5 - 30 minuten
My iPhone's home button started to malfunction after the phone got soaked from a sailing excursion with my friends. Miraculously, the phone kept working despite getting hit with huge waves of water for a half an hour. The salt water, eventually ,took its tole and my home button would erratically malfunction. Sometimes for hours, the button would not work and I would be stuck in whatever application I happened to be using at the time.
Before ditching the phone I decided to give iFixit a try.
The repair went great with the help of iFixit's instructions and tools. It took about 2 hours. I was very happy with the kit that I bought and how easy it was to purchase it. However, the kit did not include the critical philips head screw drivers for all of the iPhone's internal screws. I was expecting *all* of the tools to come with the kit. Fortunately I had my own philips screw drivers, so I was able to perform the repair without any delay.
Separating the front screen from the metal frame was the hardest step. The instructions made it look more simple than it really was. The plastic opening tool could not simply be inserted between the two parts to separate them. I had to push the screen from the backside to get the tool in-between the parts. Doing so was scary as I wasn't sure if I was going to damage something. Fortunately the phone works fine.
Flathead 3/32" or 2.5 mm Screwdriver
SIM Card Eject Tool
iPhone 4 Replacement Battery