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



1. mikewillz

Posts: 52; Member since: May 03, 2013

Don't have the update yet. Nexus 5

7. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

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

14. tabbas97

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 03, 2014

Can't get you

17. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

31. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 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

39. dimas

Posts: 3446; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

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

55. Fuckchinashit

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 15, 2014

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

50. lboy100

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

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

2. KevinJay

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

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

3. surethom

Posts: 1748; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Not been pushed out to the UK yet.

4. WillieFDiaz

Posts: 127; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

26. vincelongman

Posts: 5808; Member since: Feb 10, 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

46. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 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.

5. Awalker

Posts: 1986; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

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

27. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 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.

6. roozbeh101

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 31, 2012


8. Tziggy14

Posts: 626; Member since: Sep 02, 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.

9. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 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).

11. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Agreed, just like Windows phone devices...

18. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 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.

19. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 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.

24. bestmvno

Posts: 251; Member since: Mar 07, 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 "theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2134168/google-paus​es-android-upgrade-nexus"

29. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 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.

10. h27_Venom

Posts: 76; Member since: May 16, 2014

Early adopters always gets screwed..!!

12. cobrien2215

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 13, 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

13. flipjzn

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

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

34. Scott93274

Posts: 6042; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

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

15. Fallin

Posts: 70; Member since: Oct 10, 2011

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

16. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

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.

20. jove39

Posts: 2149; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

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