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Here’s how you can make yourself a transparent Samsung Galaxy S8

Your Samsung Galaxy S8 can look like a Game Boy for just $8, but there's a massive catch.

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Now that the Samsung Galaxy S8 is finally out, some people are trying to get a little more out of it. Quite literally, YouTuber JerryRigEverything did a little experiment to turn his Galaxy S8 into a crystal clear model. And if you are a 90s kids, I bet this transparent Galaxy S8 will remind you of the Game Boy. The YouTuber takes us through each little step to create the transparent edition of the smartphone. And the entire process turns out to be an almost cost-free project, with Jerry only investing $8 (Rs 500 approximately) for an epoxy remover. Also Read - Samsung introduces three automotive chips for seamless 5G connectivity, vehicle infotainment

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The project first started with disassembling the phone, which is a bit of a task, but the video slowly takes your through it. iFixit had recently noted in its teardown that pulling the Galaxy S8 apart without causing a damage is a task. The next step involves attempting to scratch off the colored film or layer at the back. After using a knife and blade, he used paint and epoxy remover to strip the paint and give the back of the phone that see-through look. Do note, below that colored strip, you will note a hazy layer of lamination on the back cover. Be sure to pull that out. Once done, wash and clean the case thoroughly to achieve a clear case look. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy A03 with 48MP camera, 5,000mAh battery announced

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Now, Jerry moves to achieving that Game Boy look for the Galaxy S8. Although the moment the clear case is achieved, you partially do unlock the Game Boy mode, however, the vlogger wanted to take it to the next level. He pulled out the black layerings on top of the guts of the phone.

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He removed some of the internal components, like the wireless charging panel and some of the loudspeaker plastics, to better display some of the more aesthetically pleasing innards. And now, all that had to be done was to put the phone back together. Strategically place the fingerprint sensor back. Apply adhesive strips along the edges of the back cover to ensure no dust enters the device, and your fully functional transparent Galaxy S8 is ready. ALSO READ: How to activate YouTube s hidden dark mode in Chrome browser

However, do note, in this process, Jerry ends up removing the part that enables wireless charging. So if you attempt this too, you can not complain for needing to charge the old-fashioned way. Plus, since the phone is unsealed, the device no more remains water resistant. Also, considering this project pulls apart the entire device down to every screw, it no longer remains under any kind of warranty. Additionally, before this project is taken up by anyone, it is important to understand that you are totally putting the phone under risk, and it can die or get fried during the teardown itself. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy S8 users report wireless charging issue

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  • Published Date: April 28, 2017 10:15 AM IST
  • Updated Date: May 5, 2017 6:46 PM IST


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