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Why Liberate My iPhone? ¶
Removing the Pentalobe screws on the bottom of the iPhone and replacing them with Phillips screws accomplishes two tasks.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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December 9, 2013
Some time ago, I dropped my iPhone 4S and the volume up button never worked again. I was able to work around that, especially when iOS 7 came out, but it was annoying.
Having opened several i-devices before without messing anything up, I felt confident I could do so again and, with the excellent guides, this was easy for me. It turned out the volume up/down buttons have a small disk on the back of the button and the one on the volume up button had slipped slightly out of place, interfering with the button. Once I slipped it back into place and re-installed everything, the phone works flawlessly again.
Take your time. Keep track of those tiny screws and use a magnetic screwdriver with them. It helps keep them from falling where you don't want them. When in doubt, re-read the guide. Use a lighted magnifying glass; it really helps.
December 6, 2013
I needed to replace the battery. The kit did not have the 00 philips that I needed. I ended up ordering your 54 driver bit kit. It should have all the sizes I need.
Still waiting for the 54 driver kit
Make sure you look at the full path you will need to take before you order.
December 6, 2013
Iphone 4 I had the screen went out and went black was working but could not see the screen heard jingling in the iphone.
Did not go well stripped the phone down as per instructions keeping track of each screw and part put it back together and still no dice will not light up and still have a jingle in it
Can't think of any other than pay attention of the screws and where each part is
December 5, 2013
home button sometimes works but not always?
Many small screws to keep track of? organize your space and keep track of all the pieces for replacement.
Great pics and instructions!
Bee patient, take your time, enjoy the experience ... it's worth the repair.
November 27, 2013
My lense on my camera was really scratched and foggy.
The screw driver worked great for taking the back off my phone. I heard a from a lot of reviews on the internet that it's hard to find a screwdriver that actually fits in there. And this one fit perfectly!! I took out the screws, slid the back off, cleaned the lense and it works great now!! Fantastic product to have at home in case you need to get in there for anything else!!
Get this product because it works great and fits the screws perfectly!
November 25, 2013
November 21, 2013
All the volume buttons, mute switch and home button went wrong after two years of proger usage.
I fixed both the iPhone 4 Headphone Jack & Volume Control Cable and Home Button Assembly by replacing both two parts. I also replaced the bottom screws for philips screws for easier future repairs or battery replacement.
Everything works fine! I can only advice to read everything in these guides and pay close attention to which screws goes to where! Do number them to know which goes where!
November 15, 2013
I sprayed a little deoxit into charger port and some of it got behind the touchscreen.i took it all apart and cleaned all excess residue off the back of touchscreen but it did not help with the bubbles I still see on my screen.however, your tools worked perfectly and it was a positive experience.
I took it all apart and reassembled it with no problems.replac
Don't spray deoxit or any other contact cleaner into your charging port.it gets up and behind your screen and looks look little bubbles when viewing your display.however
November 10, 2013
Was in Kona Hawaii plug iPhone in little bit smoke came out Dock port,iPhone started losin power wouldn't charge take to Mac/Apple shop in Kona $50 chrg. They Said it was Battery replaced it supposedly still nothin! I get back start lookin online
For symptoms of my problem figure dock was it but taken apart
Ends up burnt home button so iPhone works and hold a charge
Teardown time being careful using online guide
Inst. time being careful and using online guide
1 1/2 hr.
Take yur time don't let things distract U.
Plenty of Light and good vision or specs
November 7, 2013
The connector was bad. Battery would not charge and Itunes would not recognize that it was plugged in.
Fantastic. The tools were perfect, the guides exceptional, and the Youtube videos were spot on.
Before starting any repair, always research the tear down procedure. Making a mistake from rushing a project can become very costly. Use their site and you will have a fixed device instead of a paperweight.