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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Can I put a 2G battery in my 3G iPhone?

My 3G battery lasts only for a few minutes. A friend gave me a broken 2G phone that evidently has a fresh battery. Does anyone know if i can use the 2G battery in the 3G phone. That would save me the time and money of having to send my 3G in for battery replacement.

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No, according to the part's product page, it only will work in 1st gen phones. You can, however, get a 3G battery here.

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For a further explanation, the 2G battery needs soldered in place- the 3G (S) battery lies at the back of the case and uses contact points, making for an easier battery replacement.

The batteries are also different physical sizes- the 2G's is more square like, whereas the 3G (S) is a long rectangle.

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