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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tipoima, Jul 11, 2020.

  1. tipoima

    tipoima Lurker
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    Issue: when waking the phone there's a ~85+ chance for the screen to not respond to touch. Nothing done in that state fixes it, except for locking it and hoping it doesn't happen next time.
    I can't find a pattern to this. Sometimes it works on the third try, sometimes I have to lock and relock for several minutes for it to fix itself. When it unfreezes it does tend to not freeze/unfreeze faster for a short while afterwards (although this is not always the case).
    It almost always happens specifically when waking the phone (2-3 times it happened randomly VS hundreds of times it happened on wake)

    The only thing that changed recently-ish before the first appearance was me installing Greenify app (and even then it took weeks for the issue to start appearing) Neither safe mode nor a factory reset solved the issue.

    The phone is still responsive to any other inputs when the screen is frozen and generally seems normal.

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  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Well for one thing it is an 8 year old device, so it is not going to work very well no matter what you try. The hardware has become software.
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  3. tipoima

    tipoima Lurker
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    In my defence, I bought mine in mid 2016, so it's "only" its 4th year of use.
  4. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Regardless, the device is still 8 years old and simply cannot handle today's standards
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  5. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Sounds like it's an intermittent hardware fault. Repair or replacement required.
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  6. tipoima

    tipoima Lurker
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    Can a hardware fault depend so much on the phone wake (which I believe is a software-only process)?
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  7. tipoima

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  8. MrJavi

    MrJavi Android Expert

    I suppose as a last resort, you could try flashing the latest stock firmware via Odin.

    PS: I had an S3 that gave out on me and It was due to a hardware issue. :(
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