Apologies if this is not the right location, but I’m looking for some advice.
I have a Xperia X running Sailfish (several years old now), and the charge port on it has been slowly getting looser for a few months (so the cable would just fall out). I was hoping to wait until the Xperia 10III was supported by Sailfish before upgrading, but I suspect I’ll have to plump for a 10II now.
Anyway, yesterday the phone did not charge properly overnight, and hit 4% and powered off about midday. I needed to know the time quickly, so I powered it back up, saw the time, saw it was on 2%, and then off it went. I plugged it in to charge a few minutes later, but it would not charge normally.
I have various chargers, all of which cause the phone to behave differently. A dumb charger causes the phone to power on the screen, show the low battery indicator with a lightning bolt above it, and the notification led flashes on and off. I left my phone in this state overnight, and now the notification led goes and stays green sometimes when plugged in, but it still won’t power on. the battery indicator still says low battery. Emma does not pick the phone up.
If I plug it into an old 1A Apple charger, then the red notification LED just flashes briefly, then goes off. If I plug it into a Samsung quick charger, the same happens.
If I try booting the phone with the cable out I’ve managed to get the bootloader screen a few times, once I even made it to the Sailfish homescreen, only to see the battery was on 0% and it then reset.
Any suggestions for getting this thing out of deep discharge mode? I’ve read about effectively jump-starting the battery by taking it out and manually charging it, but that’s obviously less than ideal given the stupid adhesive holding the back on. I’ve tried all the various reset button combos - I get the three vibrations but phone comes back in exactly the same state.
I’m in a bit of a pickle as I’ve lost access to all my 2FA whilst this is out of commission, which isn’t ideal!