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My phone HTC Desire on cyanogen mod 7 shuts it down if the battery level is 18%.

Can I change this level to something lower?

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I'm not sure if this is how it works, but try to re calibrate your battery and see if the battery level notification comes at a lower level.. – Power-Inside Sep 16 '11 at 3:38
I have a 3.2amp hour from seidio, 15% still have more volts available than the stock crap from htc at 30% – gcb Mar 22 '12 at 1:29

CM6/Magic here; my phone complains at 15%. If you're shutting down at 18, something is wrong with your battery calibration.

Use your favorite recovery to wipe the battery stats, get a full charge, and then use the phone until the battery runs out.

Your battery life will appear to be worse, but it's really that the number is more accurate.

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Opinion: Also, HTC has this reputation for using really low capacity batteries, and people complain that they wear out pretty quickly. Try a new battery or an after-market one with extended life. Still will want to use the battery stats wipe though. – Broam Sep 16 '11 at 13:30
Could you suggest what battery I can use? I have no idea what "extended life" means. Also ... can I change 15% to some other number? – Radek Sep 19 '11 at 1:03
Not sure you can change 15%. The "extended life" battery is an after-market battery of a different size. You'll probably need to get a different back cover for the phone. – Broam Sep 20 '11 at 15:35
I did the battery wipe and full charge (mobile was turned on) then used till battery ran out and now the phone shuts down at 20% ... :-( The battery is one year old. – Radek Sep 22 '11 at 23:28
That's...amazing. I'm out of ideas, beyond doing the same thing but not wiping this time. – Broam Sep 23 '11 at 14:04

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