How To: Fix your iPhone 4/3Gs/3G or iPod Touch: The Complete Guide

I got asked by a friend the other day, “Hey, do you know how to repair an iPhone 4? I dropped it and broke my screen.” I said, go on the interwebs. He looked at me with a daze and said, “I can’t find a good source. Do you know someone that will fix it?” Stunned, I told him to GO ON THE INTERWEBS because I know there are a ton of sites that give you step by step instructions for repairing your phone. That got me to thinking, there really isn’t a one-stop-shop (source) for all of this information compiled into one page. So as I sit here on my day off, I realize that this is something I can do without spending a lot of hours. So here it goes.

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Listed below you will find several sites and videos combined to give you the necessary information required to fix your iPhone 4/3G or iPod Touch.

iPhone 4:

This video below by DirectFix.com is a great ‘walk through’ of how to repair for your iPhone. DirectFix.com also provides the necessary parts and tools to repair your iPhone 4.

iFixit.com puts on complete how-to’s with step-by-step instructions on repairing almost all aspects of the iPhone 4. The guides are very easy to read and come with photos to walk you through the process. iFixit also has question areas if you get stuck or did something wrong through the repair process.

  • For the iPhone 4 on AT&T, you can go here.
  • For the iPhone 4 on Verizon, you can go here.
View a FULL list of .PDF repair instructions here.

iPhone 3Gs:

This video below by DirectFix.com is a great ‘walk through’ of how to repair for your iPhone. DirectFix.com also provides the necessary parts and tools to repair your iPhone 3Gs.

iFixit.com also has step-by-step instructions on how to repair the iPhone 3Gs screen (in addition to other tutorials). Head on over there to check it out here.

  • For the iPhone 3Gs on AT&T, you can go here.

iPhone 3G:

This video below by MissionRepair is a very good video showing you how to repair the screen of the iPhone 3G in about five minutes. It is a very simple video and you can just pause the video as you repair your phone. Make sure to have the proper tools and parts to repair your phone BEFORE you get started.

Again, if you want a step-by-step walkthrough, you can head on over to iFixit and read the 18 step guide.

For the iPhone 3G on AT&T, you can go here.

Here is another excellent guide to repair your iPhone 3G. It is in .PDF format. Click here to download.

Is your iPhone or iPod touch freezing up?

Then it needs to be restored. Check out this very simple video below that shows you how to restore your iPhone or iPod Touch.

 

iPod Touch repair

DigitalExpress provides and excellent video for repairing your iPod Touch 2nd and 3rd generation.

PDF Instructions for iPods:
iPod 3rd Generation Disassembly
iPod 4th Generation Disassembly 
iPod Mini Disassembly

 

 

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Need Apple Help?

For those of you seeking service questions or want to go directly to Apple, go here.

 

*We are NOT responsible if you brick your device or mess it up in any way or void your warranty with Apple. You do this at your OWN RISK.

Opinion: Why the iPad might remain the king of tablets in 2011

This is the short break before it all explodes folks. We are just weeks away from the explosion of Android tablets on the market as well as the Blackberry Playbook and whatever new WebOS tablet HP has in store. The general consensus is that the iPad will of course sell well, however the Android tablet market as well as the Playbook and WebOS tablets will eat into the iOS tablet market. Essentially this would put Android on top much like it has already done in the smartphone market due to sheer number of manufacturers producing tablets. And though I am not an analyst of any kind, I want to make a prediction. My prediction is that iOS tablets (iPad 1 and iPad 2) will remain the best-selling tablets, at least through 2011. Here is why.

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Watch out iPad, PalmPad Is Drawing a Bead

While it pains me to quote, credit, or otherwise refer to FoxNews, it appears as though they’ve got their hands on some rather tasty exclusive information.  It looks as though Palm (HP) is joining the rest of the mobile community and jumping head-long into the tablet throng with not one, but four PalmPad tablet devices.  According to Fox (shudder), Palm plans to unveil three of the four devices at CES 2011, the fourth of which is to be directed at University students will be announced at a later time.  Minor hardware differences will separate the four devices in the PalmPad line, hit the link to see what we know so far.

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[Daily duh] FL Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott calls Motorola Droid a Blackberry and then an iPad

When you have people trying to run for governor of a state and they don’t even know what kind of technology another person is using, let me tell you folks, that’s pretty damn scary to me. But I have to say that my favorite part in this debate is the actual break, where Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott, mistakes a Motorola Droid for a Blackberry, and then later an iPad.

So we can get notes? We can have people that work for us come give us messages? Watch…watch. Right there with a Blackberry.

First Alex, you say you always follow the rules,” he said. “The rule was no one was supposed to give us messages during the break, and your campaign did with an iPad or an iPod.

Verizon will begin selling iPads bundled with its MiFi wireless hotspots

Verizon Wireless announced today that it will begin selling iPads bundled with its MiFi wireless hotspots in stores on October 28. Verizon will offer WiFi iPads together with its MiFi 2200 hotspot — a device which lets up to five devices wirelessly connect to Verizon’s 3G network — for $630 (16GB iPad), $730 (32GB), and $830 (64GB). The MiFis will offer only one access plan at this point: $20-a-month for 1GB of data with no contract. In comparison, AT&T’s iPad data plans offer 200MB of data for $15-a-month, and 2GB for $25 monthly.

[via Verizon]

Yet another Jailbreak for New iOS Firmware 4.1 for all Devices with Limera1n (How to)

Bought a new apple device or just updated your device, that you wanted to jailbreak, but couldn’t because it had new firmware on it that couldn’t be jailbroken? Well now your wait is over. Geohot just released a new jailbreaking tool called Limera1n, which jailbreaks any iOS device, including the iPad (3.2.2 firmware). The current firmware by apple for iPhones and iPod touches is 4.1 and now could be jailbroken, also any previous versions, such as 4.0, can be jailbroken.
First download LimRa1n and Here is the video demonstration on how to jailbreak.

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Video Calling For iPhones and all iOS Devices and with Android Devices Together

Have you ever wanted to FaceTime with other iOS device that do not support Face Time? Well now you can, with an app called, Tango. With Tango, you create a simple account and you can video call with any iOS Device and the best parts of this app are; you can video call over your 3G connection and with Android devices too. You heard that right, there is the Tango app in the Android Market also. Which allows you to do video calls within the two platforms.
Now you can video call with Tango, available in the Apple App Store and the Android Market.

Flash on your iPhone? YES!

Every iOS user knows that the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad does not support flash content on the internet. We’ve all wanted it, but Apple refuses to add flash support to the iOS devices. Third party applications for jailbroken iPhones can support it now with a plug-in called Frash, but what if you do not want to jailbreak your iPhone? Or simply can’t jailbreak it as of now? Well here is the solution for flash on your iPhone. You don’t need to jailbreak your iPhone or do anything special. All you need to do is download, Cloud Browse, from the App Store.  Cloud Browse is a Firefox style browser, which means the browser is just like the one you would have on your Mac or PC.

In MobileSafari flash content does not open up, but in Cloud Browse, it opens up and plays the full flash content. It is not as clear as a desktop browser, but it gets the job done when you need to view flash on the go. There are pros and cons. Pros are that Cloud Browse loads flash content that all iPhone users want. It loads web pages faster than MobileSafari. Some cons are, It is not as smooth as MobileSafari, like scrolling pages. Also the content is not as clear on the screen.

Here is the review and comparison of Cloud Browse to MobileSafari

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Target to sell iPad starting October 3rd

Target has announced that it will start selling the Apple iPad October 3rd. Target will carry all 16, 32, and 64 gigabyte models in the WiFi and WiFi+3G versions. Now your probably saying, so what, another store to carry the iPad? Target is going to be a 5% discount on the purchase for an iPad when using there Target credit card. Most employees don’t even get discounts on Apple products and now they are giving the discount to the customer! Keep in mind the discount does not start until October 17th. Pretty big move by Target and I can see that helping them sell a lot while putting customers in credit card debt right for the holiday season. Anyone thinking about getting there credit card for that discount?

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iOS 4.2 Beta 1 now available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

Just released a couple minutes ago to Apple developers is iOS 4.2 beta 1. It is the first release of this iOS and a big release for the iPad adding many wanted features such as Folders, the new Airplay feature, and the big one Multitasking. I am sure many developers are excited to play with this and see how it goes with the iPad. Go get it!

http://developer.apple.com/

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