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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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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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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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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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2answers
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
498 views

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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1answer
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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 ...
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LG P880 Screen stays awake whilst charging

I have a phone that when I plug it in it turns the screen on and the doesn't go to sleep until I press the power off button. Is there a way to make the screen go to sleep automatically like when you ...
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How do I get my Android to recognize my portable charger?

I've bought a portable charger for my phone recently but once I switch it on, it charges for a minute tops before switching off. It seems as though the charger doesn't recognise my phone... is there ...
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Nexus 5 touch response is slow while charging

My problem is simple. Touch response of my Nexus 5 is very slow while charging. I can't even unlock the pattern while charging. I need to draw it very slowly. My OS is Android 4.4.2. I have been ...
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Droid Mini charging and battery problem

My Droid mini have a strange problem, when I am charging the phone with some USB cables it charges very slowly and phone battery discharging very fast. but when I charge with original cable it works ...
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Why are some USB chargers slower than others?

It seems with USB chargers for my android phone, not all are created equal. The first pic is the official charger which came with my phone (galaxy nexus). It charges quickly, from 0 to 100% in a ...
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Battery indicator increase when not charging

Basically, two hours ago my battery level is at 8%, then an hour ago, it was at 9%. Now it's at 10%. Why is it going up even though it is not plugged in? Would I need to calibrate my battery? Note: ...
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Nexus 5 takes forever and a day to charge

Since I have installed franco Kernel on my device, charging takes longer than normal (I'd guess 4-5 hours?). But today charging became extremely slow. I plugged it in overnight and this morning it ...
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1answer
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Charging/PC connection issues

I have tab 2 7.0 that will only charge when switched off and even then that's only sometimes, other times I get the battery boot loop. When device is on it says not charging in battery settings and ...
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what is the requirements to charge android tab via USB cable?

I wanna charge my android tab ( not a prestigious brand ) via a USB cable connected with my laptop. I tried but it wont charge, Is there any requirements to do that?
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My Galaxy y s5360 is not detecting the sd card?

I am using the Galaxy Y (S5360) with Gingerbread. A few days ago my mobile stopped detecting any charger or usb. After some time it started working again but it still wouldn't connect via usb to a PC ...
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KitKat issue: device turns on when plugged in

Yesterday I updated my Samsung S4 to 4.4.2 (I9500UBUFNA2 - Kernel 3.4.5-742022 18-Feb-2014) via Kies 3. If device is turned off then I plug in, picture of measuring battery image appears for 2 seconds ...
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HTC One is not charging

I have HTC One since few months. It worked fine, this is great device in my opinion. Today my battery ran out of energy. I plug in the charger, and there is no reaction over 30 minutes. It has ...