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    Default Re: [GUIDE] Galaxy Nexus MOD/Palm Touchstone-No soldering on phone!!

    Please post pictures. I'll add your post to the reserved post on the front page.
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] Galaxy Nexus MOD/Palm Touchstone-No soldering on phone!!

    I am working to get this mod working for my Galaxy Nexus. One thing I am having trouble getting without having to buy a bunch for more money than what I need is the copper tape (and being that some dont specify if it is the copper conductive, or just the cheap copper crafting tape). I do on the other hand (without spending $20 on tape) have some highly industrial aluminum foil (solderable), will this work for using in the touchstone mod? I would think the only reason most people use copper is that it is more conductive than aluminum, though more expensive. So free aluminum or $20 for copper tape? Any reason why this wouldn't work? If not, then anyone know where to get copper tape locally for cheap and by Thursday?
    Last edited by DJeremyC; 10-16-2012 at 09:06 AM.
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] Galaxy Nexus MOD/Palm Touchstone-No soldering on phone!!

    I would go with the copper. I think someone found some copper at Lowe's or Home Depot that is used to repel slugs around the exterior of your home. Look on the first page. I think I posted it there.

    Or if you find someone in you area that did the mod, they probably have extra.
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] Galaxy Nexus MOD/Palm Touchstone-No soldering on phone!!

    Yah, thought about that too...unfortunately both my Lowes and Home Depot don't carry it...SUCKS!

    But thanks for the help...currently looking around town to see if I can snag some somewhere, was hoping to do the MOD this weekend so heres to either finding copper tape, using aluminum foil, or 26-30AWG wire (think that should be thin enough yet hold the current needed).
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] Galaxy Nexus MOD/Palm Touchstone-No soldering on phone!!

    Finished my Touchstone MOD this weekend. Ended up using a coated 28AWG copper wire that I basically lodged between the dock contacts and the plastic bar...then routed these up through one of the open port holes in the casing. I also ended up running this wire up and out the top of the phone back where the notch is and then attaching the Palm coil to the back of the inside of my Seidio hard case to ensure charging without taking the case off.

    Thuss far so good, but I cant get AC charging to work yet. I unlocked the bootloader, rooted, and install the free version of Franco Kernel Updater, but no luck. I take it the change I need is in the paid version, just didnt want to purchase it first and then it not have it either. Can anyone verify that this is the case? I am looking for the option to allow fast-charging (or something like that) for using the Touchstone Mod to charge at AC rate.

    Thanks in advance as always for helping with expert advice!
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] Galaxy Nexus MOD/Palm Touchstone-No soldering on phone!!

    Just download and flash Franco kernel for free, then use something like nstools to control it.
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] Galaxy Nexus MOD/Palm Touchstone-No soldering on phone!!

    You can use trickster to do it also. Or you can flash a CM based ROM like CNA (my favorite) or JellyBro. They have the option for fastcharge built in and it works.
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] Galaxy Nexus MOD/Palm Touchstone-No soldering on phone!!

    Downloaded Franco Kernel Updater from the PlayStore, enabled Fast USB Mode and ASAP as it enabled the phone quit charging period on the touchstone. As soon as I disabled the fast mode, it began charging at USB rate again...hmm...any ideas?

    UPDATE: I installed Trickster as mentioned in a post above...this fast charge mod seems to do the trick. Thanks for the advice!
    Last edited by DJeremyC; 10-23-2012 at 08:50 AM.
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    I just did the mod and i'm actually still having trouble getting it to stay charging in AC mode with any app that does the fast charge mod. I've used the franco.updater app, trickster, and the built in version of fast charge from CNA because thats the rom I run. If i leave it in USB it works fine to charge, however right when I turn the AC fast charge on, it just stops charging. Earlier I was able to put it on there while it was in the fast charge mode, then it would recognize it for a split second then shut off charging, and kind of bounce back and forth, but right now it just refuses to charge in AC mode. Great guide by the way, really easy to follow. Any suggestions on what else to try to get it to run properly in AC mode??


    Thanks!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJeremyC View Post
    Yah, thought about that too...unfortunately both my Lowes and Home Depot don't carry it...SUCKS!

    But thanks for the help...currently looking around town to see if I can snag some somewhere, was hoping to do the MOD this weekend so heres to either finding copper tape, using aluminum foil, or 26-30AWG wire (think that should be thin enough yet hold the current needed).
    I got some aluminum ducting tape from Home Depot since nobody local had copper tape. Everything works great, no issues. I looked up the conductivity of aluminum and it's just as good, if not better, than copper. But it's banned for use in wires in the US because it's oxide is not conductive, and actually applies a resistance which could start a fire in a home. Copper's oxide IS conductive, so it's good to go.

    Either way, your aluminum should be fine.
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] Galaxy Nexus MOD/Palm Touchstone-No soldering on phone!!

    Anyone have any idea how I can get this to work on the Galaxy Note 1. I don't want to risk opening it up and end up with a useless phone. Or direct me to where I can find it, have tried searching the forums and the web but no luck. Thanks anyways.
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] Galaxy Nexus MOD/Palm Touchstone-No soldering on phone!!

    Does this also work with a Powermat so i could build it without the magnets?
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] Galaxy Nexus MOD/Palm Touchstone-No soldering on phone!!

    Does anybody know if this will work with a GSM GNex and stock battery door?

    If I get an extended battery door, will my GNex still fit in my OEM GNex car dock?
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] Galaxy Nexus MOD/Palm Touchstone-No soldering on phone!!

    Yes, and yes(With a dremel and a steady hand using copper tape not wire)

    Extended battery cover is what I have with mine, as for the car dock I couldn't say I don't use one. I use my touchstone. If you do that make sure you get the Palm car charger, only one that works.

    I have had mine modded pretty much since the day this thread came out. Still works great
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    New here, been lurking around while looking for info regarding all this. Planning to do this to my GSM GNex soon, hope it works!

    Quick question, some people were talking a lot about which chargers work/don't, which battery covers and so on. If I have the Pre Touchstone cover + dock, an extended battery door, and use my UK Samsung charger which came with the phone, would I be fine, or should I still order the Palm charger?

    Thanks in advance for all your efforts, really appreciated!
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] Galaxy Nexus MOD/Palm Touchstone-No soldering on phone!!

    Quote Originally Posted by antovolk View Post
    New here, been lurking around while looking for info regarding all this. Planning to do this to my GSM GNex soon, hope it works!

    Quick question, some people were talking a lot about which chargers work/don't, which battery covers and so on. If I have the Pre Touchstone cover + dock, an extended battery door, and use my UK Samsung charger which came with the phone, would I be fine, or should I still order the Palm charger?

    Thanks in advance for all your efforts, really appreciated!
    No that charger does not give out enough amperage. You will need the palm one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by googly View Post
    Actually I was trying to hide the upside down palm logo with sandable primer and black paint but got impatient with the multiple sprays.
    I don't think I'll plastidip any surfaces nor will I add any additional magnets. (I don't have either)
    If I do find some magnets to put on, I'll make sure to follow your tips. Thanks for starting this thread!
    Hi.. can you tell me what/where you got your 'case' for your GNex in the pictures you posted on the Touchstron Car mount topic:
    [GUIDE] Galaxy Nexus MOD/Palm Touchstone-No soldering on phone!!

    I have one similar, but your's looks a little nicer.

    Thanks
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    Thanks for this and all the helpful links. I used this last night to mod my CDMA Galaxy Nexus. It's charging like a boss on the touchstone now. I had never soldered anything before, so that was the most daunting part. It was also nerve racking to wedge the plastic away from the glass, but I managed it. Great guide!!
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] Galaxy Nexus MOD/Palm Touchstone-No soldering on phone!!

    How different is it from wireless charging for galaxy S2?

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    Just finished my mod... Followed the original instructions and it seems to be working. VZW GNex, using standard battery w/ extended battery cover.
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] Galaxy Nexus MOD/Palm Touchstone-No soldering on phone!!

    For anybody interested, I just completed this mod, and it works great; for those who would like to use a case, you can use the cases at www.cruzerlite.com; the phone will still charge through the case! I didn't think that it would but I was pleasantly surprised

    VZW Gnex with extended battery
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    Not sure if anyone still reads this thread but I would appreciate some help.

    I pulled the coil off a Pixi case and the OEM Touchstone Charging dock. When I place the coil up against the Touchstone I can hear it buzzing (continuously). However when I check the pins I only get about 0.3V. I'm not sure if I damaged the coil when I pulled it off or if I have a defective Touchstone. I'm using the stock charger that came with the bundle. It has the silver piece with the coil that others noted earlier.

    Any suggestions? Anyway to verify if it's the coil or the charger that's the problem? I'm going to try ordering a Pre case/coil I guess.
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    Runningwarrior08
    Yes, and yes(With a dremel and a steady hand using copper tape not wire)

    Extended battery cover is what I have with mine, as for the car dock I couldn't say I don't use one. I use my touchstone. If you do that make sure you get the Palm car charger, only one that works.

    I have had mine modded pretty much since the day this thread came out. Still works great
    What do you mean by dremel? What has to be dremeled?
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    I just completed this last night without any issues, and it was charging on the touchstone, now this morning i get nothing, it will charge via the usb plug but wont charge on the touchstone anymore.. nothing has changed except the phone charged overnight via usb so the battery is full but shouldn't it still go to charging mode on the touchstone? nothing happens at all

    nothing is shorted and it was just sitting on a table all night!
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    Quote Originally Posted by orthonovum View Post
    I just completed this last night without any issues, and it was charging on the touchstone, now this morning i get nothing, it will charge via the usb plug but wont charge on the touchstone anymore.. nothing has changed except the phone charged overnight via usb so the battery is full but shouldn't it still go to charging mode on the touchstone? nothing happens at all

    nothing is shorted and it was just sitting on a table all night!
    Any update? I have all my supplies and am ready to give it a go.

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