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Samsung Galaxy S2 battery gets hot

My Galaxy S2 is less than a year old. The battery sucks! I have to charge it more than once a day. Tonight, while on the charger, the battery life is actually going down. It's also way too hot to ...
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sd card keeps getting unmounted when htc sensation is being charged

i have an htc sensation and it keeps saying that the sd card has been removed when its still in the phone. it will also say that the sd card has unmounted when it is charging What is going on?
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S3 mini switches off randomly

My S3 mini switches off when I use social media or browse internet, then won't switch on until I have put it on charge but then it has 75% battery, just comes off charge and then the same thing ...
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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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Phone only charging in offline charging (when powered off) Moto X play

I'm struggling with this issue for about two months now. ISSUE Phone, when on slowly charge to around 65% (rarely reaches 100%). Around +10%/h. Ampere reports battery overheat, when it's 25-32 C. On ...
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Phone gets stuck after charging

My phone is somewhat older sony xperia v. still running on android v4.1 jelly bean. recently it behaves abnormaly. whenever I put it in charge (wall adapter or usb plugged into a laptop) , it only ...
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Will using another brand charger damage my phone?

I have a Samsung Note 4 phone and since its charger is spoilt, can I use a Nokia charger? Will my phone get damaged? Because after I tried using the Nokia Charger for a while, it didn't get charged ...
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New Samsung Note 9 battery charger compatibility

I just bought a new Samsung Note 9 (Exynos 9810). Little did I know that the model I ordered was the EU version and not the US version, so the charger I received was unusable with any of my power ...
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Why Don't USB 3 Y-cables Work for Charging

I use a Samsung Galaxy S5 in a robot. Keeping robot and phone batteries charged is a constant issue. So I've acquired a bunch of different Micro USB3 to USB A Y-Cables (splitting power and data) in ...
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Nokia 1 phone usb tethered to Asus 51U router..insufficient charge

works fine..unlimited data on phone with a usb cable connection from micro usb in phone to normal usb 2.0 on router. These routers can use usb connection is selected as source. Problem...the half amp ...
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Leaving phone plugged in all the time?

I have a spare OnePlus One that I use for home automation stuff (RM Plugin, Tasker, etc.) I leave it plugged in all the time. Sometimes the phone does get quite hot. Just today, wanting to do more ...
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Power on when charging but only when battery level is greater than 20%

I have recently tried to fit a tablet into my car and I came across a problem with waking up the device without using the power button. My solution is to boot the device whenever it is charging, but ...
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samsung tablet charging procedure

I am considering tablets to use in a small plane to run Sky Demon, a navigational aid. The Samsung tab A 7" is suitable as far as I can determine. The plane has a 12 volt socket similar to a car. The ...
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Unusual Decrease in Charging Amps

I got to know about the Ampere app, which basically tells you how much amps does your phone draw while charging. I have noticed that my charger keeps on decreasing from 680 mA to 0 mA in 5 minutes and ...
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Android smart phone wont turn ON

When I try to turn On my LG L7, it shows Device temperature too high or low. Please move to another place to charge. And it wont turn ON. It started after I tried to measure voltage between the ...
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Can I safely charge a SGS9 device with a 5.2V MacBook Pro 2018 USB-C charger?

Can I use 87W USB-C Power Adapter for MacBook Pro to safely charge a Samsung Galaxy S9 device? I'm curious as on the charger it says the output is 5.2V, while the phone seems to require 5V. The specs ...
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Make device take power only from charger when the battery is full

I made a device that is up and running (screen is on) 24/7 and connected to AC charger. After only 1 year, the batteries of these devices are dead. I don't really understand since the device is ...
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Does Huawei's super charging affect the battery?

I have a Huawei P20 pro and it came with a "super charger" that can take full charge the phone's battery really quickly. Sometimes in less than an hour. I wonder if this affects the battery's ...
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motorola droid turbo battery not charging

I bought droid turbo about five months and I upgraded it to marshmallow. Unfortunately, it fell on the ground four times, then the fourth time it stopped charging. When I connect the charger, it ...
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Nokia 3 device not starting just boot sounds in a loop?

After flashing nokia 3 firmware my nokia 3 device battery started to drain and when it gets lowered to 10% the phones dead and only boot sounds and vibrates. The device is constantly boot vibrates ...
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How can I get Ethernet adapter and still be able to charge my tablet

I found this adapter to add Ethernet to my android phone, but looks like doesnt power the device. Is there a way to have Ethernet connection and still be able to charge the device at the same time? ...
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No offline battery animation android oreo

Currently i am facing issue in no offline battery animation, which is charging animation while phone is turned off when charging. i already tried to put charging icon in the folder, but it wont work ...
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data/sensors_calibration_params.xml does not exist while factory reset

data/sensors_calibration_params.xml does not exist while factory reset of lenovo yoga tab 3 and it's battery is stuck at 0%. I have done factory reset and have tried different cords to charge but it ...
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Charging keeps turning on and off when supercharging (only when mobile is turned on)

I have a Huawei P10. When I plug it into the charger with supercharge capabilities, it keeps turning on and off (by turning off, I mean not charging at all not just supercharging). This doesn't happen ...
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Why does fingerprint sensor not work when phone is charging?

I often face this issue. The fingeprint sensor does not work and sometimes the touch also misbehaves when phone is charging. Why does this happen and how to fix this? I experienced this issue with ...
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Why does a charger charges one phone but not another?

I have a charger that came with my phone, Huawei Mate 9. I recently bought another phone, Xiaomi Pocophone X1. I tried to charge the new phone with my charger (and cable) and it went into boot loops ...
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Note 4 difficult to boot, refuses to charge and has a chance of going to a screen that says “Could not do normal boot. Odin mode (high speed)”

So i bought this note 4 off ebay. My other note 4 is busted (screen popping out, turns on and off) and i didn't want all the stuff i had for it to go to waste, i have a newer S8 too but i need a spare ...
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Motorola g5 charge port issue

I've been wondering whether my issue with Motorola g5 is software related or hardware. It's hard to charge it, there are a lot of apps installed so it could be software. But the inconsistency e.g. ...
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Samsung phone charges poorly, periodically

My Samsung S8+ has started having periods when it does not keep up 100% charging when connected and in simple editing usage. If I leave it idle it charges slowly and the "charger beep" occasionally ...
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Restart charge from powerbank on rootet phone

A have rooted android 4.3 device and charge it from power bank. Charging stop after 100% and not continue after phone discharged until i unplug and plug again usb connector or push butoon on powerbank....
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Does the average cellphone battery protect against overcharging or deep discharging?

It's known that Lithium Ion batteries are damaged by overcharging or deep discharging. While I've seen an Xposed module which prevents the phone from charging the battery above 90%, I'm wondering if ...
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Charge Sony Xperia M4 Aqua with damaged charging port

My Sony Xperia Aqua's charging port is damaged, and I am unable to charge my phone. I have already ordered one for replacement, but until it comes I cannot use it. Is there a way to charge it?
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Moto G4 Play Churning Through Batteries

I have a G4 Play which I used the @#(* out of for nearly a year, until I dropped it into the toilet for 2 or 3 seconds before getting it out. The battery and SIM fell out and I put it in rice for the ...
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Shell: get battery voltage_now if power were not connected

I am trying to make my device stop charging (echo 0 > /sys/class/power_supply/battery/charging_enabled, the easy part) when the battery's voltage reaches 3920000 µV. Using cat /sys/class/...
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Galaxy S5 charging slowly despite 'AC' and 2A charger

I have replaced the battery in my Galaxy S5 with a genuine Samsung (or at least, a very, very good fake!). It's now becoming quite noticeable how slow it charges - when plugged into a Nexus 7 2A ...
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Samsung Ace 4 Unable to charge message, but it does still charge

I have a problems with my phone. The phone dropped and since then I got an issue with charging it. When I plug in the charging cable I get the following message: "Unable to charge. Charging paused. ...
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New screen flickering when charged

i had my screen broken unfortunately. I received a replacement that i don't know if it is an official one, that was excellent until i put it to charge. The screen lightly flickers. I don't have an ...
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Nexus 7: battery charging stalls at about 20 percent, even w/new batteries!

I've got a 2012 wifi Nexus 7 tablet. The battery will not charge much above approximately 20 percent. I've installed a new battery, tried charging using a nice Anker brand usb cable, tried several ...
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Wireless Charging stopped working; Could it be a software issue? (Samsung Galaxy S3)

I've had a Samsung Galaxy S3 for a few years, I even upgraded to a newer model, and revered back to my trusty ol' S3 because I missed it, and was and was happy with it's size & features. ...
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Is there a way to detect if there is a power management issue with an android phone?

Is there a way to detect if there is a power management issue with an android phone? I'm rooted on KitKat if that helps. The phone in question is a galaxy note 4 if it makes a difference. The ...
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Why screen turns on while connecting/disconnecting charger?

Even if it's (somehow) understandable to turn screen on while connecting charger, why it turns on also on disconnecting? Whats behind the design decision for this? Is there native way of preventing ...
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'Charge This Phone' vs 'Charge Connected Device'

When connecting my phone to my laptop, I have these two options Charge this phone (Just charge this phone) Charge connected device (Charge the connected device via USB) I don't understand the ...
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Problem with my Phone charger

When I connect my phone to the charger it indicates its charging but the charge is actually dropping. I disconnected the cable from the ‘head' of the charger and tried using my friend's ' head' and it ...
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Battery slowly charging on Tab S

I have a tablet Samsung SM T-805 (Tab S 10.5"). Also I have Samsung A5 2016 phone and original Samsung adapter (2A 5V). I had custom OS installed on my tablet. At some moment it became to charge ...
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Enable charging while in MTP mode on Android

When I connect my Android device (a Samsung Galaxy Tab E with Android 4.4.4) to a PC in MTP mode, the tablet always shows the USB charging being disabled, which makes sense because the USB port of a ...
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Is it possible to force a phone to use USB for data but not charge from it?

My plan is to use my phone (Google Pixel) as a screen for a raspberry pi, and I'm worried that my power supply isn't sufficient. Is there a way to prohibit the Pixel from charging while still ...
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Is there a way to disable quick charge on Xiaomi mi5?

Often it happened that I do not need to charge quickly my device so I would like to know if is it possible to turn on/off this option from any settings on the device. I use only original cable
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Bricked Moto G2 XT1068 with a Cynogenmod with low battery.Need some help :)

I have Moto G 2nd generation XT1068. I flashed my custom ROM and installed a CYNOGENMOD in my phone.It worked fine for 4 month and now its totally bricked. I could enter fastboot mode but it shows low ...
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Why doesn't my Samsung cable charge?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4. It has it's own charger with a detachable cable, able to go to USB ports. This one to be exact, it works perfectly. I also have a Surface pro 3 and it's charger. As can be ...
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Why does my samsung galaxy s4 say 'Charging Paused,Battery Temp too High'?

Ok so i have already brought a new battery and done a factory reset and tried different chargers and still says it is over heating . Please anyone got any ideas or solutions?