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There's no doubt that the Galaxy Nexus is one of the hottest phones on the planet right now. As such, there are quite a few people out there rocking the GN, so how do you make your stand out in the crowd? Adding a case is always an option, but if you really want your device to stand on, you have to check out these custom laser-etched battery doors. There's even one with the AP logo!

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Yeah, that's my GN. Reppin' my AP pride, baby!

Created by our good pal 0mie, these battery doors are probably the sickest way to customize the look of your GN without adding any extra bulk to the device - and they look dang good, too. It's not just all about AP, either - he's offering some generic Android doors, as well as doors for your favorite Android blog (aside from AP, of course), like Droid Life, Android Community, And Talk Android. If you just want to show off your root pride, no problem - there's a door for that, too.

Update: I just spoke with 0mie, and he informed me that all variants will be available for Verizon devices with the stock and extended battery, as well as the Sprint and GSM variants. Keep an eye on his site for all the additions to hit later tonight.

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Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://www.arzbhatia.com Arz Bhatia

    Oh! I know the guy who did the one on the extreme right :D

  • Adam Curtis

    Can I get them without ANY branding at all? That way my phone has zero branding at all.

    • Lazarus Dark

      No, at least not from here. He gets the doors wholesale and laser etches them, but they are stock factory doors, not custom molded.

  • Hal Motley

    Got Root? That was my favourite, but I don't own a GN. Galaxy SII FTW!!!

    • shaggyskunk

      Ya, that one's pretty good!

  • Andy

    does Samsung make these (like their over priced dock?!) Slick, but not $30-$40 slick...bummer

    • Dave

      I agree completely. Neat, but not nearly neat enough for me to spend $35 (including shipping) on a thin piece of plastic...

    • Lazarus Dark

      Well, these are made one at a time, not mass produced. So the price is justified, even if its more than some are willing to pay.

  • brandon kono

    I have a gsm gn and wanted to know if i could have one of the android inside ones made for the gsm gn

  • westy

    their prices are insane

  • shaggyskunk

    Great idea, but how many people are going to have the phone in a case.... Most I suspect will.

    • Aaron

      I have my phone in a case, but it is see-through just enough to be able to see the back cover. I'm considering getting one (if they make the Got Root one for the VZW stock battery).

  • http://justreboot.wordpress.com deidein

    I don't think the prices are that bad. That work is probably a pain in the butt to do.

    The jerkoffs who post 45 dollar iPhone cases that are just prints of popular crap, though...

  • SquiZo

    Is the only difference between the GSM and Verizon Version the branding? Or also something else, so it wont even fit?

    • Chris Webster

      I believe they're different dimensions to make room for the LTE

  • spydie

    I hope he goes broke trying to cater to ONE phone on ONE carrier. He needs to expand and do backs for all phones... but then, where's the market? Most people put protective cases on them (or drop and break them... not of question of "will I?" but "when will I?")

  • http://www.andetch.com 0mie

    I don't think I'll go broke, there is enough demand. I have over 200 orders to fill and more today. I'm also doing some for all versions of the SGS2 and Galaxy Note.

    Thanks for the concern though :)

  • Montalbert

    jeez people need to chill- he has said he will be making them for the SGSII and the note "I WILL be doing doors for the SGS2, Galaxy Note and Sprint Nexus."...

    and as for the price- they may seem expensive but they are OEM doors and he raised over 7K in the process so I think there is definitely a market for them.... I got the Omie Special shipped to me in Oz for $35.

  • Montalbert

    LOL! Omie posted same thing as me 5min before- i was too slow- damn you work! how dare you interrupt my comments...

  • Brian

    I'm actually more interest in the back covers that were handed out in MWC.

    You know the one where they put crystals on them? I want one... without any crystals :)

  • NCX

    Only way I'd pay $35-45 for one of these is if I can put MY logo on it or design it how I want.

    • Jays2Kings

      Exactly what I was about to post. I already have the perfect logo I want to use.

    • http://www.andetch.com 0mie

      That's not a problem, if you want a custom one done go to a local shop and have it done. Setup fee is usually $25-$40, plus the time they spend doing the artwork. Then $1.50 per minute for the design to be done. (pricing also depends on where you go, I've seen it be $3 a minute and they want a minimum amount a minutes to even do it)

      You're looking at spending about $40 minimum for your door.

      If you have your design done and all I need to do is provide the cover and etch it, then I will do it. But if I have to make any changes or convert anything it's not worth my time :)

  • http://www.gruverconcepts.com/ GC

    http://www.gruverconcepts.com/store/

    Here's a cheaper option. Only one design but more are coming.

    • NCX

      More acceptable pricing than "0mie"s covers, maybe this guy will give us the option to design our own or put our own mono-chrome logo on it, I'd like to put my logo on one

    • http://www.andetch.com 0mie

      If you guys look shipping is $12.40, that's over half what the doors costs...all my doors $2 shipping w/ tracking, anyway you guys are free to buy from your local shop or that other online store.

      I'm not disappointed in competition :)

      • anenoso

        How long before they ship? Bought one, btw :)

  • J-Dog

    Do like the "Got Root" one... Any chance for some custom designs? Could be tempted to try for a cover with my Fraternity or college logo...

    Though I suppose that might lead to some copyright issues...

  • Nexus

    I would pay 15-20 for this. Its just a computer controlled engraving laser and an (i think) $8 back door

  • Rick M

    Cool but the prices for those are way to high. I would probably get one if they were about $20.

  • Miguel

    Any chance of making some for the white GSM Galaxy Nexus? I would love the got root one but I don't want to put a Gunmetal gray cover on my white GNex

    • http://www.andetch.com 0mie

      I'm doing a white cover today to see how it will turn out, since I have a White GSM and CDMA Nexus, I also want to sport it :)

  • KillerFandroid

    I'm confused; the other site that Omie referred to has always had free shipping within the US. I only saw paid shipping options for international mail but within the US is free. It did look like they only have Google Checkout up at the moment though.

    I'm interested in the white covers - when do you expect those will be available?

  • http://gruverconcepts.com GC

    Yeah, our shipping is free in the US. Sorry for hijacking your thread Omie, just wanted to get the facts straight. I like your designs and cheers and good luck. Gruver Concepts