Modify Phone to Use w/Out Battery



This is how I have my cameras hooked up so I don’t have to worry about battery explosions.

  • Splice your phone charging cord or USB charging cord.
  • Using battery match up and find which connectors on your phone are + & - terminals.
  • Hook up + & - of USB cord/charger to the + & - terminals of phone correctly (Phone will work w/out batt).
  • Only downside is you need to turn cameras back on after a power outage.
  • You could leave battery in with this config if you phone doesn’t charge through the phone port as well.


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@Lecram the idea is sound but the implementation maybe a little bit more than many Alfred users may wish to undertake. You could also try soldering a resistor between the the appropriate battery connections to make the device think that a battery is present, but like I have said in previous posts why go to all that hassle and still have a makeshift security device when you can buy the real thing for the same price as a couple of Starbucks coffees ?
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I have been using Alfred since its release, even well versed in the offline version Web of Cam, better known now as Baby Monitor - Live Streaming.

I have lost use of all my camera’s b/c of either;

  • Dead Batteries
  • Ready to Explode Batteries
  • Phone won’t charge with dead battery or turn on
  • Lost batteries while cameras were taken down
  • Broken charging port
  • Etc…

Batteries eventually die, expand, or stop charging after the years, and when you can’t purchase these batteries b/c they are discontinued… This is the easiest simple fix around.
Maybe YOU might not feel the need to undertake this method but if there’s 1 of me, there is 10, 000 more out there like me… lol.

As far as battery notification goes, it thinks its full all the time and doesn’t affect using Alfred… So no worries. I don’t think putting a capacitor between + & - does anything other than charge the capacitor to blow up in your face. Its the additional terminals that give the status of your battery, and we don’t use those. Those you could hook up to the capacitor properly I’m sure, but to much HASSLE. Refer to google to see what I mean.

There was no hassle either;

  • Cut of USB end and strip
  • Attached wires & hot glue in place.
  • DONE… Cost = Priceless

I use this configuration so that;

  • I don’t have to worry about coming back to an exploded battery that caught my curtains on fire (If you got money, no problem… Buy the newest phone and keep replacing batteries)
  • I have no cost to replace batteries, No waste, No new phone purchases
  • Many more reasons just cant think off the top of my head

Don’t mind my hack job with the wires. I originally just tried closing the case over the half stripped wires but it still wasn’t thin enough. So I melted a spot on the side of phone and matched same spot on case, as seen in second picture.

This is a 3 terminal phone, center terminal is for battery status functions, don’t need it. This phones charging port had all bent pins to and was the only way to fix phone.

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