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Discussion in 'Droid RAZR' started by eidian, May 9, 2013.

  1. eidian

    eidian Member

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    ...of having their battery expand so much that it actually ripped the kevlar back from the plastic housing? I noticed one day that the phone wasn't fitting into the Motorola dock because the back was "bloated, then a couple of weeks later I noticed the ripping. I finally had to get one of those Maxx battery kits when the battery charge lasted for less than five hours...on stand by..with out doing anything. The slow painful process took about six weeks total from initial bloating to full on rip.

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    This happened to my droid x, made the screen look funny, I replaced the batt and all was good, but on the razr you can't replace the batt easily, plus it could damage screen and explode or catch fire.

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    If you have insurance why not just call and have them send you a new phone .

    So you didn't notice the phone getting really hot ? Your lucky the battery hasn't exploded yet . You probably have other issues going on that are causing this .
     
  4. eidian

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    I have NEVER heard of anyone having a positive experience with insurance so I don't bother with it.

    I did notice that the phone got hot once but didn't worry about it because I had Overclock set to a max temp in a profile setting. It was a couple days later that I noticed the back cover protruding out. After the ripping I noticed that the battery would get hot fast and the charge started to suck even MORE (the RAZR battery SUCKS). Motorola screwed up with that big time; I will NEVER buy another phone on the day comes out ever again--I'll wait for a couple month's worth of reviews.

    But I can't complain anymore, 8 hours of moderate use and the Maxx battery still had over 60% charge consistently the past three days. Even new my RAZR wouldn't last that long even when it was on standby only, literally with NO use.

    Converted my RAZR to the Maxx. My phone is actually useful now.
     
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    Cool makes sense now .
     
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    The battery in my razr swelled up and cracked the screen. Verizon wouldn't warranty it so I had to use my insurance. It was easy to use. I did most of the paper work online and was approved in 15 minutes. I had my replacement on 2 days.
     
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    That's great that the insurance worked for you. People that I've talked to had to fight tooth and nail to get their refurbished replacement. That's another reason why I don't get insurance, paying a deductible and getting a refurbished unit isn't worth it to me (total insurance payments + deductible would've cost twice as much as the Maxx battery kit did).

    Also, I wouldn't have been happy getting the same phone with the same crappy battery. I literally have a new phone to last me two more years. I forgot to bring my charger with me to work today but I don't mind, I know that ten hours from now I'll have MORE than 50% charge even after listening to music via BlueTooth headphones, checking eBay/email, reading the news during breaks and lunch. Can any OG RAZR owner say that? I couldn't.

    Woo hoo! I love my new battery!

    Converted my RAZR to the Maxx. My phone is actually useful now.
     
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    thats cool. i cant complain with my OG razr im at 20 hours right now and got 60% left.
     
  9. eidian

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    That is crazy! There was NO way that my battery would've ever lasted that long unless I put the phone in sleep mode. I tried using Smart Actions, Lux, turning off LTE when I didn't need it, UNDERclocking (yes, I said UNDER), setting email/FB updates to one hour apart, telling my five y/o daughter that she couldn't play games and other stuff but nothing worked.

    Converted my RAZR to the Maxx. My phone is actually useful now.
     
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    i know it crazy, after doing foxkats battery training and turning off google now and facebook and other apps that i dont use, its been great.
     
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    Where did you find that? Since the JB update my battery life sucks on my Razr
     
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    there right here..




    • Power the phone off (hold power and select "Power off", then accept).
    • Plug the phone into the STOCK MOTOROLA CHARGER AND CABLE and allow it to boot into Charge Only mode (represented by a large battery icon on the screen).
    • Allow the phone to charge for the greater of 3.5 hours for the Droid RAZR (5.5 hours for the MAXX), or until the display says 100% when you briefly tap one of the volume control buttons. This may take considerably less than the recommended times above depending on what the battery's actual "State of Charge" is (and not what the meter says it is).
    • Once fully charged, remove it from charge and power up normally.
    • Use it as you normally do throughout the day, and continue to run on battery only, until the phone displays the low battery warning and recommends you place it on the charger (10% with Jelly Bean and ICS, 15% with Gingerbread). Whatever you do, DO NOT allow it to discharge to the point where it powers itself off. This can result in the phone becoming completely unresponsive to the charger.
    • Now repeat the charging process with power off. This time, it should take the better part of the 3.5 (or 5.5), hours mentioned above before it gets to the required 100% charge level. If you don't allow it to reach 100% each time, and also to reach the discharge level where charging is recommended through this three-step process, it must be performed again or it will not have the desired effect of setting the full and empty flags for the meter.

    Now that you've completed the Meter Training, when you power up the phone after the second charge cycle, make sure gsam is running and again, use the phone throughout the day as you normally would, allowing the software to capture a good sample. Once you reach the "recharge" warning again, capture screen shots of gsam, and also of the battery stats from the phone and post them here.




    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-razr/241911-right.html







     
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    to turn off google now open google now, then go into settings and turn it off.
     
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    But I love Google Now.
     
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    Thank you Cris!
     
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