1. harmon's Avatar
    just converted a iphone 4 into a metallic blue housing.
    and afterwards seem to have poor reception compared to my own phone.

    what could i have done?
    is there some other explanation?

    did not have the phone on when i started so no idea what kind of reception it was getting.

    phone is on 4.2.1 ...

    HELP!
    2011-05-12 03:30 AM
  2. Stray's Avatar
    metal + iphone 4= bad reception
    2011-05-12 03:31 AM
  3. harmon's Avatar
    am switching back to black to confirm that....
    but it is not metal it just has a metallic coat of paint or something...

    so determined it was the metallic housing, the front must have been reflecting some of the signals coming into the phone causing poor reception..weird...

    DO NOT BUY SHINY IPHONE 4 HOUSINGS
    Last edited by harmon; 2011-05-12 at 07:31 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    2011-05-12 07:31 AM
  4. Stray's Avatar
    so i guess it was metal lol
    2011-05-12 07:32 AM
  5. Emicron's Avatar
    There are some blue glass backs available that shouldn't interfere with your signal.
    2011-05-12 10:32 AM
  6. lild7hina's Avatar
    assuming you didnt only swap the back... when you changed the loudspeaker thingy at the bottom near the dock... did you make sure to put those 3-4 prongs under the thing? or did any of them snap off?
    iPhone 4S 64GB White 5.1 UL | i7 Hackintosh 3.5 Ghz 32GB/ 2x128GB SSD, 2x1TB HD, 2x3TB HD, 2TB HD 10.7.3
    2011-05-12 07:46 PM
  7. harmon's Avatar
    would that actually make a difference?
    i have never noticed a signal drop like this before after a front swap...
    because that was the problem even if i had no back on the phone, the reception was ****** with this blue front....i will post a picture..
    i decided it was the blue, because i swapped it back and forth twice. because i thought i had messed something up.

    honestly swapped LCD/Digis on an ip4 30+ times so i do not think i messed up those prongs

    Last edited by harmon; 2011-05-13 at 08:55 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    2011-05-13 08:55 AM
  8. iRepairIndy's Avatar
    would that actually make a difference?
    i have never noticed a signal drop like this before after a front swap...
    because that was the problem even if i had no back on the phone, the reception was ****** with this blue front....i will post a picture..
    i decided it was the blue, because i swapped it back and forth twice. because i thought i had messed something up.

    honestly swapped LCD/Digis on an ip4 30+ times so i do not think i messed up those prongs

    Where did you get that color blue LCD kit from? I can only find the light blue..
    iRepair Indy
    2011-05-13 06:57 PM
  9. harmon's Avatar
    yea you dont want it...it messes up the reception...
    Last edited by Bo Troxell; 2011-05-14 at 01:34 AM.
    2011-05-13 07:47 PM
  10. iRepairIndy's Avatar
    looks VERY good though..
    iRepair Indy
    2011-05-13 07:54 PM
  11. Emicron's Avatar
    Maybe it is something with that type of paint, did you try installing it on multiple phones?
    2011-05-13 09:06 PM
  12. lild7hina's Avatar
    oh nevermind then haha... that blue looks nice though! too bad it didn't work out
    iPhone 4S 64GB White 5.1 UL | i7 Hackintosh 3.5 Ghz 32GB/ 2x128GB SSD, 2x1TB HD, 2x3TB HD, 2TB HD 10.7.3
    2011-05-13 10:13 PM
  13. harmon's Avatar
    have not tried it on multiple phones, but this was a pretty new IP4 with pentalope bottom screws...

    really no explanation aside from the metallic coating...i think it must be reflecting some signals or something....
    2011-05-13 11:05 PM
  14. Falcon70's Avatar
    So... harmon, was the problem resolved when you switched back to factory parts or did you get that far?
    2011-05-14 11:16 AM
  15. harmon's Avatar
    yea the original parts solved the reception problem...

    so it appears to be a faulty aftermarket part...i am assuming other people who have bought it are having the same problem...
    it is more expensive than the other kits because of a electrostatic coating, which gives it the reflective properties.

    clearly not enough research was done, and this paint seriously affects cellular reception
    2011-05-15 05:51 PM
  16. iRepairIndy's Avatar
    yea the original parts solved the reception problem...

    so it appears to be a faulty aftermarket part...i am assuming other people who have bought it are having the same problem...
    it is more expensive than the other kits because of a electrostatic coating, which gives it the reflective properties.

    clearly not enough research was done, and this paint seriously affects cellular reception
    Time to send it back, right? lol
    iRepair Indy
    2011-05-15 09:32 PM
  17. purpl7duece's Avatar
    The metal plating on these things really do kill the signal. I did a few 3gs' with the chrome housings and it made the reception pretty $hitty
    2011-05-20 07:56 AM
  18. harmon's Avatar
    would send it back if it was easy...but sending the one piece back to HK is a bit of a *****
    am getting in contact with them about some color mid frames so will see!
    2011-05-20 08:27 AM
  19. grandmastertook's Avatar
    would send it back if it was easy...but sending the one piece back to HK is a bit of a *****
    am getting in contact with them about some color mid frames so will see!
    yeah I just changed mine to the metallic Gold housing and my signal strength went from 3 to 1 bar :/
    2011-07-30 03:46 AM
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