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Do I have to charge my phone before I use it the first time?

When I got my last phone, a SE k850i, I was recommended to charge it fully once before I even turned it on. Does this apply today as well, for my coming HTC Desire HD? Why was I recommended to do so ...
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Nexus 4 wont charge or turn on; LED is blinking red

I've been charging my Nexus with the original charger for 2 hours. It still shows red LED light when I hold the power button. I've tried everything: Different USB chargers Holding the volume button ...
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Galaxy Tab is not being charged through USB Cable

Currently i am using Samsung Galaxy Tab, model is GT-P1000, to test my application, so i usually attach it with PC through USB cable and it is attached for a whole day though it is showing low battery ...
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How can I disable usb charging on Android phone (Nexus 5)

I use my Nexus 5 as development device, so I plug-in and plug-out into computer usb very often. What makes me worried is that too many this way "li-on" battery charging cycles get wasted too fast. My ...
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Why my phone malfunctions (like it unlocks itself , it just keeps responding to nothing) when i use a cheap charger?

I have been given a mobile phone charger and was asked to find out its defects and fix them. And what i found out is: When i connect it with any android touch phone it charges that phone(not a ...
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My Galaxy mini having trouble with charging

Today I noticed that my Galaxy Mini is not charging properly. In morning it was switched off even after charging for the whole night. Some weeks ago the same problem had occured, but some time after ...
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Samsung S duos - showing charging symbol but percentage not increasing

I have samsung s duos. Suddently one day, when i was charging .. though the indicator shows charging, the battery level keep going down. I restarted mobile... still same issue. Then i tried with ...
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Vixion IRUX Tablet battery will not charge

I bought this tablet recently in Tenerife. Can find no information about the manufacturer. Now the battery will not charge through the mains adapter. It did charge at first. However, I have found ...
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Samsung galaxy 3 says charging paused. Battery temperature too low

I plugged in my S3 when it said 1% battery life and the red charging indicator light never came on, when i checked it a few minutes later it was at 0% and powered off. Immediately after that I tried ...
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Does overnight charging damage battery or phone? [duplicate]

Considering today's busy lifestyle, I charge my phone Huawei Honor 3C overnight (all night). Does this affect battery life or the phone itself?
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Are 'Apple/Android Specific' USB charging ports really different?

I have a portable battery with two USB ports. One is labelled Android and one is labelled Apple. Apparently each has charging circuits optimized for that particular type of device. This sounds ...
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Looking for a consistent answer about battery calibration

This forum is full of questions about battery calibration. The thing is, that either I'm blind or one answers contradicts others. In particular: For example forums says, that battery should be ...
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Phone wont boot

Yesterday I got an Acer Liquid Z410. After installing some apps and checking out the phone, I charged my phone fully. Then I was trying to acces my phone again but it was off. So I tried to access it ...
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How to know which Dock Connector my Galaxy S2 has?

There are several revisions for Dock Connects/Charging Ports per model. I would like to know if there is a way to find which revision is installed on my phone without opening the device. If that's ...
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Without switching on, charger lights turns ON when phone gets connected?

It's kinda bad day today as i dropped my phone into a water for 5 sec. Phone turned on & I tried to clean it. Since the battery gets low, i plugged the charger cable to my phone. Without ...
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Galaxy S3 is stuck at Samsung logo splash screen and won’t charge

A little bit of help would be highly appreciated. A few days ago, my Samsung Galaxy S3 started freezing randomly. I had to remove the battery in order to restart it. Yesterday the problem got worse: ...
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I can't connect my Samsung Galaxy SL GT-I9003 via USB

I can't connect my Samsung Galaxy SL GT-I9003 via USB. When I try to connect via usb mode the phone doesn't respond, it only charges. I tried restarting and restoring my device, but it still won't ...
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How much power does a Galaxy Tab 10.1 charger need to supply?

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 comes with a special charger which (I'm assuming) provides a higher current output than the USB standard. Without it, the device can actually die, even if the USB cord is ...
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Verizon Note 4 battery drain after Lollipop Update

I just had my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4 upgraded to Lollipop 5.0.1 two days ago. I have not been able to get the battery fully charged since then. It charges extremely slowly. When charging ...
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Android device with USB HUB and Charge

I have a Chinese android tablet with MTK8392. It has only 1 micro USB port. The OTG function is working well, I can use a special USB keyboard with OTG. Is there ANY way to use this USB keyboard AND ...
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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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Increase the efficiency of charging

Is there a way of increasing the efficiency of charging an android device without switching the device off? I am not talking about using different cables, chargers, hardware etc, I'm interested in ...
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How can I turn off the notification for the power plug connection?

My Samsung Galaxy S3 with Android 4.1 plays a sound every time I connect it to the power plug. Is there a way to turn that off without affecting all other notifications?
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Where is the battery animation called?

I have a tablet from China, it's a Q8H Allwinner. It is rooted, and I've browsed the internal storage for hours to find the battery animation, I found them at framework-res.apk... Now I want to find ...
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Why won't my tablet charge fully after continuous use of a different charger?

My Android tablet had a charger with output 5.0V 2000mA. Of course, it got damaged and I found another charger that suits the size. Its output was 5.0V 880mA. I used it for months. I noticed my ...
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Can I charge my tablet with a plug that has different output voltage and current?

Can I charge my tablet with a plug that is for an old fashioned mobile phone? The plug has a different output voltage and output current.
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Samsung S3Mini - Charge/Discharge problems

I've got a strange problem on my S3Mini; two weeks ago has started to behave strangely, emitting the sound of charge/discharge while not connected to the AC adapter and setting the battery icon in the ...
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Booting when charging - how to do it, how to watch what programs run

We are trying to set up an Android 4.4.2 device to boot once it is plugged in to a power source. The device is a POSH Titan HD E500. We've come across different ways that each manufacturer handles ...
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Customizing charging animation in Asus Zenfone 5

I recently rooted my Asus Zenfone 5. When I looked at the system files using ES, I found that the animation used while charging the phone, when it is charging. I was wondering if I would ruin the ...
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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...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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Should I charge phone overnight or let battery down to a minimum?

For many times I found myself in a situation, that my battery charge was about 25-30% when I was going to sleep. Since I was always told to not let battery down below 20% (correct me, if that's wrong) ...
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Is there a quick-fix for the Galaxy Nexus when it signals “charging” without beeing connected via USB?

My Galaxy Nexus goes into charging mode but when it isn't plugged in. The battery symbol then indicates a charging and when in suspend mode, the display turns on which drains battery rapidly. I am ...
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DX752 purchased for Christmas will not charge

The iRola DX752 purchased for Christmas does not charge. It worked for a while. Does not work when plugged to an outlet either.
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Powered USB hub not charging phone. Kernel options?

I got a powered USB 2.0 hub (ET-UP900). As power source I am using the phones charger. But if I connect the hub with my phone (SM-C115) it does not charge. If I connect the charger directly it works. ...
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Cannot charge Xperia Z3 Compact

I have a 3 week old Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (D5833). However, it suddenly turned off and refused to charge. The phone was at ~10% charge before I plugged it in using the cable and adapter that came ...
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HTC Desire C screen on while charging

My new HTC Desire C screen does not turn off while charging. It is running ICS (Android version 4.0.3, HTC Sense version 4.0). I have went into Settings > Developer Tools > Stay Awake (OFF). It ...
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Increasing my phone's charging rate while tethered

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and a laptop with 2 USB 3 ports. When tethered to my laptop (to provide Internet access via GSM/HSPA data), the phone charges very slowly, especially if I am using it for ...
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Auto boot when charger connected (for HTC Magic)

I want to let Android OS to boot automatically when the charger connected (for HTC Magic) without pressing power button I found this guide: Complete boot when charging If your phone only gets one ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P1000 USB Cable Problems ; Charging Problems

Galaxy Tab is an old tablet.Yesterday,I can "resurrect" it from the dead,and I buy a fake USB cable to charge and exchange data. Since I have a worser phone than the Galaxy Tab,I really want to play ...
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Computing when on charger - long term effects on battery life

Donating your computational power for scientific projects is, in some cases, available for Android. One of them, the World Community Grid, states that "Using the application will not significantly ...
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is there a reliable source of charging current?

I am testing several chargers and cables to find the optimal combinations for a fast charge. I was so far using CurrentWidget and was getting just a few values, (independently of how much the battery ...
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decresing in power when charging

I have an HTC vivid 4g and anytime I insert its charger the phone will start decreasing instead of adding .Like say when the battery's 60% it will show a pop up that your phone is using morepower than ...
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Battery meter went crazy and now stays at 0%

I have a Samsung Galaxy Discover that worked fairly well until the last week or so. I ran the device down down to 0% - at which point the device shut off. I performed a full recharge and then ...
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Note 3 not charging after rebooting by itself

I was testing an app with the USB connected to PC and suddenly the phone rebooted itself and now it couldn't connect to the PC and cannot be charged even with the plug.
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Automatically power on Android when the charger is connected

Is it possible to automatically power on the device once the charger is connected given that the device is initially turned off?
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Why doesn't my phone charge?

Okay, so I already ordered a new battery, but in the mean time. Why won't my phone charge? I have tried every charger/cable in my house and car (over 10 chargers and around 15 cables). Double ...
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Turning off Galaxy S4 while charging

I manually upgraded my Galaxy S4 to Kitkat; since it was rooted, upgrade couldn't be done automatically. It was successfully done but thereafter my phone turns on automatically whenever a charger is ...
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How can I have my device charge only when battery is below a given percentage?

So I've mounted my Nexus 7 onto a wall and use it as a sort of info screen / home automatisation device. Now this would require the screen to be on all the time which is why I want it to be connected ...
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How long device has been running since last charge?

In Android Lollipop, how do I see how long it has been since the last time I charged the battery? I mean I can get the approximate time by eye-balling the graph shown in Settings -> Battery. But, is ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (GT-N5100) USB connection & charging problem

I'm having problem with my Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0. When I connect it to a laptop/desktop computer it just won't acknowledge the connection. I just wanna transfer some files to my tablet. Before it ...