Wifi fix for HPTouchpad CM11 (if you get stuck at "Wifi Turning On")
would like to share the issues I've been facing. Previously been using CM9 until one day the wifi stopped working - stuck at "Wi-fi Turning on...". WebOS wifi always worked flawlessly, just not android. Everytime I reflashed using TP Toolbox / ACMEUninstaller2, android Wifi did not work, always shows MAC Address Unavailable (regardless of wifi optimization settings, wifi sleep settings etc, and always stuck at Wi-fi Turning on...).
What I tried that didnt work:
>> TPToolbox with [cm-11-20141002-SNAPSHOT-jcsullins-tenderloin],[update-PhilZ_CWM-jcs-dm-tenderloin-20140317],[gapps-kk-20140105]
>> TPToolbox with [cm-10.1-20131210-SNAPSHOT-VPN-tenderloin], [update-CWM6_tenderloin-20121215], [gapps-jb-20130812-signed]
>> ACMEInstaller5E with [update-cm-10.1-20131210-SNAPSHOT-VPN-tenderloin],[update-CWM6_tenderloin-20121215],[update-gapps-jb4.2.2-20130812-signed]
>> ACMEInstaller5 with [update-cm-9-20130929-NIGHTLY-tenderloin],[update-CWM6_tenderloin-20121215],[update-gapps-ics4.0-20120429-signed]
all cases android wifi was stuck at "Wifi Turning On..." MAC address unavailable but webOS wifi works without issue.
>> installing FXR Wifi fix [FXR WiFi fix and rescue 1.5.0.apk] did not help either, it got stuck at "deleting profiles"
>> going into CWM and wiping Cache/Data + Dalvik Cache, turning on Bluetooth etc did not work either
After multiple tries, here's the solution that works for me for the past few hours. Will update if wifi stops working again:
Using JCSullins TPToolbox [tptoolbox_v40]:
1) Complete Data Reset
2) Create webOS volumes
3) WebOsDoctor to restore WebOS - check wifi works and clear USB data. [webosdoctorp305hstnhwifi]
4) TPToolbox to Install Android [cm-11-20141002-SNAPSHOT-jcsullins-tenderloin],[update-PhilZ_CWM-jcs-dm-tenderloin-20140317], [pa_gapps-stock-4.4.2-20140608-signed]
5) Wifi turns on after booting CM11! MAC address also restored.
6) 1st thing to download - Nandroid online backup
personally, i feel it's the pa_gapps that did the trick. Could be a problem with the KK-signed gapps making the wifi issue appear (suspect its the ath6k failed to initialize problem that others have posted about)
Would like to thank the devs for their work, especially JCSullins for the TPToolbox, it is truly awesome and easy to use.