Repair the cracked glass face of an Apple iPhone 3G

It's alive again

And after a reset of the software, the TechRepublic Apple iPhone 3G is once again operational. Now, I would suggest it be handled carefully because I am not convinced that the double-sided tape will hold through rough treatment.

So we successfully repaired the cracked glass face plate on our iPhone 3G. But I would not and will not recommend anyone do this repair on an iPhone they actually intend to use. It is not worth the time or trouble. I suggest phone insurance and a simple replacement.

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