I have /e/ installed in a Nexus 5 (hammerhead), and realised there is no preinstalled app for FM radio. I read in this thread that FM radio worked fine, so I assume maybe something is wrong with my device. I tried to download an FM radio app from F-droid (SpiritF), but it asks me for the following permissions:
Draw over other apps/ modify system settings
Modify or delete the contents of your USB storage / read the contents of your USB storage
Read phone status and identity
So my questions are:
Does /e/ come with a preinstalled FM radio app? If not, it should be a nice feature to add, in my opinion.
Is it normal that an open source FM radio app asks for so many permissions? It also hasn’t been updatet for 4 years…
I don’t see why Nougat wouldn’t have its FM radio app. That’s weird, maybe it has been forgotten for your phone. If (with others posts that will come) you are the only one without the pre-installed FM app, please rise an issue on the gitlab here.
it could be as simple as, not enough memory. a lot of system apps have been discarded on nexus 5 because of lack of memory and since i9300 isn’t exactly a beast, that could be a reason to exclude some not vital apps.