iPhone 4S overhaul

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by MSFT, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. MSFT macrumors member

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    Well, the one day I don't put my 23 month old 4S in its case, I drop it and the screen cracks. I am 2 weeks away from being eligible for an upgrade (ATT). Also, the battery life has been lousy recently.

    Considering my options. I am a pretty handy person.

    Should I:

    1) Order the replacement screen assembly and battery, fix it myself, and keep it for as long as I can (maybe until the 6 comes out).

    2) Same as above, but sell on Gazelle for $135 and get a new iPhone on my upgrade date.

    3) Just wait two weeks for my upgrade and keep the broken screen 4S as a backup?

    I figure while I have the phone open, I can clean out 2 years worth of crud and have the closest thing to a new phone when I finish.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Just wait two weeks and upgrade to the 5s, unless you have a compelling reason to wait 7 or 8 months for the iPhone 6 to come out.

    Or...you could contact your carrier and see if they'll let you upgrade a couple of weeks early. They may let you.
     
  3. Altemose macrumors G3

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    If you wait for the iPhone 6 you will miss out on the 5s. The 5s is a fantastic phone and I love it.
     
  4. Tastowe macrumors newbie

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    You should not drop your iPhone 4S and you did crack your iPhone 4S screen lousy dude:(
     
  5. mripadmini macrumors regular

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    I'd fix the 4s just In case you ever wanted to use it or give it to someone
     
  6. ninety5eclipz macrumors member

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    Fix the 4s and since your contract is almost over have at&t unlock it. Hold into it or sell it for some extra cash. You can prob get 200-250 on ebay if it's in decent shape.
     
  7. MSFT thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you everyone for the replies.

    I am in no rush to get the latest and greatest phone.

    I did replace the screen and battery (Grand total of ~$30), and it is like a brand new phone. Battery lasts all day again!

    Maybe I'll sell it and get a 5c or 5s, I'm still undecided!
     

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