Second generation of iPhone. Model A1241 / 8 or 16 GB capacity / black or white plastic back. Repair is more straightforward than the first iPhone. requires screwdrivers, prying, and suction tools.

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Replacing Back Case And Bezel

Hello. My name is John and i'm thinking changing the back black case of my iphone with a new, white one. I would like to know, if i can replace the back case alone and use the factory metal bezel (scratched as is), or i necessarily need to buy new bezel to complete the re-assembly? Another thing i would love to know is what parts (buttons, etc) can be moved from the old into the new case and what parts i need to replace with new (are irremovable). For example, the litlle protective grids at the bottom that cover the mic and speaker must be replaced or they are integraded in the dock connector and . That kind of details i would like to know in order not to mess the whole thing up. Thank you.

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you can replace all the old part/buttons into the new cover.

the bezel is held on with a glue which you will need to dig out from the little tabs which snap on to back case. (i don't know which glue others may use-I didn't use any and the finish is ok. don't use superglue as this melts the plastic)

the microphone and speaker covers aren't integrated so you'll need to use a small screwdriver to pop them out (tiny bits of fiddly mesh-don't clean the glue off you'll need it to stick them in the new case)

you may also have to push out the silver rings from headphone jack and camera lens to complete the look depending on whether they come with your case.

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