Colored replacement - anyone tried these yet?

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    have fun voiding the warranty of your phone. Looks cool though.
     
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    not all people care about warranty. i myself am only doing a backplate. not sure if im gonna go colored or carbon fiber though. i say do it
     
  4. KeroLu macrumors member

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    It's a bit pricey. Though I wonder if replacing the front is as easy as replacing the back plate.
     
  5. white4s macrumors 65816

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    nope not even close. the back is just 2 screws, the front requires full dismantle of the phone's inners
     
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    I have done it, it looks awesome, and I got it cheap because I import these and resell them. It gets a lot of looks, and didn't void warranty since my phone was already out of warranty
     
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    I tried the bule coloroed replacement for the front and back of my iPhone 4. I have to say that it was pretty awesome for about a month. People would comment on how cool it looked and it felt good feeling like I actually have a unique device. I have to say though it got pretty old quick, the glass just doens't fell as smooth as the official white or black. It could just be a mental thing but it just got on my nerves.
     
  8. 4sFanatic thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm seeing stuff on e-bay for 60-80 bucks.
    Looks like they are ALL made in china, what are the odds these are all the same item made in the same factory?

    anyone else do a color conversion?
     
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    Just put decals on. $5 and when you are sick of it you have your still warrantied, higher grade fronts and backs.
     
  10. 4sFanatic thread starter macrumors regular

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    Clearly you have never repaired one and have no clue how easy it is :rolleyes:

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    Where did you get it?
    Was it the shiny dark blue like in this video?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIpjgamLw3U&feature=related
     
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    The only bad thing about these conversion kits are that they do not have a oleophobic coating.
     
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    That is not the only thing. They use sub-par parts. The coating is the least of your worries.
     
  13. 4sFanatic, Feb 1, 2012
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    Please post a link to the data that persuaded you to make this silly post. :rolleyes:
    Do you know which plant/assembly line in china makes Apple's case?
    Do you know which plant/assembly line in china makes these cases?




    (fwi- this would be a purchase, NOT a trade. I would still retain my stock front&back cover)
     
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    It crossed my mind, but I have a white 4s, and stickers would not cover the 1/16" white sides that encircle the phone. I don't think I would pay the $129 in the link in the OP, but maybe half that.
    Would be nice to have a different color, don't you think? :D
     
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    Sure would. I just figured $5 is a small investment to see if it's something you will like keeping. If you are like me I have to change cases every month or so. I have way too many.
     
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    nope and i never plan to. ive seen the videos and ill pass. ill stick to computers with bigger parts lol
     
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    Pretty much the same stuff.

    http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/513308028/for_iphone_4_4G_touch_screen.html

    Doubt the glass can stand any drop.. will crack completely right away!!
     
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    How did you ascertain this?
     
  21. white4s macrumors 65816

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    the handful of videos showing them shatter with one drop. granted there's factors
     
  22. 4sFanatic thread starter macrumors regular

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    That is true, probably the same manu process, same ingredients.
    I'm gonna get this film to put on after the color swap.
    I won't be doing any drop tests, but I'll feel a whole lot better with it on.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wD_dXTzEAmA
     
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