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    Default Giveaway: Custom iPhone backplate mod



    Ally's new series of weekly iPhone and iPad mods and repairs inspired me to try and see how well a total beginner like myself could tackle her projects. So, playing n00b to her ninja, the first thing I thought I'd try was a simple backplate swap.

    And the folks at were kind of enough to supply me with a custom backplate to get me going. I picked the classic 6-colors Apple logo on a nice, dark wood textured background, uploaded it to their site, submitted it, then waited by the mailbox for it to arrive.

    Swapping out the backplate was a little nerve-wracking, I'm not even going to lie. My iPhone 4 is out of warranty, so that wasn't a concern. Seeing everything open, with the battery and components exposed, took a few deep breaths to get used to.

    unyousual.net provided both types of screwdrivers, both regular and pentalobe, and they were magnetized so I didn't have to worry about losing the screws -- at least as much as I might have otherwise. Once the screws were out, swapping the backplate was quick and easy. Slide the original one out, slide the new one in, refasten the screws.

    The results were super sweet too. The new custom backplate looks stunning -- so stunning I had to immediately protect it from those around me who tried to make off with it!

    If you're at all interested in mods for your iPhone, a backplate swap is a really nice, simple way to get started. Just pick up your own custom kit from unyousual.net and give it a try!

    Giveaway

    The awesome team over at unyousual.net are giving our equally awesome readers a chance to win one of five (5!) free custom iPhone backplates! Here's what you need to do to enter:

    1. Go to and upload the custom picture you want to use.
    2. Take a screen capture or picture of your custom backplate
    3. Attach or embed it in a reply below
    4. We'll pick 5 (five!) of you and unyousual.net will send you your backplate!



    What are you waiting for? Enter now!


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    Here we go, fingers crossed.
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    Hahaha Awesome! Had to go with my daughter.
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    Last edited by MasterofPuppets; 12-24-2011 at 12:30 PM.
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    Let's do this.
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    Oh yeah those look sweet. Wood for me!
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    Burberry iphone?
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    I'd like the black wood/rainbow apple you used...
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    Cool Covers, hope I can snag one!
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    Default floyd

    i would cherish this!
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    Wow those are really great designs !!!
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    I'm in
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    Here's to hoping!
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    Here we go with my design xD
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    I have a few ideas but this one would be my first choice- my son, such a poser lol
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    Default Crazy Horse

    Here's a shot of the Crazy Horse monument in South Dakota taken last summer.
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    Here's the one I want!
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    Last edited by Kristy_Lyn; 12-21-2011 at 09:25 AM.
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    Cessna C172 on final approach to KGRB Rnwy 18. Best gift I could have given myself on my 40th bday was to go fly that day. Photo taken with my iPhone btw.
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    Last edited by mjunior; 12-21-2011 at 03:12 PM.
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    I really hope I can win one of these awsome back plate mods. Here is my entry, a vector I created complete from scratch for my wife a few weeks ago for our upcoming one year anniversary and would be awesome to see this made into a back plate for her iphone 4s.

    Thanks for the chance to enter this contest
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    Last edited by KLieu; 12-21-2011 at 10:16 AM.
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    Default Custom Backplate

    This would be very cool to have!
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    Thanks everyone!
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    I cant find the size to add to the image but I would want this
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    Default Giveaway: Custom iPhone backplate mod

    Definitely most wanted backplate! Woot Woot
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    Default Happy Holidays!!!

    Looks awesome. Pick me.
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    A little something a friend and I thought of a while back
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    It'd be awesome to see this on the back of my iPhone!
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