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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How to flip up home button ribbon cable retaining flap

When putting a new home button flex cable in, do i need to pry up the retaining flap that connects the flex cable or do i just slide it in. im afraid the snap the plastic

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Yes, you need to pry it up with your fingernail or a plastic opening tool, as described here. Be gentle. After you pry it up, push the cable in, then push it back down like it was when you started.

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my retainer doesn't hold the cable that normal? i can pull out the thin home button cable, while the retainer flap is down

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