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  1. ScarletBlue's Avatar
    Mine does the same thing, and it won't charge on ANY USB chargers anymore, it has to be a direct charger. The phone recognizes that it's plugged in but the battery keeps draining instead of recharging. I've tried doing a few power cycles, resets and even taking my battery out of the phone, nothing is changing. I can't even get into my settings because everything just randomly crashes. I'll just get an error message saying "Unfortunately, Settings has stopped". It crashes my avast! also for sure. I don't know what else to do.
    04-24-2013 05:17 PM
  2. ScarletBlue's Avatar
    I've had the same thing with my phone in Raleigh, NC. Signal just isn't there, or even if it is apps like the google voice to text will say there's no network.
    04-24-2013 05:18 PM
  3. drk65's Avatar
    I was just browsing the web on my phone. Battery was at like 41%. Then phone lost signal and straight up died on me. Tried to turn it back on, but battery was at 0%. Got into work and plugged it in and turned it on. Battery was at 51%.

    Third time my battery has done something weird like this.
    I have reported the exact same issue, as well as detailing it in a recent forum post to solicit some help. I'm surprised that my post has over 350 views, but ZERO replies. I'm wondering if some people were turned-off by the length of the post, but I was trying to be thorough with my description. Meanwhile, I ordered a new OEM Samsung Battery that should be showing up any day now. I'll report back if that solves/improves my issue.

    Here's a link to my original forum post, which I'm guessing you might find familiar, based on the issue you've reported above. Good Luck!

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/spr...27-update.html
    04-25-2013 06:39 PM
  4. paulhead's Avatar
    I have reported the exact same issue, as well as detailing it in a recent forum post to solicit some help. I'm surprised that my post has over 350 views, but ZERO replies. I'm wondering if some people were turned-off by the length of the post, but I was trying to be thorough with my description. Meanwhile, I ordered a new OEM Samsung Battery that should be showing up any day now. I'll report back if that solves/improves my issue.

    Here's a link to my original forum post, which I'm guessing you might find familiar, based on the issue you've reported above. Good Luck!

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/spr...27-update.html
    yeah good stuff man,
    Another thing I forgot to mention in my posts is that I disabled some of the sprint apps that I don't care for (Sprint TV, radio etc.) But you have to be careful you're not gonna' affect other processes as well.
    04-25-2013 09:08 PM
  5. srkmagnus's Avatar
    For anyone having really bad battery issues with the recent upgrade, how long have you had the device? Keep in mind that the battery does go bad and what you saw on day one, in terms of battery life, may not be the same today if the device was purchased on release day (or close to it). I recently had the same issue with my device (rooted with a ROM installed) and decided to take the plunge and buy a replacement battery (Anker) from Amazon. What a big difference in terms of battery life and actual battery life.

    The $20 investment (could be cheaper) is nothing compared to how much I paid for the phone and how long I intend on keeping it. Something to consider for anyone with phones purchased at least a year or more.
    Golfdriver97 likes this.
    04-29-2013 12:28 AM
  6. drk65's Avatar
    For anyone having really bad battery issues with the recent upgrade, how long have you had the device? Keep in mind that the battery does go bad and what you saw on day one, in terms of battery life, may not be the same today if the device was purchased on release day (or close to it). I recently had the same issue with my device (rooted with a ROM installed) and decided to take the plunge and buy a replacement battery (Anker) from Amazon. What a big difference in terms of battery life and actual battery life.

    The $20 investment (could be cheaper) is nothing compared to how much I paid for the phone and how long I intend on keeping it. Something to consider for anyone with phones purchased at least a year or more.
    I could not agree more. I got my E4GT within a month of the original launch. After seeing my original battery experiencing "The Bulge", I purchased 2 new batteries (non OEM) on Amazon. While they were better than the original, I also used them throughout the whole ICS debacle, which I believe created problems for those batteries, as well, which also both now experience "The Bulge". So, after experiencing major LoS and Battery drain issues detailed above, I bit the bullet and as a last resort ordered a new Samsung OEM E4GT Battery (luckily found on eBay for $10).

    "Eureka"... My E4GT Lives Again! --- After receiving the new battery on Friday, I put the phone and new battery through its paces this weekend. I experienced zero Loss of Signal, no screen flickering or freezes (even when the battery was down to under 20%), no massive percentage drops and/or random restarts. Finally, I don't EVER recall my original battery lasting as long as this one is now. I played a 4-hour round of golf yesterday, running the GPS for that entire time and using my Golf Range Finding app, and finished my round with 71% battery still remaining. Previously, I would have had to change my completely depleted battery mid-way through the back nine on the course.

    If you do ONE THING before giving up on your E4GT... Buy a brand-new, good, (OEM preferable) battery! --- This single $10 purchase has just held me off from even thinking about going to an S4 or HTC One until much later this year!
    04-29-2013 01:53 PM
  7. Skull Nokker's Avatar
    Mine does the same thing, and it won't charge on ANY USB chargers anymore, it has to be a direct charger. The phone recognizes that it's plugged in but the battery keeps draining instead of recharging. I've tried doing a few power cycles, resets and even taking my battery out of the phone, nothing is changing. I can't even get into my settings because everything just randomly crashes. I'll just get an error message saying "Unfortunately, Settings has stopped". It crashes my avast! also for sure. I don't know what else to do.
    Mine did this. You should call Samsung. I had to send it in for repair. There is a problem with some USB jacks. Turn-a-round time for me was 9 days. If you have to have a phone in the meantime, buy a cheap one from your carrier and have your number and account transferred to it until you get the S2 back.
    05-06-2013 09:51 AM
  8. asd216's Avatar
    I got 8 hours+ with 34% left after using stock.

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-06-2013 09:39 PM
  9. Michael Onwuemezie's Avatar
    Thanks very much I found your tips very helpful on how to stop the heating of my phone wen I upgraded it to jellybean 4.2.2 it was the Google now DAT was the problem so wen I went to settings and turned it off it stopped thanks

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    Thanks very much I found your tips very helpful on how to stop the heating of my phone wen I upgraded it to jellybean 4.2.2 it was the Google now DAT was the problem so wen I went to settings and turned it off it stopped thanks
    05-31-2013 05:59 AM
  10. roces9's Avatar
    Also, if you're in an area that does not have WiMAX you might want to try turning off the Sprint Connections Optimizer. I found it was a huge drain on my battery.

    To turn it off, go to settings, select More Settings, Mobile Networks, Connections Optimizer, uncheck the box.
    This ruined my batter for the first day after the update.
    05-31-2013 11:07 AM
  11. deesugar's Avatar
    I've seen nothing but amazing battery life, much better then before upgrading! I've posted how to do this but I don't think anyone searches on AC anymore.

    See attached...

    Massive Battery Drain on Samsung Galaxy S2 with JellyBean GB27-screenshot_2013-05-28-06-23-42.png
    Massive Battery Drain on Samsung Galaxy S2 with JellyBean GB27-screenshot_2013-05-02-13-48-06.png
    05-31-2013 11:20 AM
  12. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Welcome to all the new posters on this thread!!!

    I agree with several posts regarding solutions. First, check to make sure you don't have 'the bulge' in your battery. I noticed a charging problem with mine. The bulge created a bad connection. Registered it being plugged in, but because of the slightly disconnected pins, it wasn't accepting a charge.

    Second would be to do some kind of wipe to your device. Wiping cache in recovery is the one I would suggest first, then a factory reset. The reason: updates are often installed, what is considered a 'dirty' flash. This can cause problems because there is older cached files under the old ROM, and the OS is confused, and spends processing resources, which is battery power, to figure out a solution.

    The connection Optimizer.....don't get me started. Uncheck the box, and I wish Sprint never came up with that evil, evil program.
    05-31-2013 12:15 PM
  13. Markag123's Avatar
    I must say I too was very frustrated at my phones performance after installing the jelly bean update. Battery life sucked and phone was clitching, shutting down & restarting randomly, restarting when connecting to wifi to name a few. After researching various threads with people having the same issues I decided to do a factory reset of my phone as well as replace the battery. It is true that if you put your battery on a flat surface & spin it, if it spins freely it is time to replace it. New batteries are flat and should not rotate more than once depending on how hard you spin it. After the factory reset & battery replacement the phone is working like new and the battery is holding up as well. It is still early so time will tell but, I highly recommend doing this if you are having any issues after installing the jelly bean update.
    06-04-2013 12:20 PM
  14. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I must say I too was very frustrated at my phones performance after installing the jelly bean update. Battery life sucked and phone was clitching, shutting down & restarting randomly, restarting when connecting to wifi to name a few. After researching various threads with people having the same issues I decided to do a factory reset of my phone as well as replace the battery. It is true that if you put your battery on a flat surface & spin it, if it spins freely it is time to replace it. New batteries are flat and should not rotate more than once depending on how hard you spin it. After the factory reset & battery replacement the phone is working like new and the battery is holding up as well. It is still early so time will tell but, I highly recommend doing this if you are having any issues after installing the jelly bean update.

    Welcome to the forums!

    Glad the fixes worked for you. Hope you are still enjoying the device.
    06-04-2013 12:50 PM
  15. zuguzcai's Avatar
    4 days ago I had notification and I had upgraded my SGS 2 by OTA 4.1.2 firmware DXLSD. I had experienced just like you, my batt drained very fast. I did factory reset twice and I found that after I update SAMSUNG LINK (AllShare Play), my handheld become very hot at the back near cam and my batt drained very fast.
    I did do factory reset again and I did not update Samsung Link ( AllShare Play) and installing my previous app one by one. Until now, my handheld is doing just fine.
    Now my problem is my SD Card (San Disk 32 GB class 10), it become unexpectedly remove. I was wondering if I had to replace it because of the previous heat problem.

    Btw, at 4.0.4, i can set several email accounts to my Contact. Now I had difficulties to set my Yahoo mail account contacts. Any idea to fix it ?
    06-06-2013 09:38 PM
  16. docberry126's Avatar
    Same thing happened to me.

    This is how I fixed it: I went into settings/backup and restore and did the "Factory Reset". Don't worry, this will not bring you back to an earlier OS, it will still be Jelly Bean. BUT, you will have to re-install all of your apps and email accounts (Email, gmail, facebook,). It was a slight pain the the xss but it fixed the problem.

    FYI, I also added the Juice Defender App...it seems to help.

    Good luck,

    Derrick
    06-20-2013 02:38 PM
  17. drk65's Avatar
    Same thing happened to me.

    This is how I fixed it: I went into settings/backup and restore and did the "Factory Reset". Don't worry, this will not bring you back to an earlier OS, it will still be Jelly Bean. BUT, you will have to re-install all of your apps and email accounts (Email, gmail, facebook,). It was a slight pain the the xss but it fixed the problem.

    FYI, I also added the Juice Defender App...it seems to help.

    Good luck,

    Derrick
    Glad you got everything sorted out and working well again. Juice Defender Rocks! If you haven't done so, I highly recommend upgrading to the Ultimate version, as it opens up excellent capabilities to control WiFi/Data, based on Location, as well as a host of other features that will help you squeeze even more battery time out of your E4GT.

    The combination of a new Samsung Battery + Juice Defender Ultimate + Underclocking the CPU to 1000 mHz w/PegasusQ Governor is yielding me an average use daily battery life of 22+ hours (according to GSam Battery app stats). For those wondering, I've seen virtually no degradation in performance after underclocking.
    06-20-2013 04:24 PM
  18. caknight's Avatar
    I have just installed JellyBean GB27 also last week & I am having similar issues. A previously ' perfect' battery is now running out within four or five hours even with the fone being used to an absolute mimimum. I have let the battery run down on a few occasions & fully recharged as suggested. This does not appear to have made any difference. Any further suggestions would be much appreciated.

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    I have just installed JellyBean GB27 also last week & I am having similar issues. A previously ' perfect' battery is now running out within four or five hours even with the fone being used to an absolute mimimum. I have let the battery run down on a few occasions & fully recharged as suggested. This does not appear to have made any difference. Any further suggestions would be much appreciated.
    06-23-2013 04:30 PM
  19. Hawaiian_Geek's Avatar
    I have just installed JellyBean GB27 also last week & I am having similar issues. A previously ' perfect' battery is now running out within four or five hours even with the fone being used to an absolute mimimum. I have let the battery run down on a few occasions & fully recharged as suggested. This does not appear to have made any difference. Any further suggestions would be much appreciated.

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    I have just installed JellyBean GB27 also last week & I am having similar issues. A previously ' perfect' battery is now running out within four or five hours even with the fone being used to an absolute mimimum. I have let the battery run down on a few occasions & fully recharged as suggested. This does not appear to have made any difference. Any further suggestions would be much appreciated.
    did you do a factory reset after you installed Jelly Bean? that would help because the update was so huge. it's best to do a factory reset. make sure you remove your micro sd card before you do the factory reset.
    06-25-2013 01:07 AM
  20. witeyford's Avatar
    just updated and getting terrible battery life... seems like majority is for hard reset fixing the problem? i'm kindof scared to hard reset...got the s2 couple of weeks ago and until the update was very happy with it. i don't want to inherit any quirks

    also i want to do cynagenmod but i'm kindof a newb don't want to brick it...any suggestions? is rooting the s2 worth it?
    06-26-2013 05:33 PM
  21. sonicbluemustang's Avatar
    This is "REDONCULUS" These threads about battery life! My wife is having same problems even with new battery. S2 is crap with new updates!!!!! Itstarted with the damn 24 update fried her rom the sprint dude couldnt fix it they give her 2 refurbs b4 getting 1 that works. Now this. she said last week they sent some other update to it. Its not even rooted. jees. sorry for the rant.
    06-27-2013 02:26 PM
  22. Dodraug1's Avatar
    I was having the same issue. Eventually the battery would drain after 15-20 hours, which is not acceptable in my opinion. After a while I got tired of it and factory reset my phone. Huzzah, after my first charge I didn't have to charge it again for 5 days. But then the battery started draining again, and shortly after I was down to charging it every single day. After searching around a bit I found some forum threads claiming it to be a bug in S2 and S3 (at least) that causes the battery to drain faster if you charge the phone with something other than the original charger. I can't remember what forum I read it on, but I tried to stop charging using USB, and only use the original wall charger. That didn't help, but it turns out you have to either let the battery drain until the phone shuts down and then charge, or take the battery out and put it back in again before charging. I tried this and instantly I could go 4-5 days between each charge, with the same applications running and the same amount of usage.

    Just an easy tip I think you should try if you have the same problem.
    06-27-2013 02:53 PM
  23. jaia21's Avatar
    I had the exact same problem. A rep told me this phone was having so many issues they stopped making it. The first time they replaced it they said it was the processor but when the second phone came and they installed jellybean the battery/phone started over heating to the point I couldn't use it when I went back I learned they didn't replace the battery and now they wouldn't cause it was out of warranty which battery warranty is only a year by the way. They suggested I buy a new battery from them for 60 dollars and I did not. So to make a long story short I would suggest getting another phone until ur contract is up and weigh your options I have spent a week on the phone with sprint and in the store and they are sending me a comparable phone cause I told them I wasn't going to replace it again only to have more issues and I was not gonna buy another phone or battery because this phone was malfunctioned and they knew it
    06-27-2013 07:57 PM
  24. sonicbluemustang's Avatar
    It won't charge at all. My wife came in couple hours ago and the battery was so dead it wouldn't boot. Even off it won't charge. This new battery from sprint the day b4 yesterday. Definitely messed up, luckily I had a new battery dropped off by ups late afternoon from amazon. Only 7 bucks and 5 for shippin. Atleast I can wipe it.
    This is how it went;
    January- update fl24 fries the Rom so it wont boot into android and tech dude at sprint says he can't fix it so he orders new(refurb). I know this phone could have been recovered.
    February- spend three weeks with F'd up refurb that won't wake from calls mostly and goes dark when trying to do other things other than calls. Another refurb on the way.
    M & April went ok even with the new update (JB) except battery would only last few hours.
    2 weeks ago left town on vaca it starts really acting up. Of all times to start this crap.
    Called sprint dude says we can upgrade where as 3 days ago the dude said no way we can upgrade without paying full price. I am a rats *** hair close to pulling her phone back to Verizy. I will be in the store in the morning to get new phone most likely a S4.
    wish me luck
    06-28-2013 04:21 AM
  25. sabkt's Avatar
    all complaining about jelly bean please note , I faced same but now it is perfect! -I only changed from screen the active widgets ..I still have 6 screens but with no active and that has done a lot , now I dont have reason to complain .
    07-07-2013 09:28 PM
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