MediaTek GSI ROM WiFi/Internet/Network Not Working Fix
The purpose of this guide is to show you how to fix the WiFi/Internet/Network not working issue on GSI ROM. There is a big disparity in the way custom development is executed. It is interesting to note that there are some devices, such as the Pixel 7 Pro, S23 Ultra, and Poco F4, that are blessed with an updated custom ROM every other week. Then, on the other hand, there are some devices, like OnePLus Nord N100, for which custom ROMs are a far-fetched dream.
It is possible that there are a number of reasons for the same [no kernel source, OEM restrictions, or lack of an unbrick tool], but nevertheless, there are some hopeful signs with Generic System Images for such neglected devices. The images are based on AOSP source code and are designed specifically for those devices. All the tools are necessary to unbrick the device are provided, as well as a stable platform for running third-party ROMs and customizations.
Due to the fact that they are not designed specifically for your device [they are ‘generic’ after all! ], you will face a few issues.
There are many MediaTekl users who have complained that WiFi/Internet/Network is not working across any GSI ROM they install. It is heavily affecting LineageOS, but since most of these ROMs use LineageOS as their base, the problem had to creep into these builds as well. Having said that, we came across a nifty workaround that should help you resolve this issue. Let’s take a look at it without further ado.
How to Fix WiFi/Internet/Network not working in GSI ROM
This process will wipe all the data from your device, so take a complete backup before proceeding. If you follow the instructions below, we will not be held responsible in the event of a thermonuclear war, if your alarm doesn’t wake you up, or if anything happens to your device or data.
1: Install Android SDK
In order to get started, you need to install the Android SDK Platform Tools on your PC first. Unless otherwise stated, this is the only recommended ADB and Fastboot binary that is provided by Google. Please download it and extract it to a convenient location on your computer. As a result, the platform tools folder will be created, which will be used throughout this tutorial.
2: Enable USB Debugging
In order for your device to be recognized by the PC in ADB mode, you must enable USB Debugging. Once this is done, you will be able to execute the desired ADB commands. Go to Settings > About Phone > Tap on the Build Number 7 times > Return to Settings > System > Advanced > Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging.
3: Boot to Fastboot Mode
- Plug your device into the PC using a USB cable. Verify that USB Debugging is enabled on your device.
- Go to the platform tools folder, type CMD in the address bar, and hit Enter.
- A Command Prompt window will appear. To run this command, type the following in the CMD window:
adb shell settings put global restricted_networking_mode 0
There you have it. It should resolve the WiFi/Internet/Network not working issue in the GSI ROM. If you have any questions, please comment below. In the shortest time possible, we will contact you with a solution.