How To Fix The Oppo RX17 Neo Screen Flickering Issue

The #Oppo #RX17Neo is a premium mid-range Android smartphone model first released in November 2018. It has a solid build quality with a 6.41 inch Super AMOLED display having a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. At the back is a dual camera system while the front houses the 25MP selfie camera. Under the hood, you will find the Snapdragon 660 processor which is paired with 4GB of RAM. Although this is a solid performing device there are instances when certain issues can occur which we will be addressing today. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the Oppo RX17 Neo screen flickering issue.

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How To Fix The Oppo RX17 Neo Screen Flickering Issue

Its best to make sure that your phone is running on the latest software version before performing the recommended troubleshooting steps listed below. If an update is available then you should download and install it first. This minimizes the possibility of the problem being caused by an outdated software. Once the phone is already running on the latest software version it’s time to troubleshoot the device.

One of the main reasons why the screen of the phone will flicker is because of a software glitch. There might be an app installed in the phone that is causing this problem or some corrupted data in the phone is making the screen flicker. What we will be doing right now is to concentrate our troubleshooting efforts on the software side of the device.

Perform a soft reset

Your phone will usually store the most commonly used data for easy access and to speed up its operation. Unfortunately this data can usually get corrupted which leads to certain issues on the device. What you will need  to do first in this case is to refresh the phone software by doing a soft reset. This will usually resolve issue caused by a corrupted temporary data.

  • Press and hold the Power key for up to 45 seconds.
  • Wait as the device restarts.

Check if the screen still flickers.

Start the phone in Safe Mode

There are instances when an app you downloaded from the Google Play Store can cause this particular issue. This can be because of bugs in the app which the developer has not ironed out yet or compatibility issues between the app and your phone software. To check if this is the case you will have to start the phone in Safe Mode as only the pre-installed apps are allowed to run in this mode.

  • Turn Off your phone.
  • Press and Hold the Power Button.
  • Release Power button and hold Volume Down Key when you see the Oppo animation.
  • Continue holding the Volume Down Key until Safe Mode appears.

If the screen does not flicker in this mode then the problem could be caused by an app you downloaded. Find out what app is causing the problem then uninstall it.

Finding the particular app is a trial and error method. Start by uninstalling the most recent app you downloaded before the problem occurred then check if the screen still flickers. Repeat this step until the issue will not occur anymore after uninstalling a particular app. This last app is most likely the cause of the problem.

Wipe the cache partition

Your phone will usually store data that is commonly used for easy access and to make the device run much smoother. There are instances when this data can become corrupted and can cause this problem. It’s therefore a good idea to delete this data as the phone will just rebuild it when it starts again.

  • Press down the Power key and select the Power off option. If the screen is frozen or unresponsive, you can hold down the Power key for several seconds until the device switches off.
  • Press the Volume Down and Power keys for a few moments.
  • Release all buttons when the OPPO logo appears.
  • Select language.
  • Select Wipe Cache Partition.
  • Tap ok
  • Reboot the phone.

Check if the Oppo RX17 Neo screen flickering issue still occurs.

Perform a factory reset

One last troubleshooting step to consider to fix the Oppo RX17 Neo screen flickering issue is a factory reset. This will bring your phone back to its original factory condition. Take note that your phone data will be deleted in the process so make sure to have a backup copy before proceeding.

  • Press down the Power key and select the Power off option. If the screen is frozen or unresponsive, you can hold down the Power key for several seconds until the device switches off.
  • Press the Volume Down and Power keys for a few moments.
  • Release all buttons when the OPPO logo appears.
  • Select language.
  • Select  Wipe data and Wipe data (Keep SMS, Contacts and Photos).
  • Tap ok
  • Reboot the phone.

Once the reset is complete do not install any apps on your phone just yet. Try to check first if the issue still occurs. If the above steps doesn’t fix the problem then you will need to bring the phone to a service center and have it checked as this is most likely caused by a faulty hardware component already.

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