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    Question Has anyone removed the back glass yet?

    I've seen a lot of concern over the back glass cover, from it's likelihood of damage, to it causing the phone itself to move around on smooth surfaces. Has anyone tried removing it? If so, how does the Nexus 4 look and feel? Seems to me (from pics and videos I've seen) that it might not look bad without it.
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    Default Re: Has anyone removed the back glass yet?

    I am hoping it is removable myself but just the glass not the back cover, and we all can get something other than glass to put on the back as a replacement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arctic Prodigy View Post
    I am hoping it is removable myself but just the glass not the back cover, and we all can get something other than glass to put on the back as a replacement.
    I put a slim hardcase on the back. It's white, and I like the look better than the naked Nexus 4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arctic Prodigy View Post
    I am hoping it is removable myself but just the glass not the back cover, and we all can get something other than glass to put on the back as a replacement.
    I am sure there will be a company that will create a custom back cover..
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    Quote Originally Posted by yfan View Post
    I put a slim hardcase on the back. It's white, and I like the look better than the naked Nexus 4.
    Which one?

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    Ya I just smashed the s*** out of it and it came off in pieces.
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    Default Re: Has anyone removed the back glass yet?

    Best you can do now is take out all the glass and put in a case to cover up the broken back or go and order a new phone or try to get glass replaced, too bad nothing you can replace the broken glass with.
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    Default Re: Has anyone removed the back glass yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by NickFromHouston View Post
    I've seen a lot of concern over the back glass cover, from it's likelihood of damage, to it causing the phone itself to move around on smooth surfaces. Has anyone tried removing it? If so, how does the Nexus 4 look and feel? Seems to me (from pics and videos I've seen) that it might not look bad without it.
    I actually like the glass back, as I did on my iphone 4, but you definitely have to be careful with it sliding on smooth surfaces. I destroyed my iphone 4 (and then switched to android) by placing it on top of the toilet and it just slid right off into the toilet bowl. Still, that was 8 months into the phone and no cracks, so I'm hoping I can be just a bit more careful with the N4.
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    Default Re: Has anyone removed the back glass yet?

    The only problem I see with removing the back glass is that it will expose the camera and replacing it will be tricky. The flash has a cutout in the glass for it. The camera looks through the actual glass back.

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    i removed it. i kept it for 2 days. with out it look beautiful
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    Default Re: Has anyone removed the back glass yet?

    I don't believe anyone in this thread that says their glass shattered or they removed it. Pics or it didn't happen.
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    I'm guessing if the glass doesn't come off, they will sell the entire back? I wonder how much that will cost...looks like it's really expensive (although cheaper than a whole phone ):
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    Default Re: Has anyone removed the back glass yet?

    And if the phone didn't come with a glass rear, everyone would be trying to figure out how to put one on....
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    Default Re: Has anyone removed the back glass yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Go Ogle View Post
    Which one?

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    Ringke SLIM white.
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    Default Re: Has anyone removed the back glass yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by willdogs View Post
    And if the phone didn't come with a glass rear, everyone would be trying to figure out how to put one on....
    That made me LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xelion View Post
    I actually like the glass back, as I did on my iphone 4, but you definitely have to be careful with it sliding on smooth surfaces. I destroyed my iphone 4 (and then switched to android) by placing it on top of the toilet and it just slid right off into the toilet bowl. Still, that was 8 months into the phone and no cracks, so I'm hoping I can be just a bit more careful with the N4.
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    I don't believe you did that!
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    Default Re: Has anyone removed the back glass yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by yfan View Post
    Ringke SLIM white.
    Oh you actually received yours? I ordered mine weeks ago but its not shipping till next week

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    Default Re: Has anyone removed the back glass yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Go Ogle View Post
    Oh you actually received yours? I ordered mine weeks ago but its not shipping till next week

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    I did. I ordered mine from Amazon though.

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