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iPhone 4/4S Liberation Kit

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Product code: IF182-019-1

Product Overview

  • Replace your iPhone 4 or 4S's pentalobe screws with Phillips screws.
  • Show the world that you don't tolerate oppressed iPhones.

Contains:

  • 2 Phillips 3.6 mm iPhone 4/4S screws
  • 2.5" Phillips Driver
  • 2.5" Pentalobe Driver

Compatibility

Identify your iPhone

  • iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S with pentalobular screws

Product Details

  $9.95

 

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New

Warranty:

Sold as-is; no refunds or returns

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Install Videos

 

Replacement Guides

iPhone 4

Difficulty: Easy

iPhone 4S

Difficulty: Very easy

 

Product Details Edit

Why Liberate My iPhone? ¶ 

Removing the Pentalobe screws on the bottom of the iPhone and replacing them with Phillips screws accomplishes two tasks.

  1. It future-proofs your iPhone. In the unfortunate event that your iPhone needs repair, you will be all set to make any repair necessary. Phillips screwdrivers are widely available, whereas Pentalobe screwdrivers are not. In situations where getting the battery out of the iPhone as quickly as possible—such as after dropping the iPhone into water—you will be all set.
  2. It sends a message. When people see your iPhone, in all it's liberated glory, they will know that you don't stand for restrictions on your hardware. You believe that repair choices should be up to that owner, that repair should be easy, accessible, and affordable.
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What's a Pentalobe Screw? ¶ 

A Pentalobe similar to a Torx—except that the points have a rounder shape, and it has five points instead of six. Apple’s service manuals refer to them as “Pentalobular” screws, contrary to what some folks may say, this is not a security Torx screw. Security Torx have a post in the middle. Apple would never use a real Torx security screw with a post for two reasons: they’re ugly, and the posts break off easily with screw heads this small.

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Why is it in my iPhone? ¶ 

Pentalobe screws are unique to Apple's hardware. In the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, they are used only on the outside of the phone, and they have one clear purpose: to keep you out of your iPhone.

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So, don't be fooled into thinking that you have to let Apple lock you out of your iPhone! Install these Phillips screws today, and look forward to a brighter, happier, liberated tomorrow.

 

Compatibility

iPhone 4
16 GB
32 GB
8 GB
iPhone 4 Verizon
16 GB
32 GB
8 GB
iPhone 4S
16 GB
32 GB
64 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

There was no audio from the speaker. Tried all the online suggestions, still no audio

My Fix

Followed on line guide

My Advice

Go slow and label all screws, I set out a sheet of paper with a line for each step wrote screw size down and put each screw on its spot. Go slow when removing sticky tape on antenna. Review guide before starting project, two speaker replacement guides. One is correct the other involves excess removal steps.

My Problem

Noisy right fan!

My Fix

Easy, but a lot of screws to keep track of!

My Advice

It is a must to have a small parts bin to keep the loose parts stored in the sequence of removal and this ensures an easier reassembly.

My Problem

The Mic went dead and we figured trying the repair/replacement was a no loose situation.

My Fix

We ran into a fit problem with the dock connector itself. Although the old part slipped in and out the new part was a little off - enough that the internal mounting screw holes were not aligned with the part. I cleaned a bit of flashing from the connector and using a small jewelers file opened the holes on the part slightly. From that point all was good and well worth the effort!

My Advice

Don't forget to remove the protective film on the adhesive - got to use that stickum!

My Problem

Wife's phone. After several years of use, the motor seems to have given out. Tried a few apps (ie. ivibe) first that turn on the motor manually, which only produced a weak vibration that gave out after 1/2 a minute.

My Fix

After reading the guide and reviews, it took all of 10 mins to complete the repair. A very easy fix.

My Advice

As the reviews say, it is not necessary to take out the battery to replace the motor. Be careful with the very small screws used to screw the motor in (in particular the one on the right (nearest the side of the case). They can be particularly troublesome to get back on.

My Problem

The front screen was broken at the bottom left corner and the back was shattered at the bottom center.

My Fix

Smooth as silk ! The step-by-step instructions with pictures were spot on and very helpful ! Great job, iFixIt !

My Advice

Have a container for the myriad of tiny screws ! I numbered spots to correspond with the step in the tutorial to help me remember which screw went where.

My Problem

I have replaces my iPhone 4 with an iPhone 5, but I want to start developing Apps. My 4 makes a perfect test bed.

My Fix

The repair went great, except that Apple used so much adhesive on the battery I broke one of the two opening tools. Overall a very easy process,coming from someone who has never opened an electronic device. The screwdrivers magnetized, so my over sized American hands were no issue with the freakishly small Asian screws!

My Advice

Make the opening tools out of stronger plastic (of course for $2.95, should I even complain?!?)

My Problem

I wanted to open my iPhone, to check the screws on the WiFi antenna. WiFi isn't working anymore and loose screws is one of the possible causes.

My Fix

Opening the iPhone was really easy. The repair itself didn't work out because there probably is another reason. I guess I'll have to replace the motherboard, so this liberation kit is no bad buy.

My Advice

Before opening the iPhone, make sure it's no software issue; reset your iPhone as described here : http://www.3g.co.uk/PR/Nov2013/apple-iss... and here : http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1414

My Problem

Battery not holding charge

My Fix

Was very Easy!

My Advice

I started at Batteries Plus. The battery was twice as much as iFixit, but that's where I started. It did NOT come with the pentapaininthebutt tool which is why I ended up at iFixit. Their tool and online guide made the swap a snap. I didn't know there was such a resource before. So I'll START here in the future.

My Problem

short battery life

My Fix

thanks to high tech dad on youtube, he told me ifixit has the parts and he showed me how to install it.

My Advice

high tech dad on you tube

My Problem

My 15 month old thinks my phone is a chew toy. Drool does horrible things to the insides of an iPhone. The earpiece speaker and one of the two stereo speakers stopped working. So, if I wanted to use the device as an actual phone, it needed fixing. I have 8 months to go till the contract is up and I can get a new one, so I had to limp this thing along until then.

My Fix

The repair went alarmingly well. I say this because I was harassed by my cat the entire time and I forgot to put in my contacts. It took about 2 hours to replace both start to finish. This is with a pee break, then a snack break. I got to the end of the putting-things back together phase and the back wouldn't go back on. After reviewing the repair guide, I had the spacer that holds the speaker enclosure UNDER the actual speaker... dont know how that happened, but it did. Once that was remedied, the back slid on like a champ. Once the back was on I fired it up and noticed that it took forever to find the AT&T network. I thought I was going to have to run to the AT&T and have to plunk down 600 bucks for a new one. I went into settings, reset, and reset the network only. Once I did that it found the network right away.

My Advice

What I did to keep track of all the various screws is to actually print out the guides, in color, and as parts and screws were removed, used various highlighters on the page where parts and screws were removed, I taped the item to the page next to its corresponding color. This way when I came to putting things back, you knew which part went where in device.