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    Default False battery drain...

    Twice now, my phone is running fine, with about 30-50% battery life left, when all of a sudden, it shut off. When I power it back up, it say I have 0-3% left, and it will stay on for only a few seconds, then powers off again. I then have to either remove the battery or plug it in. Then it will power back you and show that I actually have the 30-50% left.

    Anyone else experience this?
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    Yep, happens to me every now and then. It is one of the "features" Sprint / Samsung gave us with the ICS update.

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    Sounds like it could be a bad battery.

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    Sounds like it could be a bad battery.
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    I have the exact issue that you're having.
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    As far as the phone turning off I would check for a bulging battery. Take it out and sprint it on a flat surface on the flat side. Filp it and spin it on the other side. If it spins like a top then its a bad battery. Also does it wiggle in the phone? Is the back hard to put on? All these are signs of a bad battery. If when you turn it on its really low and then a reboot fixes it its either a bad battery it its just the ics software. Even with a good battery it will do this. Usually its only 10 or 20% tho.

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    This happened to me. Turns out my battery was at its end of life. I bought a new OEM battery on Amazon for ten bucks and now my phone works fine. Completely eliminates the problem you are having.
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    It didn't happen after the upgrade, things were great, it just started happening to me all of a sudden. The thing is, it only happens when I open up Chrome.

    After about a minute or two, I get a black screen and the sign off music. When I reboot, it has the correct battery life %.

    Guessing it was a bad Chrome update last week or some other app conflict because all was great.
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    It sounds like a bad battery. Take it out, lay it flat, and then spin it. If it spins around like a top, it needs to be replaced.
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    Yes I experienced exactly the same behavior. A new battery fixed it.

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    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, the battery spins. Ordered a new one from Amazon as well...
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    Good call on the battery. I took mine out and it spun like a top. I also rooted and went back to El29 Gingerbread and the first day I was back to 15 plus hrs on this crappy battery. New battery will be here today.
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    Thanks to you, guys! Spent over 2 months having very similar problems, without managing to troubleshoot the issue (I thought it was software-related). I followed this lead as the last resort before changing the handset. Turns out it was the battery. THANKS A LOT.

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