Introduction

I bought a kit to fix this component. The kit contained the headphone jack itself, a Phillips #00 Screwdriver and an Opening Tool.

I made do with just the above tools, but my instructions use the ideal tools should you have them.

I also replaced the rear camera at the same time, by following the excellent guide for that component.

Use a plastic opening tool to free the clips on the top and each side of the back cover. The bottom is secured with some adhesive foam. You should be able to finally free the back cover using an opening pick. It's best to avoid prying around the SIM card slot, as the plastic here is very thin and likely to break from prying.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to free the clips on the top and each side of the back cover.

  • The bottom is secured with some adhesive foam. You should be able to finally free the back cover using an opening pick.

  • It's best to avoid prying around the SIM card slot, as the plastic here is very thin and likely to break from prying.

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Remove the six 4.0 mm Phillips #00  screws that secure the midframe to the phone.
  • Remove the six 4.0 mm Phillips #00 screws that secure the midframe to the phone.

  • To replace the LCD screen and digitizer, remove the additional four 4.0mm daughterboard cover screws with the same screwdriver.

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Remove the midframe from the phone. Remove the midframe from the phone.
  • Remove the midframe from the phone.

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Use a spudger or opening tool to disconnect the battery ribbon cable.
  • Use a spudger or opening tool to disconnect the battery ribbon cable.

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In this image, the motherboard has been removed. This is NOT required as part of this guide.
  • In this image, the motherboard has been removed. This is NOT required as part of this guide.

  • Use a spudger or tweezers to pull the headphone jack upward and out of the phone.

    • The headphone jack is secured by the spring tension of its contacts to the motherboard.

    • It is also secured by adhesive below it.

  • Place the new headphone jack by orienting it like the old one and pressing it gently down into the phone.

    • It is a snug fit due to the tension of its sprung contacts.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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