My device has hardware problems with radio/wifi. Hence it's not possible to use sim-card or wifi. That also makes it restart frequently. Now it's useless as a phone. So I am trying to turn it in a desk computer (mini-server linuxdeploy). Simple air-plane mode isn't enough to solve these reboots.
How I figure out its wifi/radio components were broken (tentative)
I have an OnePlus 6 enchilada.
- It fails to detect sim-card and at the same time can't turn on wifi.
- If I try to turn on wifi. In the second I click to turn it on it freezes and reboots.
- I read multiple
logcatlogs to my best efforts. Also system crash dumps. All seams related to radio/wifi or tentatives to turn modem on.
- One think that make its work again (sometimes): is by pressing exactly on the Qualcomm SDR845 RF transceiver (and also Qualcomm QDM3620, QDM3670, QDM3671 Diversity Receiver Modules) on the back.
- Other people also faced similar issues and same temporary workarounds. They found it to be related with those components. Repairing the motherboard seams impossible. And support want a full motherboard replace which is impractical ($$$).
Deeper disable wifi/radio than simple air-plane mode
Is it possible to somehow to disable the WIFI/radio somehow deeper than simple air-plane mode? So I can use it as a desk mini-server. Installing linuxdeploy or any other software like that and use reverse tethering.
I tried many solutions around internet (including android.stackexchange) but none really works.
If someone could give me any tip or advice I would greatly appreciate!!