Recently my G2 has started dying whenever I use it for more than 5 consecutive minutes. When I reboot it I need to plug into a power source or it will not reboot and it reports that I have 0% battery even though I actually may have 95% or more. Removing the battery does not help - only a 5-minute wait period - could it be some overheating issue? It does not feel warm to the touch. If I leave it off for about 5 minutes and reboot it, it then correctly reports battery life. I have had this phone since September 2010. I am running Gingerbread 2.3.4. Has anyone else experienced this?

  • I'd try getting a replacement battery. For less than $20, you either locate your problem or have a spare battery.
    – BMitch
    Commented Mar 13, 2012 at 21:00

1 Answer 1


It is possible that the problem is in your battery more precisely in battery controller.

There are a few possible solutions:

  • Try recalibrating your battery.
  • Try removing /data/system/batterystats.bin.
  • Put somebody's battery inside (if you know somebody with the same model) and look how phone works. If it works fine with somebody's battery then just buy new one.
  • Thanks for your response - how do I recalibrate the battery?
    – Davn8r
    Commented Mar 14, 2012 at 1:26
  • Also my /data folder is empty
    – Davn8r
    Commented Mar 14, 2012 at 1:33
  • myhtcdesire.com/tutorials/… . There are some more tutorials in internet. All those tutorials propose to make a couple charge-wait-boot cycles. I had some issues with my pocketbook`s battery but I solved it by charging and resetting my device in random order :|. Commented Mar 14, 2012 at 21:41
  • Install JuicePlotter from latedroid.com to see what happens to your battery Commented Mar 14, 2012 at 22:15

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