[Q] USB port problems?
Basically, I'm not sure what the actual problem is. Recently, I had noticed my phones charging was going weird. As in, unreliable. Until one morning I woke up to the battery being at about 2% after leaving it to charge at about 19%. Checked the battery graph, and it seemed to have held charge at that 19% most of the night before dropping gradually, though it had not stopped charging the entire time. After some experimentation,(switching chargers, charging when off, through my PC), I figured the phone would only charge if the charger was bent slightly upwards, for example if I lean it on something so it is bent. So I came to the conclusion that it was a USB port issue. I scavenged the whole internet for answers, and only two made a slight difference;
1. Cleaning the lint out of the port with a needle/toothpick. Sure enough I got quite a layer of lint out, but to no avail of the charging improving.
2. Bending the pin inside the port towards the middle. Now, I only discovered this method today and tried it. Many people said it worked wonders for them so I relied on their comments. Sure enough after more fiddling with needles and toothpicks I bent it in place, and yeah the phone seemed to charge fine. But after using it for a while, it stopped charging every now and again unless I kept it still, and now the issues are the same again. My question is, do I have any other option of curing the issue, or need I have the port replaced/get a new phone? I am planning to get an S2 for christmas, only under the condition that my S cannot be saved. Thanks in advance!