No mobile data after upgrade to Android 7.X nougat

It’s about time I add android to the collection of tips & tricks I write here. I need to have the latest software available always. I need to, since people ask me about it at work. It’s the curse of the SysAdmin ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

Of course I get nougat at home, with my wifi. Then I happily go to sleep, and in the morning, when I try to connect to my provider, nothing happens. No mobile data. Since my phone is older than 2 years now and it has all kind of doubtful apps installed, I blame some software malfunction. First I reboot. No network yet. Then I uninstall a couple of apps that may be kidnapping my bandwidth. No luck. Then I wait. Am I suffering from a temporary network inconsistency? A glitch in the matrix. Maybe…but the problem persists 3 hours later.

Time to do something about it. First I switch off mobile network and wifi, to immediately afterย I reset the network settings.

Settings -> Backup & reset -> Network Settings reset

I then reboot the phone, but the result is the same. Still no mobile network. I try resetting the mobile network and then rebooting. Nothing. I have two SIM cards, so I remove one, reboot, clean up the APN, but …you got it… nothing. Swapping the SIMS and rebooting with one SIM only brought me to the same result also.

The solution? Factory reset. After that, I can join again to my mobile network. Be aware of the fact that it does take quite some time to wipe out the phone, and even more to set it up back to a some kind of working status. But always look on the bright side of life! It’s like having a new phone, that comes with a clean, new, nougat android. And you get the experience for free ๐Ÿ˜€


About bitsanddragons

A traveller, an IT professional and a casual writer
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