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    Default Samsung S3 Screen keeps flickering

    Yetserday out of nowhere my samsung S3 screen started to flicker (it's like lines on the screen all the time moving). I've tried rebooting I even bought an anti-virus.... I have no idea what's happening it won't stop. Any help?
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    Default Re: Samsung S3 Screen keeps flickering

    Did you install a custom kernel by chance?
    I had that happen to me once.

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    In Settings/Developer Options, select Disable Hardware Overlay.

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    Default Re: Samsung S3 Screen keeps flickering

    or "show screen update"

    Samsung S3 Screen keeps flickering-uploadfromtaptalk1349591996082.jpg

    uncheck!
    basicly uncheck everythin u see in screenshot

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    I also have a flickering screen issue and worse.
    1. When i call my voice mail and need to use the number keys to chose the options, the screen flickers between black and the keypad screen so that i can't make the voice mail selections. As a result i have to end the call using the home button without deleting the messages.
    2. During a video skype call the screen goes black and i can't end the call so the other person has to end call for me
    3. When using navigation the screen goes black fortunately the voice directions continue but even worse the screen flickers off and on like paparazzi flashes
    I am sure it is a hardware issue but has anyone else had this issue.
    I am BIG FAN of android. This is my third android phone so the software is not new to me. Had the G1 and htc desire z for 2 years each. The S3 is the best of the three and will try and persevere with it, but need help so i don't flush it down the toilet.
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    I just purchased the galaxy s 3 today i have done not except connect my work email to it and the screen flickers, it has green and white lines in it at time. It is an absolute pice of crap. I tired to contact samsung and their support site is down. On top of all that text messages don't work. I am amazed that with such issues people still swear by these phones. Mine will be returned on Friday i will exchange it for a platform i know works, the iPhone 5.
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    Im sure theres dud ip5s :thumbup:

    Unbranded international s3 with Official JB. Paisley, Slotland, Western Europe :beer:
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    this seems to be a wide spread issue with galaxy phone that have JB. I keep seeing turn of Hardware overlay in the developer options or load a different rom on it to solve your issue but its a $500 dollar phone it should work out of the box with no issues. oh well i hope other people have a better go of it than i did.
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    It's because you have turned on developer options. Just go to settings and disable it and it should be fine.. Enjoy your phone mate!
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    why is it because of turned on developer options. Just go to settings and disable it will fix the problem?? i am having the same flashing problem and lines on top... i am so scare.. just got the phone few days ago. bought it from someone so i dont even know how to ask bell to send me an other one...
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    Where can i email you?? my phone did sometihng very funky and they tell me its an app causing this problem. I returned the phone and got a new one but its still doing the same thing!!!
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    Default Re: Samsung S3 Screen keeps flickering

    Quote Originally Posted by Abilash S View Post
    It's because you have turned on developer options. Just go to settings and disable it and it should be fine.. Enjoy your phone mate!
    It's not because of that. Please stop spreading FUD around about it.
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    I'm sure its not due to enabling developer's options... I'm sure it regarding some GPU settings.... Is your phone rooted? I mean have tried tweaking your GPU?

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    Hi Funkylogik
    I had the same problem and thanks a lot your comment help me to sort our the issue .
    Rgds
    Michael
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    I've seen all variants of screen flickers.
    One can be due to some developer options being selected - show screen updates, show pointer etc.
    Another can be due to hardware problems;
    - if you've ever dropped your phone or other sort of physical shock it can cause a loose connection, unlucky, uncommon, but certainly possible.
    - if you've ever left your phone out in the sun, this can cause heat stress to the connections to the screen itself, very very uncommon and you would see the screen is a bit hard to read after that amount of heat.
    - another cause of screen flickering is what I call "caveman syndrome" where I see people tapping the screen quite hard, over time it compacts the layers of the capacitive touch membrane so "Gronk" (my universal cave dweller name) just taps harder as time goes by.
    - total screen blackouts can be the backlight having a failure, if you get an extended blackout try getting a good LED torch and shining at an angle and see if you can make out what should be on the screen, if you can see something using the torch it's a safe bet your backlight is on the fritz.
    Cheers,
    Scott.
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    Worked for me too... Thanks!!
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    I'm having a strange issue where my screen only flickers off and on when I try to call voicemail. All other times the phone is awesome and the screen works fine. I know this issue is oddly specific but does anybody have any suggestions?
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    Hi i has same problem with my gs3 and was mainly doing it when i went online the flickering started and all i did was turn off my power save mode and i havent had a problem with it since i hope this helps
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    I've had my phone for 2 weeks now and I noticed the flickering problem after the first week. it happens mostly when I use text messaging. I have the developers options turned off... I never had them on. I'm going to try the power save off option now to see if that's the cause. its not doing it right now so I'm going to do a few tests and I will report back.
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    Turned off Power Save and it worked. Be sure to have System/Motion turned on also. If it still flickers you can either try more settings, contact Samsung, or the place you bought your phone.
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    Alternative solution:

    There must be some app which is using Android wakelock feature to turn on the screen,
    If it is not a hardware problem then
    try an app "Wakelock detector" which simply displays the cause of screen wake locks!!

    Here is a link for the app : http://play.google.com/store/apps/de...kelockdetector
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    i have a samsung galaxy s3 and my screen always flickers then will go black and the only to make it come back on is if i press the power button!!
    i have try majority of the things people have posted but none of them work
    how can i fix my screen?!?!?
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    Default Re: Samsung S3 Screen keeps flickering

    Guys, I've found a solution. However, you have to be rooted. There's an app called pimp my rom, it's very useful. If you open it and go to tweaks, enable and disable features, you should see a surface dithering option. Check it and reboot. Bam! No more problems with screen flickering (at least for me). Hope this helps!
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    i dont get flickering as such but sometimes the screen goes blue then just changes back to normal. Havent a clue as to why
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    installed kernel version and can't find no developer on options and screen keeps flikering, can't unroot it cause I have root it so many times, is there any other way to stop this?
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