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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by zachary825, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. zachary825

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    Well, I got my LG Connect from Craigslist.. Maybe not a good deal now since the battery is driving me nuts.
    It seemed to be working before, charging okay the day I got it. But then I noticed that it started charging slow and whatnot and I dealt with it.
    Then, I rooted my phone and have the BrokenOut ROM.
    Then I thought my charger that came with it was having problems so I bought a new one on ebay, OKAY, no big deal.
    I ALSO bought backup batteries because it kept dying fast.
    The charger was working perfectly once I got it from ebay. The app I downloaded (battery indicator pro) shows when it is charging, and discharging and whatnot.
    But its starting back up again recently.

    THE PROBLEM: I plug in the charger - Battery Indicator Pro shows the status of the battery CHARGING, then a few seconds later, DISCHARGING, then maybe a little later, FULLY CHARGED when its at a LOW percentage. It keeps repeating in no specific order. I then unplug it and replug it and it just keeps doing it.. It is doing it now.. Can charge it for HOURS (Even overnight) and it is only at like 50%... It charges EXTREMELY slow because it is obviously being interupted some how.. I even ALOT see, as the phone is plugged in "supposedly" charging, I see the battery go down..

    ALSO, the batteries die EXTREMELY FAST. Besides the charging issue, they die so fast. I can charge the batteries with a wall charger as well.. But it still is annoying to see my phone plugged in and as I text, I see the battery go down...
    A full 100% battery is gone in 2 hours or 3 maybe. I can just see the charge shooting down. I go through at least 3 batteries a day, and I do have 4g on and all I do is text and stuff. I dont do much! What is wrong with this phone? It is amazing in all other aspects, but I guess I might have to deal with this because I bought this phone off of craigslist..
    Please help!
    Is it the micro usb port? Because I must have tried at least 5 chargers (from previous phones) and they all do the same thing, charging then stopping then starting and then I see it go down..
    THANK YOU!
     

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    Well, it can't be the battery because you would have to be one unlucky guy to have 3 Defective batteries.

    One thing you need to do is turn your 4G off. Even leaving your phone on standby with 4G on will kill your battery.
     
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    download Data Switch and use it as a widget to turn off ur 4g when ur not using it. I only turn 4g on when im surfing the web or for MMS. Another thing is to download Gingerbread Keyboard. It saves me way more battery than using swype and it doesnt show up on battery usage. Hope I helped and goodluck.
     
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    My battery was acting like this. It was actually going down even with the cable plugged in. I don't know exactly what I did to fix it because I did a bunch of things. I installed a new rom wiping the battery stat. And I find that it doesn't charge well when it's hot. To alleviate the heat you will need to turn down the cpu speed.

    You will need to root your phone and install a custom recovery. You don't gotta worry about the risks of doing so. The warnings in the root threads are just there... Kind of like the warning labels on bleach bottles. Sure there's a danger if you drink it... So unless you're the type to drink bleach you won't mess up your phone.
     
  5. zachary825

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    Yea, thats what I think.. Mine also goes down somtimes when its plugged in as I said..
    Also, I am rooted with a custom rom, breakout rom or something.
    Last night, plugged in all night, it was at 38% in the morning.. burning hot..
    Now its charging okay..
    Its completely BI POLAR!
     
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    When I charge my battery I turn the phone on airplane mode. This keeps it from overheating really well and uses up almost no battery when unplugged. If you know that you aren't going to be called or anything, switch it to airplane mode and save battery.
     
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    what you're describing sounds close to identical to my current problem. I've used different batteries and different chargers. seems the problem is in the charging port. I have to some amount of pressure on the port for it to charge (line bending down bending up).

    It has stopped charging at night, weird, I know. If I leave it plugged in at say 50-70% charged, it will be completely drained come morning. Also, REALLY weird and maybe just a coincidence, but it seems to no longer actually charge in airplane mode.

    Mine will do the flash from charging, fully charged, no charge within two seconds.
    I am not tech savvy and would appreciate some input from those that are before I walk into Metro PCS store.

    Anyone had to replace port? suggestions? anything appreciated. cj
     

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