutes riding public transit with my finger jammed over the speaker-hole.

Lastly, if I unplug the earphones while it is playing and rebooting, there is no way to turn the radio off.  As I mentioned above, to turn it off, I have to start and then stop a radio station, but with no earphones plugged in, it doesn't let me play any radio station.
Nov 16, 2012
Sorry but you need to talk to Samsung for user support.
Nov 16, 2012
Samsung wrote the radio app? How am I supposed to know who wrote what?
Nov 16, 2012
If you have a Samsung device then you must have some kind of after sales support. I would suggest you use it as that is probably the only way a fix will appear since you aren't using a reference Google device. 
Nov 16, 2012
I'm much less concerned with having the radio turn off properly when its running and my phone crashes to a reboot as i am with just generally improving the android operating system.  I presumed that the radio app was part of the android OS
Nov 16, 2012
It might be, but Samsung make a lot of changes to the Android apps to integrate things like touchwiz or themes or to work better with their hardware or to add features that connect with other Samsung apps or services, etc, etc. Any single one of these changes can be causing your problems. Unless you are using AOSP Android, you have to go through Samsung first as it's their code running on your device anyway. HTH. 
May 31, 2013
This report applies to an Android-based device, and the issue tracker where you reported it specializes in issues within the Open Source source code of the Android platform.

We are not able to provide support for individual devices. Please report this issue in the support forum for your device, which might be hosted by your device manufacturer or by the operator where you got your device.

Status: WrongForum
May 31, 2013
Again, I presumed that the Radio app was part of the Android OS.  Or that while the OS was booting, it would check if the Radio was running wild, blasting static out the speaker and turn it off.  I'm pretty sure that when Windows boots, it like clears all of its inputs. 
May 31, 2013
If you look at the list of packages in Android ( ), there is no FM Radio app. That's simply not a part of Android. Some manufacturers choose to include FM hardware in their devices and therefore they have their own custom app for that. And because they have their own app, it's not part of Android, so the core o/s doesn't know to mute it or whatever when the device is booting.
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