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iPhone 4 Back Panel Mount Frame Missing

I recently bought a iPhone 4 back panel replacement and I got it today, but the bad news is that the back of the back cover is flat, nothing there, no mounting frame like: http://i28.tinypic.com/15o78lu.jpg

Can I remove the frame from my old iPhone 4 back cover and install it on the new on? Is it glued on?

This is really urgent, Thanks!

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I removed the back plate then removed all the broken glass. Used paint thinner then denatured alcohol to clean up the rear frame, heat gun might work too. Then used a spray on interior adhesive on the glass protecting the camera/flash area

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used a small screwdriver, exacto knife blade as it has to be perfectly clean. Broke the first one as there was a small piece of glass I missed and looked again with a magnifier

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Assuming Apple used the same design philosophy on the iPhone 4 as on the iPad, iPhone 3GS, and iPhone 3G there is a double sided adhesive strip that connects the glass to the framing. If you follow Step 15-18 of this guide, you should be able to separate the two pieces.

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I'd definitely like to know this too. There seems to be a $150 price differential between the plain glass sheets and the sheet affixed to the plate assembly. The former also seems not to have lenses to cover the camera and flash.

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I need to know this answer too, how would i replace the glasS? because i bought the "Glass" so how do i remove the glass from my broken iphone because its cracked

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I've read elsewhere that the glass adheres to the rear frame with very strong double sided tape. Using a heat gun to soften the adhesive before removing the glass is supposed to help.

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Hey Guys i found something interesting look at this it looks like its the panel/frame that that the glass mounts in. Could someone help mo out would this work to mount the glass in with some adhesive then put in the phone?

http://www.globaldirectparts.com/Product...

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