VertexLit Hilight Shader - Flicker on iOS Problem

Hi everyone!
I’m pretty new to shader coding, but I managed to hack together a Hilight Shader that uses the Mobile VertexLit as its core, plus the outline code from Toon Basic Outline (both of these are builtin shaders).

BUT, the outline “higlight” is flickering on iOS devices. Could someone who is wise to shaders please take a look at this short shader and tell me why I’d be getting a flicker please? Thank you!

// Mobile VertexLit PLUS highlight outline
Shader "Custom/Mobile VertexLit Hilight" {

	Properties {
		_MainTex ("Base (RGB)", 2D) = "white" { }

	#include "UnityCG.cginc"
	struct appdata {
		half4 vertex : POSITION;
		float3 normal : NORMAL;

	struct v2f {
		half4 pos : POSITION;
		half4 color : COLOR;
	// Outline relative to camera distance. See standard Toon Basic Outline shader for non-relative version
	v2f vert(appdata v) {
	    v2f o;
	    o.pos = v.vertex; += * 0.0225;//_Outline
	    o.pos = mul(UNITY_MATRIX_MVP, o.pos);
	    o.color.r = 0; //0
	    o.color.g = 0.377; //96
	    o.color.b = 1; //255
	    return o;


	SubShader {
		Tags { "RenderType"="Opaque" }
		UsePass "Custom/Mobile VertexLit Named/BASIC"
		Pass {
			Name "OUTLINE"
			Tags { "LightMode" = "Always" } //"Vertex" }
			Cull Front
			ZWrite On
			ColorMask RGB
			Blend SrcAlpha OneMinusSrcAlpha

			#pragma vertex vert
			#pragma fragment frag
			half4 frag(v2f i) :COLOR { return i.color; }

	Fallback "Mobile/VertexLit"

Shaders are a quite complicated part of unity. And one important detail that probably won’t solve your problem right away, is that you have chosen to code in CG. CG is the best supported language for unity, because it has a build in translater from CG to OpenGLSL. However this conversion is at it’s best not fit for mobile devices. Efficiency will be higher when programming OpenGLSL in unity if only for Mac OS and mobile devices.

That said it might not at all be affecting your current output. But due to the translated code you might find that you do not have total control. I am not familiar with how well the translated shading works.

Hope this can bring some new pawns on the table.