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WiFi Manager 1.7

New release: on August 23 I released a new version of WiFi Manager.

The project is nearning its end of lifecycle, meaning that I’m going to fix a bug or two, as they come up, and integrate the latest Chinese translation. However, as far as features go, this is probably it.

The program’s information page has the list of changes for each release, including this one.

Changes in this release are:

1.7 from October 8, 2010

  • Network list font size increased for improved readability.
  • Long press on a network within the list to access advanced options.
  • Networks can have descriptions (i.e. “My home network”).
  • Networks can be excluded from the list (use this if your neighbours have routers).
  • Scan progress is now displayed in the window title, no more annoying toast messages.
  • A new preference setting to play a sound when new open networks are found.
Categories: android, releases, wifi
  1. Vijay
    November 1, 2010 at 7:24 pm


    Thanks for the excellent app and widgets!

    My only complaint is, the widget (for wifi manager and bluetooth as wll) is tad bit smaller than the standard HTC widget.

    Any chance you can mail me a bigger matching apk for both please?

    I am using HTC Desire with 2.2 Froyo un-rooted.


    • Kostya Vasilyev
      November 1, 2010 at 8:02 pm

      Well, actually, I tried really hard to make the widget have the same size as the HTC ones. It looks perfect on my HTC Hero, but that’s not a high-res device.

      It would really help if you could make screenshots of my WiFi and Bluetooth widgets running alongside the HTC ones.

      Without screenshots, I don’t have a chance to improve my widgets.

      • Vijay
        November 1, 2010 at 9:18 pm


        Thanks a lot for the quick reply.

        I am not rooted so not sure how to make the screenshots.

        What I will do instead, is post some phots of the phone screen later.


      • Kostya Vasilyev
        November 1, 2010 at 9:31 pm

        A photo is not very useful, I need to be able to see exact pixels.

        What you can do – without having to root your phone – is to use Android SDK, and specifically, the tool called DDMS, that takes screenshots in PNG format.

        The SDK is here:


        You’d also need the debug usb driver (ADB), which can be downloaded here:


        The SDK requires Java JDK, available here:


  2. David D
    October 25, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Oops: Wifi manager detection was only disabled.

    • Kostya Vasilyev
      October 25, 2010 at 9:58 pm

      So it all works fine then?

      How do you disable Wifi detection? Is this rooted / modded firmware?

  3. David D
    October 25, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Warning about eventual bug in v1.7 : since I updated from v1.6 to v1.7, Wifi manager does not detect any Wifi network, and my OS crashed when I tried to disable/re-enable Wifi.

    Mobile phone: Samsung Galaxy Spica (ref i5700). OS: Android v2.1

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