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Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: WiGLE News
Replies: 9
Views: 7177

Re: Android Pie and WiGLE - news articles about scan-throttling

I have a preference for Motorola phones: Cheap. Here's a page describing which Moto phones will be getting Android Pie. What with the scan-throttling behavior of Pie, I figure I'm going to have to collect a group of Android wardriving-capable phones which are guaranteed NOT to "upgrade" to Pie. I ju...
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: WiGLE News
Replies: 9
Views: 7177

Re: Android Pie and WiGLE - news articles about scan-throttling

This is from my quote above: "Android Pie is still fresh on everyone’s mind and we’re only starting to experience some of the changes that Google has made with its latest update. Android has always been criticized for having poor battery life compared to other mobile operating systems, but this was ...
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: WiGLE News
Replies: 9
Views: 7177

Re: Android Pie and WiGLE - news articles about scan-throttling

I thought I posted this elsewhere, but I cannot find it: https://www.xda-developers.com/android-pie-throttling-wi-fi-scans-crippling-apps/ "[Update: Toggle coming in Q Beta 5] Android Pie’s throttling of Wi-Fi scans is crippling some network tools Update 2 (5/29/19 @ 9:04 AM ET): A Google employee s...
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:30 am
Replies: 2
Views: 8706

Re: wow...everybody buying online ?

Having finally allowed by two Moto X4's to upgrade to Android Pi, they are both now useless for wardriving. So, what I need is a new phone, ideally one that has a very fast scanning rate, Turbo-charge capability, replaceable battery. I also have another question: Since I don't need telephone capabil...
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: WiGLE News
Replies: 9
Views: 7177

Re: Android Pie and WiGLE - news articles about scan-throttling

I just allowed my pair of Moto X4s to upgrade to the current revision of software: They did what seemed to be about 10 sequential upgrades. So, I assume they are essentially useless for wardriving. But now I have a need for a wardriving smartphone. I want one that won't ever upgrade to android pi. B...
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:54 am
Replies: 14
Views: 10202

Re: Google Android 9 and up: We won't fix WiFi Scanning

[quote=Camis post_id=10325 time=1567764051 user_id=109737]
On Android 10, in programming options throttling can be turned off.
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Is this currently known to be true?
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:12 am
Replies: 14
Views: 10202

Re: Google Android 9 and up: We won't fix WiFi Scanning

I use two Moto X4's, ("Android One")and I have prevented them from updating to Android Pie: Mostly because of the WiFi scanning problem that is being talked about here. My understanding is that when Android 10 (?) becomes available, this scanning limitation will be removed. At that point, I expect t...
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:43 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2596

Almost all missing blue balloons during wardriving.

I've had this same problem on 4 different Moto phones for well over 2 years. (Pure version 3, two X4's, G4.) When I wardrive and display the map, very few blue balloons are displayed. Plenty of "beeps" are heard, indicating that Wifi's are being found, and later, when I upload the data, the wifis wh...

Re: Android App isn't mapping WiFis while driving: Rarely displays dark blue and light blue "balloons" while wardriving

I have (maybe?) fixed a problem in the phone software, but haven't yet tested to determine if it fixes the scanning problem. But, I have decided that I want to buy a cheap, used phone for wardriving. I hope to not have to put it on any cell phone plan. My main objective is to find a phone that has a...

Re: Android App isn't mapping WiFis while driving: Rarely displays dark blue and light blue "balloons" while wardriving

I have not been able to activate my Moto X 2nd gen phone. It's old, and nearly at its memory limit. It had many old pictures, and I don't know if they were/are backed up. The system told me to upgrade the Photos program, but I could not do that, because there was not enough available memory to do th...

Re: Android App isn't mapping WiFis while driving: Rarely displays dark blue and light blue "balloons" while wardriving

I have an old Moto X 2nd Generation. I will activate it for Wigle, and see what it does.
Before 1.5 years ago, I heavily used a Moto X 1st generation, and I don't recall it ever having this problem.

Re: Android App isn't mapping WiFis while driving: Rarely displays dark blue and light blue "balloons" while wardriving

"Can you tell us a little about your intended use and the expected behavior of the balloons?"

In the past, the balloons simply indicated which streets I had covered. It's rather difficult now to fully cover a neighborhood, when there is no record of the locations of the WiFis.

Re: Android App isn't mapping WiFis while driving: Rarely displays dark blue and light blue "balloons" while wardriving

If it would help, I could mount one phone, taking a video of the screen of the second phone, and recording the "beeps" emitted. But, I wonder if this could help.

Re: Android App isn't mapping WiFis while driving: Rarely displays dark blue and light blue "balloons" while wardriving

I am repeatedly clicking on the "Bugs" switch, and it no longer shows me the original location I placed the comment about blue balloons.

Re: Android App isn't mapping WiFis while driving: Rarely displays dark blue and light blue "balloons" while wardriving

I tried the: "and select "Mine" for "Show discovered networks on map"), you'll get the same overlays as you'd get on the site, which are a low power/memory alternative to putting up all those balloons on the map." but nothing was improved. Very, very few blue balloons appear on the screen, although ...

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