Glowing Apple Mod – iPhone 4 instructional

This is a mod to get the Apple logo on the back of an iPhone 4/4s to glow like a Macbook Pro. Be sure to check out the VIDEO BELOW.

The kit is from KOGadget and can be ordered from their Facebook page.

If you have the mod and need to install, here is a link for the instructions from KO Gadget. There are two separate instructions. One for iPhone 4 and one for the 4s. This link is for the iPhone 4. If you have any questions on the install just leave a comment.

Note: If you’re installing this mod and have some soldering skills. I have found that if you add a bit of solder to the red wire that goes on the connection point it will make better contact and have less issues with it coming off the contact point.

Ok for those of you who may want a little more insight on how this is connected here is a little more instruction.

Disclaimer ElectricSproket, it’s owner, employees or affiliates are not responsible for any damage done to any iPhone from this modification or instructional. DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK and this will void any valid warranty with Apple Inc.

*if your going to do this make sure that you lay the screws out in the same pattern that they were in on the phone. they are different sizes and will not screw back in properly if not done so*

1st Power the phone OFF and then remove these two screws, they will be either a 00 Philips screw driver or a Pentalobe driver.

once removed slightly slide the back cover of the phone UP and pull away from the device.

2nd remove the screw for the battery connection. located in the red circle in the image above. once the Connection point is made you can replace the connector.

*note- be sure not to lose the small bracket that will come out when this connector is removed*

3rd remove these screws that are highlighted above. Then remove the plate that was being held in place by these screws. * There are two clips directly below the screw highlighted in orange on the far left of this image. be careful not to bend or break them.

Now remove by lifting only these two connectors with the spludger tool

once lifted you will use the double-sided tape provided in the kit to cover the 8 dots that are between these two connectors ( Cut a thin piece and carefully place). this tape will also hold the red wire for the led light in place. get the led light ready for the next step.

The small component at the end of the red wire in the left image above is where the red wire will be connected to. Now place the end of the exposed wire across this component, using the double-sided tape to hold it in place and carefully reconnect the two connectors that were removed earlier to get to this connection point. Note* the wire should run between the two connectors removed in the previous step. (see above right image)

next use a small piece of the provided double-sided tape, roll and fold it over itself and place it over the wire at the connection point. This is to create some pressure to push on the connection point.

Now replace the metal plate and screw it back in place. Be sure to carefully allow for the red wire to run under this plate.

At this point you can reconnect the battery make sure to put the small bracket in the proper place and screw the battery connector back down.(make sure to power the phone ON and that the screen is lit up)

Once this is done you can touch the bronze wire anywhere on the outer metal band of the phone and the led should light up. If it doesn’t then you have to remove the metal plate and the two connectors and reposition the red wire on the connection point.

As long as the led lights up you can screw it down to the left most vibration motor screw. Use the plastic tweezers to make a hook on the end of the bronze wire and screw it down to this point (Pictured above)

position the led light in the area above the upper left corner of the battery(you can hold the back cover over the phone to get an idea of where this should be). Next cut the foam tape into four strips and place them along the border of the led light to not only hold it in position but to prevent any bleed out of the light. If you have any double-sided tape left over you can use it to hold the light in place. There is also a clear piece of film on the light, you can now remove this.

remove the film over the clear apple logo of the replacement back.

as long as the light is working you can now replace the back cover of the phone and replace the two screw that hold it in place.

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12 Comments on “Glowing Apple Mod – iPhone 4 instructional”

  1. cwgaming January 17, 2012 at 7:40 am #

    I saw your post and had to check it out. This is so sick! It’s like making your phone, yours on a personal touch. Thanks for the video showing it can be done and it’s not just a hoax or gimmick.

    I’ll diffently recomended this page and video to everyone I know.

    Keep the posts coming!

    • Electric Sproket January 21, 2012 at 8:06 pm #

      Thanks for the comment and support! We appreciate spreading the word about our site! Thanks.

  2. Sean Lake January 17, 2012 at 9:17 am #

    Pretty! I want it to flash red, blue and yellow! LOL.

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  4. iphone repair January 26, 2012 at 3:55 pm #

    very cool dude!!!

  5. charlz February 7, 2012 at 10:06 am #

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  6. Nick April 22, 2012 at 11:36 am #

    Reblogged this on OMG OS X!.

  7. Wim November 27, 2012 at 11:22 am #

    Hi, Nice post! I just received my mod-kit and I was wondering something about the ‘contact point’. The contact point has two sides, I’m no electrician and could assume it should/can be connected to both side, but I would really like to NOT brake my iphone 🙂 Can you please clarify this bit for me? Thanks!!

    • Electric Sproket December 1, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

      the contact point your referring to has the silver ends. These being on either end if that very small component. This is where the wire should make contact. it should lay across both of those silver ends. I hope this helps.


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