I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with FM Tuner application. It is rooted.

I also took a look at Spirit FM Unlocked.

My question is: provided that this is illegal in some countries and not in others, and that AFAIK aviation frequencies are amplitude-modulated (AM), is it possible to (first and foremost) listen to radio frequencies beyond the 87.5/108 MHz standard ranges? Then is it possible to listen to AM frequencies wit Spirit FM or any other radio app after hacking the range?

Obviously, I just would like to listen, and fortunately it's not possible to interfere with a simple Android device into these frequencies.

  • Interesting question - have a dig around the kernel and its related FM chipset driver, it may be possible to alter it... but then again, this could be opening up a can of worms here, grey area, legalities etc? – t0mm13b May 28 '13 at 22:46
  • According to Chipworks' teardown, the FM functionality is part of the Broadcom BCM4334 chip, which also handles the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. If you can find a datasheet or anything on that, it might tell you if what you're wanting is even within the hardware's capabilities. – Compro01 May 28 '13 at 22:55

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