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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Which bit size will remove the small phillips inside

I am attempting to replace the Display Assembly on an iPhone 4 and none of the bits in the ifixit "54 Piece Bit Driver Kit" fit well. I used the flat head "1.0" on step one because neither the phillips #00 or #000 worked on the small phillips screws on the bottom of the phone.

I am stumped at step four though because again neither of the phillips #00 or #000 bits catch the small phillips screw that secures the battery connector to the mother board (and this goes with many of the other small screws in the back but that is getting ahead of myself). Besides being very disappointed that the ifixit "54 Piece Bit Driver Kit" doesn't work on these screws, I want to know what phillips driver people have used with success. I'm tempted to buy the #000 phillips driver sold on ifixit, but I don't want to be screwed again (pun intended).

And, yes, I did try to use all of the phillips and flat headed bits that could possibly fit, and used plenty of pleasure, but none of them worked and some looked like they were going to strip the bits.

Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!

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iPhone screws are supposed to be Phillips #00. In my experience Phillips #0 works better for me with some sets. In all my sets #000 is too pointy and hit the bottom of the X not seating against the side of the depression, so #000 does not work for me.

Regarding the two outer screws on the iP4 you had trouble with. They could be the Apple Pentalobe Screws. Cannot remove these with Phillips or Torx, but some have been lucky as you using a small flat head driver.

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Hi Brad, thanks for your suggestion. I'm aware of the pentalobe screws since I have a new macbook air model and Apple had used those, again, sigh. I should have said that the exterior screws were small philllips screws in the post. I was just curios to see what other people have used one the inside, though, so thanks for sharing what worked for you. I'd be interested to here if anyone else had good results with ifixit gear specifically, or with a specific size phillips driver in general. Ifixit, do you have any suggestions?


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Sticking it up your butt works

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