Please Help! Backlight Issues After GB Update

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    Hi Everyone,

    New to the forum. My pro is working better since the OTA GB Update with one HUGE exception. After I unplug my phone from either plug or usb my backlight resets itself to zero! I have put a backlight icon on my phone that I can touch to activate the backlight, but sometimes I can't even see it in order to get the light on. It's a serious flaw. Does anyone have any ideas? Is this a bug with the new update?

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    Ty
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    yeah its been a common concern with update.

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    Are you talking about the keyboard backlight? I've found that if I'm typing an email or something and the backlight goes out, I just press the power button to turn off the screen, then press it again to get the screen awake again. I don't know why, but this usually restores the keyboard backlight. And it's a kludge, no doubt about it. :p
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    I'm talking specifically about the screen. When I unplug the phone from an outlet or usb, the display sets back to zero! A real pain in the neck. As everyone knows with droids, if you can't see the screen, it's hard to get in to the settings to turn the light back on.
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    Pressing the power button briefly doesn't restore the screen? When I unplug my Pro the screen does a weird flashy thing before going dark. But tapping the power button always restores the screen.
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    I wish it did, but like I said brightness always resets to zero when phone is unplugged. This get very annoying when my phone is plugged in and somebody calls. Does anyone have a fix or app for screen backlight issues?
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    just today while on a call my screen went completely black could not hit any key to turn it back on, I couldn't even end the call...this has happened twice today.

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    As annoying as it may be, I bet if you do a factory reset it will fix your problem.

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    I'll have to admit it, a hard reset fixed most of my GB related issues. It is a pain though...
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    I agree it's ridiculous the way it is. My fix:
    * I have a "Brightness Level" app
    * I don't have it on auto brightness
    * I have it as a desktop shortcut located on the screen so I know where it's at, when I need it.



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    I have this setup anyway to help control battery useage. Turning off the auto brightness control might be a good troubleshooting step.
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