The Apple iPhone 5s was announced on September 10, 2013. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, and requires screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Silver, Gold, and Space Gray.

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5S Finger Scanner Tear Down

Has anyone attempted to replace the metal ring around the finger scanner?

I was unable to find any info on this, I'd like to offer this as a custom service, I'd be great to get some guidance without wrecking a few of em first.

I think a gold metal ring on a black scanner would be nice ;)

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Andrew, just because the part is available does not mean that it can be replaced without sequela. The touch ID sensor is designed to be secure and it is uniquely paired with each specific phone. There is no way to restore that particular function. Read more about that on here. and on here as well. "unique logic board in each iPhone 5S and the fingerprint data is stored on the A7 chip" I am with Tom and con, don't do it. Hope this helps, good luck.

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thanks for providing an informative answer OldTurkey!

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You WILL destroy the sensor and once you destroy it you will lose Touch ID FOREVER, don't ever attempt it.

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No it cannot I would just let this idea go..

Is it worth destroying someone's touch id?

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im not going to wreck a customers, you can order the assembly for around $25, just hoped someone had tried before I delve into it. thanks for the advice....?

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Shows how much you don't no bout iPhones once a touch scanner is broken A replacement will only let you click the button but it will lose touch id

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you can purchase replacement finger scanners, this isn't alien technology, its a placeable part.

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Andrew will be eternally grateful.
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