Hack An Old Android Phone Into An FM Radio

Hack An Old Android Phone Into An FM Radio

Happen to have an old FM Radio and a smartphone sitting around collecting dust? DIY electronics blog The Daily Life of a DIY Person shows how you can combine an HTC Hero phone with an old FM radio for a cheap and portable media centre.

The idea was to find a use for both an old radio and smartphone to create a miniature media station for the kitchen. The hack itself is pretty simple. The FM radio’s control panel is removed and its parts gutted to just leave the amplifier and speaker. Then the phone is stuffed inside and an audio cable is patched into the speaker. If you have an old phone collecting dust this is a great way to put it to use and get a new little stereo in the process.

My android based radio! [The daily life of a DIY person via Hack A Day]


  • Lifehacker needs to start considering a series on how to re-purpose old Android phones…
    I tried a search over the weekend on turning my Galaxy S into a Media Player… doesn’t appear to be feasible yet, but it has all the hardware needed.

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