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Slim Armor + 3000mah battery mod

OP nostradmus

14th March 2014, 04:54 AM   |  #1  
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Thought I would share my extended battery mod.
This allows the official Samsung 3000mah battery to fit perfectly into the Slim Armor case. The case looks similar to the Slim Armor made by Spigen for various phones but this particular case is not made by Spigen.

Things you will need:
S3 (duh)
3000mah extended battery
Slim Armor case
Dremel or Stanley knife
Some booze

Steps:
Measure or trace position of battery on origional S3 battery door and cut it out with a rotary tool or Stanley knife.

Lay battery door inside the soft part of the case and cut out where the battery will go.

Install new battery and put on battery door and assembled Slim Armor case.

The gap between battery and case is perfect but if for some reason you have some wriggle room put a layer or 2 of soft tape inside to close the gap.

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Hope this helps people like me that would like some extra battery life without turning your phone into a landmark you could spot from space.
I will try to upload some photos if I figure out how.
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20th March 2014, 11:48 AM   |  #2  
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A quick update on this mod.
Been using this for a week now and no issues to report.
Battery and case still fit snug.
22nd March 2014, 05:08 PM   |  #3  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nostradmus

A quick update on this mod.
Been using this for a week now and no issues to report.
Battery and case still fit snug.

hm this looks interesting, i wonder if it will work with other extended battery likes hyperion or anker. Are any other extended battery the same thickness as the OEM extended battery?
22nd March 2014, 11:34 PM   |  #4  
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There really isn't much more room in the case to fit a physically larger battery. You could maybe cram another millimeter in there but it might snap the hard plastic part of the case. I'm guessing unless those batteries are in the 3500mah and under range it won't work. I would like to be proven wrong though .
Last edited by nostradmus; 23rd March 2014 at 02:59 PM.
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