iPhone 4/4S Liberation Kit

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Product code: IF182-019-1

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iPhone 4/4S Liberation Kit

$9.95 Was $19.95
You save $10.00!

Product code: IF182-019-1

Product Overview

  • Replace your iPhone 4 or 4S's pentalobe screws with Phillips screws.
  • Show the world that you don't tolerate oppressed iPhones.

Contains:

  • 2 Phillips 3.6 mm iPhone 4/4S screws
  • 2.5" #00 Phillips Driver
  • 2.5" P2 Pentalobe Driver

Compatibility

Identify your iPhone

  • iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S with pentalobular screws

Product Details

  $9.95

 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

Sold as-is; no refunds or returns

50+ Available

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Replacement Guides

iPhone 4

Difficulty: Easy

iPhone 4S

Difficulty: Easy

 

Product Details

Why Liberate My iPhone? ¶ 

Removing the Pentalobe screws on the bottom of the iPhone and replacing them with Phillips screws accomplishes two tasks.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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What's a Pentalobe Screw? ¶ 

A Pentalobe screw is similar to a Torx—except that the points have a rounder shape, and it has five points instead of six. Apple’s service manuals refer to them as “Pentalobular” screws; contrary to what some folks may say, this is not a security Torx screw. Security Torx have a post in the middle. Apple would never use a real security Torx screw with a post for two reasons: they’re ugly, and the posts break off easily with screw heads this small.

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Why is it in my iPhone? ¶ 

Pentalobe screws are unique to Apple's hardware. In the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, they are used only on the outside of the phone, and they have one clear purpose: to keep you out of your iPhone.

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So, don't be fooled into thinking that you have to let Apple lock you out of your iPhone! Install these Phillips screws today, and look forward to a brighter, happier, liberated tomorrow.

 

Compatibility

iPhone 4
16 GB
32 GB
8 GB
iPhone 4 Verizon
16 GB
32 GB
8 GB
iPhone 4S
16 GB
32 GB
64 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

the battery would go dead all the time and that made me late for work

My Fix

repair went well except I dropped one of the new screws and was unable to find it so I had to re-use one of the five point screws.

My Advice

Do the repair on a white paper towel and have a magnifying glass handy. And tweezers.

My Problem

2 shattered screens and 2 underperforming batteries..

My Fix

The first screen took a LONG time.. Mostly because it was my first time in the guts of the iPhone..

Second time went much quicker, and easier..

My Advice

When you are at the step removing screws from the corners of the frame of the iPhone - just before you remove the display, go ahead and remove the headphone jack. Removing the jack makes replacing the corner screw next to it ever so much easier..

I also followed another users advice and used a separate small plastic container for each step of the process where something was removed, I then labelled the container so it was easy to go in reverse order to put back together.. The second screen, I already had labelled containers.

Lastly, get a good magnifying device , preferably mounted on arms,so you can more easily see all the tiny components you are dealing with.

My Problem

wifi and bluetooth were not functioning properly

both were greyed out

My Fix

went very well following the step by step directions and keeping the various screws and fasteners lined up and organized

My Advice

Take the time necessary to follow the instructions very carefully and you will successfully get the the non functioning bluetooth and wifi curcuits working again.

My Problem

Bluetooth and Wifi would not work.. reflow of the chip was necessary as there is a design flaw with the chip..or the assembly process

My Fix

following the step by step was simple and easy well documented. Used a larger heat gun and thermally protected the other chips on the logic board

My Advice

Take the time necessary and work precisely and the success and a fully functional IPhone 4s will be yours!

My Problem

Dead battery

My Fix

Very simple but not for folks with poor vision or shaky hands.. So don't attempt this with the DTs.

My Advice

Use a magnifying loop!

My Problem

Replaced back glass on iPhone 4S 32 GB

My Fix

Actual repair time was about 7 minutes. Of course, taking off the back glass is the first step for any other repairs one would do, so its the easiest repair of all. I also looked at the 4S tear-down guide, and I'm confident that if/when I need to go "all in" and replace the display that I can do that. My repair cost about $16 total (the back panel came from a 16 gig 4S that I have as backup). A retail repair would have cost about $70. Thanks to the crew at ifixit.com!

My Advice

Don't worry about chunks of glass falling off the panel once you get it loose. The glass is adhered to the black plastic panel that forms the edge bumper on the device. However, if you want to see how the glass and the plastic are put together, I strongly recommend safety glasses, as the very thin glass, if subjected to pressure, will pop off of the plastic panel.

My Problem

My phone consistently died- every concert I went to - I would take 2-3 pics and my phone would just die

My Fix

I was able to watch the video - and with a little patience easily replaced my battery - my phone lasts all day without a charge again! It is like a new phone!

My Advice

Just watch I the you tube video and you will have no problems

My Problem

Some unknown liquid (believed to be dish soap) was spilled on the phone and got into the microphone. The microphone thus stopped working.

My Fix

Following the online guide for speaker box replacement, I was able to get to the microphone and clean out the goop that gummed it up. That fixed the problem! I had to buy the necessary screw drivers, but other than that, the repair was free.

My Advice

The screws inside the phone are VERY small. They also use different sizes which to the naked eye, appear to be the same. Pay attention to where you removed each screw from and make sure it goes back into it's spot.

My Problem

My phone died, it was charged over night and sometime during the day the change rapidly dropped to 1 percent. I charged the phone on the computer and then using the wall plug. The phone charged and worked for 1 month before dying at the worst possible time. After charging using the wall plug for 4 days it began working again. I am hoping the battery replacement will fix this.

My Fix

The repair was straight forward, the wireless ground tab was difficult for me. My fingers are fat and it make the tab hard to replace. My eyes are old, using reading glasses made the job easier but a magnifying glass would have been better. After battery replacement I put the back cover on a and before putting in the screws I turned the phone on. The phone did not pick up my carrier until I plugged the phone into the computer.

My Advice

Put in capital letters, Plug phone into computer after installing battery or your carrier will not be picked up.

My Problem

Weak battery on Iphone 4, new battery came in quickly with all the tools required and repaired my phone.

My Fix

Super simple, the video on line helped. Fixed my phone in under 10 minutes!! I'm very pleased with the reluits.

My Advice

Order from I Fix it first!!