PSA Do not Flash Roms with low battery


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  1. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga VIP Member This Topic's Starter

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    If your battery dies while flashing a rom it can be a pain to get up and running again. If you battery is less than 40% charge it before you flash a rom.

    Seemed to be a growing number of people having issues with this recently so I thought I would post.
     

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  2. Decus22

    Decus22 Well-Known Member

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    I just leave mine plugged in to the computer as I'm taking care of my flash addiction.

    I remember reading somewhere that it can possibly cause problems but I haven
     
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    I can verify this. I'll admit to being one of the idiots that wasn't paying attention to my battery level when I was doing it. (luckily my wife's battery was charged). But while in recovery, or boot loader - it did not charge at all over an hour.
     
  5. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA VIP Member

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    Yes it does not charge when in recovery or bl. The problem with having the battery die when your flashing a ROM is that everything gets broken, now with most ROM's your just updating stuff in /system so the worst thing you would get is a boot loop or FC's out the ass. However, with a full nandroid backup you could potentially brick your phone to the point where even your bootloader is corrupted and even the SBF trick won't save you.
     
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    shadowdude777 Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't have thought that the nandroid, which should only touch the filesystem, would be able to do anything to the bootloader.
     
  7. Decus22

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    Good to know. I don't think I've ever flashed with my battery very low but guaranteed I will be watching it more closely now.
     
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    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

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    Good PSA - thanks!

     
  9. Ronotron

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    Ok... so i've always heard you shouldn't flash a rom when you have low battery. but what if you did and your newly flashed rom loses loses 5 percent battery within five minutes of being removed from the charger? is that because of it being flashed with a low battery? or because i just flashed the custom ICS beta 5? (I figured it could be a common problem with the beta version)
     

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