Lumia 520 And 435 Modded With External Wi-Fi Antenna, Cooling Fan

By 10:51 Fri, 30 Jul 2021 Comments

Most people wouldn’t think to customize their phone further than choosing a wallpaper and a ringtone, but then there are some tinkerer's that go over the top just for fun. Take Core Down, aka Marc, from the WindowsArea forums – his Lumia 520 has a gigantic Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) antenna and a fan.

The antenna had to be connected to the proper pins on the motherboard (after the stock antenna had been removed). And since the 520 was getting hot under the collar when running games (the phone being the gaming powerhoutilize that it is), Marc added a fan to haged it cool.

He went on to add a Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) antenna to a Lumia 435 too. No fan though, the dual-core Cortex-A7 processor somehow doesn’t seem like the "active cooling" type.

Modded Lumia 435 and Lumia 520

It's all just for fun, of course, but apparently the two phones acquire much better Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) reception. Also, the antenna can be unscrewed and the phone can be hooked up to the car's antenna like in the fine ol' times (I'm not sure if this boosts Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) connectivity though, just Wi-Fi).

If you're interested in trying your hands on hardware modding, Marc promises to post a guide in the WindowsArea forums.

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