Introduction

Use this guide to remove all components from the rear case of your iPhone 7. This guide will show you how to remove speaker vents, button cables, and button covers so you can replace a dented or bent cover.

Opening the iPhone 7 will damage the waterproof seals on the display. If you do not replace the adhesive seals, your phone will function normally, but will no longer be water-resistant.

Before you begin, discharge your iPhone battery below 25%. A charged lithium-ion battery can catch fire and/or explode if accidentally punctured.
  • Before you begin, discharge your iPhone battery below 25%. A charged lithium-ion battery can catch fire and/or explode if accidentally punctured.

  • Power off your iPhone before beginning disassembly.

  • Opening the iPhone's display will damage its waterproof seals. If you do not replace the seals, your phone will no longer be water resistant.

  • Remove the two 3.4 mm pentalobe screws on the bottom edge of the iPhone.

Can anyone confirm 7/7P's pentalobe screws have a ring of seal near the screw head?

Cooper Chase - Reply

Heating the lower edge of the iPhone will help soften the adhesive securing the display, making it easier to open.
  • Heating the lower edge of the iPhone will help soften the adhesive securing the display, making it easier to open.

  • Use a hairdryer or prepare an iOpener and apply it to the lower edge of the iPhone for about a minute in order to soften up the adhesive underneath.

Attach a suction cup to the lower half of the display assembly, just above the home button. Be sure the suction cup does not overlap with the home button, as this will prevent a seal from forming between the suction cup and front glass.
  • Attach a suction cup to the lower half of the display assembly, just above the home button.

    • Be sure the suction cup does not overlap with the home button, as this will prevent a seal from forming between the suction cup and front glass.

The glass is completely cracked and the suction cup doesn't work because it gets air in between. any tip?

Display is glued and doesn't come off.

support - Reply

A wide, single strip of packing tape, well placed, will solve this for you. :)

Mimic44444 - Reply

Last comment works well. Thank you !

Using packing tape for a cracked screen should be included in the description in Step 3.

Cracked screen is most probably the reason you are replacing it.

Arni Benediktsson - Reply

Pull up on the suction cup to create a small gap between the display assembly and the rear case. Insert the flat end of a spudger into the gap. The watertight adhesive holding the display in place is very strong, and creating this initial gap takes a significant amount of force. If you're having a hard time opening a gap, rock the screen up and down to weaken the adhesive until you can fit a spudger inside.
  • Pull up on the suction cup to create a small gap between the display assembly and the rear case.

  • Insert the flat end of a spudger into the gap.

    • The watertight adhesive holding the display in place is very strong, and creating this initial gap takes a significant amount of force. If you're having a hard time opening a gap, rock the screen up and down to weaken the adhesive until you can fit a spudger inside.

This was SO hard for me to do with the spudger. I couldn’t get a gap to insert it because my phone was so cracked (even though I used tape on the front) to get a solid seal with the suction cup. I ended up taking a VERY thin knife and inserting it straight down to make the initial break that allowed me to insert the spudger.

jessica harlow - Reply

I’ve given up using a plastic spudger to try to open any of these phones. I use a metal one with a flat base and a very sharp end…close to a razor. As long as I’m careful, it won’t slip and scratch the base. It’s much easier than using these plastic spudgers.

mcr4u2 -

Im trying to get the screen off right now and my phone is not cracked and its still a pain

Jordon Johnson - Reply

Using a blow dryer was extremely helpful and using the suction cup towards one of the lower edges was also helpful

Jordon Johnson - Reply

Slide the spudger to the left along the lower edge of the iPhone. Twist the spudger to widen the gap between the display and rear case. Twist the spudger to widen the gap between the display and rear case.
  • Slide the spudger to the left along the lower edge of the iPhone.

  • Twist the spudger to widen the gap between the display and rear case.

Slide the spudger up the left side of the iPhone, starting at the lower edge and moving towards the volume control buttons and silent switch. Do not pry along the top edge of the phone, you risk damaging the plastic clips securing the display. Do not pry along the top edge of the phone, you risk damaging the plastic clips securing the display.
  • Slide the spudger up the left side of the iPhone, starting at the lower edge and moving towards the volume control buttons and silent switch.

  • Do not pry along the top edge of the phone, you risk damaging the plastic clips securing the display.

Insert the flat edge of a spudger into the bottom right corner of the device. Twist the spudger to widen the gap between the display assembly and the rear case. Slide the flat end of the spudger up the right side of the phone to break up the adhesive holding the display in place.
  • Insert the flat edge of a spudger into the bottom right corner of the device.

  • Twist the spudger to widen the gap between the display assembly and the rear case.

  • Slide the flat end of the spudger up the right side of the phone to break up the adhesive holding the display in place.

Pull up on the suction cup to lift up the display and open the iPhone. Do not raise the display more than 10º as there are ribbon cables along the right edge of the device connecting the display to the logic board.
  • Pull up on the suction cup to lift up the display and open the iPhone.

  • Do not raise the display more than 10º as there are ribbon cables along the right edge of the device connecting the display to the logic board.

do not pull up pull sideways it will brake

Riley Patterson - Reply

Pull up on the small nub on the suction cup to remove it from the front panel.
  • Pull up on the small nub on the suction cup to remove it from the front panel.

Slide an opening pick along the top edge of the iPhone, between the rear case and front panel, to break up the remaining adhesive holding the screen in place. Be careful not to damage the plastic clips on the top edge of the phone.
  • Slide an opening pick along the top edge of the iPhone, between the rear case and front panel, to break up the remaining adhesive holding the screen in place.

  • Be careful not to damage the plastic clips on the top edge of the phone.

Pull the display assembly slightly away from the top edge of the phone to disengage the clips holding it to the rear case. Open the iPhone by swinging the display up from the left side, like the back cover of a book. Don't try to fully separate the display yet, as several fragile ribbon cables still connect it to the iPhone's logic board.
  • Pull the display assembly slightly away from the top edge of the phone to disengage the clips holding it to the rear case.

  • Open the iPhone by swinging the display up from the left side, like the back cover of a book.

    • Don't try to fully separate the display yet, as several fragile ribbon cables still connect it to the iPhone's logic board.

I just broke the cable to the battery!

No Bama - Reply

same dude im such a freak lol omg haha

Aiden Polaski - Reply

Remove the following tri-point Y000 screws from the lower connector bracket:
  • Remove the following tri-point Y000 screws from the lower connector bracket:

    • Three 1.2 mm screws

    • One 2.4 mm screw

Ahhh shoot! accidentally ordered tri-wing vs tri-point (must have just looked for y000).. It seems they only did this to annoy repair folks because not everything is tri-point on the phone...

Steve - Reply

Just FYI, if you have an iFixit set with the PH000 you can use that bit to remove the Y000 if you're in a bind.

Colton Neifert - Reply

These screws just spin for me. They don't back out, but the heads aren't stripped either. I've tried applying backpressure to help lift the screws, but no luck

Jeff Hurst - Reply

dang im such a freak i messed my i phone device up badly

Aiden Polaski - Reply

The Y000 took out one of the screws but not the other 3. I even tried the PH000 as suggested but nothing.

dbright - Reply

What driver do I need to remove these screws i’m stuck

Nasser Nader - Reply

i cant use, the Y000 it isnt working.

joscarlos91 - Reply

Remove the lower connector bracket.
  • Remove the lower connector bracket.

my battery cable connector was stuck to the bottom of this metal bracket plate so be careful when you lift it off

Josh Martin - Reply

Use the point of a spudger to lift the battery connector out of its socket on the logic board. Bend the connector cable up slightly to prevent it from making contact with the socket and providing power to  the phone. Bend the connector cable up slightly to prevent it from making contact with the socket and providing power to  the phone.
  • Use the point of a spudger to lift the battery connector out of its socket on the logic board.

  • Bend the connector cable up slightly to prevent it from making contact with the socket and providing power to the phone.

Make sure the battery is disconnected before you disconnect or reconnect the cables in this step. Use a spudger or a fingernail to disconnect the two lower display connectors by prying them straight up from their sockets on the logic board. To reconnect these cables, press down on one end until it clicks into place, then repeat on the opposite end. Do not press down on the middle. If the connector is even slightly misaligned, the connector can bend, causing permanent damage.
  • Make sure the battery is disconnected before you disconnect or reconnect the cables in this step.

  • Use a spudger or a fingernail to disconnect the two lower display connectors by prying them straight up from their sockets on the logic board.

  • To reconnect these cables, press down on one end until it clicks into place, then repeat on the opposite end. Do not press down on the middle. If the connector is even slightly misaligned, the connector can bend, causing permanent damage.

  • If you have a blank screen, white lines on the display, or partial or complete lack of touch response after reassembling your phone, try disconnecting and carefully reconnecting both of these cables and make sure they are fully seated.

Remove the two 1.3 mm Phillips screws securing the bracket over the front panel sensor assembly connector. Remove the bracket. Remove the bracket.
  • Remove the two 1.3 mm Phillips screws securing the bracket over the front panel sensor assembly connector.

  • Remove the bracket.

Has anyone had trouble getting these two screws off? I’ve been working on these for about 10 minutes and the LEFT screw wont spin. It seems like the little PH000 screwdriver bit won’t even grip it. (The one of the right comes off, no problem)

It looks like I’ll have to pick this project up again with a screwdriver that will actually take off this piece.

Makana Sylva - Reply

The right screw kept spinning, tried different levels of force but didn’t work. I left the screw on and bent the shield to get to the cable.

s h - Reply

I used a #1 flat head tip to loosen.

Peter Pearson - Reply

Disconnect the front panel sensor assembly connector from its socket on the logic board. This press connector should also be reconnected one end at a time to minimize the risk of bending.
  • Disconnect the front panel sensor assembly connector from its socket on the logic board.

  • This press connector should also be reconnected one end at a time to minimize the risk of bending.

Remove the display assembly.
Remove the two 1.9 mm Phillips screws securing the barometric vent to the rear case.
  • Remove the two 1.9 mm Phillips screws securing the barometric vent to the rear case.

Remove the vent. Remove the vent.
  • Remove the vent.

Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the Taptic Engine connector from its socket on the logic board. Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the Taptic Engine connector from its socket on the logic board.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the Taptic Engine connector from its socket on the logic board.

Remove the three 1.6 mm Phillips screws securing the Taptic Engine to the rear case.
  • Remove the three 1.6 mm Phillips screws securing the Taptic Engine to the rear case.

Remove the Taptic Engine. Remove the Taptic Engine.
  • Remove the Taptic Engine.

Remove the Phillips screw securing the Wi-Fi diversity antenna to  the rear case:
  • Remove the Phillips screw securing the Wi-Fi diversity antenna to the rear case:

    • One 3.2 mm screw

Remove the following three Phillips screws securing the speaker to the rear case:
  • Remove the following three Phillips screws securing the speaker to the rear case:

    • Two 1.3 mm screws

    • One 2.0 mm screw

Use the point of a spudger to lift the two antenna cable connectors up off of the sockets on the logic board. Use the point of a spudger to lift the two antenna cable connectors up off of the sockets on the logic board. Use the point of a spudger to lift the two antenna cable connectors up off of the sockets on the logic board.
  • Use the point of a spudger to lift the two antenna cable connectors up off of the sockets on the logic board.

Hey may i ask…what is the use of both of the antenna cables?i just opened my iphone 7 plus and i found both of the cables are broken.if both of the cables are broken,what does it effect on my iphone?

Mohd Wazirul - Reply

Use tweezers to derout the antenna cables from their bracket on the logic board. Use tweezers to derout the antenna cables from their bracket on the logic board.
  • Use tweezers to derout the antenna cables from their bracket on the logic board.

Use tweezers to remove the antenna cables from the clip on the speaker. Make sure to grasp the cable near the clip in order to avoid damaging the cable.
  • Use tweezers to remove the antenna cables from the clip on the speaker.

    • Make sure to grasp the cable near the clip in order to avoid damaging the cable.

Use the tip of a spudger to slide the speaker assembly towards the logic board and off of the rear case. Use the tip of a spudger to slide the speaker assembly towards the logic board and off of the rear case.
  • Use the tip of a spudger to slide the speaker assembly towards the logic board and off of the rear case.

Remove the speaker.
  • Remove the speaker.

Insert a SIM card eject tool or a paperclip into the small hole in the SIM card tray. Press to eject the tray. This may require a significant amount of force.
  • Insert a SIM card eject tool or a paperclip into the small hole in the SIM card tray.

  • Press to eject the tray.

    • This may require a significant amount of force.

  • Remove the SIM card tray assembly from the iPhone.

    • When reinserting the SIM card, ensure that it is in the proper orientation relative to the tray.

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.

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

Remove the bracket.
  • Remove the bracket.

Use the pointed end of a spudger to disconnect the camera flash cable connector. Use the pointed end of a spudger to disconnect the camera flash cable connector.
  • Use the pointed end of a spudger to disconnect the camera flash cable connector.

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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.

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

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.

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

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

Remove the following Phillips screws:
  • Remove the following Phillips screws:

    • One 1.3 mm screw

    • One 2.2 mm screw

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

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

    • You can remove these using an iPhone Standoff Screwdriver Bit, but a small slotted screwdriver will work in a pinch.

    • During reassembly, you can use the tip of a spudger to get the standoff screw started.

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.

Use the point of a spudger to disconnect the lower cable connector. Use the point of a spudger to disconnect the lower cable connector.
  • Use the point of a spudger to disconnect the lower cable connector.

Remove the following screws:
  • Remove the following screws:

    • One 1.4 mm Phillips screw

    • Three 2.2 mm standoff screws

Use the point of a spudger to move the SIM card eject plunger out of the logic board's way. Use the point of a spudger to move the SIM card eject plunger out of the logic board's way.
  • Use the point of a spudger to move the SIM card eject plunger out of the logic board's way.

Use the flat end of a spudger to gently lift the battery connector end of the logic board up. Make sure you're not pulling against any cables. If you feel resistance, check all cables, connectors, and components are clear of the board.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger to gently lift the battery connector end of the logic board up.

    • Make sure you're not pulling against any cables. If you feel resistance, check all cables, connectors, and components are clear of the board.

Lift the battery connector end of the logic board and pull it up and out of the rear case. Be careful not to snag the logic board on any cables. Be careful not to snag the logic board on any cables.
  • Lift the battery connector end of the logic board and pull it up and out of the rear case.

    • Be careful not to snag the logic board on any cables.

Remove the 2.9 mm Phillips screw from the lightning connector.
  • Remove the 2.9 mm Phillips screw from the lightning connector.

Remove the spring contact from the lightning connector. Remove the spring contact from the lightning connector.
  • Remove the spring contact from the lightning connector.

What’s the purpose of this contact? Is it just a ground?

Joshua Muir - Reply

Remove the two 1.6 mm Phillips screws securing the lightning connector cable in place.
  • Remove the two 1.6 mm Phillips screws securing the lightning connector cable in place.

Remove the two stickers covering the screws that secure the lightning connector to the bottom of the rear case. Remove the two stickers covering the screws that secure the lightning connector to the bottom of the rear case. Remove the two stickers covering the screws that secure the lightning connector to the bottom of the rear case.
  • Remove the two stickers covering the screws that secure the lightning connector to the bottom of the rear case.

Remove the two 1.3 mm Phillips screws from the rear case.
  • Remove the two 1.3 mm Phillips screws from the rear case.

Use the pointed end of a spudger to separate the two microphones from the bottom of the rear case. Use the pointed end of a spudger to separate the two microphones from the bottom of the rear case.
  • Use the pointed end of a spudger to separate the two microphones from the bottom of the rear case.

Heating the lower edge of the iPhone will help soften the adhesive securing Lightning connector cable, making it easier to remove.
  • Heating the lower edge of the iPhone will help soften the adhesive securing Lightning connector cable, making it easier to remove.

  • Use a hairdryer or reheat your iOpener to heat the lower edge of the phone.

    • Wait for about a minute, allowing the adhesive to warm up before proceeding to the next step.

Starting from the middle of the phone, Slide an opening pick underneath the lightning connector to separate it from the rear case. Starting from the middle of the phone, Slide an opening pick underneath the lightning connector to separate it from the rear case. Starting from the middle of the phone, Slide an opening pick underneath the lightning connector to separate it from the rear case.
  • Starting from the middle of the phone, Slide an opening pick underneath the lightning connector to separate it from the rear case.

Continue to slide the pick towards the lightning connector to further separate the assembly from the rear case. Continue to slide the pick towards the lightning connector to further separate the assembly from the rear case. Continue to slide the pick towards the lightning connector to further separate the assembly from the rear case.
  • Continue to slide the pick towards the lightning connector to further separate the assembly from the rear case.

Continue to slide the pick underneath the lightning connecter assembly. Stop sliding the pick once it passes the battery.
  • Continue to slide the pick underneath the lightning connecter assembly.

  • Stop sliding the pick once it passes the battery.

Starting at the corner of the phone, slide the pick underneath the assembly towards the  lightning connector. Stop sliding the pick when it is reaches the lightning connector. Stop sliding the pick when it is reaches the lightning connector.
  • Starting at the corner of the phone, slide the pick underneath the assembly towards the lightning connector.

  • Stop sliding the pick when it is reaches the lightning connector.

Gently pull the lightning connector out of its hole on the rear case. Gently pull the lightning connector out of its hole on the rear case.
  • Gently pull the lightning connector out of its hole on the rear case.

Slide a pick below the lightning connector to further separate the lightning connector assembly from the rear case. Continue to slide the pick until the lightning connector assembly is no longer adhered to the rear case.
  • Slide a pick below the lightning connector to further separate the lightning connector assembly from the rear case.

  • Continue to slide the pick until the lightning connector assembly is no longer adhered to the rear case.

Remove the lightning connector assembly. Before installing or replacing the Lightning connector assembly: Use a plastic tool to scour any bits of adhesive residue from the rear case.
  • Remove the lightning connector assembly.

  • Before installing or replacing the Lightning connector assembly:

    • Use a plastic tool to scour any bits of adhesive residue from the rear case.

    • Make sure the Lightning connector assembly is correctly positioned so that the two white dots on the iPhone's rear case show through the two circular cutouts in the Lightning flex cable. If they don't, the flex cable will remain misaligned and you won't be able to reconnect it to its socket on the logic board.

A rubber gasket on the bottom of the Lightning connector protects your iPhone from liquid and dust intrusion. If you are installing a new Lightning connector assembly, you may need to carefully remove and transfer the gasket to the new part. The small adhesive patch on the bottom of each microphone also protects your iPhone from liquid and dust intrusion. For best results, replace the two adhesive patches before installing your Lightning connector assembly. The small adhesive patch on the bottom of each microphone also protects your iPhone from liquid and dust intrusion. For best results, replace the two adhesive patches before installing your Lightning connector assembly.
  • A rubber gasket on the bottom of the Lightning connector protects your iPhone from liquid and dust intrusion. If you are installing a new Lightning connector assembly, you may need to carefully remove and transfer the gasket to the new part.

  • The small adhesive patch on the bottom of each microphone also protects your iPhone from liquid and dust intrusion. For best results, replace the two adhesive patches before installing your Lightning connector assembly.

Use a pair of tweezers with blunt tips to peel back one of the adhesive strips on the lower edge of the battery. Use a pair of tweezers with blunt tips to peel back one of the adhesive strips on the lower edge of the battery.
  • Use a pair of tweezers with blunt tips to peel back one of the adhesive strips on the lower edge of the battery.

Use a pair of tweezers with blunt tips to peel back the other adhesive strip on the lower edge of the battery. Use a pair of tweezers with blunt tips to peel back the other adhesive strip on the lower edge of the battery.
  • Use a pair of tweezers with blunt tips to peel back the other adhesive strip on the lower edge of the battery.

Try to keep the strips flat and unwrinkled during this procedure; wrinkled strips will stick together and break instead of pulling out cleanly. Slowly pull one battery adhesive tab away from the battery, toward the bottom of the iPhone. Pull steadily, maintaining constant tension on the strip until it slips out from between the battery and the rear case. For best results, pull the strip at a 60º angle or less.
  • Try to keep the strips flat and unwrinkled during this procedure; wrinkled strips will stick together and break instead of pulling out cleanly.

  • Slowly pull one battery adhesive tab away from the battery, toward the bottom of the iPhone.

  • Pull steadily, maintaining constant tension on the strip until it slips out from between the battery and the rear case. For best results, pull the strip at a 60º angle or less.

    • The strip will stretch to many times its original length. Continue pulling and re-grab the strip near the battery if necessary.

Repeat the previous step for the second strip. Hold down the battery as you remove the second strip, or the strip may fling the battery when it separates from the case. If you removed both adhesive strips successfully, skip the next step.
  • Repeat the previous step for the second strip.

    • Hold down the battery as you remove the second strip, or the strip may fling the battery when it separates from the case.

  • If you removed both adhesive strips successfully, skip the next step.

    • Otherwise, if either of the adhesive strips broke off underneath the battery and could not be retrieved, continue with the next step below.

If you successfully removed both adhesive strips, move on to the next step. Otherwise, you will need to pry the battery from the rear case. Prepare an iOpener and apply it to the back of the rear case, directly over the battery. Alternatively, you can apply heat using a heat gun or  hair dryer.
  • If you successfully removed both adhesive strips, move on to the next step. Otherwise, you will need to pry the battery from the rear case.

  • Prepare an iOpener and apply it to the back of the rear case, directly over the battery. Alternatively, you can apply heat using a heat gun or hair dryer.

  • After about a minute, remove the iOpener, flip the phone over and use a plastic card to break up any remaining adhesive behind the battery.

    • Avoid bending the battery. Damage to the battery may release dangerous chemicals, and could start a fire.

    • Do not pry under the top third of the battery, you may damage the volume button ribbon cable.

Remove the battery from the rear case.
  • Remove the battery from the rear case.

  • When installing the battery, refer to this guide to replace your battery's adhesive strips.

Remove the following Phillips screws: Two 1.9 mm screws securing the power button.
  • Remove the following Phillips screws:

    • Two 1.9 mm screws securing the power button.

    • Three 2.3 mm screws securing the volume buttons.

Remove the following 1.3 mm Phillips screws: One screw beside the rear-facing camera
  • Remove the following 1.3 mm Phillips screws:

    • One screw beside the rear-facing camera

    • One screw on the rear case

From the outside of the phone, push the hold switch into the rear case with the point of a spudger. This action  will free the hold switch and gasket from the rear case.
  • From the outside of the phone, push the hold switch into the rear case with the point of a spudger.

  • This action will free the hold switch and gasket from the rear case.

Use a pair of tweezers to remove the rear-facing camera. Use a pair of tweezers to remove the rear-facing camera.
  • Use a pair of tweezers to remove the rear-facing camera.

Moving from power button side of the phone, use an opening pick to separate the adhesive holding the antenna flex cable to the rear case. Moving from power button side of the phone, use an opening pick to separate the adhesive holding the antenna flex cable to the rear case.
  • Moving from power button side of the phone, use an opening pick to separate the adhesive holding the antenna flex cable to the rear case.

Slide the point of an opening pick underneath the antenna flex cable towards the top of the phone, separating the remaining adhesive. Slide the point of an opening pick underneath the antenna flex cable towards the top of the phone, separating the remaining adhesive.
  • Slide the point of an opening pick underneath the antenna flex cable towards the top of the phone, separating the remaining adhesive.

Use tweezers to move the antenna flex cable away from the edge of the phone, freeing the screw bracket from the rear case. Remove the antenna flex cable.
  • Use tweezers to move the antenna flex cable away from the edge of the phone, freeing the screw bracket from the rear case.

  • Remove the antenna flex cable.

Remove the 2.3 mm standoff screw securing the flash bracket to the rear case.
  • Remove the 2.3 mm standoff screw securing the flash bracket to the rear case.

    • You can remove these using an iPhone Standoff Screwdriver Bit, but a small slotted screwdriver will work in a pinch.

Remove the flash bracket. Remove the flash bracket.
  • Remove the flash bracket.

Use the point of a spudger to gently unseat the flash module. Use the point of a spudger to gently unseat the flash module.
  • Use the point of a spudger to gently unseat the flash module.

Use the blade of a Halberd spudger to separate the adhesive holding the microphone to the rear case. Use the blade of a Halberd spudger to separate the adhesive holding the microphone to the rear case.
  • Use the blade of a Halberd spudger to separate the adhesive holding the microphone to the rear case.

Gently fold the power button module from the edge of the rear case. Gently fold the power button module from the edge of the rear case.
  • Gently fold the power button module from the edge of the rear case.

Slide the blade of a halberd spudger under the power button end of the button cable to separate it from the adhesive on the rear case. Continue to separate the adhesive by moving the blade towards the top of the phone. Continue to separate the adhesive by moving the blade towards the top of the phone.
  • Slide the blade of a halberd spudger under the power button end of the button cable to separate it from the adhesive on the rear case.

  • Continue to separate the adhesive by moving the blade towards the top of the phone.

Continue to move the blade of the halberd spudger underneath the power and volume control cable. Move slowly to make sure that the cable is not damaged during removal. Move slowly to make sure that the cable is not damaged during removal.
  • Continue to move the blade of the halberd spudger underneath the power and volume control cable.

  • Move slowly to make sure that the cable is not damaged during removal.

Slide the halberd spudger under the volume control portion of the button cable. Gently slide the blade underneath the cable towards the bottom of the phone, separating the remaining adhesive. Gently slide the blade underneath the cable towards the bottom of the phone, separating the remaining adhesive.
  • Slide the halberd spudger under the volume control portion of the button cable.

  • Gently slide the blade underneath the cable towards the bottom of the phone, separating the remaining adhesive.

Remove the power and volume control cable.
  • Remove the power and volume control cable.

Pull the clip towards the bottom of the phone and lift up to free it from the bracket. Pull the clip towards the bottom of the phone and lift up to free it from the bracket.
  • Pull the clip towards the bottom of the phone and lift up to free it from the bracket.

Remove the clip from the rear case. Remove the clip from the rear case.
  • Remove the clip from the rear case.

Push the lower end of the power button bracket up off of peg securing it. Push the lower end of the power button bracket up off of peg securing it.
  • Push the lower end of the power button bracket up off of peg securing it.

Pull the bracket from the rear case. Pull the bracket from the rear case.
  • Pull the bracket from the rear case.

Use the pointed end of a spudger to push the power button cover out of the rear case. Remove the power button cover.
  • Use the pointed end of a spudger to push the power button cover out of the rear case.

  • Remove the power button cover.

Pull the volume button clip towards the bottom of the phone to free it from the bracket. Pull the volume button clip towards the bottom of the phone to free it from the bracket.
  • Pull the volume button clip towards the bottom of the phone to free it from the bracket.

Pull the clip towards the top of the phone to remove it. Pull the clip towards the top of the phone to remove it.
  • Pull the clip towards the top of the phone to remove it.

Pull the volume button clip towards the bottom of the phone to free it from the bracket. Pull the clip towards the top of the phone to remove it. Pull the clip towards the top of the phone to remove it.
  • Pull the volume button clip towards the bottom of the phone to free it from the bracket.

  • Pull the clip towards the top of the phone to remove it.

Slide the flat end of a spudger underneath the bottom edge of the volume button bracket. Adjust the spudger so that it can move away from the rear case without contacting the protruding peg that is on the volume button.
  • Slide the flat end of a spudger underneath the bottom edge of the volume button bracket.

  • Adjust the spudger so that it can move away from the rear case without contacting the protruding peg that is on the volume button.

  • Rotate the spudger to pop the bracket off of the peg on the volume button.

Pull the bracket from the rear case. Pull the bracket from the rear case.
  • Pull the bracket from the rear case.

Repeat the procedure to remove the second volume button bracket. Repeat the procedure to remove the second volume button bracket. Repeat the procedure to remove the second volume button bracket.
  • Repeat the procedure to remove the second volume button bracket.

Use the pointed end of a spudger to push each of the volume button covers out of the rear case. Remove the volume button covers. Remove the volume button covers.
  • Use the pointed end of a spudger to push each of the volume button covers out of the rear case.

  • Remove the volume button covers.

Use the point of a spudger to push the left rubber speaker vent out of the rear case. Use the point of a spudger to push the left rubber speaker vent out of the rear case. Use the point of a spudger to push the left rubber speaker vent out of the rear case.
  • Use the point of a spudger to push the left rubber speaker vent out of the rear case.

Repeat the procedure to push the right rubber speaker vent out of the rear case. Repeat the procedure to push the right rubber speaker vent out of the rear case. Repeat the procedure to push the right rubber speaker vent out of the rear case.
  • Repeat the procedure to push the right rubber speaker vent out of the rear case.

Remove the 1.5 mm Phillips screw securing the grounding bracket.
  • Remove the 1.5 mm Phillips screw securing the grounding bracket.

Remove the grounding bracket.
  • Remove the grounding bracket.

Only the rear case remains.
  • Only the rear case remains.

Conclusion

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

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Scott Havard

Member since: 06/27/2016

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Great manual. I was successful in this repair but bought a rear case with small parts. Safes up a lot of work and time :)

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