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Default Some way to use the charge pins and not have to open the USB port cover?

The USB port cover is a bit flimsy.
Maybe even the port itself.
I don't trust the daily charge process on those components.
I think they'll fail (or at least lose the IP58 capability) sooner or later.

Is there a way to use the cradle charge port without the actual ultra-expensive cradle?
I am ready to follow DIY instructions.
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The USB port cover is a bit flimsy.
Maybe even the port itself.
I don't trust the daily charge process on those components.
I think they'll fail (or at least lose the IP58 capability) sooner or later.

Is there a way to use the cradle charge port without the actual ultra-expensive cradle?
I am ready to follow DIY instructions.
Try this thread. Plenty of options, including a magnetic DIY charger.

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I was really hoping someone could teardown an official SGP-DS5 cradle for Sony XTZ to look for the magnetic cable if it's the same as the XZ or XZU's EC21 magnetic cable. If they are the same then I suppose charging with a generic EC21 would be possible!
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XTZ cradle is not magnetic. Just spring-loaded contacts.

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Not magnetic? That's sad, really.
Thanks to the community for all the input for android customization.
Devices owned previously:
Nokia 8250, Samsung E600, Sony Ericsson W700i, Sony Ericsson W810i, Sony Ericsson W910i, Sony Ericsson W980i, Sony Ericsson G705, LG GC900 Viewty Smart, Samsung i9003 Galaxy SL.

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