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Old March 8th, 2012, 01:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up DIY extended battery case

After searching all over the internet for a case that could be use with the extended battery and have found nothing, I've decided to make one myself. Getting really tired of bring my charger to work just in case.

A few things you'll need

1. OEM LG extended battery cover

2. LG protective case (any would work)

3. Utility knife

4. Masking tape

5. Rotary dremel

6. Wife's nail filer (for that clean look)




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Cut up the LG extended battery cover.




After the cuts and trimming, you should have this.




Now mark the back of the protective case with the utility knife




Now put masking tape along the lines so that could see where you'll be cutting with the dremel. After the cut, use the nail filer to trim and smooth out the lines. Final product should look like this.




Now you're done






Barely and size difference with the rubber cover on.

BTW do this at your own risk. If you have any questions let me know

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Is that a hybrid case?
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yes sir, half plastic (inside white) half rubber (outside black)
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yes sir, half plastic (inside white) half rubber (outside black)
Very nice DIY you should sell em I'd pay for one right now
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yes sir, half plastic (inside white) half rubber (outside black)

I have that case except its black inside blue out
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So the battery compartment is only guarded by the rubber shell?
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Very nice DIY you should sell em I'd pay for one right now
Lol that's a pretty good idea

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So the battery compartment is only guarded by the rubber shell?
Yep. Its also running a bit cooler too with the ventilation
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Lol that's a pretty good idea
do I get a free one for my amazing idea?
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LOL sure np. I'll work a set up for ya. just send me the cover and a case
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LOL sure np. I'll work a set up for ya. just send me the cover and a case
Thats bad ass, you should send a message to shinyside about this write up, alot of people are wanting something like this

No joke you can make a pretty penny, look at the guy who made the lg optimizer, all the settings are in the phone to use but he put it in one place. 5.99 a pop 8000 downloads,
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Thats bad ass, you should send a message to shinyside about this write up, alot of people are wanting something like this

No joke you can make a pretty penny, look at the guy who made the lg optimizer, all the settings are in the phone to use but he put it in one place. 5.99 a pop 8000 downloads,
I guess I could turn it into a service or something, it's so d@mn time consuming though. But yea, pm me if your interested in a set. I'm loving my extended battery. Been playing games and watching youtube all day and still 28% to go.
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Come see all things root I am no noob we, I am on zvd themed I've had extended battery since day one but I take it out for my kick stand I know some bigger themers and ROM builders
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If you only removed the humpback portion then used one of the rubberized covers (without the inner plastic cover part you have), would that work as well? I am considering getting an Esteem and looking at the options.

It is hard to tell if the battery sticks up much more than the original case or not.
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If you only removed the humpback portion then used one of the rubberized covers (without the inner plastic cover part you have), would that work as well? I am considering getting an Esteem and looking at the options.

It is hard to tell if the battery sticks up much more than the original case or not.
Yea that would work too. I wanted to do that at first but thinking that with the extra lump in the battery the rubber case won't be able to hold the phone as well.
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What if you got the extended batter that did not portrude out like that one??
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What if you got the extended batter that did not portrude out like that one??

If you got a back door like I did, probably nothing you could do without buying another.
You might be able to use the stock battery cover and cut it the same as you would the extended, but if you ever go back to the stock battery, for whatever reason, you wouldn't have a cover (unless you use tape or have a case that fits the stock battery)
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That's why I would recommend buying a spare cover instead of using your original.
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That's why I would recommend buying a spare cover instead of using your original.

Lol where would you buy a spare cover?

What case would you recommend for doing this? I can't tell which you used
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Lol where would you buy a spare cover?

What case would you recommend for doing this? I can't tell which you used
here's one if you just want to make it simple and cut the center where the battery is. under the cover they have lines that match the exact battery size. very easy to cut OEM Back Cover Battery Door For LG Revolution VS910 Black | eBay

and this is what ive cut up just because i have it and didnt want to spend more money. a bit tougher to cut because of the hump NEW OEM Revolution Extended Battery with Battery Cover | eBay

this is the case/protector. only difference between this and mine is the inside plastic piece (black+white) For LG Esteem MS910/Revolution VS910 Hybrid Armor Case / Black/Black | eBay
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Will the silicon outter cover fit the phone?
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fits perfectly. barely notice the lump with the bat
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After searching all over the internet for a case that could be use with the extended battery and have found nothing, I've decided to make one myself. Getting really tired of bring my charger to work just in case.

A few things you'll need

1. OEM LG extended battery cover

2. LG protective case (any would work)

3. Utility knife

4. Masking tape

5. Rotary dremel

6. Wife's nail filer (for that clean look)




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Now mark the back of the protective case with the utility knife




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Old August 28th, 2012, 03:35 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Bump for all the new guys.

This is a hell of a diy and great idea.
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