The #LG #K8 is a budget Android smartphone model with the latest variant released in released in June 2018. It’s made mostly of plastic with a 5 inch IPS LCD screen having a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It has a single 8MP camera at the back and a single 5MP camera up front. Under the hood is a Snapdragon 425 processor which is paired with 2GB 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 LG K8 screen flickering issue.
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How To Fix The LG K8 Screen Flickering Issue
Before you perform any of the recommended troubleshooting steps for this particular issue it’s best to make sure that your phone is running on the latest software version. If an update is available then I suggest that you download and install it first. This will minimizes the possibility of the problem being caused by an outdated software version. Once you have the latest software version installed then proceed with the troubleshooting steps listed below.
Perform a soft reset
A corrupted temporary data that’s present in the phone can usually cause this type of problem. To eliminate this data you will need to restart the phone. Although this is usually done on an unresponsive device it should also work in this case. To do this step just press and hold the Power button and Volume Down until the device powers off, approximately 8 seconds, then release. Your phone should restart. Once this is done check if the LG K8 screen flickering issue still occurs.
Start the phone in Safe Mode
There are cases when an app you downloaded from the Google Play Store will cause issues on the phone when it is installed. This can happen if the particular app has bugs or has compatibility issues with your device. To check if an app you downloaded is causing the problem you will have to start the phone in Safe Mode as only the pre-installed apps are allowed to run in this mode.
- With the screen on, press and hold the Power key.
- In the options menu that displays, tap Power off and restart.
- The device will restart and the Safe mode overlay will no longer show on the screen.
In case the issue does not occur in this mode then it is most likely caused by an app you installed. Find out what app this is and uninstall it.
To find out what app is causing the problem you will need to do a trial and error method. Start the phone normally then uninstall an app. Once the app has been uninstalled check if the screen still flickers. Repeat this until the screen no longer flickers. The last app you uninstalled is most likely the culprit.
Wipe the cache partition of the phone
There are cases when the cached data stored in the dedicated partition of the phone can become corrupted. When this happens this will usually cause certain issues to occur on the phone. To eliminate the possibility that this is what’s causing the problem you will have to wipe the cache partition of the phone from the recovery mode.
- From the Home screen, tap Settings.
- Tap the ‘General’ tab.
- Tap Storage > Internal storage.
- Wait for menu options to finish calculating.
- Tap Free up space.
- Tap Temporary files & raw files.
- Select the following options: Cached data, Clip tray temporary files, Raw files from camera.
- Tap Delete > DELETE
Check if the issue still occurs.
Perform a factory reset
In case the above steps fails to fix the LG K10 screen flickering issue then your last option is to do a factory reset. Make sure to backup your phone data before doing the reset as this will be deleted in the process.
- Turn off the device.
- Press and hold the Power and Volume down buttons.
- When the LG logo appears, quickly release and then re-hold the Power button while continuing to hold the Volume down button.
- When the ‘Delete all user data (including LG and carrier apps) and reset all settings’ message appears, use the Volume down button to highlight Yes.
- Press the Power button to reset the device.
Once the reset is complete setup your phone again, but don’t install any apps yet, then check if the screen still flickers. If it does then this is most likely caused by a faulty hardware component in which case you will need to bring the phone to a service center and have it checked.