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12-22-2008, 09:24 PM #1DIY 3G iPhone battery replacement
Just to share a video that I did when I did a DIY battery upgrade from the original 1150mAh to a new 1600mAh battery that I bought from the net.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vU-64IEAW8g]YouTube - Apple 3G iPhone Battery replacement[/ame]
12-22-2008, 10:42 PM #2
how much battery life do u get now compered to ur old battery
12-23-2008, 06:38 AM #3
this battery sold on ebay for less than $9 with free shipping. I would NOT install it into my phone. It might explode due to heat...
12-23-2008, 08:04 AM #4
12-23-2008, 08:16 AM #5
how MUCH more juice can you get???
12-23-2008, 01:51 PM #6
Yeah how much of an improvement have you seen? Battery swap on a 3g is a breeze.....nothing like a 2g.
12-23-2008, 08:52 PM #7
12-23-2008, 09:34 PM #8
Anyways, on a 3g the battery is glued to the back housing and just lifts up. It has pressure connections which means it gets connected when seated in place, nothing to "detach". Easy as pie.
On a 2g.....you actually have to solder the wires back in place....and they dont give you any room for accidents.
12-24-2008, 04:21 AM #9
Ok that makes sense. Im thinking about possibly doing this whenever I change out the back housing, Are battery connectors expensive? Im kind of curious why the people who make these battery upgrades dont just make them plug and play with no soldering required? That would make more sense to me.
Thanks for the video hagenukIf I helped you dont be afraid to click thanks
12-24-2008, 05:57 AM #10
I'd rather swap a 2g battery. It's much easier to get to IMO and I always have a hot iron beside me so no bones about soldering.
Ps- nice video, however you are wasting your time checking a dead circuit for connectivity such as you did when you soldered the connector. Cold solder joints only show under load.
Last edited by one1; 12-24-2008 at 05:57 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
01-06-2009, 08:58 PM #11
Has anyone else done this? What kind of lifetime can you expect with the new one? Wondering if its worth the trouble?If I helped you dont be afraid to click thanks
01-10-2009, 05:53 PM #12
It appears they now have these with direct plug in and no soldering required. Funny I mentioned this being a good idea a couple weeks ago. Now I will def. do this.
Original iPhone 3G Battery Replacement 1600mAh New+Tool - eBay (item 110329911394 end time Jan-23-09 05:30:45 PST)If I helped you dont be afraid to click thanks
01-20-2009, 07:05 AM #13
Its kinda weird he never mention how much longer can the battery get...
It is tempting but the price is too cheap, something not right
01-20-2009, 02:59 PM #14
01-20-2009, 03:34 PM #15
Meh... My batt life is fine. Cool deal though...
03-30-2009, 06:05 AM #16
im curious to know if this will increase battery life but a substantial amount.
I'll look into buying one.
Once i get it down i'll let you know how i went.myRepoSpace.com - Easily create your own Cydia Repo.
03-31-2009, 06:15 PM #17
That's not enough mAh to notice anything dramatic. It's almost a scam with the tiny amount of increased capacity and if this is a cheap battery it actually can get LESS reserve. (and it probably IS a cheap battery). It's like buying off brand V/S Energizer.
09-20-2009, 04:57 AM #18
So, can anyone recommend an expensive, genuine replacement battery?
Search for "Apple iPhone 3G Battery Replacement 1600MAH" on eBay and you will find them for $14.59 US - has anyone used one of these and can report back?
Thanks, JohnCanadian by birth Australian by choice