1. AC Question's Avatar
    Hello,

    Recently, I have encountered a strange problem. My tablet Prestigio PMP5770D (rooted Jelly Bean 4.1.1) somehow got grey wifi icon bug. I'm not sure how, but it could have started after copying files to the tablet via USB. Before was working fine. I've noticed that it gets back to blue color only after installing some apps from Google Play Store. When wifi icon is grey I don't get notifications (like with no connection to Google servers). However, Play Store and other Google apps work fine. I've tried switching on and off router, forgetting my wifi,clearing Google Play Services and Google Play Store cache, deleting google account, wiping cache in this boot menu, modyfying hosts file (in etc folder), clearing cache from Google Services Framework, I even did a factory reset and it didn't help. During setting everything up from scratch on my tablet after factory reset, I had problems with downloading apps (stopping during download process, installing after killing Play Store app and launching it again) and granting root access (Root Checker (for the first time it got root rights), Clean Master and problems with loading of Google apps).
    Does somebody know what to do ? Can this problem be somehow connected with the change of a router which I did 2 week ago ?
    Thanks in advance for help.
    04-11-2015 05:37 PM
  2. edlector's Avatar
    Hi
    I have exactly the same problem and I tried all that solutions, without successfull. But I think that I've found the reason of this problem, it's the latest update of Google Play Services (version 7.0.99), released Mar 31, 2015, just the 2 weeks ago that you mentioned. If I downgrade to the factory version all is fine. The thing is that this service is automatically updated when you are connected to Internet.
    Sorry for my English.
    04-13-2015 02:18 PM
  3. Sparrow93's Avatar
    OP here.
    Thanks very much for the reply. I'll check it out by the end of the week. Do You have blue icon after installing apps from Play Store too ?
    04-13-2015 03:26 PM
  4. edlector's Avatar
    Yes, after I install any app, wifi icon turns blue.
    04-13-2015 03:58 PM
  5. Sparrow93's Avatar
    Sorry to hear that I suppose that it is as You mentioned. There is little we can do about it. Maybe someone has some kind of fix for this issue. I'll try to dig further this problem when I get the time.
    04-13-2015 04:07 PM
  6. edlector's Avatar
    I tested with another router, the problem persists . I hope that Google fix this problem in the next version of Google Play Services.
    04-14-2015 10:54 AM
  7. Sparrow93's Avatar
    It's strange that I couldn't find such issue as we have here. Let's hope that the update comes soon.
    04-14-2015 11:10 AM
  8. edlector's Avatar
    In my case the problem is not in a tablet, it's in a smartphone Cubot GT99. I think that should be a lot people with the same problem (in fact if you search for "android wifi gray icon" there is a lot of entries) since two weeks ago (when Google released this problematic version of Google Play Services), but probably most of them don't realize about the wifi icon turns blue when you install an app.
    04-14-2015 06:07 PM
  9. Sparrow93's Avatar
    You may be right. I thought about having problems with Google Play Services where clearing cache doesn't help. Personally, I have clear cache and clear data options greyed out. Do You have them like that too ?
    04-15-2015 02:31 PM
  10. Sparrow93's Avatar
    You were right. I was home today and I uninstalled Google Play Services/ It worked ! I tried updating to the newer version from 04.15.2015 (7.3.26) but the problem persist.
    04-16-2015 03:42 PM
  11. Dixon Pedraza's Avatar
    I have the same problem already 3 weeks ago and I have not found solution...
    04-17-2015 08:39 PM
  12. edlector's Avatar
    In my device that buttons are not grayed, I can click on them. I tried all possible combinations clear data, clear cache, in Google Play Services, Google Services Framework and Google Play Store. No fix.

    Yes, downgrading Google Play Services solves the problem but after a time it will auto upgrade. On the other hand some apps, like Gmail, need that Google Play Services is updated or not work (or downgrade Gmail too).
    04-18-2015 12:13 PM
  13. Sparrow93's Avatar
    I've decided to wait for some kind of update that will fix this. There is no other way except maybe switching to CyanogenMod.
    04-18-2015 05:12 PM
  14. Sparrow93's Avatar
    Guys, huge update ! My Google Play Services autoupdated to version 7.3.28 and everything is working fine now ! Wifi icon goes blue after minute or two. Check it out.
    04-18-2015 05:24 PM
  15. edlector's Avatar
    I have not had such luck. I've installed the latest apk (manually, not auto-update) of Google Play Services and Google Play Store, when I rebooted the device the wifi icon is gray again.
    Please, can you reboot your tablet and check if the wifi icon turns blue?
    04-19-2015 07:41 AM
  16. Sparrow93's Avatar
    Yes, I did it several times and I confirm it's working.
    04-19-2015 12:36 PM
  17. pantezuma's Avatar
    Hi to all.
    I was lucky and guess I found what the source of the problem is.
    I'm running an old S2 with a Custom 4.1.2 Rom (Don't know if the problem arises on newer Roms).
    It seems that current Google Play Services disables GtalkService from Google Services Framework. (To be strict it doesn't disables it, but its not running as I guess it should).
    I placed a script in init.d folder in order to start the service everytime I boot the device and it seems to be working (Blue icons over wifi and 3g and no loss of notifications).
    Hope this helps and sorry for my english!
    Best regards.
    04-20-2015 12:41 PM
  18. uite's Avatar
    Hi to all.
    I was lucky and guess I found what the source of the problem is.
    I'm running an old S2 with a Custom 4.1.2 Rom (Don't know if the problem arises on newer Roms).
    It seems that current Google Play Services disables GtalkService from Google Services Framework. (To be strict it doesn't disables it, but its not running as I guess it should).
    I placed a script in init.d folder in order to start the service everytime I boot the device and it seems to be working (Blue icons over wifi and 3g and no loss of notifications).
    Hope this helps and sorry for my english!
    Best regards.
    Hi, can you post your init.d script? Thanks

    Edit: nevermind, i found the right command, just type this in a terminal emulator or in an init.d script:

    su -c am startservice -n com.google.android.gsf/.gtalkservice.service.GTalkService
    04-20-2015 07:42 PM
  19. pantezuma's Avatar
    Hi! Yes the script I made is quite similar to yours:

    #!/system/bin/sh
    sleep 30
    am startservice -n com.google.android.gsf/.gtalkservice.service.GTalkService

    It's been more than a week and so far so good.
    Hope this helps!
    04-20-2015 10:39 PM
  20. uite's Avatar
    Hi! Yes the script I made is quite similar to yours:

    #!/system/bin/sh
    sleep 30
    am startservice -n com.google.android.gsf/.gtalkservice.service.GTalkService

    It's been more than a week and so far so good.
    Hope this helps!
    Yes, this is perfect solution, just asking my self why that service doesn't automatically start anymore... also why only few users have this bug
    04-21-2015 03:08 AM
  21. Dixon Pedraza's Avatar
    What is your script friend?
    04-29-2015 05:46 AM
  22. fstyle's Avatar
    Based on uite's solution I found out mine..
    I had Google Talk (chat) app disabled in my phone [Gigabyte GSmart Maya m1 v2, Android 4.2.1]
    I've re-enabled Google Talk app, logged in and my Wi-Fi icon became blue again!
    I keep the app enabled but I use it in logged out state. It doesn't seem to run in the background, so I've not tried to disable it again.
    05-27-2015 05:38 AM
  23. Aggelos Teretzis's Avatar
    Hi Prestigio Pap7500 4.2 i have same issue .Once i install any appwifi turns blue again .Tried everything and this the only comment about this issue .So how and where you put in script ? I also download google talk to see if it works restarting now any help would be great
    04-14-2016 04:46 PM
  24. Indigo Wendigo's Avatar
    Hello, same problem here: after a factory reset, my Mediacom 875 tablet would run fine except for the grey WiFi icon which only turned normal after any app update. Didn't reinstall/update some Gapps since I had no need for them (G search, sound search) and feared it was due to that. I had tried everything i found online with no success, but then I had an idea: since many sources said GTalk was the cause, and Hangouts succeeded GTalk, I tried installing it. Voilà, WiFi icon solid again, even after freezing Hangouts, so no need to keep it active and logged.
    Hope this will help someone else.
    05-26-2016 03:28 PM

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