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By Steve-x, Senior Member on 27th March 2014, 07:47 AM
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My spare Moto X now has 100% working internal wireless charging.

There is an existing thread regarding wireless charging but it has no 100% firm details in it so I thought I would start a new one.
You can see the original here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/moto...rging-t2541433

First off the mod is not for the faint of heart. The soldering isn't actually too bad, ripping the entire phone apart is the ugly part.

I used a charging pad from a Samsung S3 - there are various "qualities" of charging pads, this happens to be a very good one that is slightly flexible. The bad ones crack and break very easily. I trimmed it down as much as possible.

The Moto X is working great, the only thing I haven't tried is the NFC, if it does still work I would expect the range to be even shorter then normal.(I never used it anyway)

I have updated some pictures in case anyone else wants to attempt the mod, all of them taken rather quickly from my second Moto X during the mod process.

The most important is the first picture which is the USB positive connection point.
You can also see the routing I used to get a 30 gauge wire to the back side of the main board.
I trimmed the blue silicone pad to make room for the charging pad.

Sorry the pics aren't as easy to follow as they were originally, I had to upload them here instead of hosting them myself.

And something extra I want to add. The Moto X is very picky about what it will charge from. At times it will charge at full speed, other times it is very very slow. The rhyme and reason are not something I have been able to determine yet.


edit - added a better picture showing the positive connection point.
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27th March 2014, 08:04 AM |#2  
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Wow this is nuts... You may see my moto x at your door requesting this added in

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27th March 2014, 02:39 PM |#3  
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Very neat, but not for me. Good work!
27th March 2014, 03:22 PM |#4  
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Look nice. Thanks for sharing. Is that wireless pad thicker in the middle, then the ends?
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27th March 2014, 07:30 PM |#5  
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Awesome! You should turn it into a business for those without the skills or scared.

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27th March 2014, 10:08 PM |#6  
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I tried this a few months ago. What I used to get the wire around the board so there is no lump was copper tape

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14th April 2014, 02:21 AM |#7  
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Where have the pictures gone? Can you repost them? I'm quite curious about the outcome of this.
14th April 2014, 03:14 AM |#8  
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Thanks for using an unreliable image host.
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14th April 2014, 03:30 AM |#9  
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Lol. Images are fine in Tapatalk for me.

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Thanks for using an unreliable image host.

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14th April 2014, 06:33 AM |#11  
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Do you still have the pictures? Could you upload them to something like imgur perhaps?
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