Welcome to XDA

Search to go directly to your device's forum

Register an account

Unlock full posting privileges

Ask a question

No registration required
Post Reply

My watch is dead.... very disappointing.

OP GADGTGUY

20th May 2014, 02:28 PM   |  #21  
Senior Member
Flag London
Thanks Meter: 28
 
266 posts
Join Date:Joined: Nov 2006
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lokifish Marz

watchdog service that prevents the battery from draining completely does not work on any of the firmware that Dees, Adam myself and other tested. So even if the battery is the best battery in the universe, an Omate can kill it. I even went so far as to test it with a Motorola battery and it killed that too.

What Motorola battery did you use?
14th July 2014, 01:18 PM   |  #22  
Member
Thanks Meter: 3
 
79 posts
Join Date:Joined: Sep 2010
Question
I received my truesmart yesterday and tried to turn it on but nothing... I saw a battery in the box so I thought maybe it came without it?
I read from other people that they got a spare battery although they didn't ask for one so I think this is the case...

I didn't try to charge it yet, I just tried to turn it on and left it as I couldn't. I find it weird it came 0% charged.
Anyone else?

I'll connect the charger once I arrive home today but couldn't resist to ask here.
Last edited by BeRniTo; 14th July 2014 at 02:56 PM.
14th July 2014, 06:04 PM   |  #23  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 119
 
571 posts
Join Date:Joined: Nov 2013
It probably sat somewhere for several months, after they installed the battery, before you received it.
If the battery in it is too discharged, the TS will be unable to charge it.

You might need to replace it with your Kickstarter stretch goal spare battery, or juryrig an external recharging method to get it back working. Both options void your warranty, but that is no big deal since Omate generally won't provide any warranty for DOA TrueSmarts anyway.
The Following User Says Thank You to trent999 For This Useful Post: [ View ]
14th July 2014, 10:58 PM   |  #24  
Member
Thanks Meter: 3
 
79 posts
Join Date:Joined: Sep 2010
Thanks for your reply.

I hope I won't have to unscrew the back cover to try the spare battery. I forgot about the spare-battery stretch goal. Now it makes sense.

A silly question... What does DOA stand for?
14th July 2014, 11:45 PM   |  #25  
Lokifish Marz's Avatar
Recognized Contributor / Recognized Developer
Flag Olympus Mons, Mars
Thanks Meter: 3,284
 
2,894 posts
Join Date:Joined: Mar 2011
Donate to Me
More
Dead On Arrival

If you can't charge the battery in the TS you have three choices.
1- Send it back to Omate for a replacement.
2- Open the back and replace the battery (and void the warranty in the process)
3- Toss it in the trash.

Omate will most likely tell you to pick option #2. I suggest you refuse to do so.
The Following User Says Thank You to Lokifish Marz For This Useful Post: [ View ]
15th July 2014, 02:55 AM   |  #26  
Member
Thanks Meter: 3
 
79 posts
Join Date:Joined: Sep 2010
Thanks, Lokifish.

After connecting the charger, it started charging from 1%. I hope it is actually charging and not dead.

I've just read the reasons why you stopped developing for the truesmart and I regret I supported this project. Now I hope it does work as expected, or is it really a total crap?

What should my first steps be?
Is there an official companion app, or it isn't necessary?
Rooting? Flashing a custom ROM?

Anything I should be doing / not doing?

EDIT: I've tried pairing it with my Galaxy S3 running CM 11, without luck...
Last edited by BeRniTo; 15th July 2014 at 05:05 AM.
15th July 2014, 07:08 AM   |  #27  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 119
 
571 posts
Join Date:Joined: Nov 2013
Take a look here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2808401

The Following User Says Thank You to trent999 For This Useful Post: [ View ]
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes