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--update--
If you are not rooted you will need to have the screen locked, in the beginning I was using the pattern lock. Right now I have a custom ROM (CM11) with root and have installed the "Moto Floating Charge" (needs root). That way I don't need the pattern lock. You can find more information about the Moto Floating Charge here.
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Based on this xda topic, I decided to do the same.Unfortunately, that thing hanging out of the phone and the cancellation of the micro usb port was not a good option for me. So I decided to try to put the adapter inside the phone.

The adapter:
OMp2Iyyl.jpg


First we need to remove the 14 torx screws on the back of the phone.

sngVwmMl.jpg


If you need some help, just see this disassemble video until minute 2:20, including the part of disconnecting the battery!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd3AZSXhOf8

First I looked in to the micro usb adapter to see what contact's was using, in this case (I don't know if they are all the same) it was the 2 in the edges.

Dd0HFqOl.jpg


I opened the adapter (It's just some sticky paper) and found out the main 2 spot's (+5v and ground) and a third spot that says 5v +1. Have not used it but it's there.

Ks2iclAl.jpg

Green - 5v +1 (not used)
Blue - Ground
Red - 5V

I then connected the adapter to the phone and made a continuity test with the*multimeter and found the 5v spot and a lot of ground spots has normal.

9r4y9Sal.jpg


The installation:

First I removed the connector and installed 2 wires.

7SPtjVFl.jpg


Then put it in the right place using a double sided sticker (included).

dNWMH8Ml.jpg


Then solder the 5V:

ePSinyel.jpg


Then the ground and it's all done:

rKBuQeAl.jpg


Now just install the back cover, and put the screws back on. You wont*even notice it's there. :)

If you need some help, just ask.

Here it is in action:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxTYZ6qFJU0
 
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Thanks! I'll try it in one week. I opened my Moto G already it is very easy.


We can charge normally than with cabel too? Or will it destroy something?
And change files via usb-cabel on PC will work too?
 
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Thanks! I'll try it in one week. I opened my Moto G already it is very easy.


We can charge normally than with cabel too? Or will it destroy something?
And change files via usb-cabel on PC will work too?

that was my question too. i whant wirless charging but keep usb data too

idk if it will work with my otterbox commutter
 

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Thanks! I'll try it in one week. I opened my Moto G already it is very easy.


We can charge normally than with cabel too? Or will it destroy something?
And change files via usb-cabel on PC will work too?

that was my question too. i whant wirless charging but keep usb data too

idk if it will work with my otterbox commutter

Everything working normally. :victory:
 
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Sweet!

That's awesome! Good work! I just might have to do this. Anyway, I have a question. Do you think it would cause a problem if you had the USB cable plugged in AND it sitting on the charger? Not that I'm ever going to do that, but just curious.
 
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hey @jamlvs thanks for the great tutorial...

but... what if my phone is already on the wireless charging base and i connect the usb cable to a computer... will the data transfer work properly?

Connecting the USB cable will work has it should and the wireless charging will not interfere in the data transfer or the charging (since is already charging).
 
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Wow this is slick, never really soldered small electronics before though, not sure if I want to go there.

Same here but I'm welling to risk it ..

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---------- Post added at 05:21 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:20 PM ----------

Once I get that part, how do I charge my phone?lol

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you need a QI Wireless charger. It's a pad which you put your phone onto and will send "waves" to the receiver you've just plugged/soldered.

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    --update--
    If you are not rooted you will need to have the screen locked, in the beginning I was using the pattern lock. Right now I have a custom ROM (CM11) with root and have installed the "Moto Floating Charge" (needs root). That way I don't need the pattern lock. You can find more information about the Moto Floating Charge here.
    ----------

    Based on this xda topic, I decided to do the same.Unfortunately, that thing hanging out of the phone and the cancellation of the micro usb port was not a good option for me. So I decided to try to put the adapter inside the phone.

    The adapter:
    OMp2Iyyl.jpg


    First we need to remove the 14 torx screws on the back of the phone.

    sngVwmMl.jpg


    If you need some help, just see this disassemble video until minute 2:20, including the part of disconnecting the battery!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd3AZSXhOf8

    First I looked in to the micro usb adapter to see what contact's was using, in this case (I don't know if they are all the same) it was the 2 in the edges.

    Dd0HFqOl.jpg


    I opened the adapter (It's just some sticky paper) and found out the main 2 spot's (+5v and ground) and a third spot that says 5v +1. Have not used it but it's there.

    Ks2iclAl.jpg

    Green - 5v +1 (not used)
    Blue - Ground
    Red - 5V

    I then connected the adapter to the phone and made a continuity test with the*multimeter and found the 5v spot and a lot of ground spots has normal.

    9r4y9Sal.jpg


    The installation:

    First I removed the connector and installed 2 wires.

    7SPtjVFl.jpg


    Then put it in the right place using a double sided sticker (included).

    dNWMH8Ml.jpg


    Then solder the 5V:

    ePSinyel.jpg


    Then the ground and it's all done:

    rKBuQeAl.jpg


    Now just install the back cover, and put the screws back on. You wont*even notice it's there. :)

    If you need some help, just ask.

    Here it is in action:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxTYZ6qFJU0
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    That's awesome! Good work! I just might have to do this. Anyway, I have a question. Do you think it would cause a problem if you had the USB cable plugged in AND it sitting on the charger? Not that I'm ever going to do that, but just curious.

    The answer:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i95W7oI0a80

    Just like i did in the other thread, that's a great mod you've done mate.

    Thanks. :)
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    It may have been easy :)
    Got caught with the usb connection. Some solder got stuck behind the terminals that could not be removed so forcing the drastic step.
    Other people learn from my mistake.
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    Thanks! I'll try it in one week. I opened my Moto G already it is very easy.


    We can charge normally than with cabel too? Or will it destroy something?
    And change files via usb-cabel on PC will work too?
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    Thanks! I'll try it in one week. I opened my Moto G already it is very easy.


    We can charge normally than with cabel too? Or will it destroy something?
    And change files via usb-cabel on PC will work too?

    that was my question too. i whant wirless charging but keep usb data too

    idk if it will work with my otterbox commutter

    Everything working normally. :victory: