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[BUG] Full Charge Oddity, Charge to 100%, Unplug to 97%

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17th December 2010, 11:26 PM   |  #1  
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Curious about this. Currently I'm connected to my laptop for the past 15 min just fine; no alert came up that said I had to get the $15 fee that T-Mobile charges for the "privilege" of tethering on my current plan. Does that mean that an unlocked phone isn't subject to T-Mobile's tampering?

If so, is this the only value for rooting right now? I don't see any other need for root with this phone except if it fools T-Mobile.

Thanks in advance for your answers.
21st December 2010, 10:01 PM   |  #2  
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Unhappy [BUG] Full Charge Oddity, Charge to 100%, Unplug to 97%
I know there are numerous threads about battery life, but this one isn't about the life itself really.

I can charge my phone to 100%, but when I unplug it, the battery indicator shows 97% right away. I plug it back in, rinse and repeat, and get the same issue. I even tried charging with the phone off.

Ha anyone had luck with using a full 100%?
21st December 2010, 10:04 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by allen099

I know there are numerous threads about battery life, but this one isn't about the life itself really.

I can charge my phone to 100%, but when I unplug it, the battery indicator shows 97% right away. I plug it back in, rinse and repeat, and get the same issue. I even tried charging with the phone off.

Ha anyone had luck with using a full 100%?

This is normal, search some threads
21st December 2010, 10:13 PM   |  #4  
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This is normal, search some threads

I see that some people don't get to 100% during the actual charge process, but haven't seen my issue yet. I'll keep looking. So many of these threads...thanks.

Just trying to figure out whether it's worth going back for another phone or battery. What would you do?
21st December 2010, 10:15 PM   |  #5  
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Id keep it, there was an article posted in one of the threads stating why phones do this...the N1 did a similar thing where after it charged going from 100-96 percent went really quickly


i would equate it when you buy a 16 gig SD card and it shows as 15.6 gigs
21st December 2010, 10:16 PM   |  #6  
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Same thing here... pretty sure it's happening to most people.

Read this: http://byrong.com/PowerTesting/
21st December 2010, 10:21 PM   |  #7  
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Originally Posted by allen099

I know there are numerous threads about battery life, but this one isn't about the life itself really.

I can charge my phone to 100%, but when I unplug it, the battery indicator shows 97% right away. I plug it back in, rinse and repeat, and get the same issue. I even tried charging with the phone off.

Ha anyone had luck with using a full 100%?

Mine did this until I calibrated the battery. Charged it to 100%, then drained it all the way. Charged it back up to 100%, and now not only does the battery last longer, but the percentage seems to go down in a more linear fashion.
21st December 2010, 10:23 PM   |  #8  
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Read on...

http://www.androidpolice.com/2010/12...battery-drain/

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21st December 2010, 10:56 PM   |  #9  
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Mine did this until I calibrated the battery. Charged it to 100%, then drained it all the way. Charged it back up to 100%, and now not only does the battery last longer, but the percentage seems to go down in a more linear fashion.

Same here, I've done this two nights in a row, but no change.

Thank you for the links, guys. Pretty insightful actually. I've got it charging right now at 99%. As soon as it hits 100%, I'll take it off and see if it drops instantly. I'm guessing it shouldn't as it JUST hit 100%. But we shall see..

Thanks again!
21st December 2010, 10:56 PM   |  #10  
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Same issue here afetr the caliberation and all

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