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Topic # 88702 21-Aug-2011 15:29


I've had my Sensation for two weeks now. Yesterday was the second time I didn't plug the phone into the charger before it switched off. On both occasions I found that I couldn't charge the phone battery. When I plug the phone in, I get a series of several led flashes and then no led at all. Unfortunately, I don't have an external battery charger and at the time, couldn't even top it up with USB cable in my car.

I've tried just about every solution going including the one Privoxy tried using "adb root", but the phone just isn't recognised because the battery is so flat. The only solution that has worked for me is this one, which involves stripping a USB cable:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1198585

I see on the HTC website that this appears to be quite a problem with the Sensation phone. I've never had this problem with other phone batteries before, so why the Sensation? Is the battery faulty? Should I take it back to Telecom?

(Disclaimer: I have ROMmed the phone and am currently running P3D 4.1, but I am certain the first time I experienced this no charge issue was prior to any flashing, even Rooting.)

What are your thoughts people?





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  Reply # 509628 21-Aug-2011 15:58
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I thought it was only an issue with CWM and had been fixed. You got a link to the HTC page so I can learn more?

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  Reply # 509906 22-Aug-2011 12:49
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Yep had the same problem a few times while running the RevolutionHD ROM.. I'm currently running the InsertCoin ROM and I haven't had the issue yet.

When it happened the only way I could get the phone to turn back on was to take the battery out a few times and keep trying to get into the boot menu.

Frustrating issue. Hope it gets resolved.

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  Reply # 509953 22-Aug-2011 14:17
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BadCam:
I've had my Sensation for two weeks now. Yesterday was the second time I didn't plug the phone into the charger before it switched off. On both occasions I found that I couldn't charge the phone battery. When I plug the phone in, I get a series of several led flashes and then no led at all. Unfortunately, I don't have an external battery charger and at the time, couldn't even top it up with USB cable in my car.

I've tried just about every solution going including the one Privoxy tried using "adb root", but the phone just isn't recognised because the battery is so flat. The only solution that has worked for me is this one, which involves stripping a USB cable:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1198585

I see on the HTC website that this appears to be quite a problem with the Sensation phone. I've never had this problem with other phone batteries before, so why the Sensation? Is the battery faulty? Should I take it back to Telecom?

(Disclaimer: I have ROMmed the phone and am currently running P3D 4.1, but I am certain the first time I experienced this no charge issue was prior to any flashing, even Rooting.)

What are your thoughts people?


I have a stock HTC Sensation. I've run the battery to auto-power-off point several times and I just plug the phone in and re-charge it. I often turn it on at the same time...as once it has juice connected it will turn on and boot up. It charges from there. Perhaps that's why I haven't seen a problem charging with the phone off....as I rarely have it off. 

Make sense? Not sure if this helps. 

 




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  Reply # 509958 22-Aug-2011 14:25
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I'm pretty sure this is an issue with a specific version of CWM. If you don't have the fixed version you will run into this problem when running a custom recovery like cwm.




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  Reply # 510033 22-Aug-2011 16:47
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Very simple and easy to fix.

adb reboot and done.



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  Reply # 510110 22-Aug-2011 19:34

Privoxy: Very simple and easy to fix.

adb reboot and done.


The phone isn't recognised. So, adb doesn't do the trick.

Folks. Yes, it must be to do with the CWM. My Version is 4.0.1.5 which I thought was the correct version. I'll have a look.

Thanks everyone for your responses.



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  Reply # 510930 24-Aug-2011 07:43

I re-flashed the CWM from this XDA post:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1192300

This is the thread that used to originally used to root the phone, but has been updated with a new version of the old v4.0.1.4 UPDATED 03-AUG-11. That would have been around the time that I Rooted my phone (I didn't flash it until some time later), so I must have just missed that update.

That seems to have done the trick as although, I don't actually know this as I haven't managed to let my phone go flat again, because. the battery lasts so long now, I don't need to worry about it going flat. I'll try and deliberately let it run down, just to be sure.



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  Reply # 512120 25-Aug-2011 21:28

Yup! I well and truly drained the phone today. Going back to the New/Old version of CWM v4.0.1.4 did the trick. It started charging immediately. A nice solid Orange light. I hit the Power button a minute or so after connecting it and it started straight away.

Thanks for your comments people.

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