I have an original driod 1 (stock) it is running 2.2. I have searched everywhere and cant find another phone doing what mine is doing . My wifi will not turn on at all, i try to manually turn it on and all i can get is a error message under the wifi screen.Several soft resets (pulled battery) I have done three hard resets and no luck, I started in safe mode with same results.. the wifi screen under wireless & networks says error and will not start wifi. I have tried to start with widget, manually from settings/wireless & networks and still wont turn on,,,Iv'e called verizon tech support and looked on moto. website with no luck.
I loaded wifi analyzer from the market but no luck, it says wifi off please turn on but it will not turn on..Please let me know if you have any ideas....Thank you!!
The 2.2 OTA (I believe) included a baseband radio update, and that might not be playing nicely with your phone.
Before you do anything, though, I must first ask - have you performed a factory reset (if not, don't - not yet). Also, have you contacted VZW about the issue (If your Radio is dead, then it isn't gonna be of much use to you, and it should probably be replaced)....
Yes i talked to tech support at vzw and they told me to do a factory reset so i did. I have actually done 3 , also pulling the battery but nothing has worked . Suprizingly all my apps loaded back slowly except for the ones that i had moved to the sd card which were there on start up.Vzw told me i would lose all apps but they did load back slowly.I checked the radio's and they were all working but i'm not sure what you mean by a baseband radio so i went in and uninstalled all the radio's that i had installed like pandora, last fm etc. but the wifi still will not start, is there anything in the files that might be causing it that i could check...just a thought.. thanks for the help...ron
Last edited by ronm; September 1st, 2010 at 12:01 PM.
Sorry, the terminology I used confused you. I am not talking about a radio-station application, I am referring to the connectivity circuitry in your phone that allows for BT, Wireless and 3G connections - collectively called the radio.
Those applications you mentioned have absolutely nothing to do with this at all.
Half way down, you're asked to choose either using your computer or using your DROID only - pick whichever you want to use, click on it, and it takes you to another link (thread) - follow those instructions carefully, except in the step that says download the update.zip - skip the download part, you'll use the file I just got you to download.
3) Follow the rest of the post carefully - this will replace your 'patched' FroYo with a fully pre-compiled version of FroYo (the same version you have now). It will not remove your apps and suhc like a factory reset does.
5) Follow the guide that you choose entirely - This time you're going to need to download the file - don't worry, it's tiny, at only 1.6 MB, not 80-something like the last one....
Now you have the latest and greatest FroYo update, aka FRG22D - let's see if your WiFi magically starts working again....
Feel free to (in fact, I strongly encourage you to ask any questions here, in this thread before you start. The process is painless, and you do not need to be rooted (in fact, these guides are for folks running stock Android, as in unrooted....)
Thanks for the help and the much needed terminology lesson.I read everything several times but cant get past the loading screen and stopping at the E:signature verification failed .I reloaded the 76.9 mb file several times and also loaded it from the (MIRROR) file with the same results.I tried renameing it update.zip and still no luck.I also tried the 2 of 2 file thinking that might work but it didn't. I used my laptop then tried my office pc thinking it might be the laptop but it didnt work either.I loaded it manuly by copying and pasting from my desktop to make sure it was all loaded on the sd card, and made sure to delete the old file before loading it again to make sure there was no conflicts there.
Today VZW sent a upgrade file out of the blue and my phone did the same thing , stopped at e:verifaction failed then i had to reboot to get it working again and it hasn't tried the OTA reload again yet.
I called verizon a couple of days ago and they have already sent me a droid 2 under warranty, iv'e had the phone for about 10 months so it really surprized me when they upgraded to the D2 without me asking.
I haven't activated the 2 yet because i wanted to see if i could fix the 1, the challange thing i guess, and i want to learn all i can about the phones.
Let me know if you have anymore suggestions of things to do. Also when i do activate my new phone should i use my old 16g card or the new 8g, i didn't know if the 16g old card could have somthing on it that is causing this problem or be infected or compromized like a computer can.
Let me know if you think it's the phone,files or me and what i should do next...Thanks very much...Ron
Last edited by ronm; September 5th, 2010 at 08:46 PM.
When you renamed it to update.zip (and you ahve to do that in order for it to wokr) did you do it on your computer? If so, is your file manager (usually Windows Explorer) set to show file extensions?
If not, it was already a .ZIP type, and when you renamed it to update.zip you may have actually named it to update.zip.zip - b/c Explorer is hiding that last .ZIP b/c you are not showing file extensions....
Thats what it was, i wasn't seeing the .zip on the file extension.
It loaded on the first time on the 1 of 2 , 76mb, then i had to delete it to get the second file on the sd card ,the 1.6mb file. The 2of 2 then loaded without a hitch and the wifi is now working.
Thanks for the help.
I think i will root the phone now that it is working good again..is there one root method or process that is better than the other...thanks again...Ron
P.S. I read in another thread that the droid 1 is a better choice to root , is this correct and why , or would the droid 2 be a better choice.. i want to make sure i keep the better phone.I will be sending one of them back shortly and want to make the right choice...Ron
Last edited by ronm; September 6th, 2010 at 06:17 PM.
I rooted back on 2.0.1, so I cannot say much about the process, but I know that it is a bunch easier than it was back then....
Finally, as for the D1 being easier to root than D2 - well, Moto was so desperate to pull themselves out of he morass of issues they had with becoming the 5th phone maker in the world (if they were eve n that high) that they made a big gamble - make their first android device completely stock - no custom bootloaders, no custom file checks, no added UI 'enhancements', and offered the phone to VZW with the same caveat - as in "Don't F* with the OS!" - so VZW left it alone, not altering the OS like they did with previous not-so-smart phones (you know, disabling the automatic contact backups, adding VCast and VCast media as the only means for customizing your phone, etc.)
The D2 has given Motorola the opportunity to introduce a locked bootloader that bricks the phone if it detects 'anomalies' - such as being rooted and running a custom ROM. Thus, it is much harder not only to root but to especially customize the D2.
I have used 30+ different ROMs on my D1, have had it OC'd to as high as 1200 MHz (that is a 118% OC - try getting that much punch out of your CPU! And without H2) / LN2 / He / etc...hell without air, as our devices are passively cooled!)
I know that even if I were to get a D2, I'd be stuck with that damned bootloader, plus Moto Blah, and all sorts of other unsavory things...
Hope that explains it well enough.
(Caveat - The first part (about Moto's decision an their plea to VZW) I don't necessarily know for sure - I kinda spewed that out on the fly; and the second part (about the D2) I am sort of guessing about - my terminology and / or understanding may be incorrect, but in what I had read thus far, that is what I took away....)
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