You will not believe how easy this was! Seriously, Mr. bought a back from eBay for $4, no joke. He also bought a tool kit for about the same price.
|Doesn't this look almost like the original? Crazy right?|
This is my iPhone, can't even tell it's cracked can ya? But it made a funny crunchy noise when I pushed down on the back...not good right?
Take off the cover and this is what I got...crazy!
Here's how to fix it
Using the handy dandy took kit you just got, use the screw driver to take out the screws.
TIP #1: We use clear plastic cups to hold the screws. That way you can always seem them, and they won't roll away. Those things are small!
Take off the back
Tip #2: We (when I say we, I really mean Mr.) used gloves in case the glass shattered any more, we didn't want tiny shards of glass in Mr.'s hands.
You have to use a little bit of pressure, but the back does come off really easily.
Slip on the new backing and put the screws back in. That easy...I know right? Why are you paying someone $25+ to do something that takes minutes to do and is less then a $5 fix.
Okay so now onto the more complicated fix. The speaker. Literally you have to take out every single thing in your iPhone to fix the speaker. So of course do this at your own risk. Mr. followed this guy's tutorial.
See all those plastic cups holding the individual screw sets? Yep, also helpful for putting back together.
I don't have a step by step, it took him about an hour 15 minutes, but he said now that he knows how to do it, it would probably only take 20 minutes. So the next time I screw up my speaker, 20 minutes :) Oh and the speaker was about $5. The guy at the shop said it was a $40 fix...woo hoo for having a handy husband.
Now all Mr. has to do is replace the front screen and he'll have put together a whole iphone, hopefully that doesn't happen though. Fingers crossed, so far not even a year into it and I've broken it several times. Oops!
Hopefully you aren't as clumsy as I am with my phone and won't need this, but just in case...here's how to fix if you get your phone wet.
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