Introduction

This guide will illustrate how to use your snazzy new iPhone 5s Liberation Kit to replace your iPhone 5s Pentalobe screws with good ol' standard Phillips screws.

Phillips drivers are much more readily available, and the screws are less likely to strip, making all of your future repairs and modifications much easier and more accessible.

  1. Before we proceed, let's make sure you have the correct tools for the job. iFixit's iPhone 5s Liberation Kit includes:
    • Before we proceed, let's make sure you have the correct tools for the job. iFixit's iPhone 5s Liberation Kit includes:

      • One 5-Point Pentalobe screwdriver

      • One #000 Phillips screwdriver

      • Two 3.9 mm "Liberation" Phillips screws

    • Are you ready to break the shackles of hardware oppression and liberate your iPhone? Let's rock!

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  2. Remove the two 3.9 mm Pentalobe screws next to the Lightning connector.
    • Remove the two 3.9 mm Pentalobe screws next to the Lightning connector.

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    • Peel and remove the two 3.9 mm Phillips screws from the iPhone Liberation Card.

    • Be careful! Both the Phillips and Pentalobe screws are really small. How small? See for yourself, and be careful not to drop them!

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    • Insert the two 3.9 mm Phillips screws into the screw holes using the provided #000 Phillips screwdriver.

    • Huzzah! Your iPhone is now liberated from those pesky "Pentalobular" screws.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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