Wi-Fi Keep Alive

Wi-Fi Keep Alive


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No more breaking downloads or switching to slow & expensive GPRS/3G.Keep WiFi on even if phone sleeps.

1. WiFi off if screen off (White widget)
2. WiFi on if screen off (Green Widget)
3. WiFi on if screen off & charging (Amber Widget)

Delete existing widgets and re-add them to show new icons

The app does _not_:
- Turn on your wi-fi automatically. It just keeps it enabled if you have turned it on yourself through any other automatic or manual means.
- do special things to manage turning off wi-fi. There haven't been any reports of wi-fi not turning off when specified so that is left to Android built-in policies

Explanation for permissions requested:
Modify Global Settings: To modify wi-fi policy settings

View WiFi State: To check current wifi state

Change WiFi State: For a work around that needs to reset your wifi connection on some devices

Prevent phone from sleeping: Some devices need a partial or full wake lock in order to keep the wifi running

Full Internet Access: This is again for a workaround that requires pinging your gateway or another address. Without requesting this permission, the pinging fails. The app DOES NOT use the internet for accessing anything else and DOES NOT send or receive any data to/from the internet.

Receive Boot event: Used to keep the application working across phone reboots if needed.

Reddit username: shantzg001

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Recently changed in this version

Bring back Android versions 1.5 (Cupcake) and 1.6 (Donut) support

Make application work across phone reboots if needed

New High Res icons (Thanks to Daryl)
Gingerbread compatibility

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Comments and ratings for Wi-Fi Keep Alive
  • (64 stars)

    by voltscommissar on 13/04/2013

    easy install, and maintains wi-fi alive while I stream audio from goons.fabcat.org ;-)

    I chose "workaround 3" but it may not have been necessary.

    HTC Magic, cyanogen(mod) -- yes, I'm behind the times,....

  • (64 stars)

    by prashant singh on 13/06/2014


  • (64 stars)

    by Nunut Ch on 11/06/2014

    Now uploading my photos to Google drive without interruptions. Thanks Good works.

  • (64 stars)

    by Bobbie Freese on 19/05/2014

    Good stuff

  • (64 stars)

    by Eric Lahouchuc on 19/05/2014

    Bought a wifi camera but it kept disconnecting due to no Internet connection! Of course there was no internet connection, it's a camera! I was going to send the camera back, then I tried this. It works perfectly now! Thank you so much!

  • (64 stars)

    by Daniel Marrero on 03/05/2014

    Did not work on my HTC one x.

  • (64 stars)

    by Andrew Silver on 27/04/2014

    I have an LG Nexus 5, and I used to have the YouTube app disconnect from my Chromecast, leaving the remote unable to control the Chromecast without disconnecting and reconnecting. With this app, problem solved!

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