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Old June 5th, 2013, 08:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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1.) I just bought this phone brand new about a week ago from Walmart for the carrier ST and ever since the 3rd or 4th day, I have been having problems with the battery. It was dying super fast and just 2 days ago I noticed something. It finally got down to 17% Battery Power left and I shut it off to charge for about a half hour to 45 mins. Usually, when a phone is off and charging, it will charge 2x or 3x faster, but this time I turned it on and my battery was at 24% when it should have been over 30% easily.

2.) My 2nd incident happened early this morning; It completely died all the way to 0% and I got home, plugged It in and left it charging for a good Hour and half to 2 hours and when I went to check it, the battery bar (When off) Said it was 100% so I unplugged it & turned it on and it said 55% battery and died semi-quick with no apparent reason.
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Old June 5th, 2013, 09:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Make: LG Optimus Showtime
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1.) I just bought this phone brand new about a week ago from Walmart for the carrier ST and ever since the 3rd or 4th day, I have been having problems with the battery. It was dying super fast and just 2 days ago I noticed something. It finally got down to 17% Battery Power left and I shut it off to charge for about a half hour to 45 mins. Usually, when a phone is off and charging, it will charge 2x or 3x faster, but this time I turned it on and my battery was at 24% when it should have been over 30% easily.

2.) My 2nd incident happened early this morning; It completely died all the way to 0% and I got home, plugged It in and left it charging for a good Hour and half to 2 hours and when I went to check it, the battery bar (When off) Said it was 100% so I unplugged it & turned it on and it said 55% battery and died semi-quick with no apparent reason.
I believe that there are issues with the charger or battery.
 
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Old June 5th, 2013, 01:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have same phone....did you let it get full charge first time you used it? I noticed power saver was on...but are you changing any of them after turning it on? If you did every thing the right way then it is a prob with battery or charger....and to be honest with the dealing I have had from st over the phone you may be wasting your breathe...I would just spend the money on a new battery on LG website or going to store and getting one...I have had my Showtime since March bought from website and only issue as of yet is trying to get jelly bean up date...Will probably have to root to get.....
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Honestly, after a little bit of reading about battery conditioning, I did not let it charge when I first bought the phone. Is there anyway to fix that? And yeah I actually just had a HTC Evo Design 4G phone that I only used for Wi-Fi service and after a couple months of use, it did the same thing my current phone is doing. Maybe that's just my luck, idk.. but yeah so you guys suggest buying a new battery from the LG website?
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And I've thought about rooting this phone, I have one question and that's, If I root this phone, is there anyway ST could find out that I did root?
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And I've thought about rooting this phone, I have one question and that's, If I root this phone, is there anyway ST could find out that I did root?
If you un root the phone before you return the phone for... let's say warrenty, ST would not be able to tell whether you root or not.
 
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I wanna root mine but I'm too afraid to cause I have never done it.....
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I wanna root mine but I'm too afraid to cause I have never done it.....
If you followed every steps in the rooting guide, you won't screw up. Last time I was in the same boat as you, until I realised I got nothing to lose by rooting.
 
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I can't afford another phone so if I screw this one up that is what I have to lose..Lol
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I can't afford another phone so if I screw this one up that is what I have to lose..Lol
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I can't afford another phone so if I screw this one up that is what I have to lose..Lol
And btw, if you bricked your phone by mistake, you can always recover it by flashing back to the manufacturer's stock rom.
 
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Yeah when you first open that phone or of box babe you have got to let it get full charge....most people don't cause woooo New phone I'm guilty of the same lol but it can wear the battery down....and it won't last long
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Yeah when you first open that phone or of box babe you have got to let it get full charge....most people don't cause woooo New phone I'm guilty of the same lol but it can wear the battery down....and it won't last long
You won't have to let it charge for 8 hours or so, right?
 
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I would get it from the website cause I'd you call them about it they will tell you that it was your fault and you will pay allot more than you would on website
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I would get it from the website cause I'd you call them about it they will tell you that it was your fault and you will pay allot more than you would on website
Really? Didn't know of such thing...
 
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only reason i said that is because i done same thing and that is what i was told and after checking price on site and price that they gave me site was cheaper
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anyone know how to open the Showtime to replace the battery?
 
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anyone know how to open the Showtime to replace the battery?
Never mind I downloaded a manual and found out how. Duh Me LOL
 
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If you brick the LG showtime you can't recover or flash it back. No one has a recovery rom for it. I have a bricked Showtime right beside me
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