1. Giacoo's Avatar
    Samsung GT-i9500 3 pin battery?

    I can't find this battery anywhere online. The problem is, it's square and has only 3 contacts.

    Any suggestions? Thanks

    My phone:

    Samsung Galaxy S4
    Model:GT-i9500, made in Taiwan by Samsung.
    SSN: -i9500GSMH
    Rated: 3.8 V
    1300 mA
    CE 0168

    The battery states:

    Samsung
    3.8 V Li-ion, 11.78 Wh
    2600mAh
    EB485760LU

    Samsung GT-i9500 3 contact battery?-samsung-i9500-battery.jpg
    09-25-2015 12:08 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! By 3-pin, you mean that the battery has 3 contacts instead of 4? Is there a more detailed model number for the phone, besides GT-i9500? There are often more letters that designate regional hardware variations.

    Something else to consider is that your phone might be a clone. Do all other S4's for Taiwan use a 3-pin battery contact?
    09-25-2015 01:44 PM
  3. Giacoo's Avatar
    Cust Build Version
    Shine.20130510.Q.V001

    Development Device ID
    EBLI-DPNQ-TBVA-V

    Android Version
    4.2.2

    Baseband
    i9500XXUAMDE

    Kernel Version
    3.4.5-i9500ZSKJ6-CL679970
    SMP PREEMPT fr: may 10 19:53:47 CST 2013

    Build
    JDQ39.i9500ZSUAMDF
    09-25-2015 09:59 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    When I search for that baseband, I find a bunch of posts about cloned S4's. These often have Mediatek processors instead of the Snapdragon or Exynos processors that genuine S4s have. Install and run CPU-Z, and see which processor it identifies. If it's a Mediatek, you have a clone, which explains why the battery hardware is different.

    The other thing I notice is that the back cover in your photo doesn't look genuine, like here (from iFixit's teardown):

    Samsung GT-i9500 3 contact battery?-fxpaejrtm64isqno.jpg
    09-26-2015 01:36 AM
  5. Giacoo's Avatar
    Thanks.

    The CPU-Z states:

    MediaTek MT6577 1.60 GHz
    GPU Vendor: Imagination Technologies

    Also, in the photo of my battery, that's not the back cover, it's the protective case I purchased. The back cover is white Samsung logo imprinted.

    So, which battery would work in this phone?
    09-26-2015 11:17 AM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Yeah, that's a clone, based on the processor manufacturer. I'm not sure how you'll find the right battery, since retailers won't be listing "replacement S4 clone batteries."
    09-26-2015 02:24 PM
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    11-13-2015 02:06 PM

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