Something a little "different"

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Takeurtime, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. Takeurtime macrumors member

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    With just about every phone I have owned there have been plenty of threads that people moded their phone. Not so with the iphone. At first I was scared to attempt what I did but after I got so tired of having to charge the iphone all the time I took the plunge.

    What I did does void the warranty so IF you try this.......
    I have a 8gb 3G in black, I paid $189.00 so I did not have much to loose.

    - you take the phone apart all the way to the battery.
    - you remove the battery.
    - you (get ready) cut along the inside where the battery layed all the way through. This will allow the 2nd battery to lay on the 1st battery with the least bulk sticking out.
    - after the cut, smmoth away the edges with 180 grit sand paper (or finer grit).

    -order these 2 batteries form ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-SOLDERLESS-...5|66:2|65:12|39:1|240:1318|301:1|293:1|294:50

    - cut the side contact that stick out from just one of the batteries (which will be the one that will sticking out a little.
    - solder the positive and negative to both of the batteries.
    - put everything back taking your time.
    - charge the iphone for at least 5-6 hours.
    -while the phone charges you can work on a case that you may have or that you have ordered for this mod.

    I ordered this one (or see pic below) http://cgi.ebay.com/MACALLY-METRO-W...|240:1318|301:1|293:1|294:50#ebayphotohosting

    - the plastic is not that thick as most cases. so I sanded off about 1-1/2 MM to accommodate the 2nd battery. With the back of the iphone case cut, that gave me about 1-1/2 or close to 2MM (Im guessing here) of room for the 2nd battery.

    With the case sanded and the phone charged I added the case to the iphone with the 3000Mah POWER and everthing fitted nicely. TWO batteries on the iphone with PLENT of juice to do whatever I need to do.

    At the end, my iphone does look just like the picture below. I do not have a camera handy but thats how it looks. I also posted a snap shot of what the iphone gives me as far as user use. I'm not much of a phone person but I do use the phone VERY heavy at all times. Lost of browsing, you tube, stream music via wifi, 3D games, you name it. In the 2 weeks that I have done this to this phone (did it to another iphone but not with the batteries from ebay) I have had absolutley no problems at all. Just like other phone I did this to everything runs like OEM. Accept I get awsome battery life.

    Anyways, thought I post this since I dont read much about iphone mods in forums so thought you might enjoy something different.

    Thanks for looking.

    EDIT: TO MENTION MY IPHONE IS JAILBROKED thats why you will see the number "29" showing battery power left.
     

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  2. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Good grief that's nuts. How thick is your phone now? It's too bad you didn't take any pictures of the mod. Any way you still can? I think it'd be a great addition to your post.
     
  3. Resist macrumors 68030

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    So $189 is not a lot of money to you? Must be nice to feel that way in the world's current economic condition.
     
  4. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    If you're here I'm presuming you own an iPhone.

    It sure must be nice to pay monthly mobile-data fees in the world's current economic condition.
     
  5. Resist macrumors 68030

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    And that is why I would not attempt this type of mod on my iPhone or say $189 is not much to lose.
     
  6. elbirth macrumors 65816

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    That's an awesome improvement in battery life. I would love to do something like this if I had a soldering iron and really knew what in the world I was doing. I have accidental damage protection on my iPhone, so if I broke it, hopefully it'd get replaced... but I'm not gonna even attempt it anyway.


    One of my hopes is that with the next generation iPhone that gets released (this summer?) they'll incorporate a new battery much like that used in the new 17" MacBook Pro that's supposed to drastically improve battery life. The iPhone's battery isn't replaceable already, so there'd be no loss.. just more power
     
  7. Opie macrumors 6502a

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    To much work. Id rather carry a charger around.
     
  8. Resist macrumors 68030

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    How about one of those cases that have an extra battery built in.
     
  9. branjosef macrumors 6502a

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    Those cases seem pretty nice, because they blend in the phone and the case seamlessly, although I think they would be a bit bulky, but I've seen the double battery mod, and think that looks bulky too. Congrats though on a successful mod. :)
     
  10. Jess.H macrumors member

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    Interesting mod, if not a bit bulky. Still, I can see it being fairly useful. [​IMG]
     

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