Introduction

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  1. Before we start, please make sure your iPhone has been turned off.
    • Before we start, please make sure your iPhone has been turned off.

    • Now you can unscrew the two star-shaped screws next to the charging interface

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  2. Put a small suction cup above the home button to hold the screen glass.
    • Put a small suction cup above the home button to hold the screen glass.

    • Make sure your suction cup sucks tight enough!

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    • Pinch the suction cup in one hand and carefully lift the screen assembly.

    • Through the attractive body of the iPhone 5 we can guess that the assembly of the screen and the fuselage fit more compact, so you need a slightly larger force for the screen from the fuselage.

    • As there are some clips that hold the screen, you must use the plastic ignition tool shown in the illustration.

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    • Slowly lift the buckle along the fuselage with a plastic ignition tool.

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    • Once buckle is open, you can move screen by pulling the suction cup.

    • Be careful, there are cables behind the screen, so do not remove whole screen at this moment.

    • Hold the camera side and then pull the screen to make a V shape, but still do not disconnect with the mainboard.

    • You may now see components inside iPhone 5.

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    • Unscrew the three screws as shown.

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    • Remove the small baffle.

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    • Use a plastic tool to gently disconnect three interfaces as shown, it is similar as cloth clips, no worry to welding.

    • The screen is connected to the mainboard through these three interfaces: front camera cable, touch screen cable, and the LCD screen cable.

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    • After disconnecting these three interfaces, now you can remove the screen.

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    • Remove the two screws as shown.

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    • Remove this small part above the speaker.

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    • Now you can remove the speaker.

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    • In the position shown in the picture, there is a small cable connector, which can be gently removed with a plastic tool.

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    • After you open the interface, you can remove the front camera.

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    • Unscrew the two screws as shown.

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    • Before you take off the flap of Home button, you must unplug connected cables.

    • Note: the cable is glued instead of buckle type conunction, so you must be more careful.

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    • Remove the Home button shield and the cable.

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    • Pry the Home button out with the plastic prying tool.

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    • Remove the Home button.

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    • Remove the screws as shown in the figure, each side has two.

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    • Unscrew the two screws as shown.

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    • Remove the LCD screen shield.

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    • Finally you have the iPhone 5 screen with integrated components.

    • Replace the screen with a new one, and reverse the operation set forth before to assemble it back to your iPhone.

    • If your friend or you have a broken iPhone 5 screen, what are you waiting for? It is your show time! If you don't have a broken one, try to make one.

    • Have a good day, and Good Luck!

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Conclusion

In order to reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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