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See-through Galaxy S8

April 27, 2017.

Galaxy S8.

See-through Galaxy S8. © JerryRigEverything.

You’ll either love it or hate it. If you’re a lover, and willing to give up the manufacturer’s guarantee, Jerry (he of YouTube JerryRigEverything fame) can show you how to make the glass backing of your Galaxy S8 totally see-through. Judging from the video, the diceyest step seems to be the removal of the panel, especially disconnecting the fingerprint recognition system and camera. Then, just use a solvent to remove the paint and protective film. Jerry also removed the wireless charging block, which covered too many pretty components. Transparency comes at a price: you’ll lose your manufacturer’s guarantee, your phone will no longer be under warranty, it’ll no longer be waterproof and it will (maybe) have lost its wireless charging feature. But it will look cool and unique. Unless Samsung starts selling its own transparent models.

The Verge, “You have to live life on the edge to get this transparent Galaxy S8 phone.”