From smashed to shiny... iPhone 4 back panel replacements
2 - 5 minutos
After surviving almost 2 years with only minor damage, I stupidly dropped my iPhone onto a marble floor while on holiday, and shattered the back panel. Luckily, the rest of the phone was fine, so I thought it simplest to replace the panel. As the transparent panel was cheaper and provided a great talking point, the decision was easy.
Fitting the back panel is dead easy. Just two screws, a little bit of force to slide the old panel off and new one on, and you're done.
The first panel sent to me by iFixit had a gluing problem which meant the left-hand (camera) side of the rear panel was raised up slightly and felt a little loose. I dropped them an email and a replacement was shipped same day. The replacement is perfect.
If your rear panel isn't flush on both sides, make sure you speak to iFixit and get it sorted sooner rather than later. Their customer service is excellent.