- 11-23-2010, 05:51 PM #76
33 Piece Precision Screwdriver Set
Hope it helps everyone....
- 11-23-2010, 05:52 PM #77
On another note, I noticed the LED spot on the original back is kind of a beveled lens that may magnify the LED a certain way as the replacement doesn't, but haven't noticed any real difference in pics... not yet, i'll keep everyone posted as well
- 11-23-2010, 06:13 PM #78
it has been 11 days since i ordered my metal back + 2 SIM removal tools (in place of the 1 from my 3G that I lost). On the 10th day I received an email saying it had shipped. Now I am just waiting for it to arrive.
I will still need to use a bumper, however. The place I live have a number of metal roofs at different heights and angles, which cause a NOTICABLE drop in signal strength, more so when I hold a non-bumpered iPhone 4. It was so bad I had to get a signal booster (not a micro cell, that thing cant get a reliable GPS lock due to the roof, same with my iPhones and a friends Droid, and positions itself within 2 miles of my locations, messing with it). I am using a zBoost.
Without Bumper and without Booster : No Service to -110
With Bumper without Booster: No Service to -101
No Bumper and With Booster: -110 to -90
Bumper + Booster: -95 to -62
- 11-23-2010, 07:04 PM #79
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"From some of the pictures I saw before hand, the metal looked like a completely different color than the antenna band around the phone, but in person the two are actually very close in color. The main difference is the finish."
- 11-23-2010, 09:32 PM #81
When you take off the original back there's a black line as well, just less noticeable, the black line exists on the the oem back, it's the black you see on each side of the steel band, i thought it would bug me too and it doesn't... it looks pretty sweet
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- 12-02-2010, 12:12 PM #94
I got my flat metal back for my iPhone 4 in today.
Signal loss is minimal, and comes and goes (sometimes i have a small loss, sometimes i don't). Not a big issue.
The biggest issue is using the Flash on the camera. For close up photos, there is no issue, but for scenes like dark rooms, the Flash reflects inside of the camera and appears to create a blue haze on images.
I took the metal back off and looked at the area around the camera lens on both the glass and metal backs (I am looking at the INSIDE part of the back). The original glass back has a raised up area for the camera lens which appears to separate the LED flash from the camera. The metal back does not have this, and as such the LED flash spills over from within the phone itself.
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- 03-30-2011, 05:18 PM #99
It will for the Verizon iPhone. As for voiding the warranty, yes it does. If anyone that isn't an authorized servicer of the iPhone opens the device, you will void any manufacturer warranty.
Will they know if you swap the case back before requiring a warranty exchange...no if you're careful. If you don't strip or damage the screws you'll be okay.
- 03-31-2011, 10:23 AM #100