Introduction: Charge Any Phone Without Its Charger!

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Step 1: What's Needed

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What you need for this is a USB (broken or not , just make sure it's long enough), you will also need the phone you want to charge.Im using a samsung SGH-T809(old phone, didn't have its proprietary charger). The last thing you need is something to plug the USB into, I recommended a laptop but a wall outlet will work fine.

Step 2: Step 1

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Now cut the USB in half so that you have the USB , you can throw the other half away. I used scissors because I didn't have a wire stripper. Your gonna wanna strip the red and black wires, the green and white wires are not gonna be used.

Step 3: Step 2

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Depending on what phone your using , the battery pins may be different . For me they were push down pins. Now your gonna wanna take the wire (red and black) , Match the pins with the wires(red with positive and black with negative). Once you figured out where the belong, bend the wire (metal part) onto the wire (this is what I did because mine has push down pins). Now take the wire and try to slide it under the pin (there should be a little space under the pins).

Step 4: Step 3

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Now put the battery in, it should be a little hard to put in since the pins have something under them. Once it's in the wires won't move at all (or atleast that's what happened for me).

Step 5: Step 4

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Plug it into your USB port that has power and your phone should light up or do something to indicate power, mine doesn't so I have to press the power button. It should turn on and there you go , you have a makeshift charger!


schachattack87 (author)2017-09-03

MetroPCS zmaxPRO. Built in battery.. ... how do i charge this devise without the usb-c cable? Only provided with a regular android usb?

Cindy209 (author)2017-02-10

What about a Alcatel onetouch, in which the battery cannot be removed? Please let me know... In really big need!

oranjev (author)Cindy2092017-06-25

drop the phone on the floor a few times and the battery will get out (i have an alcatel pixi)

Jesse JamezC (author)Cindy2092017-02-14

All batteries come out just take your unscrew your back and basically follow the instructions although it might be a lil different

EdoubleU52 (author)2017-04-05

There's no such thing as a phone that you can't get to the battery. It's always accessible just depends on if it's worth the effort to get to it.
It's also possible to use a different phone's battery, some wire, tape and a little ingenuity.

TylerP71 (author)2017-01-12

yes i did thus wit a 3ds and it wurked good unitl my 3ds died on mee and i was happy not but its okay becasue i hate nintendo and the gamecube was trash in my trash im from the hood have a good day 8----------

CodyB28 (author)2016-12-14

can you do this with a 3ds?

IsabelG29 (author)2016-10-23

What about a HTC desire 510 phone?

Jan PetrS (author)2016-08-02

Thank you it works, now I've got way to charge my phone since my miniUSB in phone is broken :)

MaryumB1 (author)2016-06-30

thank you so much! this helped me retrieve a lot of important information from one of my older phones!

BradleyH33 (author)2016-06-12

Cool thanks a lot it worked just fine. appreciate the tip!!!

J-bB (author)2015-10-30

Thank you so much!
It doesn't show that my battery is charging but the percentile of battery left keeps increasing :D

HanahC (author)2014-12-04

I have a horrible tiny phone, will it work?

Bumsfallera (author)2014-05-11

Iphones? ^^

for iPhone (if you wanted to do this method) you will have to unscrew the 2 screws near the charger and pull the cover off

workmank (author)2014-05-06

i agree with gogoflips be careful when doing this sort of thing lithium batteries. especially lithium ion batteries i have vented and caused a few of my own to catch fire from over stressing them. Battery safety is very important. I have done this but would recommend that is you are going to do this do it for short periods and maintain a close watch check temp of the battery often if its getting warm disconnect it. Take care and be safe......

not saying this will happen but it is possible.

gogoflips (author)2014-04-27

Lithium batteries operate never over about 4.2volts. USB chargers give 5 volts- so if the battery doesn't have a protection circuit, it'll explode.

jbrown120 (author)2014-04-26

Does not work with any phone you can't access battery to. ie any iphone and most newer androids

amekdala (author)jbrown1202014-04-26

agreed, that works for phones which is not smart

w1ng0 (author)2014-04-26

Nice urban survival tip congrats

rimar2000 (author)2014-04-26

Claver idea.

rimar2000 (author)rimar20002014-04-26


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