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Thread: Battery jumps from 40% to 5% instantly?

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    Battery jumps from 40% to 5% instantly?

    Having a weird issue where my phone will display 40 or 50%, then suddenly drop to 5% and state that I need to plug it in. I have tried clearing the battery stats and the issue persists. It seems as though the phone is actually reading the battery status incorrectly. This is pure speculation, because it seems that the supposed 5% lasts for longer than I would assume.

    What can I do to confirm the health of my battery and also ensure that the phone is reading the battery correctly?

    Don't really want to try another ROM, so is there anything I can do short of buying a new battery to see if the problem persists?

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    Have you been keeping your phone in your pocket outside during cold weather? I know that most times when I've had my phone out in the cold weather it will do the same thing. It has to do with the electrons moving slower inside the battery so it drains your battery quicker than usual.
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    Sortof happens to me. Battery will read 40% left then I turn off the screen, then four hours later give or take I turn the screen on and it says 40% still, then I unlock the phone to use and it jumps to 15% left.

    My battery last the same as it always though, I think it just needed to refresh the percentage.
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    Mine goes from 50 to 20 real quick, then 20 to 5, but it'll last a good amount on 5. I tried clearing the davlik or whatever but that didn't work. I'm guessing its just my one year old battery.

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    let your battery drain and phone turn itself off, wipe batt stats.
    plug in, charge all night, before taking off charger, wipe batt stats again
    create a shortcut to batt usage from settings and check the next few days regularly.
    after a week, batt stopped acting strange and batt usage read correctly.
    this helped me alot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by h4ckd View Post
    let your battery drain and phone turn itself off, wipe batt stats.
    plug in, charge all night, before taking off charger, wipe batt stats again
    create a shortcut to batt usage from settings and check the next few days regularly.
    after a week, batt stopped acting strange and batt usage read correctly.
    this helped me alot.
    Don't you have to use your recovery program to wipe battery stats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aldaudio View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by h4ckd View Post
    let your battery drain and phone turn itself off, wipe batt stats.
    plug in, charge all night, before taking off charger, wipe batt stats again
    create a shortcut to batt usage from settings and check the next few days regularly.
    after a week, batt stopped acting strange and batt usage read correctly.
    this helped me alot.
    Don't you have to use your recovery program to wipe battery stats?

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    yeah, I recommend clockworkmod
    you can flash it free using rom manager, which is also free in the market
    in my opinion it is imperative to have a recovery system in place
    I would suggest d/ling rom manager from the market, flashing clockworkmod recovery (top option in rom manager) then using rom manager to do what I suggested
    Last edited by h4ckd; 12-17-2010 at 08:41 PM.

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    I was having the same problem before I whiped battery cache. Now it gets a full charge.
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    Total battery failure. Clean contacts, test and retry.
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    Clockwork getting some legs huh? I still recomend SPrecovery. If using CW, do every thing twice! Inculding flashing the rom, and the recovery.
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