Samsung Galaxy Note II mod brings wireless charging in under 10 minutes
Boy, I tell ya — the Android development community never ceases to amaze me. Never. For those of you rocking Samsung’s latest and greatest — the Galaxy Note II — and were a little bummed out by the fact that the phone doesn’t feature wireless charging, we have a little treat to share today.
Not only can you make it possible yourself with a simple modification, but the process is quick, and the materials won’t drain your wallet. Of course, this comes at the cost of having to do some tinkering, but hey — that’s probably why you chose Android in the first place, isn’t it?
XDA Forum Member Ryan_G shared a guide earlier this week, detailing exactly what you have to do to accomplish wireless charging. Remember, we cannot be held responsible for anything you do to your device — and there’s a good possibility you’ll void your warranty by doing this. That being said, if you decide you want to give this a try, here’s what you’ll need to get started:
- Soldering Equipment
- Palm Touchstone
- Palm Touchstone Case
- Heat Shrink
- Electrical Tape
- Thin Multicore Wire
Rather than listing out the steps here, we’ll point you in the direction of Ryan’s original thread for more details. If
all goes well you’re comfortable with a soldering gun and reading directions, you should have wireless charging up and running on your Galaxy Note II in no time.
Apparently, this isn’t the first device to get a modification like this. I somehow managed to miss that the Galaxy S III and the Xperia Arc also got similar methods, so I’ll definitely be giving this a whirl on my phone sometime here in the near future.
If you give it a go, be sure to stop back and share your experiences!