Well the way i have it set up now is the lists are on different scenes, but i tried the on (release) gotoAndStop method and it didn work for me. i tried using frames also. the problm for both methods was ot just kept flicking from one scene or frame repeatedly. as in, from main menu to list and back to main menu in a continuous loop.
You'll need to be sure to include stop() commands in each scene. I recommend you just get away from using scenes at all... they are problematic when you try to mox them with navigation. Just place your pages in different frames of the same timelines or just have them as movieclips that you control them being shown (or a little of both).
AS far as the flickering from scene to scene goes, that's most often an indication that you have coding errors. Do you get any kind of coding error messages?
This is a weak spot for me because I have not developed apps for mobile devices. Because support for developing apps is a recent feature of Flash, I think that you can't use AS2 to do that. The on(release) code you say you are using is AS2. I have to believe that you need to use AS3 to be programming for an app, though I might be entirely wrong in thinking that.