OEM iPhone 5 back cover swap

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by D33170, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. D33170 macrumors newbie

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  2. MacBreezy macrumors regular

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    I think it might be cool looking to have a white housing with a black front.
     
  3. wlossw macrumors 6502a

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    I was thinking the exact same thing. But if you swapped the back, the glass parts would be white. I just wish they offered raw aluminum with black glass...
     
  4. Jman13 macrumors 68000

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    The swap would certainly be not for the faint of heart, of course, as you would have to completely disassemble the phone and essentially re-build it in its entirety.
     
  5. mdwsta4 macrumors 65816

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    I'm waiting for the black front to become readily available. That's actually the reason I changed my order from black to white as I prefer the raw aluminum over the black aluminum.

    In the meantime, I'm using vinyl to make the front/back look black
    [​IMG]
     
  6. jremy86 macrumors newbie

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    Sorry to post in such an old thread, but I swapped my display on my white 5 for a black one and I came across the above post regarding black vinyl for the rear and was wondering if OP or anyone else could direct me to where I might purchase said black glass covers as I can't seem to find them anywhere
     
  7. Minhimalism macrumors 65816

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    I don't know where to get those, but could you post pictures of your phone? :)
     
  8. mdwsta4 macrumors 65816

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    Where did you get the black front? The vinyl on my phone is from Grafix express, but I wouldn't recommend them as their customer service leaves much to be desired. ********** offers the same products and I plan on using him in the future.

     

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