iPhone 4 Repair Guides

June 25, 2010 Hardware, Repair Guides, Site News — Miro

We’ve had the iPhone 4 in our hands for only a couple of  days, which happens to be just enough time to create a comprehensive set of repair guides! We hope you never have to use our guides, but we’ve got you covered if you do.

During our teardown, we investigated the repairability of the front and back glass panels. It turns out that you’ll be able to replace the back glass with little effort, but you won’t be able to replace the front panel without also replacing the LCD. The LCD, glass panel, and digitizer come as one unit in the iPhone 4, and they are inseparable without damaging the device. We’re going to keep investigating to see if there are some methods of separating the LCD from the rest of the front panel, but the “outlook [is] not so good,” so to speak.

The good news is that whatever goes wrong with your beautiful iPhone 4 — whether you crush the home button, damage the front-facing or rear-facing camera, or short out the iPhone logic board while taking a swim — you can fix it, and we can help.

Removing the rear panel

Replacing the rear camera

Replacing the front panel assembly

Replacing the logic board


  1. Finally Another masterpiece of apple. Ifixit Always Helps.

    Comment by Rene Hernandez — June 26, 2010 @ 2:33 am

  2. Hey where is my comment???!

    Comment by iNsuRRecTiON — June 26, 2010 @ 8:13 pm

  3. Where can I buy iPhone 4 parts, specifically the back glass panel.

    Comment by Andrew — June 27, 2010 @ 2:37 pm

  4. […] fonte de conhecimento para reparar todos os danos ilustrados na historinha que acabei de contar. Segundo eles, substituir a cobertura traseira é a tarefa mais fácil de todas; por outro lado, trocar a frente […]

    Pingback by iFixit disponibiliza gratuitamente manuais de reparo do iPhone 4 | MacMagazine — June 28, 2010 @ 12:51 pm

  5. Hey guys if it costs 188 bucks why doesnt someone just buy all the parts and assemble one ?

    Comment by Phil — June 28, 2010 @ 1:11 pm

  6. You mean the comment you made on the iPhone 4 teardown post?


    Comment by miro — July 2, 2010 @ 11:18 am

  7. Hi Phil,

    yep, sorry I was confused.. :)



    Comment by iNsuRRecTiON — July 5, 2010 @ 5:58 pm

  8. I need an idea on how to repair no wi-fi or greyed out wifi and no bluetooth problems on the iphone HD 4g. thanks.

    Comment by bman — September 9, 2010 @ 11:26 pm

  9. hi just wondering if the iphone 4g 32gb performs faster to the 16gb due to the additional memory?

    Comment by azurewolf — October 9, 2010 @ 4:00 am


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