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Did you know that building a DIY cell phone is totally possible? These guys all made one

0. phoneArena 07 Jun 2014, 16:26 posted on

Modern-day phones are, in general, pretty easy to use, but the process of designing a phone, both on the inside and on the outside, is undoubtedly a complicated one. That's why you can't just grab a bunch of off-the-shelf parts and build your own cell phone at home over the weekend. Unless you're a devoted tinkerer and DIY enthusiast – just like these guys...

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posted on 07 Jun 2014, 16:32 4

1. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Did you know that building a DIY cell phone is totally possible?"

Sure!

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 16:33 20

2. wilsong17 (Posts: 1092; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


it has more function than a Iphone :DD

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 19:01 4

7. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


iThought it was an iPhone.

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 20:54 1

13. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


iDumb5s

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 16:39 1

3. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3739; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Now how about some for-home models? :)

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 18:58 2

6. zennacko (Posts: 236; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)


"Did you know that building a DIY cell phone is totally possible?"
Yes, but the question is:

"Can we get away safely from the fangs of justice from FCC as soon as they know there are 'unauthorized/uncertified devices' on the spectrum?"
Guess not.

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 12:32 1

19. wax33 (Posts: 45; Member since: 06 Apr 2014)


Uh? If it's legal to commercialize GSM modules then it must be legal to use them.Your FCC should've intervened before the GSM modules are offered for sale. (IMHO)

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 19:49 1

8. trollstjerne (Posts: 4; Member since: 04 May 2014)


Is it possible to upgrade/replace the hardware on a galaxy S3, Sony Z, or any other smartphone for that matter with a new camera, more ram, or a new cpu just like on a PC? Did anyone try?

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 20:17 2

10. romeo1 (Posts: 298; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


It probably is possible but then you have make allot of changes in the software i think. Cause mobile os aren't as flexible as windows. If you change anything you have to write a compatible software thats why the updates take longer i guess

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 00:42

17. shuaibhere (Posts: 1675; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Wait for the project ara to come out...
That will make your dreams come true...as well as mine...

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 20:01 1

9. fireblade (Posts: 714; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


yes, it's possible... for nerds!

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 20:42 1

11. iMemo (Posts: 103; Member since: 22 Feb 2014)


FACT: 95% of you dudes talk trash about Apple just to get some likes. DUMB FANDROIDS! -_-

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 20:53 4

12. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


iTruth hurts

Even if you Google it and goto YouTube to find out what Apple as a company and the overpriced hyped products they sell to their iUsers, the fact that Apple is laughing at their iZombies customers: which you we are, you will still deny the truth, cause God only knows, knowing the truth and ignoring the factual truth is utmost delusional.

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 21:21 4

15. wilsong17 (Posts: 1092; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


i this these day we are going to have a new vocabulary with ithis,icar,itv,idoctor etc..

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 21:48 4

16. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


And Apple is planning or will be patenting the word i

Mmmmmm
looks like it will or might be iJedii next, lmao

I'm wondering has or will Darkkjedii patent his name to i i iDarkkjedii.....

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 21:20 3

14. wilsong17 (Posts: 1092; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


say the guy with the letter i in the beginning

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 11:40

18. corporateJP (Posts: 1827; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Dudes I used to work with back in the day at Radio Shack were doing this with analog phones, nothing new.

Not my thing, but they'd take broken or water damaged phones people would leave when they'd upgrade or get a new device and pull the guts. Replace parts and build custom housings. It was very Stone Age.

Cool to see people still doing it.

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