Second generation of iPhone. Model A1241 / 8 or 16 GB capacity / black or white plastic back. Repair is more straightforward than the first iPhone. requires screwdrivers, prying, and suction tools.

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Replacing back housing question.

Hey there, I'm just wondering if I were to replace the back cover on my iPhone (I'm confident in doing this, after previous repairs elsewhere in the phone) do I need to replace the battery?

I'm only wondering this because of the adhesive on the battery, which will be weaker after removal and then refitting.

Thanks in advance, Will.

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as a great idea to save you having to go back and change the battery in a few months time..if this is the original it's 2+ years old by now. New batteries come with the double sided tape on so no problem there. I reused the old adhesive tape in my phone when i switched the covers. You can also invest in some ordinary 3M double sided tape... we can buy it in supermarkets/stationers/etc so it's not hard to find at all. No need for lifts up all on it's own, no need for glue.. you want something you can remove later on after all. as cancunraff says.. the screws do hold it in place and the motherboard sits right on top holding it down more!

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Hi, not necessarily. The glue will do its job well if it is the first time you remove it. If needed, rub a drop of alcohol, that helps a little. Jus don't use more than a single drop or you will end removing the glue. You can use also a drop of UHU glue or hot silicon glue by ONE edge. Do not exagerate. Remenber that the battery is also held by the two screws next to the battery's connection. So don't worry much about it.

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