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    Default Very Weird Problem
    I have an iPhone 4 which was working fine last night. I had it in my camper at about 12% battery and had the alarm on for the next day. The phone didn't die and went off the next morning with 5% battery left so I rushed in and let it charge for about an hour and got it up to around 90% charged. I went outside to do work and my phone crashed and restarted. I figured it was just my tethered jailbreak crashing for some odd reason so I went inside and booted it tethered. This happened a few more times after it and then I just figured I'd restore and re jailbreak when iOS 7 comes out. Restored and the phone still restarts itself. I previously re soldered the battery connectors and went back to check but the connections are all still in place. When I plug my iPhone into the wall it turns on for 3 minutes, service says "searching..." and it turns off 3 minutes later and the process restarts. This leads me to believe that it is a software problem so I figured I'd give it another restore and see if that helps at all. Plugged into my computer but it didn't boot the phone. I think it was because my wall charger was an iPad charger and uses more power. Now I am stuck with a phone that will only turn on while plugged into the wall, and only stays on for 2 or so minutes. ANY ideas or help would be appreciated, I looked around and didn't find anyone else that had this problem so any ideas will be appreciated. Thanks

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    Which phone do you have?

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    Sounds like you may have fried the pmic on the board. Using the iPad charger pushes too much current. Since I can't see the iPhone in person I can't be certain of that but based on your description thats my best guess. You can try replacing the battery and dock port flex. If you have no luck with that I would guess a fried pmic chip.

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    ive used the ipad charger in the past with no problems. would a pic of the pmic be able to show you if i fried it or not

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    i think i might just put it on ebay. i have att blue color conversion and 32gb. do you think i could get 100-150 for it? i know i could get another iphone for that amount

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    update. it has now connected to att and is working like normal again, but it still turns off while unplugged. What do i need to replace? dock connector? battery? battery connector(previously soldered back)

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    I'd check both the battery and battery connector if its already been replaced once

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    im thinkin of ripping a battery from a friends charged iphone and plug that in and if that doesnt work im just gonna sell it

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    Well dont rip it you both will have no phone that way

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    if i try a new battery and it doesnt work, is it even worth it to repair the whole mainboard. my phone has no contract so i could go to the att store and get a brand new iphone 4 for free

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    I'd definitely try the battery. Have you unplugged the battery and reseated it yet? I'd give that a go too. And if you can get it to function well enough to deal with it for a few more months then you could wait until the 4S becomes the free one haha.
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    ok but if i do come to the option of selling it (if the battery doesnt work, or i get a new one), should i be scared to? i dont have the option of restoring it because it wont boot plugged into my computer. i reset all settings, logged out of my apple id, erased all my contacts and notes and music, if i did all that is it safe to sell it online?

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    will clearing all the settings and data be good enough to sell on ebay
    i dont want someone stealing my apple id or anything

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    which battery is for the iphone 4? im just gonna buy one from ebay preferably

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    i ordered one off of ebay? will it come charged? or will i have to charge it

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