How I fixed the WiFi on my HTC Sensation 4G
23 September, 2012 § 19 Comments
For the past eight or so months I haven’t been able to use WiFi on my HTC Sensation 4G. Every time I try to turn on WiFi I get an error.
I’ve tried all sorts of things to fix this. I upgraded my phone from Gingerbread to Ice Cream Sandwich. I rooted my phone and installed the WiFix Manager app. I read through countless forum posts from other people suffering from the same issues. It seemed like nothing would fix this.
A couple weeks ago I found a work around that continues to work (mostly).
While traveling in Europe, I had my phone on airplane mode so I wouldn’t use my data plan overseas. This was the key for finding the workaround.
To get WiFi to work on my HTC Sensation 4G:
- Put the phone into airplane mode.
- Restart the phone.
- Turn on WiFi.
- Connect to the WiFi network.
- Turn off airplane mode.
This now works pretty well, but there are intermittent kernel crashes from the poorly-written WiFi drivers.
I hope this helps others who are in a similar position as myself.