How-To Fix an iPhone 4 Front Glass Digitizer Replacement Repair HD Tutorial

iPhone 4 repair Glass Screen

http://iphoneshopusa.com/iphone-4-repair-kits/132-iphone-4-repair.html If you have dropped your iPhone 4 and thinking about repairing it yourself then this video is for you! You can’t go wrong with this step by step HD tutorial. It will guide you from beginning to end. The most complete and best iPhone 4 dis-assembly and assembly tutorial on the Internet.

What you’ll need: iPhone 4 repair the glass screen

http://bit.ly/ieXA8P – iPhone 4 Printable Screw Organizer sheet
http://bit.ly/dXFPBO – iPhone 4 Complete front assembly LCD and Digitizer
http://bit.ly/haZeUJ – iPhone 4 Small Phillips and Flat Head Screwdriver
http://bit.ly/gkV765 – iPhone 4 Small Pentalobe Screwdriver
http://bit.ly/hYc3wQ – iPhone 4 Plastic Case Opener Tool
http://bit.ly/h2Dvyq – iPhone 4 Sim Tray Removal Tool

Instructions for iPhone 4 repair

This tutorial will work for the SIM card version of the iPhone 4

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Congratulations on your iPhone 4 repair!

 

 

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iPhone 4 Pentalobe Screws

Got Pentalobe Screws?

You’ll need a pentalobe screwdriver. These Proprietary Tamper Proof Five Point Screws on the bottom of the iPhone 4 are known as the “iPhone 4 pentalobe screws” and they were meant to keep you completely out of your iPhone. We got the solution for these special iPhone 4 screws. The iPhone 4 Pentalobe Screwdriver is the solution and is now available in the store. It’s important to know whether you have these screws or not before ordering your repair kit. You’ll want to compare the screws on the bottom of your iPhone 4 to the sample picture. If you need to repair your iPhone then you’ll want to be sure to check it out.

Do you have a Pentalobe Screwdriver?

Check your iPhone 4 for these new screws. It’s easy! If they match the picture then you’ll need the special screw driver. Fix your iPhone 4 yourself if it’s out of warranty and save. Don’t let these screws lock you out.

Enter the Pentalobe Screwdriver

Don’t confuse these new iPhone 4 screws with Torx screws, because they are definitely not Torx screws. They are a special rounded 5 star screw that can only be removed with a special iPhone 4 Pentalobe Screwdriver. We have them in stock. Visit our store and pick up a pentalobe screwdriver today.

How to Fix DiskAid iPhone Root Access Issue After Limera1n Jailbreak

Limera1n is the popular and easiest jailbreak tool for iPhone OS 4.1. However, some users have reported that DiskAid (or other iPhone file browser) does not recognize their jailbroken iPhone after using limera1n. This issue has been discussed around the various discussion forums. The limera1n developer, GeoHot, also mentioned this is a known issue but he’s not going to provide the fix.

So, why can’t DiskAid recognize your iPhone as Jailbroken after limera1n jailbreak? The reason is simple – your jailbroken iPhone misses a service that the iPhone file browser depends to access the root file system. That service is known as “afc2″.

To resolve the issue, you can simply install a fix called “afc2add” that is available from Cydia. Once installed, reboot your iPhone. That’s it! Now, try to connect your iPhone with USB and launch DiskAid or other file browser again. The file browser should be able to recognize your jailbroken iPhone and access the root file system.

As always, let us know if the fix works for you.

How To Fix an iPhone 3G / 3GS Broken Screen Glass DIY

Instructions

Things You’ll Need:

    Taking the iPhone apart

  1. Step 1

    Turn off the iPhone. Remove the SIM card by inserting a paper clip into the small hole at the top. Remove the two screws at the bottom. Push the suction cup onto the glass. Pull up to separate the glass.

  2. Step 2

    Three cables will hold the two pieces together. Remove the first two using a paper clip. The third is beneath a tab under the first two cables. The last cable should be pulled out gently.

  3. Step 3

    On the screen, remove six screws: two on one side, one on the bottom of the surface behind the glass, one visible on the other side and two under tape on that side.

  4. Step 4

    To remove the LCD, use a paper clip on the sides to hook the bottom corner that has a circle, and pull out.

    Removing the broken glass

  5. Step 1

    Using tweezers, remove the black tape behind the glass on each of the four edges.

  6. Step 2

    Use a hair dryer around the edges of the glass for about 5 minutes to heat the glue.

  7. Step 3

    Pry the glass from the plastic holder. Be sure to remove all the broken glass.

    Installing the glass

  8. Step 1

    Put the adhesive strips at the top and bottom of the plastic holder.

  9. Step 2

    On the new glass screen, remove all the film from the black bottom and top, leaving the protective film on the glass so no fingerprints will get inside. There will probably be two pieces of film on the black parts.

  10. Step 3

    Line up the glass with the holder, making sure the cable goes under the holder. When the two pieces match up, press down to stick the glass to the adhesive strips.

  11. Step 4

    Remove the film from the glass.

    Reassembly

  12. Step 1

    Put the LCD back in the holder with all the holes for the screws aligned. Press it in place. Replace all the screws.

  13. Step 2

    Press all the cables into place in the reverse order of their removal.

  14. Step 3

    Align the two pieces — the screen and the unit — and press them together with the holes lined up.

  15. Step 4

    Replace the screws and your SIM card.

Tips & Warnings

Resources

iPhone 3G vs 3GS Parts

iPhone 3G vs 3GS

If you’ve broken your iPhone 3G vs 3GS and contemplating on one the following scenarios think again:

“Why can’t I replace my broken iPhone 3G Digitizer and/or iPhone 3G LCD with a newer iPhone 3GS Digitizer and/or iPhone 3GS LCD, it has to be better, right?”

or

“Why can’t I replace my broken iPhone 3GS Digitizer and/or iPhone 3G LCD with an older and cheaper iPhone 3G Digitizer and/or iPhone 3GS LCD?”

Are the iPhone 3G vs 3GS parts the same?

Yes and no. On the screen connectors specifically, Apple slightly changed the connectors on the mainboard of the iPhone 3GS. In short, the 3G vs 3GS parts for the screen are not interchangeable.

iPhone 3G vs 3GS main board connectors pictured below

iPhone 3G vs 3GS

 

How to: iPhone 3GS repair front glass

iPhone 3GS Repair your broken screen

If your iPhone 3G screen is cracked, check first with Apple to see if your warranty covers the repair or a replacement. This repair can be difficult and should be attempted only if the image behind the glass screen is visible

With those precautions, repairing it yourself should cost about $45. This method by Lee Waterman received several positive reviews.

Difficulty: Moderately Challenging

iPhone 3GS Repair DIY Instructions

Taking the iPhone apart

  • Step 1

    Turn off the iPhone. Remove the SIM card by inserting a paper clip into the small hole at the top. Remove the two screws at the bottom. Push the suction cup onto the glass. Pull up to separate the glass.

  • Step 2

    Three cables will hold the two pieces together. Remove the first two using a paper clip. The third is beneath a tab under the first two cables. The last cable should be pulled out gently.

  • Step 3

    On the screen, remove six screws: two on one side, one on the bottom of the surface behind the glass, one visible on the other side and two under tape on that side.

  • Step 4

    To remove the LCD, use a paper clip on the sides to hook the bottom corner that has a circle, and pull out.

     

    Removing the broken glass

  • Step 1

    Using tweezers, remove the black tape behind the glass on each of the four edges.

  • Step 2

    Use a hair dryer around the edges of the glass for about 5 minutes to heat the glue.

  • Step 3

    Pry the glass from the plastic holder. Be sure to remove all the broken glass.

     

    Installing the glass

  • Step 1

    Put the adhesive strips at the top and bottom of the plastic holder.

  • Step 2

    On the new glass screen, remove all the film from the black bottom and top, leaving the protective film on the glass so no fingerprints will get inside. There will probably be two pieces of film on the black parts.

  • Step 3

    Line up the glass with the holder, making sure the cable goes under the holder. When the two pieces match up, press down to stick the glass to the adhesive strips.

  • Step 4

    Remove the film from the glass.

     

    Reassembly

  • Step 1

    Put the LCD back in the holder with all the holes for the screws aligned. Press it in place. Replace all the screws.

  • Step 2

    Press all the cables into place in the reverse order of their removal.

  • Step 3

    Align the two pieces — the screen and the unit — and press them together with the holes lined up.

  • Step 4

    Replace the screws and your SIM card.



Tips & Warnings

Resources