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[Q] Looking for a backplate replacement

4th January 2014, 09:01 AM   |  #11  
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eg the Galaxy S4
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...0-20&m1k=vb_ac

well, I found nothing for a Nexus4. Damn it -.-

Can't compare something that has a back that is meant to be removed with one that isn't. Especially with the kind of components, antennas (Wifi, GPS, MIMO, NFC, wireless charging coil, and now even the vibrator), and magnets that's incorporated into the backplate of the Nexus 5, I don't see a good option coming.
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4th January 2014, 09:06 AM   |  #12  
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Looks like a skin or case, man...are you hell bent for faux leather? :P
9th January 2014, 07:12 AM   |  #13  
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To give some update:

This is what im about to buy:
http://www.etradesupply.com/lg-nexus...oor-black.html ($30 for a new stock backplate)

I showed it to a local metal engineer, he guessed that he can chrome-plate it for me for ~50$, also removing the battery warning stuff

Next step is to find a cheat repair store that is able to replace the stock part with the new one(+ insert all of the sensors etc onto the new plate).

I WILL get my metal backplate ^_^
9th January 2014, 07:14 AM   |  #14  
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To give some update:

This is what im about to buy:
http://www.etradesupply.com/lg-nexus...oor-black.html ($30 for a new stock backplate)

I showed it to a local metal engineer, he guessed that he can chrome-plate it for me for ~50$, also removing the battery warning stuff

Next step is to find a cheat repair store that is able to replace the stock part with the new one(+ insert all of the sensors etc onto the new plate).

I WILL get my metal backplate ^_^

And lose any chance to have any wireless connectivity....

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9th January 2014, 07:16 AM   |  #15  
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And lose any chance to have any wireless connectivity....

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why should it? its not like there are no metal-unibody smartphones out there
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ill take the risk and see what i get.
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9th January 2014, 07:26 AM   |  #16  
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why should it? its not like there are no metal-unibody smartphones out there
ill take the risk and see what i get.

It's not like they were designed and engineered with that in mind...and it's not like the N5 was...

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