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25th December 2014, 01:58 AM |#51  
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Originally Posted by mike710_0

If I remove the usb cover, then cut the plastic hinge off will it still be waterproof with the way it's held before I cut it off?

I'd rather have the cover somewhere loose, then when I use my hot tub put the cover back on. I don't purposely put it into water, it's just in case I drop it in the water

Don't cut anything. How to Safely Remove & Replace the Charging Port Cover on Your Samsung Galaxy S5
25th December 2014, 06:04 PM |#52  
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You missed my point.

I want to make the usb cover a non permanent fitting.

I just need to know will it still be water resistant the way it's held without the plastic hinge?
25th December 2014, 09:21 PM |#53  
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You should try wireless charging and forget about that usb cover
Since i charge my phone by induction, i maybe opened that cover once, just to copy a very large file to it.
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7th January 2015, 03:30 PM |#54  
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Originally Posted by rnrnrn

First thing - could anyone post a link or a reference to the fact that the USB cover is needed for water resistance? I do not recall where I saw it but I do recall seeing a mention that this cover is needed for dust resistance (since such particles could cause damage when connecting a cable) but not water resistance - see lack of a flap on the sound jack on top.

Second thing - on German ebay the covers are between 6.5 and 10 euros a piece - so one dollar a piece is really a bargain Maybe prices will change but it may just be typical European overpricing, oh well...

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Im pretty sure that if the flap is open itd link a bridge between the + and - of the charge port and short the electrics, water doesn't mix with electric and apparelty they coat the headphone jack in something

my brother has the s5 mini and it doesnt have a flap but is still waterproof. so i belived that my s5 flap was just to keep dust out. but im not willing to try it lol.
8th January 2015, 08:29 AM |#55  
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I removed mine the second day I owned it
It's a real pain
8th January 2015, 07:19 PM |#56  
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Isn't it better to buy wireless charger?
9th January 2015, 06:50 PM |#57  
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Go wireless solves your problemm in less destructive way😉
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13th January 2015, 12:53 PM |#58  
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I always did find that port annoying, figured it would break one day or another
17th January 2015, 01:46 AM |#59  
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Thanks for this, mine is about to snap off so I'll get a replacement from Amazon or Ebay or something and follow this guide to replace
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