I need a new housing for my 3G - is this one legit?

BlkIS300

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I have a black 16GB iPhone and my rear housing and chrome bezel are getting worn. I want to change it to the white rear. I found this website but I'm not sure if this is Apple OEM. I'm concerned about the overall quality.

Here is one I found but this does not come with the tools to open iPhone.

http://www.hyratech.com/US-apple-ip...ebase&utm_medium=cse&utm_campaign=export_feed

This is the website I found and been looking at. They have all sorts of colors but like I stated before. I doubt this is OEM and I'm concerned about the quality.


http://www.ecaseshop.com/full-housing-faceplate-cover-for-iphone-3g-16gb-white.html


I searched and saw nothing about this site. Also if you have any other webistes that have the housings in stock please post the link.

Thanks for looking!

-C
 

BlkIS300

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Sorry -- Wrong section could a mod move this to the proper section?
 

Saverino

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I don't think you really should worry about the quality of this back case. It can't be much worse than the quality if it came from Apple... (if it didn't) :rolleyes:
 

BlkIS300

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Haha, I plan on ordering it soon. If I don't find anything else.
 

Youngbinks

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I have only taken the phone apart as much to replace the glass screen and LCD but I can tell you that taking apart the outer housing is no easy task. In order to do so you must disassemble the entire phone, which is going to be a real hassle. If you are prepared to do it then the first link looks the most legitimate.
 

efuseakay

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I'd just keep what you have. It still works, right?

I think scratches etc. add character... :)
 

BlkIS300

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I watched the video on how to take it apart again... it doesn't look that bad... I got information on the housing for 35 bucks, and I was told has "fitting" issues. So I'm just going to have to keep searching for oem... the prices are ridiculous even with out the bezel.