Wednesday DIY: Limited edition BlackBerry Z10

By Adam Zeis on 15 Jan 2014 04:10 pm EST
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If you've been jealous of your friends that are rocking a limited edition red BlackBerry Z10, here's your chance to join the club. A recent listing on eBay (and a handful of others) is offering up the red limited edition Z10 housing right now for the mediocre price of $69.99.

The auction states that the housing is "100% original" and includes a red LCD screen and digitizer assembly, middle frame, back housing and battery door.

 

Word on the street is that each one is individually numbered as well, so it looks like these may be somewhat legit (or as legit as they can be anyway). So if you're looking to spruce up your Z10 and go limited edition, this may be your best bet. Just keep in mind you'll have a bit of work to do to get all the pieces together, and don't blame us should things go south.

Check out the limited edition Z10 housing on eBay

58 comments

Chriz

Red is nice. But to expensive.

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Atmarix

The white housing is 40 bucks more or less. I'd rather get the white

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bbfanboi

I just bought myself a red transform case. It gives my Z10 a totally new look :)

Camelhmpz

Darn. Want to upgrade to a Z30... but maybe I'll spruce up the Z10 for a while.

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Dragondima

If only the Z10 didn't require 2 Torx sizes that are incredibly uncommon...

Marauder2

Any write ups somewhere on how to do this?

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jiminica

Need pink, orange, or some other wild color for me. Else, I'd stick to plan old black.

xales

and how to replace it ?

raxamillion

There has to be a YouTube walk through somewhere, probably on one of the sites that has the original parts for replacement. They probably sell the torx screwdrivers too.

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Light_31

Howdy, I'm interested in a white Z30 myself got any pics and where to purchase? Would be appreciated thanks

They type. I flick :p

Tris77

This is a nice cheap way to change the look. I spruced my Q10 with 24ct bezel and frets..... and guess what..... it spends most of its time in a bumper. The red case is very cost effective for the Z10. Especially if your z10 works fine but has been around floor and desk a fair bit.

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SiyaBerry

Enough Z10 for me... ready for Z30...I ordered it last week with a Q10...
Excited!

C00121417 

Tris77

Z30 is freakin awesome..... but I bet you don't put that Q10 down when you get it. Enjoy:-)

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Jamal Abuhijleh

Its says its 6.99 $ not 69.99 $!!!

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Jamal Abuhijleh

Lool. Never mind, its the shipping cost

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IGeeve

Can't get enough of my Red Z get so many looks.

 BlackBerry RED Z10  STL100-3/10.2.1.1925

GP540

Wow I posted these 5 times in the forums a couple months back and now they are front page news

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raxamillion

Do you sell them? If so PM me please.

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robdob123

Haha, I know it's ridiculous

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suganda tolib

My Z10 works so good...l m just waiting for 10.2 release in US

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Hypnoboy

Good lord, man. Install a leak!!! Your mind will be blown by what you're missing!!

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Anthony Roberts5

Yah get the 1925 10.2.1 leak it's amazing and it's extremely smooth :)

Posted via my awesome 5 inch BlackBerry Z30 :)

mnc76

I heard that the leak was crazy buggy. I was literally one step away from installing it, and then I read the ".1925 bugs" thread and was scared away.

CB10 : Z10 STL100-3 10.2.0.1803

christopherjamesmartinez@gmail.com

Man, I installed the .1925 leak as my first leak and it is amazing. Smoother than 10.1. And once I installed the .1926 radio, I'm getting fantastic battery life. I say go for it.

bmoney1229

I got my red housing a couple months ago. I only needed an LCD screen, but for the same price, why not go all out?

It was pretty simple to do. The hardest part was finding the correct screwdriver set. Also, the back of the housing (not the battery cover) didn't have the correct contact points for my version (stl-4, Verizon), so I had to use the original.

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ThaMunsta

From what I understand the Z10 has two screen models that are not interchangeable... the 001 and the 002. Mine is the 001, but this red one doesn't mention...

keith1000

70$ including lcd/digitizer? Wow seems pretty cheap. I remember when the Z10 came out and guys were posting they broke there screen and the price was in the hundreds to buy a replacement

I'm Z30ing it now but this might be worth buying to spruce up the 10.
Keith

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Jim Wolfson

Black versions available for US$45 including shipping, so I ordered one of those for my Z10 as a spare-parts kit. That's barely more than what just the back panel/batter cover would cost alone.

ekarakaya

Will it work for stl100-1

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Baconwich

The one linked is for the 4G version, but the seller also offers the 3G version, which is the one you want.

Doesn't seem to sell the 3G version with a screen, but that just means it's cheaper if you don't need a replacement screen anyways.

Baconwich

Can confirm: Casing is of higher quality than the white back I got from elsewhere, and the labels and numbering inside match what I've seen of the limited edition models.

And the screen that comes with this one actually seems to be in better shape than the cheapo replacement screen I got when the Z10 was still kinda newish. For the price, definitely a bargain.

MGB4me

I think the $6.99 is S&H... I'll keep my white! I always use a case and I have plenty of those to change the look!

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jd914

There a billion dollars worth of unsold Z10's collecting dust in a warehouse somewhere.

bbfanboi

You can look at it another way. They can saturate the market with Z10s for peanuts! :D

Craigash

These Red Developer Z10 are becoming more common. Think I'll stick with my Z10 and Limited Edition Elite Battery Cover.

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raxamillion

Can we get a pic of this? Heard about them but can't find them any where. Not even pictures.

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raxamillion

All gone...

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Jim Wolfson

As of 5 minutes ago, black versions still available for $45 including shipping. Just ordered it.

erniel

Wow! Maybe I will get it

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nuldahtal

I bought the torx as a kit on CrackBerry Canadian site.... came with the pry bar

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ofutur

Wow... how far do they go in the fakery... fake numbers on a fake limited edition :D

Sent from my Z30/3

Kobe Barksdale

I will consider it for real

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SilkySunshine

Crap! This is very pricey after shipping and duty but I'm weak, soooo weak. :'(
I ordered one. :D

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HMStrat

It's red. What's the big deal? It’s still only a Z10. If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it.

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DYLANHABKIRK

Says it's ended now.

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Kevstra

Well this spurred me to pick up the Z10 Black housing and screen. My Z10 has picked up some battle scars over the year I've had it.

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pmich

Just bought white housing for my lumia. Why not splurge and get red for my z10.

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christoph77

Quite expensive yes!

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BBnose1

How to assemble it?

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extisis

Legit and Ebay are two words that can't be used in the same sentence.

Z10 STL100-3 using CB10 on 10.2.1

Mekanyx

I keep it Black last time try that on my 9800 to switch from Black to White I broke the screen...

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Dwayne Jordan

Very easy install, same quality as special edition, however wud love red z30

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Dwayne Jordan

Very easy install, same quality as special edition

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zarzamora_connoisseur

I was contemplating buying a z30 have had z10 since it's inception here in the states... I jumped on the opportunity to pick one up (red z10 housing) build is amazing seems very legit. Is stamped on the inside "developer " and "special edition" with numbering! That coupled with 10.2.1.1259 and snap, I feel I have a new phone... it's definitely gonna hold me over for a couple months! hopefully the z30 drops down in pricing by then... only concern I have is that it is very very slippery, I used a case on the previous housing and wanted to avoid it with its new wardrobe... I ordered a protective film for the battery cover in attempts to circumvent any slippage...

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Croa7ian

It looks cool but it's 2 expensive

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ajsavetheleon

Red is too wild. I like maroon