A Reddit user recently accomplished a remarkable feat – they successfully replaced the battery of their Google Pixel 4a 5G with a higher capacity one from the Pixel 5a. This was done despite the fact that the new battery was thicker, taller, and narrower than the original unit. After some careful maneuvering, however, it fit inside perfectly. The experiment resulted in a 17% gain of capacity, although it did come at a cost – NFC support had to be removed due to an antenna that had to be taken out in order for the new battery to fit. Before embarking on any such project, users should always consult electronics experts regarding potential compatibility issues along with safety concerns since this process requires technical skills and knowledge about electronics.
Not all hope is lost for people who do want to take matters into their own hands though – there are plenty of resources available online which can provide guidance on how to properly and safely swap out batteries without causing any damage or injury as long as they have been properly researched and checked. It is worth noting, however, that not all devices are designed in a way where these hacks are possible without professional help; users should always consult experts before taking on any challenging DIY repair projects. For those who don’t feel comfortable delving into such processes themselves and would rather opt for professional help, there are various companies offering assistance with battery replacement services both online and offline. Prices may vary depending on your location but overall this is one of the most secure ways you can go about replacing your device’s battery without risking further damage or compromising its existing performance levels.
Overall, this recent achievement by a Reddit user serves as a reminder of just how complex technology can be – and why it’s important to practice caution when dealing with electrical components like batteries.