Today I have spend half a day on fixing my totally wasted looking first generation iPhone. Have a look at the picture for what remains of the LCD and digitizer I took out. Since it is such a robust device I thought let’s give it a try to repair the heavily damaged glass screen, so I ordered a ‘iPhone 2G Complete Replacement Screen – Includes LCD & Digitizer’ at DirectFix.
Once finished the repair, my iPhone 2g was alive and with a shiny new LCD. Only the bezel is still heavily scratched and remembers me of the accident. It adds some unique industrial look and feel lol. The guys at pdaparts who created the tutorial and rated the LCD replacement as very difficult were very right. It took me quite some time to dis- and reassemble.