View Full Version : iPhone (1st Gen) full back replacement?

3rd September 2008, 06:03 PM
Hi There guys,

so it's finally come to this, the back of my iPhone (1st Gen) is completely damaged! I'd get into details but i'm much too sad to go into it.

Basically, i just need a whole new back and it's internal hardware, attached if possible.

I've been surveying ebay, but all that comes up are full housing options, but without the inside rails, etc... Which for me is an issue, the internals from my current one are broken.

So far i have two options.

A) Buy an old iPhone with a decent back and just attach it to my current one.
B) Get a new iPhone 3G.

The trouble with option B is, i am with Telstra on a $49 cap which i'm quite happy with, the other options for the 3G iPhone are very terrible with Telstra.

Anyone have any opinions on the matter or where i could get a second hand iPhone (1st Gen) so i can attach the back?



3rd September 2008, 06:11 PM
Get a 2nd hand 2G iPhone and use it, don't both with replacing the back. You'll probably do more damage than good.

3rd September 2008, 06:34 PM
These 2 sites may be of help if you go down the repair path -

Rapidrepair (http://www.rapidrepair.com/shop/iphone-4gb-parts.html)
iFixit (http://www.ifixit.com/iPhone-Parts)

IFixit has some very good instructions too.

7th October 2008, 10:42 PM
I got a back that I can sell if only I knew how much they cost.

7th October 2008, 11:31 PM
I already sorted it myself, i bought a second hand broken iPhone for about $200. Sold the rest as parts, didn't come out on top or anything, but got the back.

On one site, the back with internals was $150ish i believe if you're interested.