1. iLLGT3's Avatar
    I have cracked the rear camera lens on my 1520. I did a bit of searching and I could not find anywhere that sells just the lens itself. Instead, I found a website that sells the back covers that include the lens as well. I currently have the red 1520 but I'm interested in possibly changing it to white. Are there any differences between the housings themselves that would prevent me from changing the cover to a different colour or are all the housings the same besides the colour?

    Thanks,

    ~ Jeff
    mjoshi123 likes this.
    11-03-2014 05:10 PM
  2. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    I have cracked the rear camera lens on my 1520. I did a bit of searching and I could not find anywhere that sells just the lens itself. Instead, I found a website that sells the back covers that include the lens as well. I currently have the red 1520 but I'm interested in possibly changing it to white. Are there any differences between the housings themselves that would prevent me from changing the cover to a different colour or are all the housings the same besides the colour?

    Thanks,

    ~ Jeff
    You'll need to change the SIM and SD trays too if you want them to match a different color back.
    11-03-2014 08:18 PM
  3. iLLGT3's Avatar
    You'll need to change the SIM and SD trays too if you want them to match a different color back.
    Yeah, I saw that. Not a problem really. Least of my worries. I'm just hoping the housings are the same despite the colour changes.
    Big Papa Smurf likes this.
    11-03-2014 11:58 PM
  4. yoitsbenvo's Avatar
    I bought a replacement glass lens for my 1520, and it got shipped to me within a week or two.
    11-04-2014 12:02 AM
  5. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I bought a replacement glass lens for my 1520, and it got shipped to me within a week or two.
    Give with the link to help others, please...
    iLLGT3 likes this.
    11-04-2014 04:31 AM
  6. yoitsbenvo's Avatar
    I ordered it from eBay. Search up "Lumia 1520 camera lens replacement"
    RumoredNow likes this.
    11-05-2014 10:53 PM
  7. iLLGT3's Avatar
    I ordered it from eBay. Search up "Lumia 1520 camera lens replacement"
    I see. What's the process of replacing it then? Does the black ring come with the adhesive to attach the lens to it?

    EDIT: I see the adhesive is included with one kit. Were you able to replace yours with ease then?
    11-06-2014 02:20 PM
  8. yoitsbenvo's Avatar
    Yes! It took about 15 mins with patience, due to the fact that my lens was shattered. I used a thin box cutter blade to remove the glass from the phone itself. Time and patience is the key. Try your best to avoid the camera itself!
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    11-06-2014 10:53 PM
  9. kwill's Avatar
    One question I have is whether or not some of these ATT versions of cases that I've seen look to have the wireless charging setup for the international versions inside them. Like this one Nokia Lumia 1520 Bandit Back Housing with Wireless Charge Flex Yellow USA | eBay. Will they actually work to wirelessly charge the international version? Parts4repair appears to have the same thing Back Housing Assembly Cover with Wireless Charging Coil for Nokia Lumia 1520 -Yellow - Parts4repair.Com. Obviously for a lot more than what I actually need for my 1520.3. But, the one from ebay is actually cheaper than the international versions I've found.
    01-01-2015 07:06 PM
  10. isi mcf's Avatar
    changing the rear housing is actually really easy. pop out the sim and micro SD, remove little sticker and unscrew tiny bolt. Pop the lcd screen with all the internals inside, and then with your new shell reverse the procedure. There are no problems with changing colors.
    01-02-2015 03:26 AM
  11. myrandex's Avatar
    Not always this easy. I've bought a replacement shell but it is missing everyone attached to the rear shell. No PMA flex cable, no black foam tape stuff, etc. A shell like this will take more work and I am concerned about it.

    Jason
    01-04-2015 09:14 AM
  12. oboboy14's Avatar
    I was looking at doing the same thing, with the back on parts4repair.com. There are two of them, one that has the lens and flash in it, and one that doesn't, and I'm not sure if the more expensive one would be worth the extra money. Would changing the back mean that I could finally use a QI wireless charger on my ATT 1520?
    01-05-2015 06:27 PM
  13. myrandex's Avatar
    There is a whole thread concerning Qi in an ATT 1520. I've done the mod once or twice before and will be looking to do it one more time. I still want to swap backs with the back that I've purchased that is missing all of the guts, and add Qi in there. Swapping the backs isn't a requirement for adding Qi to the device, but it would be a convenient time to do it.

    Jason
    01-24-2015 01:31 PM
  14. jodeltje's Avatar
    LOL @ not removing the housing before using a sharp knife on your *camera*
    01-24-2015 02:31 PM
  15. br3nd0's Avatar
    Is it as simple as 'transplanting' the innards from existing housing to a new shell?
    10-26-2015 07:00 PM
  16. Dared's Avatar
    I've been trawling the internet for red and yellow housings for an RM 937 and *think* i have come across some that are legit (even though they're from China). I've compared the markings etc to ones from a website that are a genuine supplier, and I can't tell the difference.

    100 % Original Battery Door Cover For nokia lumia 1520 Housing Back + Flex Cable White /Red /yellow /Black . Free Shipping-in Mobile Phone Housings from Phones & Telecommunications on Aliexpress.com | Alibaba Group

    Do you reckon these look legit? Given the fact they're $50 AUD i'm thinking they are (these are more expensive than most).
    07-04-2016 12:13 AM

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