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[Hack] ZTE Skate Extended battery :)

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Hi everyone! I've finally done what I wanted for a long time. I've put two additional batteries in ZTE Skate :) (~1400mAh each)

 

Results (one full charge):

~9h Screen On

~7h Music (with screen off)

~1.5h Talking

Data always on (WiFi or 2G)

Processor @ 120-883MHz, OnDemand

GB chopped up, old Market that doesn't update

 

As there was no way to fit the batteries inside the case, I've put them inside a TPU case ($2 cost) without the stock back. It looks a bit funny, but i like it. Oh yeah!

 

Hardware:

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Software:
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And my old love, RIP (HTC BlueAngel) :D :D :D

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I'm impressed. How heavy does it feel?

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It's almost the same! Maybe 3mm thicker than with stock back door and without extra batteries. I did it just for fun, but there's no way I'm taking them off :-D

This is how a propper Android phone should be. 4Ah battery minimum. I'd love to put in a better CPU, Facebook works much better on quad-cores, but for everything else - this is just fine.

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Nice. I'm probably going to settle for an extra or extended battery for my next phone. Too late to do it for my Skate as I'm selling it next week. :)

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Hey, that's my hack!

 

http://www.modaco.com/topic/359065-battery-life/

 

Anyway, good job. However I'm sure that the original battery should last for 7 hours when playing music. I've used 2G, GPS and Player Pro for 4 hours continuously when walking and I still had 1% of battery left, lol. I wanted to take my mod to the next level with three original second hand OEM Skate batteries sold on eBay UK for just 3£ a piece, but I've been too busy for that recently. I currently have three and I swap them when needed.

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NOOO WAAAAYYYYY!! It's like you're me from a parallel universe!! Hahahaha! I can't believe it! :-D :-D :-D

What a fine day for science! What a fine day for scientific experiments! (Dexter)

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Estonia doesn't count as a parallel universe, yet, lol.

Did you use OEM or aftermarket Nokia batteries for yours? My aftermarket Skate battery was paired with two OEM Nokia ones.

 

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I've had 2 cells from an old Samsung that I've been using in Siemens CX65 for years :-)

I can't believe what I'm seeing, we even got the same case :-D Hope the rest of the day will stay this crazy :-D

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Sorry to disappoint you, but it's a dream and you'll wake in 10 minutes.

 

Actually yes, it's the cheapest gel case I could find on eBay that wouldn't slip off the tables. I only had trouble charging my phone with all the batteries under it, so I had to partially take the cover off when doing so.

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Or just chop the connector ;-)

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Right, I didn't seem to have enough brainpower back then.

 

I have a plastic case at the moment that was just under 2 USD. It would work great if I cut a hole in it for the extra batteries and seal it again later, making it look like a real extended cover.

 

Not to forget that I also built this some time ago for the cycling season. It just connects to the handlebar and lasts for a whole Century Ride (GPS, screen, 2G/3.5G).

 

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This is a great idea.

 

I've just been keeping an after market spare within the same case as you guys both have. It fits in even with the back of the phone in there.

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