My Samsung i9000m running 2.3.3 stock ROM from Virgin Mobile Canada (unlocked) suddenly won't display web pages. This happens on all websites. It sends the request, waits for about 5-10 seconds (at about 1/5 of the progress bar), and returns a blank page (clearing the progress bar). No error is displayed. It behaves as though the operation has completed. It leaves a white screen and no scrolling. (Like an empty HTML page.)
All other apps are fine. e.g. Google Maps downloads all its data AOK. I can even tether wirelessly to my laptop and browsing is fine there, too. So I deduce that the data is getting to the phone.
I installed Dolphin to see if it was specific to the default browser. Dolphin behaves exactly the same way.
I'm also a beginner Android developer. Could this be a failure in WebView? It sounds to me like any data received is ignored.
Short of rewriting the stock ROM is there any way to fix this? Has anyone else seen this behaviour before?