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Functionality request - No Battery Mode

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I would like to be able to remove the battery, connect external power, and have the G5 operate.
Presently, it does not power up in that set up.

This is for hiding the G5 somewhere secure in a vehicle, and using a bluetooth speaker to listen to traffic.
If the battery is left in, and the bluetooth speaker is shut off or battery runs out, the G5 cranks loudly out the internal speaker... which translates into "break in and steal me" in criminal language.
 

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I would like to be able to remove the battery, connect external power, and have the G5 operate.
Presently, it does not power up in that set up.

This is for hiding the G5 somewhere secure in a vehicle, and using a bluetooth speaker to listen to traffic.
If the battery is left in, and the bluetooth speaker is shut off or battery runs out, the G5 cranks loudly out the internal speaker... which translates into "break in and steal me" in criminal language.
Is this via a Micro USB connection, or via the amp?
 

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Make sure your USB adapter will supply ample current. I have a 2amp supply and it works just fine. A lot of USB chargers are only .5 amp. Hope this helps.

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Make sure your USB adapter will supply ample current. I have a 2amp supply and it works just fine. A lot of USB chargers are only .5 amp. Hope this helps.

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
You removed the battery and it was able to work without a battery?
 
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