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I cracked the hell out of my Note II's screen

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I dropped it on a tile floor. UAG case was useless. Now I know to buy an otterbox.

I already ordered a new glass replacement and adhesive tape, so hopefully by the end of the week I'll have new glass on the phone. Has anyone done glass replacement on more recent Samsung phones? (S3+) How hard is it? I have access to a real clean room so I'll be using that while I replace my glass to prevent any dust from getting permanently under the screen.
    
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Cracked my GS3's screen a few months ago. Repairing it wasn't too bad, but it's kind of tedious to work on something so damn small. Sucks about the UAG. I got an otterbox after the crack as well but I always thought UAG made okay cases.
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I had my Note 1 ran over by a car last year. It broke the digitizer and all that jazz. Replacing it was not that bad. You just have to make sure everything gets plugged back in because there are lots of little cables that you can miss.
    
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HA! Good luck. Doing glass only repairs with only adhesive is the worst. Your touch sensitivity is gone. You will have an air gap between the LCD and glass. Find a proper repair shop to glue it with Optical Clear Adhesive or buy a full assembly.
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Over time your adhesive that's only on the sides will settle. Then you will see what looks like a watermark somewhere in the middle of your screen. This will be due to the surface area of the glass. It will directly touch the lcd and it won't look pretty. The only way to prevent it is layering the adhesive on the sides. That's great but when that happens that means the glass is sitting a bit higher which means your touch sensitivity is gone.

This is all provided you don't damage the lcd/digitizer in the glass removal process. And if the phone is white instead of gray you risk many scratches depending on how broken your phone is.

But yeah, none of that info is stuff to be considered so I guess it's all useless. Good luck.
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I know two people who cracked their note II and ended up just uprading to Note III.
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