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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home button bracket reattachment

ok, I just replaced my battery and screen and powered up and everything works! yay! BUT I am now going to screw the screen back on and close up the phone but can not get the bracket over the home button connector to stay on . . . does anyone have advice for this? It doesn't seem to want to snap back in to anything and I have been trying for about a half an hour - any suggestions? Does this bracket need to go back on or can I skip it?

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David,

That bracket for the home button doesn't need to be back on. But I would try to put it back on because you want to put back the phone back together they way it was before you removed that part. It's a bit tricky but take your time and use some tweezers and place the two holes in at a angle first were they are lined up and then push the bracket with your finger or a spudger or something flat with even pressure. Its hard to explain but you'll get it.

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