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iPhone Customization??

Discussion in 'Technology' started by CUtigerfan, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. Nov 22, 2011 at 7:44 AM
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    CUtigerfan

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    Have any of you guys replaced the back glass or even front panel on your iphones with some of the color conversion kits out there?

    I'm skeptical of the front panel but I think the aluminum backs are pretty cool and am considering ordering one.

    Here's a site that has colored back and front glass, color conversion kits and brushed/colored aluminum backs.

    http://iphone4parts.com/shop/verizon-iphone-parts-c-97.html

    What problems do you think I would run into replacing the glass back with metal?
     
  2. Nov 22, 2011 at 5:39 PM
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    Nice. I was thinking about ordering the back glass assembly in orange but I'm not sure if I want to void my warranty. I guess if I needed to send it back I could just put the white back on it. I wonder where Panda Jerk ordered his stuff from.
     
  3. Nov 22, 2011 at 6:05 PM
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    not bad pricing and looks easier to swap out than I'd have imagined
     
  4. Nov 22, 2011 at 6:12 PM
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    Joben7726

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    I would love to do this to my phone.
     
  5. Nov 22, 2011 at 6:12 PM
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    its easier to swap the back than it is to wipe your ass. (im serious)
     
  6. Nov 22, 2011 at 6:14 PM
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  7. Nov 23, 2011 at 8:59 PM
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  8. Nov 23, 2011 at 9:06 PM
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    Only replace the back!!!! I replaced the front of mine to make it black and white (originally black, changed to white screen) and now my phone is broken people can't hear me talk and I took it in and they won't do shit since its not factory. I have to pay the MSRP for a new iPhone without a contract. So be careful! You may think your won't break but that's what I thought until it happened!
     
  9. Nov 23, 2011 at 9:23 PM
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    Yeah thats what I was afraid of. I just wanted the back anyway. Front and back would be cool but I originally just wanted a brushed aluminum back so I wouldn't have to worry about the glass. Of course I saw the orange and other colored replacement glass. Not sure what I want to do now. It's going to be sitting in an otterbox anyway which is envy green/gray so I think I might just go with the aluminum. bright orange might contrast weird with the green since you would be able to see it through the hole for the apple and camera lense/flash.
     
  10. Nov 23, 2011 at 9:30 PM
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    Brushed aluminum is tight I had it. I bought mine for about $15 or so and the 2 screw mounts were plastic as opposed to the metal on the factory back so one of them ended up breaking off after a while.
     
  11. Nov 23, 2011 at 11:02 PM
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    brushed aluminum looks clean except aluminum backs KILL your service. i have experience, just take my word for it and dont even waste your money. get a plastic/glass one. i got mine from amazon.
     
  12. Nov 24, 2011 at 9:25 AM
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  13. Nov 30, 2011 at 8:37 AM
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    I own Jumptronics Cell Phone repair here in Oklahoma. I have been a certified tech for over 5 years with AT&T and branched off on my own to do Cell Repair. I have done over hundreds of iPhone 4, 3's etc. If you are really interested in wanting to get it done right and not mess it up yourself I'd be more than happy to do it. I have people send me phones all the time. They look sweet!
     
  14. Nov 30, 2011 at 9:48 AM
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    Do you have a supplier for the parts or would I need to get them and then ship you the phone along with replacement glass? I guess I would be interested but I would have to borrow a smartphone from somebody... I'll ask around
     
  15. Nov 30, 2011 at 10:34 AM
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    I have a supplier for parts for sure. Sometimes I have sent "Loaner" iPhones out to people that send them to me for a little extra fee just to cover shipping etc. So def let me know what you would like to do and PM me. Thanks
     
  16. Nov 30, 2011 at 10:37 AM
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    i've replaced screens, it's very easy
     
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