How come 3rd party apps can't use the built in radio antenna?

danogadanoga Level 1
edited December 2021 in ZenFone 6

This is the only app I know that actually uses the FM radio antenna but it says it doesn't have access to the antenna.

https:// play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nextradioapp.nextradio

I'd use the built in one but the icon won't show up in the default launcher.

I've been looking for custom launchers already since the default one doesn't have a horizontal mode but haven't found one I like yet.

So let me here your recommendations for custom launchers, Tasker, Termux or ways to add icons that launch hidden apps.

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  • danogadanoga Level 1
    edited November 2021

    Alright found how to do it. I only wasted 4 hours.

    Install Termux and Termux:Widget

    https://f-droid.org/en/packages/com.termux/

    https://f-droid.org/en/packages/com.termux.widget/

    Download an icon you want to use, 96x96 works good

    Launch Termux and run

    mkdir .shortcuts

    cd .shortcuts

    echo "am start -n com.asus.fmradio/.FMRadioUIv3" > "FM Radio"

    chmod 700 "FM Radio

    mkdir icons

    mv /data/data/com.termux/files/home/storage/shared/Download/YourIcon.png ~/.shortcuts/icons/"FM Radio.png"

    Return to the home screen and hold your thumb where there's no icons and tap Widgets. Scroll down to Termux:Widget and select Termux shortcut. Tap FM Radio and then drag the icon to where you want it.

    Here are a few icons I pulled out of the FM Radio app you could use

    https://ufile.io/f/4t6ec

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