February 6th, 2013
53 Comments

Hello guys,
Yesterday something really bad happened to my original Samsung battery. Everyday it’s getting bigger and bigger, now it’s big enough to create a gap between phone and back case, I have to protect it with tape. I’m afraid it gonna explode soon. In addition, battery withstands only two hours. I’m asking for your help, because now we can’t work at new releases. I don’t need a lot of money, only 15$ to buy a new battery. I hope you can help me.

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Some photos:

Cheers, Marcin!

53 Responses
  • dalotti says:

    ??? Is it a joke?

  • Pudil says:

    Should your battery have swollen, stop using it immediately!!! It should be very close to exploding and is will probably cause serious burns if it happens near your body!
    Marcin, even If developing does have a break then, please put the battery away! It is dangerous!!

  • Giowner says:

    At the moment I don’t have any money myself, so I’m sorry to say I can’t help you.. And I’m not 16/18 years old yet so I wouldn’t be able to donate anyway.. 🙁

    I hope that there are other people that ARE able to donate, because I love your work and don’t want you to stop with it because of that stupid battery 😉

  • Teodor says:

    Sorry to hear that… I had this problem myself… Can anyone tell me why would this happen?Could it be because of the rom(I know that the stock cut the power once it is full…maybe this doesn’t??) And I can’t donate… I’m not 18, sorry 🙁

    • Marcin says:

      Cutting the power off is kernel related and all the kernels are based on stock one, so it’s not a ROM issue.

      • george says:

        Create the webmoney wallet, then i will donate. Im from russia and i dont want to use paypal. Anyway can i donate on ur paypal using wmoney? Goin to donate pretty big money

  • Newbie says:

    Please check your Paypal account.
    And yes, put the battery out 🙂

  • Moltraz says:

    i’ve donated 5$.. carry on guys.. don’t stop 🙂

  • Jakub says:

    Maclaw, i had this same problem few weeks ago, battery were bigger and battery life was very bad (30 minutes max), so i decided to buy new one 😀

  • Alejandro says:

    Sorry, I can’t donate, I’m not 18 years old…
    Sorry for my english 🙂

  • diaz8 says:

    Come on guys, how many people have this rom installed?. It’s only 15$.
    Let’s put some coins here to get the next release 😀
    I have already put my part..

  • I’m not alone xD
    I had the same problem in september with my galaxy ace and my battery was bigger… what’s more my autonomy was 3 hours when I saw that the battery had became so big.

    Sorry for my English, I’m french ^^’

  • Taracair says:

    Dałbym Wam parę groszy, ale musiałem zamknąć konto bo miałem -50zł i zero wpływów. Mimo wszystko trzymam kciuki 🙂

  • v0m1t says:

    it happened to my gio battery within a year of purchase so samsung gave me a new one for free, check your warranty papers maybe you can get one too.

  • Matioso says:

    I had exactly the same problem. The batery was twice as thick and only 1 hour before empty.
    Bought a new (2450mah!!!!) Battery at ebay for only 4,99 incl. Shipping.
    Search ebay for “gio battery” and sort price. I ordered the gold colored one which is perfect.

    • Macław says:

      I bought that battery at AliExpress, waiting for it 😉 Is it really better than stock one?

      • Matioso says:

        Great. And keep up the good work. I am using your roms since the beginning. They keep getting better and better. The last one is realy amazing!

      • Shaun says:

        I did notice longer battery life, but I installed this battery when I was using CM9, and my battery drain was ridiculous then. Now on RC2 it lasts pretty well. Only notice drain when using data. But I still get a full day out of it no worries. Not sure if No Frills CPU control helps or hinders. But my settings are Max: 844MHz, Min: 122MHz, Govenor: smartassv2, I/O scheduler: sio. I sent you link for batteris I bought in my donation notes… Thanks again for all your hard work, my phone is running perfect now on RC2. I don’t see how you can make it better, but if you can, I’m looking forward to it. Thanks again guys.

  • phil says:

    I gave you 2$. I can’t give you more, i’m not 18 and i’ve not many money on my paypal account.

  • Igor says:

    hahah that also happened to me 😉 I searched on google, that happens a lot with the aces.. normally after a year of usage.

  • FredZ says:

    And that’s my cue to advise you all to revert to a stable ROM.
    Usually, a battery issue like this one is software-driven, aka the ROM is probably damaging it with bad management.

  • theguitarhero4 says:

    Maclaw, I had the exact same problem! I had hoped that your rom wasn’t causing my battery issues. My battery, unfortunately, got quite a lot bigger than yours is in the photos. I managed to buy some cheap third party batteries from ebay: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=400386057165 work just as well as the original! I’ve heard rumours about the 2450mah ones though, they are apparently just 750mah. you are doing an absolutely awesome job on the gio/ace project! keep up the great work!

  • My battery is affected same, whats going wrong???

  • Matt says:

    I’m using this battery in my gio: http://allegro.pl/bat-maxximus-1600mah-sam-s5830-s5660-gio-s5670-i2997026981.html
    It’s really good, and half the price of original battery!

  • Geovanehenry says:

    Done, but is little hope that helps. grateful

  • Andrew says:

    Funny you say that, it happened to me still waiting on a battery.

  • marco says:

    pls enter the link to download your aosp jelly bean or going on AOSP ics

  • Sorry I can’t donate becouse i don’t have a paypal account and i’m not 18. But If you made a donate application on play store I’ll buy it ! 😉

  • Bob says:

    I’m sorry 🙁 I can’t donate! I’m only 15 years old! But I had this same problem 4 mounts ago…. I canged them!

  • Matt says:

    How much is still needed and what currency is that I am happy to donate the rest.

  • Leon says:

    Just buy a Much Stable Battery from other Companys like Anker and Polarcell. ( Ace Batterys works on Gio too ! )

  • Orsonbear says:

    Check your Paypal account! Tnx for your work!

  • Mathis says:

    As soon i will have eighteen i will help you but now i can’t sorry

  • Furkan says:

    I had the same a month ago ! Showed it a samsung service , they immediately changed my battery without price !

  • 4pk says:

    15$ is wayyyy too much:(
    I bought an original one for my ace for 8$ 4 months ago, from one of the stores in town, and note that in my country all electronic products are way too overpriced:p

  • Jarvis926 says:

    Sorry to hear that guys.
    i can tell you the reason. Li ion batterys advantage its weight. its really low. The only problem with that if you don’t use or if it gets wet the Li is really oxidative so… it reagates with water (h2o) and its getting bigger and bigger.. because of the electrolise it makes h2 gas … thats why the first commentor said its dangerous. I hope you can get new one ! and countinoue your awsome work

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