Custom built iphone pics

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  1. one1 macrumors 65816

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    I bought a new white 16gb from ATT for Xmas and just LOVE the white, but I wanted to try something different so I ordered a custom shell from Asia and a custom Carbon Italian leather case from Casemate.

    Case Mate's Italian Carbon Leather case ($49.99 @ CASEMATE )

    Finished rebuilding the phone today and thought I'd show it off a little. :)

    This blue and carbon 3G iPhone has got the look. I just love it.

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  2. JLatte macrumors 6502

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    Looks nice! Good job on the case replacement.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I don't personally care for the case (or any case), but the blue shell is really pretty. How satisfied with it are you in terms of build quality? Is it just like having the Apple casing except in that great color, or do you notice any inferiority in its build?
     
  4. one1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    They ship you plastic chrome parts to replace all the factory chrome. I decided to use all the factory chrome from my other phone. Otherwise, the plastic shell is the same thickness. I have a BSE installed for protection, I just like the blue and CF combination. My white 16gb shell is BSE only as I like to run naked.
     
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  6. ouimetnick macrumors 68020

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    Nice job. it looks great.

    Too bad you voided your warrantee.
     
  7. Jailbird1818 macrumors member

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    I too am interested in the quality, fit and finish. I'm getting bored with the black back. Also, where did you order it from?

    -JB
     
  8. Jailbird1818 macrumors member

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    Can't you just swap it back to the original before taking it in?

    -JB
     
  9. Auzburner macrumors 65816

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    No more warranty :eek:, but who cares - you have a sexy iPhone.:p
     
  10. one1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Warranty...... lol. I'm an E.E. :) "I" am the people's wty as I repair iPhones HERE for free for people who don't have wty. Trying to help the community and all......

    I can swap one in 20 minutes, others have taken a full day. No real way to judge time there, it's on you. Fit and finish is as good as you as well. I've seen them go together nasty and me have to clean them up. Perfection possible? Sure..... mine is.
     
  11. leishan macrumors 6502

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    I was thinking of doing this...do you have any tips or things to look out for?
     
  12. Jailbird1818 macrumors member

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    Good to hear on the fit and finish! I don't want to get off topic so I am sending you a PM about a possible iPod repair.

    -JB
     
  13. one1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It's all technique. If you are key with details and good with your hands you'll do well. This is one of those things in life you really want to pay attention to what you do, and what the reaction to what you do is. Laying down a little clear epoxy around the rim to keep the bezel seated is good...... letting the epoxy touch the metal fingers on the inside of the bezel (which is extremely hard to keep off of it as you are epoxying the very part you are trying to keep it off of) is bad. Screen won't "snap" into place if the fingers don't bend. Attention to detail.........
     
  14. one1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Don't work inside them much at all, but I'll listen and try to counsel. :)
     
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  17. one1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Here's red, white, and blue :) Quite patriotic. ;)

    The red one belongs to CPJR from MMI, the white and blue are my cases. I like the red, but the lady walked by it and said "Oh how cute it matches my shoes and lipstick" and I decided red wasn't for me :D

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  19. one1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Custom doesn't read threads before responding, nice! :D
     
  20. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    You're right, I am an idiot.

    Dubbbbble E baby.
     
  21. mat4020 macrumors member

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    Will you share where you got the shell from? (if ebay, which seller)
     
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    Wow, you've got some good skills!
    Nice phone!

    I'll stick to my nice shiny black. :D
     
  24. LoMonkey macrumors regular

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    I just recently bought a red and a gold one from ecaseshop(DOT)com and it shipped out the next day. It'll take 10-15 days to get here, but since its coming from Hong Kong and only cost 4.99 shipping, I can deal. I can't wait until I get my gold one in! (The red is for a friend)
    If you do buy from them, don't forget to use their coupon for 10% off. My order was ~$70, so it ended up being free shipping and then some with the coupon.
    I'll let everyone know when I get mine in!
     

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