How hard is it to replace iPhone screen?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by karkid, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. karkid macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2010
    Hi guys well ive had a white iPhone locked on 4.1 for about a month now. I couldn't take my Blackberry anymore so today i cracked and went out and bought a unlocked iPhone 4, I want to swap the parts how hard do you think it would be?
  2. Macman756 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    Ummmmmmmmm, Which white iPhone? 3G/3GS? And you bought an iPhone 4 to swap the screen back to the 3G? Why not just use the new 4? But to answer your question, it is impossible as the two screens are not interchangeable.
  3. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    You must be a Certified Jedi Night to even attempt to swap iPhone parts between an iPhone 3G/3GS and iPhone 4. The iPhone 4's LCD Screen + Digitizer are bonded together.

  4. dccorona macrumors 68020


    Jun 12, 2008
    not to mention that the iphone 3G/3GS does not have the drivers for the screen of the iPhone 4

    the software for a certain iPhone is made to work only with that iPhone, and only with the hardware that iPhone has

    all the graphics are meant for the lower resolution screen, and the phone wouldn't recognize all those extra pixels, as its programmed to think that its screen is the only possible screen (hooking up to external screens is obviously different), and so it wouldn't know what to do with the new screen

    that is, if it is even able to display an image on the new screen at all
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Its not going to happen.
    Dont mess up the unlocked iphone 4.
  6. kuctonkucton201 macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2010
    Yup, keep it clean plz.

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