1. wilder_jw's Avatar
    Anybody comfortable enough doing a hack of the GS3 battery cover to work with a Touchstone that you're willing to do it for -- cha-ching -- cash?
    09-05-2012 12:59 PM
  2. Uncle Louie's Avatar
    Just order an extra S3 battery cover and a Palm Pixi Touchstone back (and a touchstone, obviously). As long as you're patient, it's pretty easy. I soldered mine, as the tape method didn't work well.





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    09-05-2012 02:24 PM
  3. 534n's Avatar
    As long as you have the right parts, it is not too hard. I would recommend a thin acrylic and plastic weld if you do not want tape on the outside.
    09-05-2012 02:37 PM
  4. Uncle Louie's Avatar
    As long as you have the right parts, it is not too hard. I would recommend a thin acrylic and plastic weld if you do not want tape on the outside.
    I don't see any reason that you would have tape on the outside at all. If you mean the picture that I posted, that is of the inside of the battery cover.

    The silver spots are the contact points that line up with the ones on the phone.

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    09-05-2012 02:53 PM
  5. 534n's Avatar
    I don't see any reason that you would have tape on the outside at all. If you mean the picture that I posted, that is of the inside of the battery cover.

    The silver spots are the contact points that line up with the ones on the phone.

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    Lol no I just meant in general
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    09-05-2012 03:00 PM
  6. crabbz's Avatar
    As long as you have the right parts, it is not too hard. I would recommend a thin acrylic and plastic weld if you do not want tape on the outside.
    Oh hey, that looks great! What are those little balls you used for the contacts? Is it just solder? I've been trying to figure out a good way to handle the contacts on the phone side. When the back cover is on the phone does it buldge at all?
    09-05-2012 09:41 PM
  7. Tkbredx's Avatar
    You rather a home made one or is it cheaper or what? Just wondering why everyone is making touchstone mods when they have wireless charging docks out. (At least I think they do lol.) Is it more fun to make it your self?
    09-05-2012 10:01 PM
  8. Uncle Louie's Avatar
    Oh hey, that looks great! What are those little balls you used for the contacts? Is it just solder? I've been trying to figure out a good way to handle the contacts on the phone side. When the back cover is on the phone does it buldge at all?
    Yup... I had been trying to figure out what to use too. I had even gone to far as to pull apart my old Palm Pixi to use for parts. Solder ended up being perfect, as I could adjust the size as needed.

    There isn't any bulge, just the tiny bit of pull along the edge of the cover. If anyone looked at it, they would never notice it.

    The only thing that I messed up on was that I soldered the contact points while it was on the battery cover, and made a little mark from the heat of the iron. Just under the S on the Samsung battery door that I used so I wouldn't mess up my Sprint one.





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    09-05-2012 10:33 PM
  9. Uncle Louie's Avatar
    You rather a home made one or is it cheaper or what? Just wondering why everyone is making touchstone mods when they have wireless charging docks out. (At least I think they do lol.) Is it more fun to make it your self?
    Kind of a combination of things. The official one isn't out yet. I used the Touchstone all the time back when I had my Palm, and you can get them really cheap now (I paid around $4 for the Touchstone, and a couple more dollars for a Pixi back for the charging coil).

    And I think that it's a fun thing to do, with minimal risk to your phone, as long as you think in through.

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    09-05-2012 10:41 PM
  10. crabbz's Avatar
    Yup... I had been trying to figure out what to use too. I had even gone to far as to pull apart my old Palm Pixi to use for parts. Solder ended up being perfect, as I could adjust the size as needed.
    That's awesome. My soldering skills aren't too great but I'll have to try it, if I can just get them in the right spot.
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    09-06-2012 11:42 AM
  11. 534n's Avatar
    Anybody comfortable enough doing a hack of the GS3 battery cover to work with a Touchstone that you're willing to do it for -- cha-ching -- cash?
    So, do you have an extended battery or a regular S3 battery? I may be willing to do it, but news is that the S3 will get an official wireless charging system this or next month.
    09-06-2012 09:11 PM
  12. millerderek's Avatar
    I have made a touchstone adapter that doesn't need to be soldered on to the actual phone. It just uses tabs to contact the phone. I'm willing to make some if any ones interested. Just message me and we can discuss. It doesn't even look any different than before the mod. I use a palm pre plus adapter and some other goodies and have quite the mod.
    09-06-2012 09:48 PM
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    That's the build quality, no seams, no protrusion.
    09-07-2012 12:56 PM
  14. Uncle Louie's Avatar
    That's awesome. My soldering skills aren't too great but I'll have to try it, if I can just get them in the right spot.
    I had never soldered anything before either... I bought a battery powered soldering iron, which worked perfectly for doing this.

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    09-07-2012 05:22 PM
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