Device Compatibility for v2.x Mintyboosts

For version 2.x only!

This compatibility list is for the v2 of the mintyboost, which uses the LT1302 charger chip but does not have the special iPhoney resistors. Basically, if you got it before August 2010, it's definately v2 or earlier.

Mintyboost Compatibility chart!

Turns out some devices don't like being charged with a battery pack, usually devices that require special drivers to charge. (Try plugging it into a random computer's USB port, if you need to install software to get it to start charging, you probably won't be successful.) Please post on the forum if you have more information on what works and doesn't! Thanks

Tested Works:
  • Apple iPod: Mini, Nano rev 1G/2G/3G, Shuffle 1G/2G, Photo/5G/Video/Classic
  • Read Apple's identification guide to see which one you've got, if you're not sure.
  • Older Apple iPod Touch (v1), iPhone and iPhone 3G (with v2.0 of the kit) - These do work, but they're finicky. Check the FAQ and try 'Lithium 1.5V' batteries. Unfortunately Apple has made updates to the firmware and hardware to make it harder for people to use "nonauthorized chargers." This has been fixed in v3 of the Mintyboost.
  • Arcos 605 WiFi
  • AT&T 8525 (a.k.a. HTC Hermes).
  • AudioVox 6700 (use R5 as a pullup)
  • Blackberry
  • BT-1 bluetooth camera
  • Cowon iAudio X5
  • Creative Zen Micro (tested with firmware v1.11.01)
  • Creative Zen Vision M (Doesn't work through USB but does work with a DC connector/adaptor, as sold in the webshop)
  • Dell DJ Ditty
  • Garmin Edge 305
  • Garmin Forerunner 305 (unplug it when its done charging or it can drain itself!)
  • Gigabeat S30 (Doesn't work thru USB but does work with a DC connector/adaptor, as sold in the webshop)
  • GlobalSat's DG-100 GPS datalogger
  • HOLUX GPSlim236 bluetooth GPS
  • iMate Jam, iMate SP5 smartphone
  • iPaq (5555 pocket pc)
  • iRiver Clix u10
  • iRiver E10 (use pulldown)
  • iRiver H340
  • Locosys Technologies BGT-11 GPS
  • LG enV2, VX9100
  • M-AUDIO Microtrack 24/96
  • Microsoft Zune
  • MobiBLU DAH-1500i
  • Motorola Quanitco
  • Mrobe 500 + 100 (with adaptor cable)
  • Nintendo DS/GameBoy Advance (with adaptor cable)
  • Nokia phones, using cables CA-70 and CA-100 will charge nearly all Nokia phones (except the 8600), also known as 'standard Nokia USB data/charger' cables
  • O2 XDA II
  • Openmoko neo FreeRunner (see here)
  • Palm TX, Palm Tungsten T3, Palm Zire 71 and 72, Palm Pre
  • PocketPC HX4700 (Go into the power settings and turn on charging through USB)
  • Rio Carbon
  • Samsung SCH-i730, SGH-i750, SGH-i858 (With a USB charger cable, you can also hack a cable yourself, see here) SCH-U520
  • Samsung T809
  • Sandisk Sansa Express (use pullup resistor) See notes here
  • Sony PSP (with adaptor cable)
  • Treo 700p, 750 (using Palm's charge/sync cable)
  • T-Mobile Dash (HTC Excalibur)
  • T-Mobile Wing (or HTC Herald, or HTC P4350)
  • T-Mobile G1 (google phone)
Tested Kinda Works:
  • Motorola RAZR v3: doesn't work by default, requires a bit of cable hacking. See this document at and this fellow's graphic.
  • Treo 600 (Says it isnt, but is. Won't charge more than 50% ?)
  • Samsung D00 phone (Should also work: D800, D820, E780, E870, P300, P910, P920, T809, Z540) requires a cable hack
  • Motorola H700 bluetooth headset (Kinda? Sorta? Unclear)
  • BT-GPS1210 (SIRF III mouse) requires USB charging cable
Tested Doesn't work:
  • Audiovox SMT 5600 Window Mobile phone (v1.2 works with the 6700 so it could be that this works now)
  • 1-3G iPods (Firewire only!)
  • iPhone 3GS, 4, iPod Touch v2 and other 2010+ iPhones. This has been fixed in v3 of the Mintyboost
  • Sidekick LX2009 (one report)
  • MuVo Slim (one report)
  • Sony EBook reader
  • Motorola Q (one report)
  • Nokia 8600 phones require a driver to charge, so are unlikely to work.

This guide was first published on Jun 11, 2013. It was last updated on May 07, 2024.

This page (Compat v2) was last updated on Mar 11, 2013.

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