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Introduction

prereq only

  1. Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the rear-facing camera connector. Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the rear-facing camera connector.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the rear-facing camera connector.

  2. Remove the following Phillips screws securing the rear camera bracket to the rear case: One 1.3 mm screw
    • Remove the following Phillips screws securing the rear camera bracket to the rear case:

    • One 1.3 mm screw

    • One 2.5 mm screw

  3. Remove the bracket.
    • Remove the bracket.

  4. Use the pointed end of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the antenna bus connector, just left of the rear camera module. Use the pointed end of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the antenna bus connector, just left of the rear camera module.
    • Use the pointed end of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the antenna bus connector, just left of the rear camera module.

  5. Remove the two 1.2 mm tri-point screws securing the upper cable bracket.
    • Remove the two 1.2 mm tri-point screws securing the upper cable bracket.

  6. Remove the upper cable bracket. Remove the upper cable bracket.
    • Remove the upper cable bracket.

  7. Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the upper cable connector. Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the upper cable connector.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the upper cable connector.

  8. Remove the Phillips screws securing the Wi-Fi antenna: Three 1.2 mm screws
    • Remove the Phillips screws securing the Wi-Fi antenna:

    • Three 1.2 mm screws

    • One 1.7 mm screw

  9. Remove the top left antenna. Remove the top left antenna.
    • Remove the top left antenna.

  10. Remove the following Phillips screws:
    • Remove the following Phillips screws:

    • One 1.3 mm screw

    • One 2.2 mm screw

  11. Remove the bracket. Remove the bracket.
    • Remove the bracket.

  12. Remove the 2.2 mm standoff screw from the grounding bracket.
    • Remove the 2.2 mm standoff screw from the grounding bracket.

    • Standoff screws are best removed using an iPhone Standoff Screwdriver Bit and driver handle.

    • In a pinch, a small flathead screwdriver will do the job—but use extra caution to ensure it doesn't slip and damage surrounding components.

  13. Use tweezers to gently bend the logic board grounding bracket out of the way. Use tweezers to gently bend the logic board grounding bracket out of the way.
    • Use tweezers to gently bend the logic board grounding bracket out of the way.

Conclusion

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

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