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How to Bump charge your battery

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by pagdodd, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. pagdodd

    pagdodd Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Firstly, I take no credit for this, I found it on another forum.

    I am not 100% sure if it will improve battery life either but it wont hurt to try. :D

    1. Power on your Desire then connect to your Charger and Fully charge until the LED changes Green.
    2. Disconnect your phone from the charger and then power off.
    3. Reconnect your phone to your charger with the power off and wait for the green LED.
    4. Disconnect the phone from the charger and power it on.
    5. Once the phone has fully booted / ready to use ... power off again.
    6. With the power off connect the phone to the charger and wait for the green LED.
    7. Disconnect from the Charger then power on and use normally.

  2. Evil Genius

    Evil Genius Android Enthusiast

    how am i supposed to use it normally.......the damn thing is always charging!

    LECTER Android Expert

  4. nacatomi

    nacatomi Android Enthusiast

    You could always get an extension thats long enough to reach wherever you might want to go :p I wonder if B&Q do a 100 mile extension lead???
  5. Griff_LI

    Griff_LI Android Enthusiast

    Looks like a subtle change of the (allegedly) HTC-endorsed battery-doubling trick. I like this one as it doesn't rely on me waiting specific lengths of time (and that makes sense from a technological PoV). I may give it another go. The original suggestion did nothing for me but at least this one doesn't take 10 hours...
  6. spenspuma

    spenspuma Well-Known Member

    What a load of old rubbish....*rolls eyes*
  7. pagdodd

    pagdodd Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I was very sceptical too when I first saw it but...

    I did it this morning. I have been off charge for 2 hours and battery is on 97%

    I would normally expect to be down to at least 90%, since froyo my battery is a lot worse.
  8. broads desire

    broads desire Well-Known Member

    i did this yesterday and after 7 hours boot it was still at 100% charge

    it died about 18 hours later after usual usage..
  9. ianramsden87

    ianramsden87 Well-Known Member

    this leads me to believe what lekky has been saying, that it's merely misrepresenting the battery level. How can a device run for 7 hours and still be at 100%!
  10. nx1977

    nx1977 Android Expert

    Ahh the placebo charge 'trick' :rolleyes:

    This has been doing the rounds since I got my Nokia N80 on launch day!
  11. SlugForAButt

    SlugForAButt Newbie

    Hey spenspuma, don't roll your eyes unless you can disprove it.
    I found the method mentioned above didn't work, but then I found the method posted below .
    I can honestly say it has made a massive difference. I get 2 days from my Desire with 3G on, some Wifi, some AngryBirds and some downloading & browsing.
    Follow the red text EXACTLY.

    Dear XXXX, HTC and Sprint are taking steps to improve observed battery life. HTC is developing a number of handset software optimizations that are expected to increase device operating times. These updates are expected to be available as part of software pushes scheduled for later this summer. As with any software development effort, we cannot provide an exact date. Additionally, Sprint is working to optimize 4G network settings to improve battery life for customers in 4G markets. I will be happy to go over various setting with you that will help extend the battery life. Traditionally WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, and display brightness all greatly impact battery performance. With Android 2.1 another feature that can kill your battery are the Live Wallpapers. If you
  12. 1208

    1208 Member

    lets face it, these Smartphones are not exactly that Smart are they? mismanaging apps, mismanaging batteries, the constant need to do some things manually...still...could'nt live without it :D
  13. Tyseyh

    Tyseyh Android Expert

    Amen to that!
  14. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter

    This is a well documented issue with current htc phones, lots of threads around the forums about it. It's 'officially' called 'bump charging'
    The reason it doesn't work for all is 'bump charging' only works if you are charging the phone while it is on. Once your phone gets to 100% it stops charging and since it is on battery drainage occurs even though the light stays green. As soon as you unplug it it will rapidly catch up to actual battery level, making it seem as your battery dropped to 90% in minutes.
    Bump charging will give you an hour or two more battery life at best IMO. Any who are interested do a search on 'bump charge'

    EDIT: moved to tips/tricks and updated thread title
    MikeyCooperH likes this.

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