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  • iPhone 3GS Teardown

    Quote from miro:

    It shouldn't be too hard to replace the rear plastic case at this point. You can look at the iPhone 3G rear case replacement to get an idea of what else needs to be done. However, the bigger problem is finding a rear case to replace yours with. We don't sell them because we can't find any that meet our quality standard. Beware of retailers trying to sell rear panels for the 3G or 3GS "without internal parts" -- those panels are a waste of money, as they will not mate properly with the front panel.

    I would like to replace the chrome bezel on my iPhone 3G. Is it easy to detach the old bezel and reattach the new one to the real panel, or is it glued to the frame?

  • iPhone 3GS Teardown

    Quote from miro:

    It shouldn't be too hard to replace the rear plastic case at this point. You can look at the iPhone 3G rear case replacement to get an idea of what else needs to be done. However, the bigger problem is finding a rear case to replace yours with. We don't sell them because we can't find any that meet our quality standard. Beware of retailers trying to sell rear panels for the 3G or 3GS "without internal parts" -- those panels are a waste of money, as they will not mate properly with the front panel.

  • iPhone 3G Rear Case Replacement

    Quote from tpashegoba:

    This is the magic question no one can answer...I never see the bezel off, why? Does it come off because I cant get it off. I was told screws hold it, but I dont see them. Its mentioned that we may need to glue it on the parts guide but no reference to what kind of glue or if its included.

    I have same question, and nobody seems to have an answer for it. Some chinese webpages indicate bezel needs to be glued to rear panel, but offer no help in that regard.