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How Scotty made his own iPhone in China

Posted on Thursday, April 13th, 2017 in Shenzhen by Ian

Over the past two months we’ve been super excited to follow Scotty’s adventure recycling/refurbishing an iPhone 6S in the used cell phone market just south of Huaqiangbei, Shenzhen, China. Scotty finds all the bits and pieces from various sellers and then follows the iFixit instructions, backwards, to build his own recycled franken-phone.

Despite living in the market and running six hacker camps, it was still not clear to us exactly what goes on in the used cell phone markets. This video blows that open and exposes the brisk trade in recycled iPhone parts here in Shenzhen.

Along with This is Not Rocket Science, Scotty also took us on a three day phone recycling expedition earlier this month. Watch his channel for more videos and clips soon!

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