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I had bought an HTC Sensation a few months ago second hand off of e-bay when I was on holiday in the UK. It was an unlocked and used Vodafone Sensation, and my first go into the Android experience. It has so far been THE BEST phone I have owned (and one of the best I EVER used) as of yet . BUT, it seems that many of it's users on the Vodafone UK network have complained from the same problem which I have, which is that the phone randomly turns off even if the battery is not even CLOSE to being over (in fact, it usually switches off at either 90% or 60% battery remaining!). Recently, it has gone down in the daily frequency from around 5-7 times to around 0-3 times (but rarely even more), and what's weird is it NEVER switches off when I'm at home, but when I'm outside my house, it just turns off like CRAAAAZAAAAAAY.....

Any solutions?

asked Dec 04 '12 at 07:38

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Well bro, I'm going to tell you that you might have to replace the battery. If that doesn't work, you could just root, install a custom recovery and put a custom ROM. That might help you in your case, and a custom ROM is a hell of a lot better than stock in most cases.

answered Dec 04 '12 at 11:30

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The battery solution is what I thought of initially, but when I checked with other people who followed that route, the problem disappeared for like 1 month and then somehow magically returned.

Also, I live in a country (Sultanate of Oman, look it up on Wikipedia if you like, because you probably never heard of it, ;) ) where the Sensation is just available as the "improved" XE version with Beats Audio, but for some reason, I have not been able to get the battery for either version, which is DARN weird....

And as for rooting, I would try it, but I'm just worried that I might brick it (keeping in mind that this is a second hand phone). I mean, I am a n00b in this area for starters, plus, I'm planning to sell it back next year (somehow) so I can buy another, better phone (brand new this time).

And before someone tell's me to google it, I already did, hundreds of times, but some of the steps in each of the guides to rooting the phone kinda put me off, mainly because of the risk of bricking.

Though I'm willing to root the phone if someone can find me a n00b-proof way to do this, and your help is certainly appreciated.

(Dec 04 '12 at 11:47) KamalMoanis KamalMoanis's gravatar image
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http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/wiki/HTC_Sensation:_Full_Update_Guide

Skip down to gaining S-OFF. That's how to root and install a custom ROM. Not just CyanogenMod, but many more found on the XDA-Developers site.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1112 <-- Custom ROMs site.

Yeah, I'd get another battery. Better safe than sorry. And this method of rooting is completely noob proof, I promise you that. It might look daunting but trust me it's not.

(Dec 04 '12 at 12:03) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

Wow! Thanks! ;) I'm gonna try out the battery first, and If all else fails, I'm gonna root it... But for now, Rain's pouring down where I live, and I gotta lot of cleaning to do in my house as it's kinda drowning. By the way, what phone(s) do you use? Because you seem to know a lot on Android stuff?

(Dec 04 '12 at 12:08) KamalMoanis KamalMoanis's gravatar image
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Haha, I use the HTC MyTouch 4G. My older sister has the HTC Sensation, so I know where you're coming from. Stay safe!

(Dec 04 '12 at 14:32) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image
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