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  • You Could Have A White iPhone 4 But Do You Have the Guts?


    So you want an White iPhone 4, but there are none to be found. You could have a White iPhone 4, but do you have the guts to rip apart your brand new phone? Engadget sure does! They've put together a great set of pictures of their Do It Yourself White iPhone Case. The results are actually incredibly sharp, and looks great.

    Engadget got their hands on a white case manufactured from a Chinese production company, which included a front and back piece.

    we couldn't wait -- having spent 11 hours on the streets waiting for the iPhone 4, it's only natural to give our precious new toy some extra special care. With the help of iFixit's teardown guide, we decided to take the plunge with our steaming hot Chinese delivery -- a white front cover (with a shiny proximity sensor area above the earpiece), a white back cover (with "XXXXX" marked as the model number, ergo a prototype), and a Retina Display unit. Alas, there weren't any white buttons in stock at the time, but let's pretend this black-and-white combo is the new cool.
    So as you can see, they haven't ended up with a pure white iPhone, but rather a hint of black in there, but for many of you that would probably be just fine.

    I'm interested in seeing how many of the members of the MMi community have already done something similar, using iFixit's teardown guide. Maybe some custom painted cases already? Let me know, we'd love to feature someone's DIY guide for their own design/color.

    Source: Engadget




    This article was originally published in forum thread: You Could Have A White iPhone 4 But Do You Have the Guts? started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 106 Comments
    1. joe97's Avatar
      joe97 -
      I'm unable to find any site that has the back white plate available.
    1. M4tt Dam0n's Avatar
      M4tt Dam0n -
      Quote Originally Posted by wrcsti View Post
      I can't wait for backplates to be made in grey or silver to put it on mine.
      Omg aluminum color would be awesome!!! Just like macbooks. +1!!
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Other than the home button, pretty nice
    1. TheiPhone911's Avatar
      TheiPhone911 -
      The only reason I took it apart and amde it white was to test and see if the parts I got were even the original and working properly. They ARE working properly and the phone is now back to the original everything.
    1. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      Give me some liquid paper and you'll see...
    1. LastSonOfKrypton's Avatar
      LastSonOfKrypton -
      I'm with others. I would love to swap out the backplate to a white one!
    1. Eninety2's Avatar
      Eninety2 -
      I love how a one year warranty means so much to some people. Typical American way of life of living beyond your means.

      I'd like to know where you got "rushed" from.
    1. twiggystar's Avatar
      twiggystar -
      It's there a step by step manual to do it?? I'd love to but i'm scared to try it..
    1. KartRacer's Avatar
      KartRacer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      I am amazed at how personally you all took that comment. The point is that the iPhone4 was made poorly and we who have one should keep the warranty in tact so apple can replace these devices within the next year. I have already had my personal phone replaced three times and my employees have all gone through one or two themselves. Anyone who knows me knows that we have the ability to change the housing and display on any of the new devices without a hitch. The point is that doing a housing swap this early in the game on this device is reckless to say the least.
      Changing a backplate like I want to do is a two screw affair. Not that hard to swap back if anything goes south. And besides, who cares if he changed his phone that extensively. If he can get those parts what's to say he can't change anything that breaks? And the only problem I have with the iPhone 4 is the antenna deal and a case fixed that. I have to have a case since I work outside all day and in a hangar on airplanes. My screen isn't yellow, my prox sensor works fine, and my volume buttons are okay and I got mine early. So I have no problem changing anything hardware wise that I can and just because you got a bad batch of phones doesn't mean that they are all bad and no one should mess with them.

      Quote Originally Posted by Eninety2 View Post
      I love how a one year warranty means so much to some people. Typical American way of life of living beyond your means.

      I'd like to know where you got "rushed" from.
      What? American way of life? Do you not watch international news dude? A warranty has nothing to do with changing parts and the 'American way of life'. Can you explain wth that is supposed to mean?
    1. zmanforever's Avatar
      zmanforever -
      To me sounds like someone whose country missed out on the launch =p
    1. klouud's Avatar
      klouud -
      Did this with iPhone 2G with disastrous results!
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      Congrats iphone911 on voiding your one year warranty on a device that was rushed into production and plagued with problems.
      If he runs into issues he can always just swap the stock parts back. I can almost guarantee they will not know the difference...

      And who shoved the stick up your @$$?
    1. DaCodec's Avatar
      DaCodec -
      Quote Originally Posted by klouud View Post
      Did this with iPhone 2G with disastrous results!
      pictures or it didn't happen - lol
    1. zmanforever's Avatar
      zmanforever -
      Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
      If he runs into issues he can always just swap the stock parts back. I can almost guarantee they will not know the difference...

      And who shoved the stick up your @$$?

      Hey please check out your Washed iPhone 4 thread we need you to answer!
    1. CTDavis's Avatar
      CTDavis -
      Can someone tell me how much this would cost in USD?

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    1. Eninety2's Avatar
      Eninety2 -
      @kartracer

      If you depend that much on a one year warranty then you have no business buying s $700 dollar iPhone. If you are that scared that something will happen to it, then go buy a razor. That's what happens when you live beyond your means.

      @zmanforever

      I got my iPhones buddy. Try again.

      Welcome to Flickr!
    1. CTDavis's Avatar
      CTDavis -
      To answer my own question: 800.00 Chinese yuan = 117.8016 U.S. dollars

      Was hoping it it would be closer to $50, oh well.
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      wow I see the guy put it back to original. I like the mods u did. First person on modmyi to do it give the guy respect!
    1. renegaderon's Avatar
      renegaderon -
      Quote Originally Posted by twiggystar View Post
      It's there a step by step manual to do it?? I'd love to but i'm scared to try it..
      iPhone 4 Replacement Screen with LCD & Touch Panel - Black | DirectFix.com
    1. danny_191's Avatar
      danny_191 -
      silly question maybe but can you tell me why there's a full size sim card in the sim card tray when the iphone 4 takes a micro sim ?