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« on: June 26, 2012, 09:48:10 AM »

Roughly a month ago, I noticed my battery acting up. I'll charge it fully, and after a while, it'll just die. No warning or slow drain, just cut out. When I plug it back in when off, it shows the battery as being near full still, but when I turn it back on, it's empty.

Sometimes it will go hours on the charge, other times minutes. Not sure what exactly the problem is. Any suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2012, 06:13:40 PM »

Have you tried recalibrating the battery?

Here's how:

1. Switch phone off
2. Fully charge battery
3. Enter RECOVERY MODE (hold volume up rocker + home button + power button for 5 seconds)
4. Use volume rockers to navigate to ADVANCED and confirm with power button
5. Use volume rockers to navigate to WIPE BATT STATS and confirm with power button
6. Return to previous menu (GO BACK)
7. Reboot phone
8. Moderately use phone till battery fully discharges and powers off
9. While still off, fully (mains) charge battery
10. Turn on device and use as normal

See how that goes  Wink Wink
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2012, 10:07:14 AM »

Have you tried recalibrating the battery?

Here's how:

1. Switch phone off
2. Fully charge battery
3. Enter RECOVERY MODE (hold volume up rocker + home button + power button for 5 seconds)
4. Use volume rockers to navigate to ADVANCED and confirm with power button
5. Use volume rockers to navigate to WIPE BATT STATS and confirm with power button
6. Return to previous menu (GO BACK)
7. Reboot phone
8. Moderately use phone till battery fully discharges and powers off
9. While still off, fully (mains) charge battery
10. Turn on device and use as normal

See how that goes  Wink Wink

I can't seem to enter Recovery mode...? I hold down those 3, but it just starts up as normal.
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2012, 10:33:58 AM »

Try holding them for longer than five seconds.

Start with volume up, keep a hold of it and press the home button next. With those two pressed, finally press the power button and keep a hold of all three for longer than 5 seconds and see how that goes.

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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2012, 10:20:28 AM »

No difference, except that it takes longer to start up when I do that. It will show my 'start up' screen, but will not actually start up until I let go of the buttons. I've tried for 5 seconds, 10 seconds, 30 seconds...nothomg/
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2012, 04:13:46 PM »

Just out of curiosity, what ROM/firmware are you running?

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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2012, 08:25:53 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2012, 01:51:53 AM »

Is that stock?

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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2012, 10:51:59 AM »

what exactly do you mean by that? Sorry...
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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2012, 11:21:14 AM »

Well Samsung supply stock or standard firmware on the services they design and sell. Developers then take these firmwares or ROMs and redesign them to make them better or for other purposes.

If you're unaware of this then your device must still be in it's standard or stock settings.

Head over to Google Play, download and install ROM Manager. That app will allow you to boot into RECOVERY MODE.

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« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2012, 12:15:23 PM »

Well Samsung supply stock or standard firmware on the services they design and sell. Developers then take these firmwares or ROMs and redesign them to make them better or for other purposes.

If you're unaware of this then your device must still be in it's standard or stock settings.

Head over to Google Play, download and install ROM Manager. That app will allow you to boot into RECOVERY MODE.

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Ok...It's giving me the option to 'Reboot into recovery'. If I do this, will all the files on my phone be wiped out?
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« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2012, 12:47:33 PM »

As long as you don't wipe anything else apart from BATTERY STATS, your data will remain.

Once in recovery, you'll have to use the volume rockers to navigate and the power (or home) button to select.

Scroll down using the rockers to ADVANCED and select and then to WIPE BATTERY STATS and select. Literally takes like 2 seconds.

Select GO BACK and then REBOOT.

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« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2012, 02:29:57 PM »

As long as you don't wipe anything else apart from BATTERY STATS, your data will remain.

Once in recovery, you'll have to use the volume rockers to navigate and the power (or home) button to select.

Scroll down using the rockers to ADVANCED and select and then to WIPE BATTERY STATS and select. Literally takes like 2 seconds.

Select GO BACK and then REBOOT.

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ok..still nothing when i do it that way. So i get into the ROM manager, select 'Reboot to recovery'..it tells me 'An error occured while attempting to run privileged commands'. Do I have to root my phone?
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« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2012, 03:00:56 PM »

Well, I'm all out of ideas  Sad

I guess the only other thing to do is to flash a Kernel with CWM. And seeing as no one else has helped, it seems to be the only thing left to try.

Go to this website http://www.semaphore.gr/ , download a Kernel that corresponds to the firmware you're running (e.g. Gingerbread 2.3.4 JVQ, Semaphore 2.3.4 JVQ) and flash it via Odin which you may also have to download.

To flash a kernel though, you have to be able to get into DOWNLOAD MODE. Can you get into download mode? Power off (wait till it's completely powered down), press the volume down rocker and hold, whilst holding that, press the home button and hold, and finally, with those to held down, press and hold the power button for 3-5 seconds.

If you can get into download mode, here's how to flash a Kernel:

- Fire up Odin on PC
- Insert the Semaphore Kernel into the PDA box
- MAKE SURE EVERY OTHER BOX IS EMPTY AND THAT "RE-PARTITION" IS UNTICKED

- Power off device
- Start up in download mode

- Connect to PC via USB cable
- Successful connection with read "[0:COM4]" in yellow (number is irrelevant I think?) and in the message box, "<ID:0/004> Added!!"
- Finally hit the start button and it will take like literally 0.8 seconds
- The phone will reboot

Once it's fully loaded, power down and try recovery again  Wink Wink
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« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2012, 03:20:55 PM »

I'm thinking of maybe just replacing the battery itself. They're listed on ebay for just a few dollars.

I appreciate your help very much. How in-depth you've gone to help me is amazing. Nice to know that if I have an issue I can just come here.
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