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My Wi-Fi won't turn on...
« on: October 10, 2012, 03:46:03 PM »
So I've been running CM10 for the past five of days and like it very much, heard about the 4.1.2 update yesterday so restored my stock backup but no update was available so restored my CM10 backup.
Today I decided whilst at work to restore my stock ROM and try again and if not update was available I'd update manually with the zip.
Once I restored my stock ROM I couldn't turn Wi-Fi on? The Wi-Fi  settings says "Turning Wi-Fi on" but does nothing else. It was okay last night so I tried wiping the cache and dalvik cache, still nothing so I wiped again and fixed permissions, nothing, still the same. So I did a complete wipe of my N7 and tried restoring the the stock backup, still the same so I did a factory reset and guess what....

It's worse than ever now because upon start up you have to connect to Wi-Fi before entering your account details and it still won't turn Wi-Fi on and now I can't enter recovery to see if CM10 is okay??

Arrggghhhh....

I suppose tomorrow I can flash the factory image but I'm at work for another eight hours with no Nexus 7....

...pass me the tissues...

...I'm off for a little cry...
« Last Edit: October 10, 2012, 03:52:55 PM by JayJ »


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Re: My Wi-Fi won't turn on...
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2012, 04:01:20 PM »
Oh no!

Hope you find something to do :D

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Re: My Wi-Fi won't turn on...
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2012, 08:02:58 PM »
At least you have your S2.
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Re: My Wi-Fi won't turn on...
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2012, 04:13:36 PM »
It happens to the best of us  :'(  Good luck, but at least you have the option to call Google and request an RMA, explaining that it fails to recognize the WiFi. If they cannot access the device, they won't be able to determine that was rooted, without extensive testing, you may get it replaced.
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Re: My Wi-Fi won't turn on...
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2012, 03:55:37 AM »
Yeah I could try returning it but I can't believe there's no easy fix for this, I've spent the last three days Google searching and everything fails back to no drivers and the fact I can't enable USB debugging.
I did read that you could bypass the start up Wi-Fi selection screen by pressing the for corners from the to left in a clockwise direction but tried this lots and it doesn't work...

Haven't had my N7 for nearly three days...
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Re: My Wi-Fi won't turn on...
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2012, 08:13:59 AM »
It seems to hinge on getting past wi-fi selection. Maybe Google support has a workaround.?
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Re: My Wi-Fi won't turn on...
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2012, 08:15:54 AM »
I do remember reading that you can bypass the recovery bug and enter recovery by a series of power and volume key presses by simply having the Nexus 7 connected by usb to a computer and I don't remember it saying that debugging had to be enabled. Anyway I will see if I can find it again.
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Re: My Wi-Fi won't turn on...
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2012, 08:40:50 AM »
There is a bug in the boot loader. You have to be plugged into a PC in order to boot into recovery from the bootloader.
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Re: My Wi-Fi won't turn on...
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2012, 08:56:19 AM »
You can navigate anywhere with the UBS connected, pressing the volume key does nothing...
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Re: My Wi-Fi won't turn on...
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2012, 02:51:33 PM »
Dang,  Jay. You may be the first to successfully brick an N7? ;)
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Re: My Wi-Fi won't turn on...
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2012, 03:15:20 PM »
That's the annoying thing though mate, technically it's not bricked because it boots...
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Re: My Wi-Fi won't turn on...
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2012, 03:39:41 PM »
There once was a fellow named Jay,
Who played with his Nexus one day.
He said, "I feel sick!
But at least I didn't brick."
No matter what that Bird did say.
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Re: My Wi-Fi won't turn on...
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2012, 03:50:40 PM »
There once was a fellow named Jay,
Who played with his Nexus one day.
He said, "I feel sick!
But at least I didn't brick."
No matter what that Bird did say.

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Re: My Wi-Fi won't turn on...
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2012, 03:54:55 PM »
Try this update for the binaries.  It is a flashable zip of the drivers, including the Wi-Fi radio. 
https://www.dropbox.com/s/uuggq28yijtox59/Nexus7-Binary-Update-JRO03R.zip

 


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