My gesture area has recently started not working intermittently. Its the gesture area and right above. i.e. the button to begin a new text message. Strange thing is that if its unresponsive, I can click anywhere else on the screen with no problem, and then the gesture area works fine.

Screen has no scratches, no screen protector, clean, good signal, tried pulling battery, advanced gestures are off etc. Nothing seems to make a difference. Sometimes it works fine, sometimes it doesnt. Its just odd that if I click higher up on the screen, everything goes back to normal.

I added some new patches a couple of days ago, but ive got no idea if it would be possible for them to affect the screen this way.

Any ideas?