A zillion flickering horizontal lines

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  1. Santa

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    My iPhone 5 just started having a bunch of flickering lines from top to bottom on the screen. All the searches I've run on this start with "reset the phone". But I really don't want to lose my jailbreak so I don't want to. I put the phone into safe mode but the lines still show. Do I have any hope, or am I making a trip to the Genius Bar?
     
  2. Santa

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    OK. I've uninstalled all my jailbreak stuff. This is all that's left:
    • AppList
    • BigBoss Icon Set
    • Cydia Installer
    • Cydia Translations
    • evasi0n
    • Mobile Substrate
    • Safe Mode Launcher
    • Substrate Safe Mode
    I've tried hard resets. I've tried going into safe mode. Still a zillion flickering lines.

    Is there anything else I can try before doing a hard reset?
     
  3. psylichon

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    Sounds like a hardware issue to me. Either way, your jailbreak is toast.
     
  4. Europa

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    Yeah, that's likely a hardware problem. Try resetting all settings. If that doesn't work, you'll need to restore as a final troubleshooting step. :(

    You still have a chance of a replacement on 6.1.2 or lower, especially if it's a 64 GB. They are the least popular, so the stock is a little older.
     
  5. Santa

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    Reset all didn't help. I guess I'll try a restore, but I'm guessing you're both right: hardware.

    But I do have a 64 GB so maybe there's a tiny bit of hope.
     
  6. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    There is hope.
     
  7. AdamDaieh

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    Have faith, maybe they can give you a phone with lower ios version.
     
  8. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    It helps that he has a 64 gig version. They're more likely to have older stock of those.
     
  9. Santa

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    We'll see. 2pm appointment tomorrow.
     
  10. Europa

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    Cool. I'm glad to see that you got an appointment so fast rather than waiting. Did you restore the current one yet? Good luck getting 6.1.2 or lower tomorrow! :)
     
  11. Santa

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    Yep, I restored. Didn't help. It's hardware.
     
  12. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    I have a flaky power button on mine, so I may have to restore and exchange. I have a 64 gig model as well.
     
  13. Santa

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    I'll let you know what happens.

    Boy, I'd forgotten how noisy a stock iPhone is. Beep... Beep... Ding... Ding...

    Just have to live with it till 2
     
  14. psylichon

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    You don't have to jailbreak to turn those sounds off, ya know.
     
  15. Santa

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    I know. But I'm not gonna take the time if I'm dumping the phone in a couple of hours.

    And I always like stuff to whine about.
     
  16. AdamDaieh

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    Good Luck buddy! Hope the one you get is jailbreakable. :)
     
  17. Santa

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    6.1.3. He said they ran out of 6.1.2 about 2 weeks ago.

    I'm now in mourning.
     
  18. Europa

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    Damn. :(

    That's nice that they actually told you when they ran out of 6.1.2, though.
     
  19. Santa

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    yes. He was sympathetic, but couldn't help.
     
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