I have a 4GB model that was purchased in US, but the radio functionality was never tested. I am now in India and trying to use it for the first time, but it doesn’t pickup any signal at all. The auto preset also doesn’t find a single station. I found the “Rest of the world” option under radio settings and switched to that, but it made no difference. I am in Hyderabad which has several FM stations with strong signal, so it is definitely not the lack of signal. I noticed that there is an update for the firmware, so I followed the manual update instructions and successfully updated it, selected English for language followed by “Rest of the world” for region, and yet there is no difference. I followed the manual update instructions including removing the microSD card.
I tried calling the India support number, but they didn’t provide any help stating that this model is not marked in India and that they would only provide support for the core mp3 player functionality. I am wondering if it is not expected to work in India or it is just a bad player. Any input is appreciated.