1. aditishriram's Avatar
    I have an HTC One S (unlocked T-mobile) which runs on stock 4.0.4. And over the last 8 months all I have been doing is looking for a solution for my Wi-Fi issue. It worked perfectly fine initially. But then Wi-Fi suddenly stopped working. I don't remember clearly if this was after an OTA update or not. The Wi-Fi keeps trying to turn on but doesn't go past the "Turning on" phase. I can't even shut it and it drains my battery very fast because the phone never goes to sleep. I don't know if this is a software or hardware issue. I have tried practically everything including a Hard Reset. My phone is not under warranty so I need someone to help me fix this issue. Will a jelly bean update (whenever it does come) solve the issue? Or maybe rooting the phone to CM?
    04-01-2013 06:00 AM
  2. ansafrahim's Avatar
    You can try updating to jelly bean, i don't have such issue, i have upgraded to jelly bean right after I unboxed it. Its a good idea to backup everything and then do a hard reset and then upgrade to jelly bean through computer if wifi still not working.

    Sent from my HTC One S using Tapatalk 2
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    04-01-2013 07:35 AM
  3. Ryandroid86's Avatar
    I have an HTC One S (unlocked T-mobile) which runs on stock 4.0.4. And over the last 8 months all I have been doing is looking for a solution for my Wi-Fi issue. It worked perfectly fine initially. But then Wi-Fi suddenly stopped working. I don't remember clearly if this was after an OTA update or not. The Wi-Fi keeps trying to turn on but doesn't go past the "Turning on" phase. I can't even shut it and it drains my battery very fast because the phone never goes to sleep. I don't know if this is a software or hardware issue. I have tried practically everything including a Hard Reset. My phone is not under warranty so I need someone to help me fix this issue. Will a jelly bean update (whenever it does come) solve the issue? Or maybe rooting the phone to CM?
    try this http://forums.androidcentral.com/htc...-give-try.html
    hopefully that will fix it for you.
    good luck
    04-01-2013 12:21 PM
  4. aditishriram's Avatar
    The OTA update by Jellybean has not been released by T-mobile yet. Any idea how else I can update it? (As you can see I'm technologically dumb.)
    04-02-2013 12:47 PM
  5. aditishriram's Avatar
    try this http://forums.androidcentral.com/htc...-give-try.html
    hopefully that will fix it for you.
    good luck
    I can't do anything in advanced settings unless the Wi-Fi turns on.
    04-02-2013 12:48 PM
  6. aditishriram's Avatar
    You can try updating to jelly bean, i don't have such issue, i have upgraded to jelly bean right after I unboxed it. Its a good idea to backup everything and then do a hard reset and then upgrade to jelly bean through computer if wifi still not working.

    Sent from my HTC One S using Tapatalk 2
    The OTA update by Jellybean has not been released by T-mobile yet. Any idea how else I can update it? (As you can see I'm technologically dumb.)
    04-02-2013 12:50 PM
  7. Ryandroid86's Avatar
    I can't do anything in advanced settings unless the Wi-Fi turns on.
    If it gets stuck on "turning on" then its most likely a system error. (this is common in the rooting community if the the wifi system file was written incorrectly)
    I have no idea how yours became corrupt. But the only solution I know of will be a factory reset.

    and Tmo still has not spoken of a release date regarding Jellybean. The began test on Christmas 2012... and everyone is still waiting. There is no other way to update unless you Root and Flash a new 4.1 (JB) Sense Rom
    04-02-2013 01:17 PM
  8. aditishriram's Avatar
    If it gets stuck on "turning on" then its most likely a system error. (this is common in the rooting community if the the wifi system file was written incorrectly)
    I have no idea how yours became corrupt. But the only solution I know of will be a factory reset.

    and Tmo still has not spoken of a release date regarding Jellybean. The began test on Christmas 2012... and everyone is still waiting. There is no other way to update unless you Root and Flash a new 4.1 (JB) Sense Rom
    I already tried a hard reset. You don't think it is a hardware issue? Because a lot of people have faced the same problem and I can't find a solution on the web.
    04-02-2013 01:55 PM
  9. Ryandroid86's Avatar
    I already tried a hard reset. You don't think it is a hardware issue? Because a lot of people have faced the same problem and I can't find a solution on the web.
    A hard reset wont fix it... you will need to do a full factory reset. Settings>Storage>factory reset>erase everything.
    and If that doesnt fix it... then yes. Id say Hardware issue
    04-02-2013 02:50 PM
  10. aditishriram's Avatar
    A hard reset wont fix it... you will need to do a full factory reset. Settings>Storage>factory reset>erase everything.
    and If that doesnt fix it... then yes. Id say Hardware issue
    Okay, I will try that now and let you know the results! Thanks
    04-03-2013 01:39 AM
  11. aditishriram's Avatar
    A hard reset wont fix it... you will need to do a full factory reset. Settings>Storage>factory reset>erase everything.
    and If that doesnt fix it... then yes. Id say Hardware issue
    It didn't work
    04-03-2013 03:13 AM
  12. aditishriram's Avatar
    try this http://forums.androidcentral.com/htc...-give-try.html
    hopefully that will fix it for you.
    good luck
    I read somewhere that re-flashing the kernel has proved effective. Because the MAC and IP address are unavailable. You know how it can be done?
    04-03-2013 03:17 AM
  13. Ryandroid86's Avatar
    I read somewhere that re-flashing the kernel has proved effective. Because the MAC and IP address are unavailable. You know how it can be done?
    Im surprised it didnt work.
    in regards to re-flashing a kernel... it would definitely fix it... but unless you are rooted there is no way to flash it. That is why I figured a factory reset would fix it.

    Just curious... does Wifi not work for every network you try? or only at home?
    04-03-2013 01:04 PM
  14. aditishriram's Avatar
    Im surprised it didnt work.
    in regards to re-flashing a kernel... it would definitely fix it... but unless you are rooted there is no way to flash it. That is why I figured a factory reset would fix it.

    Just curious... does Wifi not work for every network you try? or only at home?
    Wi-Fi doesn't switch on. So it does not even reach the stage where it starts scanning for networks.
    Should I root my phone to CM or something like that? It's irreversible, right? (Stupid question, I know.)
    04-04-2013 05:30 AM
  15. Ryandroid86's Avatar
    Wi-Fi doesn't switch on. So it does not even reach the stage where it starts scanning for networks.
    Should I root my phone to CM or something like that? It's irreversible, right? (Stupid question, I know.)
    Sounds like you have two options
    1. Wait till HTC pushes out an updated fix for Wifi... (which could be a long time... us consumers dont know when... if ever)
    2. or you could Root.

    Rooting is Irreversible... but its harder to Unroot it than it is to Root. (trust me, once you Root and understand what you are doing, you wont want to unroot)
    But the "Tampered" on your bootloader is Irreversible. (you can relock the bootloader... but it will just always say tampered)

    if you want to Root Id recommend doing a lot of reading... Its not as hard or scary as it sounds... just make sure you know what each thing is, what it means, and how to fix it if it messes up.
    read this... HTC One S Development Sticky Roll-Up Thread *** Check this thread BEFORE posting *** - xda-developers

    Let me know if you have more questions
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    04-04-2013 11:26 AM
  16. aditishriram's Avatar
    Sounds like you have two options
    1. Wait till HTC pushes out an updated fix for Wifi... (which could be a long time... us consumers dont know when... if ever)
    2. or you could Root.

    Rooting is Irreversible... but its harder to Unroot it than it is to Root. (trust me, once you Root and understand what you are doing, you wont want to unroot)
    But the "Tampered" on your bootloader is Irreversible. (you can relock the bootloader... but it will just always say tampered)

    if you want to Root Id recommend doing a lot of reading... Its not as hard or scary as it sounds... just make sure you know what each thing is, what it means, and how to fix it if it messes up.
    read this... HTC One S Development Sticky Roll-Up Thread *** Check this thread BEFORE posting *** - xda-developers

    Let me know if you have more questions
    Thank you so much, Ryandroid86.
    04-05-2013 04:50 AM
  17. ronda71's Avatar
    by any chance did this work for you as I am having the same problem and can't figure out what to do.
    08-02-2013 02:07 PM
  18. jayprakash tanwar's Avatar
    I faced same issue. While trying to restart didn't work, shutting it down and then manually starting it did solve my issue.
    09-01-2013 07:46 PM
  19. Reza Safaei's Avatar
    Hi guys, I have same issue for more than 1 year. the wifi and 3g internet network dose not working at all. exactly the same problem you guys had. spent too much money and time on it.

    I have been using it just as a simple handset since i bought it!!! not smart phone! while trying to restart didn't work, shutting it down and then manually starting it did solve my issue.

    any advice, help and recommendation highly appreciated.
    regards
    Ray
    12-18-2013 09:20 PM
  20. enhancedliving's Avatar
    Hey guys, somewhat solution....

    I had this problem this morning on my htc desire 601. Wifi was stuck turning on.

    To me it seems like a hardware issue. I had slept in a tent last night and it was cold and very humid. When i turned phone on this morning, wifi was stuck turning on.

    Eventually i just turned the phone off to charge. The phone warmed up from charging, and when i turn it back on later the wifi was working again.

    So wifi hardware seem affected by enviromental conditions.

    Hope this helps,
    Kevin
    09-27-2014 12:04 PM
  21. Deven Kataria's Avatar
    It does not work that way too,any other solution?
    01-04-2015 02:41 AM
  22. zimtekcom's Avatar
    Same issue here as well (HTC Desire 601)
    I've wondered if "wifi hardware is affected by environmental conditions." - phone internal temperature
    In my case WiFi appears to have issue starting after a phone reboot when the phone is very warm.
    lets face it - some of these apps suck and suck up the power - runaway app, bad design, or whatever...

    I find myself rebooting the phone if (after shutting all aps) the phone remains hotter and battery usage higher than normal.
    but very often (not always) the wifi will not start after Android restart or full shutdown and start.
    Eventually, after multiple attempts the WiFi finally starts up and works normally again.

    I've found better luck if I let the phone cool to room temp, then start it up.
    Which makes me agree, that the WiFi component temperature tolerance appears not to be broad enough to function normally at some of the extreme operting temperatures of this model.
    Or perhaps its the other way round - the WiFi components itself running away causing the heat up sucking up battery (in my case a Pocket Warmer) and the WiFi not starting is a side effect of this condition... ??

    Just a theory.. ??

    Is anyone else's issue associated with a WARM Phone?
    Try to let your phone fully cool down (powered off) for an hour.. restart and try again...
    if it works normally after cool down (and no other changes) please update this thread.
    01-09-2016 04:50 PM
  23. outsidersatv's Avatar
    I've had the problem many times. I found that the SIM card is the root cause. At first just reseating it worked. But then wiping it clean needed to be done. And lately cleaning the slot and the SIM surface. Next I will try replacing the sim. Each time I tried fixing the WiFi symptom, I also did a backup and restore to factory settings, before touching the sim, so maybe that is a good first step. Keep a backup at all times. There is a place in Settings for Backup and Restore automatically.
    09-05-2016 03:48 PM
  24. The_Lion's Avatar
    I still have my HTC One S but runs on CM and sometime after June the newer builds when installed break WiFi. I end up reverting back to the older build.

    The phone is basically used by my wife since she doesn't have FB Messenger on her Windows phone. There's no sim card in it so if WiFi isn't working it's a paper weight.
    09-28-2016 09:22 PM

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