Sixth iteration of Apple iPhone, announced on September 12, 2012. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, requiring screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Black or White.

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iPhone is disabled after a screen replacement


My friend asked me for repair his broken iphone 5 and it was realy messed up: he tryed to open the display but he cutted the sensor/front cam cable. We changed the display but not the sensor/front cam cable because we still need to order it, we choosed to ignore it and replace only the display so he can use it while we wait for the cable but when we powered the phone we got "iphone disabled" so now i would like to know if we have to fix the sensor/cam cable or there is something else causing the problem

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It's my understanding that the camera plays a role in determining whether or not the phone is up to your face. With a cut front camera Cable, The iPhone thinks you have it pressed against your cheek, and it Blackens the lcd

If the cable is connected, disconnected from the logic board. If the cable is disconnected, connected to the logic board. See what happens


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What is likely to be the problem is the defective screen that was on it before. I occasionally get devices that have essentially disabled themselves from a broken screen. What happens is the touch screen (digitizer) breaks and then randomly activates around the screen. This then selects the wrong passcode a number of times and so the phone disables.

You need to plug it into iTunes in order to re activate it.

The Front camera and proximity flex will not have any impact on the device other than the functions associated with it not working

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o yeah i forgot to try it and also recovery mode, i will try it asap thank you


i tried re activating it. but it says its downloading an update and no progress after that.


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after iphone 4g screen replacemnt iphone disable how can unlock

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