Swap your Nokia Lumia 920 housing shell with this how-to video
Windows Phone may finally be in third place in the smartphone wars, but we’re still a relatively small minority. That doesn’t really matter when we have such a kickass community. Need proof of that? Just look to Lemmiwinkles/Martin S. A few weeks back he shared with the Forums how to swap your housing on the Lumia 920 to get a new look. He’s gone ahead and made a video to show you step-by-step how you can do it yourself. Video time!
If you’re looking for cases head to eBay to see if you can take your black Lumia 920 and turn it into red, yellow or white. Maybe you’ll get lucky and find cyan or gray online. We did see a grey genuine housing online for a brief time last week. Either way, it’s a relatively easy way to give your 920 a new lease on life until you wait for Eos.
There should be nothing stopping you now from swapping the housing on your Lumia 920. Just make sure you’re ready to put up with the increase in attention from everyone swooning over your ‘new’ Lumia 920 in yellow. Have any other questions about the process? Ask below or head to our forums where Martin and others can help you out.
Thanks again Martin!
Source: YouTube, Windows Phone Central Forums
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My colleagues agreed with me that some of the holes (especially the noise cancelling holes on top) are too small and laquer (clear coat) would clog them up. I guess you could peirce them again with a pin but it would break the coating and could possibly lead to peeling. It also makes the shell slightly thicker (a few microns), but could be enough to cause issues putting it back together. The chances of that sharp edge at the front of the housing surviving popping the main unit back in are probably slim and you'd be left with a pretty bad looking housing. Not to mention, clear-coat scratches a hell of a lot easier than polycarbonate.
That being said, I will probably try it anyway, just out of curiosity. I will, of course, post photos when I'm done!
I got mine from this shop and it fits perfectly ;)
I don't advocate it at all, but it would be very hard to tell it was opened if you replaced the charging coil (or did a very good job of removing it) and replacing the black screws (they get a little scratched up after a few times). But again, the second you remove those screws and pop up the unit, warranty is technically void.
I really wish I could get a wooden case...