Dead battery causes boot loop?

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    So, I rooted my girls bionic like mine a couple weeks ago and we're both running Gummys ICS, most recently 0.8.3. Last week, her phone died and got stuck in bootloop, and when she brought it to me, I swapped out batteries and got hers up and running again, causing mine to boot loop as well. I went ghetto and cut a charger cable and hooked up bare wires to the battery to charge it, ran RSD on it and started from scratch. Well, tonight, I guess her phone was getting low again and she was just finishing a call when it rebooted and got stuck in a bootloop again. I talked her through wiping and reinstalling, but it still sticks in a loop. Is this something that happens when the battery gets too low? I cant think of anything else that could be the problem other than letting her battery get that low, as Ive never had the problem but have also never let my phone die.


    Thanks in advance for your help!
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    What is rooting...bootloop...gummies...just curious...

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    There has to be more to it, dead batteries do not cause bootloops.
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    Why do you say that? There is good reason to believe that is the problem. Not just the fact he's already swapped batteries and the booty looping moved to his phone with the dead battery, but also that there are plenty of others having booting problems that are resolved with a regimen of charging and recharging on Charge Only mode.

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    There are certainly some issues you can experience if the battery is allowed to discharge too deeply. I've read of others who got stuck in a boot looping sequence like your gf's phone.

    Here's what I suggest. Since I don't own a bionic I don't know how to put you're phone into CHARGE ONLY mode with the phone powered off but that's what I want you to do. Then let it charge until it completed the charge and indicates it's full. Then use normally but as soon as the phone signals low battery I want you to do the above again. After the full cycle of charge, discharge to low battery and then a full charge, you may be pleased to find the battery problems are gone.

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    I'm not saying I don't believe you, but why would a dead battery cause a bootloop?
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    I got my Droid 1 out after letting it sit for about 6 months so I could play with ICS on it. I booted it up and it started bootlooping and the battery was at 0%. I don't doubt that the low battery caused this.
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    Well, I got her to cut a charger and bare wire to the battery to get some kind of charge on it, and after a couple loops, it booted back up. It doesnt make much sense to me either as to why letting the battery get too low would cause it to start bootlooping, draining the battery further, but that seems to be the case. Im just gonna have her charge it full again and wipe the battery stats through CWR and see where that takes it. Both of us use the battery calibration app everytime we install a new rom to start from scratch. Again, Im glad theres forums like these with people willing to help!
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    This is definitely a new one to me. But it appears others have had this issue also. There is no need to wipe battery stats or use the calibration app though. When you give your device a full charge, it will erase the battery stats.
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    A low battery can very easily cause a bootloop. The bootloop is being caused by low power, not corrupt files. Wiping your phone is a waste of time. Every smartphone I've had would do this, even my old WinMo phones. It's really only an issue for phones that try to boot as soon as you apply external power (like vthe Bionic & OG Droid).
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