Faster way to remove loudspeaker
The loudspeakers of my iPhone 4 have very low sound. I want to replace the loudspeaker, I am looking at the ifixit guide and I am wondering if there is a faster way.
If I remove only the docking connector, and two screws holding the enclosure, will that be enough? Is it necessary to remove the logic board?
I have never disassembled the iPhone 4 yet and I was wondering if someone has tried this shortcut, or it is completely impossible.
You can slip it out that way you described. Take off the screws for at least the lower part of the logic board, that way it will give you more "wiggle room." It does put a little more stress on the logic board and you are prone to breaking off the metal prongs on the antenna. That's why we don't recommend doing it that way on our guide. But it can be done.