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    Default LG G3 Wireless Qi charging

    So I have seen a lot of mention in amongst other broader threads about charging the LG G3 over a wireless Qi Charger. As of yet I have not seen any links to a supported Qi charging back cover. Thought I would make a devoted thread to the Qi charging issue.

    I am hoping someone finds a Qi supported back for the US LG G3 soon. (I became addicted to wireless charging with G2 and I don't think I can go back

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    (awaiting my LG G3)
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    There are qi charging backs on eBay but for the Korean model. I'm curious to know if those would fit. Has anyone tried one yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AppleTraitor View Post
    There are qi charging backs on eBay but for the Korean model. I'm curious to know if those would fit. Has anyone tried one yet?

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    Most of the listings that I have looked at have explicitly stated that they are not compatible with the American version of the phone.
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    Just read through some of the QA on the verizon page for the G3 and their are questions about Qi charging. The one answered by a VZW employe (although not the clearest language) seems to indicate that the verizon G3 will support Qi charging, but not sure if this is out of the box or with a separate cover. I posted a question their, I will see if it gets answered.

    "When I compared the G3 to the G2 and the S5 on the phone comparison page, it says wireless charging is included, not optional. Is that true?

    Staff: We appreciate your question about the wireless charging. To clarify, there will be an option for standard charing in addition to wireless charging for the G3. - Sherita_VZW"
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    Quote Originally Posted by spgiva View Post
    Just read through some of the QA on the verizon page for the G3 and their are questions about Qi charging. The one answered by a VZW employe (although not the clearest language) seems to indicate that the verizon G3 will support Qi charging, but not sure if this is out of the box or with a separate cover. I posted a question their, I will see if it gets answered.

    "When I compared the G3 to the G2 and the S5 on the phone comparison page, it says wireless charging is included, not optional. Is that true?

    Staff: We appreciate your question about the wireless charging. To clarify, there will be an option for standard charing in addition to wireless charging for the G3. - Sherita_VZW"
    My guess is, if it's the same as the Sprint phone, the phone "supports" Qi, it just doesn't have the functionality out of the box. The Sprint version, in the US at least, needs a specific replacement back or case with an induction coil in it and doesn't come with one ... I think it stands to reason the same is likely true of the Verizon version as well.

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    Since ATT only sells the PMA back, I guess we wait for Verizon and Sprint to release their Qi backs and see if those work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spgiva View Post
    Just read through some of the QA on the verizon page for the G3 and their are questions about Qi charging. The one answered by a VZW employe (although not the clearest language) seems to indicate that the verizon G3 will support Qi charging, but not sure if this is out of the box or with a separate cover. I posted a question their, I will see if it gets answered.

    "When I compared the G3 to the G2 and the S5 on the phone comparison page, it says wireless charging is included, not optional. Is that true?

    Staff: We appreciate your question about the wireless charging. To clarify, there will be an option for standard charing in addition to wireless charging for the G3. - Sherita_VZW"
    Someone in another thread already has the VZW G3. I asked him to upload a picture of the back, and no, it doesn't support Qi out of the box. The VZW cover only has 2 prongs for the NFC, not 4 for NFC and Qi. The good thing is that all 4 prongs on on the phone, we just need someone to sell the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spgiva View Post
    Just read through some of the QA on the verizon page for the G3 and their are questions about Qi charging. The one answered by a VZW employe (although not the clearest language) seems to indicate that the verizon G3 will support Qi charging, but not sure if this is out of the box or with a separate cover. I posted a question their, I will see if it gets answered.

    "When I compared the G3 to the G2 and the S5 on the phone comparison page, it says wireless charging is included, not optional. Is that true?

    Staff: We appreciate your question about the wireless charging. To clarify, there will be an option for standard charing in addition to wireless charging for the G3. - Sherita_VZW"
    I did a chat session yesterday on the Verizon Wireless website and when I asked the question "So will it work with a Qi charging mat and the battery cover that comes with the phone?". The rep replied "absolutely!". FWIW....
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    My concern with the ATT version is will the Qi back work and did they slaughter it like they did the 1520 where qi would only work visa hardware hack. Just because ATT has the prongs doesn't mean it will work for Qi cases.

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    Check out this comparison shot of back-plates. The Verizon version is like the one in the middle, which should be compatible with the International back-plate because the spaces of the pins are correct. Pay attention to the pins on the phone piece and compare them to the pins on the D855 model.




    And check this shot of the back-plate you can buy for the D855 which supports wireless charging. Looks like it would work. LG G3 D855 Battery Door Gold
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    Quote Originally Posted by xocomaox View Post
    Check out this comparison shot of back-plates. The Verizon version is like the one in the middle, which should be compatible with the International back-plate because the spaces of the pins are correct. Pay attention to the pins on the phone piece and compare them to the pins on the D855 model.

    http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/g...psa25771a4.jpg
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/att...izon-20686.jpg

    And check this shot of the back-plate you can buy for the D855 which supports wireless charging. Looks like it would work. LG G3 D855 Battery Door Gold
    On your second picture, see that the cover only has 2 of the 4 gold prongs? That means that it will not work with a charging mat.

    Now the link you provided for the back plate does have the 4 prongs and should work. Thank you for that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by xocomaox View Post
    And check this shot of the back-plate you can buy for the D855 which supports wireless charging. Looks like it would work. LG G3 D855 Battery Door Gold
    Since that's the European Version, I don't know if it'll work or not. There's been a lot of people saying ti won't work, but I don't know why it wouldn't. Should be the same phone, right? I might have to try one. Even at $50, it's worth it if it'll work. If not, they need a good return policy. I'll have to check into it further...
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottysize View Post
    Since that's the European Version, I don't know if it'll work or not. There's been a lot of people saying ti won't work, but I don't know why it wouldn't. Should be the same phone, right? I might have to try one. Even at $50, it's worth it if it'll work. If not, they need a good return policy. I'll have to check into it further...
    It should work as long as your phone (not the cover!) has the same pin layout as pictured in the Verizon Rep's photo above (my bottom picture). The only thing up for questioning is the way it fits on the back of the phone.

    If you look at that website I liked with the case-backs, it shows the same kind of "spread out" pin layout for Sprint, AT&T and International models. So I don't know what is going on there exactly, and I am unable to find images of Sprint, TMobile and AT&T versions of the phone opened up to see if they are similar or different as far as the pin layouts on the phone part.

    Also, please take a look at the picture below of what the author calls " a pre-production unit from Korea." This is exactly what I was thinking the US models would look like, but apparently Verizon's is not. See the four pins? They are too close to each other. This is the type of phone that will absolutely not work with the battery covers i linked to earlier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xocomaox View Post

    It should work as long as your phone (not the cover!) has the same pin layout as pictured in the Verizon Rep's photo above (my bottom picture). The only thing up for questioning is the way it fits on the back of the phone.

    If you look at that website I liked with the case-backs, it shows the same kind of "spread out" pin layout for Sprint, AT&T and International models. So I don't know what is going on there exactly, and I am unable to find images of Sprint, TMobile and AT&T versions of the phone opened up to see if they are similar or different as far as the pin layouts on the phone part.

    Also, please take a look at the picture below of what the author calls " a pre-production unit from Korea." This is exactly what I was thinking the US models would look like, but apparently Verizon's is not. See the four pins? They are too close to each other. This is the type of phone that will absolutely not work with the battery covers i linked to earlier.

    http://cdn.gottabemobile.com/wp-cont...41-620x484.jpg
    That company that sells the backs is shown to be in Dallas. I'm going to contact them A: See if they have the backs, and B: if so, go there with my phone when I get it and see it it'll line up.
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    A bunch of people at xda have purchased qi enabled case backs and they are unable to charge on the AT&T variant. Thinking att crippled any wireless charging that isn't pma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asics10 View Post
    A bunch of people at xda have purchased qi enabled case backs and they are unable to charge on the AT&T variant. Thinking att crippled any wireless charging that isn't pma.

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    Damn it, we all knew that was possible but hoped AT&T wouldn't be a bunch of assholes and disable Qi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by asics10 View Post
    A bunch of people at xda have purchased qi enabled case backs and they are unable to charge on the AT&T variant. Thinking att crippled any wireless charging that isn't pma.

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    This is really disappointing
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    Does anyone know if the output from Qi vs the Powermat receivers is substatially different, or if they both just supply a +5V and ground across the pins? If it's the latter, couldn't you hack in a Qi receiver and add copper foil and dielectric tape, adding "traces," to shift the pin locations on the back?
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    So does at&t or anyone else for that matter sell a compatible charging dock where you can set the phone upright (and not just lay it down on the charging pad)?

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    Well, I can now confirm that the LG Quick. Circle case being sold by Verizon and Sprint stores DOES NOT ADD QI wireless charging. There are no prongs whatsoever inside the case back. The Sprint and Verizon versions are identical and the case back simply snaps over the phone with the original back in place. It dies not replace the original back. If TMo doesn't have one, we have to look to online retailers....or eBay and hope the pins match up.

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    This is the back cover that came with my sprint LG G3. Is this cover Qi compatible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozz101 View Post
    This is the back cover that came with my sprint LG G3. Is this cover Qi compatible?

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    Idts as I don't see any of the necessary pins.

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    Here's a close up of the pins.

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    I did get my circle case from AT&T today. And it does have the 4 pins. (just PMA sadly).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozz101 View Post
    Here's a close up of the pins.

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    Nope

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