Fix WiFi Connecting Issue on Moto X Running CyanogenMod 12.1 Nightly

After installing CyanogenMod 12.1 nightly ROM on Moto X, many users have complaint that their phone does not connect to Wi-Fi network. If you are experiencing failed, lost connection and cannot connect issues on your Moto X after installing CyanogenMod 12.1 Nightly ROM, there is a simple workaround to fix the issue.

Usually, the Wi-Fi connecting issue appears on Moto X (running on CM 12.1 nightly) when connecting to a network that uses WPA2 encryption. Thanks to the XDA forum user otonieru, he brings a simple workaround to fix the issue. This by just deleting ‘wpa_supplicant.conf’ file from the system directory. Read on to know how to delete the file from system directory.


Fix Wi-Fi Connecting Issue on Moto X with CyanogenMod 12.1 Nightly

Assuming that you have rooted a Moto X with CyanogenMod 12.1 nightly ROM installed on it.

1. Install a file manager app with root access, for example, ES File explorer app.

2. Grant root permission to your file manager app (Settings -> under ‘Tools’ enable ‘Root Explorer’)

3. Now, go to /data/misc/wifi/ directory and find the wpa_supplicant.conf file.

4. Delete the wpa_supplicant.conf file and then reboot your device.

Hope the above guide will fix your Wi-Fi connection issue on your Moto X running on CyanogenMod 12.1 custom ROM (Source – otonieru).

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.


  1. alessandro

    Jul 5, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    perfetto, sembra funzionare anche su wiko ridge 4g.

    good, is ok for wiko ridge 4g too.

  2. Jakub

    Feb 6, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    Work also on Moto G 2014 with Cyanogenmod 12.1. Thanks:-)

  3. Carlos Lanto

    Feb 7, 2016 at 1:01 am

    thanks!!! works for me and i got Moto E

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