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Old Jul 12, 2010, 04:09 PM   #1
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Arrow iPhone 4 screwdriver

Hi, can someone here tell me what size screwdriver I would need to unscrew the two screws at both sides of the 30 pin connector port?

I am going to order an oem white glass housing for my phone to customize it and I have also had alot of interest from friends and others for me to possibly do it on there phones aswell.

Thannks in advance
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Old Jul 12, 2010, 04:15 PM   #2
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They're small, similar to those found on glasses.
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Old Jul 12, 2010, 04:19 PM   #3
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Where are you going to order the oem white glass?
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Old Jul 12, 2010, 04:20 PM   #4
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They're small, similar to those found on glasses.

Thanks but i need the size. I think I'm going to go into the local rc model shop tommorow and see what they have.

Anyone else no the size I would be gratefull if someone could tell me

Btw they have some oem back glass housing on eBay for 10 shipped!!
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Old Jul 12, 2010, 04:23 PM   #5
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Where are you going to order the oem white glass?
I would like to change the back to white. I had a white 3GS but the iPhone 4 with a white front put me off slightly.

I think it will come in handy to have a spare around aswell incase one gets smashed. Mine is untouched at the moment but you cannot say without doubt an accident will happen.
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Old Jul 12, 2010, 04:24 PM   #6
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I think tts a TORX No. 5 or 6
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Old Jul 12, 2010, 04:26 PM   #7
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I would like to change the back to white. I had a white 3GS but the iPhone 4 with a white front put me off slightly.

I think it will come in handy to have a spare around aswell incase one gets smashed. Mine is untouched at the moment but you cannot say without doubt an accident will happen.
He asked 'where', not 'why', and I would also like to know where I can get an OEM replacement back for that cheap. I don't think you should be worried about the specific size. A watch/glasses screwdriver should work just fine.
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I think tts a TORX No. 5 or 6
Nope, just small eye glasses size (or even smaller) screws.
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Old Jul 12, 2010, 04:32 PM   #9
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He asked 'where', not 'why', and I would also like to know where I can get an OEM replacement back for that cheap. I don't think you should be worried about the specific size. A watch/glasses screwdriver should work just fine.
An oem one her for 9.99

http://wap.ebay.co.uk/Pages/ViewItem...0glass&emvcc=0

Search iPhone 4 glass on eBay it will bring up more cheaper or more expensive. There is one for 16.99 it's white oem including a screwdriver delivered
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Phillips 00.
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Phillips 00.
Thanks i did see somewhere it was a phillips zo so this is the closest I have seen.
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An oem one her for 9.99

http://wap.ebay.co.uk/Pages/ViewItem...0glass&emvcc=0

Search iPhone 4 glass on eBay it will bring up more cheaper or more expensive. There is one for 16.99 it's white oem including a screwdriver delivered
The link doesn't work, but are you sure it's the whole back assembly with the plastic housing, not just the glass, which is glued into the housing?
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Old Jul 12, 2010, 04:50 PM   #13
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The link doesn't work, but are you sure it's the whole back assembly with the plastic housing, not just the glass, which is glued into the housing?
Oh sorry I posted the link from the eBay wap site I'm using my phone atm. Please search iPhone glass on eBay it is advertised at 9.99 and is white oem.

I'm pretty sure from the pictures the white plastic is on the glass and it comes off together when you unscrew it from the phone.
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Old Jul 12, 2010, 05:00 PM   #14
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Old Jul 13, 2010, 12:48 AM   #15
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Its definitely not a philips screw head, you just need to look at it to see that. Its a five pointed shape which is a TORX, which is used by apple in nearly everything they make. Size would be a 5 or a 6 I would guess as I haven't got my TORXs at hand.

A philips screwdriver wouldn't work, you could try a flat headed precision screwdriver if you couldn't be bothered to get the correct one, however you might find it hard to get the right size.
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Old Jul 13, 2010, 01:15 AM   #16
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Phillips 00.
Yep. phillips 00 is the screwdriver of choice for most apple products.
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Old Jul 13, 2010, 01:19 AM   #17
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Its definitely not a philips screw head, you just need to look at it to see that. Its a five pointed shape which is a TORX, which is used by apple in nearly everything they make. Size would be a 5 or a 6 I would guess as I haven't got my TORXs at hand.

A philips screwdriver wouldn't work, you could try a flat headed precision screwdriver if you couldn't be bothered to get the correct one, however you might find it hard to get the right size.
No, it's a Philips. The pictures on Apple's site are wrong. They must have changed it for some reason...
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Old Jul 13, 2010, 01:22 AM   #18
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Got ya, ok Ta.
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Old Dec 4, 2010, 01:26 PM   #19
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The thing is that some iPhone 4's have two phillips type screws on the bottom and the newer ones and those that Apple repairs or opens have TORX screws on the bottom. If you take your phone into Apple and they open it they are replacing the Philips screws with TORX screws. This is an attempt to keep people from opening their phones.

What size philips ?

What size TORX ?

Any good tech will need both types of screwdrivers.

Any good source in the USA to buy these small drivers ?
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No, it's a Philips. The pictures on Apple's site are wrong. They must have changed it for some reason...
They could be philips OR torx. they apparently changed them recently to be torx, so older ones will be phillips, newer ones torx security.
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The thing is that some iPhone 4's have two phillips type screws on the bottom and the newer ones and those that Apple repairs or opens have TORX screws on the bottom. If you take your phone into Apple and they open it they are replacing the Philips screws with TORX screws. This is an attempt to keep people from opening their phones.

What size philips ?

What size TORX ?

Any good tech will need both types of screwdrivers.

Any good source in the USA to buy these small drivers ?
This is ********, you can find Torx screwdrivers pretty much everywhere where screwdrivers are sold. The only reason Apple might be replacing the screws with Torx screws is because they are easier to tighten and less prone to damage when screwing the screws manually.
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Old Dec 4, 2010, 02:44 PM   #22
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This is ********, you can find Torx screwdrivers pretty much everywhere where screwdrivers are sold. The only reason Apple might be replacing the screws with Torx screws is because they are easier to tighten and less prone to damage when screwing the screws manually.
This! Much harder to strip the torx screws. I hate phillips screws.
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Old Dec 4, 2010, 06:33 PM   #23
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These new screws are 5 sided not 6 sided like the regular torx that can be found everywhere.

Ifixit actually had to file down some flatheads to open the Macbook Air which uses similar 5 sided screws, see Step 5:

http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/MacBo...eardown/3745/1

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Old Dec 15, 2010, 05:42 PM   #24
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Iphone new 5 star screwdriver

I have purchased the one on ifixit for the mac air that claims to work for the IP4. Let me be the first to say that it is not the correct one. They refunded my money as soon as I let them know. This is a very small screwdriver that is not being manufactured by anyone yet. If anyone finds where to get it , please let me know. It is smaller than the t3 ones.. I also got some on ebay and they also were too large.
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Old Dec 15, 2010, 07:15 PM   #25
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It is a philips 00, I have changed all 6 iPhone 4's backs in our family with no problem...
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