Installing iPhone 4S Rear Panel
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Replace a cracked rear panel on your iPhone 4S.
- Author: Walter Galan
- Time required: 10 minutes
- Difficulty: Easy
Remove the rear panel to access the internal components of your iPhone.
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Step 1 — Rear Panel ¶
Before disassembling your iPhone, be sure it is powered off.
Remove the two 3.6 mm Pentalobe screws next to the dock connector.
During reassembly, we recommend you replace the 5-point screws with equivalent Phillips screws. Our Liberation Kit provides the tools and screws needed to replace the Pentalobe screws with Phillips screws.
The 5-Point Screwdriver should only be used once, as it has the potential to strip the screws.
Step 2 ¶
Push the rear panel toward the top edge of the iPhone.
The panel will move about 2 mm.
Step 3 ¶
Pull the rear panel away from the back of the iPhone, being careful not to damage the plastic clips attached to the rear panel.
Remove the rear panel from the iPhone.