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How to calibrate a new Nexus 5 battery that's higher capacity than original?

Just got a KBTEL battery that's 3800 mAh compared to the original 2300 mAh nexus battery. I charged it dead overnight, and now its been running for more than 7 hours and the capacity shows below 5% ...
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Samsung won't turn on past the logo screen

My Samsung S4 mini won't turn on past the Samsung logo screen. I've tried holding down the down power and menu button at the same time and clearing the cache partition thing and rebooting it from ...
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replacement battery for HTC ONE MINI not working correctly

help...I replaced the battery in my HTC ONE MINI with a advertised OEM replacement battery. When the phone is connected to it's charger, the red light comes on briefly, then starts and continues to ...
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Having serious technical problems / crashing on my Samsung i9300

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300) that I've been using for slightly over a year. I am a rather heavy-duty user of the phone, and have used in intensively for that time. I do take care of the phone ...
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Nexus 7 (2012) won't charge or start after a series of problems

A year or so ago, I bought an old Nexus 7 that was very slightly used (I took it off my girlfriend's hands). Everything worked fine, but I barely ever used it. Two days ago I broke it back out. I ...
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alcatel onetouch FierceXL battery is draining too fast

I've only had my onetouch for 3 weeks now and all of a sudden the battery started draining rapidly, even when I plug it into the charger, and charging very slowly. If i use the phone at all when its ...
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Device stopped charging or detecting USB

This is weird, i was developing on android studio and then suddenly my device stopped detecting USB, i tried rebooting and now device lost detecting USB and even Charger. totally no icon when plugged ...
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LG G2 wrong battery size report

I get a LG G2 with Android 5.0.2, and when I check the battery it says that the capacity is 1900mAh instead 3000mAh that is the real amount of battery capacity. I make a little research and found that ...
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Can Android app repair battery's bad cell?

I know this was covered in a different post, but I've been wondering how this app can actually make a difference in battery life. I've tried many of these, and "Repair Battery Life" is the only one ...
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Charging over USB can be harmful?

Considering that charging over USB can take around 5 hours (to only 1-2 hours it would take from the wall mounted plug), can it be harmful for the smartphone battery if it's always charged from USB?
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Why does ulrdispsvcfastwl wakelock keep draining my battery?

I am using Slimkat ROM on a Nexus 5 with At&t. My battery life has been excellent with this ROM. Recently I've been getting a ulrdispsvcfastwl wakelock that will keep the phone awake continuously ...
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will gaming destroy my phone battery?

I think games probably destroyed my Note 2 battery. I often play games for hours straight while charging. Last Sunday it was dead with horrible heat. Then I borrowed friend's mpj backup battery, ...
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Download Manager causes high CPU usage on Motorola Razr with stock Android 4.0

My Razr (Stock ROM 4.0) is very very hot. After some research I found com.android.providers.downloads is responsible, since it's using about 60% of CPU. I have tried killing it, and it respawns, ...
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OS Services are causing WiFi modem to wake up

I bought a Note Edge and currently I'm using Android 5.1.1 on it. It works flawessly so far, except the fact that OS Services are constantly waking up modem every second, when the screen is on. It ...
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Is it possible to find out what is accessing the Bluetooth service?

Is it possible to find out what is accessing the Bluetooth service? Right now I have an issue in which my phone will drain after about 8ish hours. The Battery view is showing Bluetooth as the top ...
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Galaxy Tab Coma Bricked?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1. It turned off and did not turn back on, how can I recover it? Details: It is not jailbroken. It was running the Samsung firmware that comes with the automatic ...
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Excessive data and battery usage with Samsung S7 on Android 6.0.1

Recently I bought a Samsung Galaxy S7. I had an S6 Edge, and no problems with Android OS data usage/battery drain. The big problem is, I don't know why, but Android OS is eating my mobile data and wi-...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 shuts off when plugged in: screen goes black then a grey empty battery appears

Samsung Galaxy S2 shuts off when plugged in. The screen goes black then a grey empty battery appears for a second then disappears. This "flashes" several times in about 4-5 second intervals. I can not ...
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Battery Percentage Recalculate (Not Calibration Reset)

When I'm busy and don't want to reboot, I put the android phone on charge and pull out the battery and put a charged battery in quickly (without reboot) But the battery percentage level does not ...
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How can I take a photo when battery <20%?

How can I take photo when battery level is less than 20%? My Samsung Galaxy S always says "battery low" and then closes the camera application when I try to. Is there a way to get around this? Or is ...
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How to set gmail sync frequency?

I want to know how often Gmail checks for new emails because I need longer battery life. How can I see/set this? I want to set it so that, for example, it checks for new mail every 10 minutes and ...
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Battery drains very quickly on Samsung Galaxy S5

I have purchased a Samsung Galaxy S5 from the store. I open it and I begin by charging it for the first time, but without turning it on. The battery was 61%, so I waited until 100%. After that, I ...
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How to determine maximum capacity of a battery in mAh? - received fake battery

Is it an increasable value ? I think its not. I just bought an extended 3890 mAh battery for my Galaxy S4 GT I9500. The original Samsung battery is 2600 mAh. This is my second purchase from a ...
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Why does Battery Doctor say my battery is 50% charged while Android says 23%?

Battery Doctor says my battery is 50% charged while Android says 23%: Is there any reason why? I use a 4200mah Extended Battery on Samsung Galaxy SIII with Android 4.1.2.
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Where are the battery capacity files located?

Background My current device Huawei Honor 6 comes with a 3100 mAh battery. I was therefore surprised to see 3C Toolbox Pro report the capacity as 4000 mAh. I mailed the developer of the app and his ...
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Is there a battery cycle counter app?

I have an HTC One M7 (4.4.2), and the battery is starting to deteriorate. It may be that I have some misbehaving apps, but I'd be curious to find out the number of charge cycles my device has used ...
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2 years old Zenfone 5, how to control battery use?

Sorry for asking about such an overdone subject. Question is, I have a (as of now) 2 years old Zenfone 5. Android 4.4.2, ZenUI, not rooted (yet), Energy Management off, stock charger. ...
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Cannot charge due to low battery temperature on Lenovo P780

My Lenovo P780 won't charge because the battery warning always pop up & says that charging is paused due battery's temperature is too low. I have checked the battery's temperature & it is ...
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Interchanging battery with a higher capacity battery

My Redmi 1s has a battery capacity 2050mAh (BM41). And the upgrade of the phone is Redmi 2 with capacity 2200mAh(BM44). Can I use this battery if it fits in my device? Will it creates any software ...
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Incorrect battery status on Lenovo K3 Note

I am experiencing issues with my phone's battery. Once the phone is charged to an extent, say, 80 percent, if I restart it, it shows remaining battery less than 15 percent. And after using it for some ...
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Is auto sync really killing my battery?

I have been digging the archives for eternity to find that Location Services and Auto-sync (assuming we ignored other factors such as Bluetooth etc -- because my focus is mainly about auto sync) are ...
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Why does my OnePlus One draw 60% more current if I turn off the screen AFTER plugging it in?

It's pretty simple: If I turn off the phone's screen and then connect the wall charger, the power supply draws ~6W from the wall, and this doesn't change if I keep waiting. If I connect the wall ...
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Does it hurt battery life to not fully charge and disconnect?

Dears, I think the question is quite clear from the title: if I charge my device and let it charge not fully but say, 60% and disconnect, does that hurt battery life? If so, what are the ranges you ...
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Is battery consumption linear?

I am benchmarking an app using the batteryhistorian. The result is a chart where every percentile is a "tick". After I've measured the battery consumption and let the battery drain to half, I would ...
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Is it possible to remove the battery percentage on my Samsung S5?

I have a Galaxy S5 running 4.4.2, unrooted. In the top indicator bar, there is an icon of a battery, and a percentage of remaining battery life beside it (not inside of it, as I've seen other people ...
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How to find out which apps are draining the battery?

I'm not sure when it started, but my phone is draining its battery even when being charged. It's likely to be caused by some apps I installed recently. How to find out which apps are causing the ...
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Lg magna keeps on turning off and then gets stuck on lg logo

my Lg Magna android works fine.. but 5days before it started to boot and then got stuck on lg logo.. i tried to hard reset it..! now after 5 days again i am facing the same problem..! this time took ...
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Is auto-sync really the biggest battery killer? [duplicate]

I have been digging the archives for eternity to find that Location Services and Auto-sync (assuming we ignored other factors such as Bluetooth etc -- because my focus is mainly about auto sync) are ...
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Help me save battery, BBS dump included

I got fed up with my Android battery life and thought I should use it only when really required. Hence, I installed minimum number of apps. I have runtastic, runkeeper, gps status toolbox, ...
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My tablet is not turning on

I have a tablet not two years old, a few days ago it was left in a hot truck for about two days. Now it won't go past "fast boot menu". I have tried everything, I even tried charging it and the ...
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Lost Android's OS

I bought a Moto G (1st gen). It was upgrading and had around 1% battery and was charging, but simultaneously I unplugged the charger and the mobile turned off and now it's not turning on. It's not ...
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Bought a new battery, do I need to calibrate it?

My original battery is bloated and is dying quickly after a full charge so I now bought a replacement. Do I need to calibrate this new battery using a calibration app?
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How can I tell if I need to replace my battery?

I have a refurbished Galaxy S3. Sometimes it charges to 100% while powered off, but reports 51% as soon as I start it up. Lately, it goes down to 50% or lower even right after charging. I haven't ...
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Bizarre new battery behavior on Samsung Galaxy S3

After my old battery puffed up, it was time to buy a new one for my Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300) on stock ROM. After I got my new battery, I put it in and turned on the phone as I had some urgent messages to ...
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Power Android phone with portable battery charger and internal battery removed

Is it possible to power an Android phone (e.g. Samsung Galaxy S II) with its internal battery removed, using a portable battery charger? This question is about phone with internal battery that is ...
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Powering Samsung J7 using an external DC power supply

I would like to turn on Samsung J7 using an external power supply. The problem is that it uses 4 pin (+,*,-,*) to connect to its battery. The first pin is the positive and the third one is the ...
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NFC battery draining through constant use

Does putting a device that constantly checks/uses NFC affect/drain the battery? One example is Dimple IO which puts NFC buttons on the back of your phone.
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Automatically enable/disable data mobile

Mobile data have enabled all the time drastically reduces the battery, is there any way to automatically turn on mobile data for 5min and then turn off this each (~)1 hour?
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Why the battery need to be loaded before to root?

I read in some tutoriel that for the root to be working, battery needed to be loaded around 70 at at least. Why is it so? Does it endanger the phone, or it just prevent the root to be working for ...