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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iPhone 4 front frame replacement

I dropped my iPhone 4 accidentally and there is now a small chip at the bottom of the front panel, its a piece of rubber that came off.( The black rubber that surrounds the front glass) Although its pretty small, i'm kinda bothered by it but I have found a replacement for it. I would just like to know if its easy to replace that part? Is it easily removable from the front glass panel?

http://www.chinaontrade.com/apple-iphone...

Thats where i found the part.

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Um, wow. Just to remove the display assembly, you have to pretty much disassemble the whole phone.

iPhone 4 front panel assembly

You will then have to figure out how to get that piece off of the display assembly, which may be really difficult, seeing as the glass and display are securely glued together (check out step 22 and the associated description). The part is also most likely glued to the glass, and hopefully not sandwiched by the display. If that is the case, carefully use a heat gun to loosen the adhesive and gently pry it away from the glass. For the new part, apply a new adhesive, let set, and put it back together.

Unfortunately, I don't have one to do this to myself, but if you are feeling up to it, and it works, please photo document the process and post a repair guide for others to follow.

In short, is it easy to replace; probably not. However, is it worth it; quite possibly yes.

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You will have to take the whole iPhone apart. you can see a video how to do it here http://youtu.be/JapCRFqLmEY

After just put the plastic frame away from the glass and LCD assembly.

Plastic part is glued to the glass by a thin strip of adhesive so it is not hard to take apart.

If you are looking at the front of the glass pull the frame away in left and right direction not downward, because the plastic frame comes in btw the glass and lcd and you can damage the lcd by pulling the frame downwards toward LCD. Remember you can always use heat gun or blowdryer to make it easier.

Hope that makes sense : )

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