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Old May 2nd, 2012, 09:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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After I updated to ICS, my screen is all washed it. I've lost the vivid colours of the Samsung G2 screen. I'm unable to make any adjustments to screen brightness or mode to bring it back. As anyone else come across this ?

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i have noticed this as well, i changed the settings for a few days and then went back to vivid... or which ever one it is that has all the colour..

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After I updated to ICS, my screen is all washed it. I've lost the vivid colours of the Samsung G2 screen. I'm unable to make any adjustments to screen brightness or mode to bring it back. As anyone else come across this ?
You can change brightness by going to Settings -> Display -> Brightness. Make sure to untick Automatic brightness. You can also change the screen mode to Dynamic (should be the vivid you're after) in Settings -> Brightness.
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You can change brightness by going to Settings -> Display -> Brightness. Make sure to untick Automatic brightness. You can also change the screen mode to Dynamic (should be the vivid you're after) in Settings -> Brightness.
I meant to say adjusting the brightness makes no difference. I noticed a few others having similar problems.

No matter what Brightness settings or mode I change in settings, the screen remains washed out.
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How did you upgrade? Have you tried a system restore?
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How did you upgrade? Have you tried a system restore?
I upgraded over wifi and tried a system restore, still the same
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I had that problem a few months ago when I upgraded from 2.3.3 to 2.3.4. I had to find another version of the firmware to flash just to correct the problem.

Maybe you could try another ICS kernel to see if it corrects the problem? That way it wouldn't wipe anything this time.

I am using the one from this thread: [Stock Official ICS Firmwares] I9100DXLP9 (4.0.3) - Singapore (XSP) [02-05-12] - xda-developers
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I meant to say adjusting the brightness makes no difference. I noticed a few others having similar problems.

No matter what Brightness settings or mode I change in settings, the screen remains washed out.
Can you take some screenshots?
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Can you take some screenshots?
I'm not sure it is going to show much, but looking at the one attached, its very dull compared to pre ICS (which was really vivid).
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I have also found the following :

1) Some widgets are unresponsive and take 2 or 3 taps for the app to open.
2) The last IP address used in DHCP mode is retained and the phone will try to connect using that IP with another wifi hotspot (known issue on many forums)
3) Screen can black out for around 3 seconds while an app is loading.

The guys in my local phone shop confirmed a lot of customers have complained about a lack of screen contrast since ICM update. I compared my phone to other gingerbread S2's and there is a marked difference.
I can put up with the screen and the odd blackout, but issue no 1 with the unresponsive widgets is a pain. Its like using an old Nokia with early touch screen technology. The S2 has gone from a silky smooth, vivid masterpiece to an early incarnation of a Nokia.


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Since I have updated my Galaxy SII (sim free version) to ICS 4.0.3 I noticed that whenever I charge the battery, device is getting hot ( on the left side back of the phone ) and also battery drains much faster then before (which never happened while it was on Gingerbread 2,3,4) also I found that screen is not responsive as it was!

Sometimes take couple times to understand that I am pressing certain menu or icon on screen, strange but it's true! As well as more RAM is being used now with ICS than with the Gingerbread.

Also in the Setting Menu I noticed that some of the informations are not visible as they used to be, there so dark gray now I need extra effort to see them! I'm regreting the day when I updadated to ICS 4.0.3!
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Sometimes take couple times to understand that I am pressing certain menu or icon on screen, strange but it's true

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I have also found the following :

1) Some widgets are unresponsive and take 2 or 3 taps for the app to open.
With have a similar issue with the screen responsiveness. Do you also have the lack of contast (duller display) ?
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Default dull colors on galaxy note after ics update

i have the same problem when updating form gb to ics on my galaxy note. when downgrading to gb again evereything goes back to normal. i have tried several different ics releases and get the colorproblem on them all.

anyone have a solution?

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Since I have updated my Galaxy SII (sim free version) to ICS 4.0.3 I noticed that whenever I charge the battery, device is getting hot ( on the left side back of the phone ) and also battery drains much faster then before (which never happened while it was on Gingerbread 2,3,4) also I found that screen is not responsive as it was!

Sometimes take couple times to understand that I am pressing certain menu or icon on screen, strange but it's true! As well as more RAM is being used now with ICS than with the Gingerbread.

Also in the Setting Menu I noticed that some of the informations are not visible as they used to be, there so dark gray now I need extra effort to see them! I'm regreting the day when I updadated to ICS 4.0.3!
I too found that the area you described was getting very hot, also it sometimes never charged. I took it back for repair, and the guys at Civic in Bedford found that the USB module was faulty and so they replaced it, and took it back to samsung for recalibration. It might be worthwhile to have the phone checked over. Mine was out of warranty, but it only cost me 55 for repair, plus they upgraded it to ICS and gave me a 2 year warranty! A bargain!
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I am having a slightly similar issue only with the contrast of the UI (blue and grey elements) , compared with other S2 phones mine look whiter, but I do get perfect AMOLED blacks, all of this on stock Gingerbread :-(
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