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    Default [Tutorial] How to remove the rear iPhone cover -Apple style

    Now there should be no excuse for not doing the hardware unlock for 1.1.2 OTB iPhones. This has definitely been the most difficult aspect of the hardware unlock so far. This tutorial should eliminate that legacy.

    Anyway, after damaging an iPhone rear cover on my first attempt, I decided that that would be the first and last damaged iPhone for me (especially since I have 323 more phones left to do), so I sat and analyzed the attaching mechanism of the open casing, bearing in mind that Apple are servicing these items and that there must be some viable method of opening these gadgets. And, there is.

    If you have an idea of how most car radios are bolstered into the dashboard then you will have a better idea of how this works. You need the keys to slot into the radio to release the clips that hold it. Well, same principle here. However, you will need to make the tools as follows:

    Two metal strips approximately 120mm long x 3-4mm wide with a gauge of 0.3mm

    I had a fitter and turner friend who was kind enough to machine these tools for me. If you are not as socially blessed as me then you can start by removing the metal strips from a car wiper blade (the strips that apply rigidity to the rubber part). You can then profile them accordingly.

    Once you have the tools, take note of the image below and you will get the idea.

    Apply some silicon spray to the rods and then insert them into the edge as shown. If your tools are precision enough, then the cover clips should release like easily and quickly. It took me only a few seconds to release the rear cover completely and with zero damage.

    It is interesting to note that the clips on the rear cover that grasp the nodes on the front assembly are 'non-return' clips. They have been deliberately made in order that anyone attempting to open the iPhone will cause damage to the mechanism. Very devious on Apple's part. But hey, you gotta love their design aptitude.

    Anyway, spread the word. "Tell em how to take those sons a bitches down"! -ID4

    Please feedback on success and procedural ease/difficulty.

    Good luck!

    Edit: Hey, I have tried 10 times to upload the image and it fails to upload every time. If it interests the moderators, I can email the image to them and they can upload it.

    Edit: Pics now uploaded further down the thread.

    Thanks to those who PM'ed me for the pics.


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    Last edited by clinkclink; 02-02-2008 at 02:20 AM.



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    Hi, this thread belongs to the Hardware's Forum. Post it there
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    Quote Originally Posted by duck9000 View Post
    Hi, this thread belongs to the Hardware's Forum. Post it there
    it does belong there, but since the only viable unlock is a hardware one it will be better spoted here, I'd suggest leave it here.

    also the pic is missing!
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    nice if you get the picture posted up and working I will certainly try this tonight

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    Once you have the tools, take note of the image below and you will get the idea
    Am I blind? cant see an image below

    I own two car shop in England and your right the bars from wipers are very strong & flexible, thats a good idea my friend.
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    Try

    http://rapid$hare.com/ or http://www.imageshack.us/

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    love to see the pics before I ruin another backing...

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    actually during my hardware unlock experience, (40+) i though in what you said...

    like two thin wires going under the silver cover in the edge side...to pull it out...
    1st problem...didnt find proper material...
    2nd plastic stress bend marks....

    but if proper material...it should work...

    the major problem is that apple changed silver case locks....and they're putting some kind of glue in the top...

    waiting for pics !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by n350ziphone View Post
    Am I blind? cant see an image below

    I own two car shop in England and your right the bars from wipers are very strong & flexible, thats a good idea my friend.
    Did you check the edit in my post?

    Anyway, tried again to upload the image, failed again. Is it the bandwidth on this site or what? Even the page don't load sometimes. Sucks!

    But hey, you really need to see what i'm talking about. The rod slides into the inner edge of the iphone, no levering involved. Can someone upload the image? I will gladly email it. my email is ozzybux@gmail.com


 

 
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