Horrified at Apple’s recent lawsuit against HTC, and refuse to flaunt the company’s brand on your iPhone any more? We think you’re probably taking the patent litigation a little too seriously – Mommy and Daddy still love each other, they just choose to show it via the ITC – but just at the right time comes Hack N Mod’s gadget polishing tutorial, showing you how to take a battered iPhone (or any other gadget) and with a little elbow grease bring it back to unbranded life.
To be fair, the tutorial isn’t intended to remove the Apple logo from the back of the iPhone; that was just a byproduct of the polishing. In fact the handset was a heavily scratched example from eBay, with a cracked front display to boot.
With some dedicated buffing, however, and the help of 3M’s $15 Headlight Lens Restoration Kit, the iPhone is taken to perhaps a better shine than when it was box-fresh. The replacement screen cost $10, so the whole endeavour was far cheaper than buying a new iPhone housing. We reckon there’ll be quite a few people keen to de-brand their handset, scratches (or HTC argument) or not.