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  1. Muilisx

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    Sometimes when I lock my screen, I get a red LED blinking very very fast, and it won't stop until I unlock. I have no unread texts, emails or missed calls. No facebook messages or anything. No AIM messages.

    It did it last night when I was in basement but I thought it meant no signal but now It's happening and I have signal

    What is it?
     

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    If it's the same as the Note 3, solid red means it's charging, blinking red means the battery is low.
     
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    Negative, this is a different red blinking. I had a full battery both times this happened. The low battery red blink blinks WAY WAY WAY slower than the one I'm talking about. This blinks very very very very very fast, and once I lock the screen again, it starts blinking red very very very very fast again. The only notification I had was the temp from weatherbug but that stays there regardless, but I went into weatherbug, and closed out, and locked the screen, and it stopped, so not sure if it's related to weatherbug or not, but this is not the same red blinking due to a low battery.
     
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    idk the answer but maybe try light flow from app store that allows you to control your notification led, its non root and root friendly.
     
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    I would start by deleting any apps you have installed one at a time and see if the red light stops blinking. If you find out it stops after you have uninstalled a certain app then thats the culprit.

    EDIT: Additionally you may want to check and see if their is a firmware and software update for your phone as this could be another reason it is blinking, just a thought.
     
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    I was looking into that, but I read that the free version caused issues, and that only the paid version is solid. Like, someone said they installed the free version, and when they removed it, none of their LED notifications were working anymore, and they were turned on. So, I'm a scared to try it.
     
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    I think it's related to Weatherbug, and I'm already on 4.3. As soon as I got the phone via FedEx, I updated to 4.3, and did a factory reset before installing anything.
     
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    If it is related to WeatherBug thats very odd because I have that app installed on my GS3 and do not encounter the blinking light issue. Only time WeatherBug does anything is when I get a weather alert, and then it only makes a chiming sound. The update to Android 4.3 would be a software update, I was asking if you checked to see if there was a firmware update. A firmware update could be a update to the baseband, drivers, etc. totally different that an Android upgrade. But if you checked and says everything is up to date, then it is possible it WeatherBug, but still very odd. :thinking:
     
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    I think it's actually AIM, but when I closed it, it was still doing it so I thought it was weatherbug, but I think I have it sorted.
     

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