PPCGeeks Forums HTC Arrive HTC HD2 HTC Thunderbolt HTC Touch Pro 2 HTC Evo 4G HTC Evo 3D Samsung Galaxy S II Motorola Droid X Apple iPhone Blackberry
Go Back   PPCGeeks > Windows Mobile > WM HTC Devices > HTC Touch Pro 2

Notices



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 10-02-2009, 12:40 PM
SolApathy's Avatar
Regular 'Geeker
Offline
Pocket PC: HTC Evo
Carrier: Sprint
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 332
Reputation: 640
SolApathy knows their stuffSolApathy knows their stuffSolApathy knows their stuffSolApathy knows their stuffSolApathy knows their stuffSolApathy knows their stuff
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Dyeing battery cover-(SPRINT) (Video of dyeing/removing orange backing)-UPDATED!

**UPDATED**

I added a video tutorial for dyeing the back of the Sprint Touch Pro 2 battery cover, as well as pictures of the results. I also Dyed the Stylus. *This video covers the dyeing of a case with the orange insert*.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpKpmFYqyqQ

Stock cover & stylus next to the dyed case (with orange insert dyed black) & stylus- Remember the cover needs to stay in the dye at least 10 minutes for it to dye the orange backing on the Sprint version. In addition, moving it around a bit while it's in the dye helps to get it in all the crevices. This insures no air bubbles are in the holes, preventing the dye from getting into the orange.

Dyed stylus/stock stylus

Here is a link to the Touch Pro "Official" thread on how to dye the battery cover on the original Touch Pro. (with over 1,000 posts)

A $1.48 goes a long way... Black Battery Cover!

The only thing I do differently is place it in a bowl of ice filled water & rub it with a soft cloth until all the additional dye comes off. I have found this also helps with the initial smell.

This is a great process that I used with exceptional results on multiple covers. I am hoping that some people here will take the plunge & post pictures of their newly colored phones in here so we can see all the possibilities!

Here is a writeup another user did on my video:

http://pocketnow.com/tweaks-hacks/ht...video-tutorial



Here is a comparison shot of the Sprint TP 2 With & without the orange undercoating. I used my fingernail & a razor blade to remove the backing completely.




EDIT: After removing the undercoating & using the speakerphone I noticed a marked difference in the loudness & clarity. Keep in mind this will increase the sensitivity of the mute button. Should not really matter though since it is only used when you have the device face down in speakerphone mode.

If the mute button bothers you:

Here is a redneck fix for your issue. Take a 1" piece of black tape. Fold it over on itself. Remove the battery, insert one edge of the take into the top of the battery housing. Re-seat the battery. This will cause the battery to shift just enough to fix the mute button issue, and prevent the battery falling out so easily. It does not effect thy dynamics of the case.



Time to remove it on the other one!

ADDED: Video tutorial for removing the orange backing (Using a Hairdryer to heat the cover first helps)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md_5n8XZWbo

Last edited by SolApathy; 12-03-2009 at 03:16 PM.
Reply With Quote
This post has been thanked 17 times.
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10-02-2009, 12:42 PM
pixelwix's Avatar
Regular 'Geeker
Offline
Pocket PC: Palm Pre, Nexus One.
Carrier: Sprint, TMobile
Location: Brooklyn Center, MN
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 349
Reputation: 634
pixelwix knows their stuffpixelwix knows their stuffpixelwix knows their stuffpixelwix knows their stuffpixelwix knows their stuffpixelwix knows their stuff
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: Dyeing your battery cover- Instructions

there is already a thread on how to do it for the tp2,!!!

DIY Black VZW battery cover (pics!)
__________________


Quote:
“The hood love to listen to Jeezy and Weezy, and oh yeah Yeezy; I did it for the Glory.”
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 10-02-2009, 12:48 PM
SolApathy's Avatar
Regular 'Geeker
Offline
Pocket PC: HTC Evo
Carrier: Sprint
Threadstarter
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 332
Reputation: 640
SolApathy knows their stuffSolApathy knows their stuffSolApathy knows their stuffSolApathy knows their stuffSolApathy knows their stuffSolApathy knows their stuff
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: Dyeing your battery cover- Instructions

Yeah but it's missing a few instructions, not to mention he posted it specifically for the Verizon TP. The will be a consolidated thread to include all pictures, for any carrier, with a link to the original TP forum thread which started this obsession to dye our phones!
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 10-02-2009, 12:59 PM
appzattak's Avatar
Halfway to VIP Status
Offline
Pocket PC: Touch Pro 2 | HTC Hero
Carrier: Sprint
Location: So Cal - USA
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 540
Reputation: 487
appzattak is becoming a PPCGeeks regularappzattak is becoming a PPCGeeks regularappzattak is becoming a PPCGeeks regularappzattak is becoming a PPCGeeks regularappzattak is becoming a PPCGeeks regular
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Send a message via AIM to appzattak Send a message via MSN to appzattak Send a message via Yahoo to appzattak Send a message via Skype™ to appzattak
Re: Dyeing your battery cover- Instructions

I don't think it will look right with the Sprint battery cover. Just buy a Verizon one for like 10 bucks and then dye it and use it. It's a super simple process., look in the TP forum for the exact instructions.
__________________
--Steve



Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 10-02-2009, 02:10 PM
eldersoul's Avatar
PPCGeeks Regular
Offline
Pocket PC: HTC Touch Pro 2
Carrier: Verizon
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 241
Reputation: 211
eldersoul is keeping up the good workeldersoul is keeping up the good workeldersoul is keeping up the good work
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: Dyeing your battery cover- Instructions

Why did you start a new thread?
__________________
PDA
Toshiba e805

Phone

Sprint
PPC-6600

Verizon
Samsumg i760
HTC VX6800 - Mogul
HTC VX6850 - Touch Pro
HTC VX6875 - Touch Pro 2

Feathered Access -
Free Live Mobile Television On The Go!
http://featheredaccess.com
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 10-02-2009, 02:19 PM
SolApathy's Avatar
Regular 'Geeker
Offline
Pocket PC: HTC Evo
Carrier: Sprint
Threadstarter
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 332
Reputation: 640
SolApathy knows their stuffSolApathy knows their stuffSolApathy knows their stuffSolApathy knows their stuffSolApathy knows their stuffSolApathy knows their stuff
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: Dyeing your battery cover- Instructions

Quote:
Originally Posted by eldersoul View Post
Why did you start a new thread?


Because his thread
#1- Specifies Verizon
#2. Doesn't reference the 1,000 post thread about dyeing your cover
#3. Doesn't have anything to do with removing the orange undercoating on the Sprint version
Reply With Quote
This post has been thanked 1 times.
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 10-02-2009, 02:45 PM
eldersoul's Avatar
PPCGeeks Regular
Offline
Pocket PC: HTC Touch Pro 2
Carrier: Verizon
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 241
Reputation: 211
eldersoul is keeping up the good workeldersoul is keeping up the good workeldersoul is keeping up the good work
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: Dyeing your battery cover- Instructions (Pics of orange removed)

So because you say its for verizon (which btw, was the specifically what the other op posted about) and it doesnt have a reference to another thread its somehow different? I just dont think it qualifies, chief.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 10-02-2009, 02:53 PM
Dragon2's Avatar
AKA TEMPERBAD
Offline
Pocket PC: TouchPro 2/ N1
Carrier: T-Mobile
Location: USA, Portland OR
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,775
Reputation: 1835
Dragon2 is halfway to VIP status based on repDragon2 is halfway to VIP status based on repDragon2 is halfway to VIP status based on repDragon2 is halfway to VIP status based on repDragon2 is halfway to VIP status based on repDragon2 is halfway to VIP status based on repDragon2 is halfway to VIP status based on repDragon2 is halfway to VIP status based on repDragon2 is halfway to VIP status based on repDragon2 is halfway to VIP status based on repDragon2 is halfway to VIP status based on rep
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: Dyeing your battery cover- Instructions (Pics of orange removed)

Quote:
Originally Posted by eldersoul View Post
So because you say its for verizon (which btw, was the specifically what the other op posted about) and it doesnt have a reference to another thread its somehow different? I just dont think it qualifies, chief.
who cares, lets let the mods figure that out...

I found the post usefull and thumbs up. Im hitting thanks... Also it looks way better with the orange gone..... Nice
__________________
S-Vibrant
(Hummingbird FTW)
Reply With Quote
This post has been thanked 1 times.
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 10-02-2009, 02:54 PM
Cicatrize's Avatar
ѕнρ ѕоfтшаяє
Offline
Pocket PC: EVO4G
Carrier: sprinт
Location: Michigan
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,160
Reputation: 2505
Cicatrize is a VIPCicatrize is a VIPCicatrize is a VIPCicatrize is a VIPCicatrize is a VIPCicatrize is a VIPCicatrize is a VIPCicatrize is a VIPCicatrize is a VIPCicatrize is a VIPCicatrize is a VIP
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: Dyeing your battery cover- Instructions (Pics of orange removed)

Ew. I think it looks like crap without the orange.
__________________
HTC EVO 4G - Fresh 0.3
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 10-02-2009, 04:03 PM
SolApathy's Avatar
Regular 'Geeker
Offline
Pocket PC: HTC Evo
Carrier: Sprint
Threadstarter
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 332
Reputation: 640
SolApathy knows their stuffSolApathy knows their stuffSolApathy knows their stuffSolApathy knows their stuffSolApathy knows their stuffSolApathy knows their stuff
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: Dyeing your battery cover- Instructions (Pics of orange removed)

a few experiments...Keep in mind this is about 5 minutes of work with tape for both. Just trying to find the look I like. Keep in mind you need to cut out an area for the speakers.



Last edited by SolApathy; 10-08-2009 at 02:43 PM.
Reply With Quote
This post has been thanked 2 times.
Reply

  PPCGeeks > Windows Mobile > WM HTC Devices > HTC Touch Pro 2

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
©2012 - PPCGeeks.com