04-15-2014 11:36 AM
Thanks for the explanation. We tend to say "FDR" for factory data reset. Don't ask me why.
Sometimes people will say that they performed a reset and the problem persisted. If you have automatic restore turned on when you perform the reset, and if the problem is caused by a software conflict, it's likely that the problem will be reinstalled before you even have a chance to check it out, leading to the conclusion that the phone has a hardware problem or a very serious OS flaw.
The method used to perform the reset can also make a difference. A reset using the phone's menu is said to be a less thorough wipe than the external method, which requires you to access the recovery menu. And the number of times you perform the reset can make a difference, too. In this forum, the experts (or XPRTs) recommend performing a reset from the recovery menu 3 times in a row. So, compulsively, when I do it, I do it 4 or 5 times in a row and when I'm done, I wipe the cache a few times, too. If I'm going to wipe the phone, I want to make sure it's wiped. And I always keep automatic restore turned off.
But safe mode is a lot easier. Just touch the power button until the "Power Off" menu appears on the screen. Touch and hold "Power Off" on the screen until the "Safe mode" screen appears. Tap OK and the phone will reboot into safe mode. To get out of safe mode, just turn the phone off and back on again.
Let us know how safe mode goes.
04-15-2014 12:22 PM
Downloaded from Google, Wifi fixer for android. App indicates "Wifi state
unknown" then "enabling" then "unknown" then "release wake lock" then
"enabling" then "unknown" then... you get the idea. Then, finally the app
gives up with an, "Alarm intent." Could it be a result of the infamous
update? The wifi seems to be unable to even initiate to scan for signals;
as soon as wifi is turned on, wifi turns off.