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Question [Q] battery leakage?

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20th December 2013, 07:05 PM   |  #1  
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Hello guys,

As the title says, I too am running into some battery trouble (shocker, I know). I'd like to point out that first I did my research in the HOW+ forums + faqs. So, here's the situation:


Today with 80% of battery i played sonic dash for 45min. After that It shows 40% left. I shut down the phone. Put it in the freezer for 5mins (why not?) then turned it on again. Then it shows less than 16% at startup.

Two weeks earlier i used Navigon gps for 1hour on a full battery, after that i had 50% left. Restarted the phone and it showed 40% and afterwards started going down fast as hell in 1 hour without me turning the screen on. Seriously, at the end I had the 4 low battery alerts in a quick row (14%, 9%, 3%, 1% and then shutdown in 5-10minutes).

I bought the phone in march and used it heavily at first. I was all about thd games (which all push the phone to its limits) + occasional big downloads + uzipping heavy files. Then later i calmed down and mostly used the phone in the evenings before sleep: loads of browsing + youtube + emulators (which, all three combined, don't drain the battery that much even after a long time).

The phone has been rooted for 1 month. I'm still on stock rom. I greenified most of the processes (like every apps and games except viber, tango, whats app skype, line, twitter, facebook, vine) and froze (with titanium backup) google+, gmail,chrome, htc tips, play books, play movies, play kioske, play music, htc tips, htc watch.

Here is my question : do you guys think i should try some battery recalibrating or should replacing the battery do the trick? Or maybe there's nothing to do and the one x+ is just doomed in that area.

In one month I am going to Japan for a couple of weeks and I'll be needing a lot of my HOX+ so I sure wouldn't want to spend money on a new phone (with the next gen devices right around the corner) or on a pricey mugen external juice case. Any piece of advice or info is welcome.


Thanks in advance for your time guys.
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22nd December 2013, 07:46 AM   |  #2  
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Hey dude,i had similary problems with my battery.i tried everything from flashing special customs to battery doctor apps/widgets stock rom.but nothing solved the problem.only one thing,a replacement part for 23 from ebay.the battery its selfs.
Sorry for my english,i'm german and mine is not so good.
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23rd December 2013, 05:19 AM   |  #3  
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Hey dude,i had similary problems with my battery.i tried everything from flashing special customs to battery doctor apps/widgets stock rom.but nothing solved the problem.only one thing,a replacement part for 23 from ebay.the battery its selfs.
Sorry for my english,i'm german and mine is not so good.
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Danke.

So you say you had the battery replaced. May I ask if you did see a significant difference once the new battery was installed? Also im curious, after how many months did you replace it and how heavy were you using your phone before?

Again, thank you, much appreciated.
23rd December 2013, 07:24 AM   |  #4  
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I've had similar issues with my battery. It has definitely gotten worse as time goes by. I did however just get a response from HTC about what to do about the quick battery drain when my phone hits 15%.

This is what they said:

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I apologize for this behavior that you are having with the battery on your HTC One X+. The culprit in this situation is not the battery, it is the charging logic. Therefore, I advise you to recalibrate the battery/charging logic with the following steps:

1. Charge the device for at least 10 minutes
2. With the device truly OFF while still being plugged into the wall outlet, push in and hold volume up and volume down AND power button, for 2 minutes.
3. Let go. Device will boot up, and battery/charging logic are re-calibrated.

I cannot test this as the current ROM I have can only do a soft reboot, thus I cannot shutoff my device. Hope it helps at least a little.
25th December 2013, 01:57 AM   |  #5  
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I've had similar issues with my battery. It has definitely gotten worse as time goes by. I did however just get a response from HTC about what to do about the quick battery drain when my phone hits 15%.

This is what they said:



I cannot test this as the current ROM I have can only do a soft reboot, thus I cannot shutoff my device. Hope it helps at least a little.


Thank you, I will try this method and report.
25th December 2013, 07:03 PM   |  #6  
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Rapid drain from 15% -> happens most of the times to EVERYONE, its not individual phone problem..

So unless HTC's calibration method doesn't help just need learn to live with it :/
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Rapid drain from 15% -> happens most of the times to EVERYONE, its not individual phone problem..

So unless HTC's calibration method doesn't help just need learn to live with it :/

I suffer a lot from this issue (rapid drain from 15%->0%).
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8th February 2014, 09:40 AM   |  #8  
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I had this problem and I left the phone at the service for a warranty change of the battery.

They've changed it and I must admit that the problem has been resolved. I can now see how the battery drains step by step: 15, 14, 13, 12, 11 etc. It does seem to last a bit more now, maybe half an hour.
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I had this problem and I left the phone at the service for a warranty change of the battery.

They've changed it and I must admit that the problem has been resolved. I can now see how the battery drains step by step: 15, 14, 13, 12, 11 etc. It does seem to last a bit more now, maybe half an hour.

I shattered my phone screen, and send it to service, and i told them about battery problem, now they replaced battery, and earpiece speaker as i had low volume, will see how it works after i get it back in 3 days.
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The battery bug was introduced in the only update for HOX+, everything was fine before the update. It starts mostly after a few days without a reboot. One time I've had theoretically more than 40% battery level, while in the next hour my phone wouldn't even start because of empty battery. Recently I was goofing around with Tasker. When the battery level showed 20%, my phone shutdown.

Did anyone test the recalibrate thing? Can someone explain me how am I supposed to hold 3 buttons for 2 minutes ?

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