I've been using nardholio's excellent CM10.1 rom for a while, and I'm quite happy with it. It works plenty well enough for me to keep using it on my device.
However, there are a few relatively minor issues and questions that have come up for me which I want to discuss ...
1. When using this rom, I notice that WiFi sometimes turns on automatically if I am out of range of a cell signal. This occurs even though I always explicitly set WiFi to "Off". I can't reliably reproduce this yet. It seems to occur maybe 25 percent of the time that I lose the cell signal but am in range of a WiFi hotspot that I have used before. I'm not sure about the following, but it also seems that sometimes, the device boots up with WiFi on, even though I'm almost positive that I explicitly turned it off before restart. Are these behaviors bugs or features? If it's the latter, does anyone know how set WiFi so that it always stays irrevocably turned off until I explicitly turn it on?
2. In the rooted MA2 rom that I was previously using, I got WiFi tethering to work by installing nardholio's Relay_tetheringfix_MA2.zip
. However, with the CM10.1 rom, WiFi tethering doesn't work, as described later in this paragraph. I can't get WiFi tethering to work with PdaNet+FoxFi
, either. If I install Relay_tetheringfix_MA2.zip
over the CM10.1 rom, my device never boots: it hangs forever at the CyanogenMod boot animation. The WiFi-not-working symptom in CM10.1 is this: when turning on WiFi tethering, the access point comes up and it shows up in the connecting machine's WiFi access point list. However, when selecting this tethered access point, I get a "Connecting..." message for maybe 10-15 seconds, but then the connection drops and the connection process repeats in a seemingly infinite loop. This takes place even though I've double- and triple-checked that the password is correct. Perhaps a proper IP address is not being generated, or something ... I don't understand the internal mechanics of WiFi enough to know for sure. Has anyone gotten WiFi tethering to work under this CM10.1 rom?
3. I notice that in CM10.1, many apps are now listing their default storage location to be /storage/emulated/0
. I assume that this is the same as /mnt/sdcard
. Is there any way to tell my system to set the default storage location to /mnt/extSdCard
or something similar)?
Thanks in advance for any insights you might be able to offer concerning these questions/issues.