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USB that came with phone hardly fits?

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18th August 2014, 03:14 PM   |  #1  
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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, 04:00 PM   |  #2  
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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, 04:22 PM   |  #3  
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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
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19th August 2014, 05:47 AM   |  #4  
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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, 09:33 AM   |  #5  
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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, 12:49 AM   |  #6  
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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, 01:01 AM   |  #7  
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I believe this wont damage your device

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