You can use a knife to open a front panel
The Touch ID function will only work with your phone's original home button assembly. This replacement part does not include the home button. You will need to transfer the button assembly from your old display to retain Touch ID.
I, unfortunately, had a broken screen due to dropping the phone on concrete.
I ordered the display assembly replacement kit and received it nice and quick. However upon installing the screen, the auto brightness and home button did not work. Even though I swapped my original home button. I proceed . . .
Broken Screen and Digitizer
Follwed instructions exactly, had to figure out a way to get glass up with broken screen, used glue to stick suction cup to glass. There was some adhesive left from the old screen that made it hard to install the screen, removed adhesive and it fit perfect. After installat . . .
Dropped iPhone always = cracked LCD
Removed the old LCD and digitizer and swapped the new one from iFixt. It went very well.
I have decided to always buy the full assembly, that way I never mess up the ribbon cable, earpiece or camera and it takes less time to get the phone repaired. Keep the magnetic . . .
I dropped my phone and damaged the screen
The repair went very easily and quickly
I used a heat bag that you normally use for a sore body part to soften the home button glue.
Just take your time and don't force anything.
It's worth paying more for the ifixit part as there are no fitment issues and . . .