iPhone 4 5-Point Pentalobe Screws Replacement

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This guide has been found to be exceptionally cool by the iFixit staff.

5-point Pentalobe screws replacement.

Apple has substituted the two bottom Phillips screws near the dock connector with 5-point "Pentalobular" screws.

This guide will illustrate how to replace the Pentalobe screws with good ol' regular Phillips screws.

Relevant Parts
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Edit Step 1 5-Point Pentalobe Screws  ¶ 

  • Before we proceed, let's make sure you have the correct tools for the job.

  • iFixit's iPhone 4/4S Liberation Kit includes:

    • One 5-Point "Pentalobe" screwdriver

    • One #00 Phillips screwdriver

    • Two 3.6 mm "Liberation" Phillips screws

  • Are you ready to break the shackles of hardware oppression and liberate your iPhone? Let's rock!

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Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Use the Pentalobe screwdriver to remove the two 3.6 mm Pentalobe screws near the dock connector.

  • The 5-Point Pentalobe screwdriver should only be used a limited number of times because it has the potential to strip the screws.

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Edit Step 3  ¶ 

  • Peel and remove the two 3.6 mm Phillips screws from the iPhone Liberation Card.

  • Both the Phillips and Pentalobe screws are really small. How small? See for yourself (highlighted in the second picture).

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Edit Step 4  ¶ 

  • Insert the two 3.6 mm Phillips screws into the screw holes using the provided #00 Phillips screwdriver.

  • Huzzah! Your iPhone is now liberated from those pesky "Pentalobular" screws.

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

For more information, check out the iPhone 4 device page.

Related Products

iPhone 4/4S Liberation Kit

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