Introduction

Basic disassembly tutorial for iPhone X.

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Press the wake button and volume down button to turn off the phone. Press the wake button and volume down button to turn off the phone.
  • Press the wake button and volume down button to turn off the phone.

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Use the Pentaloble screwdriver to remove the charging port screws. Heating the phone with a heat gun will the phone easily to be opened. Use the Pentaloble screwdriver to remove the charging port screws. Heating the phone with a heat gun will the phone easily to be opened. Use the Pentaloble screwdriver to remove the charging port screws. Heating the phone with a heat gun will the phone easily to be opened.
  • Use the Pentaloble screwdriver to remove the charging port screws. Heating the phone with a heat gun will the phone easily to be opened.

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Undo 5 screws shown in the picture below with a triangle screwdriver Release the battery/LCD screen/digitizer/ear speaker connectors with a spudger. Release the battery/LCD screen/digitizer/ear speaker connectors with a spudger.
  • Undo 5 screws shown in the picture below with a triangle screwdriver

  • Release the battery/LCD screen/digitizer/ear speaker connectors with a spudger.

It’s an OLED screen, not LCD..

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Undo 3 screws and heating the flex cable with a heat gun, we can remove the ear speaker easily Undo 3 screws and heating the flex cable with a heat gun, we can remove the ear speaker easily
  • Undo 3 screws and heating the flex cable with a heat gun, we can remove the ear speaker easily

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Remove 2 screws and remove the metal plate, release the rear cameras connectors.
  • Remove 2 screws and remove the metal plate, release the rear cameras connectors.

Remove SIM card and tray.

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Release all connectors on the motherboard with a spudger Undo 3 screws on the mother board then we can take out the mother board.
  • Release all connectors on the motherboard with a spudger

  • Undo 3 screws on the mother board then we can take out the mother board.

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Undo 8 screws on the retaining plate then remove the plate Remove the loud speaker and the taptic engine. Remove the loud speaker and the taptic engine.
  • Undo 8 screws on the retaining plate then remove the plate

  • Remove the loud speaker and the taptic engine.

Remove 9th screw that hold small metal plate in place on top of the speaker connector.

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Pulling out 4 battery adhesives with a tweezers then we can remove the battery. Pulling out 4 battery adhesives with a tweezers then we can remove the battery.
  • Pulling out 4 battery adhesives with a tweezers then we can remove the battery.

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Heating the front facing camera with a heat gun will make it easily to be removed Heating the front facing camera with a heat gun will make it easily to be removed
  • Heating the front facing camera with a heat gun will make it easily to be removed

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Release 4 screws on the frame shown in the picture Heating the charging port flex  cable then we can remove it easily Heating the charging port flex  cable then we can remove it easily
  • Release 4 screws on the frame shown in the picture

  • Heating the charging port flex cable then we can remove it easily

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Release 7 screws on the Wi-Fi flex cable Heating the flex cable with a heat gun make it easier to be removed Heating the flex cable with a heat gun make it easier to be removed
  • Release 7 screws on the Wi-Fi flex cable

  • Heating the flex cable with a heat gun make it easier to be removed

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Release 3 screws on the power button Heating the flex cable with a heat gun then it can be removed easily Heating the flex cable with a heat gun then it can be removed easily
  • Release 3 screws on the power button

  • Heating the flex cable with a heat gun then it can be removed easily

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Conclusion

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

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Mandy

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excellent guide!!!

Andy Lee - Reply

The iPhone X assemble video: https://youtu.be/E5jyuxgpE_g

Mandy - Reply

What About the backside ? I heard that when the backside is shattered, it’s almost impossible to repair, because of the glue that holds the backside and parts together ?

avdk - Reply

Hi avdk, we don’t tear down the back glass but we will pay attention to this question. If there is a definite answer, I will reply to you .Thank you.

Mandy -

The back glass is heavily glued down, and sandwiched between the metal chassis and the rear camera cover (which are welded together). So far as we can tell, there is no practical way to replace the back glass. If it shatters, you’ll have to either live with it, or remove every component and replace the entire enclosure. If you take it to Apple, they will charge you for an out-of-warranty repair (roughly half the original retail price of the phone) and simply replace the entire phone. Check the teardown for some images of the back glass coming off.

Jeff Suovanen -

Where can I find your work surface? It looked really organized and had spots for your screwdrivers?

Mike Turrell - Reply

Hi Mike, you can get it in Etrade Supply. Here is the links you need:https://www.etradesupply.com/catalog/pro...

https://www.etradesupply.com/catalog/pro.... May this can help you!

Mandy -

What are the specs for each screw in the iPhone X?

David Ballantyne - Reply

is there any adhesive or glue needed during assembly? seems not needed, but why need heating when disassembly the LCD…? who can give answer? many thanks!

kevin - Reply

It need adhesive during assembly like battery adhesive, the digitize frame adhesive.

Mandy -

Hi, can you tell me where are located the liquid damage indicator? One is on the display assembly, I can not see the second.

thanks

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