while I am setting up my L5 I would like to use it without battery to avoid wearing it out.
Although the phone does not boot. I took out the battery and connected the original charger or another USB-C charger from my notebook, all I see is the led changing colors from green to orange and red (in a loop) and nothing else.
When the power button is hold down, the phone vibrates, but that’s it.
When the power and volume up buttons are pressed, the led starts to blink red and nothing else.
What do I need to do to get the phone to boot without battery?
Would you be comfortable with trying a different u-boot version? I wonder if some changes we did recently (not in a currently released version) would make it better. If something goes wrong the phone will become unbootable, but it’s recoverable by using flashing tools (without having to do a full reflash).
That step of disconnecting the charger was missing in the guide
* Unplug any USB device that might be connected to the phone
* Wait at least 1h for the battery to get some charge
* Press the power button untill the green indicator light shows and then release the power button
Sorry for messaging you and thanks for the solution!