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IPhone 4 back cover replace

Nicolas4ever

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Jul 7, 2010
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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
 
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iAmYou

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Jun 29, 2010
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I'm not sure how much your looking to spend
Any apple store genius can do it for $29
 
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Nicolas4ever

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Jul 7, 2010
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I'm not sure how much your looking to spend
Any apple store genius can do it for $29
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
 
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mattopotamus

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Jun 12, 2012
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i will buy this. Hope it is like the original one (no thicker,cheaper material etc)

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
 
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cambookpro

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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

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


Source: iFixit
 
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mattopotamus

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

Image
Source: iFixit

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.
 
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cambookpro

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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.

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:

 
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Ajones330

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Jul 9, 2008
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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.
 
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Nicolas4ever

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Jul 7, 2010
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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
 
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