How to Recycle Android Phones for BOINC or Folding Rig Without Using Batteries

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Message 79716 - Posted: 21 Jul 2017, 13:10:30 UTC
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Message 79883 - Posted: 31 Jul 2017, 20:59:41 UTC - in response to Message 79716.  

Maybe I am missing something here. For a phone will removable batteries you could both remove the batteries and then set the Boinc app to run "without charging" and anytime, rather than batteries over 90%?

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Message 80818 - Posted: 6 Sep 2017, 3:46:05 UTC - in response to Message 79716.  

Nice setup, but not terribly practical for most folks...especially when you get into soldering.

Probably be easier to pick up some cheap batteries or maybe damaged phones that the battery still works. It doesn't have to hold a charge for any extended period of time. We just simply want BOINC to see there is a battery. A good charging hub will keep your devices powered. Shorter cables are better as when you start getting to multiple 5 and 6 foot cables, hubs have trouble supply enough current over the cables.
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Message 82216 - Posted: 24 Oct 2017, 19:57:03 UTC - in response to Message 79883.  

Maybe I am missing something here. For a phone will removable batteries you could both remove the batteries and then set the Boinc app to run "without charging" and anytime, rather than batteries over 90%?

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In my experience it depends on the phone model; my first smartphone was a ZTE Zinger that would allow that, but my (more recent) LG LTE Tribute won't. The difference- the LG won't turn on "as is" without a battery in it. (The batteries in both are good, just how the MB handles installed vs. absent.)
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Message 82253 - Posted: 25 Oct 2017, 23:22:36 UTC - in response to Message 82216.  

You'd think if you can keep a battery at a 100% while running BOINC, an Android device would power up with just a charger. Oddly perhaps, that's not always the case. It seems devices often a battery is needed. Maybe it acts like a capacitor while on AC.

But to be fair, mobile devices generally aren't intended to run off AC, just to be recharged. I had a ZTE Awe once. You could pull out the battery while on AC, and then it would complain, and in short order finally just turn off.
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Message 85005 - Posted: 4 Mar 2018, 19:35:46 UTC
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Updated with step 6 & 7 for a more... efficient/cheaper/easier solution
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