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Join Date: Dec 2012
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[Tip] How-to get out of unresponsive screen in S2W ROMs (at least MIUI v5) [SOLVED]
In the last two days I've tried CM 10.2 weekly, Mokee OS, VanirAOSP, and MIUI v5, all with ONE common problem. The touch screen goes unresponsive after the phone automatically goes to sleep (although the hardware buttons work, and wakes the device up, you can't unlock or touch anything). Swipe to wake doesn't work in bringing the touch back, and disabling it didn't help either.
Finally, I think I have a solution. This worked in MIUI v5 (in which I faced the same trouble)
My guess is that it is related to the proximity sensor auto lock feature.
When the screen goes unresponsive keep your hand over the whole screen as if you've put the phone in your pocket, for about 5 seconds. Make sure you're covering the proximity sensor. And now, try swipe to wake or power button or whatever.
This works like charm, and you can in fact use it to trick your friends where they fail to unlock your phone and you do focus pocus magic on it!
This is annoying when someone calls you and you can't pick up because the screen isn't responsive. For that, (at least in MIUI v5) enable the volume up hardware key to answer the call, and power button to end the call. (In Settings -> Control Panel -> Calls, in MIUI v5)
If this didn't work directly from sleep, press some hardware key to make the screen light up and then press the phone to your chest
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