Originally Posted by hernanmcarg
Hello everyone, a few days ago i posted a question regarding the proximity sensor staying on all the time, even with every gesture option turned off. After trying several stock ROMs and a couple of different S4, all of them have the same issue. I have to note tho that with every ROM previous to ......
This is very strange, I also have stock browser as my primary browser running mg5 but I don't see the proximity sensor light going up (even in darkness). I do web browsing and reading for hours. Is this how you see your proximity sensor light showing slight red? I am still figuring out what you said and will confirm my own findings later today. Will update.
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Alright. Here are my own findings.
Stock MG5 i9500.
First of all, you are right. The proximity sensor does light up when everything is turned off. Literally Smart feature and even smart pause is turned off. So the proximity sensor shouldn't be turned on in the first place. Now that this is clear, Here is what I've found so far.
Bug present in stock browser, not in chrome. The way it turns on the proximity sensor is that as soon as you type any URL in the address bar and press enter, the sensor gets turned on and stays like that unless and until:
-You pull down the notification bar
-Press home button and run the browser again (notice that the browser is still in RAM so we aren't restarting the app).
Then (assuming you have the website already open). You can browse all you want within the website pressing links and what not. But as soon as you use the address bar again, the sensor wakes up again. This is seriously strange and definitely a bug from the software end and not the hardware end.
LAMESUNG is prolly too busy releasing note3 and Galaxy Godzilla 20". So we don't know when will we see the fix for this. Let's hope on the 4.3 update after a couple months.
@ Everyone trying custom Roms and kernals.
Please confirm this if you experience this same issue.
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