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homerb

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I'm curious to see if there are any custom back plate replacements out there besides that "300 year old African Wood" replacement that costs a few thousand dollars.

I think it's a neat idea to get a custom back replacement (not overlay) made out of neat materials such as carbon fiber, titanium, wood, or other types of glass.

I'd like to buy a backplate with the "machine turned metal" pattern made out of aluminum, steel or titanium. (See attached photo)
 

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When I saw how easy it was to remove i wondered this also. I also wonder if replacing it with an aluminum back would mess with the signal more..... Would be a nice upgrade from glass if you were really hard on phones.
 

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I was thinking the same thing when I saw the video of someone taking the Iphone apart. Replace the back glass with a stronger material. I'm sure someone will try it unless it interferes with the reception like Dannyboy said.
 

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You probably cannot use metal as it will short the antennas. Maybe a carbon fiber back.
 

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Carbon fiber back would be sweeeet.

But I hear that replacing the back glass is harder than it looks in that video. There's some sort of epoxy?
 

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were going to be making something in line of what you are asking...it may be a month or so away at least... but sit tight!
 
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were going to be making something in line of what you are asking...it may be a month or so away at least... but sit tight!

Oh yeah? What are you making? Let me know!

Is it going to be like that $3000 African Wood custom back plate? ha

Homer
 

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Carbon fiber back would be sweeeet.

But I hear that replacing the back glass is harder than it looks in that video. There's some sort of epoxy?

I think it's only the front glass that has epoxy. The griffin reveal etch case has the same look as what you're looking for but I'm not sure if it's metal
 

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were going to be making something in line of what you are asking...it may be a month or so away at least... but sit tight!

Will it just replace the glass plate, or will it be the plug and play glass plate + back casing?
 

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Hi, I have this cool idea sticking iphone to my car dock magnetically.
But instead of putting a metal or a magnet to the back of the phone, i want to
just change the back plate to iron. That way it just stick to magnet which i will be placing
on the car dock.
I want to make sure the iron back plate stick to the magnet. Does anyone know?
 

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