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Would Like to Hack a Premium Case for possible S-View and Wireless Charging

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By Mohwak, Member on 10th October 2013, 11:54 PM
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I have looked on here at a lot of threads talking about wireless charging and S-View. It seem the general consensus is that the top two pins above the battery are for the NFC and the three next to the battery are for wireless charging and s-view. The problem is that most everyone claims that the top two pins in the row of three next to the battery are for charging and the S-view has the lone third pin. After watching several reviews on the flip cover and the s-view cover without wireless charging it appears that both covers use the top two pins. Is it possible that people are wrong about this? Could pin 1 (top) be for the s-view and pin 2 (middle) be a common for both pins 1 and 3. Then pin 3 be for wireless charging positive lead?

Would also like to know what makes the phone go into S-view mode. Is it a connection being made between the pins? I figure this can't be too complicated. But I do not want to short between two pins and ruin the phone.

Any real help on this would be greatly appreciated.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDQtee6GJ4M

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11th October 2013, 07:17 AM |#2  
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I have looked on here at a lot of threads talking about wireless charging and S-View. It seem the general consensus is that the top two pins above the battery are for the NFC and the three next to the battery are for wireless charging and s-view. The problem is that most everyone claims that the top two pins in the row of three next to the battery are for charging and the S-view has the lone third pin. After watching several reviews on the flip cover and the s-view cover without wireless charging it appears that both covers use the top two pins. Is it possible that people are wrong about this? Could pin 1 (top) be for the s-view and pin 2 (middle) be a common for both pins 1 and 3. Then pin 3 be for wireless charging positive lead?

Would also like to know what makes the phone go into S-view mode. Is it a connection being made between the pins? I figure this can't be too complicated. But I do not want to short between two pins and ruin the phone.

Any real help on this would be greatly appreciated.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDQtee6GJ4M

above link to non charging s-view review

Thanks again

I have the S View cover w/o qi. I took off the cover and lined it up with the phone and it appears that the S View cover uses the bottom 2 pins. I hope this helps.
11th October 2013, 06:11 PM |#3  
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I have the S View cover w/o qi. I took off the cover and lined it up with the phone and it appears that the S View cover uses the bottom 2 pins. I hope this helps.

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would you happen to have a multimeter to know if the case just make a connection between the pins?
16th October 2013, 03:43 AM |#4  
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I don't have a case to test but judging by the information in the wireless charging thread, the top pin is the positive terminal and the middle one is ground. If the s-view uses the middle and bottom pins, is it possible that we just need to ground the bottom pin to the middle pin to activate s-view?

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16th October 2013, 05:45 AM |#5  
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I wanna know this also, atm I use a Note 2 QI reversed and I use from the 3 pins the top 2

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16th October 2013, 06:05 AM |#6  
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Do those pins make contact with the top and middle pins next to the battery?

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16th October 2013, 06:56 AM |#8  
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I have installed the galaxy S3 and Note 2 wireless cards on my N3 and my brothers used top two pins works great. Covered middle pin doesn't work
Covered top pin doesn't work


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16th October 2013, 06:16 PM |#9  
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2 pins covered, S View doesn't work
Top pin covered, S View doesn't work
Bottom pin covered, S View doesn't work

All pins must be uncovered for S View to work.

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I can verify that simply making the connection between the the bottom two pins to the left of the battery does not initiate s-view function. So can any one with an Sview case take measurements with a multimeter to see if there is a change between the two pins with the case open or closed?
S-view case owners could you run a magnet around the window side of the case to see if a magnet is embedded in the case? I am thinking it could be a combination of things that trigger the s-view.

Also if any one has a non-sview case that wakes up the phone when opened I am interested in measurements between your pins when the case is open or closed and if there is a magnet embedded in your case
I think it is safe to say that the middle pin is the common between pins 1 and 3 and pin one for qi charging and pin 3 for cases,

Thanks for the responses and checking
16th October 2013, 07:40 PM |#10  
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I am waiting for my own official S-View + Qi cover, once I get it, I will get you some detailed resistance measurements between the pins.
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