iPhone 4 Verizon Volume Buttons Replacement
Replace the external metal volume buttons on your Verizon iPhone 4.
- Author: Andrew Bookholt
- Difficulty: Difficult
Use this guide to replace the metal volume buttons.
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Before disassembling your iPhone, be sure it is powered off.
Your iPhone 4 rear cover may have either two #000 Phillips screws or Apple's 5-Point "Pentalobe" screws. Check which screws you have, and ensure you also have the correct screwdriver in order to remove them.
Remove the two 3.6 mm Pentalobe or Phillips #000 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.
Pull up on the exposed clear plastic tab to peel the battery off the adhesive securing it to the iPhone.
Depending on the strength of the adhesive holding the battery down, the adhesive's strength may exceed the strength of the plastic pull-tab. If so, you'll need to work the plastic spudger around the battery to release the adhesive. Too much pressure exerted at any one point could short the battery internally rendering it useless.
Remove the battery.
Do not remove the plastic tab from the iPhone.