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  1. sibrecat's Avatar
    I'm waiting for my case to come. I ordered an Amzer TPU case today from ebay, it should come Tuesday or Wednesday. When it arrives, I'm going to have a crack at doing this.

    I will let you know my outcome and I will post some pics!

    Pic of case uploaded!

    Wayne

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    thats brilliant, I have just bought a 1020 and gave my missus the charging plate that come with it as she had my old 920, I got the very same skin as you, Deffo going to do this mod. did you stick the qi coil down with anything?
    11-08-2013 12:22 PM
  2. ceeesquared's Avatar
    I was wondering if I can use the charging coils found in the Lumia 720, 820, or 925 wireless charging covers, as the official wireless charging cover for the 1020 is not yet available here in the Philippines. It seems that the charging coil for the 720 would fit in the 1020 (it has 2 exposed points similar to the 1020), but I am not sure. The advantage that I see is that the wireless charging cover for 720 is cheaper. However, I'm not sure if the charging coil specifications will work on the 1020, or if they would really align in the 1020.

    I am thinking if I am going to buy the 1020 wireless charging, and paint it luminous red/magenta; or disassemble it and transfer to a Nillkin case or to a wallet flip cover similar to these: Baseus Faith PU Leather Skin Case For Nokia Lumia 1020
    11-10-2013 10:46 PM
  3. n7slc's Avatar
    Great mod. I just ordered the Poetic case and will be performing this mod too. I think it would look much better with just the coil... is that silver pad required?

    UPDATE: I've completed this mod and the results are disappointing. The phones shows it's charging and I get a steady light on the charging pad. After a short time, the light begins to blink rapidly and the phone no longer shows charging. Not sure what to do now as the wireless shell was hit or miss before I disassembled it.

    Any thoughts?
    Last edited by n7slc; 11-15-2013 at 01:24 PM.
    11-13-2013 08:32 PM
  4. tkuhe's Avatar
    My guess is that you do not have a strong connection with your contacts. The plate is seeing the Qi coil, but you are probably not charging the phone.
    11-15-2013 08:28 PM
  5. n7slc's Avatar
    My guess is that you do not have a strong connection with your contacts. The plate is seeing the Qi coil, but you are probably not charging the phone.
    Yeah, I thought that at first but looking at my Battery app it was charging at 24%. Turns out it works fine on my pad at home. I'm suspecting an issue with the charging pad.
    11-16-2013 01:50 PM
  6. itrooper's Avatar
    Thanks for posting this. I was able to put together what you did and accomplish it for myself. I was successful in using both types of Nokia charger (lay down flat, stand up kind). I monitored battery stats off and on during two days and had no real issues. One note; I skipped the whole heat gun/hair dryer step and just peeled using some tweezers and a razor blade. It worked fine as I didn't care about the crappy Nokia charging case.
    12-11-2013 09:56 AM
  7. tkuhe's Avatar
    What case are you using?
    12-11-2013 10:02 AM
  8. itrooper's Avatar
    If you were talking to me: Otterbox Defender
    12-11-2013 02:36 PM
  9. Moiz Mian's Avatar
    What's the thinnest least obstructive way to do this? I miss my wireless charging from my 920, but most cases are just too big and thick. What about using a zagg invisible shield on top of the wireless charging unit? Lol
    12-11-2013 06:45 PM
  10. Alex Boasman's Avatar
    Just brought a Defender Case, Will attempt when I receive, curious about how to set in correctly from what I can see from OP, you're putting the cover fron the charing case over the base of the defender casing?
    12-12-2013 05:40 AM
  11. cubanaso's Avatar
    Just brought a Defender Case, Will attempt when I receive, curious about how to set in correctly from what I can see from OP, you're putting the cover fron the charing case over the base of the defender casing?
    I simply put some regular tape on the side of the coil with the contacts pointing towards the device and affixed the qi coil onto the device. I then put double sided tape on the other side of the coil. I carefully placed the phone into the case and put firm pressure. When I carefully removed the phone the coil remained firmly in place inside the case. You must ensure that you use cheap tape that doesn't have too much adhesive. And the double sided tape I have is the variety that is used on smartphone internals (bought it on ebay). You can actually reuse the double sided tape that is on the coil if you make sure to keep it on, the hair dryer works wonders because it softens the adhesive and allows you to remove the coil without ripping the tape off. Hope that makes sense. BTW if you ensure that there is adequate contact between the coil and the phone you wont have any issue charging the device. Good luck!
    12-12-2013 06:57 PM
  12. mahear's Avatar
    So I have the 1020 and am contemplating doing an internal install, is it possible...slight chance. I used the image of the coil in the nokia case found on this site (hope dtk31883 doesn't mind), scaled it and overlaid it on an image from the teardown service manual. Looks like there may be enough room under the battery compartment, but that would put the coil off center. From the teardown it looks like just removing the battery wouldn't be too bad, three sensor cables to unhook and three torex bolts. The only issue would be if needing to get under the main board to connect to the wireless charging prongs.

    nokia-qi-overlay.jpg

    I have a few questions if anyone can help me out:
    1. If off center will it cause issues with charging, or will the phone have to be placed at an angle, Seems like this charging coil is pretty sensitive from what I have heard?
    2. In order to install it I would have to remove the connector prongs off the coil (How they did in the 925 Wireless mod video) and attach the offset connectors (right where the copper terminates, dtk31883 posted great pictures of this above) to the wireless charge terminals on the phone. I would have to flip the inductor over to do this (Compared to when in the Nokia Case because the coil will be offset to the right inside the phone and the copper terminals need to be at the center where the charge terminals are), I can probably test the current with a multimeter, but does anyone know if this will cause issues as far as incorrect current path especially if connecting to opposite prongs on the phone (when it is flipped over the right prong on the coil will connect to the left prong of the phone)?
    3. Because of the camera hump on the 1020 will the charge coil be too far away from the charger when it is inside the phone? (How far is a reliable charging distant, 3mm, 5mm? )
    4. How hot will this get? How hot does the nokia case get when it is on the phone? Since it is under the battery I would hope that it would be not directly touching any sensitive sensors in the area.
    5. How thick is the coil, not counting the connector since that will be removed. Not sure how much "play room" there is under the battery but that would be something to see before attempting anything else.

    I know it is a pretty risky operation, that may not work. I will be taking it one step at a time and if it seems like something isn't possible, project terminated. Hopefully the only thing I'll mess up is the $25 case (best case scenario) or worst case screw up the phone as well...I guess my upgrade is coming up in a month (Lumia 1820 release in April...Please?!) and my backup L900 would have to do for a bit. Any thoughts on if there are other issues/hazards/conflicts with attempting this are welcome.

    Thanks
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    01-17-2014 01:13 PM
  13. Malcolm Clement's Avatar
    Any update on this?! I'm looking at picking up a Lumia 1020 but would hate to not have the Qi like my L920.

    From what I saw when taking apart my L920 a little bit ago - as long as you are careful and take your time anything can be taken apart and put back together and work 100%. I say go for it with lots of pictures and videos!
    02-10-2014 03:54 PM
  14. sadude69's Avatar
    So I have the 1020 and am contemplating doing an internal install, is it possible...slight chance. I used the image of the coil in the nokia case found on this site (hope dtk31883 doesn't mind), scaled it and overlaid it on an image from the teardown service manual. Looks like there may be enough room under the battery compartment, but that would put the coil off center. From the teardown it looks like just removing the battery wouldn't be too bad, three sensor cables to unhook and three torex bolts. The only issue would be if needing to get under the main board to connect to the wireless charging prongs.

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    I have a few questions if anyone can help me out:
    1. If off center will it cause issues with charging, or will the phone have to be placed at an angle, Seems like this charging coil is pretty sensitive from what I have heard?
    2. In order to install it I would have to remove the connector prongs off the coil (How they did in the 925 Wireless mod video) and attach the offset connectors (right where the copper terminates, dtk31883 posted great pictures of this above) to the wireless charge terminals on the phone. I would have to flip the inductor over to do this (Compared to when in the Nokia Case because the coil will be offset to the right inside the phone and the copper terminals need to be at the center where the charge terminals are), I can probably test the current with a multimeter, but does anyone know if this will cause issues as far as incorrect current path especially if connecting to opposite prongs on the phone (when it is flipped over the right prong on the coil will connect to the left prong of the phone)?
    3. Because of the camera hump on the 1020 will the charge coil be too far away from the charger when it is inside the phone? (How far is a reliable charging distant, 3mm, 5mm? )
    4. How hot will this get? How hot does the nokia case get when it is on the phone? Since it is under the battery I would hope that it would be not directly touching any sensitive sensors in the area.
    5. How thick is the coil, not counting the connector since that will be removed. Not sure how much "play room" there is under the battery but that would be something to see before attempting anything else.

    I know it is a pretty risky operation, that may not work. I will be taking it one step at a time and if it seems like something isn't possible, project terminated. Hopefully the only thing I'll mess up is the $25 case (best case scenario) or worst case screw up the phone as well...I guess my upgrade is coming up in a month (Lumia 1820 release in April...Please?!) and my backup L900 would have to do for a bit. Any thoughts on if there are other issues/hazards/conflicts with attempting this are welcome.

    Thanks
    Off-center should not be an issue but it will affect how the phone sits on the charger. The safest bit might be to buy a new body and potentially create some space otherwise I think the battery may end up being raised up too much. From what I can see, I think the space is very tight...attaching the internal cable to the coil is the easy part :-)
    03-20-2014 02:23 PM
  15. Daniel Megson's Avatar
    Definitely going to try this. For anybody who doesn't want to try making a homebrew case, I found this on eBay: Nokia Lumia 1020 wallet case with built-in Nokia CC-3066 Qi Wireless Charging | eBay.

    For myself, when I get around it I want to try with this case... http://www.amazon.co.uk/Star-Wars-No...pUvbUpU2439695
    04-06-2014 03:58 PM
  16. sadude69's Avatar
    Just to add to this thread, I installed wireless charging into my SPECK case for the 1020. I followed the method used by this post on:
    AAWPDIY Wireless Charging wallet case for Nokia Lumia 1020

    If you go into the comments, you will see some pictures as well as dialogue between the original creator and myself. The alignment was hard but now that its working, I love it. Honestly internal wireless charging would be the best as I don't want a case but the SPECK case is growing on me.
    04-07-2014 01:49 PM
  17. oldpueblo's Avatar
    I just did this, and alignment was easy. Let the wireless charging shell do the work for you. :) You don't have to actually tear out the coil, just peel off the entire inside section of the shell and stick it right to the back of your case. The existing adhesive will keep it in place (as well as pressure from the case), but you can still shift it around a bit to be sure they connect. Worked the first time on mine, and took one realignment on my wife's.

    Throw this part away!
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    Note adhesive still there and usable to keep it stuck to your new case. I peeled off the heat shield but you could re-use it if you want and aren't worried about extra bulk.
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    Line it up real nice, the camera opening makes this pretty damn easy.
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    Watch the connectors as you close it up, if you're slow and careful you probably will get it right the first time.
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    Yay done. As you can see it looks perfectly normal from the outside but in terms of this case actually helps bump the case out a little to protect the exposed camera better.
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    Note the circuit board through the hole, plug that up with heat shielding or something.
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    $40 shell: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pUvbUpU2442385
    $7 case: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pUvbUpU2442385

    I can't think of any reason you couldn't do this for a 925 either.
    Brian McMahon and Sohan24 like this.
    04-07-2014 10:53 PM
  18. oldpueblo's Avatar
    Finished the second phone:

    04-09-2014 01:40 AM
  19. sadude69's Avatar
    Nicely done...I used the same technique but for some reason in the SPECK case the alignment was a bit harder. I really don't understand why the case makers left that opening there, it makes no sense. Otherwise I would have gotten a poetic case but oh well...
    04-09-2014 12:16 PM
  20. benohanlon's Avatar
    Hi Cubanaso. I desp want a video! Sitting here with a knife and rereading the posts until my head goes fuzzy!
    04-10-2014 07:24 PM
  21. benohanlon's Avatar
    @oldpueblo thank you! What a legend you are for posting this! I just followed this through with my Otterbox case and it worked perfectly. I am so grateful. It charges a little weird (my charging plate is flat and the case makes it over-sized but it works!). I never have to take it out of the case again!
    04-10-2014 07:54 PM
  22. DougK70's Avatar
    I have been on day 2 of tearing my CD-6033 case apart and installing the receiver into my Speck Candyshell case. Works great! I used some scotch tape to keep the pins in place and connected to the phone. No heat issues. Now I have great protection of my phone and wireless charging!! I order a second DT-901 in black from dailysteals for $29, shipped!! Now, Windows 8.1
    Thanks eveyone for having this info and showing how freaking easy it is. My wife of course rolled her eyes as to why I would destroy a perfectly good case, then I showed her. Rolled her eyes again. LOL
    05-17-2014 12:03 PM
  23. Sohan24's Avatar
    Thanks Cubanaso & oldpueblo for the instructions and advice!

    I bought an Otterbox Defender and a wireless charging case for the 1020 when it was on sale at AT&T online after seeing this discussion a few months back. (This was before I bought my 1020.) As soon as I got it I couldn't wait to do this mod. The first few times I positioned it, the coils weren't pressing hard enough against the contacts and was making the case bulge, so I cut out the foam in the lower middle of the case's back and pasted the coils there. It took me a few hours to get this all right, but since then I have not had any issues wirelessly charging the phone. In these 2-3 months, I've not used my microUSB cable more than twice, and that was to only sync pictures and music to and from my PC. The conveniences of not having to baby my smartphone and having it fully charged always (I just leave it on the charging plate while at my desk) have been great, and makes being a 1020 owner even more enjoyable!
    07-21-2014 07:26 PM
  24. BeingBoston121's Avatar
    I'm so happy I found this thread. I'm going to buy a quality case for my 1020 and do this mod!

    I'm hoping to have the case contain the wireless charging and have it come off when I need to so that I can swap it out for the camera grip when needed.

    Best of both worlds!
    07-28-2014 11:47 AM
  25. vanquishedagain's Avatar
    Finished the second phone:

    Sweet. I am definitely going to have to try this. I have this case: Fosmon Dura - The color "black1" because I wanted one that covered the camera bump. I wonder if this method will work on my case as well.

    I do wonder if the 925 charging shell could be used instead (obviously not the whole backing), its $15 instead of the cheapest (by far) I've found for the 1020 at $25
    09-21-2014 08:45 AM
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