Cracked Rear Glass, Replaced Very Cheaply!

Hondamaker

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First off, 'very cheaply' doesn't sound right. Is it?

Secondly, and back on topic, the other day I took my iPhone 4S to work sans case, which I never do. Of course it fell out of my pocket and into a metal container full of iron camshafts.

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On my lunch break I found a replacement back on eBay for $8.99! Got it today and replaced in a jiffy.
So, if you crack the rear glass, replacement is cheap and easy. Crack the front, you're in trouble.
 

Hondamaker

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Nice fix Jack, and that IS cheap at 8.99...was it easy to replace the back glass?
Pretty easy, although they forgot to send me the pentalobe screwdriver so I had to slightly modify a tiny flathead screwdriver to get the microscopic screws out. Then you slide the back up towards the top of the phone about a quarter inch, and it pops right off.

Was it an OEM rear glass panel?
As far as I know. It looks exactly the same as the original, sans the cracks.
 
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