Read this guide to know what lies underneath that metal plate, and familiarize with the screen replacement process.
- If you haven't already, remove the 2 pentalobe screws (step 2 of the guide) as no amount of pulling will do if the screws are still inserted.
- My favorite tool to use afterwards is this one. If you don't want to buy it, use something that will have a similar shape and thickness at the tip.
- Insert the iSesamo between the screen assembly and the aluminum frame at the bottom of the phone, between the left corner and the home button. There is an antenna located underneath the right corner that you may damage.
- Insert a couple of millimeters, gently, then twist the handle down so as to flip the display assembly up from the phone.
- Once you have a opening, slightly slide the iSesamo underneath the screen assembly and pull up. Be careful not to damage any underlying components and/or the battery. STAY ON THE LEFT as the logic board is located on the right and you risk damaging it.
- You need to be holding the screen assembly such that it will not lift by more than ½ an inch, otherwise you will tear the home button flat cable and loose your touch ID functionality
- Once the display has lifted by ½ an inch or about 1.5cm, follow the steps in the guide from Step 8 to continue removing the old screen and installing a new one.