Replace 3G camera with camera from 3GS

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by cunfusedsk8er, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. cunfusedsk8er macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2009
    I have been searching all around the net this morning looking to see if it was possible to put the iphone 3gs 3mp camera into the spot of the iphone 3g 2mp camera. I just want to know if it will physically fit and if it would be able to interface with it?


    i know it is a lengthy process i know it voids my warranty and i know the repercussions of doing it so leave that out in any of the comments i just need answers not smart remarks.
  2. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

    Sep 24, 2007
  3. RobMoss macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2009
    Well, presumably to take higher resolution pictures on the 3G..!
  4. fishmoose macrumors 68000

    Jul 1, 2008
    I see no reason why it wouldn't fit, and you should be able to modify the software to allow you to take video with it.

    But I'm not sure you can just buy one of these cameras? I would imagine they are sold in a batch.

    But maybe some repair site has them?
  5. MadGoat macrumors 65816


    Jul 30, 2007
    even if you could replace it, I'm sure that it wouldn't use the 3mp. the device identifies itself as a 3G and is only capable of processing at 2MP, unless you can go in at a hardware level and trick it into thinking your running a 3GS.

    Even then, there may be differences in how the camera unit connects to the system board(since it has autofocus and such)
  6. webudvikleren macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2009
  7. Ward macrumors newbie


    Jul 5, 2009
    Piloting a miniature submarine in your brain.
    You can do this. I've done it and it works.

    First, grab your wallet and coat.

    Second, find your nearest AT&T or Apple Store.

    And buy a 3GS. :D

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