Dang IT! Broken glass back :(

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by aham23, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. aham23 macrumors regular

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    4s fell out of my pocket from a chair onto a ceramic floor, BAM, back glass cracked near the edge. Pretty sure impact was on a corner. So sad, but it happens.

    So where can I get real replacement back glass and is it easy to do. Much thanks.
     
  2. vtclan macrumors regular

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    You can get one here at http://www.sw-box.com/Wholesale-iPhone-4S-Back-Covers.html they have the more expensive oem ones or their version which is about 1/4 the price. I havent bought any back covers from this site so I cannot give first hand experience but other reviewers have given their products a thumbs up.

    Removing the back plate is pretty simple. I think the 4s uses a pentalobe type screw which is located near the speaker/mic area. After unscrewing, just push the back plate up and it pops out easily. If you dont have a pentalobe screwdriver I think sw-box sells one for a cheap price as well.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. roundstik macrumors newbie

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    I use an aluminum back I got form ebay. Looks cool and took 2 min to install. Use a rubber bezel and a xoskin on the screen so it doesnt happen to your front
     
  4. panamo macrumors newbie

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  5. NWI73 macrumors 6502a

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    I heard replacement backs are either $25 or $30 from the apple store. Give it a shot.
     
  6. dthree36 macrumors regular

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    I picked one form sw-box and it was pretty easy to install. It said it was OEM but who really knows when stuff comes from China. Everything still looks the same when I take pictures and videos so I am happy.
     
  7. Eager Beaver macrumors 6502a

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    I have tried invisible shield on my previous iphones and was not impressed.
    After 2 months with my wrapsol, I am very impressed.
    I have not dropped it yet, but it's simply just a matter of time -
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wD_dXTzEAmA
     
  8. DougNg macrumors member

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    ifixit just released a clear back with a kit for $30. If I broke the back of my phone I would totally use it as an excuse to get this kit
     
  9. OMGbrandon macrumors 6502

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    They will install at apple store for 29 dollars.
     
  10. earlyupgrade macrumors newbie

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    this. or you can get it on ebay for around $10 and do yourself (ridiculously easy). but check your screws on the bottom - if they are not philips head then you'd need to pick up a pentalobe screwdriver too ($5 or so).
     

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