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Pandora and Froyo Not Playing Nice, Issue Processing Audio Files

A few of you have reached out to let us know that since manually updating to official Froyo on your Droid, Pandora seems to be lacking in the sound quality department.  Well according to Pandora, this is an Android 2.2 issue and should be fixed in the next release…of…Android?  Whoa…

Froyo has a problem processing our AAC+ files. We have confirmed that this is an issue in the OS, and they should have it fixed in the next Android release.

Thanks for your patience in the meantime.

Best Regards,

Pandora Listener Support

And since we have no idea when we’ll see Gingerbread, maybe a fix will be issued in the mean time?  I know there are a ton of Pandora addicts out there who are more than a little frustrated.  Hang in there!

Cheers Gady and Mark!

  • http://na one

    Hey everyone? I got a quick question since i got the 2.2 OTA on Droid X my messages as we know are out order and they always come late.

    But my screen doesnt turn anymore in landscape mode. I tried to calibrate it but isnt working any ideas or suggestions???

  • http://twitter.com/knarfmo Frank Miller

    Okay, I've checked online about how to fix this, and got intimidated by the process of rooting for the proposed fix. Pandora would work on wifi, but not cellular service. Then I got frustrated that Google Sky stopped working and the camera wouldn't save pictures. Everything was running slow. I was planning to go to the nearest Verizon store when I got the idea to turn the thing off then back on.

    That seemed to work. Camera working, Pandora working, everything is faster. Google Sky was fixed too, but only after I stumbled on the right setting to change it so that it would show the starfield where I point the phone (I looked everywhere in the options but only found it by accident.

    Since

  • http://twitter.com/knarfmo Frank Miller

    Okay, I've checked online about how to fix this, and got intimidated by the process of rooting for the proposed fix. Pandora would work on wifi, but not cellular service. Then I got frustrated that Google Sky stopped working and the camera wouldn't save pictures. Everything was running slow. I was planning to go to the nearest Verizon store when I got the idea to turn the thing off then back on.

    That seemed to work. Camera working, Pandora working, everything is faster. Google Sky was fixed too, but only after I stumbled on the right setting to change it so that it would show the starfield where I point the phone (I looked everywhere in the options but only found it by accident.

    Since

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7ITKJXDMLHVC3D2JUKY7Y2N7K4 Ron Smith

    Not having this problem, but seems to be dropping Pandora or not connecting after using auto mount. Had to reboot phone and worked if didn't mount phone.

  • saimin

    Any chance that this will get fixed with the new Froyo update for Adobe Flash?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=150102654 Shawn Parks

    No problem with Jrummy's Froyo builds and Pandora. Makes getting through paperwork at work bearable.

  • http://phaseportrait.blogspot.com/ Ted Pavlic

    Several other streaming apps list the same problem with AAC+ files; it's a well known Android bug by now. If you use streaming apps regularly on Froyo, you already know about this problem.

  • http://www.facebook.com/RoyR80 Roy Rader

    lol, pandora, wasn't that last years fad?

  • Sibuna

    This is unfortuniate, while the ap functions under CM 6 RC2 the SQ is worse. SLacker used to work fine but it hates CM 6 RC2 or 2.2 in general and will hard crash after 20 or so minutes of playing. Last.fm hard reboots my phone

  • http://twitter.com/malsbury Thomas Malsbury

    I know this link was provide already in the comments, but it is a few pages down now. There is an open bug report for this issue with Google. It has been open for over a month now and is still only listed as a “Medium Priority” issue.

    http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?…

    If you are having a problem with this issue, please take the time to visit the bug report and toggle the little star to star the thread, at the top next to “issue 9308″ to raise its priority. The more people that vote for this issue hopefully it will get some attention.

  • http://www.facebook.com/levi.schroeder Levi Schroeder
    • saimin

      Any way to do this without rooting your phone?

      • Jeff

        Unfortunately no….

        It does seem to work though…

  • http://twitter.com/LANjackal LANjackal

    Simple solution: switch to Last.fm. Both apps have pretty much the same feature: search for an artist/genre and get a radio station for it. Except Last.fm comes with a pretty good social network and much more features than simply liking songs.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/LEKFMUDDDIBPV5NJKW6YTGNRWA Carlo

      No offense, last FM has nothing on Pandora. I tried last.FM on Xbox and it played nothing I knew or liked and I like a lot! Pandora plays about 6 songs I know and like before I have to thumb one down.

      The fix posted on XDA forums comes with a downside. Your linpack scores will drop by 50% after this fix is applied.

  • hickerbocker

    off topic question… i just unrooted my friend's phone so that he could return it to Verizon. it's giving him problems. after unrooting he has 2.0.1– how do i get him to the 2.1 update 1???

    • Winterfresh

      Whenever i put my phone back to 2.0.1, almost immediatly after i booted it up and activated it, the OTA would pop up on my screen. That was a few months ago so idk how long they keep the OTA live for, if they even stop offering it ever.

  • SiNep

    same issues on the incredible. sounds like crapola.. good thing i dont really use pandora much.. just when on long car trips.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rhonda-Dowdell/100000878588629 Rhonda Dowdell

    I am not sure why, but I don't have any problems listening to Pandora. It works the same as it did before I manually updated my Droid with Froyo.

  • eak128

    There is also the issue where the Navigation kills Pandora. In 2.1 it would pause it and once the Nav. stopped speaking it would resume playing. Not the case with 2.2.