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Charging my tablet

When I plug my galaxy tablet in to charge it there is an red X on battery sym and a page pops up that wants me to choose what ubs to us MEDIA PLAYER or MASS STORAGE.. why is this?
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Is there an efficient way to calibrate the battery than using some apps?

Is there an efficient way to calibrate the battery of my tablet in order to prove or disprove the very low battery backup than using some Apps.? The context is that my tablet is giving a very low ...
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Can't connect to PC after changing my phone's charging IC

I changed the charging IC in my Galaxy Note 1 because of a malfunction. Now I'm able to charge my phone using the wall adapter, but I cannot connect it to my PC via USB. Now, when connected to a ...
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Android battery mucking up

I have an unusual problem with my galaxy s4 battery. Screenshot (click for larger variant) Sometimes when the battery level is 85% it can shut off and when I turn it back on it can go straight to ...
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Android software runs differently based on different battery chargers?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus and a Samsung Galaxy Mini2. In mid-August I lost my GNex battery charger; then I started charging the GNex with the Mini2 battery charger. Their specifications are: ...
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My phone thinks it's charging

After upgrading my Galaxy Nexus to 4.0.4, it keeps thinking the cable is being plugged in and out all the time. The battery discharges at a normal rate, even though the screen keeps lighting up as a ...
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Samsung Galaxy SII battery not recognised / charging

Last night I changed the USB / Charging port on my Samsung Galaxy S2. Now when I plug in the charger it recognises the charger but the battery level stays on 0%. I have tried to charge the battery on ...
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Is there any battery-less Android-based device

I'be been working on some Chinese (bit crappy) device, with own system, that had one wonderful (at least for me) feature. When constantly powered-up (plugged to power adapter) it could work without ...
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What happens when using a cellphone when charging?

What happens when a phone is being used with the charger connected? Will it take power from charger and save the battery usage? OR At one end, the charger keeps charging the battery and at the ...
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Why does charging leads to battery losing charge at times

I have a LG Optimus S Android on Gingerbread (The one on the cheaper side with least specs for an Android). I have found that when I use the USB charger connected to my computer, at times instead of ...
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Will playing a game in a Android phone while charging damage or cause harm to the battery or the phone?

Will the following situation damage or cause any harm to the battery or/and the phone: The phone is being charging (regardless it is using the electrical outlet or via USB) and .. You are playing a ...
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Power problems with Droid Incredible 2

My daughter's Droid Incredible 2 is mostly dead. Symptoms: If we can manage to turn it on, it only stays on for a minute or so after it completes all of its start-up tasks. Then turns off and acts ...
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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 galaxy nexus charging problems

it doesn't charge until battery totally dies and few minutes after that only, charging triggers. Not sure if it an issue with charger or the phone battery.
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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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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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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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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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“Charging paused. Voltage too high” on Samsung Galaxy S2 after upgrading to ICS

I am keep on getting this pop-up every 30 sec. I searched on the internet, and most of the solutions are to play with the charging pin. It's also showing it's charging when it's not. My phone thinks ...
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Do you need a special charger for a Nexus 7?

Do you need a special charger for a Nexus 7? I've been trying to use the same charger as I use for my Android phone and it works poorly. If you tilt the tablet upwards it's charging, but otherwise ...
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How can you prevent a Kindle Fire from auto-mounting on a Mac when you plug it in to USB?

I've got a Kindle Fire and I like to plug it in to my Mac to charge up (and also to do some development.) It works fine but it is annoying to have to unmount it every time. Is there any way to ...
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Can a Samsung Galaxy 3 tablet be charged safely using a universal travel charger?

My daughter is in Thailand and she has been using a solar device to charge her Samsung Galaxy3 tablet (7 in.) This method is no longer charging the tablet sufficiently for use. She has a universal ...
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How can I avoid the battery charging when connected via USB?

I'm using my Samsung Galaxy S2 for development so I regularly plug it while it's not fully charged, and my phone starts charging over USB. I think this (charging while in use) can affect battery life ...
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How to NOT charge when USB debugging? [duplicate]

I develop "on the road" using a laptop that's not connected to a power source, so when I debug on my android devices, they drain my laptop battery. Unfortunately, the laptop is a MacBook Air so spare ...
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Closely monitoring charging (with bike charger)

I bought a bike charger for my Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro sk17i . When I cycle, the phone says that it is being charged, but apparently it is not because the battery percentage doesn't increase. ...
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How can I pick the correct replacement usb charger for my phone?

My phone has a wall charger with outputs 5vdc and 850mA, which just broke (I saved the USB-microB cable which I've been using to charge from laptops). Unfortunately, OEM chargers of that particular ...
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Galaxy s2 is recognised by computer but doesn't charge

This is an odd one but today I noticed by S2 wasn't charging while plugged in. I tried connecting it to the computer and it came up as a media device as normal but still didn't charge, the battery ...
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Does using an unofficial charger negatively affect overall battery lifetime of a GS4?

According to two employees at the Sprint store, using an unofficial charger for the Galaxy S4 will negatively impact the overall life of the phone's battery (edit: in other words, the battery will ...
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I cannot charge my tablet

I only have a USB cable to charge my tablet and I plugged it into my laptop to charge and a little red X shows up on the battery thing. How can I charge my tablet?
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How to train the battery

I am trying to find the way to use my battery in the most efficient manner. I found several suggestions how to achieve the longest life of the battery, and one of these suggestions is quite strange ...
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Sony Ericsson DISCHARGES when plugged in

I have a Sony Ericsson Live With Walkman (WT19i). About a week ago my phone started discharging when plugged in for charging using either a Samsung wall charger or the USB port on my PC. It charged ...
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I'm interested in using a laptop battery as an external battery pack for phone

As title said I'd like to use a laptop battery for my phone as an extender. One usage would be on a plane where my laptop is too bulky to really use but I could pull the battery out of it and use it ...
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Note II 4.1.2 Update breaks PC USB charging

Since my Note II was updated to 4.1.2 from 4.1.1, it has not been charging properly when connected via USB to my PC. I can leave it plugged in overnight, and it will have less of a charge come ...
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unable to charge Google Nexus I9250

I am unable to charge my phone most of the times. When I connect my phone to the USB cable which is in turn connected to the computer or charger, most of the times (about 90 percent), I am unable to ...
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Recharge interface infinite boot loop

I'm having this problem for a while and don't remember exactly how it occurred, if I remember well, it started happening after flashing a non-stock ROM with CWM, but can't really reproduce it. ...
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problem with charging symbol,

I purchased a unlocked Samsung Galaxy 3 mini from the internet. Worked fine until I went abroad and change the SIM card. Now I am back in the UK, I am having trouble charging the phone. The charging ...
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Is it better to detach a charger when my Android device gets fully charged? [duplicate]

When using my Android device at my desk, is it better to (from a battery health point of view) detach a charger as soon as the device gets fully charged, or is it ok to keep it on the charger? I like ...
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Nexus 7 charges very slowly, even with 2 amp chargers

I'm facing a rather painful issue with the battery life/charging issue with my Nexus 7 (4.2.2) When idle and plugged into my 2A charger with the stock USB cable, it charges VERY slowly. I'd say ...
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What does a red battery icon indicate?

While charging my Jellybean 4.1 device at my PCs' USB, I see the following red battery icon in the notification bar: What does the red color indicate?
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How to root this device? RK3188

I am attempting to root at RK3188 Mini PC I bought from amazon. I believe I have found the drivers, but cannot figure out how to connect a USB cable to the device to connect to my PC to root. Please ...
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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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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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HTC One X Does not charge or turn on

A day ago my HTC One X would not turn on. When I booted into developer mode it said at the top "**LOCKED**" and "Security Warning" (or something similar). It also said "cpu-bootmode: disabled". I was ...
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If I charge Nexus 4 with a wireless charger will it charge considering red LED error

I've had a red LED error in my Nexus 4 for a week and it won't turn on or charge. I've tried everything, pressing the power button for 60 seconds, etc. I even opened it up and removed the battery and ...
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Full battery completely depleted within a few hours without any user activity — what to do?

I left my phone on the table with full battery without doing anything with it. After a few hours the battery was completely depleted, and the phone automatically shut down. What could cause such a ...
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Battery charge indicator flashing on and off even when not connected [duplicate]

The battery charge indicator on my Samsung Galaxy Note has started behaving really eratically. At the moment, while turned on, it goes through a constant cycle of showing the charging indicator for a ...
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“Charging paused. Battery temperature too high” while connected to car charger

I have a Galaxy S2 with ICS. When I use it in my car, while it is charging from a car charger, I occasionally get this popup: "Charging paused. Battery temperature too high" Also Waze is running ...
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email me when a charger is connected?

I want to be able to leave a device with charger plugged in the socket, and have it email me (or call/text me on my another device) as soon as it gets power (ie when the charger is technically or ...
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Android stuck in downloading mode

So what happened is that my mobile (Galaxy S4 - GT-9500) ran out of charge. When I plugged in the charger and tried to turn it on, it went directly to what I think is the recovery mode (Android logo ...
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galaxy s3 not charging

I have a samsung galaxy s3. It is only 7 months old. Its battery is not getting charged. I have tried to reboot and take the battery out and put it again,it still doesnt get charged. The usb port is ...