The iPhone 4 is repaired!

The replacement screen arrived for the shattered iPhone 4, and I have to say that it was a big challenge for me to accomplish the replacement, and I will go into details why:

Here is what the phone looked like before:


Pretty nasty! Now that I have replaced the screen, here is what it looks like now:


It looks as good as new! It looks like a brand new iPhone (from the front anyway) and definitely feels glossy and smooth.

The guide I followed for the replacement was from iFixit, and it was a very good, easy to read and understand guide. The full guide can be found here.

The only gripe I have with the guide is the reassembly process isn’t explained as clearly as the disassembly process. I did end up losing track of all the tiny screws, and ended up having one left over at the end! The phone functions fine though, so I don’t think it was that critical.

The iPhone works perfectly in almost every way, and there are a couple of issues with it that I have noticed. The first is that the screen doesn’t turn off when you answer a call, and I have hung up on somebody with my cheek. This isn’t a deal breaker though, I’ll just hold it away, but it means now I’m going to be constantly thinking about it when I’m on a call. From what I can tell from going online, this is a common issue.

I will be blogging about more issues, to do with my experiences with iOS as a user with an Android background, and also about any other issues that I may have.

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