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The Wi-Fi on my Android phone is "bootlooped". That means, that it permanently tries to start but never completes to do so. This is also visible in the Wi-Fi menu, where it says "Turning Wi-Fi on...". As suggested for similar problems I tried deleting the files

/data/misc/wifi/wpa_supplicant.conf
/data/misc/wifi/p2p_supplicant.conf

but it didn't help. What can I do to resolve this problem? I got it as a used phone so I don't know, if the Wi-Fi module is working. Switching the daughterboard did, however, not change anything.

My system:
Fairphone FP1
Android 4.4.2


The command cat /proc/kmsg | grep wifi doesn't give any results. When I execute logcat | grep wifi only the following line is printed several times: D/WifiController( 768): wifiSleepPolicy:2.

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  • Any error messages available on logcat or /proc/kmsg? – Robert May 14 at 18:54
  • The command cat /proc/kmsg | grep wifi doesn't give any results. When I execute logcat | grep wifi only the following line is printed several times: D/WifiController( 768): wifiSleepPolicy:2. – Marc Fawver May 14 at 19:18
  • Don't use grep use your brain, otherwise you may miss important messages (e.g. messages that just use the wifi chip code-name. And don't write the results in the comments edit and extend your question instead. – Robert May 14 at 19:28
  • The problem is that I don't really know what to look out for. – Marc Fawver Jun 6 at 11:29

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