1. Johnathon Rivas's Avatar
    I flashed my first rom a few days ago on my Optimus (CM7 BobZhome). I liked everything about it at the moment, but after a day or two Iran into a problem. I plugged my phone into the charger when it was at about 45% before going to sleep, then in the morning when I checked the percentage it was down to 42%. Ive heard there are problems with charging on CM7. Are there any fixes? Any help is very much appreciated.
    10-22-2012 07:55 PM
  2. ThatGuyLurkin's Avatar
    Go to Battery Use in Settings. See if there's a green charging bar near the bottom saying it was charging but not moving.


    Also, turn the phone off and plug it in again to see if the charger actually works.

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    10-22-2012 09:07 PM
  3. upconvert's Avatar
    Generally, cm7 Rom, and in my opinion, BobZ in particular are fine with charging and sleep issues. If this keeps happening, I'd suggest some troubleshooting with your installation process. A good place to start is with what you're formatting and wiping before you install. Keep an eye on it, and if you keep having problems, let us know what recovery you're using, and what steps you used to install cm7.

    Congrats on installing your first rom! You picked a great one!


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    10-22-2012 09:39 PM
  4. Johnathon Rivas's Avatar
    When I installed I wipe cache, then dalvik cache, then wipe data, flash CM7 zip, and I do gapps last. I'm using the cwm based recovery that I used when I rooted my phone after getting the zv9 update on it, and I've had to reinstall the rom about 4 times so far. And about the charging, I usually have to do battery pulls. It says something like "charging (72%)" and after awhile the percentage starts going down and I have to do battery pulls before I can get it to charge. Its very frustrating and I think I may just unroot and go back to stock froyo already.
    10-22-2012 09:47 PM
  5. Johnathon Rivas's Avatar
    And it's the same when I turn the phone off. It doesn't charge even though theres that little animated battery. The phone doesn't turn on unless I unplug it, otherwise it just keeps loading back to the animated battery charging screen. Is that supposed to happen?
    10-22-2012 09:52 PM
  6. adamhos's Avatar
    I would say your battery is done

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    10-22-2012 10:03 PM
  7. johnh02's Avatar
    And it's the same when I turn the phone off. It doesn't charge even though theres that little animated battery. The phone doesn't turn on unless I unplug it, otherwise it just keeps loading back to the animated battery charging screen. Is that supposed to happen?
    Yes that's supposed to happen on every phone so you can charge while phone is off

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    10-22-2012 10:06 PM
  8. ThatGuyLurkin's Avatar
    I dont really believe you battery is done, as I had my battery for almost 2Years come March. Flash MiRaGe, or get a stronger cable :P

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    10-22-2012 10:31 PM
  9. cole2kb's Avatar
    Trying a new battery should be your next step, I doubt it has anything to do with your ROM.
    10-22-2012 11:14 PM
  10. upconvert's Avatar
    When I installed I wipe cache, then dalvik cache, then wipe data, flash CM7 zip, and I do gapps last. I'm using the cwm based recovery that I used when I rooted my phone after getting the zv9 update on it, and I've had to reinstall the rom about 4 times so far. And about the charging, I usually have to do battery pulls. It says something like "charging (72%)" and after awhile the percentage starts going down and I have to do battery pulls before I can get it to charge. Its very frustrating and I think I may just unroot and go back to stock froyo already.
    Of course trying a new rom is free and you don't have to wait for it to ship. I say try another one. This time, make a backup, then wipe everything before you install, including system, boot, and everything else under storage.

    If that doesn't work you may have to try new batteries/cables, but try the free easy stuff first.

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    10-22-2012 11:41 PM
  11. EarthnFire78's Avatar
    And it's the same when I turn the phone off. It doesn't charge even though theres that little animated battery. The phone doesn't turn on unless I unplug it, otherwise it just keeps loading back to the animated battery charging screen. Is that supposed to happen?
    That is the Off Line Charge bug you are talking about, and with fixed a long time ago. What is the build date of the ROM you are using?
    10-23-2012 01:31 AM
  12. riggerman's Avatar
    I had the same issue with my old OV. Turned out to be the micro usb port on the phone. Lucky I was still under warranty, and VM replaced it free of charge. If your one year warranty is still good, I recommend calling Customer Service and let know what the problem is and get them to replace your phone.
    10-23-2012 04:52 AM
  13. Johnathon Rivas's Avatar
    The build date was May 20th, 2012. I flashed MiRaGe and I had the same problem, so I used another cable (one from my dads Casio Commando) and it charged fine. I'm probably just going to order another charger. Thanks for all the help though! the only other problem now is that it will say its charged and as soon as I unplug it, it says different, but at least I can deal with that.
    10-23-2012 07:26 PM

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