1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Root No quick charge from provided charger

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by codezer0, May 29, 2016.

  1. codezer0

    codezer0 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
     #155
    Points:
    123
    Posts:
    571
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2013

    Okay, so, while I am initially disappointed with the standard charger having a non-removable cable, it at least does quick charge... or rather, did.

    It seems like no matter how many times I unplug and reinsert the cable for the quick charger it came with into the phone, it simply will not quick charge at all. It still will quick charge from the external battery I have here, so I know it still can.
     

    Advertisement

  2. Jfalls63

    Jfalls63 Android Expert
    Rank:
     #31
    Points:
    818
    Posts:
    3,913
    Joined:
    May 15, 2015

    May 15, 2015
    3,913
    2,844
    818
    Male
    Electrician
    Satsuma,Alabama
    I picked this up as a second charger, mainly to keep at work if I double over. Still using stock factory one at home.
     

    Attached Files:

  3. Thom

    Thom  
    VIP Member
    Rank:
     #24
    Points:
    1,318
    Posts:
    11,896
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2011

    Feb 16, 2011
    11,896
    4,907
    1,318
    Male
    Software Developer
    Keene, NH USA
    Clean he dirt and lint out of the plugs and sockets?

    ... Thom
     
  4. codezer0

    codezer0 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
     #155
    Points:
    123
    Posts:
    571
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2013

    From where, though? Seems that of the two, it's the factory charger that's refusing to enable turbo charging though.

    What is strange is that with the factory charger, it then insists it's "charging over USB", while with the battery, it's "charging over AC". And now with the stock charger, it basically takes an eternity to work.
     
  5. Thom

    Thom  
    VIP Member
    Rank:
     #24
    Points:
    1,318
    Posts:
    11,896
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2011

    Feb 16, 2011
    11,896
    4,907
    1,318
    Male
    Software Developer
    Keene, NH USA
    Plugs/sockets in the factory charger. If they are clean then it would appear that the cable is bad.

    (I'm using the Turbo charger with the Droid Turbo 2 and don't know if it is the same one you are using.)

    ... Thom
     
  6. codezer0

    codezer0 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
     #155
    Points:
    123
    Posts:
    571
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2013

    Tried that; and weirdly, the factory charger does appear to quick charge the external battery just fine, too.

    Since I was still having this problem, and the problem where the phone seems to actively make bluetooth audio too quiet, which is especially bothersome with YouTube and navigation, just contacted Motorola, at first over facebook before directed to their email. Seems they're offering to replace the phone entirely. :eek:

    Well, with that said, I need to look up a way to quickly flash back to bone stock. Suggestions?:)
     
  7. Thom

    Thom  
    VIP Member
    Rank:
     #24
    Points:
    1,318
    Posts:
    11,896
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2011

    Feb 16, 2011
    11,896
    4,907
    1,318
    Male
    Software Developer
    Keene, NH USA
    If you are root-ed I will move this discussion to the root sub-forum so you can get some suggestions.

    If it is root-ed I am surprised that they are willing to replace it.

    If it is root-ed flash back to stock and see if you still have the problem?

    ... Thom
     
  8. codezer0

    codezer0 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
     #155
    Points:
    123
    Posts:
    571
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2013

    I'm rooted out of necessity. I'd been running the TruPure X ROM as well to try and make the most out of the NRB on this phone. At stock it would piss away its battery just like every other NRB phone I ever had.

    Even if by chance going back to stock fixes the bluetooth audio problem, I doubt it's going to fix the charger.

    It might also have to do with the fact that I bought the phone in April, so it's barely even six months into its warranty period. And the primary issue (charger refusing to quick charge) is a hardware issue.
     
  9. Jfalls63

    Jfalls63 Android Expert
    Rank:
     #31
    Points:
    818
    Posts:
    3,913
    Joined:
    May 15, 2015

    May 15, 2015
    3,913
    2,844
    818
    Male
    Electrician
    Satsuma,Alabama
    codezer0 likes this.
  10. codezer0

    codezer0 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
     #155
    Points:
    123
    Posts:
    571
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2013

    Jfalls63 likes this.
  11. Jfalls63

    Jfalls63 Android Expert
    Rank:
     #31
    Points:
    818
    Posts:
    3,913
    Joined:
    May 15, 2015

    May 15, 2015
    3,913
    2,844
    818
    Male
    Electrician
    Satsuma,Alabama
    Hate that you have had a bad experience with the XPE. I'm still running TruePure on mine with Xposed and Gravity Box. So far, no issues.
     
  12. Thom

    Thom  
    VIP Member
    Rank:
     #24
    Points:
    1,318
    Posts:
    11,896
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2011

    Feb 16, 2011
    11,896
    4,907
    1,318
    Male
    Software Developer
    Keene, NH USA
    Thread moved to sub-forum for root-related discussions.

    I don't know about the Pure warranty. Root-ed or previously root-ed device are usually not covered. Did they know it was root-ed?

    ... Thom
     
  13. codezer0

    codezer0 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
     #155
    Points:
    123
    Posts:
    571
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2013

    It never came up. I just know that the charger worked as intended for the first month, and suddenly just... didn't. I personally thought I would have just been issued a new charger, not a whole replacement phone. :eek:

    Well, this is aggravating. Awkwardly, when I got the follow-up call, the attendant was saying that the phone was showing out of warranty, and like it had been purchased on April 2015... not April 2016, when I purchased it from Fry's Electronics. And of course, to correct that they need the receipt for it. Which being on that god-awful thermal paper, I don't have a scan of. :mad:
     
    #13 codezer0, Jun 17, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2016
  14. Thom

    Thom  
    VIP Member
    Rank:
     #24
    Points:
    1,318
    Posts:
    11,896
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2011

    Feb 16, 2011
    11,896
    4,907
    1,318
    Male
    Software Developer
    Keene, NH USA
    My GUESS is that when they know it is or was root-ed there will not be a replacement. On previous devices when they found out after-the-fact that it had been root-ed and already replaced they sent a bill for the cost of the replacement.

    ... Thom
     
  15. codezer0

    codezer0 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
     #155
    Points:
    123
    Posts:
    571
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2013

    Well, the (added) fee for out-of-warranty was $100 on top of the $25 advance RMA thing. Just trying to decide what to do next, in a cost effective manner.
     
  16. Thom

    Thom  
    VIP Member
    Rank:
     #24
    Points:
    1,318
    Posts:
    11,896
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2011

    Feb 16, 2011
    11,896
    4,907
    1,318
    Male
    Software Developer
    Keene, NH USA
    Those are prices for never root-ed. Find out the cost for a root-ed device.

    Try a different OEM charger and see if you get the same result?

    ... Thom
     
  17. codezer0

    codezer0 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
     #155
    Points:
    123
    Posts:
    571
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2013

    Not going to be able to find one around here. Or at least an OEM one. Best buy for example still happily displays it as an available choice, but refuses to sell any accessories for this phone.

    Fry's electronics is where I got this one, buy also had meager to no accessories. The only battery pack they had was one of those models that explicitly was incompatible with this phone.
     
  18. codezer0

    codezer0 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
     #155
    Points:
    123
    Posts:
    571
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2013

    Update on my end. Decided to say "f*ck it" and look for a replacement charger. Best Buy wanted far too much for either a home or car charger. Swinging over to Fry's Electronics, where i first purchased the phone, and I found I was able to pick up a separate home and car charger for the price that Best Buy wanted for *either* qualified quick charger to use with the phone. At least the home one even provides an extra USB charging port while it's at it.

    Now, if I could get a solution to making the bluetooth audio loud and clear again, I would have the software perfect on this phone. Or as AVGN would so put it, I'd "Have this by the ass, yeah!"
     

Share This Page

Loading...