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Wi-Fi bug affects Android 5.0 users

Wi-Fi bug affects Android 5.0 users
A mysterious Wi-Fi bug is affecting those using a device powered by the latest build of Google's open source OS. Reports have been coming into the developer-preview website, starting with a Nexus 5 that had trouble hooking up to a Wi-Fi signal. Since the original complaint, developers with the Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and the Nexus 9 have written in about a failed Wi-Fi connection.

This is the second major issue that has affected Android 5.0. Earlier this month, those using Wi-Fi on an Android 5.0 powered handset, experienced a major battery drain. The battery was being drained by an abnormally high number of screen wake ups that would take place when Wi-Fi was in use. Thankfully, this bug has been exterminated.

Android 5.0 is currently being pushed out to the Nexus 5, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 7 (2012) and Nexus 10.  If the Wi-Fi bug is affecting your Lollipop powered handset or tablet, drop us a comment in the box below.

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source: GoogleCode

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posted on 13 Nov 2014, 11:46

1. mikewillz (Posts: 52; Member since: 03 May 2013)

Don't have the update yet. Nexus 5

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 12:32 1

7. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)

If you have the one with KTU84P,you can update it now with the OTA zip file.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 12:58

14. tabbas97 (Posts: 11; Member since: 03 Mar 2014)

Can't get you

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 13:15 1

17. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


posted on 13 Nov 2014, 17:22 2

31. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1351; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)

A very fortunate for you, fanboy always quarrel whoever get software update 1st win. But they failed to realize they're used as early adapter aka white mouse.

Never a fans of software update as long as my phone has good camera, long lasting battery life, powerful chip to run every compatible apps. And most important it's bug-free.

Many people still love their jellybean phone

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 20:59

39. dimas (Posts: 2513; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)

True. I also don't do quick release updates unless OS is polished from major bugs.

posted on 15 Nov 2014, 23:37

55. Fuckchinashit (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Nov 2014)

Hey China piece of s**t fan, why don't you just f**k yourself with chinna garbage phone?

posted on 14 Nov 2014, 18:55

50. lboy100 (Posts: 2; Member since: 14 Nov 2014)

I unfortunately can't connect to my local wifi don't know how to fix this! Please help

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 11:46

2. KevinJay (Posts: 3; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)

Haven't receive 5.0 on my Nexus 5, yet.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 11:57

3. surethom (Posts: 925; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)

Not been pushed out to the UK yet.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 11:57 2

4. WillieFDiaz (Posts: 127; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

I dont have the update yet, but I can tell you this, with the already atrocious battery life of the Nexus 5, having got better a while back and now worse again, I am not looking forward to Android 5.0 updates.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 14:33 1

26. vincelongman (Posts: 5048; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

Your Nexus 5 must be defective, try RMA it

I and others with the Nexus 5 get a decent 3-4 hours SOT
Even with the miscellaneous bug on 5.0 I was getting 3-4 hours SOT
Now without the miscellaneous bug I'm probably getting 4-5 hours SOT

Not the best, but far from terrible

posted on 14 Nov 2014, 07:48

46. JunitoNH (Posts: 1934; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)

Historically nexus devices always had poor battery. However, once you install the new os image, due a factory reset. Just remember to back up all your important data.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 12:20 2

5. Awalker (Posts: 1677; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)

I installed the factory image yesterday and I haven't had any problems connecting to Wifi.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 14:47

27. SellPhones82 (Posts: 569; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

So far same here. Only connect to WiFi at work during the initial setup while all my apps were re-downloading. Will try at home and see if there are any issues but I normally just use cellular data unless I'm downloading a large file or video.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 12:21

6. roozbeh101 (Posts: 95; Member since: 31 Mar 2012)


posted on 13 Nov 2014, 12:33 1

8. Tziggy14 (Posts: 526; Member since: 02 Sep 2014)

This is why Google does not roll out updates to all users at once like Apple does. It's bugs like this that can be more easily caught and fixed before more users will get them.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 12:44 1

9. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)

Once they start, they will continue with the updates even if there are a few bugs so it's of no use anyway.
They should have a toggle in the developer options for those who want the updates first(with a warning that they could be buggy).

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 12:48 4

11. sip1995 (Posts: 1683; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)

Agreed, just like Windows phone devices...

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 13:17 1

18. boosook (Posts: 1442; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

No they won't. They've stopped rollouts several times in the past. Those who want to be updated first do not wait for the OTA, but use the factory image, so there's already a way to bypass the gradual rollout if you want. Of course, if you do it, you'll more likely find a bug, while if you wait you could be one pf the unlucky testers who will help discover the bug or get the update when he bug has been fixed.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 13:25

19. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)

They don't have to lose their warranty and waste their time installing the factory images if they get such an option.....and when did google stop ota updates after the rollout began? There were bug reports for each and every version of kitkat but they never stopped the rollouts, they just worked on a newer version after updating.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 13:50 1

24. bestmvno (Posts: 251; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)

Never stopped? They delayed the rollout of 5.0 already by a week to try and eliminate bugs. Or how about this, when 4.0 rollout was halted to Nexus owners

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 14:57

29. SellPhones82 (Posts: 569; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

Flashing factory images on a Nexus does not void your warranty. Not sure why you keep posting that on every story, but it's not true. The bootloader can be locked again just as easily as it can be unlocked. Why would Google post directions on how to unlock the bootloader and flash via Fastboot it it voided the warranty? Maybe you're talking about a specific carrier and I bet their verbiage uses the word "may" void warranty to cover the behind if someone brinks their device flashing images. Thousands of people have processed RMS's through Google for devices that have been ulocked, and rooted.
Above you mentioned a OTA zip. Now that might void your warranty since you'd need a custom recovery to flash a zip file.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 12:46 2

10. h27_Venom (Posts: 76; Member since: 16 May 2014)

Early adopters always gets screwed..!!

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 12:48 2

12. cobrien2215 (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Nov 2014)

I have been on the factory image since release yesterday, I havent experienced and problems on WIFI. battery life seems to be jsut the same for me. Nexus 5

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 12:50 1

13. flipjzn (Posts: 257; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)

No one is bashing. So peaceful, so calm....... :)

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 18:31 1

34. Scott93274 (Posts: 5348; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)

I know right!?! I came in the article looking for a fight... it just sorta feels weirdly calm...

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 13:10

15. Fallin (Posts: 70; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)

Updating now. Will check to see if i have an issue with Wi-Fi.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 13:15

16. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3523; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)

Upgraded manually yesterday from the preview to the 'final' version on my Nexus 5. And same as with the preview version, first it doesn't recognize one of my AP's but after 2 or 3 reboots it does and no problem since then. Wifi works like a charm :) Do wonder if it has to do with channels, since the AP works on channel 14 and USA only 'allows' for 1 to 11.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 13:29 1

20. jove39 (Posts: 1967; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

I flashed N5 and N7 with 5.0 factory images...haven't noticed any wifi issue yet!

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