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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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Why can't I charge a Samsung phone?

I use a dual-port 2-amp charger with an Amazon Basics USB cable. This works perfectly fine to charge my Nexus 4 and the Nexus reports "AC" not "USB" as charging mode. From the recharge time it's also ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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First battery charge on new tablet?

I got yesterday a Galaxy Tab 3 and I want to be sure what's the best way for the first battery charge. On the shop, they told just turn it on, wait for the battery to finish and then charge it to 100% ...
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my battery charge indicator is continually flashing on and off

My battery charge indicator (the screen info saying % full), flashes on/off/on/off, etc. sometimes. I've switched the battery to a spare to see if that helps but it didn't. When it does happen, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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: ...
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Connector allowing charger and usb computer connection as same time?

PoE lead me to idea of having some kind connector, allowing supplying my connected tabled with power from it's charger (5V 2A) and in same time being connected to computer (for backup or whatever ...
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Large difference in battery discharge, when Nexus 7 is on and off

My father got a brand new Google Nexus 7 II (2013) LTE tablet few weeks ago. Ever since first use, he was complying about battery discharge rate. Few days ago, I did some measures and I'm quite ...
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should you be on a tablet when its charging? [duplicate]

is it OK for the battery if you keep using the tablet while it's charging? And should you stop charging when it's fully charged.
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Micro USB cable - Intermittent

I have a http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004QOAGOQ/ "4-port USB charger". Recently I noticed that some Android devices e.g Nexus 7 (2013), charge very slowly when one particular micro USB cable is ...
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How can I prevent the battery in my Nexus S from draining overnight?

I have a Google Nexus S and for the past 2-3 days whenever I go to sleep the battery drains completely overnight. I mean when I go to bed the charge on my phone is plus 90% but for the past 2 days ...
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Is it okay to use USB 3.0 cable with USB 2.0 wall adapter?

I bought an LG Optimus One phone a long time ago. The phone came with a USB 2.0 cable + wall adapter. 3 months ago, I bought a Galaxy Note 3. The phone came with a USB 3.0 cable + wall adapter. The ...
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How do devices recognize their chargers?

Several android devices complain when they are not plugged into their manufacturer-designated chargers. One samsung tablet I own won't even charge if its not on its own brand charger. Is there some ...