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Replacing Android Phone Screens

DIY: Fixing your iPhone or Android Device

One of Android's biggest strengths - hardware diversity - is also a substantial weakness, and the teardown/repair options for such devices is both limited and fragmented. Because there are so many different Android phones on the market, there's no real one size fits all guide for replacing the screen on a Google device. In fact, a lot of newer Android devices don't even have repair guides online. Our search for "Droid 3 Screen Replace" came back with some info relating to the original (and very different) Droid 1.

Buying parts isn't much easier, either. Sticking with the Droid 3, only has one part for this relatively new phone. Other devices, like the HTC Sensation, fare much better, with plenty of replacement part options, and guides to go with them. A new Sensation digitizer goes for just under $70, and because it's a separate piece from the LCD screen (this is not the case with the iPhone 4) you don't need to replace both components if only the digitizer is broken. Check out the video below for a complete Sensation digitizer replacement tutorial.

Replace the Screen on a Motorola Droid 3

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    Anonymous , October 3, 2011 2:30 PM
    Very usefull ... with iphone ^^
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    dark_lord69 , October 3, 2011 8:26 PM
    I do the same thing for laptops...
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    neiroatopelcc , October 5, 2011 9:03 AM
    Sort of sad, that all the phone related stuff on toms is focused on android and iphone ..... I know they're the two biggest systems, but windows phone is alive too. And far as I can tell, it combines the intuitive design of an iThing with usability. It's not as versatile as an android, but at least everything it does have works. Especially with WP 7.5 my 'old' trophy's feeling much faster than a samsung galaxy 2 s. And that although hardware specs suggest it's the other way around. But android just feels slower, and perception is everything in this millenia.
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    noob_33 , October 5, 2011 11:28 PM
    Can I magically turn my dead BRICK into an iPhone or an Android?
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    dconnors , October 6, 2011 8:12 PM
    neiroatopelccSort of sad, that all the phone related stuff on toms is focused on android and iphone ..... I know they're the two biggest systems, but windows phone is alive too.

    For the record, I'm a big fan of Windows Phone 7...but the market share simply isn't there yet. I'll try to ramp up coverage on that ecosystem.

    -Devin Connors, Tom's Guide
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    neiroatopelcc , October 6, 2011 9:40 PM
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    Anonymous , February 2, 2013 3:32 PM
    Is there any downloadable driver or utility to make my Bose Bluetooth and in-ear listen and talk devices work with my new Samsung Galaxy III Smartphone? Thry dont mention the compatibility issues when you switch from an iPhine to an Android phone.
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