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[Q] Phone not remembering any new Wi-Fi passwords since KitKat updgrade

31st May 2014, 05:00 PM   |  #1  
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My phone is losing credentials for any WiFI network that I connect to since I've upgraded to Android 4.4.2.

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- It will remember the credentials until I restart the phone or turn WiFi on and off.
- It permanently remembers the passwords for all networks that were saved before upgrading to 4.4.2
- Despite disabling App Sync and Backup+Restore, the problem persists
- I do not have a /data/.../wifi/wpa-supplicant.conf file
- My phone is not rooted

I've been searching around and have yet to find any solutions that work for me, has anyone else with this problem had any luck solving it?
31st May 2014, 05:45 PM   |  #2  
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Sometimes, upgrades don't play well and you need to factory reset the device to get browner things working again. There may be something else you can do, but I would always recommend resetting after an ota update.

You can backup your user apps and data with helium. Copy sdcard to PC.

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31st May 2014, 07:43 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by BiggJ

My phone is losing credentials for any WiFI network that I connect to since I've upgraded to Android 4.4.2.

Key points:
- It will remember the credentials until I restart the phone or turn WiFi on and off.
- It permanently remembers the passwords for all networks that were saved before upgrading to 4.4.2
- Despite disabling App Sync and Backup+Restore, the problem persists
- I do not have a /data/.../wifi/wpa-supplicant.conf file
- My phone is not rooted

I've been searching around and have yet to find any solutions that work for me, has anyone else with this problem had any luck solving it?

Delete /data/misc/wifi and /data/misc/dhcp and reboot.

If that doesn't work, factory reset.
1st June 2014, 06:13 AM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by Aerowinder

Delete /data/misc/wifi and /data/misc/dhcp and reboot.

If that doesn't work, factory reset.

/data is empty when viewing it with my unrooted phone using OI File Browser.
1st June 2014, 06:43 AM   |  #5  
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You'll either have to root your device to delete the folders or do a factory reset.
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