Jump to content


Photo

[Hack] ZTE Skate Extended battery :)

* * * * * 1 votes

  • Please log in to reply
11 replies to this topic

#1
marko_serb

marko_serb

    Regular

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 60 posts
  • Devices:HTC Blue Angel :)

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:

Attached File  01.jpg   102.03KB   41 downloads

Attached File  02.jpg   94.54KB   40 downloads

Attached File  03.jpg   94.45KB   38 downloads

Attached File  04.jpg   96.97KB   38 downloads

 

Software:
Attached File  screenshot-20130925-224059.png   63.1KB   39 downloads

Attached File  screenshot-20130925-224109.png   29.07KB   38 downloads

Attached File  screenshot-20130925-224128.png   17.67KB   35 downloads

Attached File  screenshot-20130925-224142.png   28.4KB   36 downloads

Attached File  screenshot-20130925-224159.png   33.2KB   36 downloads

 

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

75335369.jpg


Edited by marko_serb, 04 October 2013 - 12:53 PM.

  • 2

#2
omegavesko

omegavesko

    Hardcore

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,275 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Subotica, Serbia
  • Devices:ZTE Skate
  • Twitter:@omegavesko

I'm impressed. How heavy does it feel?


  • 0
Posted Image
ZTE Skate // CM7.2 // 2.3.7
ZTE Crescent (P736E) // CM9 // 4.0.4
Alcatel OT-990 // MIUI // 2.3.7 Sold!

#3
marko_serb

marko_serb

    Regular

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 60 posts
  • Devices:HTC Blue Angel :)
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.

  • 0

#4
omegavesko

omegavesko

    Hardcore

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,275 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Subotica, Serbia
  • Devices:ZTE Skate
  • Twitter:@omegavesko

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. :)


  • 0
Posted Image
ZTE Skate // CM7.2 // 2.3.7
ZTE Crescent (P736E) // CM9 // 4.0.4
Alcatel OT-990 // MIUI // 2.3.7 Sold!

#5
HeikoH

HeikoH

    Regular

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 59 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Estonia
  • Devices:ZTE Skate

Hey, that's my hack!

 

http://www.modaco.co...5-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.


  • 0
Posted Image

#6
marko_serb

marko_serb

    Regular

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 60 posts
  • Devices:HTC Blue Angel :)
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)

  • 0

#7
HeikoH

HeikoH

    Regular

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 59 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Estonia
  • Devices:ZTE Skate

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.

 

gOmiymx.png


  • 0
Posted Image

#8
marko_serb

marko_serb

    Regular

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 60 posts
  • Devices:HTC Blue Angel :)
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

  • 0

#9
HeikoH

HeikoH

    Regular

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 59 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Estonia
  • Devices:ZTE Skate

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.


  • 0
Posted Image

#10
marko_serb

marko_serb

    Regular

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 60 posts
  • Devices:HTC Blue Angel :)
Or just chop the connector ;-)
Attached File  uploadfromtaptalk1381304564377.jpg   56.18KB   15 downloads

  • 0

#11
HeikoH

HeikoH

    Regular

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 59 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Estonia
  • Devices:ZTE Skate

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).

 

1393124_10202220402938308_1998333225_o.j

1388280_10202220400578249_123199531_o.jp


Edited by HeikoH, 09 October 2013 - 08:22 AM.

  • 0
Posted Image

#12
Basicly

Basicly

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 40 posts

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.


  • 0




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users