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    Replacing Orange San Francisco Casing

    About to buy my mate a white San Fran (I've got one of the original OLED with the grey covers) Is it possble to swap the casings over as he's not bothered what colour his is anyway and i want mine to have a white casing?

    Thanks for any pointers ;-)

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    don't forget to use some useful tools like knives,hammer etc

    Ignore dude above, be very careful is the first thing.... and use those little special screw drivers you buy off ebay.... or just go to your local phone shop and get them to do it.

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    farhadmaster

    Ignore dude above, be very careful is the first thing.... and use those … Ignore dude above, be very careful is the first thing.... and use those little special screw drivers you buy off ebay.... or just go to your local phone shop and get them to do it.



    Thanks, have you ever done it? Just wondering if its exactly the same size etc, it loks it but without physically doing it i don't know for sure? oO

    Everything is possible, it's just a matter of how tricky the task is relative to how skillful the guy attempting it can be. With the OSF, I'd imagine the task would be relatively easy, since it is quite a basic build. I'd just recommend setting yourself up with a large, clean work area with lots of sheets of paper and small containers for all the screws that you'll need to remove in order to take the whole thing apart and put it back together, and set aside about two hours for the task, since it's not the sort of thing you want to have interrupted.

    Just swap phones.there is no real difference in the screens ,

    tonyg1962

    Just swap phones.there is no real difference in the screens ,



    not true

    Original Poster

    tonyg1962

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCQ7KcOdAig



    Thanks for this. Looks a bit daunting oO Goona give it try when the new one comes though, just hope i don't knacker it

    Original Poster

    Just thought i'd put an update. Changed the casing without any snags.

    So i've now got a White San Fran with an OLED screen

    I think the White San Fran looks naff, i think it's the black edging on the screen that is still there makes it look odd.

    To get rid of the Orange logo on the White San Fran rub with a sugar cube.

    Original Poster

    Used some T-Cut and the logo came off after a few minutes of rubbing and no other scratches etc to the casing.

    Also got one of the clear rubber casing on it, with a mirrored screen protector.

    Looks bob on....... In my opinion

    Just wish the battery lasted longer and the camera was better, other than those 2 issues its a great phone and can be found at a great price.
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