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

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28th February 2014, 10:47 AM   |  #1  
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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.
28th February 2014, 03:59 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by lift off

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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13th March 2014, 08:06 PM   |  #3  
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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.

Thanks!
11th June 2014, 04:48 PM   |  #4  
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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.

Thanks!

no problem good luck with your phone modification
11th June 2014, 04:58 PM   |  #5  
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