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[SOLVED] Galaxy S3 Not Charging At All!! 15% in 3 hours!

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It's been a few months I'm using the GS3. Everything was working fine.
Suddenly, yesterday, this fantastic quad-core beast refused to charge! I made so many attempts but all in vain :
  • Tried a different charger.
  • Tried a different USB Cable.
  • Tried charging it via PC/Laptop.
  • Tried removing the battery, cooling everything down and then charging again.
  • Blew inside the USB port.
  • Rebooted several times.
  • Done a factory reset (I know it wasn't a thing to be done.. but... ).

What is the problem?! I've never dropped it or something like that! It's too important for me to have a phone!
Won't send it to Samsung ever. I think people at XDA have more brains.
The only connection to the internet at my home is my S3's GPRS. Wait a minute... if S3 isn't charging how am I posting and starting this thread?
It charges. ONLY 15% in 3 hours when it's Switched OFF and it's charged using Laptop/PC ONLY.
If I try to charge it using wall charger, it never charges! It never charged even before. Whenever my S3 was completely out of battery, I HAD TO use the PC ONLY to charge. It won't ever charge using a wall charger. I mean after it's charged a little bit after using the PC, I could always use the wall charger but FIRST, ONLY PC.
Now, When it charges about 15%, then, today, it DOESN'T CHARGE AT ALL. It means if you Switch it ON, boom! You won't ever be able to charge, no matter if you're using it, no matter if it's connected to a wall/PC as the charger, it always keeps on only "draining". To charge I HAVE TO switch it OFF.

PLEASE HELP! I CAN'T LIVE LIKE THIS!

Note: Phone isn't rooted.



SOLUTION WITH ROOT : Flash Boeffla Kernel. DONE! The problem is Galaxy S3's Stock Kernel! The phone charges at a very good speed!

SOLUTION WITHOUT ROOT : Buy the Capdase USB cable (HCBB00-SM01) from or Amazon or eBay.
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6th September 2013, 05:24 PM |#2  
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We don't have locked boot loaders. So if you do, you're in the wrong forum. Only the Verizon S3 has locked boot loaders.

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6th September 2013, 05:32 PM |#3  
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There are another hundred identical threads, likely causes are faulty charger, lead or charging circuit inside phone. If you are on custom rom/kernel then flash back to stock.
6th September 2013, 06:35 PM |#4  
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Did you try the app charging current? It shows how many mA are coming through

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6th September 2013, 06:59 PM |#5  
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Judged on your previous posts you need to find out what phone you actually have .
Suggest you flash a stock rom and test .

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6th September 2013, 07:36 PM |#6  
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Originally Posted by b-eock

We don't have locked boot loaders. So if you do, you're in the wrong forum. Only the Verizon S3 has locked boot loaders.

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Oops .. sorry, my bad. I mean it's just not rooted.

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6th September 2013, 08:00 PM |#7  
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As mentioned, first... use galaxy charging current app and report what MAX is. Returning to stock if less than 999 on mains to rule out software.

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As mentioned, first... use galaxy charging current app and report what MAX is. Returning to stock if less than 999 on mains to rule out software.

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Here are the Maximum Values in the Galaxy Charging Current app-
Samsung Charger+HTC Wire=100
Sony Charger+HTC Wire=100
Samsung Charger+Samsung Wire=200
Sony Charger+Samsung Wire=200
Samsung Charger+Sony Wire=900
Sony Charger+Sony Wire=1000

The problem is, the Sony wire I've used isn't mine. So I can't keep that with me. I have the Samsung Charger, HTC & Samsung Wires.
Do you recommend to buy a new wire? It'd be great if you'd suggest me which one

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7th September 2013, 01:54 PM |#9  
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Yes. The samsung cable is well documented as being poor on this forum. I bought 2 generic cables from the market and they're great

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Any particular thing I should see before buying a USB Cable? Like the thickness or something like that?

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7th September 2013, 02:57 PM |#11  
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Any particular thing I should see before buying a USB Cable? Like the thickness or something like that?

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just use the same above app and check it instantly where you buy it

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