How To: Fix the Glowing Red Border on Your Samsung Galaxy S III's Display

Fix the Glowing Red Border on Your Samsung Galaxy S III's Display

So, you finally got the Jelly Bean update on your Samsung Galaxy S III, but one little problem—you've got some red glow around the edges of your screen now. Is your phone messed up? No, it's just a tiny glitch that some users have been reporting after updating their Galaxy S3s to Android 4.1.1, and there are a few quick ways to get rid of it.

Method #1

Go to Developer Settings in the Settings menu on your phone, then turn off Strick Mode. This mode makes the screen flash when certain applications are using a lot of system power.

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Then turn of Strict Mode. This mode makes the screen flash when certain applications are using a lot of system.

Method #2

Simply hold down the power button for 10-20 seconds to soft reset it.

Method #3

Press and hold the Volume Up + Home + Power button simultaneously to hard reset it. Then, when in recovery mode, select Factory reset.

You can also go to Settings -> Back up and reset -> Factory data reset -> Reset device -> Reset everything. Be sure to BACKUP your device before doing this, since it will wipe you phone clean. This is a last resort method.

All three of these methods have been known to resolve the problem, but the first method is the easiest and should be your primary option.

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10 Comments

I tried Method#1 and it worked. It's amazing! You must shut down the phone after doing that to fix that lag.

#1 and #2 and OK :), just reset, not reboot, "reset" , awsome xD

I tried almost everything you suggested but I can't seem to get rid of that flashing red boarder light on my Samsung galaxy 2? Any suggestion please? Cause that light is driving me crazy!!

Thanks a lot, Method No. 1 helped me :D

I tried #1 and #2 and they didn't work. Now I have to do a factory install because the company couldn't put out a successful update? Compoletely irresponsble!

#1 and # 2 do not work on my A3. Avoiding # 3.

I tried method #1 and #2...didnt work. Thinking of probably trying method#3; but please what likely concequences would the glowing red border light have on the Note 3 if not solved?

Method one worked! Thanks, that red border was driving me crazy. Have to restart after doing it.

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