Antenna Band Replacement


macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 18, 2010
Las Vegas
So I was feeling a little rebellious and went a week without a bumper on my brand new 4S. It turns out that the antenna band is the least durable part of the phone and now has about 4 scratches/dents. Is there any replacement part I can install myself? I guess it really doesn't matter since I will never see it now that I use my bumper but I would still like to restore it back to factory condition.
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macrumors 603
Apr 2, 2009
Southern California
Yeah the band although it's strong, it can easily get marked up. It's a lot of work to replace it since u need to remove the logic board and front facia. Not to mention pretty expensive, which probably would be better to get an out of warranty replacement.


macrumors 604
Jul 6, 2009
it's more money and hassle than it's worth. if anything, just get a replacement from apple for 200$