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    Quote Originally Posted by henryhu6 View Post
    Anyone tried the external three pins inside of opening the phone? I am planning to use a case and afraid it is too thick if I put the coil on the battery cover. It would be nice to put the coil on the case and wire to the external pins.
    EDIT: I dug up my modified Fascinate and found a case to test with. The Touchstone charges it fine with the cover on. I don't think it will hold well enough in a car, but the magnets are strong enough to center and hold the phone when on a counter or desk. You could put the magnets in the case if you wanted to use it in a car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bignaz View Post
    Pretty sweet but im just waiting for powermat to release the batterys with the built in induction charger.
    Yeah, that will work but you don't have the magnetic dock, it won't work in a car, it ties up your USB port and adds bulk to the phone. Of course it doesn't potentially void your warranty and you get a case for more protection if needed.
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    Can we confirm if this messes with the compass or not? Also, interested to find out if the NFC is affected as well..
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    seems like there is no reason not to do this mod. subscribed for the weekend.
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    rate any idea why the phone only charges at USB rate? shouldn't it be able to charge at ac rate still if it is plugged into the wall?
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    Just finished this with 28 gauge wire and its working great! Having some problems getting the back to close with extended battery

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    Quote Originally Posted by freeskier44 View Post
    Just finished this with 28 gauge wire and its working great! Having some problems getting the back to close with extended battery

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    Thanks for the update. A couple of questions:

    Are you having trouble closing the back because of the wire, or for some other reason?

    Also, how did the guitar picks work out? That is the part I am most concerned about, but no one here seems to be talking about it. You just pres the picks in without prying, right? How many did you need? Were they extra thin or anything special?

    All my parts are in transit, can't wait to try this next week.
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    The picks I used were thick. Just press them in and work the back off. You sort of work and pry the back away from the screen. Just take your time, it's not hard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScooberJake View Post
    Thanks for the update. A couple of questions:

    Are you having trouble closing the back because of the wire, or for some other reason?

    Also, how did the guitar picks work out? That is the part I am most concerned about, but no one here seems to be talking about it. You just pres the picks in without prying, right? How many did you need? Were they extra thin or anything special?

    All my parts are in transit, can't wait to try this next week.
    I think it is the wire that's in the way. It was over the magnet when I first tried getting the back in but I moved the wires aside and its fits good now!

    I ordered and used the tort ex .50mm picks off of eBay. But, before they arrived I was able to use a pry tool from a iPhone take apart kit. It worked well, but when I took it apart again (make sure wires held up) I used the guitar picks and they were easier.

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    I've been trying to get a voltage reading off the touchstone receiver coils with a multimeter. I have two sets of receivers and transmitters now (I thought the first one was defective) but both still read 0.0V. Does the receiver do some sort of load detection or have you guys been able to read 5V off the receiver contacts?
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    Just figured it out. I was plugging the touchstone into a powered usb hub. However, when I plugged it into a samsung usb wall wart, everything started working. I hope this helps!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cryoabyss View Post
    I've been trying to get a voltage reading off the touchstone receiver coils with a multimeter. I have two sets of receivers and transmitters now (I thought the first one was defective) but both still read 0.0V. Does the receiver do some sort of load detection or have you guys been able to read 5V off the receiver contacts?
    I was able to read 5v just fine. As soon as I got the touchstone back cover, put it on the touchstone and tested with my multi meter. Top contact is negitive bottom positive. Make sure your multi meter is set to AC.

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    it does not require a load because did a reading from the contacts. not to be a pain but did you put the coil on the touchstone and did you put a case under it? it requires the case between it andthe touchstone because a gap is needed for the field to work. if you put the could bare on the touchstone it wont power
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    Got my parts finally assembled. And the end result might be a deal breaker for me. Let me say that I absolutely love the idea of a magnetic plugless charging setup - especially in the car. But after all was set up and plugged in - I'm only getting charging at USB levels. This is while plugged into the wall - which when the same mini USB is plugged directly in the phone gives AC charging levels.
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    this was a problem for me as well at first. but the way I are it is this: I will be more likely to charge my phone throughout the day. ill keep a touchstone at work and one at home by the bed and one by my desk at home. the small trickle through out the day will help keep me topped off so I don't need those long large charges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjhubbard View Post
    this was a problem for me as well at first. but the way I are it is this: I will be more likely to charge my phone throughout the day. ill keep a touchstone at work and one at home by the bed and one by my desk at home. the small trickle through out the day will help keep me topped off so I don't need those long large charges.
    Agreed. It is less of a pain to charge this way. And I got three chargers for less than the price of a single official GN dock. One by the bed, one at work, and one in the car. Should be plenty of charging. Losing AC charging is worth it to me for the convenience. Plus in a bind you can always plug the cable in to the phone for AC charging.
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    And it may say USB charging but I swear it charges faster..... oh and NFC worked for me. Beamed a few websites to my buddy today.

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    I have noticed that I can run Navigation, Pandora on Bluetooth on 4g and still charge IF the screen it off. As soon as the screen is on with GPS, the Touchstone can't quite keep up. So on longer trips I only turn the display on when I need to see the map (Nav sends audible directions through BT anyway) or I just plug the USB cord directly into the phone and use the Touchstone to hold it. Without Nav, my phone usually gains between 8-10% charge during my 30 minute commute.
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    Where are you gettign all the supplies and what kind of outlay are we talkign abotu for whole process.
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    So the current status of NFC is confirmed working and the current status of compass is...?
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    I did the whole mod for about 35 bucks but I already had the tools. The only thing you need is the touchstone starter kit (back and base) and some copper tape. I got the copper tape from hobby loby for 15 bucks. The starter kit is 10 bucks on amazon. If you want to get the higher power magnets (I highly recomend this, infact I got even stronger ones than the OP sudgested from the same site) than that will add on another 10 bucks (shipping is a ). So 35 bucks. Very reasonable.

    I have a 3 hour drive to houston today. Ill test the compas and ill buy Jack and the Box too and test NFC. Will report back later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjhubbard View Post
    I did the whole mod for about 35 bucks but I already had the tools. The only thing you need is the touchstone starter kit (back and base) and some copper tape. I got the copper tape from hobby loby for 15 bucks. The starter kit is 10 bucks on amazon. If you want to get the higher power magnets (I highly recomend this, infact I got even stronger ones than the OP sudgested from the same site) than that will add on another 10 bucks (shipping is a ). So 35 bucks. Very reasonable.

    I have a 3 hour drive to houston today. Ill test the compas and ill buy Jack and the Box too and test NFC. Will report back later.
    Any report on NFC and compass?
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    I can confirm that the compass goes haywire when the stronger magnets in...

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    After playing around with the magnets, I made sure to follow the OPs directions exactly and the compass does seem to read fine. If your magnets are not as spread apart as the OPs.. then flip them around and get them spread out. It will make the compass more accurate.
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    I can confirm that NFC works fine based on the OPs install. Had no problem beaming with another Gnex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dano272 View Post
    Got my parts finally assembled. And the end result might be a deal breaker for me. Let me say that I absolutely love the idea of a magnetic plugless charging setup - especially in the car. But after all was set up and plugged in - I'm only getting charging at USB levels. This is while plugged into the wall - which when the same mini USB is plugged directly in the phone gives AC charging levels.
    The USB level charging phenomenon is described already several times in this thread. Did you really take your phone apart and do this without reading through the first few pages? And as stated, you still maintain your ability to charge via the normal port.

    My biggest frustration is that I have had trouble squeezing it all into the extended battery cover and still fitting the cover over the extended battery... I'm going to try again.
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