- Oct 28, 2013
Wiping battery stats in no, way, shape, or form affects battery indication. Please do some fact-checking regarding the subject matter at hand rather than perpetuating gross misinformation. The notion that wiping battery stats does anything even remotely useful was clearly and concisely debunked long ago.
The only actual valid posts in this thread have been from mr_clean5953, WastedJoker, and zelendel.The OP itself is riddled with misinformation and following the piss-poor advice given therein will shorten your battry's life.
The same holds true for the advice for 4-6 deep discharge cycles prior to first use. It is totally unnecessary and contrary to what was stated, is not recommended by manufacturers of lithium-based batteries. The individual posting that may have been confused by the fact that it is a recommended practice for nickel-based batteries. Li-ion and lithium polymer batteries see no benefit from "priming" prior to first use. The singular effect of following that misguided advice is a shortened serviceable life of the battery.
I'm pretty well versed in Li-Ion batteries and am glad you posted the above info. I fully agree on all points above and any suggestions of running a Lithium Ion all the way down will only shorten it's life.
I know this is an old thread but just found a recent post here in another subforum about clearing battery stats as I'm having some weirdness with one Galaxy and it's batteries. I guess it can't hurt to at least just clear the battery stats without doing any of the other stuff?