Here’s A Quick Way To Make Your Broken iPhone Look Cool Again [Image]

Here’s A Quick Way To Make Your Broken iPhone Look Cool Again [Image]

You broke the back glass of your iPhone 4, but you’re not eligible for an iPhone 5 upgrade just yet. Maybe you forgot to buy AppleCare+. Yeah, you could go and get the back glass replaced for $29, but if you want to save some money and make your iPhone look unique while you wait for your upgrade eligibility you can try what this Redditor did.

Rather than buy a new back plate they added splashes of paint or nail polish into the cracks to give it a funky look. Who knows what will happen if that paint seeps into the components, but when your iPhone is already busted, you might as well throw caution to the wind and try something weird.

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  • 4dimach

    Looks nice! … but broken iPhone is broken iPhone.. :(

  • _hudsy

    The issue with a broken phone isn’t that it doesn’t look “cool,” but that its actually broken.

  • Brendon

    To replace the back glass is $29 at Apple. Whoever you’re paying $75 to replace your back glass is ripping you off like crazy.

  • rlowe

    Haha it really looks great, but I prefer to pay the money.

  • Carter M

    This is a great idea! In most cases they don’t chip away so as long as it’s just cracks it would look very cool like this.

  • David Quiroz

    Wow, almost makes me want to break my phone, just to do this :-)

  • David Quiroz

    Wow, almost makes me want to break my phone, just to do this :-)

  • technochick
    To replace the back glass is $29 at Apple. Whoever you’re paying $75 to replace your back glass is ripping you off like crazy.

    Yep. Better to go to Apple and pay the $29 than pull a move like this and risk it. Especially since they could label it an intentions unauthorized modification and not like you buy a replacement.

  • Tallest_Skill

    To replace the back glass is $29 at Apple. Whoever you’re paying $75 to replace your back glass is ripping you off like crazy.

    who said it cost $75?

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