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By kjr52688, Junior Member on 10th June 2013, 02:05 PM
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So I got the idea from a couple guys on here to order the extended battery for my S4 and modify the otterbox defender case to hold the larger battery. Well finally got to do my project and I took pics along the way so I figured I would right up a tutorial on how I did it.

So I ended up getting the Hyperion 5200mAh extended battery off amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00BCJ...I1G250JPDDDVHX


Then I purchased the Otterbox Defender case from amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00C96...sr=8-1&pi=SL75




Things you will need:
-Dremel
-Dry erase marker
-and about 30 mins of your time

Here is my step by steps:

1. I took the otterbox and cut a small hole with the dremel (basically the inside where there wasn't the soft pad)


2. After you cut the start hole it will allow you to line up the case to the phone with the extended battery in the phone. Then trace out then hole with the dry erase marker to the battery. Once you have traced it then removed the battery and line up your trace marks and flip case over holding the battery and trace the inside.


3. Once you cut it test fit it to make sure you don't need to trim any more.


4. Now you need to trace and cut the same hole on the stock back case so the phone will set properly in the otterbox. So trace and cut that case just like you did the otterbox.



5. Once both cases are cut, put phone back cover on, and otterbox, and insert battery.


Now continue building the case.


That's all there is too it. Some finished pictures and comparison to extended battery case.











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8th July 2013, 06:05 AM |#2  
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Nice review. Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you.

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4th September 2013, 06:53 AM |#3  
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Just wanted to see how this mod working out for you???

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6th September 2013, 03:14 AM |#4  
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might have to give this a try
16th April 2014, 02:02 AM |#5  
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This was awesome, thanks for sharing! I just did this today, and all I would add is DON'T use a cordless Dremel .... I had to stop and recharge so often! Awesome post, perfect results, thanks!
16th April 2014, 03:31 AM |#6  
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This was awesome, thanks for sharing! I just did this today, and all I would add is DON'T use a cordless Dremel .... I had to stop and recharge so often! Awesome post, perfect results, thanks!

I've done this a few times and got through the case in one shot each time lol but i've never been worried about being perfect since the silicon covers it anyway....
16th April 2014, 02:45 PM |#7  
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Good job, but I won't be bothered doing it. Have you searched for battery cover with extended battery? It would be more easy to buy it than doing your project

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22nd April 2014, 03:09 PM |#8  
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Originally Posted by heshamtecom

Good job, but I won't be bothered doing it. Have you searched for battery cover with extended battery? It would be more easy to buy it than doing your project

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The whole point is to have a stylish case instead of those bulky generic extended cases. This is much, much better to have. Trust me

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13th May 2014, 01:36 AM |#9  
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i have just bought the defender Otterbox case that i want to fit with my Hyperion 7500mha without that i will have problems to use the lateral keys of phone--
16th May 2014, 02:23 AM |#10  
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Originally Posted by joshm.1219

I've done this a few times and got through the case in one shot each time lol but i've never been worried about being perfect since the silicon covers it anyway....

Yeah that was the whole point. It did come with the back cover, and they sell the rubber covers to cover them. But they are super cheap and I didn't want that. The otterbox mod worked perfectly and I rocked that battery for almost 3 days. It was worth it to have the protection of a nice case in addition to the large battery.
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nice ,looks great,otterbox is a great brand
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