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.

Image 1/2: Turn it over onto its face and place it on your work area. Image 2/2: Turn it over onto its face and place it on your work area.
  • Turn your phone off by holding the power button and selecting "Power Off."

  • Turn it over onto its face and place it on your work area.

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  • Use your Opening Tool or Opening Picks to remove the clips that bind the back cover to the phone.

    • Try not to lever near the buttons, ports or SIM card slots as the thinner plastic here is prone to cracking.

    • The clips at the top and bottom are smaller easier to open than the larger clips on the sides.

    • Opening Picks are not required, but help get through the adhesive if opening the phone for the first time.

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  • Use a Phillips #00 Screwdriver to remove the 6 screws that hold down the midframe.

    • Place the screws somewhere safe, you will need all of them for the midframe to seat correctly.

  • Use a Spudger or Opening Tool to gently pry the midframe from the motherboard.

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  • Use a Spudger or Opening Tool to disconnect the battery ribbon cable.

  • It is best to disconnect the battery before conducting any further works on the phone.

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  • In the second 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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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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