Battery drains in 4 hours after a trip to the US

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    Hello. This is an issue that happens to me for the second time and I cannot for the life if me figure out what is going on.

    A year ago I had a Blackberry Pearl, and I travelled to the US with it. It worked fine there, but once I came back, the battery stopped holding charge. It would last me a maximum of 6 hours if I didn't even touch the phone, less if used. Back then I tried replacing the battery, using a different charger, trying to use as few apps as possible...nothing helped. Eventually I decided my Berry was weird and bought an HTC One S.

    And then, 10 days ago, I went to the US. Phone worked fine there, but once I came home, the same damn thing started happening: battery lasts 5 hours, 9 on airplane mode, if I unlock the phone to read a text, it heats up and the charge drops from, say, 15% to, say, 9% in 30 seconds. I tried using different chargers. Nothing suspicious is consuming the charge if I check battery usage in the settings. It's driving me nuts. What is going on, and what - if anything - can I do to fix it?!
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    Is your home area cdma or gsm? If CDMA, have you tried to update your coverage area when back home?
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    My home area is GSM...

    Somebody told me that the problem is probably the dc charge hub - I don't quite know what that means, but does it make any sense?
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    Which phone do you have now?
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    HTC One S is the one this is happening to now.
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    Since you can not remove the battery, I would try a trickle charge. Turn the phone off and plug it into your PC and allow it to charge at least 4 hours. Make sure the PC does not go into sleep mode as charging usually stops.

    Let us know if this works for you.
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    Nope, tried that one, didn't do anything. I will try it again, but I really doubt it is going to work.
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    This is simple and just might fix your issue!

    With the phone powered off, plug into original charger that came with phone. Let charge to 100%. Then unplug and make sure it is full. Then restart phone. This sounds like a battery calibration issue
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    It has to be the original charger? I don't think I have it anymore...
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    It is just recommended that it is, you can try an off brand. But make sure it is actually rated for correct specs for your phone. I am just giving you the facts so. But trying can't hurt to much
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    Awesome, thanks. I actually noticed a difference last time I charged it when off, except that I had to unplug it and turn it on before it finished charging. When I did that, the battery didn't seem to be draining. But after that, when I plugged it back in, it was draining again, and I thought I was just seeing things...
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    Unfortunately, this did not work. I think there is something short circuited that makes the battery discharge...will have to take it to someone who can fix it, I suppose.
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    I would recommend you charge to 100% then use Kies 3 to restore and reset your device to factory and this should fix your issue
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    Does Kies 3 do anything besides backing up my data? I already restored the phone to factory settings - didn't do anything (other than making me lose a couple of numbers I forgot to backup).
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    It will completely reflash everything on the phone to factory, including your radios and battery stats. Go under tools and then choose reset and initialize.
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