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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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Battery voltage

I've just bought a replacement battery for my phone, it's exactly the same 1200 mAh 3.7v however when I look at apps showing battery info they say the battery voltage is 4mv. So what does this mean? ...
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1answer
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Discharge while in airplane mode (with image)

Something weird happened today morning. I charged my phone yesterday night and gone to sleep after 2 hours or so. When I woke up, my phone was at %30 charge and I was pretty confused. Because before ...
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Nexus 4 problems when charging

My Nexus 4 is not charging when plugged into wall but it charges when connected to PC USB. When plugged into wall nothing happens, the battery icon shows nothing. This problem appears and disappears ...
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What is the maximum charging current supported by Samsung Galaxy S3?

As the title says: What is the maximum charging current supported by Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300)?
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Charging inticator on battery showing always

In My Samsung Galaxy S duos 7562 the charging indicator is always shows as charging... but the phone is not connected with charger or PC. Can't able to enable the USB debug mode, the Error Shows the ...
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BatteryManager inner workings

I recently installed linux on a Sony Xperia Neo (on SD), but the Android kernel remains under the hood. I've only changed kernel initrd to boot off the SD's Debian. The real question is: ¿What is ...
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1answer
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Phone unusable whilst charging

I have a fairly old samsung galaxy S2 android 4.1.2. In the last few weeks, it has been behaving really oddly when plugged in to charge. The 'desk clock' page flashes up every few seconds of its own ...
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Android Boot Up When Power is Applied Through Induction Charging - Rooted Google Nexus 7

Initially, I looked into StackOverflow for an answer to this question, but my lack of experience was evident when I was redirected here, where my question was considerably more relevant, being based ...
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How to disable phone from charging without rooting [duplicate]

I have recently bought a galaxy grand 2 and I want to disable it from charging when it connects from usb. I want to have option whether to allow charge or not.
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1answer
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Device does not boot after crash without power plug

In the last few weeks I'm faced with a somehow strange behaviour of my Android device (Samsung Galaxy S4 active, GT-I9295, Android 4.2.2, Kernel-Version 3.4.0-2015525): If the phone crashes resulting ...
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1answer
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Used (probably) inappropriate charger, touchscreen went crazy, permanent damage? [duplicate]

I used a plug with USB output than may have been inappropriate (output DC5V +/- 0.20V DC500mA +/-30mA). While it was plugged in, the touchscreen stopped working properly (touching one part of the ...
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1answer
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How do I keep CPU off when charging?

When I connect the USB power source, it makes CPU to stay on (even though "Development->Stay awake" is off). When charging from a weak power source if makes battery to drain even faster than is case ...
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Emergency battery backup code

Is there any emergency battery backup code? In Nokia we have *3370#. I don't know this code will work in all devices, But in some devices it will backup the battery up to 50% Is there anything like in ...
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2answers
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My Tab 3 will only charge from the wall adapter from Samsung [duplicate]

I'm going on holiday soon and we planned to take a USB hub to charge all of our devices rather than take several wall adapters, however when I checked that my 7" Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 would charge I ...
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Is my phone liable to explode if I charge it with a charger that came with a different phone?

My friend and I both have droids and we often user each other's wall chargers out of convenience. I was told that it's possible that my phone might explode if it's charged with a charger that wasn't ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to modify the firmware used when the device is turned off?

On (at least) some Samsung devices there is some piece of software that runs when the device is turned off. It is the one that displays the battery state when charging, along with the red/green ...
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2answers
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S2 randomly restarting / draining the battery

For the past month my S2, SPH-D710, Android 4.1.2, will randomly restart throughout the day. I took the battery out for awhile and that didn't change anything. Sometimes it happens when I'm looking ...
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Why does the screen flicker when connecting to a third party wall mounted USB charger

After going through this post(Why does my phone have erroneous input when connected to a non-OEM power source?) I am asking this question the above post does not solve my question up to the mark. I ...
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Charging from different USB cable

I have USB cable meant for Sony Xperia, the USB cable can be detached. Will using this USB cable to charge other phones like Nexus cause any issue?. I am not using the entire charger, I am just using ...
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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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1answer
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What should my tablet be charging at?

I just got a RocketFish USB wall charger with 2.4 amps and 5 Volts. The charge meter that I am using is telling me that it is charging at 50 mA. I also notice that when I try to turn it off to charge, ...
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How to prevent S3 from turning on when charging

I'm trying to charge a new battery with my phone turned off. As soon as I plug the phone in to the wall charger, the screen turns on and the phone tries to immediately boot instead of staying on the ...
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how much current can Samsung Galaxy S II take for charging with whatever ROM?

What is the maximum power SGS2 can use when charging, given a capable charger? I use power-consuming apps while driving a car (navigation + video registrator), and looking for ways to minimize ...
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1answer
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Charging Nexus 5 to 100% [duplicate]

Is it wrong to fully charge your android phone in general to 100% will it hurt battery life? and is it also to drain your battery to below 20% will it also hurt the battery life?
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How can i turn off charging when my phone connected to my computer? [duplicate]

I have Android device Samsung S4. Is that possible to turn off Battery Charging when my phone connected to my Computer via USB Cable. Any ways to turn off or disable it from settings?
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Can I charge my Samsung tablet without the plug in charger? Are there any other ways?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tablet but my charger is a little broken. It only charges if I play around with it but that frustrates me. Is there any other way I can charge my tablet without wasting money? ...
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Disable USB charging

For some reasons not related to the battery life, I need to disable the battery charging when a USB host is connected to my phone (a rooted Nexus 4). Taking a look around on the internet (link1, ...
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Samsung s3 makes “plugged in” noises while charging

I have recently bought a third party USB cable. I am still using the original wall adapter that I got. Now, I noticed that while charging, it sometimes makes the "plugged in" sound as if I had just ...
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1answer
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Possible to charge one phone off another?

What's stopping the ability of charging a cell phone from another cell phone? If I were to create a crossover/patch USB cable and connect it between two phones or tablets, would there by any way to ...
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4answers
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Battery Life and First Time Charging on Li-ion Batteries. Myth?

"Ok you bought a brand new mobile phone with brand new battery, after checking its working ok kindly switch it off and charge it fully (100%) then start using it. IT WILL INCREASE YOUR BATTERY LIFE.", ...
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Can my Samsung Galaxy Nexus and iPhone 5 share same micro USB charger?

Does the micro USB charger cable that comes with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus be used with the iPhone 5 and vice versa?
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Samsung GT 7.7 hung after charging

After charging my Samsung GT 7.7, I switched it on but it just showed the "Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7" and stayed like that like it hung. What do I do?
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Slow Charging Battery!

I have a Samsung galaxyS3 the battery has been charging really slow. It can take up yo 10 hours to charge 100%. I have tried every thing I can think of. I've tried a new charger, new battery, shut ...
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Is it possible to charge phone faster?

I know that going to Airplane mode can be useful But is there any way to charge phone faster?
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Battery charging issue in Samsung Galaxy S3

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and it is charging very very slowly when plugged into my PC. I deleted all my images and some videos and some other stuff and the charging seemed to speed up. Is battery ...
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Charging New Phone

I bought a new phone today. Motorola How long am I supposed to put my new phone for charging (Li ion battery)??? Should I keep it plugged even after it shows 100%?? Please help me clearing this ...
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How can I make an Android device go from off to on at a chosen point?

I have a rooted Pantech Element and I want to make it turn on when it is charging (or at some other predetermined event, possibly). I have seen advice that says to edit a file called 'playlpm', but ...
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Is there a way to have your phone light stay when it is charging only from a laptop?

When I have the my device plugged into my laptop while working I want the light to stay on, but I want my light to turn off when I'm going to sleep when it is charging. I know I can have the light on ...
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1answer
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CHarge port replaced-computer dont recognize

Hi i recently took my samsung galaxy 2 to a place that sells phones and service and also repairs them. Well i took it there because my charge port was not charging anymore so he said he could ...
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My Samsung Galaxy S 2 indicates it is charging but doesn't

My Samsung Galaxy S 2 indicates charging but is not adding charge to the battery. I have changed my charger many times but the problem continues. What's the solution?
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Android tablet I2C Read Errors

i've a brand new Ramos i9 tablet and have big issues with the touchscreen and charging. I've rooted it, and before i send it in for repair, i'm trying to debug the issue (in hope it's only software). ...
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How can I make my Android phone request (negotiate for) more charge from (with) the host PC?

Hello there is a wonderful Q&A here about detecting how much charge your phone is drawing from the computer host: How do you check how much power a USB port can deliver? In my particular case, my ...
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Should I charge new LG G2 for 6 before first use [duplicate]

I just bought a LG G2. The shopkeeper asked me to charge it for 6 hours. Within an hour it shows that it charged 100%. Should I continue the charging to complete 6 hours like old fashion. Or ...
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Samsung Galaxy 3 is HOT

Sometimes after using my phone for a bit, it gets super hot where the battery is. When that happens, I close all programs and don't use it for awhile; it eventually cools down. This also happens a ...
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Why does Galaxy Nexus i9250 official car charger have 700mA instead of 1000mA?

I discovered that the official Samsung car charger is rated for 700mA, but my stock wall charger has 1000mA. Is that normal? If I buy the 700mA charger, there's the risk that with the navigator on, ...
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Is slow charging bad for the battery?

I know that charging the battery too fast can overheat the battery and shorten battery life. But is charging it slowly, e.g. from a USB 2.0 cable plugged to a laptop, also harmful for the battery? I ...
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Phone only charges when plugged into AC adapter or computer

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 x. It only charges when plugged in to the AC adapter and my laptop, and doesn't charge using battery packs or in the car. I use the same cord for everything. Why is this? ...
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Is there a way to determine the charging current available?

I have a Moto X that has recently stopped charging while in its car dock, even though it indicates that it's charging. I will diagnose the problem by eliminating the USB cable, the dock, and the ...
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ori ninetology upgraded software to galaxy s4 - usb port cannot connected to computer while the hp on

I just bought a second hand phone Ninetology Stealth II which originally was a Ninetology but the original owner upgraded the software to Samsung Galaxy S4. The problem he never told me about is: ...