1. bbuser27's Avatar
    I have a BB cuve 8520, and I am thinking of buying a faceplate and a backplate of the new curve 9300 and replace it on my bb cuve 8520. However I ain't sure because I heard there is compatiblity issues with the trackpad and rubbering around the phone of 8520.

    On the other hand I have read multiple topics where people have done full housing of curve 8520 to 9300 however they don't have pitures or any proof. This is my only concern.

    Has anyone done a full housing of BB curve 8520 to 9300? If you have, does it work perfectly fine or is there issues with compatiblity? If you can provide pictures, video or just inform me on this topic.

    Thank you.
    01-08-11 10:28 AM
  2. diegonei's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums.

    I asked that myself before and people said it works, but nobody ever bothered to post pictures, so it is still on the "do it at your own risk" zone. :/
    01-08-11 12:40 PM
  3. bbuser27's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply. That is the issue, I can't waste 23 and fail, if anyone has done it, please post feedback it will help a lot of people.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    01-08-11 01:29 PM
  4. anon3230140's Avatar
    Hi. I've done it... at last!!!! First things first.. no pics right now but as soon as i get home (tomorrow morning) I'll take some and upload.

    Alright.. you need to know that the housing is different. The 8520 is a 3 piece fascia with the fascia and keyboard compartments as one piece. You then have the keypad and lip at bottom of fascia a piece each i.e 3 parts. The 9300 has the facsia as one; the keyboard compartments as another piece then you have the keypad and the lip at bottom of fascia as a piece each i.e 4 parts. the 9300 fascia also has something that goes across the fascia like a join or so which when put on the 8520 blocks the menu and return/call/end buttons unusable. I had to cut it at either end.

    For me.. 9300 keypad worked on all keys bar the return and menu keys.. that gave me a mad panic so quickly had to remove housing again and put 8520 keypad back. Phewww.. Also the part of the fascia that the screws go into have some long piece of plastic sticking out that also messed up the call and end keys so had to cut that too.

    Bottom line... the phone looks fly plus i got the dreamtorch os6 theme for free thanks to Google. The battery cover and the chrome just make the phone feel and look nicely more expensive... i kid you not. It just feels heavier and the mat type feel of the battery cover just feels great to hold. Can't stop looking at it.

    Warning though.. if you aint got heart and some sort of natural flare/experience in taking apart phones and stuff... DONT TRY IT! I ain't taking no responsibility.

    FYI.. had already tried the pros and they wouldn't do it for me cos parts are different. Also, got the 9300 fascia of Ebay for only 16.00 delivered. Bought Sunday delivered today.

    Only the brave..
    Last edited by BlackB_G; 03-18-11 at 06:25 PM.
    03-18-11 06:20 PM
  5. diegonei's Avatar
    Well, we'll be waiting on the pictures.

    If you could post a video it would be even better...
    03-18-11 07:34 PM
  6. DacoiT's Avatar
    I found these in another thread by searching. This is the 8520 in 9300 housing

    Flickr: kg.idowu's Photostream
    03-19-11 10:22 AM
  7. diegonei's Avatar
    I found these in another thread by searching. This is the 8520 in 9300 housing

    Flickr: kg.idowu's Photostream
    Yes, BlackB_G's pictures they are, hmmm
    03-19-11 10:36 AM
  8. anon3230140's Avatar
    So ya'll gonna take the plunge? If u ain't confident i'd advise just getting the 9300.
    03-19-11 10:42 AM
  9. DacoiT's Avatar
    So ya'll gonna take the plunge? If u ain't confident i'd advise just getting the 9300.
    I already changed my 8520 housing many times before. Its just I can't seem to find black 9300 housing on ebay from US. Its only available from hong kong. I don't want to order from there.
    03-19-11 11:52 AM
  10. anon3230140's Avatar
    Mine was from Hong Kong. No fear..

    Here's my link.. ORIGINAL BLACKBERRY CURVE 9300 HOUSING+DOOR+KEYBOARD GY - eBay (item 350442838707 end time Mar-27-11 01:02:00 PDT)
    Last edited by BlackB_G; 03-19-11 at 12:06 PM.
    03-19-11 11:58 AM
  11. DacoiT's Avatar
    03-19-11 02:44 PM
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