Wifi keeps automagically starting

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    Wifi keeps automagically starting

    Hi Forum

    Been looking around, but I havn't spotted anyone who's reported similar happenings....

    I can run my phone for days without problem, then I'll play a game (Air Control), then, even though I've turned my wifi off, it keeps restarting by itself. Its annoying - a) it's draining my battery, and b) my phone plays a sound when an email arrives, which wakes me up in the middle of the night!

    While I'm going to de-install Air Control, I'm beginning to wonder if it's because the program uses 'AdMob' advertising - as I'm sure I've done the same before, and I've played a different game, which uses AdMob, and it's had the same effect...

    I'm running 'CyanogenMod 6' - (i.e. Froyo) on a Hero GSM.

    Has anyone else seen this problem - and does it appear to be linked to AdMob?

    Cheers

    Carl.

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    Yes the game might have permission to turn the WiFi on so that it can keep its ad database up to date. Are you rooted?

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    Sounds like it might be a glitch. Check the game to see if it has network/WiFi access. If so it's probably turning it on.
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    Ok as far as air control game by developer four pixels is concerned it requires full internet. It shouldn't be causing your phone to turn on wifi. What it sounds like to me is your phone is using sync for your Google account. Go to settings and then account and sync. Turn off your sync and you shouldn't get email notification. If it still turns on your wifi then uncheck background data in accounts and sync when your going to bed. It's a little bit of a hassle but will stop the irritation of battery drainage and annoying emails in middle of the night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Droid-Xer View Post
    Yes the game might have permission to turn the WiFi on so that it can keep its ad database up to date. Are you rooted?
    Yep - I'm rooted, and I'm running cyanogenmod 6 - is there something I can run as root?

    Cheers

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    Try installing AdFree from the Market. Not that we're encouraging preventing the developer from getting paid by said ads, but if it stops the WiFi from engaging automatically then we'll have figured out the issue.

    Here's a link. https://market.android.com/details?i...=search_result
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