So I have a Moto X 2nd gen phone and I need to replace the battery. I purchased online a generic non-Motorola branded battery, with tools, for pretty cheap and put the thing in. Not too difficult a process, however when I went to reconnect the two main portions of the phone together it was a really tight fit. Tighter than with the old battery. Well, the phone powered up fine and everything worked as it should with the exception of the external speakers. No sound at all. With headphones plugged in I could hear everything but nothing once I removed them. Now I read online that some were running into this and they blamed it on the thickness of the new battery, so I reinstalled the old battery and everything works fine again. When I contacted the seller of the battery about returning it he provided me with a laundry list of things to do for the new battery to work, one of which was to use the free Android app “Battery Calibration”. I didn’t do any of this and managed to return the battery to him for a refund. So now I have an actual Motorola branded battery on it’s way from China but before I tear into my phone for the 3rd time (I can’t believe I’ve managed to not lose any of those little T3 screws) I just wanted to get some insight into this whole “battery calibration” thing. Does something like this always need to be done when someone changes a battery on this, or any phone, or was it really the generic battery pressing down on the speaker connections? I’m thinking the latter but I’d like to get some feedback on this from anyone whose changed their battery on this specific phone.
Sorry for the short story.