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Join Date: Jul 2012
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[6400mAh/128GB] Extended Battery/Extended Memory ... DIY Mod for Galaxy Note 3
I'll probly get some flack for this cuzz it's a bit ugly ... but for us geek freeks who care more about performance than looks this works... and it ain't quite as bad as I thought it would be when I started out... turns out to be quite a conversation starter when people notice it... "hey what's that little box on the back of your phone?"... "you MADE that?!"... blah blah blah
So ... first thing I did was grab one of these on ebay
Then one of these... the brand doesn't matter I guess so any 6400mAh battery and cover will do...
Then let the hacking begin... the microSD to SD adapter is a bit thick because it has PC board material stuck to both sides so I peeled that stuff off... it's just glued on there with some basic weak adhesive so it comes right apart with some slow coaxing... then there's the micro side of the adapter... it's a bit long so it sticks out of the micro slot too far and hits the battery... no biggie... A couple clips with finger nail clippers and it fits perfect. Then all you need to do is cut a hole in the back cover with the trusty Dremel tool and it's a wrap... did I mention I LOVE THIS PHONE!!
Pics of the inside... adapter trimmed and inserted... card slot taped down with some Carbon Fiber Vinyl wrap I had left over...
Pics of the outside... hole cut in the back cover... SD adapter sticking out all obvious like
And that's about the size of it... the world's first extended battery/extended memory Galaxy Note 3 (I don't know if that's true or not... just talking smack) .... and I love it... battery lasts forever and I can cram buttloads of crap on this thing for my long hours sitting on the crane with nothing to do but watch movies etc...
The one thing I didn't take pictures of is the whole thing with the gel case on it... makes the mod barely noticeable at all for a cleaner look... but I hardly use it that way cuzz I don't like the rubbery case feel trying to get it in and out of my pocket... plus it hides my little conversation piece
Next thing I wanna try is this bad boy... make my N3 better than my damn netbook