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08-17-2008, 08:28 PM #1
The Apple Logo Glow Mod - How it's Done
So I noticed this Apple logo glow mod on multiple sites over the weekend. Basically some folks over at iPhones.ru replaced the Apple logo in the rear casing of the iPhone to glow while the screen is active. Every site so far that has covered it has been filled with ZOMGZ FAKE!! Hoew waz it donez? OMG. Well it really isn't all that difficult. It also is a lot cheaper to do than the $300 claimed by iPhones.ru.
If we remember back to April or so this has already been done. Better yet the original case modder Croiman who pulled it off left some instructions and photos of the process.
To sum it up he first created an Apple logo out of plexiglass to replace the metal one in the stock iphone case. This was done with a dremel tool and lots of polishing.
To light up the Apple logo some white LEDs from a broken iPhone screen were used although one could probably some comparable LEDs out there that would function just fine for the purpose.
Lastly soldering Croiman soldered the LEDs to the iPhone screen power function so that the Apple Logo lights up when the iPhone's screen is lit.
The end result looks very nice and is something any super geek Apple fanboy would probably want. Check out more pictures and a video below. For more detailed instuctions on how this project was complete back in April please refer to the original posting.
08-17-2008, 08:39 PM #2
That's definitely one of the most impressive mods for the iPhone that I have seen thus far. Any chance we will be seeing 3rd party vendors selling a prefabricated kit in the future?
08-17-2008, 08:40 PM #3
I don't like it, I like it better as it is.
08-17-2008, 08:40 PM #4
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hmm another way to drain your battery.. now it'll only last 1/2 a day instead of a full one
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08-17-2008, 09:06 PM #6
iWant one!!! i'M glad iStill my first gen iPhone!!!
-sent from my iPhone.
08-17-2008, 09:13 PM #7
This is so retarded. Why do this to your iPhone? And the brightness of that light is like carrying a flash light with you.
Dumbest sh1t I ever seen.
08-17-2008, 09:20 PM #8
its pretty coo, ti bad no 3g version
the mirror screen protector is the sickest thing ever.
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iPhone 3G white (pwn'd)
MacBook Pro 15inch (using tethered)
2 broken wrists so give me a break. no more 2007 Yamaha r6
08-17-2008, 09:25 PM #9
If that's as bright as a previous poster said, couldn't this be used as a flash? Or somehow modded into a flash?
08-17-2008, 09:29 PM #10
any idea where to get the mirror protective thing?
can this be done to the 3G?? this is awesome...
08-17-2008, 09:32 PM #11
This is a GREAT substitute for FLASH when taking those pics at night.....
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08-17-2008, 10:36 PM #16Never underestimate the determination of a kid who is time rich and cash poor. (Little Brother by Cory Doctorow)
08-17-2008, 11:22 PM #17
Here is a tip on how to recondition your battery:
(lithium ion batteries do not have a memory except the first time it was charged!)
1. let your phone go uncharged until it shuts down.
2. Plug in the phone and charge at least 8 hours.
3. repeat steps 1 & 2 2 more times.
4. the last time try to charge 12 hours.
I know this sound stupid but i promise you WILL increase your battery life if you follow these steps.
hope this helps
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08-18-2008, 12:47 AM #20well this can be used as flash alternative
well this can be used as flash alternative. Thx man becouz of u all things are gettin better and better.