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Yes, you can install a maxx battery in your Razr!

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wardo5757

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For everyone wondering if the original razr can accept the razr maxx battery, the answer is YES! Ive taken both of mine apart, and it would appear that the battery compartments are identical, but the one on the maxx is deeper ofcourse. So then I took the rear cover from the max and put it on the razr, it fit perfectly but there was a gap between the sim card door and cover, the gap isn’t that bad as you can see in the pictures. So, if you can find a maxx battery and rear cover, do the mod! And for all asking if it would be worth it. The answer is hell yes!!!!
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marsonist

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Is it possible, by chance, to swap battery doors as well? It would be great to make a full conversion using only OEM components.
 

wardo5757

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Is it possible, by chance, to swap battery doors as well? It would be great to make a full conversion using only OEM components.

i would assume so, howerver i dont know how to pull the door off...all moto did was add more plastic to surround the bigger battery on the maxx. everything else is identical. i took the cover from razr maxx and put it on the razr, it fit perfectly butit would push in to the battery. i think if you had the bigger battery the rear cover would be solid as on the razr as it is on the razr maxx.
if i can find the battery, or if anyone has a link, i will buy the maxx battery, cover and door. i want to try this out also...
 

wardo5757

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Also to add, as I've mentioned here on the support forums:

https://forums.motorola.com/posts/4c3288997e?post=4c3288997e&start=31

That Motorola should provide a send in service to upgrade your phone's battery - keeping your warranty - for a small fee (cost for parts, labor, and shipping; i.e. ~ $100?)

If I was in that scenario, I would certainly pay for that - beats shelling out for a new phone.

while i dont agree with your reason for motorola offering a battery upgrade on the droid razr. I DO agree that they should, they should do it for parts and labor, it would go a LONG way in customer relations.
 

pm1066

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this is the guide I used. Taking the cover off is very easy. When the batteries, covers and doors become available, the coversion is going to be very simple, I estimate 10 minutes max and you're done!

I too am interested in how the reassembly went. Did you use a tool like in the video? Did you feel any looseness in the covers after they were put back on?

I've heard of some people using just their fingernails to pry it open, and some guys who have had the covers not go on very tightly or fully clip in after they reassemble. It'd be nice to know the safest/least damaging method.
 

furbymac

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I just ran my fingernail along the crack starting from the bottom right near the search button all the way to the top and the cover shaped up very easily. I didn't pull the tape off though. It snapped right back into place very easily and doesn't seem loose or anything. The razr isn't really waterproof it is water resistant. So opening the cover shouldn't really have any affect on that.
 

wardo5757

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assembly is very easy too... the battery is covered in some real sticky stuff so it would be impossible to have a lose cover, and the edges snap back into place. it looks just like it did before i took it apart. on the razr i used the same tool that you see in the video, but for some reason i couldnt get it going on the maxx. so i got one of my daughter thin flat hair clips to start the unclipping and it was fine from there.
 

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    For everyone wondering if the original razr can accept the razr maxx battery, the answer is YES! Ive taken both of mine apart, and it would appear that the battery compartments are identical, but the one on the maxx is deeper ofcourse. So then I took the rear cover from the max and put it on the razr, it fit perfectly but there was a gap between the sim card door and cover, the gap isn’t that bad as you can see in the pictures. So, if you can find a maxx battery and rear cover, do the mod! And for all asking if it would be worth it. The answer is hell yes!!!!
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    Ok, as you guys can see in the pictures, the mod works!!!! Getting the battery out of the Maxx was a big pain in the ass because you have to take off the rear housing, but! Once I did get it off, the battery slid right into the razor, perfect fit! The picture you see of a booted phone is the Razr with the Maxx battery installed….I put the cover of the Maxx on the Razr after i put the battery in. You can NOT tell the difference in fell from the original Maxx. The only issue is the sim card door, in order to change that you will need to get the Maxx rear housing. I just want to add that the phones went back together easily, can't tell the either were touched.

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    Can you post up a how to/step by step of taking the backs off?
    Or a link? haha
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78gJRP8NzRA

    this is the guide I used. Taking the cover off is very easy. When the batteries, covers and doors become available, the coversion is going to be very simple, I estimate 10 minutes max and you're done!
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    If the OEM maxx conversion is too expensive for you, check this out

    Onite® 5700mAh Li-ion Akku for Motorola Droid RAZR XT910 XT912 / Atrix HD / Atrix V, EB20 Batterie

    That's almost TWICE the juice the maxx battery has. Although I have converted with OEM parts, I'm really tempted to try that one :ß
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    Mission accomplished. A complete battery swap with no sim and memory slot gap. All the screws are identical from phone to phone from there respective places. The metal battery holder needed to be swapped and all the parts from the maxx will be ready to go. The OP used the silver battery holder instead of the black battery holder which the maxx uses. That battery holder allows for the back bezel of the maxx to be fitted on which holds the correct sim / memory card door. So that is pretty much how the gap is eliminated.

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