How to remove iPhone 4 glass from the back housing

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cfernandes, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. cfernandes macrumors regular


    Jul 6, 2010
    I accidentally bought a white iPhone 4 back glass replacement instead of a white housing. Anyone have any clue how to remove the black glass from the back housing?
  2. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

    Jan 28, 2009
    This is a really, really difficult fix. You can use a craft knife to pick out the glass off the housing. Bear in mind that the glass is very sticky and will be difficult to remove. A suggestion I've hear a couple of times is to use a paint-stripping gun (you know those things with a heated element at the end) to see if that would just lift the glass off. You'll then need to use double sided tape to glue the new glass on.

    Good luck! :)
  3. Frenchjay macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2010
    I wouldn't advise doing that unless you have done something similar before.

    You might mess up your original part then your screwed if you have to take it back unless you buy another oem housing :eek:
  4. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030


    Jul 21, 2009
    United Kingdom
  5. OnNightfall macrumors regular

    May 13, 2010
    I know some girls I've messed around with that could help you. I got their 1 800 number somewhere I just can't find it.

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