should i calibrate my battery

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    will it help my battery life or will it just mess things up please help
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    no harm done by doing this, all it does is delete the configuration file in /data.
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    Simple power cycle will do that for you. Let the phone power itself off and then charge it from empty to 100% without messing with the phone for two hours.
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    My phone won't do that. Any time I plug in my charger it turns the phone on. Even if I have the phone on the charger and turn it off, it just restarts right away. I always thought this was strange. Is this a bug of some kind?

    My phone does seem to be having some glitches and I have thought about recovering it back to stock and starting all over. It is an original Droid, not rooted, running 2.2.1.
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    so this cant mess up your phone at all? even if the battery is working well it wont hurt to do this?
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    Oh, the reboot is fine. What I mean by not messing with it is plugging it in and putting it down and walking away from it for an hour or two. Preferably two.
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    It's not the best thing to do regularly, but the battery won't mind you doing it once in a while (the power cycle, I mean). It forces the phone to relearn the charge points so it does a better job charging and discharging the battery. Net result is better battery life. I have to do it every couple of months with my usage habits and that's about as often as I really recommend you do it.
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