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Don't charge the battery but use connected power to run the phone

Yes, it's possible if your device is rooted running Advanced Charging Controller-Acc Magisk module and device kernel supports (see currently known list at the end of answer. For more join telegram ) ...
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How to limit charging to a user defined limit?

There now is a hardware+app solution for that, it's called Chargie. https://chargie.org Basically, Chargie is a Bluetooth switch that is linked to an app on your phone. You set the desired level of ...
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Ideal charging / discharging percentage for maximum battery life?

In the comments to linked answer, it was brought out that batteries are not allowed to stay at 100% charge since it is harmful to the battery and the battery % rapidly drops to around 90% as explained ...
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Fast Charging by Qualcomm 3.0- impact on battery?

Short Answer From battery health point of view, Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 is comparatively better than Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, since power used for charging is better controlled, resulting in ...
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How to limit charging to a user defined limit?

Many ways - all of course, need root. Without root, it's not possible and you can only be notified either by automation or using an app as suggested in Chang's answer Battery Charge Limit from Play ...
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Automatically limit (stop) battery charging at a given percentage

Okay.. Got it :) The first thing to note is on Honor 6, my previous device , there was a single file I could play around with to stop charging automatically On Moto X play, there are two distinct ...
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How to limit charging to a user defined limit?

Accu​Battery can notify you when the battery charge reaches a certain level. It won't stop the charging, unfortunately, but it's still worth a try. :)
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Is battery consumption linear?

Li Ion battery discharge is not strictly linear, (unlike a capacitor ). This ensures available power is utilised till the end of battery charge But it is fairly linear, more so at lower loads as can ...
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How to tame "Phone Idle" battery drain on unrooted device?

How to nail Phone Idle battery drain is the question, but being unrooted device, it calls for some efforts. Finding the culprit apps isn't as easy as it is on rooted devices but is possible using adb ...
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What does the charge counter in battery indicates?

I checked the Android source and the value shows your remaining battery capacity in microampere-hours. BATTERY_PROPERTY_CHARGE_COUNTER Added in API level 21 public static final int ...
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Using Android phone without battery

AFAIK, no. The fundamental reason is usage and the design that evolved based on it- mobile phone, as the name suggests, is meant to be used whenever and wherever, with periodic charging, unlike ...
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What does Discharging means on battery?

Discharging is the opposite of charging. When you charge some electric component, such as a battery, you are storing potential electric energy in it. When you discharge that battery, you are ...
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Automatically limit (stop) battery charging at a given percentage

Now there's Chargie - a USB stick+Android app combo that limits charging externally. Just install the stick between the charger and phone and use the app to select the charge level. Simple as that. ...
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Battery Popup at 25%

This is caused by the Peel Remote app. I deleted this app and it stopped.
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How to limit charging to a user defined limit?

My solution is to just use a CountDowntimer on the power outlet, set at 1:20 for me. One hit on the CD button to start the power (ON), and after 1:20 it's OFF again which will be at about 80% charge. ...
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What is the fastest way to shutdown unrooted Android phone?

In fact without removing battery it's not possible to shut down a device completely in order to avoid the loss that could possibly occur due to short circuit caused by water. Let's have a brief look ...
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dex2oat64 is eating battery on Android 12 (Beta). What is it?

dex2oat is a utility used when installing or updating applications, so that was likely just a remnant of your "Android is upgrading" phase that you saw after the initial/first reboot after ...
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Ideal charging / discharging percentage for maximum battery life?

A good metric of battery life is the total energy it provides during its lifetime, which is number of charge cycles*capacity at full charge. If your phone uses X Joules a year and the battery is able ...
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Using Android phone without battery

My Infinix Hot 4 battery exploded and was left without one at home. I did this by drawing a circuit with a pencil on the motherboard from the GND pin to -ve pin. This tricked the phone that it has a ...
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How can I tell if I need to replace my battery?

Li Ion or Li Po batteries don't die suddenly - their performance degrades in terms of : a) Short Term: Ability to hold charge and deliver expected performance b) Long Term:: Deliver upto 80% capacity ...
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Why is "mdnsd" draining my battery and how to stop it?

WHAT IS MDNSD: mdnsd (Multicast Domain Name System Daemon) is Android's implementation of mDNSResponder, a part of upcoming Zero Configuration Networking. It allows you to automatically discover ...
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WiFi drains battery even if it's off

This is most likely media related. Devices on the network can be too chatty and try to constantly discover things and speak to each other non stop, keeping the wifi awake and active. Two big culprits:...
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is there a reliable source of charging current?

Please consider these facts before jumping to conclusions: The latest Fast Charge uses 3 voltages, 5, 9 and 12V. A higher voltage means a lower current thus a lower drop in voltage and losses, hence ...
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Charging over USB can be harmful?

The issue is to not let the battery specifically lithium battery be full changed and not let it completely discharge . let it be between 40 to 80 percent. by using USB is more suitable because it let ...
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How to fix a sudden increase in battery drain?

I tried lots of things but in the end only a factory data reset of the phone worked. Before I did the reset the battery drain looked like this in Settings > Battery: The shallow gradient was when I ...
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Why Google play services not included in Doze mode

Google Play services is excluded because Google wants it so. It has to remained excluded from Doze or any power saving mode because apps depending upon Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) may fail to serve ...
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Where are the battery capacity files located?

I think the answer in the email is legit, here's why: All of the following information is based on the Google Nexus 5, but the general procedure should apply for all Android phones. The mail ...
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Phone only works with busted battery

So I found out why my new battery isn't working, it had a transparent sticker on the power pins (and only on the pins). It was virtually invisible in broad daylight and there was no indicator on the ...
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Allow instant boot after phone with empty battery is connected to power

tl:dr Mobile devices unlike laptops are not designed to run off the charger, without a battery (there are exceptions of some devices, way back). A fully discharged battery is as good as no battery, ...
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Samsung galaxy S4 not charging

Battery swelling up is an indication of battery in terminal stages . It's good that you decided to replace with a new battery If the new battery is not charging, possible reasons: a) It could be a ...
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