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Reading on StackExchange this question Retrieve WiFi password the user "life-on-mars" answered that if you do a backup of the provider settings (com.android.provider.settings) with adb and extract that backup with Android Backup Extractor in the end you will obtain a file called flattened-data which has all the network saved in the same way as the ...


The hex value you found in the wpa_supplicant.conf is the PMK (not the PSK directly but some intermediate value computing the PSK or something like this). This value is not encrypted, it is hashed as defined by WPA2 using PBKDF2 SHA-1 with 4096 iterations see Wikipedia. SHA-1 is a one-way function, which means that it can not be reversed. Wifi still works,...


When you change to another USB socket on Windows, quite often the PC will re-scan the hardware and re-install drivers with different "instantiations". I have used this trick in the past to allocate more COM ports on a USB-Serial adapter driver, for instance. You may have found that deleting all the Sony-related drivers off the PC, and using the same socket, ...


If you are able to turn on immediately by your manual method, then it seems to be a software issue. Did you try a factory reset? It resolves most of software issues.

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