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November 18, 2013
Nothing exciting. Dropped my phone in the toilet. Home button stopped working after it dried out in the rice. Decided I couldn't live with the assisted control button.
The removal and installation of the home button ribbon cable itself was a breeze. Getting the case open was far more difficult than I thought it was going to be. The video you have does not show exactly how difficult it is. Once I used the suction cup to get the front panel open enough for the tool to go in all the clips let go and the front panel came off far quicker and with more force than I thought it could and the result was a torn digitizer cable. Now my phone does nothing, blank screen. I can connect it to iTunes and see it. But none of the buttons work on the phone and while it is connected to a power source it just keeps making the sound it does when you first connect it to a power source. I ordered the front panel. Hope that fixes it.
UPDATE: installed a new front panel assembly. Everything works great EXCEPT the home button...still. Still looking for a fix for my home button issue.
My advice would be to grow a third hand so you can really secure the phone while opening it. My clips gave way far easier than expected resulting in the broken cable.