Originally Posted by xXEricXx95
Hey all, I can't seem to connect my Samsung Galaxy Y to my wifi after unrooting it. I tried factory reset over 10 times and it still doesn't work. What shall I do???
Hello xXEricXx95. Sorry to see you're having wifi connection issues.
Repeated factory data resetting will just drain your battery and not have any effect on wifi functionality, unless you've changed settings each time, then the next reset will simply return the settings to stock again.
Most wifi router to Android device problems are a matter of configuration matching: the router has its configuration and the Android device must match those settings in order to "see" the signal coming from the router; that's how you enter the router's network.
So, in order for that to happen you must know several things: the router's encryption type (WEP? WPA?), whether it's set to dhcp (dynamic host configuration protocol) or static IP address, whether or not it's set to block all but known MAC addresses (the unique "address" of every computer or handset with computing capabilities), the router/network password (or "key"), etc.
That information, and more, must match perfectly or no signal will be seen by the device's wifi scanner. Most public wifi hotspots are set "open," meaning very easy to connect, often with no password. Once the public router sees a device effort to enter the network, a prompt comes up leading the user in via step by step procedure.
Home or work wifi networks require all that info listed above.
I'm wondering if you have that info. If you do, and there's no connection, it's possible, but not likely, that there's something missing in the wifi networking system in your Galaxy Y.
Can you provide more details about what happens when you attempt to connect?