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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by lollikeduhh, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. lollikeduhh

    lollikeduhh Lurker
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    Hey there. New guy here. wondering if anyone can help me.

    so i had my phone and it would charge. but out of no where it when i would charge it, it would drain the battery instead of charging it. i got a replacement in the mail. i kept the battery and back plate and got the new phone. so now i'm using this new phone and i dont really know if this is good but this phone has been on, keep in mind i have been using wifi and a bunch of apps. and the battery hasnt died yet. i try and charge it and it says fully charged. this is my third mytouch within a week. anyone know whats going on? any help would be greatly appreciated.


  2. HJAcevedo

    HJAcevedo Well-Known Member

    Let me make sure I'm understanding this. Your first phone would charge but then the battery would die quickly. You got a new phone but instead of replacing the battery you used the old one?

    My only assumption would be that you got a defective battery although I don't know how common that is. I would say go to your local tmobile store and ask them for a replacement battery to see if that's the case. Hopefully they won't charge you once you explain the situation and hopefully your warranty covers this.

    But before that try letting your phone battery completely die off. After this let it charge to full before turning it on and seeing how it's doing.

    How long exactly has it been running without the battery bar dropping? The MT4G battery bar doesn't drop slowly as the battery starts to die out, instead it drops in increments after certain percentages have been used.

    Hope you sort this out asap since I know it can get frustrating. A last resort would be to root your phone. If you go this route might I suggest flashing Virtuous Unity which can be found here;

    Virtuous ROM: Virtuous Unity Released

    Tutorials on how to root can be found in the "All things root" section here. If you need further help feel free to PM me and I can give you the "how to" videos I followed to first root my phone and run my first custom rom.
  3. lollikeduhh

    lollikeduhh Lurker
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    Okay this it how it is. hope i explain better now

    The first phone that had the problem started out like this.i would charge my phone and instead of the phone charging my battery it would drain the battery(i.e-it would be at 70 percent then drop down every couple seconds.)

    I went to tmobile and i told the person there what was going on. He sent me a phone over mail. i received it and it was just the phone. i had to take the battery from the previous phone and use it on the new phone. with the new phone it got worse. it would say it was battery full. then it starts draining rapidly. i charge it. it turns on and for some reason it says 100 percent. then starts draining again.

    I though it was the battery also. so the tmoble person gave me a brand new battery to try and it STILL happened. I hope this explained.
  4. HJAcevedo

    HJAcevedo Well-Known Member

    Damn, well, in all honesty I'm at a loss. Best I can think of is that you downloaded some malware? Did you use the same SD card on each one? Maybe you downloaded a Task Manager both times?

    If nothing of the sort the last solution i can think of would be to root and flash a new rom.
  5. lollikeduhh

    lollikeduhh Lurker
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    i honestly dont know. i dont really download apps just facebook and BofA. theyre sending me a new phone. maybe i wont enter my SD card on that one.
  6. Droidtothemax

    Droidtothemax Newbie

    That is a strange situation....especially being on two phones and you changing out to a new battery, yet it still did it.

    I would think it may be an app you are using or something with the sd card. If not that, I am at a loss.

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