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Battery theory and mod

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By davestuarts, Senior Member on 30th January 2019, 12:46 PM
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Hi all. I've decided to keep the G5 longer after my contract has expired.
I think the phone is still great for my usage and I don't need the very latest just yet. I will update to oreo (once I figure out the guides and versions).

My main concern is the battery. My original battery dated 2016 doesn't hold much charge now. In 2018 I did purchase a second one manufactured in 2017 from replacebase UK (they sell oem parts by dismantling phones, so I know everything is genuine unless stated).

The problem was the 2017 battery wasn't as good as the 2016 one.
I would think that a battery that is just shelved for months or even a year or so, would irreversibly deplete, and then not be able to give full capacity.
My mod/theory idea is, if a battery of similar physical size, from newer released phones late 2018 or 2019, could be adapted to be used in the LG G5?
Even if the battery is an internal type (as most are going).

It's not about increasing capacity, but having a freshly manufactured one.
I'm sure something could be done or adapted. Has anybody tried something similar?
With a fresh oem battery, you'd have guaranteed quality and it holding a good, new like charge.

I dont want the external battery cases. Not efficient and adds too much bulk.

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5th February 2019, 06:03 PM |#2  
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5th February 2019, 06:51 PM |#3  
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I don't think it's possible to adapt another OEM battery to our G5. The phone will most likely complain about a invalid battery or not start up at all and maybe fry the phone. The only option is to buy 3rd parties from Amazon or eBay.
9th February 2019, 12:27 AM |#4  
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I bought this and its been great. Better than my original. Click image for larger version

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