“With a touch of iPhone extract for flavor.”

Hello everyone. Oh man, I can’t WAIT for Spring Break. Ooops. It was last week wasn’t it!! My kids are already back in school and looking forward to the end of the year. I think this was their last BIG break until Summer vacation. Good luck kiddos!!

I was hanging out with our Mission Repair Operations Manager, Troy, this afternoon and he showed me a cool little application for Extracting your backups from your iPhone. Per Troy, it’s easy to use and simple as 1.2.3. and he’s personally used it. The author is a freelance programmer, so if you use it, it’s OK to give a little. You’ll feel great about it even though it’s a donation in Euros. Yeah, you’ll need a converter if you’re USA bound like we are 😉

What does this application do for you? Per the website “This application converts the iPhone / iPod Touch backups that are created by iTunes into readily usable Mac OS X files. It is designed to run on “Leopard” Mac OS X 10.5 upwards.”

Per Troy he’s used it for getting pictures off his old back ups. Here’s his story: “The day my son was born, I took all of the “first pictures and videos” on my iPhone 3GS. About 2 months later when my wife asked to see these pictures and videos I realized I no longer had them on my phone! Through various restores and updates, I had completely wiped my phone clean. I had about 8 different back-ups to choose from on my iTunes and didn’t want to restore my phone 8 different times to find the right one. Luckily, I came across this application and was saved from the fury of my wife!”

I don’t know why this caught my eye, but I thought that I’d spend just a little time talking about it. So there you have it. Have a great week!

Thanks, Ryan

The truth about the Original 2G iPhone Glass and Digitizer Replacement!

Hello everyone, this post is in response to the THOUSANDS of you that have read my earlier post about iPhone 3G Glass and Digitizer Replacements. I just need to clarify some of the questions that we receive constantly about this particular repair.

The dreaded Original iPhone 2G “cracked glass” issue!

We are flowing a massive amount of 3G Glass Replacements through our business these days but we still get questions about the Original 2G iPhone Parts and I want to clear up a few inquiries right here:

1. The 3G Glass and Digitizer WILL NOT WORK in your Original 2G iPhone. As they look similar from the outside, they are 100% different products and not interchangeable.

2. The Original 2G iPhone Glass Repair is more expensive than the 3G iPhone Glass Repair. The reason is that the 2G version of the glass was an assembly of the glass, digitizer, and LCD screen. The 3G version has a separate LCD screen, and therefore it’s a less expensive assembly.

3. You cannot just replace the glass on the 2G iPhone (or the 3G for that matter). To fix a cracked glass on a 2G iPhone we must replace the glass, digitizer and the LCD as I stated above. These parts are (for a lack of better term) “fused” together from the factory. There is just no way to safely separate and reuse any of these parts.

4. You cannot use “plexiglass” and perform your own “cheap” repair. This is ridiculous. I have seen posts advising this and I challenge anyone to prove that they can get the touch digitizer and LCD off of their broken glass front and get it to work with a home made plexiglass front. Can’t be done.

5. We don’t sell “Do-it-yourself” 2G iPhone Glass/Digitizer/LCD assemblies because the repair is TOO DIFFICULT to perform without ruining the back on your unit during disassembly. If you don’t care about your back being bent up then you can try it, but trust me you should leave this repair to the experts. The 3G version is much easier but it’s still only for the very “technically inclined” end user.

This will help with some of the common questions, for sure. We know that there are many theories out there but you can take solid advice from us here at Mission Repair. We’ve repaired THOUSANDS of units and it makes perfect sense to listen to the voice of experience. Still have questions? Give us a call at 866-638-8402 and we’ll get you on the phone with a technician right away!

Thanks everyone, have a great weekend. Ryan