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  1. BadGoliath42's Avatar
    Hey people.
    I ordered a month ago this 150$ Q5 at Koodo and I am now dual-wielding it with my Z30. Really happy by the way.

    I just thought that since Koodo only had the black one, I had to customise it a bit so it can come out of the crowd. So I bought and swapped my keyboard for a red one. I thought maybe you guys wanted to see the results.

    Custom Q5, red keyboard-img_20140327_215502.jpg
    Custom Q5, red keyboard-img_20140327_215557.jpg
    Custom Q5, red keyboard-img_20140327_215538.jpg
    Custom Q5, red keyboard-img_20140327_215747.jpg

    It will match 10.3 well if the colour set stays that way!

    Posted via CB10 on my Z30
    03-27-14 09:06 PM
  2. anon721037's Avatar
    Very cool it will match well.
    pat-wallace likes this.
    03-27-14 09:33 PM
  3. eldricho's Avatar
    Ermagerd!
    I love seeing these modded Q5's! Make me think back to the modded Curve days

    Posted via CB10
    Umaima_B_Dia and pat-wallace like this.
    03-27-14 09:49 PM
  4. evilcmac's Avatar
    Awesome!

    Crushed on my Q5 or flicked on my Z30!
    03-27-14 10:06 PM
  5. moegrand's Avatar
    V nice

    Posted via CB10
    03-27-14 11:24 PM
  6. bspence87's Avatar
    That is awesome. Maybe I'll get a red one just to switching them out. Wanna see black-on-red too!
    03-27-14 11:42 PM
  7. ChaErra's Avatar
    Looks good!
    03-28-14 12:28 AM
  8. colectionarul's Avatar
    Looks amazing!

    Posted via CB10
    03-28-14 01:15 AM
  9. vjh425's Avatar
    That looks really nice. Are there directions online to do this? I'd like to put a black keyboard on my red Q5. Did you buy just the keyboard as a replacement part?

    Posted via CB10
    03-28-14 11:03 AM
  10. Coffee Shampoo's Avatar
    It looks very good, congrats!

    Star Wars fan? Come join us C00121E8E
    03-28-14 11:26 AM
  11. StephanieMaks's Avatar
    That looks really good!

    I've done the opposite, got a black keyboard (and black volume buttons & sim / sd cover) on a red Q5.

    Custom Q5, red keyboard-q5_mine.jpg

    Cheers!
    03-28-14 12:44 PM
  12. kingstu's Avatar
    Was it hard to do or get the replacement parts. I think the red on black and the black on red both look great and any help for newbies on how to do it would be useful.
    03-28-14 01:28 PM
  13. BadGoliath42's Avatar
    Was it hard to do or get the replacement parts. I think the red on black and the black on red both look great and any help for newbies on how to do it would be useful.
    I got the keyboard from eBay for about 10$, just search for BlackBerry Q5 OEM keyboard and you'll get to it. The thing with the Q5 is that you can only chance the plastic/rubber front of the keyboard, compared to the Q10 where you replace the whole thing, which is more expensive.

    You need a Torx T4 screwdriver which can also be bought on eBay for a couple of bucks, and ideally a plastic pryer to open the case if you don't want to break it, though it is not absolutely necessary. Also on eBay.

    Not a big deal really. Just follow a video like this one if you're insecure about it and you'll get it. The result is worth it, contrasts are magnets for the eye, already have several non-BB people considering getting one just because of this!




    Posted via CB10 with my BlackBerry Q5
    03-28-14 01:55 PM
  14. BadGoliath42's Avatar
    That looks really good!

    I've done the opposite, got a black keyboard (and black volume buttons & sim / sd cover) on a red Q5.

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    Cheers!
    I love yours as well! You did a good job replacing the case, and I'm sure you agree that it's worth it!

    I'm using the BlackBerry premium case myself so volume buttons are covered, but if I choose to get an holster one day, I'll probably do the same as you, or should I say the opposite.

    Posted via CB10 with my BlackBerry Q5
    03-28-14 02:00 PM
  15. buitam1501's Avatar
    This idea came to me 5 minutes ago and I found this topic. I have a premium case too. Very nice, I'll do the same. Thank you for this topic
    05-01-14 11:02 AM
  16. xStevenLe's Avatar
    That looks really good!

    I've done the opposite, got a black keyboard (and black volume buttons & sim / sd cover) on a red Q5.

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    Cheers!
    When you order the housing, does it come with the volume buttons and SD cover? I want to get a red housing and was wondering if it would come with those parts!

    Posted via CB10
    05-22-14 10:03 PM
  17. StephanieMaks's Avatar
    When I got mine, it came with the red SD cover (you can see it in the background of the photo) but not volume buttons. Rather than have black volume buttons and a red SD cover, I used the black SD cover.

    I like the 'black highlights' look, and if it were red on one side and black on the other, the asymmetry would make go crazy.
    05-30-14 05:00 PM
  18. VR6's Avatar
    I prefer the black kb on red housing combo. But they both look nice
    05-30-14 05:15 PM
  19. LoneStarRed's Avatar
    Well done.

    But where is the button for NOS?
    05-30-14 05:31 PM
  20. CallMeNop's Avatar
    I don't really like it, but after all it's your taste and it's the most important

    Posted via my French Q10
    05-31-14 03:34 AM
  21. FobiddenRiceman's Avatar
    Is there anyone who has used both Q's. Would you say the Q5 is more durable and how does it feel in hand?
    05-31-14 03:43 AM
  22. Umaima_B_Dia's Avatar
    Is there anyone who has used both Q's. Would you say the Q5 is more durable and how does it feel in hand?
    You will find relevant replies on this thread:

    http://forums.crackberry.com/showthread.php?t=926171
    05-31-14 05:14 AM
  23. CallMeNop's Avatar
    A white Q5 with a black keyboard (or the opposite) could be beautiful too.
    Nobody have done this yet ?

    Posted via my French Q10
    Umaima_B_Dia likes this.
    05-31-14 05:36 AM
  24. Umaima_B_Dia's Avatar
    Ah yes! I posted this idea somewhere but haven't come across anyone doing it!

    That's the only way to thwart its resemblance with HTC ChaCha.
    With the white Q5, BlackBerry should have given a white bezel imo
    05-31-14 07:14 AM
  25. xStevenLe's Avatar
    I love these Q5's with the black keyboards because it resembles the old curves with the black keyboard!

    Posted via CB10
    05-31-14 08:10 AM
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