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

50+ Available

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Install Videos

 

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 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.

My Fix

Ordered a new dock connector (which has the microphone attached) and smartphone repair kit and watched the video a couple of times and read the instructions a couple of times too. The battery needed some prying to get it out of the glue, and the home button ribbon cable is so tiny, it took a few tries to get it together properly. Also the main ribbon connector took some patience to get it seated properly. The whole process took about 30 minutes because I was being extremely slow and careful. SUCCESS!! It fired back up and now works perfectly. Although a bit daunting to start with, I now look back and it seems like the easiest thing to do. Great instructions - anyone can do this!

My Advice

Watch for plastic sheet tabs that have to be peeled off the new part.

Order the repair kit - it has all the tools you need and the little boxes for all the screws really help.

The home button ribbon cable is small and hard to see. It looks like it lays on top of the connector, but it actually slides into a minuscule slot on the side opposite the little pop-up clamp. Tweezers were a must.

Don't force the main ribbon cable connector back on. When it's carefully aligned it will snap into place and you'll know you got it right by the little click you'll hear.

My Problem

Iphone camera lens was blurry or scratched. It didn't take good pictures and that's a problem.

My Fix

Exchanged back panels with spare phone laying around

My Advice

Don't waste any time with anything else - just use IFixit!

My Problem

frequent glitches, frequently turned off, battery ran low quickly ( in 1-2 hrs)

My Fix

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.

My Advice

Yes. I ordered the iphone 4 liperation kit and the battery replacement kit, because I could not get an accurate description of the products and the online tutorial made it sound like you might need both kits if your iphone has the star headed screws. The battery replacement kit ended up having everything I needed and I spent 10 more dollars than needed for the liberation kit.

Overall - very satisfied to have a revived iphone

My Problem

speaker was not working.

My Fix

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.

My Advice

1. The screws are very tiny. Work in a well lighted area, also use magnifier glass if possible.

2. Be careful when loosening the screws. If you strip a screw, you are screwed!

3. Keep track of each screw you open.

4. There is a tiny black triangular spacer underneath the speaker. I didn't notice it's layout, while I was taking out the speaker. I ended up leaving it out during reassembly. My phone still works fine without it. It would be nice if the instruction shows a picture of the spacer's layout.

My Problem

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 to the rescue.

My Fix

After I got my kit, I removed the screws and opened my phone without a hitch. Fixed my problem (thanks YouTube) and was able to reinstall the original screws - saving the extra screws for the next emergency; I wouldn't want to be in that situation again.

My Advice

Don't waste time trying to dream up solutions that already exist. Don't bother driving 30 miles and waiting for the Apple store to open. Go to ifixit.com and find your solution, order it, relax and get your solution delivered to your door. Viola! Love ifixit.com!!!

My Problem

The display broke when the phone was dropped.

My Fix

The repair went okay thanks to the guide. It took about an hour and a half.

My Advice

Follow the guide step by step and you won't have any problems.

My Problem

The charging dock stoppped working on my son's iPhone 4s. Apple said they would exchange the phone for $199. I bought the dock and battery kit and replaced both. He also dropped it in the toilet. Not cool. While the parts were being shipped we kept the phone in rice.

My Fix

The instructions and photos were incredibly helpful. The repair went very smoothly. I used a sturdy guitar pick to pry certain parts loose. No issues after the repair. It charges just fine now. Saved $150

My Advice

Get some small containers and label from where you took which screws. Since there are at least 4 different size screws it is hard to keep them straight. have tweezers and a good light available.

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.