SSID shows "<unknown ssid>" after updating to Android 8.1 Oreo


I would like to report a problem. I've been using KWGT for a couple of months now and I created this widget where it shows the name of the wifi network the phone is connected to.

Today, I updated my phone to Android 8.1 and I noticed that the widget shows "<unknown ssid>" instead of the actual name of the wifi network. When I open the KWGT editor it shows the name of the wifi network just fine. But on the actual widget on the homescreen it's shows <unknown ssid>.

Please help. I am attaching a screenshot of my homescreen with the widget for your reference.

Thank you.

I think that the Oreo update is messing with different information (like cpu and others) in Kwgt(now Kwgt nor other apps haven't access to this information in Oreo) I think that F. Monza (the developer)know the problem. If you are in the last version of Klwp or Kwgt, you need to wait the next version of Kwgt. If you want you can make this question on the G+ Kustom Official page.πŸ‘

I was just exchanging emails with the developer a while ago. Yes, he knows the problem but he said he can't do anything about it since it's an OS issue. But he's not aware that for some users the SSID shows just fine inside the KWGT editor.

You are right that many users have this information in his Kwgt. Maybe they are in Nougat or bellow,and in this OS Kwgt have access to this information.And you know that the OS of pure Android is not the same of Samsung OS for put an example, maybe the Oreo of different phone makers have access to this information. Kwgt work with the information that the OS gives to other apps, if the OS don't broadcast the information, Kwgt can't make nothing.

In my case, the SSID sometimes shows correctly for a moment. Like for example when I turn the wifi off and on, the widget will show the SSID. But after a couple of seconds, sometimes minutes, it will go "<unknown ssid>". So it's not "not working" totally.

I recommend you to post this problem in the G+ Kustom Official page, here you have many users and moderators that maybe have a workaround to this.πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘

Hey Karl look if you don't have Kwgt in the Battery optimization in your phone(it's my last bullet πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ‘)

That did not do a thing. Thanks though. 😁

I put this code in my phone and is working well(I'm in Nougat),when I put the code Kwgt ask me to give permissions to make calls and others(you give this permissions to Kwgt,yes?) you wasn't in Airplane mode when you take this screenshot?

Here's the permissions for KWGT on my phone..

I've never had this problem before updating to Oreo, so I'm pretty sure it has something to do with this. Airplane mode or not, it's still the same.

I don't have more bullets!!πŸ€£πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘

I've found it can be an android 8.1 bug here:

Anyone knows more details about it???

Ssid access is now controlled by location api. You have to give location permission and location must be always enabled to show the SSID on Oreo .

Ohh, good to know this in Oreo πŸ‘ thanksπŸ‘Œ

Please refer to this KB article for the solution and explanation: