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N7 JB 4.2 strange charging issue

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By dexterslab, Senior Member on 15th November 2012, 12:22 AM
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My stock unrooted 16gb n7 received the 4.2 update this morning, all has been fine until this evening when it needed charge.

It often gets plugged into a htc phone charger, which has worked fine since i bought the tab a few months ago until today, its a 1amp charger so it takes ages to charge, but thats fine as it is plugged in until the morning normally.

So i plugin as normal, and come back after setting up google play music on my desktop pc, and i see the unit rebooting showing the glowing X. The screen goes blank and is unresponsive, eventually the google logo appears and it boots normally (its still plugged in btw), after unlocking the screen goes mental after maybe 5 seconds with random noise on it, then goes black.

So i unplug and use the genuine asus charger and cable, it does the same twice over, reboot, freeze, long wait then reboot.

I have now left it on charge using the asus charger and it seems to be ok now

Have google changed some charging requirements? Anyone else seen this?

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15th November 2012, 12:34 AM |#2  
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Not sure, but my nexus 7 on Android 4.2 charges like 35% slower than did with 4.1.2..... what the hell did they do??
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15th November 2012, 02:15 PM |#3  
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Funny you mention that, i might agree with you there

The N7 seems fine today, i did make a couple of videos of it misbehaving last night, watching back my circle battery widget app jumps from 16% to 0% battery just before it goes blank, indicating it might have simply run flat but thought it still had 16% battery?

Wonder if they have changed the battery meter scaling?

I think i will run it flat and check it shuts down properly like it used to

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15th November 2012, 03:11 PM |#4  
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Funny you mention that, i might agree with you there

The N7 seems fine today, i did make a couple of videos of it misbehaving last night, watching back my circle battery widget app jumps from 16% to 0% battery just before it goes blank, indicating it might have simply run flat but thought it still had 16% battery?

Wonder if they have changed the battery meter scaling?

I think i will run it flat and check it shuts down properly like it used to

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Hi dexterslab,

On a side note when you update to 4.2 were you already rooted and did you have superSU version0.98 installed? I have been reading other posts in this forum that folks have been rooted, superSU installed and the update has completely crashed their N7. ANy info would be greatly appreciated.

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Its still as stock, locked and unrooted

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I've noticed slower charging since the 4.2 update too - did a quick Google search and landed here. Using the same genuine Asus charger and generic cable that I did before the update, and I would agree with the roughly 35% slower estimate.
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Its still as stock, locked and unrooted

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Thanks, did you do a factory reset prior to updating?
15th November 2012, 05:05 PM |#8  
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No, update received ota so just installed it

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17th November 2012, 08:22 PM |#9  
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Been working and charging fine since, guess it was just a random glitch!?

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17th November 2012, 08:43 PM |#10  
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I've noticed slower charging since the 4.2 update too - did a quick Google search and landed here. Using the same genuine Asus charger and generic cable that I did before the update, and I would agree with the roughly 35% slower estimate.

Are you using the new Daydream feature (you can find it in the display settings). If yes this may be the cause of slower charging, because it doesn't turn of the display.
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Daydream is off.

Tbh, now it seems to have settled down i think maybe charging time is pretty much the same as it was. The whole debacle seems to be a complete non-event in hindsight!

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