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Discussion in 'Android Accessories' started by paulet96, Apr 25, 2010.

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    I recently purchased a generic charger for my droid.
    The first time I used it for only a couple of hrs. and it worked fine. Tried it again leaving it on over night and the phone went beserk. It called my home phone twice at 3:00 in the morning and sent 7-8 text messages to the last two people I had talked to the day before. The messages were all jibberish, numbers, symbols and letters. "does your phone make calls and text on its own, "Droid Does" What a laugh !!!!
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    Wow that is very odd. You sure it is because of the charger? I have heard stories about generic chargers messing up phones a bit, but never heard anything like this! You rooted and been toying around with ROMs too? I wonder what this could be.

    I have a generic wall and car charger and they both work fine on my phone.
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    Some generic chargers and even some usb cables do this. I've bought three generic chargers and one works and the other two make my droid go crazy.

    It's a known issue with some chargers.
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    No rooting. I had read also about generic chargers doing weird things, but this is above and beyond.
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    I have the exact same problem. I bought 3 generic chargers off ebay, and they all do the same thing. As soon as I plug in the phone, everything goes crazy...all kinds of patterns start appearing on the lock screen, and if it's unlocked, things start clicking and scrolling all by themselves. I unplugged right away because I was afraid it would damage the phone. Plugging in a quality wall charger or a USB-computer doesn't do any of this.
    My droid is stock, not rooted.
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    This likely happens because some of the cheap generic chargers do not regulate to the correct voltage of 5.0 +/- 0.25 volts. That is the USB standard and what the phones are designed to operate on from an external source.
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