1. mattyhealy's Avatar
    This morning my phone began experiencing issues I've never seen before. I left my house for awhile and had no access to wifi, so when I came back home naturally I decided to turn wifi on. I went to the settings page and tapped the "off-on" slider thing beside Wi-Fi, and it just said "Turning on..." and wasn't actually turning on. The slider stayed grey and on the off side. I checked my phone after a few hours and it said "Error" under the Wi-Fi option -- so I tried to turn it on again. Now it's just saying Turning on... and has been saying that four five or six hours.

    I held down the power button and turned my phone off then back on, I restarted it, I took the battery out and put it back in, I factory reset it and cleared the SD card, I took the SD card out -- none of those worked. I ran a security scan through the SD card and internal storage before I factory reset it and it found nothing. This is leading me to believe it's a hardware issue, which would supersuck.

    A couple of hours ago, my phone screen began flickering pink and yellow super fast like lightning any time I touch the screen. I turned auto-brightness off and it's still flickering no matter how high or low my brightness is. I don't believe there is any water damage as the only water that has been on my phone is maybe a few tiny drops here and there from checking the time in the rain or condensation from a water bottle. I've dropped my phone on a few different occasions and in fact I dropped it last night (I'm not careless, just pretty clumsy ).

    If anyone knows what could possibly be wrong, please give your suggestions here. I've had this phone since 2011 and I really love it, is it savable do you think? Would maybe rooting it help?
    03-14-2015 10:35 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I think you're right--it sounds like impending hardware failure. It's unlikely that rooting would do anything about the screen issue. It's probably time to look for a new phone. And take this opportunity to backup or sync everything on your phone, since it might completely fail at any time.
    03-15-2015 02:21 AM
  3. mattyhealy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I think you're right--it sounds like impending hardware failure. It's unlikely that rooting would do anything about the screen issue. It's probably time to look for a new phone. And take this opportunity to backup or sync everything on your phone, since it might completely fail at any time.
    Thank you! It stopped bugging out and the wifi turned on, so it's definitely hardware. I'm scared to handle my phone as I normally would so I'm just going to buy a new one -- which sucks, but I don't want to be caught off guard when it stops working completely. Thanks for the rpely!
    B. Diddy likes this.
    03-15-2015 03:24 PM

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