Original post by: Platypus ,
Short answer: Yes, it is possible. There are cables for testing iPhones that literally just hook power and ground to the connector. However, the battery does have ICs in it that communicate with the phone about things like battery percentage. Because of this, I would say your best bet if the phone is to be used long term would be to try and desolder the circuit from the exploded battery and connect it to the working one. Then it can be connected like normal.