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iFixit introduces a $30 transparent back panel for the GSM iPhone 4, pure plastic

0. phoneArena posted on 26 Apr 2011, 06:02

There is a step-by-step guide for replacing the panel, which basically consists of removing the two Pentalobe screws by the dock connector and pushing the back panel up so you can safely pry it off, and insert the clear panel in its place...

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posted on 26 Apr 2011, 06:53

1. fsjon (Posts: 120; Member since: 03 Sep 2009)

Or you can get one for less than $10USD, shipping included, and actually made out of glass from dealextreme:

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/replacement-electroplate-tempered-glass-battery-back-cover-case-for-app le-iphone-4-pink-59179

Un/fortunately only available in hot pink for your fashion needs.

posted on 26 Apr 2011, 08:25 2

2. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

Why would you want to do that to a sweet looking phone? I guess whatever floats your boat. That is why the iPhone 4 looks cool because it's glass not plastic. I guess there are people out there who would draw a mustache on the Mona Lisa also!

posted on 26 Apr 2011, 09:01

3. applesauce (unregistered)

This seems like an improvement: one less thing to crack/shatter, and probably feels better in your hand - the sharp edges of the 4 bug me to no end - is probably lighter, and smudges less. Granted if one uses a case on the phone, the point is moot

posted on 26 Apr 2011, 19:08

4. kcombs (Posts: 275; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)

spend $29.95 to void your warranty... no thanks!

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