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I built a like-new(but really refurbished) iPhone 6S 16GB entirely from parts I bought in the public cell phone parts markets in Huaqiangbei. And it works!

How much did it cost? Answer here: uslift.info/one/YIDbybV6uqF726w/video.html

I've been fascinated by the cell phone parts markets in Shenzhen, China for a while. I'd walked through them a bunch of times, but I still didn't understand basic things, like how they were organized or who was buying all these parts and what they were doing with them.

So when someone mentioned they wondered if you could build a working smartphone from parts in the markets, I jumped at the chance to really dive in and understand how everything works. Well, I sat on it for nine months, and then I dove in.

More details at: strangeparts.com/how-i-made-m...

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And recorded sound on this: amzn.to/2CFuyPv
Collaborative editing software: bit.ly/frameio-sp

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Special thanks to everyone that helped:Ian Lesnet (dangerousprototypes.com), Jin Lin (dangerousprototypes.com and flylin.co), Helen, Frank, David, Wyman from G-Lon Cell Phone Repair School ( wyman.liu.1), Charles Pax (paxinstruments.com), Patrick O'Doherty, Matt Turzo, Richard Littauer, the EFF, Bunnie Huang (bunniestudios.com), Sean Cross (xobs.io), all the rest of my friends in China that have been supportive, and most importantly all the Huaqiangbei market sellers that were so generous with their time and advice!

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Apr 12, 2017

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Strange Parts
Strange Parts 3 years ago
How much did it cost? Answer here: uslift.info/one/YIDbybV6uqF726w/video.html
SushiDood
SushiDood 26 days ago
@Kirby Lam facts
cioccolata per tutti
Greve
cioccolata per tutti
Grevisimo
jhez portnoy
jhez portnoy 4 months ago
Dude can u give me logic boar iphone x 🙏my logic board broke 😩after crush
youku Qr code
youku Qr code 5 months ago
@Cynthia Kubik Yes you mix many things now
Parley PubgM
Parley PubgM 2 days ago
The guy in the beginning, so wholesome
Lamphrang R Lyngdoh
That's why there were cheap iphone in OLX.
Nicholas Widing
Nicholas Widing 3 days ago
The real question is did it cost less or the same than just buying one?
Lalit partel
Lalit partel 4 days ago
Watching from Nepal
tyhq
tyhq 4 days ago
Wants to make a own iPhone and ends up buying full logic board. Isn't that what everyone is doing?
jp lbaton
jp lbaton 4 days ago
The effort the time. You earn my sub. Your amazing. From Philippine.
리신한도
리신한도 4 days ago
awesome
Hassan Mohamed Dahir
Thanks bro, but I have one question how did you get an apple ID or the system u used was new not used before?
Megadead _
Megadead _ 8 days ago
woah
Akil Boystar
Akil Boystar 9 days ago
Give me i phone please
Mr. Sweet
Mr. Sweet 10 days ago
You didn't made. You just assembled!
raj deokar
raj deokar 12 days ago
No link in description box of tool kit
Ivor
Ivor 12 days ago
Whats it like, living in a ant Colony? Lol
MCLsauce
MCLsauce 9 days ago
An*
Clenones Amaral
Clenones Amaral 13 days ago
how does the refurbished cell phone market work? how the Chinese get these iPhones? Are the replaced parts originals?
ikbal andy
ikbal andy 13 days ago
Disini hp "IndoTidakLegalStore" dibuat iykwim
Eugene Elkin
Eugene Elkin 14 days ago
NICE AWES0ME C00L_ 🍨🍚🍚🍚🍚🍚🍚🍚🍚🍚🍚🍚 💨 🍮 🥧 🍡 🍧 🍨 🍦 🍰 ❗ 🐬 🌺 🌺 🌺 🥀 🌹 🌷 🍁 💐🍂 🐡🐄 🐅 🐆 🐯 🍣 🍣 🍣 🥘 🍨🍨🍨
Alfie Rivera
Alfie Rivera 15 days ago
apple said they don’t sell parts., god my whole damn life is a lie.😌
Rahmad Jhonanta
Rahmad Jhonanta 17 days ago
Home Credit for USlift 30jt for you
Kokica Langarec
Kokica Langarec 17 days ago
Do you perhaps know if I can make there a mobile phone based on my specification requirements like for screen resolution stereo speakers display size etc...?
akhyar chanel
akhyar chanel 22 days ago
Keren bang
Hui paul
Hui paul 24 days ago
真的組裝成高效能IPhone?增加电池量、記憶体、相機鏡頭?芯片A14或以上?那就不用買在香港買了!
Gamer Troll 156
Gamer Troll 156 26 days ago
And just me or I saw the video all the people looking at it
SA JA
SA JA 27 days ago
They're easy to repair, and yet how much do you people pay for your iPhone to be repaired and why is it you must go to an Apple store?
clayman648
clayman648 28 days ago
0:58 him:...iphone 6s Her: sex? him: 6s HE SAID IT PERFECTLY CLEAR!!!!!!!!!!!
Nesara Salgado
Nesara Salgado 29 days ago
Make a Motorola
Bảo Yến 500k vào (chonbantinh.xyz)
14:10 Không mơ cổ tích hoang đường. Chỉ mơ giấc mộng đời thường có anh.
Arbab Ali
Arbab Ali 29 days ago
12:04 making phone to being phone
anak ayam
anak ayam 29 days ago
Hahaha subtitle indonesianya mantap
Dranreb Agcopra
Dranreb Agcopra Month ago
As they say, everything is made in china...
Sharan J
Sharan J Month ago
Maaan your videos are Interesting!!!
3 Games All Day
3 Games All Day Month ago
Also btw this is when iPhone 7 was the newest phone
RAYITO FF
RAYITO FF Month ago
DE HECHO NO ES MI PROPIO IPHONE , SI NO , ARME UN IPHONE , YA QUE LAS PIESAS YA ESTAN HECHAS TU SOLO LO COMPRASTE Y LO ARMASTE , POSDATA : MUY BUEN VIDEO , ESPERO ALGUN DIA ARME ALGUNO
Crammitmedia
Crammitmedia Month ago
PC mfs when they find out their phone is prebuilt
P A N O S
P A N O S Month ago
Sheeeeeeeeesh man
AFRΔZ TAMBOLI
AFRΔZ TAMBOLI Month ago
the dislikes are from the iphone users
Jomari Varona
Jomari Varona Month ago
is this jerryrigeverything but backwards?
Rosli Hashim
Rosli Hashim 14 days ago
Maybe
Gamer Chile
Gamer Chile Month ago
Podrías estar en español como el titulo
Hᴇʟʟʙᴏʏ Oғғɪᴄɪᴀʟ
I really like the work 👌 i too laughed with You bro ❤️❤️
Im_PequeNoobi
Im_PequeNoobi Month ago
El Luisito Comunica de Ingles
븅딱
븅딱 Month ago
5:02 약간 잠팅 인데?ㅋㅋㅋㅋ
yue yu
yue yu Month ago
I want to say thank you because this video remembers me of something I think I've lost long ago - the ethusiasm.
hector ramirez
hector ramirez Month ago
Se complicó de más el gringo con armar una pantalla
hector ramirez
hector ramirez Month ago
Creo los pasajes y gastos demás en China, sumado a las piezas salió mucho mas caro que un iPhone nuevo en yankilandia
angry bunny
angry bunny Month ago
Amazing, simply amazing.
Samuel Evens
Samuel Evens Month ago
next time you go to china use a translator
Daniel
Daniel Month ago
Strange Parts please do this again for MacBook!
nader jalali
nader jalali Month ago
i like your laugh , when your phone lcd is worked❤️🌹
Wei Shi
Wei Shi Month ago
I am watching it on an used 6s I bought with Dogecoin
WalrusRider
WalrusRider Month ago
As an electronic engineer his mistakes are hilarious
1amJ0h4n
1amJ0h4n Month ago
Ok 🧍‍♂️
Info
Info Month ago
9:47 that’s Indian food
Info
Info Month ago
Yr Chinese not good
David Chang
David Chang Month ago
Great. Now try to make an AI robot. Should be a piece of cake for u. 🤔
Alpinwolf5
Alpinwolf5 Month ago
If Louis Rossmann sees this he's going to develop an aneurism just so he can burst it.
HEEMISHGAMER'S MemeTime
Shenzhen is where that they make electronic things
Tik Tok KH-7
Tik Tok KH-7 Month ago
May I have a phone call, brother?
方程Kimoease
方程Kimoease Month ago
Nothing is impossible in China
arif irmawan
arif irmawan Month ago
Berasa melek bgd gw sama teknologi 😂😂😂😂
Travis Frost
Travis Frost Month ago
the first video of yours I watched was about a microscope, it was sub par and i judged your entire channel based on that... sorry, you rock. btw, if i can learn board repair by myself on USlift and buy all the tools on AliExpress you can too.
LuLuTheCat •
LuLuTheCat • Month ago
"I really like Apple engineering its so easy to repair their phones" aged like milk
Unia
Unia Day ago
@the air accumulator nah before the back was made of glass these things were easy as pie to fix.
TheTekkPerson
TheTekkPerson 2 days ago
@LuLuTheCat • yes but they made it harder for iPhone 12
LuLuTheCat •
LuLuTheCat • 17 days ago
@TheTekkPerson iphones are hard to repair tho
TheTekkPerson
TheTekkPerson 17 days ago
Yes it's true iPhones aren't that hard to repair but with the iPhone 12 they completely destroyed 3rd party repair shops
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
IPHONE 12 NOPE THERE NOW MAKING IT HARD TO FIX AND REPAIR
Δ L D O И
Δ L D O И Month ago
this phone is not banned in here now
Rendra Amin
Rendra Amin Month ago
Hallo tong..
Jackalack
Jackalack Month ago
"It's so easy to repair and recycle these phones" 21:43 Haha not anymore :(
Meimei Han
Meimei Han Month ago
深圳华强北。
19_089 Mulia Vernanda
Hei siapa yang buat subtitle indonesianya ini !!! Kocak anjir kwkwkwkwkw
AM PM
AM PM 2 months ago
Apple: This isn’t how you are supposed to play the game
امیر سندھ کے غریب لوگ
Damn bro 🔥
MyShack
MyShack 2 months ago
just rename the iphone to "miPhone"
Paul McFarlane
Paul McFarlane 2 months ago
Truly Amazing video loved it !
Howker Hanter
Howker Hanter 2 months ago
I need a display 😫 and battery for Hawawi y9
Rudra Saini
Rudra Saini 2 months ago
You are very mad
Gabriel Ribeiro
Gabriel Ribeiro 2 months ago
WeChat é o Pix Chinês
Selfh8 Feelsgr8
Selfh8 Feelsgr8 2 months ago
"It's so easy to repair and recycle this phones" - look how this turned up
Ved Malandkar
Ved Malandkar 2 months ago
This is THE video that got me interested in tech and programming.
Saju Talk
Saju Talk 2 months ago
Hi
Rapia Mantune
Rapia Mantune 2 months ago
Mantap...
Michael John Little
Michael John Little 2 months ago
One is reminded of Blade Runner for some reason....
KᄒSeong
KᄒSeong 2 months ago
1:00
Hyeongchan Ham
Hyeongchan Ham 2 months ago
Made in China
hasyieraatan
hasyieraatan 2 months ago
Seeing this video in 2021 . How i hope he can make a video of him doing he own iphone 12 pro max 😂
Vomes
Vomes 2 months ago
I think I’ve seen this video at least 3 times and it never bores
AdamBG02
AdamBG02 2 months ago
Can we just admire the fact that he just paid $4.39 for a display
rony Khan
rony Khan 2 months ago
Nice job.
Dewi Purnama
Dewi Purnama 2 months ago
Mana orang Indonesia like atau komen
Andika Feby Pratama
Andika Feby Pratama 2 months ago
Hai
Budgetin Shop
Budgetin Shop 2 months ago
how much does it cost to assemble an iphone in china?
Asul Dlucknut
Asul Dlucknut 2 months ago
2021 popup on my youtube wall.because i'm here i watching ur video you build android phone (samsung note 9). awesome man..
Berla Radu
Berla Radu 2 months ago
Tradu și în limba romana
Himari Yua
Himari Yua 2 months ago
This is phone is known as strange parts edition iPhone created by strange parts not by Apple Apple: it's copyright
Jack Yong
Jack Yong 2 months ago
Big Brother isn't amused by you saying this is no rocket science. This is rocket science! 100% 🇨🇳🇨🇳🇨🇳
Rajvansh Singh Sidhu
Keep Hard workin Bro Love From India ❤ 🇮🇳
Johan Indra Permana
Johan Indra Permana 2 months ago
this scene is like in the movies Alita. China is ahead from the others countries.
Deforge Randome
Deforge Randome 2 months ago
"It's so easy to repair and recycle these phones. I've got to think that Apple's really proud of the fact that their phones don't really end up in landfills." lol
FAT骷髏(目标75訂閱者)
太好看了這是中國的甚麼地方
Thierry Kas
Thierry Kas 2 months ago
That's really crazy what you did Gibson....By the way, I'm actually in Shenzhen and I would like to know in which market have you found all those kinds of stuff....thanks for your reply!
Dragon Slayer FF
Dragon Slayer FF 2 months ago
จ๊าบมากโครตเฟี้ยว
aron tv
aron tv 2 months ago
el titulo en español el video: 私の街が好きだといいのですが
Growlanser
Growlanser 2 months ago
In Puerto Rico we use ATH Móvil.
阮德瑋
阮德瑋 2 months ago
好厲害😆
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