Samsung Galaxy S5 Screen Flickering Yellow Green Issue & Other Related Problems

One of the outstanding features of the #Samsung #Galaxy #S5 is its 5.1 inch Super AMOLED display. This type of screen technology is more energy efficient thus making the battery last longer. It also displays vibrant colors making images on the screen stand out. While the display of this phone is quite good there are instances when certain screen related issues can occur. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the Galaxy S5 screen flickering yellow green issue & other related problems. We have gathered several issues of this nature that our readers have sent us and have addressed them below.


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S5 Screen Flickering Yellow Green

Problem: I have a Galaxy S5 that I’ve had for nearly 2 years now. About 6 months or so ago I noticed light flickering on the screen when the brightness was all the way down. Shortly after I noticed that my phone started to flicker to a yellow/green color for a split second right when I turn on the screen followed by seeing my lock screen then it flashes to black. Nothing on the screen at all, however if still functions and I’m able to unlock phone but unable to see a thing. Usually when this happens it will continue for about an hour or so, then phone will return to normal for days to weeks. It has started to be more frequent lately. There is no water damage to this phone or the battery.

Solution: For this particular issue the first thing that you need to do is to check if the phone software is causing the problem. To do this i suggest that you backup your phone data first then do a factory reset. Once the reset is complete do not install anything in your phone yet. Try to check first if the issue still occurs. If it does then this could be a display related problem.

Some of the factors that can cause this issue are as follows.

  • Defective display controller
  • Loose connection between the motherboard and the display
  • Defective display.

If this is the case then I suggest that you have the phone checked at a service center.

S5 Screen Flickering Yellow White Black

Problem: I woke up in the morning and turn my screen on and it was flickering yellow, white, black whenever i turn the screen on it’s like that. I can’t access my phone i cant see anything but those colors i don’t know what to do, i searched the problem but nothing. i did see some people say they dropped it and i did few times. but some said they fix it just by pressing hard on the sides of the screen. even that not working with me. can you please help me

Solution: For this particular issue you need to check if the issue occurs in recovery mode. If it doesn’t then this might be caused by a glitch in the phone software. I recommend that you do a factory reset. Take note that this will delete your phone data so make sure to have a backup copy first before proceeding. If the same issue occurs even in recovery mode then it’s very likely that the phone display is damaged. I recommend that you have this checked at a service center.

S5 Screen Is Black But Notifications Work

Problem: My phone suddenly turned black it is a galaxy s5 sport sometimes called active. The light for notifications works and i can hear it and it vibrates. I’ve tried all the tricks such as soft reset or taking the sd cards out. I cant connect it to my tv i have no plug for it so there’s no resetting it. I’ve tried for so long i’m extremely frustrated.

Solution: Try starting the phone in recovery mode. If the display works in this mode then you should try to perform a factory reset from here. Take note that this will delete you phone data so make sure that you have a backup copy first. If the display doesn’t work in this mode then it could already be damaged. Have this checked at a service center.

S5 Lower Screen Flickers

Problem: When the screen brightness is lowered to the lowest setting, the lower half of the screen begins to flicker. Raising the brightness a few notches stops the flickering. I have not dropped the phone or exposed it to water, I have try and follow all the tips about soft reset, to hard reset, it’s stop for a minute then happen again after I have performed the hard reset.– the issue started out of the blue and it’s driving me mad! Please help.

Solution: One temporary fix to this issue is to turn of the auto brightness setting and just set the brightness level to its maximum level. A more permanent solution to this issue is to bring the phone to a service center and have it checked. The display assembly of your phone might need to be replaced with a new one to resolve this issue.

S5 Screen Is Unresponsive

Problem: I recently lost the pin out of the charging port in my phone, I went to get it repaired at a shop and they fixed the charging problem only now the screen is completely unresponsive, it turns on fine and charges fine, only you can’t press any buttons or touch anything. Not really sure what to do and whether the shop has messed up the hardware. Any tips would be great

Solution: It’s possible that the connection between the display and the phone motherboard might have gone loose or the digitizer of the display has been damaged. You should however check if other factors are causing this problem by following the troubleshooting steps listed below.

  • Start the phone in Safe Mode. Is the screen working in this mode? If it is then the problem could be caused by an app you downloaded. Find out what app this is and uninstall it.
  • Start the phone in recovery mode then do a factory reset from here. Take note that you need to backup your phone data before doing this.

If the above steps fail to work then bring your phone back to the service center and have it checked.

S5 Screen Goes Black Then Green

Problem: Hi, I was wondering if there is any way you could tell me how to sort my phone out because I have tried numerous things and nothings working for me. As far as I can remember it all started after I updated some software. At first it was overheating and screen flashing slightly so I replaced the battery. But the flashing became more frequent and worse that I can’t really use the phone at all. It can be fine once it starts up then starts to heat really badly to the right side of screen and back of phone, the screen then jumps all over and cannot use keyboard as it just jumps constantly, sometimes goes black switching itself off and back on and then screen becomes pure green fuzziness. I have adjusted lighting display, wiped cache partition, done factory reset and started in safe mode but problem still there. Most recent error was stuck on downloading do not turn target off error. I’m assuming its hardware/ firmware problem so is it possible for me to sort myself without having to send off. I have it over a year but had to have screen replaced shortly after got due to personal damage and just had it done in small repair shop so i’m sure if sent back to providers it won’t be a reasonable price as i had work done on it else where and would not be covered under warranty. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Solution: It looks like the phone display is damaged. Since you have already checked the software side I recommend that you bring your phone to a service center and have it checked. It’s possible that you will need to have this display replaced.

S5 Static Screen

Problem: Okay so hi my galaxy s5 worked perfectly fine until one day I dropped it then the same day later on that night I turn it on and my screen it’s been grayed out like static sometimes it works normal but lately its been like that and I have no idea what to do or what’s wrong. Can you please help me!?

Solution: It looks like the screen has been physically damaged by the drop. The only troubleshooting that you can do right now is to backup your phone data then do a factory reset. If the issue still occurs even after the reset then you might need to have the display replaced. I recommend that you have this checked at a service center.

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13 thoughts on “Samsung Galaxy S5 Screen Flickering Yellow Green Issue & Other Related Problems”

  1. Hi, i did ur soloution for “flickering yellow green issue ” and it did not work so i was wondering you said if it does not work its a display issue how can i fix it of its a display issue

  2. Hi i have had the samsung s5 for nearly 2 years and recently just done a upgrade on the phone from then it’s done nothing but play up. Black screen and flickering yellow. I’m having to take the battery out and reset it 3-4 times a day this surely is very wrong and needs sorting. Can i get this fixed free of charged because this can’t go on.

    Any help from anybody please

  3. I have a Samsung S5.Have not dropped it .Screen is starting to flicker .It wasn’t that bad but getting worse. Turned off .took the battery out.Still the same .Some pictures I see pixels arnt right some pictures.But this is starting to be
    so annoying. Myfirst upgrrade when first got my phone .My playstore buggered up .So took in the shop .lost everything on my phone .They said I would loose everything. And start again .Now this flickering. Why is the software we Download on our phones destroying our phones.Why can we not have decent upgradeable software. This must driving everyone away from buying Samsung. My phone operates ok .But this flickering is a pain .If I reset my phone .Do I have to loose everything again .On reset. what’s the data .I loose?.Last time I lost my contacts and lost the Apps. What do I do .thanks.Suggestions

  4. I have the same problem, have tried everything!! This phone is brand new not even a year old and I can barely get it to stop to even get into my phone!!! Its something to do with the brightness and when its daylight it will cut on with sun shining on it?? wth???
    Its annoying to the 10th degree!! I have restored it, adjusted brightness everything and now all it does is glitches and will not let me in.. Some days its fine, the past 2 days glitching!!!!

  5. brenda batt. I should also have put said my phone has never been dropped and always had a screen cover on it till it went to the engineers who took it off!! and always in a strong case and never been in water. So if there is anyone out there who can tell us how to fix it i am sure we would all be very grateful.

  6. I to have a galaxy s5 and encountered the problems others seam to be having. mine will flicker badly yellow/green then the screen goes blank. even when I am not using it!! it can be awkward to get it to switch off to. after setting it back to the factory settings loads of times and even having it sent to the so called engineers to fix it .it is still happening. I got the phone back on a monday and by tuesday evening it went again!! If engineers cannot fix the issue what chance have we got ?? Seams these s phones are not all they are meant to be. I am very reluctant to want another galaxy s series ..

  7. samsung galaxy s5 G900F unfortunately unified daemon has stoppe
    Unfortunately Google and app

  8. My Samsung galaxy s5 screen is flickering yellow when I turn it on. I have tried taking the battery and sd card, it stopped flickering for a bit and started flickering again.

  9. my galaxy s5 turns out to be working very fine but the only issue i’ve got is sometimes when i press power button to unlock the screen it does not display for like a second or two then suddenly i see a black and white combination of moving signs all over like a tv without signal .. this happens even if i remove the battery and put it back for a while .. and sometimes it just goes off when in pocket and starts vibrating on its own and when this happens i’ve noticed the battery heating up faster .. pls suggest me to do something except factory reset as i’ve already tried out that several times

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