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    Default Dim screen in cold temperatures

    Waking my screen in cold temperatures would result in a very dim screen which looks like its on the verge of dying. I live in socal so its not like crazy cold temps so its a very weird problem. The only remedy would be to warm up the phone by holding it in my hand and constantly waking the phone until it would regain its regular brightness.
    Its been like this for the past 2 months or so. It originally started when I was running CM10. I thought it was a ROM problem so I switched to a touchwiz ROM which temporarily solved the problem for about two weeks but it returned a week ago and is suffering the same problems again.

    Any suggestions?
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    Default Re: Dim screen in cold temperatures

    How cold is "cold"?
    I'm currently in Canada (today was -20F) and have no problem using it outside.
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    Default Re: Dim screen in cold temperatures

    Only about 50F. My phone currently would not survive in Canada lol.
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    In NorCal it's often in the 40's and runs fine too...not sure what's causing your problem, sorry.
    Have you tried fully stock?
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    Default Re: Dim screen in cold temperatures

    Can you get hold of another battery to test it with?
    Lithium battery don't have a high output when cold. Maybe yours is really sensitive and the phone is smart enough to turn down the display due to poor battery output.
    Just a wild thought.
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    Default Re: Dim screen in cold temperatures

    Quote Originally Posted by worwig View Post
    Can you get hold of another battery to test it with?
    Lithium battery don't have a high output when cold. Maybe yours is really sensitive and the phone is smart enough to turn down the display due to poor battery output.
    Just a wild thought.
    That might be a good idea. Any idea if an S2 battery would work with the S3?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcrisostomo9 View Post
    That might be a good idea. Any idea if an S2 battery would work with the S3?
    No it won't unfortunately. GS3s have their own batteries

    Sent from my VZW Samsung Galaxy S3

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