1. LordFarkward's Avatar
    Cracked glass at the back - to fix or not to fix?-img-20160608-wa0005.jpg

    Ouch dropped on floor, then it cracked.

    It's now in a case, so it should help reduce any further cracks. But, should I still go fix it? What's stopping me is the hassle of the need to back up the phone (I haven't even downloaded Samsung's back up tool as well), then restoring after I get it back.

    Do you reckon the waterproofness is affected due to the cracked glass? I do do a lot of water sports and that's why I picked a waterproof phone. If the integrity is compromised I'll be forced to go fix it, I guess. But I don't want to fix it if I don't need to.

    So, what do you reckon? Thanks in advance!
    06-08-2016 05:47 AM
  2. chanchan05's Avatar
    I don't think the waterproofing will be affected honestly. I was under the impression that the phone assembly was already waterproofed and the glass back was slapped on it. But don't go testing it because I may be wrong. Just treat it like any other phone and don't dunk it in water.
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    06-08-2016 07:24 AM
  3. Gator352's Avatar
    I'd get it fixed. Soon, that glass will start falling off and it will get worse.
    06-09-2016 05:10 AM
  4. bLueBrY's Avatar
    I'd get it fixed. Soon, that glass will start falling off and it will get worse.
    how much to get it fixed, the back of my s7 is all cracked up, is it possible to fix it myself?

    thanks
    08-28-2016 10:00 AM
  5. o4liberty's Avatar
    Did you have a case on
    08-28-2016 11:48 AM
  6. pjwk81's Avatar
    Get a price and see if it's worth it. If it's too expensive stick a dbrand on the back.
    08-28-2016 12:05 PM
  7. stang6790's Avatar
    You can get a new glass back for cheap off of ebay. Should be fairly easy to replace using a hairdryer and spudger tool.
    galaxy s7 edge back glass | eBay
    08-28-2016 12:21 PM
  8. bLueBrY's Avatar
    yes just a cheap light one, I don't like big cases like otters, but why does it seem so cheaply made that it cracked so easily
    08-28-2016 01:09 PM
  9. everlightdark's Avatar
    If it is fixed it may just compromise the waterproofing of the phone but I hope that it get it fixed or get a new one if on warranty!
    08-29-2016 08:02 PM
  10. Roman Akert's Avatar
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    Ouch dropped on floor, then it cracked.

    It's now in a case, so it should help reduce any further cracks. But, should I still go fix it? What's stopping me is the hassle of the need to back up the phone (I haven't even downloaded Samsung's back up tool as well), then restoring after I get it back.

    Do you reckon the waterproofness is affected due to the cracked glass? I do do a lot of water sports and that's why I picked a waterproof phone. If the integrity is compromised I'll be forced to go fix it, I guess. But I don't want to fix it if I don't need to.

    So, what do you reckon? Thanks in advance!
    I think samsung coated internal parts to achieve their IP rating so I don't think you've compromised anything. Aesthetically it doesn't look good and will affect resale value.
    08-30-2016 02:40 AM
  11. tinybfk's Avatar
    yes just a cheap light one, I don't like big cases like otters, but why does it seem so cheaply made that it cracked so easily
    It's not cheaply made, it's glass. Dropping any phone is a gamble but when it's glass on the front and back and it's got no case or a slim case the odds are a little less in your favor.
    08-30-2016 06:35 AM

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