Just got a KBTEL battery that's 3800 mAh compared to the original 2300 mAh nexus battery. I charged it dead overnight, and now its been running for more than 7 hours and the capacity shows below 5% for an hour now but its not dying. How do i get the battery meter to show the actual range? The system still detects a 2300 mAh battery.


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Battery Calibration thread on XDA forums. Download from the Play Store.


Requirements: Android 2.1+ | Root permissions

Calibration needs to be done after flashing a new ROM, but you can calibrate any time you think your battery is miscalibrated. This program does it by removing the batterystats.bin system file. The OS generates a new clean batterystats file soon, thus any fake information from the previous ROM is removed. It's suggested, but not necessary, to let the phone fully discharge after calibration, then charged to 100% without break. The app shows your actual battery status, and only allows you to start the calibration (i.e. removes the file) when it's fully charged, unless you force earlier calibration.

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    Deleting the batterystats.bin does not help calibrate the battery. that was a myth and misconception, which was debunked by Google Android Engineer Commented Dec 24, 2014 at 7:10
  • @Ryan - that might be so, but it did straighten out the mis-calibration problem that I was having. Reboots did help, nor did cache/dalvik wipings. I have wiped battery stats from recovery as well, with excellent results. Go figure. :)
    – HasH_BrowN
    Commented Dec 24, 2014 at 7:27
  • @Ryan - I read through the debunk link, nice points, but she doesn't provide any reference/fact/resource to prove her statement other than her own admission. After that the comments seem to start to drift.
    – HasH_BrowN
    Commented Dec 24, 2014 at 7:38
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    The fact is she is an engineer on Android, the comments are from people that do not work on Android. This information is also 2 years old. Just search for "batterystats.bin" you will see the same information. The batterystats info is cleared when you unplug from a full charge. What you experienced is the placebo effect. Commented Dec 24, 2014 at 16:23
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    Well, actually it does not calibrate the battery. As the article say, the file is deleted every time you charge to 100%. That's the way to recalibrate your phone! Every time you go to 0% to 100% the battery calibrates.
    – maxpesa
    Commented Dec 26, 2014 at 20:53

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