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Battery would die anywhere between 10% and 30% charge.
It was alright. Tips from previous customers were far more helpful than the actual ifixit tutorials. Expecting things to be small and intricate, I was still surprised. I ended up breaking the old battery's connect strap by trying to pull it free. Could've been terrible should something have also happened to the new battery. Speaking of the new battery, the letters on the battery were kind of worn and used looking. I used a battery app (jailbreak) and it said 0 charging cycles so I am hoping that is true and I haven't been duped. I guess time will tell. The battery life does seem dramatically improved and my phone no longer dies unexpectedly.
Use these comments to find out the best tips! Far better than the tutorials provided by ifixit, which is strange.
- pull the screen off from the left hand side, not from the bottom! I almost broke the dame thing trying to fight with the screen until I saw someone suggesting to pull from the side of the screen. Came off with ease.
- do not pull the old battery out by the connection tab, I used the pry tool on the left side of the battery but other reviewers said the plastic tab underneath is the best way.
- be very careful when putting the screen back on, I bent the two of the three little tabs on the underside of the screen towards the top. I tried to pry them back and they just broke off. Doesn't seem to matter to much as the screen is tight now. I noticed they were bent after not being able to push the top portion of the screen into the phone all the way. Not sure how or when I bent them, I was very careful. I would suggest not separating the screen at all and just having someone hold it at an angle while you replace the battery.
- organize your screws by location and size. put them in small containers, if you drop them on the floor, kiss them goodbye.
- be careful with everything you do. Far too easy to mess it up.
- if you don't think you can handle this, then don't do it.