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    Smile "unable to start wifi" after removing sholes custom rom

    So I went from 2.0.1 to sholes custom rom 1.1. After a few days of use I decided I didnt really like it as it seemed to be very unstable to me. So I went to nandroid and I reverted back to my old /system from the backup i made before I went to sholes. Everything seems to work fine (except voice search which I had to edit the packages.xml file to fix) except for the wifi. I go to turn wifi on and I get the error "unable to start wifi." I also get this error in safe mode.

    I have tried replacing the files within "/system/etc/wifi" and "/data/misc/wifi" using the files from my old backup but this did not work.

    Any ideas on how to fix this? I feel like I should replace the "boot" from my old backup but I am not %100 what this means and do not want to brick the phone. Is this a good idea?

    Thanks.

    EDIT: I've also noticed that when I enable airplane mode the phone reboots yet when it powers back on airplane mode is enabled.
    EDIT2: I never enabled the wifi tether from sholes rom but I feel like remnants of this 'app' are still around and possibly messing up my wifi.
    Last edited by jayneo8; 01-23-2010 at 08:26 PM.
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    You need to revert the boot image also.

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    dont all restores update the boot.img? installing a nandoid always has boot.img correct?
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    Quote Originally Posted by srtfool32 View Post
    dont all restores update the boot.img? installing a nandoid always has boot.img correct?
    Yes, but he said that he only chose to restore /system only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berzerker View Post
    You need to revert the boot image also.
    Is it OK if I do the advanced recovery and ONLY restore the boot image now? Will this remove the custom nandroid backup utility? (not sure what its actually called)

    edit: what im asking is if it will remove sprecovery?
    Last edited by jayneo8; 01-23-2010 at 10:04 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berzerker View Post
    You need to revert the boot image also.
    So I just went ahead and did this without waiting for a response to my previous post because im impatient. Wifi works fine! Thanks for the help.
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    Ok so i have the same exact problem as the first post. My wifi says unable to start. I went from sholes rom to bugless beast 7.4.
    I tried the tiwlan.drv download that didnt work. I also when into advanced recovery and just did a recovery on my boot. This didnt work either ( what does recoverying the booot mean is this back to the stock boot image ?) I have a custom boot animation could that be the prob ?

    Please help. TY
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    the same pro with me, plz help

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