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Annoying Screen Flickering Issue in Xperia S on ICS 4.0.4

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Message 11 of 34

Re: Annoying Screen Flickering Issue in Xperia S on ICS 4.0.4

Same case with me, bought the Phone from Sweden and I am living in Hongkong. So had a discussion with Sony Customer care rep over live chat. He told me that i can leave phone on Sony Centre but i have to pay in case any service or repair occurs. As warranty is valid only in coutry it was bought as per him.

Thanks

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Re: Annoying Screen Flickering Issue in Xperia S on ICS 4.0.4

I m having the same problem with my phone.... i just purchased it 2 days back....

not happy ;-(

SONY PLEASE FIX THIS SOFTWARE BUG

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Re: Annoying Screen Flickering Issue in Xperia S on ICS 4.0.4

HI,

Well i got it checked from Sony Service Centre in Guangzhou, China and response i got was, "It is not a hardware problem but a software issue as we are having some more customer facing same problems, Keep checking for software update as that might help."

I got one more software repair done, but problem is same. Now what to do with this

Thanks

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Re: Annoying Screen Flickering Issue in Xperia S on ICS 4.0.4

Downgrade manually back to Gingerbread and wait for Sony to get there software issues fixed

As you bought your phone in Sweeden then I'm guessing you'd want the Sweedish GB firmware

LT26i_6.0.A.3.75_1257-6919.ftf I'm sure is the Sweedish Firmware you'll want - It's not branded

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByrrmqPijqISenZtQXM4b19mV0k/edit?pli=1#

If you'd like to know how to do it then follow these steps - At step 8 if you do wish to downgrade then you will need to wipe data and cache

http://www.xperiablog.net/2012/03/26/debrand-your-xperia-s-tutorial/

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.   Richard P. Feynman



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Re: Annoying Screen Flickering Issue in Xperia S on ICS 4.0.4

Hey, I drained the battery and I only get one "blink" in the Gallery on portrait mode (landscape, it doesn't stop).
I started using QuickPic so I guess I'll be fine until the next update (hopefully a Nexus-like one)

Sony, WTF! I need Jelly Bean to fix the bug :smileygrin:!

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Re: Annoying Screen Flickering Issue in Xperia S on ICS 4.0.4

I am facing the same problem, more worst i believe all of you will soon face the same or didnt notice as of now. the problem is whenever i want to make a call or text someone or anything which needs keypad... it flicks and went down... again and again. till the time i close the application and open again.

i am really disappointed, its really a slap to me after so much of search and study i bought this xperia s.

i really recommend people now go for Samsung SII atleast you know what you are getting and now i know the reason of Samsung super dupper sale as well.

Shit why did i try to do experiment with my money

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Re: Annoying Screen Flickering Issue in Xperia S on ICS 4.0.4

@varunkhera,

I understand your frustration, I too am having issues following ICS upgrade inc NFC, restarts and screen ripping, but I've also had poor reports from SII users too!!  Better the devil you know?

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Re: Annoying Screen Flickering Issue in Xperia S on ICS 4.0.4

Whooaaaaaa..... It resolved now.. .. What a moment of relief..

Just uninstalled my McAfee Antivirus, and wallah everything was fine. Now no flickering no blinking. Now i can say that it is the best phone ever.. As the fault is of McAfee Mobile security App.

However it costed me US$ 40 to buy one year protection, But anyways i removed that in my 1st month of subscription. As i wanted my phone working smooth and fast.

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Re: Annoying Screen Flickering Issue in Xperia S on ICS 4.0.4

Now that I think about it, the problem started when I actived the app. It came free on my phone. Are you sure that it's the app? How long has been since you fixed the phone

Btw, congrats on the solution. And I think that Sony should have a talk with McAfee.

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Re: Annoying Screen Flickering Issue in Xperia S on ICS 4.0.4

you want to see if it get your problem fix, try it and gave the feedback. Once we have more positive answers, others can follow suit.

Thanks. and BTW, lets go to McAfee website and tell them about it.