Iphone camera lens was blurry or scratched. It didn't take good pictures and that's a problem.
Exchanged back panels with spare phone laying around
Don't waste any time with anything else - just use IFixit!
Removing the Pentalobe screws on the bottom of the iPhone and replacing them with Phillips screws accomplishes two tasks.
It future-proofs your iPhone.
In the unfortunate event that your iPhone needs repair, you will be ready to make any repair necessary. Phillips screwdrivers are widely available, whereas Pentalobe screwdrivers are not. In situations where getting the battery out of the iPhone as quickly as possible matters—such as after dropping the iPhone into water—you will be all set.
It sends a message.
When people see your iPhone in all its liberated glory, they will know that you don't stand for restrictions on your hardware. You believe that repair choices should be up to the owner, that repair should be easy, accessible, and affordable.
frequent glitches, frequently turned off, battery ran low quickly ( in 1-2 hrs)
the repair went very well. the online tutorial was helpful. The tools in the iphone 4 battery replacement kit worked well. The replacement battery works fine. Charge lasts all day now.
Yes. I ordered the iphone 4 lipe . . .
speaker was not working.
It was mostly easy. Took me about an hour to do that. I could have done it in far less time, if I didn't strip one of the screws. I was able to do the replacement by skipping some steps.
1. The screws are very tiny. Work in a well lighted area, also use magnifier glass if poss . . .
My sink went rogue and started shooting water up to my ceiling. I was on the phone talking through the speaker and it was on the counter so I grabbed it to save it - wet hands, dropped phone, screen went black. Hours of trying to open my phone with nails and wires and earring posts - UGG - Ifixit . . .
The bottom microphone would only work intermittently so I could hear people who called me but after a few seconds, they could not hear me. Eventually, it stopped working altogether.
Ordered a new dock connector (which has the microphone attached) and smartphone repair kit and watched the video a coup . . .
My poor old battery would run down in 10 minutes, then recharge in 10 minutes, so I was tied to a charging cord, even in the car. The local battery store wants $40 for a new battery and another $40 to install it. Please.
The procedure took less time than writing this is taking. I did rip the tab off . . .
OEM battery at end of life
Still happy with my iPhone4. The Liberator kit and new Battery brought it back to "right out of the box new condition". After viewing the video, the battery swap took all of 5 mins. Conditioned the battery as instructed (drain to 10% then fully charge). Getting 48 hr batt . . .
My daughter's iPhone 4 battery needed replacing. We searched online and found iFixit. We watched the YouTube video and I thought that between my husband and myself, we could accomplish the task. We ordered the repair kit.
When the kit arrived, we were both busy so it sat on our dining room table f . . .