White iPhone 4 Front/Back Question.

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  1. Deadlocked macrumors member

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    Hello all, new member here :) Well I just wanted to ask a question, I've already searched and googled a lot on this topic but I can't really seem to find a straight answer. So here's the thing, I have an iPhone 4 (AT&T) all black NOTHING is broken or cracked or anything, I just simply want to change it to white.

    So most of the post's I've seen are back cover only white ? Why not change the front as well? But anyway I know where to get the white back full housing but what about the front? I've seen eBay post's for like $4 or so for the front?

    So would the conversion simply cost me less then $40 ? How would I go about this? Can i simply just switch all the component's from the black front to the white front? How much is usually the white front? I don't need any like LCD or anything just to switch the color that's all I need, Do they sell that or would it work ?

    http://www.ecaseshop.com/apple-iphone-front-glass-screen-cover-white-p-3823.html

    http://www.truesupplier.com/oem-app...ens-covers-white-pr-23843.html#Detailedimages

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Outer-White-Fro...265223?pt=PDA_Accessories&hash=item4aa960ad47

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Front-Glass-Len...499932?pt=PDA_Accessories&hash=item3a63aebfdc

    Would the above work? ^

    Any help is greatly appreciated :).

    P.S : I'd greatly appreciate if any of you can link me good parts I don't expect perfect OEM parts, but really close would be great and for less then $50-$60 ? Mind you I would be willing to exchange any and all component's if I have to from front black panel/screen to front white black panel/screen thanks.
     
  2. dayumitzmark macrumors regular

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    what your looking at is only the screen..your gonna need the screen and the digitalizer.. the front usually cost 90-130..:D
     
  3. martynov macrumors member

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    I got mine down with iFixDirect, i have the new torx screws which most companies cannot figure out why the proximity sensor is not working. A few other members have theirs done with them also. Do your search here and im sure you will find alot of resources on this subject. ;)
     
  4. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

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    ^ This. Changing the back is the easiest/cheapest way of getting a "white" iphone. Doing the front costs more money and is a little more intensive.
     
  5. Deadlocked thread starter macrumors member

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    Hey guys thanks for all the replies :) But isn't the digitizer already on the iPhone 4 front ? Can't I switch it to one of those white front screens? Also are the NON white front covers less expensive like say I want to change my phone into a red iPhone 4 ? Front and back ? Would the front pieace be less expensive ? Thanks for the help :)
     
  6. pbrogrom macrumors newbie

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    Good luck w/ that! I would be interested, please update.
     
  7. dayumitzmark macrumors regular

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    yeah you could transfer the digitizer, but i heard it was kind of a pain taking it off, and having to glue it on the new screen..iono give it a try on your own risk..:D but if i were you i would keep it safe and purchase one with a digitizer already attached..:cool:
     
  8. martynov macrumors member

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    I think that might be a little tricky considering that many have said its very much different from the 3G as it is fused together with a very strong glue. I would imagine you'll probably destroy your screen and digitizer both at the same time.

    I've read about that article where the guy did his clear kit but i think he just removed the paint without removing the glass. I personally would not do a project like this, especially going into my iPhone not knowing what the hell to do, quiet stressful and time consuming.
     
  9. DEE9299 macrumors 6502a

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    I have actually done this martynov....its not as hard as think...... only took about an hour or so..
     
  10. jhatz macrumors member

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    After with toying with a white iphone LCD/Digitizer that I accidentally broke, I decided to tear it a part a little. The digitizer and LCD need a good amount of pressure to pull off and even after that it probably wouldn't go on very clean and I would be worried about dead spots on the screen.

    The safest, most straight forward way of doing it is buying the LCD/Digitizer assembly from Zeetron or iFixit. Full DIY kits run $150 on zeetron and a little less on iFixit I think. The text on the iFixit are black on the back plate which I didn't like. Zeetrons is the metallic silver just like the black iphone writing + icon.
     
  11. martynov macrumors member

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    Interesting that you mentioned that, after much thought and consideration i took a trip down to ifixdirect who did my white conversion. They already have the white and black clear kits so i checked them out in person. I will post pictures later on of the back piece i got. Its pretty cool actually and about your bug with black letters, mine has the shiny silver ones we see on the white and black parts.
     
  12. ano0oj macrumors 6502

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    Only reason why I never changed the front was because white, to me, makes the screen look smaller. I like the all black look on the front when the phone is on standby
     

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