I followed almost all of the steps and had no problems. The only thing I did not do was heat up the phone to loosen the adhesive under the battery. I was able to pull the strips out no problem using slow even pulling force. Next time I would apply heat to make it even easier to remove the adhesive. I could have done the whole job without removing the screen but I would not recommend doing that as you could damage your screen or worse, tear the ribbon cables attached to the screen. Patience is key to performing all tech repair successfully.
I completed this guide and it went smoothly. The hardest part was installing new screen adhesive and removing and installing the home button onto the new screen without damaging it. Patience is needed to complete this without any problems. I notice a slight color difference between the OEM screen and my repacement screen. I took a phone call shortly after finishing my install and noticed that the new ear speaker does not sound good. It sounds like it has a lot of feedback, which my 2 year old oem speaker had none of.
This was the trickiest part of my screen replacement. Slim double sided adhesives always intimidate me because you only get one chance to line it up. I succeeded on my first attempt by following this guide and taking my time to line up the first edge as best as I could. The sides are the hardest part as they are very thin and I almost failed getting them lined up. Luckily I hadn’t pressed them down and was able to correct my alignment. Good preperation of the phone by removing the old adhesive completely and cleaning the area is my number one recommendation.