BPMI mean the LED thing is more than likely an android thing, so u'd have to ask in bigger forums such as samsung, maybe some people there who invested more time into it can tell you why android wants to be a special snowflake at times.
Negative. Haven't done a factory reset since I really haven't had any issues until this started happening. Would kinda hate to do so, since it's such a hassle to have to set things back up again, heh...
Was kinda hoping there'd be another solution before I have to resort to the nuclear option. 🙃 Though, I'll keep it in mind.