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AmuseMe January 14, 2012 09:22 AM

What to do with my old iPhone 4?
So when the iPhone 4 first came out (not the 4s) I bought it - through Roggers (actually Fido) :doh: Anyways, I got it with a three year plan and paid for the accidental damage warranty. They told me, if the screen breaks, battery goes kaput etc. etc. they would replace it. If nothing went bad within the three year term of my contract, they would refund me that money.

Anyways, after 16 short months, I was on my second iPhone, and it broke - Literally. I got out of my work truck when I got home, and it fell. It fell from the height of my waist. The screen shattered. I couldn't believe it. This thing has taken a beating. It fell down a good flight of stairs with no case - multiple times!

Anyways, I kept in until December 8th, when I ran out and got the Galaxy Nexus, and an ugly ass Outer Box :whistle: So now, I am cancelling my contract with Fido, and am using the "insurance" money to go against the contract buy out. I will then replace the screen, unlock it, and give it away to my girlfriends dad.

So two question:
1: Where can I get the screen replaced?
2: What is the best way to unlock it?


BT! January 14, 2012 09:29 AM

soullessone21 buys and fixes them, maybe he'll fix it for you?

AmuseMe January 14, 2012 09:41 AM

I do remember PMing him about it, asking how much he would buy it for... Hm.. I didn't even think about asking him to fix it!

Soullessone21 January 14, 2012 09:57 AM


Jake_HT January 14, 2012 12:42 PM

Your nexus won't break from that height :thumb:

LarkStarr January 14, 2012 01:55 PM

You should find out if it REALLY blends.

Soullessone21 January 14, 2012 02:23 PM

how about not blending it and just have me fix it haha :P and yes the 4 and 4s blend :P

Sagath January 15, 2012 09:59 AM

Screens run about $160 from recollection, and any one handy should be able to replace it for you. Ifixit.com has part prices and friendly walkthroughs.

To unlock it without resorting to Gevy sim or similar, you'll have to call the service provider the phone is locked to and request them to unlock it. Rogers charges $50 to do so, other service providers may be different.

enaberif January 15, 2012 10:01 AM

Iphone 4 is the worst to take apart and unless someone does it as a favor I wouldn't even bother!

chrisk January 15, 2012 10:12 AM

Bell won't unlock an iPhone...I called just a few days ago and asked.

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