iPhone 4 - iPhone Original Hybrid?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by The Great Boony, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. The Great Boony macrumors regular

    Nov 23, 2010

    I have a broken iPhone 4 32GB at home, and was wondering if I could put the internals into an Origional iPhone back case?
  2. Frosticus macrumors 6502a


    Oct 4, 2010
    Bristol, UK
    Ermmm... tricky project you're proposing there, why not replace the broken iPhone 4 parts? Try ifixit.
  3. ah123 macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2011
  4. The Great Boony thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 23, 2010
    Glass needs replacing, that'll be cheap... but the chassis is also mangled..

    Thought about this as a unique project...

    Is it doable?
  5. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    It's almost certainly possible theoretically, since the volume of the iPhone 1 is less than the 4. However, since the original iPhone had rounded edges, I'm not sure if the parts would directly slot in. Also you'd have to drill/cut holes for speaker, camera, flash, volume buttons and silent switch etc.
    I'd love to see it if you did it, but it would certainly be a mammoth job.
  6. The Great Boony thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 23, 2010
    I was thinking more about the antenna in the iP4... That might be a job..

    Are the screens the same dimentions?
  7. trajen macrumors 6502a

    Oct 2, 2008
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    I think the screen has always been 3.5", but the casing has changed. If you can manage this project that would be amazing! Good luck!
  8. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    If you have to ask, then no. The reason I saw this, someone with the tools and experience modifying plastic and metal probably wouldn't ask such a question.

    It's not going to be an easy drop-in experience.

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