iPhone 4 - iPhone Original Hybrid?

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

  1. The Great Boony macrumors regular

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    Hi

    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

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

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  4. The Great Boony thread starter macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    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

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    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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