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  • Let me start with, I highly recommend that no one attempt making their own transparent

  • Galaxy S9.

  • So many things can go wrong and there are plenty of safe ways to mod your phone without

  • voiding the warranty, like dbrand skins or a case.

  • Making a totally transparent phone is rather dangerous.

  • Let's get started.

  • [Intro]

  • I'm going to turn the phone off and heat is our best friend during this project.

  • The hotter the phone is, the softer the adhesive gets under the glass.

  • A strong suction cup helps out as well.

  • Once the phone is just barely too hot to touch, I'll get my metal pry tool slid between the

  • glass and the metal frame of the phone, while the suction cup lifts up to relieve some of

  • the pressure on the glass.

  • After that initial penetration is made, I'll grab some business cards or card stock and

  • slip little bits under the glass so it'll wrap around the curve without putting too

  • much pressure on that edge.

  • Glass is glass, and glass can break.

  • The adhesive gets hard as it cools down, so I'll bump up the heat and continue slicing

  • through the adhesive around the edge of the phone.

  • Slice too deep though, and I'll risk damaging that fingerprint scanner ribbon or the wireless

  • charging pad which you'll see revealed as I finally twist that back glass panel off

  • to the side exposing the black plastic mid layers.

  • The fingerprint scanner has it's own Lego style connector that popped off as I was removing

  • the back glass.

  • The little guy can press out from the camera lens housing and then I'll heat up the camera

  • lens housing itself so I can separate that metal frame from the glass.

  • The glass back itself needs to be clear of adhesive and hardware before we can actually

  • make it clear.

  • So once that glass camera lens is gone, I'll start pulling off all the extra adhesive left

  • on the back panel.

  • There's kind of a lot of it, but that's what makes the phone water resistant, so I can't

  • complain too much.

  • Now the adhesive is cleared, let's get rid of the black plastics and see how much of

  • the phone's circuits we can expose.

  • There are 15 Phillips head screws holding down the protective plastics, but once those

  • screws out I can lift up the wireless charging pad and detach the top black plastic slab.

  • We'll come back to this later.

  • The rectangular black piece of plastic is less than mandatory so I'll toss that.

  • And finally the loud speaker over the charging port can pull away.

  • The buffer sticker between the battery and the wireless charging pad is probably not

  • super important, so I'll pull that off and toss it.

  • Interesting that there aren't anyno dogs allowedwarnings on this battery like we've

  • seen on some of the Samsung batteries in the past.

  • What's Inside will be happy about that one.

  • Now I want this phone to be functional when I put it back together, so I'm going to keep

  • the important components like this loudspeaker.

  • This thin little portion off to the side though, only contains the water damage indicator and

  • since my warranty is void at this point anyway, I'll toss that.

  • After a teardown, phones aren't water resistant.

  • Also 92% sure I don't need this other little plastic segment so I'll toss that.

  • And now I can press the loud speaker back into place with the little silver screws that

  • hold it snug.

  • Now let me explain the wireless charging coil.

  • I can turn the phone on at this point and everything is still working, but if I go to

  • plug in the phone, it tells me that the phone temperature is too low and the battery won't

  • charge.

  • Obviously this is an issue if I want the phone to be useful.

  • Turns out the wireless charging pad also has a battery temperature sensing niblet attached

  • to it.

  • And that temperature reading is required before the battery can charge.

  • Samsung is pretty sensitive about battery safety nowadays for some reason.

  • So I need to keep that wireless charging pad.

  • I snipped away most of the nonessential plastics around the wireless charging and temperature

  • niblet, leaving the circular connector pads and the screw holes next to the pads which

  • hold the connections tight to the motherboard.

  • I'm going to leave the wireless charging intact because I want my S9 to be fully functional

  • when I put it back together.

  • I'll screw those golden pads down.

  • If you remember during my clear Galaxy S8 video, I snipped off the wireless charging,

  • leaving just the contacts to the niblet.

  • So that might very well be an option here with the S9 if I wanted to expose more of

  • the motherboard.

  • The phone now still turns on when the USB-C cable is plugged in.

  • And the whole thing can charge now that the wireless coil's in place with the battery

  • temperature sensor.

  • Not too shabby.

  • Now let's clarify some things...literally.

  • In the past I've had use of some powerful paint stripper to remove the color from the

  • underside of the glass.

  • But this time around it looks to be a little easier, at least with this black color variant.

  • There's still a tight black plastic laminate layer between the metallic color and the glass,

  • but the whole thing can be peeled up and pulled off.

  • If I were to drop this phone now that the laminate layer is removed, and the back glass

  • panel were to crack, it wouldn't be held together anymore, and the large shards of glass would

  • go everywhere like a glass cup accidentally dropped on a kitchen floor.

  • So removing the laminate does add a bit of risk.

  • Peeling away the color though is rather satisfying, just saying.

  • Especially when it comes off in one big chunk.

  • Now that the back panel is as clear as Russian collusion, I'll make sure the rest of the

  • screws get screwed...kind of like we all did.

  • And then I'll add a piece of double sided tape to each of the 4 sides, taking special

  • care not to overlap the layers or leave any gaps so the tape will keep all the dust and

  • pocket lint from entering under the glass and into the phone.

  • I'll tuck the camera lens back into the slot it came from, along with our little fingerprint

  • scanning friend with it's own little ribbon cable.

  • I'll take special care to plug that in first before the glass goes down.

  • And I'll make sure everything is clean before securing it in place.

  • The tape is pretty strong stuff and doesn't like to let go of things it grabs onto.

  • And it's finished.

  • The phone is totally transparent and still totally functional with a working charging

  • port.

  • Which phone do you think looks best: my new S9, or the Note 8 with it's wireless charging

  • port intact, or the Galaxy S8 with it's wireless charger removed so you can see the battery

  • better?

  • Let me know in the comments.

  • And keep in mind while the transparent S9 might look sweet, it does void your warranty

  • and won't be water resistant anymore.

  • So I highly recommend simpler mods like this camouflage dbrand skin.

  • I'll add a link in the video description for the entire dbrand selection, so show them

  • some love for supporting my channel.

  • And maybe come back again and watch this video after your S9 warranty expires.

  • That way it won't be as big of a deal if you mess up and break the whole thing.

  • Come hang out with us on Twitter and Instagram.

  • And thanks a ton for watching.

  • I'll see you around.

Let me start with, I highly recommend that no one attempt making their own transparent

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/03/06
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