IPhone 4 back cover replace

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  1. Nicolas4ever, Aug 23, 2012
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    Nicolas4ever macrumors 6502a

    Nicolas4ever

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    Even though i try to keep my iPhones as good as new the time came when my brother managed to break the back cover of the device. Now what i want from you is to tell me if i perchase an OEM back cover (this) will the cover be thicker or have any minor difference from the one we have on our devices ?
    thanks
     
  2. Nicolas4ever thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nicolas4ever

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    hmm thanks:D because i read that cheap back covers are thicker than the original one.So i guess the OEM means original.
     
  3. iAmYou macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure how much your looking to spend
    Any apple store genius can do it for $29
     
  4. Nicolas4ever thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well no apple store where i live so no any other option..actually this back was always a problem-.- even from the beginning the cover didnt make a good contact with the stainless steel.you could very well see through xd
     
  5. Nicolas4ever thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i will buy this. Hope it is like the original one (no thicker,cheaper material etc)
     
  6. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    the inside of that back cover does not look right to me =/

    I am pretty sure it is literally just a flat back with a circle for the camera, not that jigsaw looking thing in the picture
     
  7. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Think it's the same. This is what a straight-out-of-the-box iPhone 4 backplate looks like:

    [​IMG]
    Source: iFixit
     
  8. mattopotamus macrumors G5

    mattopotamus

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    oh you know what....I thought it was a 4S and i think that looks totally different. Maybe I am just crazy and didn't pay attention when I was replacing it haha.
     
  9. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    That must be why then :p The 4S seems to be a lot lighter coloured with less holes.

    Just FYI to whoever wants to know, here is the 4S backplate:

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Ajones330 macrumors 6502a

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    Looks to be the same, I have used oem and other back plates. I understand you want piece of mind. Order it and make sure you get the write screwdriver for your iPhone.
     
  11. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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  12. Nicolas4ever thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nicolas4ever

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    thanks everyone for your replies. I do have a screwdriver cause i replaced my home button a few weeks ago. The only thing i want from this product is to not be thicker like i previously read. Because i have some cases that won't fit it if the phone gets fatter lol
     
  13. geekphone macrumors newbie

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    Iphone 4s parts

    have some website who they have large choice of parts , like http://www.ess-mall.com ( they are wholesaler with free shipping ) or ebay and amazon ....
     

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