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Introduction

Prereq only, battery removed, rear camera removed, logic board will be removed.

  1. Remove the following screws securing the antenna bracket to the rear case:
    • Remove the following screws securing the antenna bracket to the rear case:

    • One 1.5 mm Phillips #00 screw

    • One 2.8 mm Phillips #00 screw

  2. Grasp the antenna bracket with a pair of tweezers and lift it off the iPhone.
    • Grasp the antenna bracket with a pair of tweezers and lift it off the iPhone.

  3. Carefully pry the antenna connector up off the logic board with a plastic opening tool.
    • Carefully pry the antenna connector up off the logic board with a plastic opening tool.

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  5. Grasp the antenna connector with a pair of tweezers and gently lift it from its retaining clip on the logic board. Grasp the antenna connector with a pair of tweezers and gently lift it from its retaining clip on the logic board.
    • Grasp the antenna connector with a pair of tweezers and gently lift it from its retaining clip on the logic board.

  6. The two connectors may be coupled by a single adhesive tab. If this is the case, then they may detach as a pair. Disconnect the power button cable and audio control cable connectors from their respective sockets on the logic board.
    • The two connectors may be coupled by a single adhesive tab. If this is the case, then they may detach as a pair.

    • Disconnect the power button cable and audio control cable connectors from their respective sockets on the logic board.

  7. Remove the following screws securing the top cellular antenna to the rear case:
    • Remove the following screws securing the top cellular antenna to the rear case:

    • One 2.8 mm Phillips #00 screw

    • Two 1.6 mm Phillips #00 screws

  8. Use a pair of tweezers to grasp and remove the top cellular antenna out of the iPhone. During reassembly, make sure to place the small washer in the top left corner of the antenna assembly.
    • Use a pair of tweezers to grasp and remove the top cellular antenna out of the iPhone.

    • During reassembly, make sure to place the small washer in the top left corner of the antenna assembly.

Conclusion

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

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