Originally Posted by Nafi33
So guys, any news here? Have you guys assembled it, was it easy to do?
Originally Posted by randombirt
And is everything still ok? No faults developed?
Yes, I have changed my housing, and have performed the procudure twice.
There are a few things to watch out for. I'd also recommend watching all the videos on the web/youtube. The case doesn't come away quite as easy as how it's shown in the videos. I think that's because it isn't the first time those phones have had the housing off, so the factory glue/adhesive seal has already been broken. If you need to remove the housing a second time, it is very similar to the videos you see on youtube etc.
It's best to start from the bottom left corner.
Take your time, don't rush it. Once you have the corner loose, it's tempting to apply extra pressure to get the other side of the case off too, but you will risk delaminating the screen (splitting the screen where it is glued together). This will give you the screen flex issue when you reassemble it. It does take some time to get the case to detach past the retaining tabs on the inner body. The glue/adhesive on the tape that holds the case together is quite strong, and if you apply too much pressure to get the two parts apart, you risk damaging the screen.
In hindsight, I would suggest using hot air (hair drier) on the back of the phone to soften the glue/adhesive before you start, and then again after you have got the first corner loose.
The speaker is mounted in a board which you can see in the pics of the housing I purchased. The speaker seamed to be fixed into this board, and rather than risk damaging it, I simply removed the whole board, containing the speaker from the old housing and replaced the board in the new housing with this.
When I reassembled the phone, I noticed the screen flexing/white riples when I pressed the screen around the edge. I pressed the screen in firmly around all the edges, and then this issue disappeared.
Just ask if you have any questions, and I'll try and answer them.