I should have been more careful - the second cable tore off.
My own fault after having done this replacement about four times previously without any issues, I clearly got cocky and didn’t pay enough attention.
Be VERY CAREFUL and remember to unplug those cables. Don’t skip steps.
I’ve now had to order a replacement screen.
Hardest point for me was not having the exact tri-point screwdriver
(it’s one thing I fault Apple on, as it was unnecessary to have two types of screw on one cable).
I used standard Lighter Fluid (easily available in the UK) to remove the batteries, which was far less trouble than I thought it would be. ( I’ve used it before to remove sticky label residue, so, figured it would work).
Really useful guide, thanks for the tip on the 5w (5V - 1A) iPhone charger. Everything appears to be working!
If, like me, you didn’t have a P5 Pentalope screwdriver but did have one that fits an iPhone.
You can sand down the tip until it’s the right size.
This was oddly the hardest part. That Tri-Point screw just wouldn’t budge! I had to sand the end of the only Tri-point screwdriver I had in the end to get it to fit.
Thanks for the guide. Very helpful on two iPhones
For some reason i forgot to use the suction cup but was still able to open the phone without much difficulty (so don’t worry about needing iopeners etc. )
Of course one of my battery strips snapped, but with a bit of effort and pointed tweezers under the battery i managed to grab it after a few attempts and fully remove it.
Although you could do this without removing the screen, you will need to remove it to place a new sealant strip around the edge.