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    Default Constant Redraws & Flickering

    I've been getting constant redraws when returning to the home screen as well as flickering though out the OS.
    I can't imaging the only one seeing this or that I'm even close to the heaviest of users.
    Not a ton of widgets or doing anything odd.
    Anyone else have this problem?
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    Default Re: Constant Redraws & Flickering

    Not so much constant redraws, but it's slow to redraw the home screen when I click the physical button from another screen.

    I'm using ADW for the launcer screens, on RazrMaxx with ICS.
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    One of my customers is having the flickering issue as well. It's very subtle unless someone points it out to you. I've noticed that it occurs when interacting with the screen. Her phone is completely stock ICS
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    Every time I decide to fork up $650 for this phone I read something like this that scares me off.
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    Yeah. I'm in the same boat. When I press the home button my screens have to redraw. Sometimes the keyboard remains on the screen for a couple seconds, too. Then I've also had an issue where the dock icons disappear when I press the home button and the phone locks up for 30 seconds. And I'm having the same flicker issue. It happens in gmail, texting, and actually just happened while I was typing this reply on TapaTalk.
    I want to love this phone, I really do. But when I've paid $650 for what's supposed to be the greatest android phone on the market, these little quirks annoy the hell out of me and make me question my purchase.
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    There are a few threads that discuss lag associated with the home button and screen redraw - for the home button issue, try disabling S Voice; for redraw issues turn off the two items in Developer Options that refer to animation.

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    I have the flicker but usually only notice it when typing in the text box. No redraw issues on mine and I'm stock unrooted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSDer View Post
    There are a few threads that discuss lag associated with the home button and screen redraw - for the home button issue, try disabling S Voice; for redraw issues turn off the two items in Developer Options that refer to animation.
    Already have S Voice turned off there and my animation is set to zero. I've tried everything, it seems. Don't have a bunch of stuff running, and still get a fair amount of lag and redraws. It's not any less laggy than my Razr was.
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    Are you using different launchers or running any type of modifications for memory?
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    Are you using Swiftkey?
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    With all the ram and fast processor we should be able to run all these things without any problem. I don't get it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dyastrab View Post
    Are you using Swiftkey?
    I'm using SwiftKey

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    I'm also using SwiftKey, but I'm stock on everything else. No launchers of anything. Very little power hungry widgets.

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    You might get rid of the problem if you uninstall it. There have been many posts about a possible connection between screen flicker and Swiftkey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dyastrab View Post
    You might get rid of the problem if you uninstall it. There have been many posts about a possible connection between screen flicker and Swiftkey.
    Hmmm hadn't seen anything about that, but I may have to give it a shot. It's been installed pretty much since I fired up the S3, so I've never really used this phone without that installed.
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    I use swiftkey 3 on mt GS3 and there is no flickering or lag when returning to the home screen.
    Hello Galaxy
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    Quote Originally Posted by recDNA View Post
    Every time I decide to fork up $650 for this phone I read something like this that scares me off.
    Every phone that is launched has some issues and bugs. Some more then others but I wouldn't worry about any bugs if you are about to pony up and pay full retail. If you don't want to pay full retail try ebay or swappa.com
    Hello Galaxy
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    Quote Originally Posted by GSDer View Post
    There are a few threads that discuss lag associated with the home button and screen redraw - for the home button issue, try disabling S Voice; for redraw issues turn off the two items in Developer Options that refer to animation.
    Been looking for a solution to this problem for a few days now... This is the only thing that worked! Thanks!!
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    ^You're welcome

    For all the others experiencing redraws/lag - I don't know what to say. I haven't come across any posts about SwiftKey, so I don't know what to say about that - I run SwiftKey without any problems. I'm running the stock ROM (rooted/locked), with ~190 apps from the Google Play Store and another ~60 from the Amazon Appstore loaded and I don't notice any screen redraw issues. Running Nova Launcher Prime if that makes any difference.

    I can only suggest factory reset; don't load any apps; then see how the performance is. Once you have a baseline for behaviour, start loading apps in small increments until you identify the culprit.

    Either that, or we need to come to a common understanding of screen redraws/lag - perhaps what you consider lag I have already gotten used to as expected behaviour. :banghead: Too bad no one has a video of their screen displaying this lag issue.

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    My phone has started doing this recently. The redraws aren't too bad but the flickering is most unwelcome. I am using SwiftKey.
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    Don't know if this has been solved yet for you but I was having the same issue. Do you have an app called "Wallpaper Wizardrii" installed? I uninstalled it on mine and have no more flickering. Too bad because I used the app quite often.
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    I do actually. But I was seeing it before it was installed. On CleanRom now and not seeing redraws much anymore.
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    Default Re: Constant Redraws & Flickering

    I had noticed flickering of the screen until I turned off power-saving : screen power saving.
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