DIY hack enables you to wirelessly charge your Nokia Lumia 925 without optional shells

It can be a pain if you find yourself being allergic to mobile phone cases when you pick up the Lumia 925 and realise you can't wireless charge it without one attached. Nokia opted to not include wireless charging as a complete packing inside the shell of the main device, much like what's available on the Lumia 920, instead going with a 50/50 setup and firing out accessories that enable you to get charging.

What if you don't want to keep attaching a case to wireless charge the Windows Phone? A French tutorial has been published that walks you through on how to work around this issue and actually install the full wireless charging package on the Lumia 925, without the need for a case (except for the initial guide walkthrough).

Before you consider this as a solution to all your problems, note that this involves removing the rear cover of the device itself. You're going to have to dive in and start fiddling with internal stuff to achieve the end result. If you're not entirely comfortable with potentially causing damage to the rather expensive belonging then we'd strongly urge you not to follow the guide. If you're a hardware DIY type of person then be our guest.

Lumia 925 Wireless Charging

The guide requires you to have the following:

  • Nokia Lumia 925
  • Wireless charging case
  • Suction cup
  • Tools to help with the removal of the back cover

We'll not reproduce the guide in its entirety, but you'll be looking to remove the back cover, as well as the main cover on the charging case, extracting the wireless charging contacts and main circuitry to then install them inside the Lumia 925. Sounds simple enough but it requires a steady hand, mind and a collection of energy drinks.

Check out the tutorial over on SmartphoneFrance. Please note the guide is indeed in French and we cannot take any responsibility for any damage caused to your Lumia 925. It's good to know there are other options out there.

via: SmartphoneFrance; thanks, Gaël Barzin, for the tip!

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.