Where to buy Torx/allen key to open iPhone 4?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DeLoMan, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. DeLoMan macrumors regular

    Nov 6, 2008
    I had Apple replace my phone recently and I now have one of the 'tamper proof' screws on the bottom instead of a phillips head. Where can I buy the tool to remove this new screw? I've searched online and I have a feeling a lot of people are linking to the wrong tool. Any help is appreciated!
  2. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000


    Jun 16, 2008
    Yours has torx screws? Mine seems to just have a regular Phillips.
  3. DeLoMan thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 6, 2008
    The Apple store has started replacing them with torx to prevent tampering. Mine has one of each now.
  4. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000


    Jun 16, 2008
    Oh okay
  5. YanceyM macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2009
    Lowes,Home Depot, and Sears had them in the past. Give them a try.
  6. martiansoldier macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2010
    If you are talking about the enw iPhone 4 screws that have 5 lobes, then you will need a screwdriver listed here. I bought mine from this seller and it is a perfect match for the new iPhone 4 screws. Shipping took 3 weeks.
  7. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    Home Depot, Sears, iFixit or Amazon.
    I got my Torx's screwdrivers from Home Depot
  8. JD914 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2007
    Dutchess County NY
    Leave it to Apple to prevent you from opening up your own property and doing what you want with it. :rolleyes:
  9. DeLoMan thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 6, 2008
    That is exactly what I am looking for! To get the 5 lobed screw off the bottom of the phone. The versions that Lowes sells are not nearly small enough for this particular kind of screw.

    Thanks for the link!
  10. xtrem macrumors member

    Apr 22, 2009
    That kit does NOT fit the i4 with new pentagram screws. It ships with a torx (6 star) screw driver that does not fit..
  11. tahoeroscoe, Dec 19, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2010

    tahoeroscoe macrumors regular


    Apr 25, 2009
    I think sears may be your best bet as far as national retailers go. Maybe even radio shack?

    Sometimes you can find tool sets for electronics that come with very small screwdrivers/torx drivers etc. I found one at harbor freight but i don't think the torx drivers it came with would fit a screw that small. the size you want to look for is probably in the T1-T6 range for a torx screw that small.

    This looks like it should work http://www.amazon.com/Boxer-Pcs-4mm-Precision-Screwdriver/dp/B000FGQ1G6/ref=pd_cp_hi_3
  12. MistaBungle macrumors 6502a


    Apr 3, 2005
    Hmmmm, to prevent putting white face/backplates?????

    Oh Apple.
  13. iphonerepairmia macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2011
    you can buy iphone 4 torx 5 point on ebay

    look for "iphone 4 torx" (orange one)

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