GSM faceplate/backplate on CDMA version
So I've been looking into getting a CDMA iphone and I want to change the faceplate and backplate. I did a few searches but I couldn't find the right combo of keywords to bring up any results. As far as I can tell though, I think that the faceplate and backplates are exchangable on the the GSM and CDMA phones but I would like to get a definitive answer before I go out to buy the parts and the phone.
I'm wondering if anyone has done a swap already or has compared the pieces to see if the parts are interchangeable. If not then I'll probably be a guiena pig and order the parts when I order my iphone. Would be nice though to know ahead of time its going to work haha
- 03-27-2011, 05:15 PM #2
^^ Yeah I realize that but I don't plan on replacing the mid plate. Only the face and battery cover. I don't think the locations of the mounting points for those differ between models. I guess that would bring up another possible issue though >_<
- 03-27-2011, 06:43 PM #4
Pretty sure it will void warranty since I'd have to take apart the whole phone to get to the frontplate/LCD screen. Not sure if they could tell without opening up the phone (assuming there are no marks on the exterior suggesting it was taken apart) so you might be able to go in for a warranty issue. It would probably be up the chance though.
- 03-27-2011, 06:56 PM #6
- 03-27-2011, 07:04 PM #8
First, why? What's the point?
Second, there are model/reference numbers on the back... do they differ between GSM and CDMA versions? I'm guessing they do, but I only have a GSM iPhone4 with me, so I can't check...
Model A1332 EMC 380A FCCID: BCG-E2380A IC: 579C-E2380A
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- 03-27-2011, 07:09 PM #10
Anyone who knows where to find a verizon iPhone teardown on google can tell you the same thing. Perhaps if it was the first thing you searched before you opened this thread, you wouldn't have had to start it.
But by all means, procure the parts and let me know how it goes when you get them.
- 03-27-2011, 07:10 PM #11
I looked at a few teardowns. To me, there wasn't enough info given to conclude that they would or would not be compatible.
edit: @hank- yeah most people don't but its kinda fun to have a phone that's different from everyone elses. I also mod cars so maybe its transferred from that haha
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- 04-02-2011, 01:16 PM #17iMore Newbie
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I bought a brushed metal back plate off the internet prior to getting my Verizon iphone and when it arrived i took the factory back plate off and attempted to put on the new metal one, and NO LUCK. As stated by another poster, the attachment tabs that secure the back plates to the phone are in different locations on the Verizon phone.
If you're still skeptical, try it yourself, but it ain't gonna work.
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