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Overcharging any battery shortens it's lifespan. Lithium batteries are the most intolerant of overcharging. The overcharging creates heat, which helps destroy the proper chemical function of the electrolyte in the battery. Enough overcharging and you can catch one on fire, but I believe that won't happen with the current charging system.
Overheating actually causes a chemical change so the the battery cannot store a charge as well... also it usually also drys out the battery electrolyte in most cases.
The problem is that the charging circuit takes a while to determine how much to charge the battery, and so it charges "blind" for a while. If the battery is already fully charged, then it will become overcharged.
Hope that is enough explanation.. like I said, google and you will find all kinds of information.
Your battery gauge is lying to you (and it's not such a bad thing) - xda-developers
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What does that tell you about your battery charging circuit and program on the phone?
Lol I dont wanna shut off my phone five times and do all this.
What happens if it turns green, and you just left it charge a little more as opposed to shutting off your phone and waiting until it turns green.
Theoretically it's the same concept, you're just letting your phone charge for longer than it tells you to.