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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My iPhone display opened incorrectly

I recently started disassembling a family member's iPhone, I have taken out the pentelobbe screws and opened the display, the back metal plate didn't come out with the front of the phone, what do I do?

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That's a sign that the screen has separated between the backplate and the frame. This is usually something we'll see when dealing with lower quality aftermarket screens.

You will have to pry the plate out of the metal clips along the edges, preferably with a plastic spudger-like tool. Be very gentle because the logic board is directly underneath and you don't want to cause any damage while the battery is still connected.

Follow this guide to give you some visual indications of what the backplate looks like from the other (hidden) side.

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