Retrofit iP4 Camera into Original iPhone?

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  1. pellets007 macrumors 6502a

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    I was wondering if it was possible to put an iPhone 4's camera into an iPhone 2G? I'm assuming they use completely different connectors, but I figure I'd ask.

    On that note, would it be possible to put the iPhone 4's logic board into the iPhone 2G's housing? Probably a stupid question; just wanted to satisfy my curiosity.

    Thank you. :)
     
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  3. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    the camera would not fit. The logic board would be possible with enough modding but it would be near impossible.
     
  4. pellets007 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you guys for the fast replies.

    I think the latter would be a neat mod. If I could get my hands on another iP4 logic board, perhaps one that doesn't work, I would be willing to attempt it.
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    You'd need all the iPhone 4 internals. Not just the logic board.
     
  6. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Negative. a) the skeleton is glued to the frame in an original iPhone. It CAN be removed via solvent but from there you wouldn't be able to get switches and power in the old casing. The iPhone 4 is also mm larger due mostly to battery.
     
  7. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    this.

    It would be more difficult then getting a mac mini into the iMac g4.. something few if any have accomplished. It would require complete gutting of the original and then opening up the 4g and placing the parts into the 2g. It would be pricey and possibly not worth the risk. Do you have any experience with modding? I must admit it would be cool to have an iPhone 2g with a retina display, 5/8 megapixel camera, 720p/1080p video recording and led flash.
    Think of not putting an iPhone 4 into an iPhone 2g, but putting the iPhone 2g casing onto the iPhone 4/4s internals.
     
  8. pellets007 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, of course. A bit pricey as well, going off eBay for non-functioning devices.
     
  9. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    Wow, why would you get non functioning parts? you would go to all that work and expense and you would never know if it worked.
     
  10. pellets007 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The most I've ever done with iPhones was taking apart the iPhone 3G when my mother put it in the washing machine. It was easy enough, but from my understanding the original is much harder to take apart.

    I just ordered a 2G off eBay, still functioning, for $40. Not sure how much I really want to drop 200+ on iP4 guts trying to get it work, though.

    We'll see. :)
     

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