1. Dakii Skaitt's Avatar
    The Nokia Lumia Icon is just a smaller 1520, and a little older 930, but still with unique problems, whose many users I've read have reported one issue that also showed up on my screen.

    Yeah, my Icon's Beautiful AMOLED beautiful blacks are being sucked up by the reddish tint seen in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN-dJ3s6ZlI

    But I haven't seen anyone trying to solve this or finding the why, and as everything I've read, people a willing to live with it, and I'm not.
    I've bought this phone 3 days ago, and I'm in love with it, other than because of the display, but the rest of the phone's awesomness forgives the lack of SD and Glance.

    But I'd like to find a solution myself, and even make a thread, or join someone's delevopming into bringing a solution for this, for more Information, refer to


    Thank you all
    jpharwood likes this.
    11-05-2016 12:38 PM
  2. gordonfink's Avatar
    Not sure there really is a "solution". there is a work around, which is to vary the color saturation. If I remember, there are a couple of settings, like warm, cool, and maybe something else. Changing to cool seems to minimize the reddish hue.
    xandros9 and Dakii Skaitt like this.
    11-05-2016 06:28 PM
  3. MarineDawg's Avatar
    My reddish hue is only noticed at start up, I didn't even think to think it was a "thing."
    Dakii Skaitt likes this.
    11-07-2016 05:53 PM
  4. Dakii Skaitt's Avatar
    I've done this, and set the brightness to low. Even tho it makes grays look reddish.

    One solution (I've seen it working on a friend's Icon) is to get the Windows Phone 8.0 firmware, so that you can try again the Update, but I haven't found anywhere such files, because the Nokia Servers are down, so do the files :(
    11-17-2016 10:49 PM
  5. Dakii Skaitt's Avatar
    When you're used to Amoled, you do notice it, specially because in low light, or in Low brightness it'd affect other colors like gray
    11-17-2016 10:50 PM
  6. FXi2's Avatar
    Just set it to maximum "cool" is my solution. Not perfect but livable.
    gordonfink and Dakii Skaitt like this.
    11-19-2016 04:18 PM
  7. gordonfink's Avatar
    Worst case, replace the LCD assembly. Not too hard to do in that phone. Much easier if you buy one with a frame, but not too hard w/o frame either.
    11-19-2016 04:24 PM
  8. Dakii Skaitt's Avatar
    It is not the display, If that was the case, in the NOKIA logo, or while updating (in the gears) it would also appear there. And sure, it doesn't.

    So this is rather a firmware problem than a hardware problem.
    11-21-2016 09:49 PM
  9. C4H4AsH's Avatar
    The Super AMOLED screen on the Lumia ICON is prone to burn-in, which has been documented extensively elsewhere. You can attempt to use an app like Screen Burn Test and Repair, but those have VERY limited results. The suggestion of adjusting the Color Profile (found in Extras under Display) is likely the easiest and most viable solution.
    Dakii Skaitt likes this.
    11-22-2016 02:36 PM
  10. Dakii Skaitt's Avatar
    Tried and didn't worked (I'm lucky not to be epileptic), Also the profile settings are set as much so the red hue isn't noticeably.
    Still holding onto thinking it's software/firmware related.

    Doesn't anyone has an idea where could I find the Windows Phone 8.0 firmware for this phone? I think it's the way to go to fix this issue.
    11-29-2016 07:23 PM
  11. jeml16's Avatar
    hola, yo tengo este mismo problema desde hace un mes que lo compre despus de actualizarlo a lumia denim, al terminar la parte de los engranajes enciende normal, la pantalla normal y antes de que aparezca el logo de verizon la pantalla se torna rojiza,concuerdo que es un problema de software porque note el cambio de color en el momento , lo flashe con windows device y lo mismo al igual que descargar los archivos de lumia firmware y cargarlos con el windows image designer ya que solo tienen la ultima version . firmware. seria bueno tratar de conseguir algun archivo con windows phone 8.0, busque y no he encontrado ha estas alturas es casi difcil.
    12-17-2016 08:10 PM
  12. anon(5334066)'s Avatar
    Here's the deal: when Verizon released their firmware alongside the Denim (8.1) update, this problem appeared. For everyone. It has nothing to do with the screen, only the firmware. That's why it doesn't appear until after the bootloader when you start the phone. There is no known solution.
    12-25-2016 08:47 PM
  13. Dakii Skaitt's Avatar
    There is. So far I know. Flashing the device back to It's WP8.0 release would bring back the original software and drivers and so will the blacks.
    Problem is.. Where to find those? It's nearly impossible to spot any WP8.0 firmware release for the Icon since the Nokia Server are down. If anyone can help me gather those files (the .ffu file) then I could test it on my Icon.
    02-14-2017 08:32 PM
  14. zzerly's Avatar
    I found the first WP 8.0 firmware on the Russian forum. Here`s the link https://yadi.sk/d/agYsYF-ccxXhX
    If you install this firmware screen will be normal, but when you update it to 8.1 it will break black color
    12-22-2017 01:13 AM

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