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[Q] Screen Flickering?

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By xgreenlanternox, Junior Member on 6th February 2014, 02:31 AM
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Hello,

Hope all is well.

I was wondering if anyone experienced an issue with their Samsung Galaxy S4 where the screen flickers on the bottom 3/4 of the screen with a greyish tint? Not sure what is causing this and can't seem to figure out if it is a hardware or software issue.

Any suggestions would be most appreciated - thank you!!
 
 
6th February 2014, 02:42 AM |#2  
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I'm afraid that is a hardware defect.

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Are you running a custom ROM?

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6th February 2014, 03:01 AM |#3  
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I'm afraid that is a hardware defect.

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Are you running a custom ROM?

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Hello,

Yes - I am running a custom rom. Hmm - so it's a known defect huh. Darn - that's a bummer because this phone was expensive!
6th February 2014, 07:12 AM |#4  
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I don't have flickering

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6th February 2014, 01:55 PM |#5  
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Hello,

Yes - I am running a custom rom. Hmm - so it's a known defect huh. Darn - that's a bummer because this phone was expensive!

Hardware defects are covered by warranty. So long as you can reproduce the flickering on a 100 percent non rooted stock ROM.

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6th February 2014, 06:29 PM |#6  
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Hardware defects are covered by warranty. So long as you can reproduce the flickering on a 100 percent non rooted stock ROM.

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Hello,

Thanks for the tip! Do you possibly know where I can get a 100% non-rooted stock ROM for the phone?
6th February 2014, 06:36 PM |#7  
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http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/

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This is the return to stock forum: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2336392

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Doubtful it is hardware
I have been having this problem since the 4.3 update. It usually only happens when the screen dims down due to screen timeout. Then it will start to get worse and project the flicker at regular brightness. A reboot usually fixes the problem or lessens it for a period of time.

I have tried with and without my live wallpaper, auto brightness on and off. Some people have recommended a factory reset to see if that clears it, but I have not been willing to do that yet since I have data that I do not want to loose and have not had the time to really troubleshoot. I am completely stock.

This has been driving me crazy for a while now. If you do factory reboot please post if makes a difference.
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