1. joshmoulton's Avatar
    Better than the 31 I have
    2013-05-07 02:40 PM
  2. Cowboy's Avatar
    Better than the 31 I have
    Oh that sucks
    2013-05-07 05:38 PM
  3. joshmoulton's Avatar
    lol yeah.. Problem is I had a pending order of like 20+ before this whole thing was discovered the fix didn't work. Received them yesterday. Going to just test one for giggles tonight before I submit a request for return to my rep. I plan on using them for all business minus my frames, so hopefully they will work with me on the return.
    2013-05-07 05:40 PM
  4. Cowboy's Avatar
    They should
    2013-05-07 06:24 PM
  5. joshmoulton's Avatar
    Quick update on the status of my frames:

    Focus Supply agreed to let me return them, I'm in a hurry to get this settled as I've got customers waiting for working frames. I paid almost $70 to send about 40 frames back today via USPS Express. Totally worth it the sooner I can get this resolved lol

    They agreed to let me send them back, they said they are getting me frames from another factory that should have no issues and want to work with me on resolving the issue. I imagine they'll send out the replacement frames after receiving mine. I will report back with the status of that when I get more.

    My new supplier has their issues with the frames I reported lined out now apparently and I requested a few samples before I put a large order in with them to ensure the issues are no longer existent. Wooo
    2013-05-08 06:33 PM
  6. CustomKing's Avatar
    hey mate ive been away for a while and just wondering on how the new frames went?

    Did focus supply end up having some good ones or did you change supplier?

    Any info on where to get some good ones with no signal issues would be much appreciated

    No worries about competition either, i run a little business out of my apartment in New Zealand and I would definitely keep my lips sealed if you dont want others to know about your suppliers :P
    2013-07-02 05:00 AM
  7. Wolf2001's Avatar
    Hi guys,

    I was reading this thread with great interest and I'm also looking for a good supplier without the signal drain issue.
    Background of my modding behaviour is my old Iphone 4 with the apple logo luminescent mod. This was a very nice gadget and i was looking for a similar way to do this on the iphone 5.

    So I found this supplier with colored back housings and glowing apple


    Link to shop: glowing apple Logo Housing for Iphone 5 DIY directions

    I'm very interested in this mod and wanted ti install it, but now i read your complaints about siganl issues with 3rd party housings... Do you know the supplier or any information about the quality?

    Thank you for your support and grretings from the cold germany

    Wolf2001
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    2013-10-12 11:06 AM
  8. Cowboy's Avatar
    The backs in the first pick should be fine no signal problem
    2013-10-12 05:23 PM
  9. Wolf2001's Avatar
    Thanks, good to know - could you tell me how i recognize the difference between good ones and bad ones?
    2013-10-12 06:29 PM
  10. Cowboy's Avatar
    Look at the screw holes.
    2013-10-12 06:52 PM
  11. kermakoira's Avatar
    Okay I just want to make sure: if the screw holes are black/grey on the inside it should have no signal issues, and if they are just the same colour as the cover then there might be issues?

    I googled some exaple pictures:

    Good:

    http://www.smartphone-parts.com/imag...Black-Main.jpg

    Bad:

    http://www.focusupply.com/uploadfile...0132175315.jpg


    Correct?
    2013-10-13 11:00 PM
  12. Cowboy's Avatar
    Okay I just want to make sure: if the screw holes are black/grey on the inside it should have no signal issues, and if they are just the same colour as the cover then there might be issues?

    I googled some exaple pictures:

    Good:

    http://www.smartphone-parts.com/imag...Black-Main.jpg

    Bad:

    http://www.focusupply.com/uploadfile...0132175315.jpg


    Correct?
    Spot on
    2013-10-15 12:04 AM
  13. deadsociety's Avatar
    hi guys, this is my first post anyway. i just bought the mid-frame back cover for iphone 5 from ebay the seller mentioned that the item as an OEM and original, what's make me really doubt here are :
    1. the printed words (shown in the pict) shows a different color which is mostly has the same black color
    2. imei number, when i tried to checked the imei number is valid as an unit coming from hongkong iphone 16gb black
    3. the seller sent the item coming from US (i have no idea)


    Attachment 649078

    well, what i wondering here, does the item stated above are trully original parts from apple? or it is just a usual replacement (copy) comes from china seller who has been printed the "wording & logo"? if anyone here knows where / what sites who sells replacement part such as mid frame bezel n back cover for iphone 5 that provide and able to customized printed original iphone logo and imei???

    thanks anyway...really appreciate for the answer, sorry for random post noobs here !

    peace
    2013-10-26 10:40 AM
  14. Cowboy's Avatar
    It's fake o
    2013-10-26 11:09 AM
  15. deadsociety's Avatar
    It's fake o
    oh god, how do you determine that it's a fake of copy one? i just have no idea...i paid it for almost 100 bucks! if this fake i will escalate and go to resolution center..please help me
    2013-10-26 04:18 PM
  16. Cowboy's Avatar
    That one was easy white lettering
    2013-10-26 09:42 PM
  17. iRevival's Avatar
    All the "original quality" ones that I have don't have any writing on them at all. Just the apple logo and the word "iPhone". The white lettering on that is for sure aftermarket.
    Twitter: @irevivalrepairs | Instagram: @irevivalrepairs

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    Don't forget about that sim tray lever!
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    Don't forget about those screen clips!
    2013-10-26 10:10 PM
  18. deadsociety's Avatar
    @cowboy & @iRevival

    thanks buddy for all the information, lucky me already submitted to resolution center and the seller has just refunded the fund. if i wasnt join this thread i must be foolish.
    2013-10-27 03:55 AM
  19. deadsociety's Avatar
    All the "original quality" ones that I have don't have any writing on them at all. Just the apple logo and the word "iPhone". The white lettering on that is for sure aftermarket.
    @cowboy

    alright thanks anyway, i have already resolved the issue seller refund my fund and ready to sent it back..but does anyone knows here where do i buy the original one with customized imei number printed on the back cover? i just want this iphone kept in original housing.
    well thanks for the information and all the details. This thread just made me a smart user , unless i must be foolish.
    2013-10-27 05:08 AM
  20. Wolf2001's Avatar
    hi guys.

    yesterday my new rear housing mentioned in post #67 arrived and I'm very happy about the quality. For sure today i started the transformation immediately and i succeeded with two issues. Now i need your help, because i don't know my further steps.

    Issue 1: Loudness Speaker doesn't work anymore
    All functions are working correctly expept the loudness speaker... it gives no sound...and I really don't know why...

    Issie 2: Glowing Apple doesn't glow :P
    First I connected the two wires from the rear housing like this


    I idetified the picture is wrong because he changed the wired.... + and - have to be changed. Unfortunately the apple didnÄt glow.
    The I checked the led in the rear housing by testing it with batteries - it works!
    So I need a hint for connecting the wires... is the place wrong? I connected the red wire to the upper side of the resistor only.


    @ deadsociety: if my new rear housing is working correctly, i am able to sell my original apple back housing

    Thank you very much and greetings from germany!

    Wolf2001
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