Nexus 5 3000+ mAh battery mod

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JGoldz75

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Jul 4, 2012
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I was thinking about buying the Nexus 5 but I don't think I will be able to live with the battery life as it is. I saw the mod on reddit which allows you to replace the OEM N5 battery with the 3000 mAh battery from the G2 by use of a dremmel and some circuit board swapping (without losing wireless charging capabilities). I would obviously prefer to not risk this type of phone surgery.

I saw online a Chinese battery that is the same size as the original OEM battery, but listed as 3830 mAh. I was wondering if anyone had tried this battery in the N5? It can be found here:
http://www.aliexpress.com/store/pro...D821-D820-battery-BLT9/339866_1760720916.html

Everyone has been saying not to use a battery that was not created by the original manufacturer because "they would have put in the best battery the phone could handle" but my argument is that 2 and a half years ago the technology may just not have been there. The N5 was a budget phone and they had to cut costs somehow. Has anyone done the 3000 battery mod or tried this battery out?

If so, what were your results? I NEED this phone to last me a day with moderate to heavy usage. (I generally do not go over 4 hours of SOT)

Thank you!
 

AndreIrawan97

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Read the review....
I saw a guy who complain about that it actually a 2400 mah battery
I think they just put the cover to it
 

sam492

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Mar 15, 2015
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Fake

Seller lied, battery is a sham, has fraudulent "3830mAh" label on top of the 2300mAh label
This is a review of the so-called 3830mAh battery:

"01 Feb 2015 03:52
DO NOT BUY THIS BATTERY. THIS IS A FRAUD. SELLER MADE ME WAIT MORE THAN 1,5 MONTHS AND AFTER I RECEIVED, I HAVE PEELED OFF THE OUTER COVER AND THE BATTERY IS 2400MAH INSTEAD OF 3830 AS PROMISED. OPENED A DISPUTE AND HAD FULL REFUND. SELLER CALLED ME A LIAR INSTEAD OF MAKING THINGS EASIER. CHECK PICTURES FOR PROOF"

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peachpuff

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but my argument is that 2 and a half years ago the technology may just not have been there. The N5 was a budget phone and they had to cut costs somehow.

So you expect some chinese company no one ever heard of to almost double the capacity of the oem battery?
The lg g2's battery is the only mod you can do, and even then you have to find the original battery and not another fake one.
 

JGoldz75

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Jul 4, 2012
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So you expect some chinese company no one ever heard of to almost double the capacity of the oem battery?
The lg g2's battery is the only mod you can do, and even then you have to find the original battery and not another fake one.
I don't necessarily expect it to be 3830 mAh of battery the same way I don't expect a 5000 mAh external battery pack to fully charge the phone twice. However, if the battery is better than what is currently in there then that would be sufficient for me.

If the battery was shown as a scam as it was in that photo posted above, then obviously this conversation can end here; but look at how much smaller the battery he has is compared to the wrap of the Chinese one. Isn't this illegal? Or because it's a Chinese company they can blatantly false advertise anything they want?
 

ChazzMatt

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THIS is why I am VERY skeptical about the rumors of the 2015 LG Nexus 5 (5.2", 1440p) and the 2700 mAh battery it will supposedly have. :rolleyes:

The original 2013 Nexus 5 was 4.95", 1080p and came with a skimpy 2300 mAh battery. (My wife and I owned two of them and were always looking to plug in somewhere.)

A BIGGER BATTERY would have solved my one complaint about the otherwise excellent Nexus 5.

BUT, the 2013 LG G2 (on which the Nexus 5 was based) was 5.2", 1080p and came with a 3000 mAh battery. Why didn't they use THAT battery? :confused:

Now they want to give us a 5.2", 1440P display with a 2700 mAh battery? :confused: That's not even as good as the LG G2 from two years ago!

Come on, Google! Just put a bigger battery in it! If 3000 mAh was for the 5.2", 1080p LG G2, then you need BIGGER than that for a 5.2", 1440p display...

Here's what I'm talking about.

I skipped the too-big 6" Moto Nexus 6 for the 5.2", 1440p version of the phone called the Moto XT1225. Have two of them, running on AT&T on CM12.1 (Lollipop 5.1). An AOSP ROM is also available.

5.2",1440p, Snapdragon 805, 3GB RAM, Qi wireless charging, Turbo charging, 64GB storage, sound familiar? 99% same specs as the Moto Nexus 6, but in a BETTER size. Yet, my 5.2" Moto XT1225 has a 3900 mAh battery -- bigger than the actual Nexus 6 battery. It's GREAT!

Nexus-6-vs-Motorola-Moto-Max-Size-Is-Not-the-Only-Differentiator-464414-2_zpsrrpbwjsc.jpg

MOTO%20MAXX%20VS%20NEXUS%206_zps492i21se.png


specs_zpsdqolp6qj.jpg
 
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JGoldz75

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Jul 4, 2012
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THIS is why I am VERY skeptical about the rumors of the 2015 LG Nexus 5 and the 2700 battery it will supposedly have. :rolleyes:

The original 2013 Nexus 5 was 4.95", 1080p and came with a skimpy 2300 mAh battery.

The 2013 LG G2 was 5.2", 1080p and came with a 3000 mAh battery.

Now they want to give us a 5.2", 1440P display with a 2700 mAh battery? :confused: That's not even as good as the LG G2 from two years ago!

Come on, Google! Just put a bigger battery in it! If 3000 mAh was for the 5.2", 1080p LG G2, then you need BIGGER than that for a 5.2", 1440p display...

Here's what I'm talking about.

I skipped the too-big Moto Nexus 6 for the 5.2", 1440p version of the phone called the Moto XT1225. Have two of them, running on AT&T on CM12.1 (Lollipop 5.1). An AOSP ROM is also available.

5.2",1440p, Snapdragon 805, 3GB RAM, Qi wireless charging, Turbo charging, 64GB storage, sound familiar? 99% same specs as the Moto Nexus 6, but in a BETTER size. Yet, my 5.2" Moto XT1225 has a 3900 mAh battery -- bigger than the actual Nexus 6 battery. It's GREAT!

Nexus-6-vs-Motorola-Moto-Max-Size-Is-Not-the-Only-Differentiator-464414-2_zpsrrpbwjsc.jpg

MOTO%20MAXX%20VS%20NEXUS%206_zps492i21se.png


specs_zpsdqolp6qj.jpg
It's truly a shame that Google thinks people prefer slimmer phones as opposed to bigger batteries. A poll showed that more than 70% of people would rather have a slightly fatter phone with a battery that can last over 24 hours than have a slim phone. The battery on the N5 is the only reason I can't convince myself to switch to T-Mobile and get it. The G2 battery mod might be my best bet.
 

k24w24

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Aug 18, 2014
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I know. Because I did it.

Hello, everybody.
I'm one of the nexus fan in Korea.

It looks like refurbish or used thing.
But It's capacity is true.

How to
- No knife
- No soldering
- need strong and powerful finger.
- Fit 1 and Keep pressing / push 2 -> 3 -> 4

http:/ /i.imgur.com/8laQNr2.jpg
http:/ /i.imgur.com/n7Ofr7R.jpg

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Sui77

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I know. Because I did it.

Hello, everybody.
I'm one of the nexus fan in Korea.

It looks like refurbish or used thing.
But It's capacity is true.

How to
- No knife
- No soldering
- need strong and powerful finger.
- Fit 1 and Keep pressing / push 2 -> 3 -> 4

i.imgur.com/8laQNr2.jpg
i.imgur.com/8laQNr2.jpg


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Which battery have you used exactly?

Do you know for which device the battery was made originally?
 

k24w24

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Aug 18, 2014
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Thanks!

Now i just have to try to order....not easy due to the letters :(

What are your findings with the new battery?
Improved SOT?

SURE.
About 7.5H ( 100% -> 1% continuous movie playing )

Unfortunately, XDA prohibits external link of newbie.
So, I uploaded my Howto & Test result on imgur ->

http:/ /i.imgur.com/8laQNr2.jpg
http:/ /i.imgur.com/n7Ofr7R.jpg
 
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alex61194

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Apr 27, 2013
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Seller lied, battery is a sham, has fraudulent "3830mAh" label on top of the 2300mAh label
This is a review of the so-called 3830mAh battery:

"01 Feb 2015 03:52
DO NOT BUY THIS BATTERY. THIS IS A FRAUD. SELLER MADE ME WAIT MORE THAN 1,5 MONTHS AND AFTER I RECEIVED, I HAVE PEELED OFF THE OUTER COVER AND THE BATTERY IS 2400MAH INSTEAD OF 3830 AS PROMISED. OPENED A DISPUTE AND HAD FULL REFUND. SELLER CALLED ME A LIAR INSTEAD OF MAKING THINGS EASIER. CHECK PICTURES FOR PROOF"

Pictures attached
i bought one really cheap i knew was fake but i didnt care
that´s the sticker the battery has https://gyazo.com/c412b36ae55f71c65185baf42ff2f182
but is a original battery of lg for the nexus as i said i knew that i did cause was cheaper that buy a original one scam the scammer xDDD
 

trizex

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Oct 21, 2006
233
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Just so y'all know, I've replaced my stock battery with the one from LG G2 (3000mah). Yeah, my install included using a Dremel to cut down excess aluminum from the frame etc, but the fit is like stock, everything including wireless charging works, 6+ hours of SOT. And yeah, I did it almost two years ago.

Best DIY ever, I only wish it came like that when it was new. I replaced the Nexus with a new phone in December, but just turned it on a few days ago, wiped clean, installed fresh nougat on it and goddamit, how I still adore that thing...
 

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    Seller lied, battery is a sham, has fraudulent "3830mAh" label on top of the 2300mAh label
    This is a review of the so-called 3830mAh battery:

    "01 Feb 2015 03:52
    DO NOT BUY THIS BATTERY. THIS IS A FRAUD. SELLER MADE ME WAIT MORE THAN 1,5 MONTHS AND AFTER I RECEIVED, I HAVE PEELED OFF THE OUTER COVER AND THE BATTERY IS 2400MAH INSTEAD OF 3830 AS PROMISED. OPENED A DISPUTE AND HAD FULL REFUND. SELLER CALLED ME A LIAR INSTEAD OF MAKING THINGS EASIER. CHECK PICTURES FOR PROOF"

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    hi guys i would just like to update on the simple mod for 3020mAh battery which was posted by the korean guys a few posts back..
    i felt optimistic about it and decided to try.

    i am impressed. i still have my nfc btw.

    its just my first day.. waiting for the battery to deplete

    you can see there's a small bump but bearable.

    edit: on first charge.. i had 2761 mAh according to AccuBattery
    no SIM card but intensive on youtube and gaming ... last about 4h 50min on screen time.
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    a soLution for LG 3020mA ceLL

    good news!
    - actuaL 3020ma capacity
    - perfect fit (no bump on back cover)
    - easy instaLLation (no need strong finger)

    hi, i'm the korean guy
    i find a soLution for LG ceLL

    LG ceLL has more capacity than samsung ceLL
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    -> https://cafe.naver.com/grnf/314909
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    Just so y'all know, I've replaced my stock battery with the one from LG G2 (3000mah). Yeah, my install included using a Dremel to cut down excess aluminum from the frame etc, but the fit is like stock, everything including wireless charging works, 6+ hours of SOT. And yeah, I did it almost two years ago.

    Best DIY ever, I only wish it came like that when it was new. I replaced the Nexus with a new phone in December, but just turned it on a few days ago, wiped clean, installed fresh nougat on it and goddamit, how I still adore that thing...
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    THIS is why I am VERY skeptical about the rumors of the 2015 LG Nexus 5 (5.2", 1440p) and the 2700 mAh battery it will supposedly have. :rolleyes:

    The original 2013 Nexus 5 was 4.95", 1080p and came with a skimpy 2300 mAh battery. (My wife and I owned two of them and were always looking to plug in somewhere.)

    A BIGGER BATTERY would have solved my one complaint about the otherwise excellent Nexus 5.

    BUT, the 2013 LG G2 (on which the Nexus 5 was based) was 5.2", 1080p and came with a 3000 mAh battery. Why didn't they use THAT battery? :confused:

    Now they want to give us a 5.2", 1440P display with a 2700 mAh battery? :confused: That's not even as good as the LG G2 from two years ago!

    Come on, Google! Just put a bigger battery in it! If 3000 mAh was for the 5.2", 1080p LG G2, then you need BIGGER than that for a 5.2", 1440p display...

    Here's what I'm talking about.

    I skipped the too-big 6" Moto Nexus 6 for the 5.2", 1440p version of the phone called the Moto XT1225. Have two of them, running on AT&T on CM12.1 (Lollipop 5.1). An AOSP ROM is also available.

    5.2",1440p, Snapdragon 805, 3GB RAM, Qi wireless charging, Turbo charging, 64GB storage, sound familiar? 99% same specs as the Moto Nexus 6, but in a BETTER size. Yet, my 5.2" Moto XT1225 has a 3900 mAh battery -- bigger than the actual Nexus 6 battery. It's GREAT!

    Nexus-6-vs-Motorola-Moto-Max-Size-Is-Not-the-Only-Differentiator-464414-2_zpsrrpbwjsc.jpg

    MOTO%20MAXX%20VS%20NEXUS%206_zps492i21se.png


    specs_zpsdqolp6qj.jpg