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By guapinoy, Senior Member on 3rd March 2012, 07:07 PM
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29th April 2012, 03:01 AM |#121  
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Still on sale. It barely fits in the standard OEM charger from Samsung. The door doessn't shut on the charger all the way.

I haven't tried the Skyrocket yet, but it will be a close fit also.

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ok the Galaxy Nexus extended battery fits super snug in the Skyrocket. You can work the flexible back cover to snap fit real well.
PERFECT solution for extended battery! +++++recommendation.

Now to find out how long it lasts. I am using JuiceDefender Ultimate - customized settings
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29th April 2012, 08:20 AM |#122  
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sanded down the inside of the cover and it fits great!! Thanks
29th April 2012, 02:41 PM |#123  
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sanded down the inside of the cover and it fits great!! Thanks

The cover or the top corner of the battery? There's not a whole lot of material on the cover so it won't do a whole lot for you, how much did you get to sand???

29th April 2012, 09:30 PM |#124  
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sanded down the inside of the cover and it fits great!! Thanks

I didn't bother to sand anything down...just worked the edges of the back cover til it slipped right over the battery. We are talking 2-3 millimeters here. The back cover is flexible enough to stretch over and snap right in.
29th April 2012, 10:01 PM |#125  
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The cover or the top corner of the battery? There's not a whole lot of material on the cover so it won't do a whole lot for you, how much did you get to sand???

I put the battery in and pressed down to see where it was touching. I didn't want to hack up the battery (In case I had to return it) but I did shave a little off / sanded the top left corner. Like a Glove!




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30th April 2012, 11:50 AM |#126  
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The back cover is flexible enough to stretch over and snap right in.

AGAIN....

For some people, that works just fine. For others, modification is required! I am on my third Skyrocket (switched from black to white, first white one had a dead camera out of the box), and they ALL have been tight fits against the extended battery! This is NOT a generalized statement you can make for all Skyrocket owners.

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I put the battery in and pressed down to see where it was touching. I didn't want to hack up the battery (In case I had to return it) but I did shave a little off / sanded the top left corner. Like a Glove!

That's pretty interesting. 2-3mm is about the right amount of gap that I had with my battery as the user above reported, but sanding down the inside cover would have never worked for me to get 2-3mm worth of extra room! You probably took down 1mm max with all that sanding, meaning you had much less of a gap to work with then.... Good going!
30th April 2012, 05:54 PM |#128  
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AGAIN....

For some people, that works just fine. For others, modification is required! I am on my third Skyrocket (switched from black to white, first white one had a dead camera out of the box), and they ALL have been tight fits against the extended battery! This is NOT a generalized statement you can make for all Skyrocket owners.



That's pretty interesting. 2-3mm is about the right amount of gap that I had with my battery as the user above reported, but sanding down the inside cover would have never worked for me to get 2-3mm worth of extra room! You probably took down 1mm max with all that sanding, meaning you had much less of a gap to work with then.... Good going!

Sanded the Inside cover and top left side of the battery. I'd say at least 2mm was shaved down. It was worst before. I should've taken a pic of how bad the buldge was before I sanded

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30th April 2012, 07:32 PM |#129  
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I bought two of these for myself and my girlfriend's Skyrocket. On mine it fit perfectly with no problem. My girlfriend has the white Skyrocket and at first the cover won't stay close on the right side, then I barely folded the back cover right on the center and it fit perfectly.
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Got the nexus extended battery in the mail today from amazon ($20!) and put it in my phone. Took a bit of sanding my battery cover (and maybe a little of my battery... maybe ) and i got it to fit. Its tight, but I like it like that.


the best way i found to get it to stay snapped is to do the top and bottom, then the left side, and while holding the left side down with your left hand, snap the right side in.

Now hopefully we see some battery improvements...

*the reason i worked so hard to get it to stay shut without a case is that i run naked. All i have is a screen protector, and I wanna keep it that way! IMO cases ruin the sleekness of the phone.
1st May 2012, 05:58 PM |#131  
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Just walked in the door from the local verizon store its still on sale just picked up one the sales rep looked at me like i was crazy but scanned it and it came up 24.99. So now charging it and seeing how long it can go. Fits in my otterbox so not really worried about the little bulge at the side. As stated above does feel a little heavier than stock.

Thanks for the confirmation guys. Picked one up over the weekend and have been testing it since.

For me, had to use the "contra code" to get the cover on. Snapped the top, bottom, left, right. Had to force the left side down again after snapping on the right so there's a slight bulge but not a big deal with a casemate.

Weight: Definitely a noticeable difference in weight. Heavier than before.

Battery life: Don't know if conditioning is necessary but charged phone overnight with phone turned off. I was able to get through 1 day with wifi turned on and fairly heavy usage playing games and surfing the web. I would say at least +1 to 2 hours more. I couldn't say that before with the stock battery. Great find!

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