Wifi Recognized as Mobile Network In Community Builds - Security Issue!

  1. stesind
    Froyo Nov 1, 2016

    stesind , Nov 1, 2016 :
    In current community builds a Wifi connection is recognized as mobile connection. I saw it first on 3.5.4 but still present in 3.5.5. Several users confirmed this.

    This makes:

    - Apps do not update anymore automatically - this is a serious security issue
    - Apps do not sync nor download, since most apps reduce data usage on mobile networks

    E.g. Google Photos does not upload pictures, Pocketcasts is not downloading new episodes

    The workaround is to allow this apps to use mobile data, but when it is doing it on real mobile network as well. I know that in the current CB one could use the mobile data firewall but this not a solution as it blocks all data.

    I build an application on API level 23 for checking the connectionmanager, but it detects Wifi network correctly. Maybe it is a problem only for apps using another older API level, but I have not time for further testing.

    A bug was filed already for CB 3.5.4 but no answer so far from OP.

    Please fix this issue asap!

  2. soloviyko
    Eclair Nov 18, 2016

    soloviyko , Nov 18, 2016 :
    Confirm this issue, I have to force Google Photos into cellular mode to at least use WiFi.
    Apps from Google Play wouldn't also update. Noticed in 3.5.4, still present in Build 7