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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by pseudonimo, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. pseudonimo

    pseudonimo Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I've had this beautiful phone for about a week and I'm so frustrated. I know there is a learning curve coming from an iPhone, but I'm about to lose my mind. And NOW the screen is flickering and driving me batsh*t.

    Please help. I can read tips here and on YouTube to help me learn to use the phone properly, but the screen thing is really bad.

    PS: is there anywhere I can get a one on one lesson and ask all the questions I have? That may be a nice little side business for those of you who are experienced Android power users. Heck, I'd pay for a Skype session to help me!
     


  2. amarie82

    amarie82 Android Expert

    How long has your screen been flickering? Did you download anything and it start? What are your questions?
     
  3. pseudonimo

    pseudonimo Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Screen has been flickering since last night. I thought it would go away. It had been about two days since I downloaded anything.

    I have a ton of questions, seriously. Wish I could just sit down with someone for an hour and get it all over with. :dong:
     
  4. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    Screen flickering is usually a good indicator of getting a lemon. Just in case it is an app causing it, I would recommend performing a factory reset to see if that remedies the issue. If not, I'd make a warranty claim.
     
  5. bberryhill0

    bberryhill0 Android Expert

    Flickering as in the brightness changes annoyingly? Use the app Lux. It takes a little time to setup but it's much better than the stock auto-brightness.

    This is my fifth Android phone and I think it's great. You can call me any time to ask questions.
     
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  6. steamer86

    steamer86 Well-Known Member

    It's CAB. Know kernel issue, waiting for LG to fix. More people need to report it directly. Lux really tones it down. Certain widgets can make it go kind of crazy.
     
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  7. jwbwd2

    jwbwd2 Member

    First thing, to fix my screen flickering I simple disabled the stock weather widget! I have not had one flicker since. If for some reason you just REALLY love that widget take the brightness off of "auto brightness". There is a really simple toggle in the notification area that controls the screen brightness that is very useful if not using auto brightness (I am currently using auto bright since the flickering issue and still find I need to toggle sometimes). There is a great alternate weather widget made called "1Weather" that I actually prefer to the stock (more accurate, more options for hourly/extended/... forecasts and beautiful active and passive graphics!). Hope this helps.
     
  8. razvan06

    razvan06 Android Enthusiast

    LOL, was that one of the fixes ? [the weather widget]... i always disable crap that manufacturer's put in the ROM, maybe this is why i do not get any kind of flickering.
     
  9. jwbwd2

    jwbwd2 Member

    razvan06, this WAS the fix for me for the flickering (again, I don't always use auto brightness but when I do it flickered before I disable the weather widget). I sounds crazy but it worked. I would remove/unistall/disable all of the bloatware but I have first hand experienced phone functionality suffering after doing this. I don't root my phones because I am a broke working man and need to keep my warranty and insurance valid in case something happens to my phone.
     

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