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Thread: 3G back on 1st Gen IPhone?

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    Default 3G back on 1st Gen IPhone?
    Is it possible to take the back housing off of a 3g iphone and swap it onto a 1st generation iphone? If so has anyone done it before and are there any pictures? Also is there any place to buy a replacment 3g back?

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    You'd need to use the LCD display from the 3G as well, if you see how it's disassembled, and how the first-gen iPhone is disassembled that they're quite different. Thought it would be nice to see a 3G iPhone look alike backing for the first-gen phone. I'd buy it.

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    No...they're assembled differently, to even have a chance of being able to do that you'd need the lcd display, as the backing of the 3G are screwed together.

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    alright, thanks

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    the 3g is wider as well, so it wouldn't fit even if it attached the same way. They don't have the same dimensions, even though they are close.

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    If you used the 3G display and backing I bet you could use the same internals from the first-gen iPhone. The headphone jack might be trouble as far as I can see. But that would be a waste to spend that much for looks. You'd be better off getting a black replacement backing if you want black on the first-gen.

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