Apple 30 Pin Charger for Samsung Hack

Step 1: Use Apple 30 Pin to Charge Samsung Tablet

Samsung 30 pin cables are faulty
Although my tablet is a few years old I got it off my dad whom used it for 2 months then put it in a drawer and bought an iPad.
I used it for 2 weeks then it wouldn't charge
I cut it open the cable but all the wires were connected (maybe a dry solder) but wouldn't take charge even when it said it was. Samsung 30 pin is also really hard to find anywhere but the internet. I can get an apple cable for $5 at coles.
If you have researched this you will see that Apple cables just don't fit Samsung. I have a very easy way

Step 2: But Apple Won't Fit?

I saw on eBay there was a cable that could be used one way for Apple and if you turn it over it worked for Samsung
After searching ages on the net saying it can't be done I saw a Spanish video on utube. I don't take great pictures but if you look at the port on my tablet there are two copper prongs on each side

Once I bent them the apple charger for straight in upside down

Not only did it start charging but after a couple of minutes it went from dead to 8%

Hope this helps

First instructable I'll try to put better pics tomorrow
Much easier than Resoldering or waiting for an obsolete cable to come through the mail



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    3 Discussions


    1 year ago

    Thanks! Here's a closeup of the modified port. I used a small flat screwdriver to fold, break and remove the little metal pieces that block you from putting the iPod cable in upside down. Works perfectly!

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    Reply 1 year ago

    My USB current meter says that I'm maxing out at 500mA. Tried a bunch of different cables and I am using the original 2A Samsung charging block. Still, better than nothing till my new cable comes from China.


    2 years ago

    Looking forward to the updated pics!