Sixth iteration of Apple iPhone, announced on September 12, 2012. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, requiring screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Black or White.

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iPhone back housing Replacement

Is the iPhone back plate harder to replace than the 4s?

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The back of the iPhone 5 is a back case. It is virtually the entire iPhone, so will be among the hardest iPhone procedures. At least there is no bezel to figure out how to remove and transfer.

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Brad is correct, The rear case is now the body of the phone. To replace this you would need to perform a full teardown. If you would like to take a look then here is the link for the Teardown guide: iPhone 5 Teardown

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you can buy them here for $188

but as brad said, it would be a fairly massive job if you have no repair experience

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/group/iP...

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Check this video for full iPhone 5 Teardown it does not look that hard. : )

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That teardown is a bit brutal on some of the parts. :)

What about the glass parts of the back case? If one of those is shattered, can you remove it from the outside and glue a new one in? I know they're matched by super robots or whatever, but since that's the most likely damaged part on the back it seems like a pain to dismantle the entire thing to replace that glass. :/

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