Update Overload: SuperSU Heavily Updated

There are apps and apps out there. Very few can reach the level of popularity required to stay at … more

Lollipop Leak Available for the Sprint Galaxy S5

Since the Android 5.0Lollipop’s official release not too long ago, we’ve seen … more

CPU Spy Gets an Android Lollipop Makeover

At some point in the distant past, you probably heard of CPU Spy for Android by XDARetired … more

Amazon Fire TV Stick vs Chromecast – XDA TV

There is no doubt that Amazon is a huge player in many markets, and they want to be a huge … more

Welcome to XDA

Search to go directly to your device's forum

Register an account

Unlock full posting privileges

Ask a question

No registration required
Post Reply

USB that came with phone hardly fits?

OP kirov37

18th August 2014, 04:14 PM   |  #1  
OP Member
Thanks Meter: 1
 
39 posts
Join Date:Joined: Sep 2013
I got this phone 2 days ago, and I have noticed that the USB that came with it, has something like 2 little teeth at the bottom (I guess they are made to hold in the USB better)... But I kind of have to force the USB to come in, and I am afraid that I will damage the port. So is this USB safe to use and can it damage the port? Should I get an USB from another phone?
18th August 2014, 05:00 PM   |  #2  
Lethargy's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Somewhere quiet.
Thanks Meter: 2,339
 
3,811 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jan 2014
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by kirov37

I got this phone 2 days ago, and I have noticed that the USB that came with it, has something like 2 little teeth at the bottom (I guess they are made to hold in the USB better)... But I kind of have to force the USB to come in, and I am afraid that I will damage the port. So is this USB safe to use and can it damage the port? Should I get an USB from another phone?

Should be fine, I never had issues with it. :/
18th August 2014, 05:22 PM   |  #3  
ethantarheels123's Avatar
Senior Member
Chapel Hill NC
Thanks Meter: 252
 
1,256 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jan 2009
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by kirov37

I got this phone 2 days ago, and I have noticed that the USB that came with it, has something like 2 little teeth at the bottom (I guess they are made to hold in the USB better)... But I kind of have to force the USB to come in, and I am afraid that I will damage the port. So is this USB safe to use and can it damage the port? Should I get an USB from another phone?

its fine. it's just new and needs to be broken in some. I would make an analogy to something else, but don't think it would be appropriate on xda
The Following User Says Thank You to ethantarheels123 For This Useful Post: [ View ]
19th August 2014, 06:47 AM   |  #4  
OP Member
Thanks Meter: 1
 
39 posts
Join Date:Joined: Sep 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by ethantarheels123

its fine. it's just new and needs to be broken in some. I would make an analogy to something else, but don't think it would be appropriate on xda

So, I don't have to swap it? Could the port get damaged from this USB?
19th August 2014, 10:33 AM   |  #5  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 174
 
743 posts
Join Date:Joined: Mar 2010
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by kirov37

So, I don't have to swap it? Could the port get damaged from this USB?

Its fine, 2 little teeth on the flat part, good usb cables will require some effort and may make a click sound.
My 3rd party usb have smaller teeth which makes the connection flimsy and insecure which is worse over time as it can bend the connection in the phone.

you shouldn't worry, you could use a Qi charger, what's worse is dust and lint blocking up the port being in your pocket which requires a clean
23rd August 2014, 01:49 AM   |  #6  
Senior Member
Flag Toronto
Thanks Meter: 352
 
1,457 posts
Join Date:Joined: Nov 2013
More
The cable will ware out before the port on your phone does. That's why it was designed that way, I believe.
23rd August 2014, 02:01 AM   |  #7  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 0
 
3 posts
Join Date:Joined: Aug 2014
I believe this wont damage your device

Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes