1. Georgia's Avatar

    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 unyousual.net 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!


    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 unyousual.net 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!

    12-21-2011 12:13 AM
  2. @MosFEER's Avatar
    Here we go, fingers crossed.
    jivarro likes this.
    12-21-2011 12:50 AM
  3. GibMcFragger's Avatar
    Hahaha Awesome! Had to go with my daughter.
    Last edited by MasterofPuppets; 12-24-2011 at 01:30 PM.
    12-21-2011 01:32 AM
  4. Tony the Tiger's Avatar
    Let's do this.
    12-21-2011 01:56 AM
  5. Farmdreads's Avatar
    Oh yeah those look sweet. Wood for me!
    12-21-2011 02:27 AM
  6. satsin415's Avatar
    Burberry iphone?
    12-21-2011 02:38 AM
  7. slls's Avatar
    I'd like the black wood/rainbow apple you used...
    12-21-2011 03:33 AM
  8. brent.d's Avatar
    Cool Covers, hope I can snag one!
    12-21-2011 05:25 AM
  9. djayme7's Avatar
    i would cherish this!
    jivarro likes this.
    12-21-2011 05:49 AM
  10. Georgia's Avatar
    Wow those are really great designs !!!
    12-21-2011 06:01 AM
  11. ApexMI's Avatar
    I'm in
    Ginbill likes this.
    12-21-2011 06:33 AM
  12. Tomswift25's Avatar
    Here's to hoping!
    12-21-2011 06:37 AM
  13. Bandicochi's Avatar
    Here we go with my design xD
    GibMcFragger likes this.
    12-21-2011 06:39 AM
  14. dandsvance's Avatar
    I have a few ideas but this one would be my first choice- my son, such a poser lol
    12-21-2011 08:08 AM
  15. kirbini's Avatar
    Here's a shot of the Crazy Horse monument in South Dakota taken last summer.
    12-21-2011 09:31 AM
  16. Kristy_Lyn's Avatar
    Here's the one I want!
    Last edited by Kristy_Lyn; 12-21-2011 at 10:25 AM.
    12-21-2011 10:20 AM
  17. mjunior's Avatar
    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.
    Last edited by mjunior; 12-21-2011 at 04:12 PM.
    12-21-2011 10:44 AM
  18. KLieu's Avatar
    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
    Last edited by KLieu; 12-21-2011 at 11:16 AM.
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    12-21-2011 11:07 AM
  19. FerrisBueller46's Avatar
    This would be very cool to have!
    12-21-2011 11:26 AM
  20. Ginbill's Avatar

    Thanks everyone!
    jivarro and KLieu like this.
    12-21-2011 11:26 AM
  21. Ziltoid's Avatar
    I cant find the size to add to the image but I would want this
    12-21-2011 11:28 AM
  22. sbangerter's Avatar
    Definitely most wanted backplate! Woot Woot
    12-21-2011 12:12 PM
  23. Jhinty#IM's Avatar
    Looks awesome. Pick me.
    12-21-2011 01:09 PM
  24. BlaZiN1213's Avatar
    A little something a friend and I thought of a while back
    12-21-2011 01:36 PM
  25. MizuNoHane's Avatar
    It'd be awesome to see this on the back of my iPhone!
    12-21-2011 03:39 PM
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