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    Default [Back cover] Opening it without having a single scratch or mark on the iphone?

    I tried to open one iphone and yes, the antenna cover got bugered up and so did the casing.

    This is for commercial use as I have qty's available and the stock is not able to be sold as new if any marks or scratches????

    Is there a way to open it up without any hint of it being open?



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    All of the home-made solutions are risky, otherwise everyone would hardware unlock their phones instead of waiting for the software unlock. I guess with enough experience, you could do it, but first time you do it, chanses are very small for not leaving marks.

    Apple is able to do that - think of repaired phones... So it is not impossible if you have the right tools, just no one knows what they are (and it is NOT the green plastic iPhone openner tool...).

    edit: i saw a post stating that Apple is using a sledge hammer... Thats only suggestion I have seen. Could work if you knock it gently enough
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    depends on skill and patience

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    Im on my third one now, working through my stock. And the antena cover is no problem at all, no marks. However, it is almost impossible to remove the back piece without some bending of the aluminum. There is no skratch/tool marks, but the metall is so soft, that it doesnt flex back when forced off the iPhone.
    It gets easier with time, so I'll wait and see if I get better at it.

    God luck

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    The Apple service centre does have access to many cheap spares, so that helps them to return an unscratched phone.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strayliight View Post
    Im on my third one now, working through my stock. And the antena cover is no problem at all, no marks. However, it is almost impossible to remove the back piece without some bending of the aluminum. There is no skratch/tool marks, but the metall is so soft, that it doesnt flex back when forced off the iPhone.
    It gets easier with time, so I'll wait and see if I get better at it.

    God luck
    Hi. The key for me was recognising that there is a metal sub-frame (inside the actual aluminium back cover) and it is this which actually 'grabs' the main phone body and not the aluminium itself. The outside aluminium shell should therefore always be forced upwards (to create the gap), and never outwards (sideways). I slipped some protection for the battery under the case and used a wide flat object between it and the case to lever the back upwards and off. I patiently made sure to force the back up and not the sides out and my second phone fitted back together as good as new. Hope this helps.
    Last edited by gbh; 01-31-2008 at 12:14 AM.

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    You always have the chance to replace the broken or scratched parts, I found two pages which seem pretty good with parts and also directions how to open.

    http://www.gethightech.com/Merchant2...ry_Code=IPHONE

    http://www.ifixit.com/Products/iPhone/105/Page-2

    maybe this helps to hide, if you messed up

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    yep its incredibly hard to get the case off without making some marks, not sure if you would be able to do a large quantity without the right tools

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    I can do it

    Guitar picks on the black cover. Pry the aluminum up with a 3/4" putty scraper and slide the guitar picks along the aluminum. It is really all about patience. And Apple uses standard black cell phone opener tools, they just get lots of practice.

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    put a knife oon the curved side with buttons and twist, that side should come out realy eassy, then just keep prying the side without buttons

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