fixing Code Corrupt Battery Low Cannot Program

Discussion in 'Droid 2 Tech Issues' started by csealpcr, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. csealpcr
    Offline

    csealpcr New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2010
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    i just wanted to say that i searched the net for awhile before i actually found a fix that worked for me and since it worked i wanted to share it with the world in the hopes that it becomes searchable, thank goodness for this fix.

    only difference is hooked it up and wall charged it for 15 minutes:


    There was tutorial that I read which involves splicing usb wires and connecting it straight to the battery to charge it. Id say if you have any spare usb wires and extra time to give it a shot and even possibly build something out of it. As for things online they make them not sure if ive seen any yet for the X though.

    Found it: NOTE: I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR DAMAGE DONE TO ANY PHONE, BATTERY, ETC. FOLLOW THESE STEPS WITH CAUTION TO AVOID RISK OF DAMAGE.

    1. Take your cable and cut off one of the ends, leaving a standard USB plug at the opposite end to plug into your computer.

    2. Now you need to strip about and inch of the wire off until you get to the core where you should see 4 colored wires (red, black, white, and green). The colors don't really matter and they may vary, just as long as you can see a red wire and a black wire.

    3. Strip off about a quarter inch of the rubber sleeving on the red and black cables, exposing the actual metal wire.

    4. Twist the metal strands of each of the wires a couple of times so that all of the wires from the black cable are together and all of the wires from the red cable are together. This is just to make sure that you don't create a short circuit.

    5. Here's where it gets a little tricky. You are going to use this cable to make the phone think the battery is fully charged, when in fact you will just be powering the phone using the power from the USB port. Pull out the battery on your phone and find the 4 exposed metal slots (the battery terminals).

    6. Each of the far terminals should be labeled with a plus (+) or a minus (-). What you need to do is put exposed leads on the red wire up to the positive terminal and the leads of the black wire up to the negative terminal.
  2. hookbill
    Offline

    hookbill Premium Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Messages:
    19,545
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    N.E. Ohio
    :welcome: to the Forum. Glad to have you here.

    I've never seen this issue before, but then again I don't read every post that comes across the board. I'm moving you to the tech issues area as I feel it's more appropriate here then in General Discussion.

    I've got to hand it to you, I wouldn't have had the nerve to do all this stuff you did. Nice write up.
  3. DroidMastar2
    Offline

    DroidMastar2 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Messages:
    171
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    JERSEY
    Holy crap I'm not doing that lol
  4. furbearingmammal
    Offline

    furbearingmammal DF Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2010
    Messages:
    10,354
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    So far north in NY I smell maple syrup when the wi
    That was reported on the front page quite a while ago. I forget the link. :) But yes, talk about gutsy!
  5. humanio
    Offline

    humanio New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2010
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Can you be a little more specific on what you did? Did you tape the wire to the battery? The phone? For how long?

    I have a usb cable ready and stripped, really want to get this battery issue solved.
  6. master9x
    Offline

    master9x New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Has anyone solved this problem yet.?
  7. furbearingmammal
    Offline

    furbearingmammal DF Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2010
    Messages:
    10,354
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    So far north in NY I smell maple syrup when the wi
    What problem are you talking about?

    The OP solved his battery issue.
  8. mountainbikermark
    Offline

    mountainbikermark DF Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Messages:
    3,312
    Likes Received:
    434
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Just rub the battery contacts with a pencil eraser. Don't cut squat. Moto batteries are finicky and any crud can make them act up , causing your phone to not work right

    Support Our Troops!! UltraKeyboarded from a wifi monolith.
  9. UrbanBounca
    Offline

    UrbanBounca Rescue Squad Staff Member Rescue Squad Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2010
    Messages:
    2,231
    Likes Received:
    42
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Virginia
    You can plug it up to a wall charger, and it will charge. This method is just asking for trouble.
  10. csealpcr
    Offline

    csealpcr New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2010
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    more info

    i have read some of the replies and it looks like some of them didn't read but this cured my problem and the phone is still working great. couldn't charge the phone on the wall since the phone didn't have an os fully installed so i did it the way that i found on Google search and well it worked for me...
  11. Darkside34
    Offline

    Darkside34 New Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2010
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    My hat is off to you sir, worked like a charm. :D
  12. miketoasty
    Offline

    miketoasty New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2010
    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    This is a fix for if you are trying to SBF and your battery is too low which will basically brick your phone unless you have another battery or use this method.

    This is not meant for anything other than fixing SBF bootloader low battery cannot program error.
  13. Nettechnologiz
    Offline

    Nettechnologiz New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    OPs Thanks it worked like a charm without the need to buy an external battery charger! Yes people don't understand that WITHOUT an Operating System a droid's battery will NOT charge!!!
  14. Nettechnologiz
    Offline

    Nettechnologiz New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Wiring rocks.... It's back to basics about electrical engineering! Thanks heaps OPs and the person who shared it with you!
  15. rishk789
    Offline

    rishk789 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2010
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Hello all,

    I modified an old USB cable to power up my dead Droid X (red and black wires from the cable in contact with the leads on the Droid X, so the battery was completely out of the picture). I SBFed back to 340, got to the stock restore, cleared data/cache, and booted into the welcome screen (where you type your GMail address, sync apps, etc.).

    At this point, I disconnected the USB cable causing the phone to shut off (since there was no battery in it). After replacing the battery, the thing just won't charge (even though there's now a functional OS on the phone). I had it connected to my laptop, and the handset randomly booted up saying "your device battery is invalid and cannot be charged" before shutting its self back down.

    Is there any way to "reset" the battery that I'm not aware of? This battery was working just fine earlier this afternoon, so I know it's not a "real" battery issue.

    Thanks in advance for any help!
Search tags for this page
battery corrupt
,
code corrupt battery low
,

code corrupt battery low cannot program

,
code corrupt battery low cannot program defy
,
code corrupt battery low cannot program droid
,
code for lowing battery
,
corige code corrupt battery low defy
,
corrupt battery
,
defy code corrupt battery low cannot program
,
device battery invalid cannot charge
,
droid pro battery low cannot program
,
how to fix a corrupted battery
,
how to fix battery low cannot program
,
low battery code
,
your device battery is invalid and cannot be charged