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My battery blew up. Is there a way to still use my Droid X?

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A little more info:
This is not my regular phone. I use this guy as an extra Google Voice phone around the house, as well as a security cam when I am not at home. One time I noticed that the phone was off, so I took out the battery and it was quite literally twice as thick! Now whenever I plug it in and try powering it on, it shows the battery icon with a question mark in the center.

Is there any way I can get the phone to "not bother" with the battery and just pull all the power it needs from the charger? I am never going to have it unplugged, so it kind of stinks to have to go out and get a battery for it..

Thanks for the help!
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Why not buy a cheap battery from eBay or something? It will fix all you issues, I knwo there is a way to do so, be editing some system files thnat happen upon boot, but you need root access and to know the boot order etc
     
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Why not buy a cheap battery from eBay or something? It will fix all you issues, I knwo there is a way to do so, be editing some system files thnat happen upon boot, but you need root access and to know the boot order etc

Oh wow. This is one of those times when I give myself a facepalm... For some reason I was under the impression cell phone batteries are ~$50. But I found a TON for $10 on Amazon. Don't need it to work well, just work. Thanks for the help!!
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You will be surpirised for how cheap things are on eBay, I saw a 6850 FULLY WORKING go for a fiver. He even had a video of it wworking tongue.gif
     
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cell batteries are all pretty much the same. all built over in china area including anything laptop related.
pretty much all you'll want to do is look for one with around the same mAh (Milliamp Hour)
the mAh is the measurement of how long the battery will last based on their usage. so higher is better.
your battery should list a mAh on it.
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