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    Hey guys,
    I'm facing some weird battery behavior ever since I flashed my phone with unofficial roms.

    I'm currently using a Cyanogenmod 12.1 Unofficial build. I'm going explain the problem as detailed as possible.

    Everything works fine, except after a boot, the phone ALWAYS shuts down in 2 to 3 minutes while a SIM card is present.
    If a SIM card is not present, the phone shuts down anytime between 5 minutes to 1 hour.
    The reason? The battery reading jumps from an accurate value to 0% and the phone shuts down.

    ALSO, When I connect a charger, the phone shows "Charging" but no battery is detected (Charging 0% AC), so when I remove the charger, the phone immediately shuts down due to 0% battery.

    Lets call this Mode 1


    Well, now I tried something. I connected the charger, and then pulled out the battery while it was still connected.
    The phone went off.
    Now on a restart, the phone stays at the bootloader screen for 1.5 to 2 minutes (Samsung GS3 I9305)
    Now after the phone boots up, everything looks normal, but now, the battery stays at 99% all the time. No matter how much I use or try to charge it, 99% always.

    This is Mode 2

    In short,
    Mode 1: 5 seconds at bootloader, Accurate battery reading, Sudden 0%, phone shutdown
    Mode 2: 2 minutes at bootloader, Inaccurate 99% battery reading, never shuts down.

    Now I can switch between Mode 1 and Mode 2 by connecting a charger and pulling out the battery while its still connected. I've done this atleast 4 times and it always worked. Weird.

    What is going on really? Any ideas on how to fix this?


    P.S.
    I've tried:
    Flashing Samsung S3 i9305 stock 4.4.4
    Flashing Cyanogenmod 10.1 (Official)
    Flashing Cyanogenmod 11 ( Latest Nightly build)
    Same problem everywhere.

    Also tried Battery Calibration apps

    I don't have a backup of the original stock rom as it was already broken in the first place.
    05-17-2015 08:23 AM

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