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Fourth generation iPhone. Repair is straightforward, but the front glass and LCD must be replaced as a unit. GSM / 8, 16, or 32 GB capacity / Model A1332 / Black and White.

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Why won't back glass come off?

So basically, my iPhone recently has been having problems charging and the touch screen is a little off so I was going to disassemble is, possibly replace the charging area (I have another iphone that doesn't work for spare parts) and make sure all connectors are in check. But the back glass wont come off. I removed both screws, took out the sim card, and I've watched videos on how it just slides up and out, but when I try to slide it, it's stuck. Won't move at all. Any idea what this could be?

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if your unscrewed the bottom screws your backglass must come out..

Sometimes it happens that a backcover is fully glued or stucked on your iphone's frame.

Your backcover must slide UP ( up is the side where your powerbutton is)

if it doesnt come up, hold the phone between your knees, one hand up and the other hand hold the phone steady.

hope this helps you out

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If this was the case and there was glue or adhesive sticking keeping it on, could I use a blow dryer or something of the sort to loosen the adhesive?


yes you can.. but 99% of the times you don't need. It's a bit strange that the backcover doesn't come that easily of your iphone. Maybe you threw a glass of cola or something like that for the rarest cases... it can happen :)


I tried and that didn't work either. What is up with this?! Any idea of what to do?


Okay jeez, I finally got it. I had to slide a super thin knife around the edges of the back slide. Apparently some super sticky adhesive or something. Seemed like super glue. So thanks!


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