ICS ROMs and the battery charging issue, possible cause?
In the CleanROM ICS thread, Marine6680 posed an observation that I think bears looking into.
Please vote only if you are using an ICS ROM.
EDIT TO ADD***
Also please vote based on how your phone behaves while it is turned on. If you experience different behavior when the phone is off, please post that as a response.
Originally Posted by Marine6680
I have both the stock and the extended battery. My stock battery has stopped charging fully, only to 92%, my extended charges normally. My fiance's battery will not charge fully either. It is stock as well.
So it could be that these new 3.8v batteries (which are tweaked chemistry versions that have a slightly higher voltage than standard 3.7v) are not supported by the new kernel's charging controls. (which seems odd that it wouldn't) That is, if that is even controlled by the kernel and not hard wired into the mainboard.
So it may be an issue with the batteries... or not. If it only happens with the stock batteries then it will be harder to say for sure.
I've posed the question in both the CleanROM and Ineffabilis ICS threads, but figured I'd post here to try to get all ICS ROM users to see it.
So far, all responses in those 2 threads have been that people with charging issues all had 3.8v batteries and that people with no charging issues (myself included) had 3.7v batteries.
Please respond here with your findings. Just pull out your battery and look on the back, top line of text.
I'm not sure what can be done about it, but at least it would answer a question that seems to be annoying a lot of people across ALL ICS ROMs.