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Pixel 3 - Lost all internet connection ability after update

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by MrDrProfMD, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. MrDrProfMD

    MrDrProfMD Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hello, I have a Pixel 3 that has been working great up until 2 days ago, when the most recent Android 10 update was released: 10.0.0 (QQ1A.200105.003, Jan 2020, TMO/Fi)

    The problem is that the phone lost it's ability to connect to internet in any way, both WiFi and mobile data.
    These are the ways I have tried to connect to the internet:
    1. PC as WiFi hotspot
    2. Share internet over PC Bluetooth
    3. USB reverse tethering

    I have tried the following trouble shooting steps:
    1. Restart device
    2. Reset internet settings (resets all WiFi, Mobile data, and Bluetooth settings)
    3. Factory reset phone
    4. Factory flash to Android 10 update in December (Using this method: https://android.gadgethacks.com/how...actory-images-android-using-fastboot-0175277/, and factory image "10.0.0 (QQ1A.191205.008, Dec 2019)")
    5. Factory flash to Android 9 from August (Using same method and factory image: "9.0.0 (PQ3A.190801.002, Aug 2019)"

    I have not been able to find any threads for this problem specifically, so to me it seems very likely this is just a hardware issue and that I am the unlucky one to experience it :/

    I have ordered a replacement phone, but it won't come until next week so I'm wondering if anyone has any other ideas on how to troubleshoot this problem.

    Thanks in advance!

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  2. olbriar


    Hello and welcome to Android Forums. Your Pixel acts as if the IMEI has been blacklisted. I can't imagine the update causing such but I can't imagine a hardware failure coinciding with the update either. I hope that you enjoy your new phone.
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  3. MrDrProfMD

    MrDrProfMD Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for your response. Is there any reason my phone would randomly be put on an IMEI blacklist?

    Another thing I should add is that I am living in Germany. I got the phone with Google Fi, which I still have and just pause the service. I have an eSIM for Google Fi and an eSIM for Telekom here in Germany. Is it possible that having two eSIMs caused the problem?
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  4. olbriar


    The IMEI was a long shot on my part. I can't imagine why it would be blocked. I hope another will have something helpful to add. I am sorry that you are experiencing problems and wish I had more to lend.
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  5. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    i would take the phone in to your carrier and see what is going on. it might be something on their end or it could be a hardware failure of sorts.
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  6. steiny180

    steiny180 Android Enthusiast

    Router / modem reboot ??? ...
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  7. Jfalls63

    Jfalls63 Android Expert

    Not familiar with eSim but I've had a problem with the APN name of the carrier I use changing after a software update. I use a MVMO using Verizon network and APN name defaulted to Verizon.
    No data connection till I figured out what happened and edited the APN name back to tracphone.
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  8. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    it's not just wifi, but mobile data as well.......though that is always a great way to start troubleshooting wifi issues.

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