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By GADGTGUY, Member on 17th May 2014, 03:56 PM
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20th May 2014, 01:28 PM |#21  
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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, 12:18 PM |#22  
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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.
14th July 2014, 05:04 PM |#23  
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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.
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14th July 2014, 09:58 PM |#24  
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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, 10:45 PM |#25  
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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.
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15th July 2014, 01:55 AM |#26  
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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...
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