JerryRigEverything, the man who is now better known for his penchant for destructing smartphones and/or turning them into clear-back examples is back at it again. This time, he took a perfectly new Samsung Galaxy S8 and gave it a gleaming, transparent back. And how did he managed to pull it off? Well, from the looks of it, it wasn’t a simple task and it is surely a ‘mod’ that should not be attempted by anyone who have absolutely no idea of what they are doing. In other words, please don’t this at all. Even though we don’t encourage the act of smartphone cruelty, we can’t deny it is pretty dope to be able to see the inside of a Samsung Galaxy S8.
I guess the whole idea of being able to see the innards, the electronics and all, seems like a very geeky thing. But as said, we don’t encourage it, but if you really want to get the transparent-look, you ought to know that what lies ahead of this transparent Galaxy S8 project isn’t going to be easy and while the end result would be uber geeky cool, it also comes with some pretty serious cons which includes voiding the warranty of your spanking new phone entirely, sacrificing its waterproofing ability, losing the ability to wireless charge (but only if you did what he did, which can be totally avoided), and more critically, there’s a possibility of the phone dying if something goes horribly wrong.
I am not going to lie. I am impressed with a clear-back Galaxy S8, but looking at how JerryRigEverything put it back together using adhesive tapes like almost exclusively, I kind of become a non-fan. Obviously, the idea of adhesive strips never stick well with me for anything that’s supposed to be permanent. Moreover, in the process of trying to get more electronics to show, he also cut out some of the loudspeaker plastics and even more insanely, cutting the wireless charging panel. Yikes. Now, that’s a gadget cruelty right there.
I probably won’t, for my life, do that to any phone. Though, at this point, I do hope someone comes up with a decal of the inside of a Samsung Galaxy S8 so that I can stick it to the back instead of doing what JerryRigEverything did.
Here’s the video of the entire turn-a-Galaxy-S8-transparent process:
Image: screengrab from YouTube video.