iPhone 5 or earlier iPhone 5s screen replacement

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TheSkywalker77, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. TheSkywalker77 macrumors 6502a

    TheSkywalker77

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    So I have an older iPhone 5s which has a ruined LCD. The colours are all messed up and the touch screen is done with. I've found a number of screen replacement kits on Amazon for great prices. My question is: will software cause the screen to respond weirdly? I've seen some articles that Apple put software into iOS that prevented some third-party screen replacements from responding. Is this still in iOS, or did they disable it in an update? If they did that's great for me as I can replace the screen for super cheap and have a second phone if needed.
     
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    I don’t think the 5S is affected. You do have to use your original home button if you want touchid to work though..
     
  3. TheSkywalker77 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    TheSkywalker77

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    Since it'll be a secondary phone Touch ID won't really be something I need. But I hope the 5s isn't affected.
     
  4. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68020

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    Just transfer your original home button to the new screen and it will work perfectly. It’s very easy to do
     
  5. TheSkywalker77 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'll be following a tutorial on YouTube so I'm pretty sure they'll cover that part.
     

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