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Default How easy is it to replace the Note 3's original metal bumper?

Hi guys.

Here's the thing: I'd really like to use my Note 3 without a case/skin/bumper,etc.

Now, I have a tempered glass screen, so that's covered. Also, there are many replacements for the back cover - I could easily replace it or even buy a cheap one and keep the original in the box.

Now, that leaves the original bumper. I don't like those aluminum bumpers, as they make the phone bigger and also block the signal. The plastic bumpers also look fugly.


So, down to my main question: if I get the original bumper damaged, how easy is it to replace it? And is it expensive?

Does anyone have the experience in doing this?

Thanks in advance.
 
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Hi guys.

Here's the thing: I'd really like to use my Note 3 without a case/skin/bumper,etc.

Now, I have a tempered glass screen, so that's covered. Also, there are many replacements for the back cover - I could easily replace it or even buy a cheap one and keep the original in the box.

Now, that leaves the original bumper. I don't like those aluminum bumpers, as they make the phone bigger and also block the signal. The plastic bumpers also look fugly.


So, down to my main question: if I get the original bumper damaged, how easy is it to replace it? And is it expensive?

Does anyone have the experience in doing this?

Thanks in advance.

http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Samsu...Teardown/19209 this is the teardown by Ifix and it should reference the specific repair the only issue I'm at work and cannot see the images so I cannot give you my opinion but the last few times IE note 2 and s3 the silver bezel has been a separate part of the screen and is held on via a few screws so in short fairly easy if it follows that trend

EDIT: I found this thread they talk about the Bezel replacement http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2493623
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http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Samsu...Teardown/19209 this is the teardown by Ifix and it should reference the specific repair the only issue I'm at work and cannot see the images so I cannot give you my opinion but the last few times IE note 2 and s3 the silver bezel has been a separate part of the screen and is held on via a few screws so in short fairly easy if it follows that trend

EDIT: I found this thread they talk about the Bezel replacement http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2493623
I'm sorry I never got to thank you for the answer. I'll do some more research based on all that.

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I'm sorry I never got to thank you for the answer. I'll do some more research based on all that.

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no problem good luck with your phone modification
 
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