battery meter not working
Ok so I've never had problems with my epic until now, I did the cwm3 and truely epic rom, after a couple of days my battey meter said it was still charging when it was unplugged, and it it sometimes says I have the usb plugged in and I don't then it won't turn on with out taking out the battery and inserting the charger right after. Here's what I've tryed
-different chargers and usb cables
-restarting a lot of times
-factory reset and rom reinstall
-odin to flash back to factory
Nothing works and I don't have time to go to a sprint store, the nearest one is about 45 mins away from where I live and I am very busy
Please post if you can help its giving me a hard time because when I try to reset it or if it turns off I have to wait until I get home to turn it back on
- 01-25-2011, 04:11 PM #2
Best suggestion is to Odin back to factory. See how things are working on factory Eclair. If things are still acting up then its something hardware related with your phone. Almost sounds like this all could be battery related, possibly a battery gone bad?
If things are working fine then you probably had a bad upgrade/flash to CWM3 and TrulyEpic Rebirth. I doubt there is anything ROM related causing this, since this is the first we have heard of this.
- 01-26-2011, 07:27 AM #4
Are you saying that a complete factory reset using Odin to Eclair doesn'g stop your battery charging problems? If so then you need to visit your local Sprint replacement/repair department.
- 01-26-2011, 11:35 AM #5
I would be sure you Odin back to check it for 2 reasons - that might be the problem and I know my local repair store would take one look, go bezerk, then notate in my account - rooted phone, do not touch ever again, warranty gone.
Obviously, I went in one time and this happened, had to upgrade phones before I could ever get one worked on again.
- 01-26-2011, 11:43 AM #6
@nmoreman, I already stated this in previous posts to Odin back to factory Eclair and if the problem still existed then suggested that it was probably a hardware/battery defect and should contact/visit a local sprint store/rep.
On a side note if everyone that comes to this forum and reads the forum posted warnings (as they should), they would know that rooting or installing anything other than official ROM (in this case Eclair 2.1 DI18) would understand that Sprint will not honor any warranty with your phone that current state and would be grounds for Sprint to consider your warranty voided if they choose.
- 01-26-2011, 01:10 PM #7
I did read your post, but I was trying to make this point - he better do it anyway before he walks into a Sprint Repair Store or there can be consequence, regardless if its faulty hardware that should be covered or not.
I spaced resetting my phone once when I had a problem and that is what happened, I just wanted to be sure if he was new at rooting and roms that he
and anyone else reading this followed those proper procedures. In other words,
- 01-26-2011, 01:21 PM #8
No problem, I am simply trying to cut down on repeated posts and also anyone who decides to take on rooting their phones should already understand that this is a void of their warranty terms being that you are altering you phone by means not approved by the manufacturers or individual carriers.
Were good. No problems here.
- 01-28-2011, 04:35 PM #10
- 01-29-2011, 05:35 AM #12
I guess you didn't read post #5, go back to stock before you go to store with a problem. You are lucky they didn't notate and will look at it again.
This is a very important thing to do in order not to void your warranty, you need to make it look like you didn't break it, which is what Sprint thinks root and roms do, and they can use this not to service your phone.
I learned the hard way, why I wrote this very important suggestion, should be rule, unless you know your Service Center and they will not object. Mine does.
- 01-29-2011, 09:03 AM #13
- 01-29-2011, 01:25 PM #14
It appears that I am having the same problem, or something real similar. Should I follow the instructions to; "New: Restore to Froyo DK28", or "Restore to Eclair DI18 Using Windows" http://forum.androidcentral.com/epic...ked-phone.html
Should I restore to DI18 before I try to restore to DK28 to fix the problem, and would a factory reset do anything? Again, it didn't have this problem for the first couple of days.
Thanks for your help guys!
- 01-29-2011, 02:04 PM #15
- 01-29-2011, 02:35 PM #16
- 01-29-2011, 05:23 PM #18
I am on DK28 and I am going to go back to DI18 to see if my battery/charging port is caused by a bad software upgrade. But if you are still having the problem, it seems that it is the charging port that is causing the problem, wouldn't it? If I have the same results as you, I am going to take it into a Sprint store after I Odin back. Wouldn't you want to take it into a Sprint store too if the software isn't causing the problems?
- 01-30-2011, 12:50 PM #19
Occasionaly I would have a simmilar problem where I would be down to 28%or lower battery left then reboot the phone because it was running slow . After restart it would say 5% battery left and low battery warning but I could go for a few hours andit wouldn't drop battery level any lower. A reset wouldn't fix it usualy. It would only get better if I charge the phone for awhile then reset it then it would put the battery % up where it sould be. This happened on di18 and dk28 with truly epic rom. Same thing causing this or not. Don't know
- 01-30-2011, 01:56 PM #20
@kra2y, from what saying this happening on Eclair and Froyo then that definately rules out Froyo or any Froyo custom ROM from causing this issue.
I keep falling back on the idea this could be battery related or possibly a hardware issue in the phone. Wouldn't be the first time a battery or series of batteries went sour way before their time.
- 01-30-2011, 05:31 PM #21
- 01-30-2011, 05:32 PM #22