Smashed iPhone 4 screen

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dylanursula, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. dylanursula macrumors 6502

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    Hey all

    On my iPhone at the moment but I dropped
    It this morning and smashed my screen to the point it needs replacing. A note is my phone is jailbroken.

    Quick question for you all

    1. Any recommendations of good places to buy a replacement?

    2. How easy is it to replace as I don't want to lose my Jailbreak and therefore can't go to the Apple store to get it fixed.

    Thanks all
     
  2. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    I'm surprised your jailbreak is that much worth to you.
     
  3. lapocompris macrumors regular

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    Go to an Apple Store, it'll cost you $200 to have another one, ask the clerc to power it on to check if the iOS is 4.1.
     
  4. mikelegacy macrumors 65816

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    you do realize that you CAN re-jailbreak it, right?
     
  5. Btrthnezr3 macrumors 6502a

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    At Apple--Will they even say anything about the Jailbreak considering he's paying out of pocket for the replacement of the glass/digitizer?
     
  6. dylanursula thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Isn't it cheaper to change the screen than go to Apple anyway?
    Wanted to see if anyone recommends a particular vendor for a replacement screen...

    Thanks all
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    iPhone 4 screens are expensive. A site I saw charges $150 to repair the screen.
     
  8. calvy macrumors 65816

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    It might be slightly cheaper, but not more than 50 bucks cheaper. And you'll either be out your iphone while you ship it to someone, or you'll have a hell of a time trying to replace the part yourself. Take it to apple and pay 199 and you'll get it replaced in 10 minutes and be out the door with a refurb phone.

    Only problem, you won't be able to jailbreak it just yet, at least not an untethered jailbreak. There's a good chance it will come with something older than 4.2.1, but apple isn't signing any of those old firmwares, so you can't get it to install I don't think.
     
  9. dylanursula thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Great thanks all.... looks like it is Apple Store here I come.... lets hope I get a 4.1 to JB again ;)
     
  10. aohus macrumors 68000

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    this is what happens when you buy a phone made of all glass.

    iPhone 3GS FOR LIFE
     
  11. Mabyboi macrumors 6502

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    its only gonna be a 50$ difference between buying online and going in store, save yourself the hassle and trouble and just go to the store.
     
  12. err404 macrumors 68020

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    He broke his screen, not the back. The 3GS screen is also glass and not the hardened type used on the 4. A 3GS would not have saved him.
     
  13. PNutts macrumors 601

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    +1
     
  14. wirelessmacuser macrumors 68000

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    I concur. I jumped the gun & sold my pristine 3GS just prior to release of the iPhone 4. Thus I pre-ordered... trusting that iPhone 4 would be even better. A mistake I regret. Hopefully the next iPhone will be up to Apples normal quality.
     

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