Wifi stops working, phone doesnt boot and needs battery removal

asked 2014-04-10 20:54:23 +0300

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updated 2014-07-22 10:09:09 +0300

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I frequently encounter cases when the phone stops being able to connect to WiFi, and after I turn it off using power button, it wouldn't turn on - the only solution is to remove battery. Here you can see a video of me trying to turn on the phone in this "comatose" state: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUP6EPWFnxE

This situation seems to happen often in areas with poor WiFi. I was recently travelling to Indonesia, where bad WiFi is quite common, and I was encountering this situation a few times per day. This problem has also happened to me with the latest Sailfish

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I am having the same, when I try network discovery via settings - it shows nothing, but then if I run "iwlist wlan0 scanning" as root from console - it does find networks, so seems like settings menu for whatever reason gets out of sync with actual state of wireless interface. I was able to solve this by shutting down and restarting the phone, but haven't found out how to 100% reproduce the problem.

TopStreamsNet ( 2014-04-10 20:59:37 +0300 )edit

The WiFi bug is still there - phone often looses ability to detect any WiFi network. However, it seems that reboot works most of the time now, without having to remove the battery.

hzdjolla ( 2014-05-17 00:47:26 +0300 )edit