priestess wrote:Mine arrived today with a totally dead battery, 0%. I've periodically checked the battery charge level while charging it, and it has shut off while sleeping 3 times. Once about 10 minutes from the last screen on, once while more than 30 minutes from the last screen on, and once less than 2 minutes from the last screen on. But it has successfully gone at least 20 minutes in sleep without shutting off. It got so that I started waking it from sleep to see if it had shut off (hence noticing it shut off within 2 minutes) rather than checking on the battery progress.
This is a defect of my particular device, right?
I was set to flash it with Brilliant Corners as soon as it was fully charged. I did all my research and got all my files -- really looking forward to making it great. So, should I exchange it for a replacement right away (is this a typical problem?), or should I try to flash it and see if it helps?
roebeet wrote:Let it charge for at least 12 hours, as it does take a long time to charge that first time. Then I would leave it on stock just to watch the battery. If the battery dies quickly, then you probably have a lemon.
I don't think mine is a new device. Once the battery fully charged, I did a factory reset. Before reset, home screen was Classic, there were 3 rows of app icons on the main panel, Pandora was installed, and there was live wallpaper. After the factory reset, I got the "Welcome / Set up your G Tablet" run through, and the Portlet home screen. Switching to Classic, there was a beach still wallpaper and the main panel was all cleaned up. Also, there were no protective films on the device upon unboxing.
As for the battery (after factory reset), the device shut off WHILE I WAS USING IT. At a bit under 90%. A lemon!
And it didn't even take 4 hours to fully charge the first time. I was playing with the tablet the first 0% to 20%, and it charged pretty fast with the screen on during that time, nevermind the remainder of the time.
Now, my question is will I void any warranties if I flash it (and eventually return it to stock...using roebeet's 1.2-4349 NVFlash?) before I exchange it? Are there any recovery logs I should delete if I do so? This would be a good opportunity to practice NVFlash and all the other stuff. I'm new to modding.